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September Art and Artists:

Main Library: Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt’s Acrylics on Canvas
Community Room: Liz Scholder’s Student Work
Display Case: Rolling Readers

Free Friday Movies: Go for the Gold
Fridays, September 22-October 6 at 3pm, in the Community Room
These inspirational films tell the true stories of sports heroes and legends. Popcorn and refreshments will be served!
**RESCHEDULED** September 22: Race (rated PG-13, 134 minutes)
September 29: McFarland, USA (rated PG, 128 minutes)
October 6: Tommy’s Honour (rated PG, 112 minutes)

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, September 27 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 follow. Everyone welcome! Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Creating Your Own Happiness
Wednesday, September 27 from 6pm – 7:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Each of us has a choice to stay stuck in the life we've created, or to let it go and allow a new expression of ourselves to emerge. Join Suzanne Eusebio and Diane Winters, licensed psychotherapists, as they present an informative and interactive workshop. Learn how to feel better in any situation using techniques to increase your happiness and remove blocks that hold you back. Experience “tapping” (EFT) and a short visualization to ground the intentions and actions that align with your heart’s wisdom. Suzanne Eusebio, LMFT and Diane Winters, LMHC are licensed psychotherapists using a heart-centered, energy-based approach to mind, body, spirit wellness. Please pre-register for this workshop. Cost is $5.

Shoo the Flu! with the Visiting Nurse Association
Friday, September 29 from 10:30am-12:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
The flu shot is your best defense against the influenza virus. Get a flu shot to keep yourself and your community healthy! Please bring your primary insurance card. Vaccines available while supplies last.

Western Humanities: UFOs: Fact or Fiction?
Tuesdays, October 3 & 10 at 3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
History is riddled with strange sightings in the sky. Are those unidentified objects zipping through space tricks of the eye, weather balloons, or visitors from another world? Former college instructor George V. Richards, PhD in Classical Civilization, will present notable UFO reports from ages past. Join him as he debunks instances that can be explained, and explores the stranger sightings that can’t be. Please pre-register; cost is $5 per class.

Landlord Interest Group
Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm, in the Captain’s Room
This group meets once a month on the first Tuesday and is intended as an opportunity for local landlords to meet, network, and exchange information and ideas.

VNA Community Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, October 4 at 9:30am, in the Captain’s Room
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.

Candlelight Yin Yoga
Wednesday, October 4 at 6:15pm, in the Community Room
Enjoy an introduction to Yin Yoga including a discussion on the philosophy and health benefits of Yin, and then experience the restoration for yourself amongst soothing candlelight. Yin yoga opens the deep connective tissues and fascia throughout your body with static, supported poses typically done on the floor. Every pose will be a journey to explore, while you move into a deeper state of surrender and renewal. This workshop will be led by Rochelle Scott, a 500-Hour Certified Hatha Yoga instructor who is Levels 1 & 2 Yin Yoga TT Certified. This is an all-levels class, perfect for those brand new to yoga and those who need to stretch safely. Please bring yoga mat, towel and water. If you have yoga blocks, a bolster or other yoga props, please bring them. Some yoga blocks and bolsters will be available to borrow. Cost is $5.

8th Annual Florida Women of the Waves
Friday, October 6 at 7pm; Doors open at 6:30pm
Women of the Waves Weekend 2017 is kicking of this year’s events with Women of the Waves 2, a documentary surf film that celebrates women and their unique approach to surfing and life. The film looks at the state of surfing today from a feminine perspective and features positive role models that give back to people and the planet. Refreshments will be provided by Sunseed Co-Op. Doors open at 6:30pm.

*RESCHEDULED* Sea Glass Jewelry Class
Saturday, October 7 at 11am, in the Community Room
Learn basic wire wrap skills with instructor Diana Watkins! Wire wrap a piece of sea glass from our very own east coast beaches. Bring your own sea glass or a piece will be supplied to you. All supplies are included: wire, rhinestones, turtle charm (1 larger or small turtle), and sea glass. Cost is $20, cash only. Please pre-register.

