FRIENDS OF COCOA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Serving the Cocoa Beach Community since 1955

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY ON MONDAY, MAY 29.

LIBRARY HOURS
Sunday 1 - 5
Monday 10 - 6
Tuesday 9 - 8
Wednesday 9 - 8
Thursday 10 - 6
Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 9 - 5

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May Art and Artists:

Main Library: Florida Surf Museum
Community Room: Al Bleakley's Photography
Display Case: Patrice Thomas' Jewelry

Cribbage Open Play
Thursdays at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

This group of card game enthusiasts meets weekly to play cribbage, a card game in which you group cards in various combinations to score points and use a cribbage board and pegs to keep score. If you can count to 15 - you can play cribbage! Drop in on Thursdays at the library to practice your cribbage skills, join games, make friends, and have fun! Last meeting before breaking for the summer is Thursday, June 1.

Spanish Class with Ms. Dolly
Saturdays at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Would you like to learn in a fun way? What about a foreign language? Now is the time! Join Spanish Classes with Ms. Dolly – this class is open to Adult Beginners. Cost is $5 per class. Please pre-register by phone or email: 321-266-0984 or bfdolly@gmail.com.

Bible Study for Beginners
Tuesdays, March 7 – July 25 at 6:30pm, in the Captain’s Room

Local resident Babette Kubota will lead this beginners’ course on Bible history and message. Please pre-register for this free course.

Free Friday Movies: Award-Losing Films
Fridays, April 14-June 9 at 3pm, in the Community Room

These nominees didn’t always go home with the gold, but each one shines in its own right. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served. No movie will be shown April 28, May 19, or June 2.
April 14: Fences (rated PG-13, 139 minutes)
April 21: La La Land (rated PG-13, 128 minutes)
April 28: No movie
May 5: Hidden Figures (rated PG, 127 minutes)
May 12: Lion (rated PG-13, 120 minutes)
May 19: No movie
May 26: Hell or High Water (rated R, 102 minutes)
June 2: No movie
June 9: Arrival (rescheduled date, rated PG-13, 118 minutes)

Meditation with Marylynn
Fridays, May 5-July 7 at 3pm, in the Captain’s Room

This group will practice meditation as a collective group of people who may or may not have previous meditation experience, and will share and discuss leading edge research and growing evidence supporting the strength of meditation and mindfulness practices that cultivate positive change. Please pre-register. Cost is $5 per session.

Draw N’ Art Space with Liz Scholder
May 10 & 24; June 7 & 21; July 12 & 26; August 9 & 23; September 6 & 20 at 9:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Build upon a foundation in Drawing, the framework of all visual arts, or enjoy trying a variety of media from paint to fabric. All lessons will be centered around a particular theme. Taught by local artist Liz Scholder. $30 for 4 classes, includes materials. Sign up for a 4-class commitment at a time; they do not have to be consecutive classes. Please register at the sign-up table.

Sea Turtle Preservation Society STERP
Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30pm, in the Community Room
Volunteer Registration begins at 4pm
This informational session will cover the basics of the Sea Turtle Emergency Response Program (STERP). This is a great opportunity to involve the entire family in Sea Turtle conservation. What do STERP volunteers do? When certain weather events occur in the fall, they walk the beach to search in the seaweed piles for trapped post hatchlings ("washbacks") in order to find and rescue them. The volunteers then transport the washbacks to designated drop-off locations. Volunteers educate the beach-going public on sea turtle's do's and don'ts. Register online or as a walk-in from 4-4:30pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 4:30pm.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Feeling tired and stressed? Discover how singing or chanting HU, an ancient mantra used by people of many faiths, can expand your awareness, help you experience divine love, heal a broken heart. Whatever your beliefs, anyone can benefit from this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Stop in to release inner tensions and gain insight, peace, and calm. Light refreshments and conversation follows. Everyone welcome!

Adult Grief Support Group
Thursdays, Beginning June 1 at 10am, in the Captain’s Room

This group is for any adult who is within the first year following the death of a loved one. It will be a safe and compassionate place for any grieving adult to express their feelings, understand what they are going through, and receive support from others who are experiencing the same thoughts and feelings. For more information, call Christy Taylor, LCSW, South County Bereavement Coordinator at 321-269-4240 or 866-269-4240 (toll free).

