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March Art and Artists:
Main Library: Central Brevard Art Association
Community Room: Susan Tully & Carolyn Cherry’s Watercolors & Acrylics
Display Case: Jamille Haddad’s Fused Glass
AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance, through April 15
Mondays & Thursdays, 10am-2pm (last client must be in by 1pm)
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9am-1pm (last client must be in by 12pm)
AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax and e-filing assistance at the library. Please bring your original Social Security Card, a photo ID, and all your necessary tax documentation.
Bestselling Florida Author Randy Wayne White
Sunday, March 9 at 1pm
New York Times bestselling author – and frequent visitor to the Cocoa Beach Library – Randy Wayne White will introduce Bone Deep, the twenty-first thriller in his ever-popular Doc Ford series. Bone Deep hits the shelves March 4. Copies will be available for sale and signing and a portion of the proceeds goes to the library for books purchased at the event.
Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Robert Rowlette & Friends
Sunday, March 9 at 3pm
Lively and talented keyboard player Robert Rowlette is back to walk his fingers through the genres, covering styles from doo-wop to jazz, and playing it all with flair. He and his friends play a fun show that keeps you clapping the whole way through. (Please note the later 3pm start time for this music program, due to Randy Wayne White’s appearance earlier in the day.)
Caregiving Classes by Hospice of St. Francis
Mondays and Thursdays, March 10–27 from 2-3:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Current and future caregivers use these free classes to find great information and local resources to help with this important yet stressful journey. The class series keeps caregivers informed and healthy years prior to the need for hospice. Please register in advance with Barbara Borman, RN, at 321-269-4240 ext. 330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wear Your Art: A Silk-Painting Workshop
Monday, March 10 at 3pm
Create a beautiful piece of wearable art as you learn the art of dying scarves using a pattern created through folding, pleating, or binding the lightweight silk and adding your own rich and vivid color choices. Cost is $25 for materials and fees, due in advance. Students must pre-register with instructor Jo-Ann Jensen at 543-6338. Limited enrollment of 6 students min., 12 max.
Drawing Classes taught by Elizabeth Scholder
Wednesdays, March 12–April 16, in the Jane von Thron Room
Intro to Drawing from 1-2:30pm
Drawing People from 3-4:30pm (classes may be taken separately or together)
These courses are an opportunity to appreciate drawing and portraiture and to develop your own language of expression within the medium. You will be given a foundation of methods, techniques, and rules of proportion upon which to build and an opportunity to learn from guided practice. You will use pencil, charcoal, conte, pen, and wash. Cost for each set of classes is $48. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.
Documentary Screening: The House I Live In
Wednesday, March 12 at 6pm
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, this film offers a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. Learn more about the legalization issue before it shows up on our Florida ballots. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Highwayman Artist R.L. Lewis
Thursday, March 13 at 2pm
Original Highwayman and Florida Hall of Fame artist R.L. Lewis will demonstrate his painting technique and discuss Highwaymen art. The Highwaymen were an assemblage of self-taught African-American artists who sold their vivid and dynamic paintings at roadside stands from the trunks of their cars from the 1950’s through the 80’s.
Free Friday Movies: The Luck of the Irish
Fridays, March 7–28 at 3pm
These movies make the most of the music, humor, history, and soul of the Irish people. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
March 14: An Everlasting Piece, rated R, 104 minutes
March 21: The Boxer, rated R, 114 minutes
March 28: The Commitments, rated R, 118 minutes
Table For Two: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Warren Caterson
Saturday, March 15 at 2pm
Join Chef Warren Caterson as he shares kitchen tips, cooking hints and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking for small groups. He’ll answer questions like: Is it possible to chop onions without tears? Are pre-packaged frozen entrées really time and money savers? What is the best upgrade for my kitchen? How do I preserve all that leftover fresh parsley when I've only used a teaspoon or two? And, should I cook with wine, and if so, what kind should I use? Chef Warren ends each presentation with a cooking demonstration, preparing a healthy entrée that anyone can replicate in their own home. Copies of his cookbook, Table For Two, will be available for sale and signing.
Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Platinum Coast Chorus
Sunday, March 16 at 2pm
The award-winning Platinum Coast Chorus is our local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of over 30,000 women singers committed to advancing the a cappella musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. They sing and entertain with all-vocal renditions of classic tunes and favorite hits.
Friends of the Library Travel Film Series
Wednesday, March 19 at 6pm
Whether you’re planning a trip or taking a virtual vacation, these travel movies presented by the Cocoa Beach Friends are sure to please. Refreshments will be served.
