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May Art and Artists:

Main Library: Rick Piper's Paintings
Community Room: Cocoa Beach Library Youth Summer Program
Display Case: Bob James' Stained Glass

Free Friday Movies: Adventure Awaits
Fridays, July 1-August 5 at 3pm in the Community Room

Prepare yourself for adventure! These movies feature daring feats, courageous globetrotters, and edge-of-your-seat action. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Friday, July 1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, PG-13, 136 minutes.
Friday, July 8: No movie today.
Friday, July 15: Romancing the Stone, PG, 106 minutes.
Friday, July 22: Raiders of the Lost Ark, PG, 115 minutes.
Friday, July 29: O Brother, Where Art Thou?, PG-13, 107 minutes.
Friday, August 5: Jurassic Park, PG-13, 127 minutes.

Science with Omar
Thursdays, June 2 – July 7, 10:30am-12pm in the Jane von Thron Room

Have you ever been curious about space and the world around you? Interested in physics, but don’t want to deal with all the math? Sign up for Science with Omar to learn about physics and astrophysics! This class will introduce physics and astrophysics in a way that anyone can understand – no complex formulas needed. Get ready to impress your friends with your new knowledge of the universe! Ages 14+ and adults. Class is $5, please pre-register.

Conversational French: Classes for Beginners
Tuesdays, June 28 – August 2, 10:30am-12pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

These classes will help you understand the basics of conversation in the French language by helping you with pronunciation and teaching you verbs, vocabulary, and adjectives to describe common scenes and scenarios. Taught by Omar Charbanou, an experienced instructor and native French speaker. Cost is $5 per class. Please register in advance.

Longevitology Adjustments
Saturday, July 2 & 16 at 10am, in the Captain’s Room

Longevitology is a simple laying-on-of-hands method intended to adjust or restore energy balance to help the body heal itself. Learn to do adjustments for each other and for those who need help outside of the class. If you have attended Longevitology classes before, you will be able to practice what you've learned during these sessions. All are welcome to attend! For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.

Mayor Tim Tumulty
Wednesday, July 6 at 6pm, in the Community Room

During this Open House session, Cocoa Beach Mayor Tim Tumulty will take questions and discuss topics of interest to the local community.

Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, July 6 from 6-7:30pm, in the Captain’s Room

Join the latest trend in relaxation - adult coloring books! Coloring isn’t just for kids; studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps relieve stress. We will provide coloring pages designed especially for adults, colored pencils, and markers, but feel free to bring along your own books and supplies if you prefer.

Commissioner Williams – Discuss The Future of the Building Height Limit
Saturday, July 9 at 10am, in the Community Room

This meeting will discuss the question: What is the future of Cocoa Beach's building height limit? Hear a presentation from Guest Speaker Commissioner Skip Williams and a panel discussion with invitees from the local community. Open to the public. Let your voice be heard!

Spanish Class with Ms. Dolly
Saturdays, July 9-30 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. Please pre-register by phone or email: 321-266-0984 or Cost is $5.

The Truth About Hypnosis
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:15pm, in the Community Room

Terry Gurley is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. She will be at the Cocoa Beach Library to help people make positive and lasting changes in their lives. Learn about the myths and misconceptions about hypnosis, the close relationship between thinking and physiology (the Secret Language of Feelings), the Model of the Mind and why using your conscious mind alone is not the best (or easiest) way to make changes, and how to use your mind to more easily make positive changes in your life (lose weight, stop smoking, etc.). Terry will also be providing a group hypnosis session following the talk. Please pre-register for this free program.

Art Space with Elizabeth Scholder
Wednesday, July 13-August 10 at 9:30-11:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Each week students will create an art project based on an aspect of history or culture. Art Space 3 will deal with inner and outer space: cosmic and microscopic topics. Come have fun learning with us, and leave each day with such projects as handmade prints, weavings, and relief paintings! Liz will demonstrate and guide you through the projects. $40.00 for 5 weeks, includes materials for class.

Handmade Greeting Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, July 13 from 9:30-11:30am, in the Captain’s 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 or calling 321-961-2350. Enrollment is limited.

Eckankar Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 13 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Is the Soul eternal? What happens when we die? Why reincarnation? Gain insights on these and other questions for a deeper understanding of life after death and coping with loss of loved ones. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Life After Death booklet by Harold Klemp (provided free of charge to attendees) as well as the January 2016 Eckankar “Spiritual Wisdom Journal” online here.

Introduction to Upholstery
Thursday, July 14 at 3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Instructor Amy Luley, who is certified in her trade, will introduce you to the basics of upholstery. Learn beginner skills such as how to measure and cut straight, how to apply sewing skills to upholstery, how to use a staple gun, and cutting out your own slip cover at home. Please pre-register for this exciting opportunity; cost is $5.

Health for Life: Pain Elimination
Friday, July 15 at 10am, in the Community Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, of Health for Life Medical Clinic will teach you about new solutions to pain how to protect your body from the damaging effects of pain with natural solutions. Please register in advance for this free lecture.

