Tuesday, December 26, 2017

January Movies

No movies will be shown in January as the auditorium will be closed for NEA Big Read play series rehearsal.

We will resume showing movies in February.

January Friends and Library Programs

Tuesday, January 16 2 p.m.
Master Gardeners: Talk and Q&A

This month, Volusia County’s master gardeners will give a short talk on some aspect of gardening. They will also 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.

Wednesday, January 17 – 6 p.m.
Port Orange Regional Library Book Club
This month’s title is The Address by Fiona Davis.


Thursday, January 18 – 6 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Club
This month’s title is Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed.


Wednesday, January 31 – 2 p.m. & Friday, February 2 – 7 p.m.

The Prairie Prankster
Local playwright Karen Poulsen invites you to the Arcadia Bar and Grill Saloon, the 'ole stomping ground for Famed Florida Cowhunter, Bone Mizell, where he is always stirring up some fun and pranks for the local folks. Set in the late 1800s, the play features four talented and experienced actors who are familiar to audiences from Volusia and Flagler Counties. Ryan McNally has the best Yeehaw! of any character in Florida in his portrayal of Bone Mizell. Jeanna Carley returns for a third year to the NEA Big Read original play series as saloon owner Priscilla Ray Reed. Running from the charming Bone is Heather Beam as the sweet, but sassy Martha Kreider. Terence Van Auken always brings humor to the stage while doing his best to keep order as the town Sheriff who arrests Bone on a regular basis.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

December Movies

 Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.

The Buena Vista Social Club -- Adios
Sunday, December 3 - 2 p.m.

Rated PG, 110 minutes

Revisit with the remaining original members of the Buena Vista Social Club and explore their contribution to the unknown history of Cuba.

Churchill 
Monday, December 4 - 2 p.m.
Rated PG, 111 minutes
96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson star.

The Glass Castle
Monday, December 11 - 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 127 minutes
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson star.

December Friends and Library Programs

December 1 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and December 2 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friends of the Library Jingle Bells Book Sale
Shop early for the best selection!
 

December 4 - 10:30 a.m.
Monday Chair Yoga at the Library
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga program, beginner thru advanced.
 

December 5 - 2 p.m.
Irene Curran presents Charles Dickens
Come hear Irene Curran, retired teacher from Monroe Township, talk about the life and works of Charles Dickens, author of the classic masterpiece A Christmas Carol. Hope to see you there!


December 7 - 2 p.m.
 
“Home for the Holidays” presented by singing duo Meritt & Moreau.
Everyone is included as we celebrate the holiday season with Meritt & Moreau. Many of your holiday favorites are here... and much, much more... including an uproarious contemporary version of "The 12 days of Christmas", that will have you falling out of your seats with laughter!  Sensational performers, great music and wonderful comedy wrapped up with all the trimmings.  This is the holiday show you've been looking for.  So give everyone a special gift this season with... Home For The Holidays!
 

December 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Holiday Craft Bonanza!
Join us for a morning of crafting as we make a variety of Christmas ornaments.  Participants are invited to create one of each type of ornament.  Supplies will be provided


December 8 - 2 p.m. 
Comedy Magic with Todd Bogue 
Join us as magician Todd Bogue presents his hilarious magic show that has amazed audiences all over Florida. With his signature blend of humor and dazzling magic, Todd provides a unique performance based on audience participation that is sure to please everyone.

December 10 - 2 p.m.
Children’s Holiday Dance Performance
Join us as Legacy Dance Studio performs Holiday Classics featuring dancers ages 3-7. All ages are invited to this festive Holiday show!


December 11 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday Chair Yoga at the Library
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga program, beginner thru advanced. Please note: This will be the final date for Chair Yoga until February 2018.
 

December 19 - 2 p.m.
Master Gardeners: Florida Hollies 

This month, Volusia County’s master gardeners will discuss Florida Hollies.  They will also 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.

December 21 – 6 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Club
This month’s title is Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

November Friends and Library Classes

The library will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving

Monday Chair Yoga at the Library
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga program, beginner thru advanced.  This program repeats every Monday at 10:30 a.m.  Please note time change.

Thursday Tai Chi at the Library 
November 2 - 3:30 p.m. 
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a tai chi (Wu Style) program, beginner thru 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.  Please note time and date change.

Affordable Health Care Navigators and What They Can Do For You 
November 2 - 5:30 p.m. 
Navigator Susan Park is here to explain how Obamacare Navigators can assist you in obtaining health insurance.  Please note time change.

Caring for Bromeliads 
November 3 - 2:00 p.m. 
Jay Thurrott of the Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society will discuss the care of Bromeliads and take questions from the audience.

Thursday Tai Chi at the Library 
November 9 - 3:30 p.m. 
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a tai chi (Wu Style) program, beginner thru 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.  Please note time and date change.

Stressless Holiday Cooking—Enjoy Entertaining Without Succumbing to a Stroke 
November 10 - 2:00 p.m. 
Chef Warren Caterson will help you learn how to enjoy the holidays without spending all your time in the kitchen. Great ideas for appetizers and main course.

Thursday Tai Chi at the Library
 
November 16 - 3:30 p.m. 
Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a tai chi (Wu Style) program, beginner thru 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.  Please note time and date change.

Major Crimes Investigation presented by Sergeant Pagliari 
November 17 - 2:00 p.m.
Sergeant 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 VCSO 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.

Musical Duo Mountain Brew 
November 18 - 2:00 p.m. 
Join us as Andy and Sara Burr, husband and wife duo 'Mountain Brew' delight us with a mixture of pop standards, Americana and Irish tunes.

Master Gardeners: Garden Turf 
November 21 - 2:00 p.m.
This month, Volusia County’s master gardeners will discuss garden turf.  They will also 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.

Organist and Vocalist Jonathan Brady presents Holiday Music and More
 
November 26 - 2:00 p.m.
Please join us as for an afternoon of smooth music as Jonathan Brady performs a wide variety of seasonal favorites to help us to usher in the holiday season.   He’ll also include jazz standards of the 1920’s through the 50’s and classic and soft rock tunes of the 50’s through the 80’s.  Jonathan’s vocal style was inspired by Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Mel Torme.

Billy Mitchell, Father of the United States Air Force
November 28 - 2:00 p.m.
Every aviation and military history buff knows of Billy Mitchell. He is remembered as the father of the United States strategic bomber service, and for his famous court martial case.  But did you know that Mitchell helped organize and promote the first round the world flight expedition three years before Lindbergh flew? Author Spencer Lane recounts this four plane, 175 day flight, depicting the drama and obstacles overcome in this monumental effort. In addition to the actual events of the flight itself, Lane details Mitchell’s organizational efforts which made it all possible. He also provides an account of Mitchell’s life before and after this event and analyses his troubles with his superiors.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

November Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film. 

The Wedding Plan
Sunday, November 5th - 2pm 
PG, 110 minutes

A poignant and funny romantic comedy about love, marriage, and faith in life's infinite possibilities. Michal, blindsided by her fiance's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness. In Hebrew with English subtitles.

A United Kingdom
Monday, November 6th - 2pm 
PG-13, 111 minutes

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving, but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star.
(Rescheduled from 9/11/2017 due to Hurricane Irma.)

Paris Can Wait
Monday, November 13th - 2pm
PG, 92 minutes

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates. Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin star.

My Cousin Rachel
Monday, November 20th - 2pm
PG-13, 106 minutes

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin star in this adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier book.

Megan Leavey
Monday, November 27th - 2pm 
PG-13, 116 minutes
Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Kate Mara stars.

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!