AARP Driving Course
Saturday, June 3 at 9:30am, in the Community Room

Refresh your driving skills and know the new rules of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. Call 321-635-9189 to pre-register. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Cash or check made out to AARP. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration. Bring a lunch.

Sustainability Made Simple Book Talk
Saturday, June 3 at 11am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Environmental experts Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn DeMates present readers with an optimistic yet realistic approach to sustainable living in Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact. This comprehensive resource introduces readers to the concept of sustainability and humanity’s growing impact on the environment, why it’s harmful, what steps government, companies, and other institutions are taking to help, and finally what individuals and families can do to make a difference. To some, it may seem as though issues like air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change don’t have a direct impact on their lives; however, Byrd and DeMates translate science-based evidence into easy-to-understand language to show how these big issues are linked to daily life and how working towards sustainability is an opportunity to do things better.

Card-Making Class with Donna Herring
Monday, June 5 at 10:30am, in the Captain’s Room
Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30am, in the Captain’s Room

This class will make 3 cards: a combination of birthday, expression of sympathy, and get well wishes. The class is suitable for beginners. More experienced card makers may learn a new fold. Cost is $10 per class. Please pre-register.

Protect Yourself from Fraud & Scams
Tuesday, June 6 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will give a free presentation on how to spot fraud and scams online and in the real world. Learn about different types of scams and how they work. This educational presentation will also show you ways to protect yourself from becoming the victim of a con artist.

Candlelight Yin Yoga Workshop
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:15pm, in the Community Room

Enjoy an introduction to Yin Yoga including a discussion on the philosophy and health benefits of Yin, and then experience the restoration for yourself amongst soothing candlelight. Yin yoga opens the deep connective tissues and fascia throughout your body with static, supported poses typically done on the floor. Every pose will be a journey to explore, while you move into a deeper state of surrender and renewal. This workshop will be led by Rochelle Scott, a 500-Hour Certified Hatha Yoga instructor who is Levels 1 & 2 Yin Yoga TT Certified. This is an all-levels class, perfect for those brand new to yoga and those who need to stretch safely. Please bring yoga mat, towel and water. If you have yoga blocks, a bolster or other yoga props, please bring them. Some yoga blocks and bolsters will be available to borrow. Cost is $5.

VNA Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30am, in Study Room 4

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is a Medicare certified home health agency that also provides community wellness services throughout Brevard. Stop by between 9:30am and 11:00am to have your blood pressure and glucose screened for free. This monthly clinic will be at the Cocoa Beach Library the first Wednesday of each month. Please fast from midnight the night before if you would like your glucose screened.

Educational Psychotherapy Program
Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Join Suzanne Eusebio, licensed psychotherapist, as she presents a method for repatterning or reprograming negative thoughts. Bring an idea/thought/belief you'd like to change. Worksheets will be provided. Please pre-register for this free program.

Local Author Marshall Frank
Saturday, June 10 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Local author Marshall Frank will be visiting the Cocoa Beach Library to promote his newest book, Amerikastan. Books will be available for sale and signing.

One-on-One Computer Help
Monday, June 12 from 10am-1pm, in the Captain’s Room

Get help applying for jobs online, downloading books and audiobooks to your computer or mobile device (phone or tablet), and using social media. We also provide assistance with setting up and using email, online searching, and answering simple Microsoft Office questions. We can't repair or set up your computer, but just about anything else, we will do our best to get you up to 21st Century speed. Bring your device or laptop. Visit the library and sign up for a 30-minute time slot and indicate the area and device with which you need help. Please call 868-1104 to cancel your appointment if you find you can no longer make it.

Beginner Longevitology Class
Tuesday, June 13 from 4-8pm, in the Community Room
Wednesday, June 14 from 4-8pm, in the Community Room
Thursday, June 15 from 2-6pm, in the Community Room
Longevitology is one of several healing modalities intended to adjust energy flow throughout the body to improve the body’s ability to heal itself. Master/Teachers Lin Tzu-Chen and Wei Yu-Feng travel throughout the world annually to teach Longevitology and open the students’ chakras to receive this universal energy. Students are taught how to use this energy to heal themselves and others of common ailments. Classes are offered free of charge. Please pre-register.

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, June 14 at 9:30am, in the Community Room
Paper artist Ree Nathan will help you give your greetings unique style. Create three elegant greeting cards with beautiful cardstocks and papers, stylish stamps, ribbons, and embellishments, and using special equipment to give your cards shapes and embossed textures. Cost is $10; all supplies provided. Register with Ree in advance by emailing reenathan@bellsouth.net or calling 321-961-2350. Enrollment is limited.

“Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?” Spiritual Exploration Class
Wednesday, June 14 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
Have you had what might be considered a spiritual experience? Maybe something from your childhood or maybe a dream? Join us to explore these experiences using Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook (complimentary copy provided to attendees). All are welcome to attend this open discussion to explore such things as meaningful dreams and coincidences, near-death experiences, or having a sense that you have lived before. Share your stories and learn spiritual exercises to help you find out for yourself what these experiences may mean. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EckankarinBrevard.

Intermediate Longevitology Class
Friday, June 16 from 2-6pm, in the Community Room
Saturday, June 17 from 1-5pm, in the Community Room
Sunday, June 18 from 1-5pm, in the Community Room
Longevitology is one of several healing modalities intended to adjust energy flow throughout the body to improve the body’s ability to heal itself. Master/Teachers Lin Tzu-Chen and Wei Yu-Feng travel throughout the world annually to teach Longevitology and open the students’ chakras to receive this universal energy. Students are taught how to use this energy to heal themselves and others of common ailments. Classes are offered free of charge. Please pre-register.

Health for Life: Natural Solutions Restless Leg Syndrome
Friday, June 16 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Are you experiencing tingling sensations in the legs and arms while sitting or lying down, especially at bedtime? Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will inform you about this common condition and how to get relief using natural solutions. Please register in advance for this free lecture.

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
Monday, June 19 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room
The Bead Ladies are here! Come join the ladies and make a beautiful piece of jewelry. We supply all materials and instruction necessary to make the piece in a 2 hour class. Cost is $15, and all supplies will be provided. To register, call Nancy or Normandie at 321-225-1394 or email at thebeadladiesarehere@gmail.com.

Free Friday Movies: Based on a True Story
Fridays, June 23-July 14 at 3pm, in the Community Room
These movies based on true stories show that truth is often more compelling and captivating than fiction. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
June 23: Sully (96 minutes, PG-13)
June 30: Florence Foster Jenkins (111 minutes, PG-13)
July 7: The Walk (123 minutes, PG)
July 14: Loving (123 minutes, PG-13)

Do It Yourself Book Cover Design Workshop
Saturday, June 24 at 2pm, in the Community Room

The Brevard Authors Society presents this FREE seminar for Do It Yourself Book Cover Design, created for ebook and print book covers. The design program is free, fast, and easy, and it combines readily available templates from Createspace, Photoshop, InDesign and other graphic programs. Seating is available on a first-come basis. Feel free to bring your laptop along so that you can get some hands-on experience.

Black Cow Jumps Theater
Tuesday, June 27 at 6pm, in the Community Room

Formerly known as Living Room Theater, Black Cow Jumps is immersive reality-based theater, uncovering relationships, philosophy and absurdity. Created by Banks Helfrich, this connective performance engages the audience in a sense of mischievous playfulness and stream of consciousness reflection. (Have you ever seen a black cow jump?)

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, June 28 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Feeling tired and stressed? Discover how singing or chanting HU, an ancient mantra used by people of many faiths, can expand your awareness, help you experience divine love, heal a broken heart. Whatever your beliefs, anyone can benefit from this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Stop in to release inner tensions and gain insight, peace, and calm. Light refreshments and conversation follows. Everyone welcome!

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Mondays, 11am, Overeaters Anonymous. This group meets each Monday in the Jane von Thron Room. For further information contact Tom M. at 321-784-8092.

Tuesdays, 10am, Writers' Workshop. New and experienced writers are welcome to these meetings in the Captain's Room. Call Eileen Callan at 240-362-6991 for more information.

Tuesdays, 4pm, Al-Anon Family Group. Friends and family of alcoholics meet every Tuesday in the Captain's Room.

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place June 13 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Wednesdays, 9am-4pm by appointment, Health Insurance Enrollment. Get help signing up for insurance through the ACA Healthcare Marketplace. For more info or to set up an appointment, contact Navigator Teri Rice at 321-544-1153 or email acanavigator22@yahoo.com.

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for May 31: If you are an immigrant and want to become a citizen of that country, should you have to accept and adapt to the cultural norms of that country?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place June 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. For more info contact Mary Lambert at 799-9286.

