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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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March Art and Artists:

Main Library: Central Brevard Art Association’s Paintings
Community Room: Debbie Tweedie’s Palm Frond Art
Display Case: Steve Beckwith’s Knives

AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance, February 1 – April 15
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm (last client must be in by 12pm)
Thursdays, 10am-2pm (last client must be in by 1pm)

AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax and e-filing assistance at the library. You must make an appointment in-person at the library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays when AARP representatives are present. Phone reservations will not be taken. Please bring your original Social Security Card, a photo ID, and all your necessary tax documentation to your appointment.

Bible Study for Beginners
Tuesdays, March 7 – May 2 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.

Health for Life: Natural Solutions to Arthritis Pain - *RESCHEDULED FROM ORIGINAL MARCH 17 DATE*
Friday, March 24 at 10am, in the Community Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will discuss alternative approaches to handling and preventing arthritic pain. Please register in advance for this free lecture.

Free Friday Movies: We’ve Got the Beat
Fridays, March 17-31 at 3pm, in the Community Room

Join us for free popcorn and refreshments at our series of movies about musicians and music.
March 17: Sing Street, rated PG-13, 106 minutes
March 24: A Mighty Wind, rated PG-13, 91 minutes
March 31: Crazy Heart, rated R, 122 minutes

Basics of Playwriting with Playwright Robert Matson
Wednesdays, March 22-April 26 at 5:30-7pm, in the Community Room

Learn about the basics of playwriting from local playwright Robert Matson. Writers will receive a hands-on approach on how to turn their words and ideas into a play. Topics include: character building, dialogue, scene descriptions, copyright guidelines, script formatting and artist statements. The course will be geared towards individuals ages 16 to adult. Please pre-register; cost is $5 per class.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, March 22 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!

Sea Turtle Preservation Society Turtle Talk
Saturday, March 25 at 1-4pm, in the Community Room

Turtle Talk presentations are free and open to the public. The 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 the Brevard County beaches. The presentation also examines the causes of sea turtle population declines and the ongoing laws in effect to protect them. Completion of the Turtle Talk presentation is a basic requirement for volunteers who are interested in participating in the STPS programs and is a prerequisite for any volunteer activity involving hands on work with turtles. Register online at https://stps.wildapricot.org/event-2434340/Registration or as a walk-in at 1:30pm.

Alterations Workshop with Amy Luley
Saturday, March 25 at 11am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Anyone who would like to learn how do sewing alterations can bring in an item that they want altered, and Amy Luley will demonstrate a tutorial for them as she sews their item for the $5 charge. Please pre-register; space is limited.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Jack Starr Duo
Sunday, March 26 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Local musician Jack Starr will dazzle the crowd with his blues guitar prowess.

Art Space with Liz Scholder
Wednesdays, March 29-April 26 at 9:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Each week students will create an art project based on an aspect of history or culture. 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. Please register at the sign-up table.

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan - *RESCHEDULED FROM ORIGINAL MARCH 8 DATE*
Wednesday, March 29 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.

Spanish Class with Ms. Dolly
Saturdays, April 1-29 (no class April 8) 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.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Carl Bartlett Jr. Jazz Duo
Sunday, April 2 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Exciting and innovative artist, native New Yorker, saxophonist Carl Bartlett, Jr. marked his arrival onto the jazz scene with the 2011 release of his Critically Acclaimed debut CD, Hopeful. He has since emerged as one of the leading lights in the Post-Bop/Straight Ahead/Contemporary Jazz world, today, as both a player and composer.

Creative Journaling Workshop
Mondays, April 3, 10 & 24 at 10am, in the Captain’s Room

This workshop will teach you a nonconventional self-exploration method, which combines drawing, writing and collage in original and creative ways. This method is based on aspects of Art Therapy and Journal Therapy, and uses creative writing and creativity to explore one’s inner life. Please bring a journal or notebook. Pre-register for this free workshop.

Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits Seminar
Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30pm, in the Community Room

This seminar will teach you about Social Security benefits and how to achieve retirement income security. Attend and learn:

If you are between the ages 58 and 67, you cannot afford to miss this workshop. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please pre-register.

VNA Community Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, April 5 at 9:30-11am, 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.

