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December Art and Artists:
Main Library: Bill Dodsworth’s Nature & Wildlife Photography
Community Room: Chris Kridler’s Storm Photography
Display Case: Lisa Shepherd’s Pottery
Free Friday Movies: Silver Screen
Fridays, November 8 – December 13 at 3pm
These movies feature stars of a certain age living their lives with dignity, humor, and a lot of heart. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
December 6: About Schmidt, rated R, 124 minutes
December 13: Quartet, rated PG-13, 99 minutes
Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Shawn Foster
Sunday, December 8 at 2pm
Guitarist Shawn Foster’s performances combine many influences, from jazz to pop, from bebop to bossa nova, plus he’ll mix in a little holiday music to get us into the spirit of the season.
Handmade Holidays: A Silk-Painting Workshop
Monday, December 9 at 1pm
Learn the art and skill of silk batik: decorating feather-light fabric with wax and paint. Leave the workshop with a beautiful 10” silk suncatcher to give as a gift or decorate your home for the holidays. Cost is $35 to cover materials and fees, due in advance. Students must pre-register with instructor Jo-Ann Jensen at 321-543-6338. Limited enrollment of 6 students min., 12 max.
Documentary Screening: Let Them Wear Towels
Wednesday, December 11 at 6pm
Part of a series of documentaries highlighting women’s rights issues, ESPN Nine for IX film Let Them Wear Towels tells the story of the remarkable resolve of female reporters fighting for equal access in men’s pro locker rooms in the 1970s and ‘80s. This film asks the question: Are there still barriers for women in the sports world? Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Forever Flowers: Make Your Own Organza Bloom
Thursday, December 12 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Create a lovely organza flower which can be used as a pin, hair clip, or even to decorate a bag. This unique, handmade craft makes a great gift. Bring sharp scissors and a special button to use for the center of the flower, or use one of our buttons. Cost is $5 to cover materials. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.
Share the Wealth: Humane Economics
Saturday, December 14 at 11am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Is there a way to design humane economies that emphasize well-being over the bottom line? Could there ever be an economy that puts stability, health, education, and quality of life ahead of the almighty dollar? Renewable energy advocate Jeff Beller will introduce the HERM – Human Energy Renewable Measure – a way that people worldwide can have a good quality of life guaranteed within their economic system. Please join Jeff for this presentation and feel free to give your input and impressions.
Healthy Planet of Brevard presents the Documentary Genetic Roulette
Saturday, December 14 at 2pm
This documentary presents never-before-seen evidence about the link between genetically modified foods and rising disease rates in the US population. Healthy Planet of Brevard will provide free healthy snacks and refreshments after the program.
Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Handbell Choir of First United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 15 at 2pm
Ring in the holidays with this beautiful music by a local Handbell Choir. Ringers of all ages perform on different sets of handbells and rhythm instruments to bring to life hymns, classical arrangements, show tunes, popular songs, and holiday favorites.
Freedom 7 Elementary Chorus Sings Christmas Carols
Tuesday, December 17 at 6pm
Cocoa Beach’s young students will warm your heart with their renditions of your favorite holiday tunes.
Free Friday Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
Friday, December 20 at 3pm
A holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life (130 minutes) stars Jimmy Stewart as a frustrated businessman who doubts the value of his existence until an angel shows him what life would be like if he had never been born. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Holiday Sing-Along
Sunday, December 22 at 2pm
Local musicians Joe & 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.
Joyful 2013: Collage and Improvisation
Monday, December 23 at 2pm
Join the family of longtime library supporter Nancy Abbott for an afternoon of art and improvisation. Work on individual and group collages to remember the joyful events of the past year, plus see some improv pieces based on your ideas performed by Nancy’s funky family. No art experience is necessary. Some collage material will be provided but participants should bring scissors, glue sticks, and any inspiring bits of paper you don’t mind cutting up, such as old letters, pictures, photos, stamps, etc. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.
Mondays, 11am, Overeaters Anonymous. This group meets each Monday in the Jane von Thron Room. For further information contact Sandra H. at 321-452-2861.
Mondays, 1:30-4:30pm, Brevard Workforce: Job Search Assistance. Veterans and other job seekers receive assistance in the Captain's Room in searching for work and entering the job market. For more info contact Thomas Thompson at 321-394-0572 or Mary Hagan at 321-394-0560.
Tuesdays, 9am-1pm, Scrapbooking Group. Get together with friends, learn new techniques, share tips, and make your memories beautiful. For more info contact Ernestine at 321-427-0607.
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.
2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Tuesday Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place December 10 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.
3rd Tuesday, 2pm, PlayReaders Group. All attendees are provided with a copy of the play and are encouraged to participate. Please note: This group is not meeting in December due to the holiday. The next meeting takes place on January 21 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Jean Whitfield for details at 321-784-1105.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm, 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. Appointments get priority but are not required. For more info call 321-323-9418 or email email@example.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 December 11: Can we survive unfettered capitalism?
2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place December 11 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
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. Walk-ins with Commissioner Chuck Nelson. The Commissioner will be available in the Captain’s Room to address issues of interest or concern. The next open house will be held on December 27.
Tues., 6:30-7:30pm: Yoga Flow Classes with Jean Kaleugher. This class will take a break over the holidays and resume on January 7.
YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS
10:15am, Toddler Time (ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)
Freedom 7 Elementary Chorus Sings Christmas Carols
Tuesday, December 17 at 6pm
Cocoa Beach’s young students will warm your heart with their renditions of your favorite holiday tunes. Refreshments will be served following the performance.
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