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We will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27.

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 and Jerry Hanzl - Digital Photography
Community Room: Al Bleakley - Photography
Display Case: Harry Phillips - Marine Sculptures and Eyca Moticska - Pottery

Free Friday Movies: ‘Tis the Season
Fridays, November 6 – December 18 at 3pm, in the Community Room

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.
December 4: While You Were Sleeping, rated PG, 103 minutes
December 11: 8 Women, rated R, 111 minutes
December 18: The Bishop's Wife, not rated, 109 minutes

Laugh Ladies Peer Support Group
CANCELLED Regrettably, this ongoing meeting has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Tuesdays at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room
Ladies Accepting & Uplifting while Growing & Healing is a peer support group.

Spiritual Experiences Book Discussion
Wednesday, December 2 at 6pm in the Captain’s Room

Have you had what might be considered a spiritual experience? Maybe something from your childhood or maybe a dream? Join us for a fascinating discussion for people of all faiths, and meet others who have had profound spiritual experiences. Discover for yourself what your experiences may mean, and learn new and advanced ways for exploring your inner worlds using the interactive Spiritual Experiences Guidebook and CD (free copy to attendees). Discussions will continue monthly through April, 2016.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Merritt Island Presbyterian Church Handbell Ringers
Sunday, December 6 at 2pm, in the Community Room

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.

Handmade Christmas Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, December 9 from 9:30-11:30am, in the Captain’s Room

Paper artist Ree Nathan will help you give your Christmas greetings unique style. Create three elegant Christmas 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.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Sunshine Brass Quintet
Sunday, December 13 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Part of the Melbourne Municipal Band, the Sunshine Brass Quintet plays a wide variety of music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. You may be tempted to sing along to some of their patriotic, gospel, jazz, Dixieland, pop, and classical numbers. They’ll even play a few holiday tunes to get us in the spirit of the season.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, December 16 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, or find inner peace. Stop in to release tensions and gain insight, peace, and calm. The HU Chant is 20 minutes long followed by a few minutes of silent contemplation. Light conversation follows. Everyone welcome! 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.

Mondays at 4:30pm, Healthy Weight Loss. Accountability and Support. Get the right tools, guidance, and support to help you lose weight in a healthy way and learn how to keep it off. For more info contact Health Coach Catrell Cooney at 321-848-8823. No meeting October 26.

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 December 8 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr.

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 November 17 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Shirley Finke for details at 321-613-2667.

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 November 25: Is there a point where survival trumps core values? If so, where is that point? Would it be ethical, when the crisis is over, to reassert your original values system? Is your answer the same for a country as it is for an individual?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place December 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Last Leaf by O. Henry. 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.

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, 11am-3pm and other times 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

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. No Open House in November or December.


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.

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.

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. NO CLASS NOVEMBER 25


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

Thanksgiving Puppet Show
Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30pm, in the Community Room

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

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