March 19: Rudy Maxa: Argentina
Local Author Traci Graf: The Gift of Life: Behind the Scenes of Donor Organ Retrieval
Thursday, March 20 at 2pm
Registered Nurse and former Transplant Coordinator Traci Graf will talk about one of the miracles of modern medicine: organ transplants. In her book, The Gift of Life: Behind the Scenes of Donor Organ Retrieval, she shares the stories of the most memorable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting transplants of her career. She’ll tell about the process of organ donation, the controversy that surrounds the practice, and the healing power organ donation holds for grief-stricken families. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing.
Health for Life: Understanding Fibromyalgia
Friday, March 21 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, of Health for Life Medical Clinic will discuss a holistic approach to understanding the chronic fatigue and pain associated with the much-misunderstood condition of fibromyalgia. Please register in advance for this free lecture; enrollment is limited.
Sea Turtle Preservation Society: Turtle Talk
Saturday, March 22 at 10am (9:30am for Volunteer Registration)
The Sea Turtle Preservation Society will present an introduction to local sea turtle species, biology, and conservation that includes slideshows, informational pamphlets, and models of turtles for guests to discuss and touch. This educational presentation is also a prerequisite for any volunteer activity involving hands-on work with turtles. Register at the program from 9:30 to 10am or online.
Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Homebrew
Sunday, March 23 at 2pm
Husband and wife team Andy and Becca have played and performed together for over ten years, using guitar and percussion, flute, fiddle, and tin whistle to serve up a bold brew of tunes across multiple styles of music. They combine Becca's classical & trad background with Andy's jazz & rock upbringing to play traditional and modern Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and Americana in shows that are as fun as they are impressive.
Double Vision: Silk-Painting Workshop
Monday, March 24 from 1-4:30pm
Enjoy the fun of fabric collage and learn to draw on feather-light fabric using the silk batik method while creating your own artwork that is both visually and technically layered. Using batik techniques, you’ll draw on a sheer layer of silk that’s slightly raised over your fabric collage composition, creating a 3-D, almost holographic “double vision” effect. All special materials provided, but bring your own fun fabrics, scissors & fabric glue for the collage. Cost is $45, due in advance. Students must pre-register with instructor Jo-Ann Jensen at 321-543-6338 or email@example.com. Enrollment is limited.
eRead for Free!
Thursday, March 27 at 11am for Tablets, 2pm for Kindles, and at 4pm for Nooks
Do you have an eReader, smartphone, or mp3 player? Are you thinking about getting one? These free presentations will help you learn how to check out e-books and e-audiobooks from your Brevard County Library system so you can access a great book anytime, anywhere. This class is about the process of checking out e-media from the library website and is not device training, although we will answer device questions as we are able and time allowing. Please register in advance for the class that addresses your device. (Please contact the library if you’re not sure which class you should attend.)
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. For more info contact Thomas Thompson at 321-394-0572 or Mary Hagan at 321-394-0560.
Tuesdays, 9am-1pm, Scrapbooking Group. Get together with friends, learn new techniques, share tips, and make your memories beautiful. For more info contact Ernestine at 321-427-0607.
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 March 11 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.
3rd Tuesday, 2pm, PlayReaders Group. All attendees are provided with a copy of the play and are encouraged to participate. Please note: This group is not meeting in December due to the holiday. The next meeting takes place on March 18 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Jean Whitfield for details at 321-784-1105.
Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for March 12: What are the ethical considerations of having over 2 million people incarcerated?
2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place March 12 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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, 10am-2pm, 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. Appointments get priority but are not required. For more info call 321-323-9418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 March 28.
Mondays, through 3/31, 10-10:45am, Zumba Gold with Carla Cano. An easy-to-follow class that lets you move to the beat with modified, low-impact moves at your own speed. No dance experience required. Cost is $5 per session.
Mondays, through 3/31, 11am-12pm, Lean & Fit with Catrell Cooney. Gently condition the entire body while building core strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Suitable for all levels of activity. Cost is $5 per session.
Tuesdays, through 5/20, 2-3:15pm: All-Levels Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain. This is a relaxing, non-competitive class appropriate for beginners or experienced practitioners. Cost is $5 per session.
Tuesdays, through 3/25, 6:30-7:30pm, Basic Hatha Yoga with Roy Crissinger. Enhance body strength and eliminate tension in this class for all levels. Cost is $5 per session.
Wednesdays, through 4/30, 9-10am, T’ai Chi with John Estes. This ancient martial art incorporates principles of health and meditation into its practice. Cost is $5 per session.
Fridays, through 3/28, 11am-12pm, Chair Yoga with Emily Hain. No experience or special equipment is necessary; chairs are used for support. Cost is $4 per session.
YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS
10:15am, Toddler Time (ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)
Wednesday, March 19 at 4pm
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 Dept.
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