Wednesday, December 19, 2018

January 2019 Friends and Library Programs

January 15 – 2 p.m.:  Container Gardening + Ask a Master Gardener. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and give a short talk about container  gardening. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up during the Ask a Master Gardener segment.

January 17 – 6 p.m.:  Science Fiction Book Club.  Please join us for a discussion of Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace.

January 24 – 2 p.m. and January 25 – 7 p.m.:  TA*DA!: Step right up, folks, and take a good look at our one and only “Sizzling Sideshow” from 1904! You’ll meet the fascinating “Talker” – Mademoiselle Marveline, Foley– a roustabout turned stumbling magician, and Elly– a ticket taker and anxious magician’s assistant. Watch as they attempt to learn the tricks of the trade from the amazing Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, who is known as the father of modern magic from the 1850s. This mismatched group of performers will attempt to entertain the audience after they discover that all the regular side-show performers have disappeared.

January 29 – 10 a.m.:  Paper Crafting Club. Calling all paper crafters! Join us for a morning of paper crafting with fellow creative minds. We will provide supplies for a simple craft, or bring your own projects to work on!

January 31 – 2 p.m.:  Friction Farm. Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems, each song is filled with harmony and hope.

January 31 – 5 p.m.:  Astronomy for Everyone– Size and Scale of the Universe. Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will share his passion for astronomy in this hands-on program. Patrons will learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders with activities and visuals. We will also venture outside to view the night sky through a telescope. This program is geared toward adults and kids ages 8 and up.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December Movies

December 2018 Movies

Sunday Cinema (Starts at 2 p.m.)

12/02/2018: It’s a Wonderful Life, Rated PG, 130 minutes: An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

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

12/03/2018: Crazy Rich Asians, Rated PG-13, 120 minutes: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

12/10/2018: Mission Impossible: Fallout, Rated PG-13, 147 minutes: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

The Great Courses: Beethoven (Starts at 2 p.m.)

12/09/2018: The Great Courses: Beethoven, Unrated, 120 minutes: Join us in December, Beethoven's birthday month, as we present two video lectures from the Great Courses series related to the connection between Music and History.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

December Friends and Library Programs

Monday Scrabble – 10 a.m.:  Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community. 

Mondays - 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi 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 but is cancelled on December 17th and December 24th  and December 31st.

December 4 – 2 p.m.:  Spayed Koolie. Please join us for a rolickin' hour of holiday tunes as Spayed Koolie makes their debut appearance at the Port Orange Regional Library, Tuesday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. We hope to see you there! 

December 5 – 10 a.m.:  Holiday Mugs with the Cricut.  Join us for a morning of crafting!  Space is limited.  Please call the library to register.

December 5 – 2 p.m.:  Dianne Jacoby presents “Martha Jane Pacetti and the Founding of Port Orange”. Stalwart Floridian Martha Jane Pacetti tells, in her earthy style, of her early struggles living in the primitive Florida of the 1800’s.  After marriage at 14 to a fisherman in his forties, her first home was made of driftwood.  She endured the Indian Wars and then the Civil War before selling land for the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse.  Martha Jane lived many adventures both tragic and amusing in rugged early Florida and she just loves to talk about it all!

December 6 – 2 p.m.:  Dr. Peggy McDonald Presents “Florida’s Female Pioneers.” Dr. Peggy McDonald, executive director of the Matheson History Museum, will examine some of the women who shaped the Sunshine State, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and May Mann Jennings.

December 7 - 10-12 p.m.: Veteran Services Fair - Are you a veteran of the armed services, or know one? Come to our fair and learn about some of the area organizations here to serve, support, and even entertain veterans and active duty members of the military.

December 9 – 2 p.m.:  From The Great Courses:  Beethoven. Join us in December, Beethoven's birthday month, as we present two video lectures from the Great Courses series related to the connection between Music and History.  In the first lecture, learn how the composer identified, almost mystically, with the figure of Napoleon. Grasp the highly personal meanings in Beethoven's Farewell Sonata, which depicts the departure and absence of the composer's aristocratic patron in the face of Napoleon's 1809 march on Vienna (46 minutes).   In the second lecture, Beethoven's conflicted feelings towards Napoleon come to life.  Learn how Beethoven came to compose Wellington's Victory, celebrating the British commander's triumph over the French at Vitoria (47 minutes).