Author Sean McHugh
Sunday, October 8 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Children's book author and illustrator, Sean McHugh, will be visiting the Cocoa Beach Public Library on Sunday, October 8th from 2-4 PM. Autographed copies of all three books from the series: Broomsticks, Broomsticks-The Halloween Spirit, and A Broomsticks Christmas, will be available for purchase for $10 each. Pocky McGuire has no idea why she is different. No one else in her family can levitate books or freeze an angry dog in his tracks. She felt alone in the world until one day she met a strange boy with a goatee. Unlike Pocky, Stamp had no doubt who he was. He was raised by witches and could work his magic at the drop of a pointed hat. Pocky hoped to befriend her magical counterpart and learn few tricks of the trade, but Stamp was one sorcerer who was not looking for an apprentice. Will magic bring these two kindred spirits together? Sean is a Kissimmee resident originally from Maysville, Kentucky and has been working as an artist at Walt Disney World for 17 years. This is the author's first signing in Cocoa Beach and he is very excited about it as the town was the setting for the television classic, I Dream of Jeannie, which was a huge influence in his writing stories about magical characters. The Broomsticks books were co-written by Sean's niece, Katie McHugh Parker, and published by Diversion Press.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Tuesday, October 10 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Professional medium and author John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give brief individual readings as time allows.

Dreams and Our Spiritual Journey – Spiritual Exploration Class
Wednesday, October 11 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
“Dreams touch every level of our life. They may let us glimpse the future, or give suggestions for healing, or share insights into our relationships. Above all, they can and will steer us more directly toward God.” From Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook, by Harold Klemp (complimentary copy provided to attendees). Join us to explore the spiritual nature of dreams, share your stories, and learn simple spiritual exercises to help you work with your dreams. Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Journaling Through Your Grief: Self-Reflection and Mourning
Every other Thursday, October 12 & 26 at 10:30am, in the Captain’s Room
During this 10 session education/support group, participants will create a unique journal in memory of their loved one and will be encouraged to journal on their own time. Education about the grief process and the role of journaling in coping with loss will be presented and participants will be invited to share their reflections and writings in group as appropriate. This group is open to the community and is free of charge. Materials provided. Please register by contacting Christy Taylor, LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator at 321-269-4240 or

*CANCELLED* Author Jay Heavner
Friday, October 13 at 11am, in the Community Room
This program has been cancelled. Please check back here for a rescheduled date soon.

AARP Driving Course
Saturday, October 14 from 9:30am-4:30pm, in the Community Room
Refresh your driving skills and know the new rules of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. Call 321-635-9189 to pre-register. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Cash or check made out to AARP. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration. Bring a lunch.

Improv at the Library
Sunday, October 15 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Come join us for a Spontaneous Improv Show performed by various local actors and improvisers. YOU can be part of the sketches TOO! Participate or just enjoy the show! Watch us make some STUFF UP!

Watercolor Classes with Helen Wheatley
Mondays, October 16-November 20 at 10am, in the Community Room
Watercolor artist Helen Wheatley creates exquisite paintings rich in color and content. Her work Faces at the Oasis won best of show at the Central Brevard Art Association’s annual show in March 2007. She’ll share her skills with you in these classes suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Cost is $60 for the 6-week session. Enrollment is limited: Please register in advance at the sign up table and pick up a materials list.

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
Monday, October 16 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room
The Bead Ladies are here! Come join the ladies and make a double-strap bracelet with wire wrap detail. Cost is $15, and all supplies will be provided. To register, call Nancy or Normandie at 321-225-1394 or email at

Free Spinal Check with Dr. Weber
Tuesday, October 17 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Dr. Doug Weber will be evaluating spines for free at the Cocoa Beach Library. Come see how you line up. Are you headed for trouble or are you as straight as an arrow? He will also give you an overall evaluation about how that pinched nerve you might have relates to organ function or other health problems you might be dealing with. All are welcome.

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, October 18 at 9:30am, 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.

Sea Beans Annual Symposium
Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, in the Community Room
Noted scientists, authors, and sea-bean enthusiasts will be present for this 2-day event celebrating driftology and the treasures it yields. Displays, presentations, beach walks, contests, and discussions will make this an interesting weekend.

*CANCELLED* Card Making Class with Donna Herring
Monday, October 23 at 10:30am, in the Captain’s Room
Tuesday, October 24 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
Learn to make cards by hand with artist Donna Herring! The class is suitable for beginners. More experienced card makers may learn a new fold. Cost is $10 per class. Please pre-register.

