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September Art and Artists:

Main Library: Jeanne Weaver’s Seascapes and Shell Paintings
Community Room: Al Bleakley’s Photos of Turkey
Display Case: Cyndie Olson’s Sea Glass Art

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.
September 12: The Prestige, rated PG-13, 131 minutes
September 19: Sherlock Holmes, rated PG-13, 139 minutes

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!


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.

Mondays, by appointment only, CareerSource Brevard: Job Search Assistance. Veterans receive assistance in the Captain's Room in searching for work and entering the job market. For more info contact Joel Rosado at 321-394-0642. This service will not be regularly available at the library after September 29.

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 October 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

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

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for September 17: Is marriage still relevant? What are the ethical and societal effects of our changing sexual values?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place October 8 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Dubliners by James Joyce.

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 September 26.


Tuesdays, 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.


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

Annual Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 5 at 2pm

Enjoy refreshments, popcorn, games, and crafts. Win Library Bucks. Fun for the entire family! (Please bring a canned good for the Girl Scout Food Drive and individually wrapped cookies, brownies or cupcakes for a cupcake walk.) Generous support for this program was provided in part by the Brevard Library Foundation.

LEGO Club (For All Ages)
Wednesday, October 8 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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