December 11 – 10:30 a.m.:  Read and Discuss:  “More than Petticoats:  Remarkable Florida Women” by E. Lynne Wright.  Please join our book discussion about fourteen remarkable women who, before 1900, ran businesses, established towns, and worked to promote education, conservation, and tolerance, all in the intense heat and humidity of Florida before air conditioning! Stop by the Reference Desk ahead of the program to place a reservation on the book.

December 12 – 2 p.m.: The Lighthouses of Volusia County. Did you know that Volusia County had three lighthouses?  Most people only know the present Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, first lit in 1887. Prior to that there was a lighthouse built on the New Smyrna side of the Inlet.  At the same time the Army Corp of Engineers were busy building the 1887 lighthouse, they also built a lighthouse on the St. John's River in Astor.   Hear more about the fascinating history of the three lighthouses in this program presented by John Mann, Lead Docent at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
December 18 – 2 p.m.:  Protecting Your Plants from the Cold. Join us as UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share tips on protecting your plants from the cold.  Feel free to bring your questions and sick plants to the Ask a Master Gardener session, and celebrate the season with the included Plant Swap!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November Movies

Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the show.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
Wednesday, November 21st - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd - Closed.
Saturday, November 24th - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Sunday, November 4th - 2:00 p.m.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Rated PG-13, 94 minutes
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.
 

Monday, November 5th - 2:00 p.m.
Adrift

Rated PG-13, 94 minutes
A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Shailene Woodley and Sam Caflin star.

Monday, November 12th - 2:00 p.m.
Finding Your Feet

Rated PG-13, 111 minutes
On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.  Imelda Staunton and Timothy Spall star.
 

Monday, November 19th - 2:00 p.m.
The Seagull

Rated PG-13, 98 minutes
In the early 20th century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother. Elisabeth Moss and Saoirse Ronan star.

Monday, November 26th - 2:00 p.m.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Rated PG-13, 116 minutes
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.  Stars Lily James and Amanda Seyfried.
 

Sunday, November 11th - 2:00 p.m.
Day of Days

Rated TV-G, 56 minutes
They were the best the United States had to offer and on June 6, 1944 their nation sent them through the gates of Hell in Normandy, France.
 

Friday, November 9th - 10:00 a.m.
The Big Parade
Not Rated, 151 minutes
A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.


Sunday, November 18th - 2:00 p.m.
Great Indian Leaders and Nationsunrated, 110 minutes
Comprehensive history of six great Indian nations, dramatically filmed on location. Also includes the stories of four heroic Native American leaders: Geronimo, Quanah, Parker Chief Joseph and Crazy Horse.

November Friends and Library Programs

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Wednesday, November 21st - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd - Closed.
Saturday, November 24th - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday Scrabble – 10 a.m.: Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.
 
Mondays - 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga/Tai Chi program, beginner thru advanced. This program repeats every Monday.


November 1 – 2 p.m.: Ed Eisler presents “Pain Free Movement”.  Join us as Ed Eisler discusses how to use body mechanic principles to keep a neutral spine in everyday activities, and how this will lead to pain free movement.  He also discusses his top health solutions without drugs and their associated side effects.  This program is part one of Mr. Eisler’s Formula For Higher Functioning Health And Aging Series.


November 7 – 10 a.m.: Holiday Mugs with the Cricut.  Join us for a morning of crafting!  Space is limited.  Please call the library to register.

November 8 – 10 a.m.: Scratch Coding for Adults. Feeling left behind by your kids? Are your grandchildren talking about things you just don’t understand? Come to this coding program to learn the basics of drag and drop coding – just like what the kids are doing at school! Participants will discover how to code using Scratch by creating an interactive animation. Space is limited.  Please call the library at 386-322-5152 to register.

November 8 – 2 p.m.: “Ballad of America” presented by Don Meritt & Annette Moreau.  Please enjoy this Veterans Day musical salute featuring the greatest patriotic songs ever written, presented by Don and Annette with pride, reverence and honesty that touches every heart.

