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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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August Art and Artists:

Main Library: Al Bleakley's Photography
Community Room: Mary Thrasher’s Florida Landscape Photography
Display Case: Vickie Leslie’s Vintage Pyrex

Meditation with Marylynn
Fridays 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.

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.

Free Friday Movies: You Can’t Beat the Classics
Fridays, July 21 – August 11 at 3pm, in the Community Room
Revisit these classic movies from the 1950s and 1960s, or fall in love with these cinematic treasures for the very first time. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
July 21: 12 Angry Men (not rated, 96 minutes)
July 28: Charade (not rated, 113 minutes)
August 4: On the Waterfront (not rated, 108 minutes)
August 11: Shane (not rated, 118 minutes)

Sea Turtle Preservation Society Turtle Talk
Saturday, July 22 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Register online or as a walk-in from 1:30pm to 2pm
Turtle Talk presentations are free and open to the public. This presentation is an introduction to sea turtles and includes a basic overview of the sea turtle species with concentration on species that commonly nest on Brevard County beaches. The presentation also examines the causes of sea turtle population declines and the ongoing laws in effect to protect and prevent them from becoming extinct. Please feel free to bring friends and family who are interested in sea turtles. Register online or as a walk-in from 1:30pm to 2:00pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 2:00pm.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, July 26 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. Light refreshments and conversation follows.

Candlelight Yin Yoga
Tuesday, August 1 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 Community Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, August 2 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.

Journaling Through Your Grief: Self-Reflection and Mourning
Every other Thursday, August 3-December 10 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.

One-on-One Computer Help
Monday, August 7 at 10am, 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.

AARP Driving Course
Tuesday, August 8 from 9:30am-4:30pm, 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.

Explore the Eternal Nature of You! – Spiritual Exploration Class
Wednesday, August 9 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
Is 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. Discover that you are a unique, eternal Soul. Find out how love is stronger than fear and even death. Learn how to visit heaven. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Life After Death booklet by Harold Klemp (complimentary copy provided to attendees). Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please call 321-543-0662 or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EckankarinBrevard

My Health Plan: Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and More
Friday, August 11 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Dr. Martin Locey, MD, will present his health plan that he believes will eliminate the underlying cause of many serious health problems. He will explain how he has found inflammation to be the root cause of many diseases and how to eliminate inflammatory components from your life.

Strong Drink for the Perishing Book Talk
Saturday, August 12 at 10am, in the Community Room
Pastor Jay Bergstresser’s new book, Strong Drink for the Perishing: Transformative Outreach to the Homeless, is about the strong drink of friendship and how any congregation or civic group can reach out and save a life. The book is set up as a study guide and will allow you to learn from their mistakes. What they never imagined when they took their first halting steps in homeless outreach is what a joy it would be. Pastor Jay will help you get started with your own organization’s homeless outreach at this free program. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Coming Home to Yourself©: Creativity and Mindfulness Workshop
Monday, August 14 from 10am-2pm, in the Captain’s Room
Monday, September 11 from 10am-5pm, in the Captain’s Room
Can we come home to ourselves? A whole universe at the tip of your pen is awaiting you. Creativity and mindfulness instructor Sandra Wolf will guide you through stimulating experiences in a relaxing and secure environment to help you to tap into your creativity and potential, and find and express your true colors. With the use of various inspirational writing exercises, and creative, playful, and insightful techniques, this workshop will guide you on this path to more responsiveness and authenticity in yourself and in your life. You will learn to open the doors to the moment and dive deeply into your senses, and discover, explore and enjoy the many faces of creativity and mindfulness. Please bring water, a light lunch, and a journal/notebook. All other materials will be provided - donations will be accepted to cover material cost. No skills in writing and drawing are needed. Pre-register. Enrollment is limited.

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, August 16 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.

“Tapping” Your Worries Away
Wednesday, August 16 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Join Suzanne Eusebio, licensed psychotherapist, as she presents this workshop about worries and how to manage them. Tapping Your Worries Away is an Experiential Psychotherapy Workshop. Tapping different meridian points on your body can release trapped emotions. Join Suzanne Eusebio, LMFT, as she guides you through the basics of Tapping. Worksheets will be provided. Please pre-register for this free program.

Health for Life Lecture: Pain Elimination
Friday, August 18 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Learn how to protect your body from the damaging effects of pain with natural solutions. Pre-register for this free lecture presented by Sylvie Morin, DOM.

Free Friday Movies: All the World’s a Stage
Fridays, August 18-September 8 at 3pm, in the Community Room
These fine films are all adapted from classic plays. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
August 18: The Importance of Being Earnest (rated PG, 97 minutes) based on the play of the same name by Oscar Wilde.
August 25: Much Ado About Nothing (rated PG-13, 109 minutes) based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare.
September 1: Roxanne (rated PG, 107 minutes) based on Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.
September 8: The Madness of King George(rated PG-13, 110 minutes) based on The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett.

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
August 21 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room
The Bead Ladies are here! Come join the ladies and make a metaphysical colors bracelet. 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.

The Ethics of Eating
Tuesday, August 22 at 5:30pm, in the Community Room
The Ethical Choices Program hopes to motivate others to work towards sustainable living, healthier bodies, and a more compassionate society. By helping others understand the realities behind their food choices and the many benefits of a plant-based diet, ECP wants to help everyone make informed, responsible, and compassionate decisions that will leave a positive impact on their world and their lives. This presentation will explore how raising farmed animals and crops affect ecosystems and our health. Participants will discuss methods to help protect our environment. Dietary choices and their impact on health will also be discussed. Join us for this free, 90-minute presentation! Visit http://www.ethicalchoicesprogram.org/ for more information.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, August 23 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!

Local Author Glenn Painter
Wednesday, August 23 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Author Glenn Painter will be at the Cocoa Beach Library to present his newest book, Wired: An FBI Story. After being arrested for burglary, small-time crook Tommy Dye is approached by the FBI wants to recruit Tommy to gather information against a sadist ex-cop who has been arrested for murder. The risk? Tommy needs to wear a wire and testify. The reward? Witness protection for Tommy and his girlfriend and a modification of his prison sentence. Filled with suspense, crime, and dark humor, this book was written from notes made by Tommy Dye, the man who actually lived it. His heroic bravery in becoming an informant for the FBI comes to life in this story. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Get Crafty at the Library: Framed Blossoms & Blooming Bookmarks
August 30 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Design and make your very own framed pressed flowers and floral bookmark. Pre-register; space is limited! Cost is $5.

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 August 8 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Thunderstruck by Erik Larson.

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 August 23: Could a powerful leader with public support turn our democracy into something else?

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. CANCELLED THROUGH THE END OF 2017.

1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10am, Longevitology Adjustments in the Community 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 August 5 & 19. 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

Youth programs will return in September! Call the Youth Department at 321-868-1104 for more details.

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