J. J. White Book Talk and Signing
Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Award-winning author, J.J. White, will discuss his latest historical novel, Nisei, winner of the Columbus Ohio Creative Novel Competition and second place winner in the Royal Palm Literary Awards. White’s discussion will include how Pearl Harbor drastically affected the lives of the Hawaii Nisei, including their subsequent internment, their loss of property, and their enlistment and service in the all Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most highly decorated regiment in WW II. White will also talk of the rescue in Belgium’s Vosges Mountains where the 442nd suffered 800 casualties rescuing 211 men of the all-white Texas Battalion. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Nisei Synopsis: After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States government encouraged all eligible young men to enlist immediately in the fight against its enemies overseas. All eligible young men except Japanese-Americans. Nisei is the story of Hideo Bobby Takahashi, a Hawaiian-born Japanese-American who must overcome prejudice, internment, and the policies of his own government to prove his loyalty to his country. Narrated by Bobby Takahashi and read by his son, Robert, 46 years after Bobby’s death, the story details the young Nisei’s determination to fight honorably for his country and return to the young love he was forced to leave, a girl he cannot have because she is white.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, July 27 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Singing or chanting HU can expand your awareness, help you experience divine love, heal a broken heart. Regardless of personal beliefs or religion, everyone is welcome to try this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Release your inner tensions and gain insight, peace, and comfort. There will be a brief introduction before the HU chant and a time for visiting and conversation immediately afterward. Hosted by members of Eckankar, a religious non-profit group.

Kindle Fire & eBooks Class
Thursday, July 28 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn how to download eBooks on your Kindle Fire through Overdrive! Please bring your Kindle Fire, your Amazon login and password, and your Brevard County library card number. If you do not have a library card yet, stop by the circulation desk to sign up for one before the start of class. This class will be focused on how to download eBooks, not how to use your device. However, device use questions will be answered if time permits.

iPad & eBooks Class
Thursday, July 28 at 1:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn how to download eBooks on your iPad through Overdrive! Please bring your iPad, your Apple login and password, and your Brevard County library card number. If you do not have a library card yet, stop by the circulation desk to sign up for one before the start of class. This class will be focused on how to download eBooks, not how to use your device. However, device use questions will be answered if time permits.


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 Mary Burruss at 321-783-6997 for more information.

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

Tuesdays, 6pm, Citizens Combating Climate Change. Open discussion about strategies and planning to combat climate change. For more information contact Marilyn Mileski at 321-783-2955. This group will only meet at the library once this month on July 5.

Tuesdays, 7pm, Gamblers Anonymous. Individuals who wish to stop gambling meet in the Jane von Thron Room each Tuesday starting July 19.

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place August 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam.

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

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for July 27: Is poverty justification for crime?

3rd Wednesday at 6:30pm, Cocoa Beach Chapter of Christian Surfers. Monthly meeting and Bible study. The next meeting will take place on July 20 For more information call Tracie at 917-1921.

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.

3rd Friday, 1:30pm, Non-Fiction Book Club. This book club will meet to discuss non-fiction book. The next meeting will take place August 19. For more information, contact Shirley Finke at 613-2667.

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 will be held on July 22.

Saturdays, by appointment, SHINE Individual Counseling. Trained SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselors assist seniors and the disabled with their Medicare and Medicaid questions in Study Room 4. SHINE one-on-one counseling is free, unbiased, and confidential. For more info or to schedule a counseling session call 321-323-9418 or email


Mondays, 10:30am or 12pm: Senior Fitness for Fall Prevention. Exercise physiologist Kent Dobbins specializes in biomechanics and exercises designed for people over 60. This hour-long class increases stamina, strength, energy, balance, and helps reduce risk of falls. Movements are low-impact and can be adapted for sitting or standing participants. FREE; all equipment provided. Please note: there will be no classes on Monday, July 18.

Wednesdays, 9:30am: Senior Fitness for Fall Prevention. Exercise physiologist Kent Dobbins specializes in biomechanics and exercises designed for people over 60. This hour-long class increases stamina, strength, energy, balance, and helps reduce risk of falls. Movements are low-impact and can be adapted for sitting or standing participants. FREE; all equipment provided.


Bring the kids to Summer Programs at the Cocoa Beach Library: Games, activities, crafts, stories, and snacks for children of all ages, Tuesdays through Fridays, June 7 – July 28.

Preschool Story Hour (Ages up to 5)
Tuesdays at 10:15am, June 7 – July 26 (excluding July 5)

Join us for books and activities designed for your preschool-aged child. Ages up to 5 will love these story experiences.

Fun and Entertainment
Tuesdays, 3pm, June 7-July 26

These programs pack Tuesday afternoons full of education and adventure. Magic, animals, games, and crafts will keep any child of any age entertained.

LEGO Club (For All Ages)
Wednesdays at 2pm, June 8 – July 27 (excluding July 6)

Join in for weekly building challenges, individual and team projects, contests and themed events. You can bring your own bricks or dig into our large collection to create unique designs.

Free Family Movies
Wednesdays at 3:15pm, June 8 – July 27 (excluding July 6)

July 13 – Ice Princess (rated G)
July 20 – Surf's Up (rated PG)
July 27 – Thunderstruck (rated PG)

Make It – Take It! A Craft and Game Program (Ages 6-12)
Thursdays at 10:30am, June 9 – July 28 (excluding July 7)

Channel your inner artist with these craft-packed programs for ages 6-12. Games, contests, puzzles, and more! Please register for these programs by calling 321-868-1104.

Teen Arts, Crafts, & More (Age 10 and up)
Thursdays, 2pm, June 9 – July 28 (excluding July 7)

Learn a new craft or hone an old skill… these programs instruct exciting techniques and allow kids ages 10 and up to take home their own exquisite creations. Pre-registration is required. Please call 321-868-1104.

Win a Bag of Library Bucks!
Attend one of our programs on Tuesday or Thursday and enter your name to win one of our bags of library bucks. One bag will be given out at each program but you must be present to win.

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