Thursdays, 1-4pm, The Watercolor Group. This social, non-instructive painting group is open to anyone with an interest in watercolors. Bring your materials and paint with fellow artists. For further information, contact Cathy Brion at 321-258-2011 or Jo Lincoln at 321-868-0163.

Fridays, 10am-1pm, Master Gardening Clinic. Master Gardeners answer questions about plants, pests, diseases, etc, in this open house held each Friday in the Captain's Room. Contact Marion Anderson for details at 321-784-1874.

4th Friday, 10am-12pm, Open House with Commissioner Jim Barfield in the Captain’s Room. Citizens of District 2 can address issues of concern with their County Commissioner. The next open house is scheduled for May 26.

1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10am, Longevitology Adjustments in the Captain's Room. Practice this simple laying-on-of-hands method intended to adjust or restore energy balance to help the body heal itself. The next meeting will take place on June 3 & 17. For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Mondays & Wednesdays, 1pm: Senior Fitness. This hour-long class taught by certified senior fitness instructor and personal trainer Polly Helm increases stamina, strength, energy, and balance. Please bring your own hand weights and water. Bands and chairs will be provided. Cost is $3 per class.

Thursdays, 12pm: Senior Flow with Katrina McMillen. Improve flexibility, feel serene and relaxed, and build strength through elements of Tai Chi, Pilates, and yoga in this class designed especially for seniors. Cost is $3 per class.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

Preschool Story Hour (Ages up to 5)
Tuesdays, June 6-July 25 at 10:15am, in the Community Room
June 6: Stop and Go
June 13: Home Sweet Home
June 20: What Pet Should I Get?
June 27: Hammer Time

Fun and Entertainment for All Ages
Tuesdays, June 6-July 25 at 3pm, in the Community Room
June 6: Build a Better World Through Architecture and Engineering – Diana Wehrell Grabowski, PhD, will show you how to use your imagination and critical thinking to design structures and contraptions using everyday recyclable items.
June 13: Always Anna – Come hear a fun performance of original acoustic tunes about animals and how to get along.
June 20: Under Construction Magic Show – Join the “Jolly Magicians,” David and Judy Cox, for a construction themed magic show.
June 27: Jiggleman – Join Jiggleman for a hilarious, interactive comedy, movement, and coordination show.

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Join us for individual and team projects and weekly building challenges.

Family Movie Time
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26 at 3;15pm, in the Community Room
June 7: Finding Dory (rated PG, 100 minutes)
June 21: Moana (rated PG, 113 minutes)
June 28: Trolls (rated PG, 92 minutes)

Make It Take It Craft Program (Ages 6 to 12)
Thursdays, June 8 – July 27 at 10:30am, in the Community Room
June 8: Community Helpers – Design your place in Cocoa Beach, make a community helpers flipbook, make a shrink art badge, make a doctors kit, open wide and make a big smile, make a chef’s hat, and make an orange sunshine treat.
June 15: Build It – Design your place in Cocoa Beach, go wild with a pipe cleaner challenge, plan and execute your cardboard design, assemble a museum, design your own architectural column, and enjoy a delicious fruit butterfly snack.
June 22: Operation Island Survivor – Creativity is when sleeping forces come alive. Please call the library at 321-868-1104 to sign up to join acclaimed children’s book illustrator Lindy Burnett to draw your survival story on a faraway island. This qualifies as a STEAMRollers event. Enrollment is limited.
June 29: Up, Up in the Air - Design your place in Cocoa Beach, create a nest for a bird friend, make a watercolor peace plate, craft a marshmallow constellation, make a birdie Kix snack, and make a hot air balloon.

Teen Craft Programs (Age 10 and up)
Thursdays, June 8 – July 27 at 2pm, in the Community Room
June 8: Veils of Light and Color – Overlapping film shapes create colorful compositions that look like stained glass.
June 22: Color Block with Miss Cindy – Join master crafter and our favorite librarian Cindy Heinig for a colorful design using bold lines and vivid blocks of color.
June 29: Elegant Earrings with Miss Cindy – What’s not to love? Make a pair for yourself or to give to someone special.

Wiggle Workout
Fridays, June 9-July 28 at 10:15am, in the Community Room
For toddlers, preschoolers, and their grownups: join us for a movement program of music, games, coordination, stretching, balance, and rhythm.

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