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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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September Art and Artists:

Main Library: Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt’s Acrylics on Canvas
Community Room: Liz Scholder’s Student Work
Display Case: Rolling Readers

Landlord Interest Group
Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30pm, in the Captain’s Room
This group meets once a month on the first Tuesday and is intended as an opportunity for local landlords to meet, network, and exchange information and ideas.

VNA Community Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30am, in the Captain’s Room
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.

Hypertention: Visiting Nurse Association Health and Wellness Presentation
Wednesday, September 6 at 11:30am, in the Captain’s Room
Registered nurse Denise Santi will be presenting a class on the important facts related to hypertension. She will discuss how to make simple lifestyle changes that can positively influence your blood pressure. Don’t miss this vital educational opportunity!

Candlelight Yin Yoga
Wednesday, September 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.

French Classes for Beginners
Tuesdays, September 12 – October 17 at 10:30am, 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. Please pre-register. Cost is $5 per class.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Tuesday, September 12 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Professional medium and author John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give brief individual readings as time allows.

Free Spinal Check with Dr. Weber
Tuesday, September 12 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Dr. Doug Weber will be evaluating spines for free on September 12. Come see how you line up. Are you headed for trouble or are you as straight as an arrow? He will also give you an overall evaluation about how that pinched nerve you might have relates to organ function or other health problems you might be dealing with. All are welcome.

Dreams and Our Spiritual Journey – Spiritual Exploration Class
Wednesday, September 13 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
“Dreams touch every level of our life. They may let us glimpse the future, or give suggestions for healing, or share insights into our relationships. Above all, they can and will steer us more directly toward God.” From Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook, by Harold Klemp (complimentary copy provided to attendees). Join us to explore the spiritual nature of dreams, share your stories, and learn simple spiritual exercises to help you work with your dreams. Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EckankarinBrevard.

Journaling Through Your Grief: Self-Reflection and Mourning
Every other Thursday, September 14 & 28 at 10:30am, in the Captain’s Room
During this 10 session education/support group, participants will create a unique journal in memory of their loved one and will be encouraged to journal on their own time. Education about the grief process and the role of journaling in coping with loss will be presented and participants will be invited to share their reflections and writings in group as appropriate. This group is open to the community and is free of charge. Materials provided. Please register by contacting Christy Taylor, LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator at 321-269-4240 or ctaylor@hospiceofstfrancis.com.

Recovery International Support Group
Thursdays beginning September 14 at 4:30pm, in the Captain’s Room
Recovery International provides weekly peer-led self-help meetings, and is a safe, confidential place to talk about life’s challenges and receive support for self-help efforts. The Recovery International™ Method is a system of cognitive behavioral techniques developed by neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low, MD, used to change thoughts and behaviors; changes in attitudes and beliefs follow. The techniques apply to any number of emotional or behavioral conditions. Whether you or someone you know is looking to overcome a specific fear or phobia, are sleepless because of stress, or are dealing with anger issues, Recovery International can help. Visit http://www.recoveryinternational.org for more information.

Free Friday Movies: Go for the Gold
Fridays, September 22-October 6 at 3pm, in the Community Room
These inspirational films tell the true stories of sports heroes and legends. Popcorn and refreshments will be served!
**RESCHEDULED** September 22: Race (rated PG-13, 134 minutes)
September 29: McFarland, USA (rated PG, 128 minutes)
October 6: Tommy’s Honour (rated PG, 112 minutes)

Improv at the Library
Sunday, September 17 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Come join us for a Spontaneous Improv Show performed by various local actors and improvisers. YOU can be part of the sketches TOO! Participate or just enjoy the show! Watch us make some STUFF UP!

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
Monday, September 18 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room
The Bead Ladies are here! Come join the ladies and make a double-strap bracelet with wire wrap detail. 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.

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, September 20 at 9:30am, 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 reenathan@bellsouth.net or calling 321-961-2350. Enrollment is limited.

Introduction to Sage-ing©
Wednesday, September 20 at 10am, in the Community Room
Join us for an introduction to Sage-ing: exploring aging as a time for reflection and spiritual growth. Imagine your life and aging as a blessing, not a burden, and an opportunity, not a problem. We take a look at uncovering lessons of life, reaffirming the elder years, discovering our true passion or purpose and mentoring others. We learn to cherish each year of our life experiences and to agree that the second half of life is a time of continued growth. This Sage-ing Workshop is facilitated by Janet Helfand, PhD, a retired psychologist who was in private practice and provided psychological services in nursing homes for over 30 years. Please pre-register; cost is $5 per person.

