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We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28.

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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November Art and Artists:

Main Library: Barry Schoenholz’ Digital Photography
Community Room: Seams Unique Fiber Art
Display Case: Patrice Thomas' Bead Jewelry

Health for Life: Natural Solutions to Sleep Problems
Friday, November 21 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will talk about the causes of sleep disruption due to common issues such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy, and discuss natural and alternative solutions to the problem. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Free Friday Movies: ‘Tis the Season
Fridays, November 7–December 19 at 3pm

Get into the spirit of things with these heartfelt and hilarious stories that take place during the Thanksgiving holidays. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
November 21: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, rated R, 93 minutes
November 28: No film, closed for the Thanksgiving holiday
December 5: Joyeux Noël, rated PG-13, 116 minutes
December 12: No film
December 19: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, rated PG-13, 97 minutes

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Sharon Osuna
Sunday, November 23 at 2pm

Sharon has been playing guitar and singing since her pre-teen years, when her maternal grandmother started teaching her American traditional songs. Throughout her life she has continued the folk tradition of singing about the lives of ordinary people. Her music is peppered with Florida stories and characters, classic sounds, and a spirit of fun.

Creative Christmas Cards
Wednesday, December 3 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Paper artist Ree Nathan will help you give your holiday greetings unique style. Create three elegant Christmas cards with matching envelopes using beautiful cardstocks, designer 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.

Art Journaling with Joan Throm
Thursday, December 4 and Friday, December 12 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Art journaling restores inner tranquility and is a fun way to record responses to day-to-day feelings. This is not a class series; please attend any or all meetings you wish. Cost is $5.

Smartphones and Tablets 101
Friday, December 5 at 10:30am for Apple devices, and 1pm for Android devices

Still trying to figure out your smartphone or tablet? Learn the basics about how your device works, what it can do for you, and how to get the most out of these helpful machines. It would be beneficial to come to class prepared with your account names and passwords for your App Store, Google Play, and/or email accounts so that you can participate in demonstrations. Taught by Barb Barrett, a former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Please register in advance for the class that addresses your device; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Merritt Island Presbyterian Handbell Ringers
Sunday, December 7 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.

Community HU Chant
Tuesday, December 9 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Singing or chanting HU can expand your awareness, help you experience divine love, heal a broken heart. Regardless of personal beliefs or religion, everyone is welcome to try this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Release your inner tensions and gain insight, peace, and comfort. There will be a brief introduction before the HU chant and a time for visiting and conversation immediately afterward. Hosted by members of Eckankar, a religious non-profit group.

Local Author Paul Bruce: Being There in the Battle of the Bulge
Wednesday, December 10 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Local author Paul Bruce has translated his experience in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II into a narrative that balances humor with the horrors of war. Reflect on the seventieth anniversary of one of the most critical battles on the Western Front with Paul Bruce’s book, which details not so much strategy and troop movement, but the experience of being there. Copies will be available for sale and signing.

Local Authors: Creative at Any Age
Thursday, December 11 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

These local authors have nurtured their creativity throughout their lives and now into their eighties. Mystery writer Kay Williamson, political and historical author George L. Fouke, and travel memoirist Bob Silverman will discuss their works, their journeys to publication, and the importance of not giving up on your creative vision. Copies of their books will be available for sale and signing.

Painting Silk Scarves: Shibori Made Simple
Saturday, December 13 at 1pm

Create beautiful wearable art to keep or give as a gift as you learn to dye scarves with the shibori technique, a pattern created through folding, pleating, or binding lightweight silk and adding your own rich and vivid color choices. Cost is $35 for materials and fees, due in advance. Enrollment is limited; students must pre-register with instructor Jo-Ann Jensen at 543-6338.

Florida Author Sandy Chase
Saturday, December 13 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Sandy Chase will discuss The Resolutionary War, her poignant novel about a group of friends who struggle to hold true to resolutions they’ve made to accomplish their goals and stand firm against all the adversity, upheaval, and hardship life deals them. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Homebrew
Sunday, December 14 at 2pm

Husband and wife team Andy and Becca serve up a bold brew of tunes across multiple styles of music. They combine Becca's classical & trad background with Andy's jazz & rock upbringing to play traditional and modern Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and Americana. They’ll help us kick up our heels in the holiday spirit by playing some wintry tunes into the mix.

Freedom 7 Elementary Chorus Sings Christmas Carols
Tuesday, December 16 at 6pm

Cocoa Beach’s young students will warm your heart with their renditions of your favorite holiday tunes.

Healthy Planet Presents Vegan Holiday Treats
Wednesday, December 17 at 6pm

Get some tips and gather recipes to keep your holiday table healthy and festive. Snacks and samples will be served.

Music on a Saturday Afternoon: Erin & Elliot Dickinson with Mike Raley
Saturday, December 27 at 2pm

Singer/songwriters Erin, Elliot, and Mike will entertain with groovy music and vocal harmonies. Erin, now living in Portland, has performed across the U.S. as well as Europe and Asia. Elliot is a founding member of Tampa’s Battle of the Bands winner The Rosewoods. Mike plays bass with Portland’s Soundstage Rhythm Orchestra and plays a variety of musical styles with other groups. Together they’ll treat you to an afternoon of old classics and new favorites.


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-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 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.

3rd Tuesday, 2pm, PlayReaders Group. All attendees are provided with a copy of the play and are encouraged to participate. The next meeting takes place on January 20 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Jean Whitfield for details at 321-784-1105.

Wednesdays & Fridays, by appointment only, 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. For more info or to schedule a counseling session call 321-323-9418 or email

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. There will be no meeting of Socrates Cafe on Wednesday, November 26.

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place December 10 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be "Christmas Day in the Morning" by Pearl S. Buck.

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.


StoryTime Tuesdays
10:15am, Toddler Time
(ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)

Thanksgiving Puppet Show: Turk & Runt
Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30pm

Join us for a puppet show that celebrates all the fun and flavor of our favorite harvest holiday. Please RSVP with the Youth Department to reserve your seat for this free performance. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Freedom 7 Elementary Chorus Sings Christmas Carols
Tuesday, December 16 at 6pm

Cocoa Beach’s young students will warm your heart with their renditions of your favorite holiday tunes.

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