November 9 – 2 p.m.: Folk Singer Sofia Talvik. Swedish-born folk singer Sofia Talvik brings an unmistakably Nordic flavor to traditional Americana folk music. Sofia was the first Swedish female artist to perform at Lollapalooza and has performed multiple times at SXSW music festival in Austin. Her captivating music is a unique combination of her Scandinavian background and American musical experience. This will be a truly one-of-a-kind performance you do not want to miss!

November 13 – 4 p.m.: Holiday Green Screen. . Come pose in front of our Mobile S.T.E.A.M. Lab green screen for a holiday photo! You will be able to choose from a variety of backgrounds for a picture that you can give your family and friends. Feel free to bring props and dress up in any color except green! Families welcome!

November 15 – 2 p.m.: Ed Eisler presents “Adding Zip Through Improved Posture.” Learn how improving your posture can help prevent arthritis, degenerative diseases, and improve overall wellness.  This program is part two of Mr. Eisler’s Formula For Higher Functioning Health And Aging Series.

November 16 – 10 a.m.: PAINT-errific! Have you wanted to try painting but have been waiting for the right chance to get your bristles wet? Unleash your inner artist and paint in a relaxed atmosphere, no experience necessary! All materials are supplied, but space is limited. Registration is required.

November 20 – 2 p.m.: Master Gardener Plant Clinic. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.

November 27 – 10 a.m.: Paper Crafting Club. Calling all paper crafters! Join us for a morning of paper crafting with fellow creative minds. We will provide supplies for a simple craft, or bring your own projects to work on! 

November 27 – 2 p.m.: Jonathan Brady presents “Holiday Music & More”. 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.  

November 29 – 10 a.m.: Knitting Club: Calling all knitters (and fans of other fiber arts), we’ve started a knitting club! Socialize and share your wisdom! Everyone from never-held-a-needle-novice to advanced knitters are welcome. Feel free to bring your own projects, or use our yarn and needles during the program! 

November 29 – 2 p.m.: Ed Eisler presents “Plant Based Healing.” Learn how to improve health, vitality, energy, and lose weight using whole foods and without supplements.  Mr. Eisler also presents tips on mastering emotions and achieving goals.  This program is part three of Mr. Eisler’s Formula For Higher Functioning Health And Aging Series.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

October Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.
All films start at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 1
7 Days In Entebbe
Rated PG-13, 107 minutes
Israeli soldiers embark on a mission to rescue more than 240 hostages from an airport in Entebbe, Uganda, in the summer of 1976.  Rosamund Pike stars.

Monday, October 8
Ocean’s Eight
Rated PG-13, 110 minutes
Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala.  Sandra Bullock stars.


Sunday, October 14
A Paralyzing Fear: the Story of Polio in America
Not Rated, 89 minutes
This documentary film covers the history of polio in America, culminating in the polio vaccine.

Monday, October 15
Book Club
Rated PG-13, 104 minutes
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candace Bergen, and Mary Steenburgeon star.

Friday, October 19
The Brain Fitness Program
Not Rated, 60 minutes
Examines methods of utilizing the brain's neuroplasticity to increase mental agility, speed, and comprehension and to enhance brain function in later years.

Monday, October 22
Crooked House
Rated PG-13, 115 minutes
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.  Max Irons stars.


Friday, October 26
RX: The Quiet Revolution
Not Rated, 90 minutes
In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America from Maine to Alaska to introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice.

Sunday, October 28
Frankenstein: the Man Who Made a Monster (1931)
Unrated,  71 minutes
Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast.  Boris Karloff stars.

Monday, October 29
Mary Shelley
Rated PG-13,  120 minutes
The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.  Elle Fanning stars.

October Friends and Library Programs

 Please note: The Library will be closed on
Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th for Port Orange Family Days.

Monday Scrabble – 10:00 a.m.: Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.
 

Mondays - 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga/Tai Chi fusion program, beginner thru advanced. This program repeats every Monday.
 

October 3 – 10:00 a.m.: Paint Your Own Wine Glass. Join us as staff from Art Rageous Art Center demonstrate how to paint a unique design on a wine glass! Supplies will be provided and space is limited. Please sign up at the Reference Desk.
 