Intermediate French Class
Thursdays, April 6 – June 1 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Do you have a basic grasp of French grammar and vocabulary, but want to build on your knowledge? This class is designed to go beyond the basics and allow you to increase your fluency. Practice conversations and immerse yourself in the language. Taught by Omar Charbanou, an experienced instructor and native French speaker. Cost is $5 per session. Please register in advance, enrollment is limited.

Cribbage Open Play
Thursday, April 6-27 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!

Western Humanities: History of Ancient Rome
Thursdays, April 6-27 at 3:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Discover culture through its roots in ancient civilizations. Former college instructor George V. Richards, PhD, will teach the humanities, beginning with Roman history. Learn about the art, sculpture, architecture, myths, and philosophy that came to define one of the world's most fascinating and influential ancient cultures. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited. Cost is $20 for the 4-class series.

Unusual Tales of the Everglades
Thursday, April 6 at 4pm, in the Community Room

James Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, will be visiting the Cocoa Beach Library to present unusual stories from life in the Everglades over the last 150 years. This educational and entertaining presentation includes information on the building of the Tamiami Trail, invention of the airboat, the 122 year old hermit of Panther Key, the Cities of Flamingo and Chokoluski, and Al Capone’s Florida hideout.

Free Friday Movies: Award-Losing Films
Fridays, April 7-May 26 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.
April 7: Arrival (rated PG-13, 118 minutes)
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)

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Rich Brown Blues
Sunday, April 9 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Don’t miss this Piedmont and Delta Blues showcase in the style of Robert Johnson, Son House, Muddy Waters, Blind Boy Fuller, Willie McTell, Howlin' Wolf, and more. Join us for some toe-tapping American Roots music and learn about its history!

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, April 12 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.

The Play of Soul: Spiritual Exploration Class
Wednesday, April 12 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

“The play of Soul is like a drama in which Soul is both the actor and audience. On entering the theater the audience knows that it is about to see a play, but the actor creates maya, an illusion of reality which gives the audience extreme emotions of joy or terror, laughter or tears. It is in the joy and sorrow of all beings that Soul, as audience, is carried away by Itself as the actor.” (From “Eckankar: Ancient Wisdom for Today” (copyright © 1993, 1995 ECKANKAR; complimentary copy provided to attendees). Join us as we explore the play of Soul, and what we learn from it, with such topics as:

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
Monday, April 17 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.

The Truth About Hypnosis with Terry Gurley
Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30pm, in the Community Room

Terry Gurley will teach you about:

Terry will be providing a group hypnosis session following the talk. Please pre-register for this free program.

Computer Basics Class: Using the Internet
Wednesday, April 19 at 3pm, in the Community Room

This class will help you learn to use Google to find and evaluate the information you need from websites you can trust. Please pre-register.

Health for Life Lecture with Sylvie Morin, DOM
Friday, April 21 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Please register in advance for this free lecture about natural solutions to common health problems. Presented by Dr. Sylvie Morin.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, April 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. 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 or Romy du Jong at 321-806-4595 for more information.

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

Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Gamblers Anonymous. Gamblers Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. They meet weekly in Study Room 4.

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place April 11 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Husband's Secrets by Liane Moriarty.

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.

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place April 12 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen. 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.

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 April 21 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. 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 scheduled for March 24 has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 April 1 & 15. For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Mondays, 12pm or 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. THE 12PM CLASSES WILL END THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH.

Tuesdays, 12:30pm: Chair Yoga with Joyce Cook. Stretch and strengthen muscles and joints while using a chair for support. Explore range of motion and breathing & relaxation skills. No experience or special equipment is necessary. Cost is $5 per session. CLASSES WILL END THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH.

Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm: Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain. This fun, non-competitive class is appropriate for beginners and those experienced with a gentle, mindful practice. Students must bring a yoga mat and be able to get up and down from the floor. Cost is $5 per session.

Wednesdays, 12pm or 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. THE 12PM CLASSES WILL END THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH.

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

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

Toddler Time (under 5).

Read to a Space Coast Therapy Dog
Sunday, April 9 at 1:15pm

The Space Coast Therapy Dogs are coming to the Cocoa Beach Library - cuddle up with a furry friend to read a favorite story. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Dept.

Hip Hop Hare’s Puppet Show and Party
Tuesday, April 11 at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Join us for Hip Hop Hare’s Easter puppet show and party!

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, April 12 and 26 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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