Open Cribbage Play
Wednesdays beginning September 20 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!

**RESCHEDULED** Health for Life Lecture: Accupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Friday, September 22 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Acupuncture is the world’s longest continuously practiced medical system; it is new only in our country. Dr. Sylvie Morin will introduce basic concepts and diagnostic tools and discuss how the practices of oriental medicine work to address chronic and immediate health issues. Pre-register for this free lecture.

Sea Glass Jewelry Class
Saturday, September 23 at 11am, in the Captain’s Room
Learn basic wire wrap skills with instructor Diana Watkins! Wire wrap a piece of sea glass from our very own east coast beaches. Bring your own sea glass or a piece will be supplied to you. All supplies are included: wire, rhinestones, turtle charm (1 larger or small turtle), and sea glass. Cost is $20, cash only. Please pre-register.

Card Making Class with Donna Herring
Monday, September 25 at 10:30am, in the Captain’s Room
Tuesday, September 26 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
Learn to make cards by hand. The class is suitable for beginners. More experienced card makers may learn a new fold. Cost is $10 per class. Please pre-register.

Main Street Movie Night: Urban Century
Tuesday, September 26 at 5:30pm, in the Community Room
Cocoa Beach Main Street Inc. presents the Novice Picture film, Urban Century. From IMDB: “After decades of decline due to suburban sprawl, downtown communities all across the country are once again becoming vibrant, desirable destinations to live, work, and play, Examining this current rebirth of Main Street through the lens of several towns, including Flint, MI and Joplin, MO, Urban Century takes a refreshingly hopeful look at how these places from our past are becoming the key to our country's future.” Join us for this very special movie night!

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, September 27 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 follow. Everyone welcome! Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EckankarinBrevard.

Creating Your Own Happiness
Wednesday, September 27 from 6pm – 7:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Each of us has a choice to stay stuck in the life we've created, or to let it go and allow a new expression of ourselves to emerge. Join Suzanne Eusebio and Diane Winters, licensed psychotherapists, as they present an informative and interactive workshop. Learn how to feel better in any situation using techniques to increase your happiness and remove blocks that hold you back. Experience “tapping” (EFT) and a short visualization to ground the intentions and actions that align with your heart’s wisdom. Suzanne Eusebio, LMFT and Diane Winters, LMHC are licensed psychotherapists using a heart-centered, energy-based approach to mind, body, spirit wellness. Please pre-register for this workshop. Cost is $5.

Shoo the Flu! with the Visiting Nurse Association
Friday, September 29 from 10:30am-12:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
The flu shot is your best defense against the influenza virus. Get a flu shot to keep yourself and your community healthy! Please bring your primary insurance card. Vaccines available while supplies last.

**RESCHEDULED** UFOs: Fact or Fiction? with George V. Richards, PhD
Tuesdays, October 3 & 10 at 3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
History is riddled with strange sightings in the sky. Are those unidentified objects zipping through space tricks of the eye, weather balloons, or visitors from another world? Former college instructor George V. Richards, PhD in Classical Civilization, will present notable UFO reports from ages past. Join him as he debunks instances that can be explained, and explores the stranger sightings that can’t be. Please pre-register; cost is $5 per class.

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 September 12 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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 September 27: How does your view of the world and your place in it impact/affect your physical and emotional well-being?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place September 13 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. 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.

Fridays, 4pm, Meditation Group. This meditation class meets every Friday in the Captain's Room. Pre-register; $5 per class.

Saturdays, 2pm, Spanish Classes with Ms. Dolly. This Spanish class is intended for adult beginners. Pre-register; $5 per class.

3rd Friday, 1:30pm, What's In a Name Book Club. This book club will meet to discuss different biographies of notable figures. The next meeting will take place September 15 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Dear Abigail by Diane Jacobs. 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. **CANCELLED THROUGH THE END OF 2017.**

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 meetings will take place on September 2 & 16. 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 $5 per class.

Wednesdays, 9:30am, Gentle Yoga and Stretching. Taught by Rochelle Scott, certified yoga instructor. Cost is $5 per class.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Toddler Time (under 5).

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, September 13 & 27 at 4pm, in the Community Room

Join in for 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. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Department.

Wiggle Workout
Thursdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Rhythm, stretching, movement, games, music, coordination, and play all come together during this fun and interactive workout session designed for kids ages 2-5.

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