October 5 – 2:00 p.m.: The Dangers of Space. Celebrate World Space Week and Health Happens Week with Dr. John French of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. French, Professor of Human Factors and Systems, will discuss the real dangers of space travel for humans, the impact of the aerospace environment, and possible ways to fix these problems.

October 9 – 12:30 p.m.: The Truth about Sugar. Have you ever wondered why you crave sugar? Come learn "The Truth About Sugar" with Michelle Dudley, MAEd, RN, Certified Health Coach. Learn why you have cravings, what you can do about those cravings and how to kick the sugar habit and still experience sweetness in your life.
 

October 10 – 10:00 a.m.: You Were Made to Move.  Join Jo Anne Staley as she presents a body movement program utilized to improve everyday functioning as well as overall physical performance and athletic expression.  Jo Anne has a Level 2 Certification with the Original Strength Institute and notes that the program is suitable for “geriatric patients, Olympic and professional athletes, folks rehabbing from traumatic injury, and everyday people who want to move and age more smoothly and effortlessly.”
 

October 11 – 10:00 a.m.: Health Fair.  Join us a local businesses and organizations provide information related to your health.  Exhibitors include Eisler Therapeutics, Heart of Volusia, Port Orange Family Chiropractic, and more.
 

October 11 – 2:00 p.m.: Health Information @ Your Library. This informative class introduces attendees to the many Health related eResources available free from Volusia County Public Library.  Space is limited.  Please call the library at 322-5152 to register. 
 

October 16 – 2:00 p.m.: Master Gardeners. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.
 

October 18 - 2:00 p.m.: Know Your Fake News. Sasha Obama got expelled from where? President Trump said what? Confused by the articles your friends are sharing on Facebook? Join us as Stetson Professor of Journalism Jelena Petrovic, PhD teaches us how to sort fake news from real facts for ourselves.

October 19 – 2:00 p.m.: Health Happens Documentary--“The Brain Fitness Program”.  This documentary examines methods of utilizing the brain's neuroplasticity to increase mental agility, speed, and comprehension and to enhance brain function in later years.  Not rated, 60 minutes.

October 21 – 2:00 p.m.: Country Music Singer Bobby Meeks.  Please join us as Bobby Meeks performs country classics and original material.  You don’t want to miss this toe-tapping treat! 
 

October 23 – 2:00 p.m.: TED Talks: Technology.  Watch and discuss three short, thought provoking TEDTalks with moderator librarian Richard Burrow.  The videos shown will be:
-How Autonomous Flying Taxis Could Change the Way You Travel -- Rodin Lyasoff– (8:08)
-What We’ll Learn About the Brain in the Next Century – Sam Rodriques -- (13:31)
-The Mission to Create a Stretchable Database of the Earth’s Surface – Will Marshall -- (6:14)

October 25 – 10:00 a.m.: Knitting Club.  Calling all knitters (and fans of other fiber arts), we’ve started a knitting club! Socialize and share your wisdom! Everyone from never-held-a-needle-novice to advanced knitters are welcome. Feel free to bring your own projects, or use our yarn and needles during the program!

October 25 – 2:00 p.m.: America’s Historical Newspapers for Genealogy.  Librarian Richard Burrow explains how to use historical newspapers to find information about your ancestors.  Space is limited.  Please call the library at 386-322-5152 to register. 

October 26 – 10:00 a.m.: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association with tips from the latest research.

October 26 – Noon: The Great American Read Discussion.  Join Librarian Richard Burrow for a discussion of the titles on the Great American Read list.  Was your favorite on the list? Did your favorite win? Are there titles you think should have been included or excluded?  Which title did you vote for?  The Great American Read is an eight-part series on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).

October 26 – 2:00 p.m.: Health Happens Documentary—“RX: The Quiet Revolution”.  In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America from Maine to Alaska to introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice.  Not rated, 90min.

October 30 – 10:00 a.m.: Paper Crafting Club. Calling all paper crafters! Join us for a morning of paper crafting with fellow creative minds. We will provide supplies for a simple craft, or bring your own projects to work on!