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July Art and Artists:

Main Library: Norma Maestro's Art
Community Room: Cocoa Beach Youth Summer Programs
Display Case: Diana Watkins’ Beach-Themed Jewelry

Art Space with Liz Scholder
Wednesdays at 9:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Build upon a foundation in Drawing, the framework of all visual arts, or enjoy trying a variety of media from paint to fabric. All lessons will be centered around a particular theme. Taught by local artist Liz Scholder. $30 for 4 classes, includes materials. Sign up for a 4-class commitment at a time; they do not have to be consecutive classes. Please register at the sign-up table.

Adult Grief Support Group
Thursdays, Beginning June 1 at 10am, in the Captain’s Room

This group is for any adult who is within the first year following the death of a loved one. It will be a safe and compassionate place for any grieving adult to express their feelings, understand what they are going through, and receive support from others who are experiencing the same thoughts and feelings. For more information, call Christy Taylor, LCSW, South County Bereavement Coordinator at 321-269-4240 or 866-269-4240 (toll free).

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

Meditation with Marylynn
Fridays, May 5-July 28 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.

Free Friday Movies: Based on a True Story
Fridays, June 23-July 14 at 3pm, in the Community Room
These movies based on true stories show that truth is often more compelling and captivating than fiction. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
June 23: Sully (96 minutes, PG-13)
June 30: Florence Foster Jenkins (111 minutes, PG-13)
July 7: The Walk (123 minutes, PG)
July 14: Loving (123 minutes, PG-13)

Do It Yourself Book Cover Design Workshop
Saturday, June 24 at 2pm, in the Community Room

The Brevard Authors Society presents this FREE seminar for Do It Yourself Book Cover Design, created for ebook and print book covers. The design program is free, fast, and easy, and it combines readily available templates from Createspace, Photoshop, InDesign and other graphic programs. Seating is available on a first-come basis. Feel free to bring your laptop along so that you can get some hands-on experience.

Black Cow Jumps Theater
Tuesday, June 27 at 6pm, in the Community Room

Formerly known as Living Room Theater, Black Cow Jumps is immersive reality-based theater, uncovering relationships, philosophy and absurdity. Created by Banks Helfrich, this connective performance engages the audience in a sense of mischievous playfulness and stream of consciousness reflection. (Have you ever seen a black cow jump?)

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, June 28 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!

VNA Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, July 5 at 9:30am, in Study Room 4

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.

One-on-One Computer Help
Monday, July 10 from 10am-1pm, 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. Pre-register for a 30-minute time slot.

Explore Divine Keys to Good Health: Spiritual Exploration Class
Wednesday, July 12 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Come explore divine keys to good health with such questions as: What is the greatest creative force you can use for healing? How do miracles occur? Where does healing come from? How can you heal the past to help yourself now? Learn techniques to help you find the answers to these questions and many more. See yourself and your state of health from a higher perspective than you’ve likely ever imagined possible. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Health and Healing booklet by Harold Klemp (complimentary copies provided to attendees). For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Author Beatriz Williams
Sunday, July 16 at 2pm, in the Community Room

The Cocoa Beach Library is excited to announce that author Beatriz Williams will be visiting to present her newest book Cocoa Beach. In this rich historical novel, the New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to lush, lawless Prohibition-era Florida—an intricate blend of suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rum runners and scoundrels of a paradise far from home. Books will be available for sale and signing.

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
Monday, July 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

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, July 19 at 9:30am, in the Community 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.

Health for Life: Pain Elimination
Friday, July 21 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: 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: The African Queen (rated PG, 105 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.


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 July 11 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.

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, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for June 28: Reincarnation, Karma, and the Afterlife -- do you believe or disbelieve? Why?

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. The next open house is scheduled for July 28.

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 July 1 & 15. 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.


