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May Art and Artists:

Main Library: Kathy Parsons' Artwork
Community Room: Cocoa Beach Library Youth Summer Program
Display Case: Casey Schreiber's Book Art

Free Friday Movies: Wedding Bells
Fridays, June 10-24 at 3pm in the Community Room

Say "I Do" to these comedic tales of love and matrimony. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Friday, June 10: Father of the Bride, PG, 105 minutes.
Friday, June 17: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, PG, 95 minutes.
Friday, June 24: The Princess Bride, PG, 105 minutes.

Beading Class with Susan Baker & Alison Dragos - CANCELLED
Wednesday, June 1 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Local artists Susan Baker and Alison Dragos will help you spice up your wardrobe with gorgeous, unique bracelets. This month, create the Leather Wrap Bracelet. Learn how to make a leather bracelet that wraps two times with various shapes and sizes of seed beads. All supplies will be provided; cost is $35. Please pre-register at the library – a minimum of 6 people are needed for this class.

Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, June 1 from 6-7:30pm, in the Captain’s Room

Join the latest trend in relaxation - adult coloring books! Coloring isn’t just for kids; studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps relieve stress. We will provide coloring pages designed especially for adults, colored pencils, and markers, but feel free to bring along your own books and supplies if you prefer.

Mayor Tim Tumulty
Wednesday, June 1 at 6-8pm, in the Community Room

Cocoa Beach Mayor Tim Tumulty will present information on topics of interest to the local community, including the state of the Indian River Lagoon. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Science with Omar
Thursdays, June 2 – July 7, 10:30am-12pm in the Jane von Thron Room

Have you ever been curious about space and the world around you? Interested in physics, but don’t want to deal with all the math? Sign up for Science with Omar to learn about physics and astrophysics! This class will introduce physics and astrophysics in a way that anyone can understand – no complex formulas needed. Get ready to impress your friends with your new knowledge of the universe! Ages 14+ and adults. Class is $5, please pre-register.

Fall Prevention Workshop
Thursday, June 2 at 2pm, in the Community Room

The Fall Prevention Workshop with Exercise Physiologist Kent Dobbins will cover the impact of falls in the elderly population and what is being done about it. This seminar will cover how to fall (yes, there is a right way to fall) and how to get yourself off the floor once a fall occurs. There will be demonstrations on techniques to get off the floor, and participants will be asked to get onto the floor, but it is not mandatory. Older attendees are encouraged to bring a spouse, as well as caregivers and children, as it is important that know these techniques too.

Enjoying Poetry with Catherine Lally
Mondays, June 6-27, 1-2pm, in the Captain’s Room

Are you interested in poetry? Over the course of four weeks, this class will read a variety of poems and examine their possible meaning through such literary techniques as narrative point of view, word choice, allusions, symbolism, and more. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to analyze and appreciate poetry. Presented by retired Eastern Florida State College professor Catherine Lally, who has her BA and MA in English. This class will not stress writing poetry, but will instead teach you how to “read” and enjoy poetry. Please pre-register; cost is $5 per class.

Fine Art Photography Classes taught by Mick West - CANCELLED
Tuesdays, June 7-28 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn the fundamentals of composing a photograph for maximum impact and explore the benefits of Picasa, a free, user-friendly imaging program. This class is about art and seeing, not how to operate your camera. Prerequisites: a point-and-shoot digital camera, the ability to transfer digital images to a flash drive, and a desire to take great photos and have fun. Cost is $20 for the 4-class series. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited. View Mick’s work at

iPhone Photography
Tuesday, June 7 at 6-7:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Want to do better at capturing memories as they happen? You can take better-looking photos with your iPhone to share on Facebook, send to your friends, or just spread your artistic wings. Ruth Bleakley will show you photography basics with your iPhone, like how to set up nice looking shots, compensate for bad lighting, and do some basic editing. All versions of the iPhone are welcome, though the latest software update (iOS8) has the most photographic capability. Cost is $5.

Art Space with Elizabeth Scholder
Wednesday, June 8-July 6 at 9:30-11:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Each week students will create a project based on an aspect of history or culture. Art Space 2 indulges our senses in “Waterways,” particularly of eastern North America, from the St. Lawrence with its Thousand Islands to the Florida Keys. Come have fun learning with us, and leave each day with such projects as handmade prints, weavings, and relief paintings! Liz will demonstrate and guide you through each project. $40.00 for 5 weeks, includes materials for class.

Handmade Books: Coptic Stitch Journal with Washi Tape
Saturday, June 11 at 9:30am-12:30pm, in the Captain’s Room

Do you love journaling? Curious about bookbinding? Local book artist Ruth Bleakley will lead a workshop where participants will create a one of a kind journal that lays completely flat when opened! The covers will be decorated with your choice of colorful paper tape. All materials and tools provided, beginners welcome. Some experience in hand sewing helpful but not required. Limited to 8 participants. Cost $45.

Summer Fun Concert – Anja
Sunday, June 12 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Join us for this special summer fun concert! Anja is a 16 year-old singer, songwriter, and musician. She will be coming to the library to entertain us with originals and classic covers from the 1950s to today’s Top 40. Beat the heat with this special musical treat!

Handmade Greeting Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, June 15 from 9:30-11:30am, 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.

