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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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August Art and Artists:

Main Library: Central Brevard Art Association
Community Room: Cocomo Creations Painted Tropical Art
Display Case: Claudia & Steve Beckwith’s Glass Jewelry and Handmade Knives

Free Friday Movies: Whodunit?
Fridays, August 22 – September 19 at 3pm

Try to follow the twists and turns in these intricate movie mysteries. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
August 22: The Ghost Writer, rated PG-13, 129 minutes
August 29: State of Play, rated PG-13, 128 minutes
September 5: Gosford Park, rated R, 138 minutes
September 12: The Prestige, rated PG-13, 131 minutes
September 19: Sherlock Holmes, rated PG-13, 139 minutes

Bestselling Florida Author Randy Wayne White
Saturday, August 23 at 1pm

New York Times bestselling author – and frequent visitor to the Cocoa Beach Library – Randy Wayne White will introduce Haunted, the third volume in his exciting new Hannah Smith series. Haunted hits the shelves August 19. Copies will be available for sale and signing, and a percentage of the proceeds goes to the library for copies of the book purchased at the event.

Free Resources for Job Seekers: ReferenceUSA & Brevard County Libraries
Monday, August 25 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

ReferenceUSA, a free internet-based resource available through your library, provides in-depth information on more than 14 million employers nationwide. The service enables you to research industries and companies, find human resource executives, prepare for interviews, and more. Learn to use this invaluable database to tailor your job search and find the career move that’s right for you. Please register in advance for this program.

Small Business Development with Reference USA & Brevard County Libraries
Monday, August 25 at 4pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Give your business a boost using free resources at the library. ReferenceUSA, an internet-based database available through Brevard County Libraries, can help you identify new sales prospects and key business contacts, gather competitive business intelligence, create customized business and consumer marketing lists, and much more. Learn to use ReferenceUSA as a strategic tool to take your small business to the next level. Please register in advance for this program.

Saving Money With Your SmartPhone
Wednesday, August 27 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Your smartphone can save you money on anything and almost everything. You can use apps to store coupons and loyalty cards, comparison shop for the best prices locally and online, make one-click purchases from your phone to be sent directly to your home, and much more. Find out about the best apps and methods to help you save on purchases you make every day. This class is taught by Barb Barrett, a local resident and former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Cost is $5. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Fine Art Photography Classes
Wednesdays, September 3 - 24 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn fundamentals of composing a photo for maximum impact and explore Picasa, a free, user-friendly imaging program. Prerequisites: A point-and-shoot digital camera, the ability to transfer digital images to a thumb/flash drive. Cost is $20 for the series. Please pre-register. View Mick’s work at facebook.com/cosmickdesigns.

Western Humanities: Greek & Roman Sculpture
Thursdays, September 4–25 from 3:30-5:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn how the ancients represented the human experience and how their arts compare and contrast to our modern cultural expression. Taught by former Rollins College instructor George V. Richards. Cost is $20 for the series. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited.

Book Signing with Bestselling Author Jay Barbree: Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight
Saturday, September 6 at 1pm

Longtime space correspondent for NBC News and New York Times bestselling author Jay Barbree will sign copies of his new book, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight. The bestselling book sold out at our last event, so anyone who missed him last time has another chance to participate in a brief Q&A and get an autographed copy of the story of Neil Armstrong’s life as a pilot and astronaut, as told by his personal friend, Jay Barbree. Copies will be available for sale at the signing and a portion of the proceeds will go to the library for books purchased at the event.

Spiritual Experiences Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Spiritual experiences such as prophetic dreams or out-of-body experiences are part of everyday living for many people. Members of Eckankar will lead a discussion using Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. (Order a free copy online.)

SmartPhones 101
Wednesday, September 10 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Your smartphone can be a calendar, camera, map, flashlight, and much more. Find out how to get the most out of yours. Bring your App Store, Google Play, and/or email account names and passwords so you can participate in demos. Cost is $5.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Wednesday, September 10 at 6pm

Professional medium and author John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give brief individual readings as time allows.

Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, September 13 from 11am-1pm

Rain barrels help reduce irrigation costs and impacts on storm water run-off, as well as conserving water you can use in your home and garden. Cost is $50 for supplies to construct your barrel, though anyone is welcome to learn about how to use rain collection devices at no cost. Limited enrollment; pre-register with Elizabeth Melvin at 321-633-2016 ext. 56721.

Healthy Planet Documentary Screening: Peaceable Kingdom
Sunday, September 14 at 2pm

This powerful documentary shows the struggle of conscience experienced by traditional farmers whose strong connections with the animals they care for lead them to question assumptions about farmers, farm life, and farm animals themselves. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be served.

The Bead Ladies: Bead-Making and Jewelry Class
Thursday, September 18 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Make two pairs of earrings and an earring frame holder to display your creations. Cost is $13; all materials are provided. Pre-register; enrollment is limited.

Health for Life: Functional Medicine
Friday, September 19 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will help you learn how diet, environment, stress, and past traumas affect your overall health. Hear about natural and alternative solutions to resolve the health issues you’ve been living with once and for all. Please pre-register.

Healthy Planet presents Sustainable Nutrition with Dr. Samadhi Artemisa
Saturday, September 20 at 1pm

Dr. Samadhi Artemisa, PhD, AP, will help you broaden your healthy-eating horizons. Experienced plant-eaters and curious newcomers will learn how to avoid nutrient deficiencies and discover essential foods & recipes for a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Planet presents a Vegan Food Demo
Wednesday, September 24 at 6pm

A demonstration of quick and delicious "you won't miss the meat" vegan dishes that will add variety to your table without sacrificing your health and wellness. Samples will be served.

Saving Money With Your SmartPhone
Thursday, September 25 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Find out about the best apps and methods to help you save on purchases you make every day. This class is taught by Barb Barrett, a local resident and former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Cost is $5.

Central Brevard Art Association’s Annual Art Show
Friday–Sunday, September 26–28

More than 30 artists will display work in media ranging from oils to watercolors, from silk to sculptures, and more. Pick out décor for your home and gifts for your friends. The CBAA will hold raffles at this show to support scholarship funds for young artists, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the Cocoa Beach Library. Stop by to support local artists and your local library!

ONGOING PROGRAMS

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, CareerSource Brevard: Job Search Assistance. Veterans and other job seekers receive assistance in the Captain's Room in searching for work and entering the job market. Appointments are required. For more info contact Thomas Thompson at 321-394-0572 or Mary Hagan at 321-394-0560.

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 September 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.

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 September 16 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 shinecocoabeach@gmail.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, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place September 10 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be 1984 by George Orwell.

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 August 22.

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Tuesdays, beginning 9/9, 2-3:15pm: All-Levels Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain. A relaxing, non-competitive class appropriate for beginners or experienced practitioners. Students must bring a mat and be comfortably able to get up and down from the floor. Cost is $5 per session.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

StoryTime Tuesdays, beginning September 2
10:15am, Toddler Time
(ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)

LEGO Club (For All Ages)
Wednesday, September 10 at 4pm

Join in for building challenges, individual and team projects, contests and themed events. Bring your own bricks or dig into our collection to create unique designs. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Department.

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