Preschool Story Hour (Ages up to 5)
Tuesdays, June 6-July 25 at 10:15am, in the Community Room
June 6: Stop and Go
June 13: Home Sweet Home
June 20: What Pet Should I Get?
June 27: Hammer Time
July 11: Truckloads of Trucks!
July 18: Colorful World
July 25: Beach Blanket Bingo

Fun and Entertainment for All Ages
Tuesdays, June 6-July 25 at 3pm, in the Community Room
June 6: Build a Better World Through Architecture and Engineering – Diana Wehrell Grabowski, PhD, will show you how to use your imagination and critical thinking to design structures and contraptions using everyday recyclable items.
June 13: Always Anna – Come hear a fun performance of original acoustic tunes about animals and how to get along.
June 20: Under Construction Magic Show – Join the “Jolly Magicians,” David and Judy Cox, for a construction themed magic show.
June 27: Jiggleman – Join Jiggleman for a hilarious, interactive comedy, movement, and coordination show.
July 11: Ed Eliason Drum Circle – Want to make noise? Pound a variety of drums from around the world with Mr. E.
July 18: Boomer Beats – Original percussion artist Brian Slawson treats us to a performance of hits from his latest kids’ album.
July 25: Les Gold – Join our favorite rocket man for some explosive fun as he shows us how to build rockets.

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Join us for individual and team projects and weekly building challenges.

Family Movie Time
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26 at 3;15pm, in the Community Room
June 7: Finding Dory (rated PG, 100 minutes)
June 21: Moana (rated PG, 113 minutes)
June 28: Trolls (rated PG, 92 minutes)
July 12: Sing (rated PG, 114 minutes)
July 19: Secret Life of Pets (rated PG, 90 minutes)
July 26: Zootopia (rated PG, 110 minutes)

Make It Take It Craft Program (Ages 6 to 12)
Thursdays, June 8 – July 27 at 10:30am, in the Community Room
June 8: Community Helpers – Design your place in Cocoa Beach, make a community helpers flipbook, make a shrink art badge, make a doctors kit, open wide and make a big smile, make a chef’s hat, and make an orange sunshine treat.
June 15: Build It – Design your place in Cocoa Beach, go wild with a pipe cleaner challenge, plan and execute your cardboard design, assemble a museum, design your own architectural column, and enjoy a delicious fruit butterfly snack.
June 22: Operation Island Survivor – Creativity is when sleeping forces come alive. Please call the library at 321-868-1104 to sign up to join acclaimed children’s book illustrator Lindy Burnett to draw your survival story on a faraway island. This qualifies as a STEAMRollers event. Enrollment is limited.
June 29: Up, Up in the Air - Design your place in Cocoa Beach, create a nest for a bird friend, make a watercolor peace plate, craft a marshmallow constellation, make a birdie Kix snack, and make a hot air balloon.
July 13: Move It – Design your space in Cocoa Beach, create a Pokemon catapult, design a hanging wind mobile, assemble a circus, weave a swimming fish, and make a blueberry and orange fish.
July 20: My Place in the World – Find your place with a geography craft, create your self-portrait with magazines, build an aerial 3D map, and assemble dolphin snacks with bananas and Jell-O.
July 27: STEM World – Build a freestanding balloon tower, try out some of our STEM challenges, and build an edible construction truck.

Teen Craft Programs (Age 10 and up)
Thursdays, June 8 – July 27 at 2pm, in the Community Room
June 8: Veils of Light and Color – Overlapping film shapes create colorful compositions that look like stained glass.
June 22: Color Block with Miss Cindy – Join master crafter and our favorite librarian Cindy Heinig for a colorful design using bold lines and vivid blocks of color.
June 29: Elegant Earrings with Miss Cindy – What’s not to love? Make a pair for yourself or to give to someone special.
July 13: Brew Your Own Skin Care Potions – Make bath bombs, Kool-Aid lip gloss, lip scrubs, and more!
July 20: Wallet or Shoulder Bag – Back by popular demand, decorate a heavy cotton handbag or wallet with markers to show your style. Cost is $3.
July 27: Silk Painting – Outline your design on a silk disc with resist. Using dyes, fill the outline to make your design come to life.

Wiggle Workout
Fridays, June 9-July 28 at 10:15am, in the Community Room
For toddlers, preschoolers, and their grownups: join us for a movement program of music, games, coordination, stretching, balance, and rhythm.

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