Beading Class with Susan Baker & Alison Dragos
Wednesday, June 15 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Local artists Susan Baker and Alison Dragos will help you spice up your wardrobe with gorgeous, unique bracelets. This month, create the Superduo Bracelet. Learn the basics of bead stringing with needle and thread. All supplies will be provided; cost is $25. Please pre-register at the library – a minimum of 6 people are needed for this class.

Eckankar Book Discussion
Wednesday, June 15 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Is the Soul eternal? What happens when we die? Why reincarnation? Gain insights on these and other questions for a deeper understanding of life after death and coping with loss of loved ones. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Life After Death booklet by Harold Klemp (provided free of charge to attendees) as well as the January 2016 Eckankar “Spiritual Wisdom Journal” online here.

Health for Life: The Answer to Your Health Problems
Friday, June 17 at 10am, in the Jane Von Thron Room

Do you ever feel sick even though you don’t really “have” anything? Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, of Health for Life Medical Clinic will help you figure out this mystery with a presentation about functional medicine. Learn how diet, environment, stress, and past traumas affect your overall health and hear about natural and alternative solutions to resolve the health issues you’ve been living with once and for all. Please register in advance for this free lecture.

Sea Turtle Preservation Society Turtle Talk
Saturday, June 18 from 2-4pm (1:30pm Volunteer Registration), in the Community Room

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. This educational presentation is also a prerequisite for any volunteer activity involving hands-on work with turtles. Register at the program or online at Attendees who have not registered online can register as a walk-in beginning at 1:30pm.

Financial Empowerment: Telling Your Money What to Do, Not Wondering Where It Went
Saturday, June 25 at 1pm in the Jane von Thron Room

Becoming debt free and financially independent is something that everyone wants, but few have a strategy to get there. This workshop will introduce strategies to get you there faster and more efficiently. Learn the reasons why people don’t do as well as they could financially, what the Rule of 72 is, how debts work, and budgeting techniques to put yourself on the road to financial security. Presented by financial coaches Gregory and Elizabeth Weido.

Conversational French: Classes for Beginners
Tuesdays, June 28 – August 2, 9:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room.

These classes will help you understand the basics of conversation in the French language by helping you with pronunciation and teaching you verbs, vocabulary, and adjectives to describe common scenes and scenarios. Taught by Omar Charbanou, an experienced instructor and native French speaker. Cost is $5 per class. Please register in advance.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, June 29 at 6pm, in the Captain’s 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.


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 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.

Tuesdays, 6pm, Citizens Combating Climate Change. Open discussion about strategies and planning to combat climate change. This group will be meeting at Murdocks in Cocoa Village for the month of June. For more information contact Marilyn Mileski at 321-783-2955. No Meeting on 3rd Tuesday of the month

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place June 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan.

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 29: How do you define true friendship? Is friendship more important when we are young or as we age?

3rd Wednesday at 6:30pm, Cocoa Beach Chapter of Christian Surfers. Monthly meeting and Bible study. The next meeting will take place on June 15. For more information call Tracie at 917-1921.

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 will be held on June 24.

Saturdays, by appointment, 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


Mondays, 10:30am or 12pm: Senior Fitness for Fall Prevention. Exercise physiologist Kent Dobbins specializes in biomechanics and exercises designed for people over 60. This hour-long class increases stamina, strength, energy, balance, and helps reduce risk of falls. Movements are low-impact and can be adapted for sitting or standing participants. FREE; all equipment provided.

Wednesdays, 9:30am: Senior Fitness for Fall Prevention. Exercise physiologist Kent Dobbins specializes in biomechanics and exercises designed for people over 60. This hour-long class increases stamina, strength, energy, balance, and helps reduce risk of falls. Movements are low-impact and can be adapted for sitting or standing participants. FREE; all equipment provided.


Bring the kids to Summer Programs at the Cocoa Beach Library: Games, activities, crafts, stories, and snacks for children of all ages, Tuesdays through Fridays, June 7 – July 28.

Preschool Story Hour (Ages up to 5)
Tuesdays at 10:15am, June 7 – July 26 (excluding July 5)

Join us for books and activities designed for your preschool-aged child. Ages up to 5 will love these story experiences.

Fun and Entertainment
Tuesdays, 3pm, June 7-26

These programs pack Tuesday afternoons full of education and adventure. Magic, animals, games, and crafts will keep any child of any age entertained.

LEGO Club (For All Ages)
Wednesdays at 2pm, June 8 – July 27 (excluding July 6)

Join in for weekly 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.

Free Family Movies
Wednesdays at 3:15pm, June 8 – July 27 (excluding July 6)

June 8 – Jump In (rated G)
June 15 – Everyone’s Hero (rated G)
June 22 – Cloud 9 (rated G)
June 29 – Johnny Kapahala (rated G)

Make It – Take It! A Craft and Game Program (Ages 6-12)
Thursdays at 10:30am, June 9 – July 28 (excluding July 7)

Channel your inner artist with these craft-packed programs for ages 6-12. Games, contests, puzzles, and more! Please register for these programs by calling 321-868-1104.

Teen Arts, Crafts, & More (Age 10 and up)
Thursdays, 2pm, June 9 – July 28 (excluding July 7)

Learn a new craft or hone an old skill… these programs instruct exciting techniques and allow kids ages 10 and up to take home their own exquisite creations. Pre-registration is required. Please call 321-868-1104.

Win a Bag of Library Bucks!
Attend one of our programs on Tuesday or Thursday and enter your name to win one of our bags of library bucks. One bag will be given out at each program but you must be present to win.

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