Wednesday, December 10, 2014

January 2015 Friends and library programs

Civil War Veterans in Central Florida
Tuesday, January 6,  2 p.m.
Did you know that many Union Civil War veterans settled in Central Florida after the war?  Author and
Curator of the Lake County Historical Museum, Bob Grenier, will tell us about local veterans, from both North and South, who made their home in Central Florida.  Whether long term settlers or new arrivals, their fascinating stories are made vivid through Bob's words and pictures.

Diabetes Prevention
Thursday, January 8, 2 p.m.
JoAnn Maurice, a healthy living program coordinator with Volusia/Flagler YMCA, presents an information session that offers tips on preventing diabetes.  The program will show you how to lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity, two actions that can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Tuesday, January 13, 2 p.m.
Bring in your sick plants for care taking tips!  Master Gardeners from the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension will troubleshoot your roots and suggest a course of treatment for your ailing plants.

Friday, January 16, 2 p.m.
Please join us as guitarist Gladius presents an afternoon of Flamenco and Classical music.  Direct from south Georgia, Gladius will share his amazing talent with us.

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, January 15, 6 p.m.
Please join this new book club as they discuss Redshirts by John Scalzi.

Introduction to Beekeeping
Sunday, January 18, 2 p.m.
Learn about beekeeping by attending this informative presentation by Marlin Athearn, one of the Master Beekeepers with the UF Master Beekeeper's program.

The Book du Jour Book Club
Wednesday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.
The book club will be discussing Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.   All are welcome!

Women of the Bible:  The Good Girls and the Bad Girls
Friday, January 30, 2 p.m.
Please join us as Linda Gray Kelly presents this contemporary journey through the faith, trials, joys, and failures of these legendary women.  Linda is a director, producer, actor, costumer, and award-winning playwrite who has been featured in US News and World Report, PBS-TV, Boston Catholic TV, The Boston Globe, and the GrapeVine Magazine of Performing Artists.

Herb Gardening and Seed Swap
Saturday, January 31, 2 p.m.
The Helpful Hands Foundation is here to provide a brief history of herbs and to discuss the different types of herbs and the simplicity of herb gardening.  A mini seed swap is included in this presentation so please feel free to bring seeds as well as cuttings, clippings, bulbs, and tubers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

December Friends and library programs

Blood Pressure Seminar
Monday, December 1, 9:30am
Please join us as JoAnn Maurice, Healthy Living Coordinator at Volusia/Flagler YMCA, presents information about the importance of screening for high blood pressure prevention.

Jane Rosenbohm, Classical Guitarist plus Tyler Mountain Guitar Raffle
Tuesday, December 2, 2pm
Jane Rosenbohm is an accomplished classical guitarist with over 46 years of experience in Musical Arts whose passion and skill is an inspiration to many as she continues to educate and perform.  Jane's commendable repute has earned her teh Artsbridge Founder's Club Award for Artistic Excellence.  She will be performing songs from both the classical and modern eras.  As an added bonus, Ms. Rosenbohm and the Port Orange Library will be giving away a new Tyler Mountain acoustic guitar to one lucky audience member to be selected by a drawing.

Annual Jingle Bells Book Sale
Friday, December 5, 9am-4pm
Saturday, December 6, 9am-1pm
Stop by early for the best selection of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's, Puzzles, DVDs, and other wonderful surprises!

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Monday, December 8, 10am
Bring your sick plants and gardening questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic!  Master Gardeners from the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension will troubleshoot your roots and suggest a course of treatment for your ailing plants.

Old Fashioned Bird Feeder Tree Ornament Craft
Friday, December 19, 10am
Add a touch of nature to your holiday decor with an old fashioned bird feeder tree ornament.  Please call 322-5152 or come over to the information desk to register.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

December movies

Afternoon at the Movies (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

12/01/2014: Edge of Tomorrow, Rated PG-13, 113 minutes: Tom Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who is killed during a battle with alien invaders, and lives out the last day of his life over and over again.  Bill Paxton and Emily Blunt also star.

12/08/2014: Jersey Boys, Rated R, 134 minutes: Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Big Girls Don't Cry."  Clint Eastwood directs.  Rated R for language throughout.

12/15/2014: Hundred Foot Journey, Rated PG, 122 minutes: An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Helen Mirren stars.

12/22/2014: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Rated PG-13, 130 minutes: Ten years after a pandemic disease, apes who have survived it are drawn into battle with a group of human survivors. Gary Oldman, Keri Russel, and Andy Serkis star.

