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December Art and Artists:

Main Library: Barry Schoenholz and Jerry Hanzl
Community Room: Mathew Maestro's Photography
Display Case: Central Brevard Rock and Gem

Free Friday Movies: Editor’s Picks
Select Fridays, November 3 – December 29 at 3pm, in the Community Room

These movies don't really have a theme or genre in common - they're just films we thought you might like! Popcorn and refreshments will be served!
November 3: Key Largo (not rated, 100 minutes)
November 17: Ghostbusters (2016) (rated PG-13, 116 minutes)
December 1: Cool Hand Luke (rated PG, 126 minutes)
December 15: Elf (rated PG, 97 minutes)

ACA Navigator Lab
Saturday, November 18 from 9am to 5pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Do you have Health Insurance for yourself? Your spouse? Your children? Family members? Open Enrollment is from November 1—December 15, 2017 this year. Get assistance navigating through the Marketplace for personal health insurance on Saturday, November 18 from 9am to 5pm at the Cocoa Beach Library. Make an appointment with ACA Navigator Teri Rice by calling 321-544-1153 or via email at

Sea Glass Jewelry Class
Saturday, November 18 at 11am, in the Community 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.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Minimum Wake
Sunday, November 19 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Minimum Wake is an acoustic duo that hails from the cypress swamps and ancient hammocks of East Florida. Songwriter/Guitarist Mike Runion, raised within 80s alternative, conjures melodies from his acoustic guitar and gives a soothing voice to yarns of love and anger. Bassist A. Earl Edwards adds a blues and contemporary influence with just a touch of classic country.

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
Monday, November 20 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

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, November 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 follow. Everyone welcome! Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Improv at the Library
Sunday, November 26 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!

Mystery Author Jay Heavner
Friday, December 1 at 11am, in the Community Room
Author Jay Heavner will be visiting the Cocoa Beach Library to present his latest murder mystery, Death at Windover. A murder victim is found buried in the swamp near Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Chief of Police Bill Kenney, the one-man police force for the little town of Canaveral Flats, must find someone to head up the investigation as the county refuses to help him. He has one name on his list of candidates, a down-on-his-luck college professor and childhood friend presently drinking his life away to escape personal and professional problems. Little does the lawman realize, this case will put both their lives at risk. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Platinum Show Chorus
Sunday, December 3 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Join us for the Platinum Show Chorus, our local chapter of the Sweet Adelines International, an organization of over 30,000 women singers who love to sing and perform in the barbershop style. Platinum Show Chorus will wow us!

VNA Community Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, December 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.

AARP Driving Course
Friday, December 8 at 10:30am-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.

Greater Canaveral Chapter’s Holiday Chorus
Saturday, December 9 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Join the Space Coast Chorus for traditional Christmas music and more! For more information, please call Burt Bice at 321-506-6379 or Bob New at 321-615-4700. Sponsored by the Greater Canaveral Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Sunshine Brass Quintet
Sunday, December 10 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Consisting of trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion accompaniment, Sunshine Brass Quintet plays music that includes seasonal, pops, blues, Dixieland, Latin, polka, patriotic and rags. Contact Larry Thomas at 321-258-5811 for more information.

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

Tools to Feel Less Stressed and Master Inner Resilience
Tuesday, December 12 from 6-7:30pm, in the Captain’s Room
Join Diane Winters, licensed psychotherapist, for this workshop where she will present tips and tools for reprogramming your old habits of dealing with stress into new ways to bounce back quickly from life’s challenges. Bring an idea/situation you would like to change, (such as dealing with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, coping with an unsatisfying job, or feeling overwhelmed with life’s demands) and leave with a plan to create new results in your life. Please pre-register for this workshop. Cost is $5.

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, December 13 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 or calling 321-961-2350. Enrollment is limited.

Learn from Spiritual Masters
Wednesday, December 13 at 6pm, in the Community Room
"Many people have recognized an ECK Master as a childhood guide or inner guide from their past. They are the guardian angels we sometimes hear about today. But not all guardian angels are ECK Masters.” (from Spiritual Experiences Guidebook, pg 9, by Harold Klemp; complimentary copy provided to attendees). Have you had an experience with a spiritual guide, guardian angel, or mysterious person who brought you warning, protection, or encouragement? Do you wonder if the experience was real? The ECK Masters are spiritual guides who can come in dreams and visions to bring warning, protection, and help. Have you met one? Join us to share your questions and experiences, or just listen as we explore how to work with spiritual masters. “These Masters are here to help you, but they follow the spiritual laws, including the Law of Noninterference. They respect your privacy. If you want their help, you must ask. It’s as simple as making a sincere request in the quiet of your own heart.” (ibid, pg. 11). Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at or call Eckankar in Brevard at 321-253-8143.

Candlelight Yin Yoga
Wednesday, December 13 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.

One-on-One Computer Help
Thursday, December 14 from 10am-1pm, in the Jane von Thron 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.

Health for Life: Facial Rejuvenation
Friday, December 15 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Brighten up your skin and restore your youthful appearance! Sylvie Morin, DOM, will discuss natural solutions to facial rejuvenation. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Cooking with Melanie Albert
Saturday, December 16 at 10am, in the Community Room
Intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker Melanie A. Albert will host this cooking class based on recipes from her cookbook, A New View of Healthy Eating. Have fun learning how to create your own delicious, gourmet healthy meals for the holiday season. Enjoy the interactive cooking experience, learn simple culinary techniques, and mindfully enjoy eating the creations with your community. Please pre-register. Cost is $15.

Holiday Sing-Along
Saturday, December 16 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Local musicians Joe and Lynn Gray will provide the lyrics and instrumental accompaniment while you lend your voice to some of your seasonal favorites: “Jingle Bells,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and more.

Improv at the Library
Sunday, December 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, December 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

Discover HU – The Sound of Soul
Wednesday, December 27 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
Discover how chanting HU, a sacred sound and ancient mantra, can help you find inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity. HU has been sung for thousands of years in many lands for spiritual unfoldment and can uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. You are invited to experience chanting HU, contemplative time, light refreshments, and spiritual conversation with others of like heart. Whatever your beliefs, anyone can benefit from this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Everyone welcome! Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at or call Eckankar in Brevard at 321-253-8143.


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. Contact Virginia Repko-Franco at 321-213-3944 or 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 December 12 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

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, 1-3pm, Open Cribbage Play. Drop into library to practice your cribbage skills, join games, make friends, and have fun.

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for December 13: What was the most important event in history? Why?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place December 13 in the Captain's Room. The selection is Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. 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.

Thursdays., 4:30pm, Recovery International’s RI Discovery. RI Discovery is a self-help, peer-to-peer, cognitive behavioral training system that teaches people skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. For more information, call Sheila at 321-784-0694.

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 is December 15 and the selection is Night by Elie Wiesel. 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 December 2 & 16. For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.


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.

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. Last class of 2017 is scheduled for December 12. Class will begin again in 2018 on January 9.

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


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

Toddler Time (under 5). Through December 19.

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. Through December 14.

Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 2 from 10am-12:30pm, in the Community Room
Join artist Lindy Burnett to create gingerbread houses out of candy treats and household objects. Take home your holiday centerpiece (if you don’t eat it first)! Please pre-register. Space is limited. Charge $3 per house.

Family Holiday Concert: Sean Gaskell
Tuesday, December 5 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Join us for this family program! International harpist Sean Gaskell will perform on the Kora, a West African 12 string harp.

Freedom 7 Strings Concert
Wednesday, December 6 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Don’t miss this holiday concert performed by Freedom 7 Elementary students!

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, December 6 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.

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