Solar Power: Before and After the Storm
Tuesday, October 24 from 6pm-7:30pm, in the Community Room
Join our multi-part seminar on the use of solar energy in Florida on October 24th at 6pm at the Cocoa Beach Library. Topics will include how solar came to the rescue when the grid went down and how churches and the businesses are using solar. The slide presentation is chock full of pictures and interesting facts for solar energy users and those considering going solar. A sneak preview of the upcoming annual solar tour planned for October 28th will also be provided. Presentation by Ray Osborne of A1A Research will share interviews with those who used solar power during the storm and give a slide presentation of solar usage with both residents and businesses locally. Pictures from previous solar tours include a ground-mounted solar array from the American Muscle Car Museum, solar parking canopy by a biomedical company, a utility-owned solar farm, roof-top solar arrays with an investment company credit union and solar components used to provide power during a storm. Bill Young, representing the Florida Renewable Energy Association, will discuss solar electric emergency power systems - an option for when the grid goes down. Photovoltaic (solar) power systems with storage are similar to an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), providing a seamless transition from utility power to homes and businesses. Learn about the advantages of photovoltaic systems compared to fossil fuel generators. He will also show what is in store for the upcoming ASES/FREA solar tour on Saturday the 28th For more information email or call 904-290-1513.

Printmaking with Liz Scholder
Wednesday, October 25 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Using stencils provided, or some that you make, learn to make fun, trendy, and unique prints on your very own canvas bag. You can even try a masking method to give your project texture and style. Materials will be provided. Please pre-register. Prepay class fee of $20 to instructor Liz Scholder. Call Liz at (321) 292-9782 for more information.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, October 25 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 follow. Everyone welcome! Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Central Brevard Art Association Annual Art Show
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, in the Community Room
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!

*NEW CLASS DATES* Western Humanities: Ancient History of Greece and Rome
Tuesdays, November 7-28 at 3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Discover culture through its roots in ancient civilizations. Former college instructor George V. Richards, PhD in Classical Civilization, will teach the humanities, beginning with Greek and Roman history. Learn about the art, sculpture, architecture, literature, and philosophy that came to define one of the world's most fascinating and influential ancient cultures. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited. Cost is $20 for the 4-class series.


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. Contact Cindy Thomas at 407-797-3402 or email her at 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 October 10 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be September's book, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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, 1-3pm, Open Cribbage Play. Drop into library to practice your cribbage skills, join games, make friends, and have fun.

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for October 18: Is justice blind, or doesn't she see enough?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place October 11 in the Captain's Room. For more info contact Mary Lambert at 799-9286.

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.

Thursdays., 4:30pm, Recovery International’s RI Discovery. RI Discovery is a self-help, peer-to-peer, cognitive behavioral training system that teaches people skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. For more information, call Sheila at 321-784-0694.

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.

Fridays, 4pm, Meditation Group. This meditation class meets every Friday in the Captain's Room. Pre-register; $5 per class.

Saturdays, 2pm, Spanish Classes with Ms. Dolly. This Spanish class is intended for adult beginners. Pre-register; $5 per class.

3rd Friday, 1:30pm, What's In a Name Book Club. This book club will meet to discuss different biographies of notable figures. The next meeting will take place October 20 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Let's Roll by Lisa Beamer. For more information, contact Shirley Finke at 613-2667.

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. **CANCELLED THROUGH THE END OF 2017.**

1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10am, Longevitology Adjustments in the Captain's Room. Practice this simple laying-on-of-hands method intended to adjust or restore energy balance to help the body heal itself. The next meetings will take place on October 7 & 21. 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.

Tuesdays, 11:45am: Senior Flow with Katrina McMillen. Improve flexibility, feel serene and relaxed, and build strength through elements of Tai Chi, Pilates, and yoga in this class designed especially for seniors. Cost is $5 per class. Beginning October 10.

Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm: Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain. This fun, non-competitive class is appropriate for beginners and those experienced with a gentle, mindful practice. Students must bring a yoga mat and be able to get up and down from the floor. Cost is $5 per session. Beginning October 3.

Wednesdays, 9:30am, Gentle Yoga and Stretching. Taught by Rochelle Scott, certified yoga instructor. Cost is $5 per class.


Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Toddler Time (under 5).

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, September 13 & 27 at 4pm, in the Community Room

Join in for 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. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Department.

Wiggle Workout
Thursdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Rhythm, stretching, movement, games, music, coordination, and play all come together during this fun and interactive workout session designed for kids ages 2-5.

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