12/29/2014:When the Game Stands Tall, Rated PG, 115 minutes: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, and Michael Chiklis star.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

12/07/2014: I am Ali, Rated PG, 111 minutes: Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November movies

11/03/2014: Draft Day, Rated PG-13, 110 minutes: On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection, as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred.  Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Frank Langella star.

11/10/2014:The Fault in Our Stars, Rated PG-13, 126 minutes: Hazel and Gus share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn't perfect, love can still be extraordinary in this powerfully moving film based on John Green's New York Times best-selling novel.

 11/17/2014: Million Dollar Arm, Rated PG, 124 minutes: A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.  Jon Hamm stars.

11/24/2014: Maleficent, Rated PG, 97 minutes: A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.   Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

11/02/2014: The Short Game, Rated PG, 99 minutes: The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next phenomenon.

November Friends and library programs

Make and Take Adult Craft
Friday, November 7, 2014, 10am
Jazz up your holiday table with these nifty napkin ring holders.  Please call 322-5152  or come to the Information Desk to register.

Radio:  It Imprints Itself Onto Our Lives
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2pm
Join Dave Archard as he talks and tells stories about his lifetime career in the radio profession.  His career started at the end of the "Golden Age of Radio" and lasted well beyond the era of Rock and Roll.

Chef Warren Caterson
Friday, November 14, 2014, 2pm
Chef Warren is here to help with holiday food festivities.  Come learn how to put together quick, easy, and inexpensive hors d'oeuvres for your holiday parties.

Houston Gunn, Teen Entrepreneur and Author
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2pm
Houston Gunn is a 17-year-old entrepreneur, real estate investor, and musician on a mission to inspire other young people to take steps now to build successful futures.  Houston used money he earned from appearing in a TV commercial to make his first real estate deal at the age of 13.  The CEO he interviewed for a job-shadowing assignment during his freshman year in high school challenged him to write what became his first book, Schooled for Success--How I Plan to Graduate from High School a Millionaire.  
Identity Protection
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2pm
Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, personal banker Cody Mills provides important information about identity protection. 

Holiday Music and More with Organist/Vocalist Jonathan Brady
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2pm
Please join us for an afternoon of smooth music as Jonathan performs a wide variety of seasonal favorites to help us usher in the holiday season.  He'll also perform jazz standards and classic tunes from the twenties through the eighties. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

October movies

Afternoon at the Movies (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

10/06/2014: The Railway Man, Rated R, 116 minutes: A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.  Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star.  Rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence.
10/13/2014:Divergent, Rated PG-13, 139 minutes: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.  Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet star.
10/20/2014: Mom’s Night Out, Rated PG, 98 minutes: All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong?  Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, and Patricia Heaton star.
10/27/2014:  Godzilla, Rated PG-13, 123 minutes: The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.  Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston star.
Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

10/12/2014: Ida, Rated PG-13, 82 minutes: Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.  In Polish with English subtitles.

October Friends and library programs

Health and a Drug Free Body
Tuesday, October 7, 2pm
A discussion, presented by Dr. Terry Kahn, to raise awareness of natural health and our body's ability to heal and maintain itself.

Friends Book Sale
Friday, October 10, 9am-4pm and Saturday, October 11, 9am-1pm
Come and get the best deals around town and help support the Port Orange Regional Library!

Hearing Screening
Monday, October 13, 10:30am
Karen James of Connect Hearing conducts a free hearing screening and answers related questions.

All About Mortgages and Refinancing
Tuesday, October 14, 2pm
In this financial workshop, personal banker Cody Mills presents information on buying and refinancing a home.

Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop
Thursday, October 16, 2pm
JoAnn Maurice, YMCA Healthy Living Coordinator, teaches seniors to view falls as controllable, to set goals for increasing activity, to make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and to exercise to increase strength and balance.
Colonel Victoria Leignadier
Friday, October 17, 4pm
Medal recipient Colonel Victoria Leignadier speaks about her deployments in Kuwait and Iraq.

Country Singing Sensation Bobby Meeks
Sunday, October 19, 2pm
An afternoon of toe-tapping fun as Bobby Meeks sings the latest in country tunes as well as classic favorites.

Gluten, Wheat, and Fad Diets
Monday, October 20, 10am
Join registered dietician Jill Taufer to learn about healthy foods and proper nutrition.

Garald Farnham
Tuesday, October 21, 2pm
Garald performs Passing By, a touching and humorous story that the describes the journeys of a modern day troubadour.

Vietnam Today
Thursday, October 23, 2:30pm
Come and explore with traveler Eileen Fast as she shows you fascinating Vietnam.

The Aging Eye
Thursday, October 30, 2pm
Julienne Messmer from the Center for the Visually Impaired discusses the aging eye, eye conditions, and how to stay independent after vision loss.