Wednesday, September 20, 2017

October Friends and Library Programs


The library will be closed Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st for Port Orange Family Days

Monday Chair Yoga at the Library
Mondays at 10am
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga program, beginner through advanced. This program repeats every Monday at 10am. 

Stress, the Big Big Picture
Tuesday, October 3rd - 2pm

Stress is one of the leading causes of pain, illness, fatigue, and many other common maladies. Join us as Ed Eisler, local author, therapist, yoga instructor, and ergonomic specialist, presents simple self stress relief methods that you can use to improve your health. Mr. Eisler has over 20 years' experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and served as First VP and Sports Massage Team Coordinator for the Florida State Massage Therapy Association.

Maximize Your Health with VCPL's
Wednesday, October 4th - 10am
Join Librarian Kathryn Pase as she demonstrates the health-related eResources that are available through our website, volusialibrary.org.


Wednesday Tai Chi
Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a tai chi (Wu Style) program, beginner through advanced, including joint looseners, breathing exercises, Qigong, and form training. This program is good for weight loss, fall prevention, increased bone density, and increased overall muscle tone and stamina. This program repeats every Wednesday.


The Ten Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Thursday, October 5th - 10am

Worried that your memory lapses are the beginnings of Alzheimer's? In this informative and timely program, Damarys Melendez, Associate Director of Programs for the Alzheimer's Association, Central and North Florida Chapter, helps you to understand what to look for and what assistance resources are available to you.

Adult Coloring for Relaxation
Thursday, October 12th - 10am - 12pm
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own project!

Musical Group The PorchDogs
Friday, October 13th - 2pm
The PorchDogs have specialized in Louisiana Cajun and zydeco, swamp pop, and New Orleans R&B since 1992. They've had repeat or long-term engagements at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Bok Tower Gardens, and other theme parks, and they regularly perform at the Florida State Fair, at the Iron Horse Saloon during Bike Week and Biketoberfest, and at many other festivals, fairs, and community events around Florida and beyond. Friday, October 13th at 2pm, they'll be here as a Louisiana Cajun and zydeco trio playing guitar, squeezebox, and fiddle. We hope to see you there!

Country Singing Sensation Bobby Meeks
Sunday, October 15th - 2pm
Come join us for a blast to the past with County Music Singer Bobby Meeks!  Performing cover songs by Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Sr., Elvis Presley, Alan Jackson and many more.  Bobby will also be performing his original songs….which will prove that he is pure country at its best!
Master Gardeners Plant Clinic: Controlling Garden Pests
Tuesday, October 17th - 2pm
Volusia County’s master gardeners will share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.  Master gardeners are volunteers who answer gardening questions at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, present horticultural classes to community groups, and staff information booths at fairs and garden shows. For more information about the county’s Master Gardener Program, call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778. 

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, October 19th - 6pm
Join us for a discussion of City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. The Science Fiction Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6pm in the Computer Lab.

Irene Curran presents Edgar Allan Poe



Tuesday, October 31st - 2pm
Come hear Irene Curran, retired teacher from Monroe Township, talk about Edgar Allan Poe - she will discuss how his turbulent life affected his writing with an emphasis on his poetry. Hope to see you there!

October Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film. 

A Quiet Passion
Monday, October 2nd - 2pm 
PG-13, 125 minutes

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. Cynthia Nixon stars.


Things to Come
Sunday, October 8th - 2pm 
PG-13, 102 minutes

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. Isabelle Huppert stars. In French with English subtitles.
Everything, Everything
Monday, October 9th - 2pm
PG-13, 96 minutes
A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door. Amanda Stenberg and Nick Robinson star.

Gifted
Monday, October 16th - 2pm
PG-13, 101 minutes

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. Chris Evans stars.

The Circle
Monday, October 23rd - 2pm 
PG-13, 110 minutes
A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all humanity. Emma Watson and Tom Hanks star.

The Mummy
Monday, October 30th - 2pm 
PG-13, 110 minutes
An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. Tom Cruise stars.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

September Friends and Library Programs


The library will be closed on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.

Wednesday Tai Chi
Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a tai chi (Wu Style) program, beginner through advanced, including joint looseners, breathing exercises, Qigong, and form training. This program is good for weight loss, fall prevention, increased bone density, and increased overall muscle tone and stamina. This program repeats every Wednesday. 

Peculiar Persons in Florida History
Friday, September 8th - 2pm
Zach Zacharias, the senior curator of education and curator of history at The Museum of Arts & Sciences leads this entertaining talk featuring many of the famously peculiar people found in Florida's history, including their crazy plots to make a fortune! Learn about Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, Prince Achille Murat, who made Florida his permanent home after he was exiled from France. Also featured will be crazy cowboy Bone Mizell, soldier of fortune William Agustus Bowles, Denys Rolle of Rolles Town and many more! 

Major Crimes Investigation
Saturday, September 9th - 2pm
Sergeat A.J. Pagliari, supervisor of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Major Case Unit will speak about the experiences he has had while investigating cases for the VSCO Crimes Scene Unit and the Cold Case Squad. Sergeant Pagliari has investigated or supervised over 100 incidents pertaining to Major Cases, some of which have resulted in perpetrators being sentenced to life in prison for the crimes they committed. 

Monday Chair Yoga at the Library
Mondays at 10am
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga program, beginner through advanced. This program repeats every Monday at 10am. 

Adult Coloring for Relaxation
Thursday, September 14th - 10am - 12pm
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own project!

Linda Gray Kelley presents: Dr. Blackwell
Friday, September 15th - 2pm
Actress Linda Gray Kelley performs as Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first American woman doctor. After being rejected by all the leading medical schools, Miss Blackwell was accepted by Geneva Medical College where she graduated first in her class in 1849. As the first woman doctor of medicine in the modern era, Dr. Blackwell became a social activist for women and children and went on to start her own medical school for women in New York City. This will be Linda Gray Kelley's final performance before retirement, so don't miss this opportunity to see her in action!

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic: Fertilizers
Tuesday, September 19th - 2pm
Volusia County’s master gardeners will share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.  Master gardeners are volunteers who answer gardening questions at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, present horticultural classes to community groups, and staff information booths at fairs and garden shows. For more information about the county’s Master Gardener Program, call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778. 

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, September 21st - 6pm
Join us for a discussion of Night Watch by Terry Pratchett. The Science Fiction Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6pm in the Computer Lab.
 
Pressed Flower Craft
Friday, September 22nd - 10am
On this first day of fall, preserve a bit of summer with this pressed flower craft. Space is limited, so please call the Information Desk at 386-322-5152 to register.

The Surprising World of Coffee CANCELLED

Friday, September 22nd - 2pm
From its rich, complex history to its amazing health benefits, discover how coffee can support a healthy body, a healthy community, and a healthy planet. Also, learn how to prepare the perfect cup, and how to creatively showcase its culinary versatility. Presented by Chef Emily Mabe of Debbie's Health Foods, and Nick West, owner of Copperline Coffee and Cafe. Free taste samplings provided. 

Period Silverware and China Demonstration and Lecture
Tuesday, September 26th - 2pm
Please join us as local collector Jim Houpt recreates the world of Victorian Dining in our auditorium! View places settings of the era and hear about the origins of a variety of china pieces. You may even encounter a Victorian lady or two!