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We will be CLOSED for Independence Day on Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4.

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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July Art and Artists:

Main Library: Central Brevard Art Association
Community Room: Cocoa Beach Youth Summer Programs
Display Case: Rolling Readers

Meeting the Needs of the Elder Population with Author Steve Rutz
Tuesday, July 7 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

The elder population faces a journey filled with unfamiliar challenges, unforeseen twists and turns, and many events and decisions that can seem overwhelming. Author Steve Rutz will help you put together a road map to plan for common scenarios faced during your golden years, so you can be comfortably prepared for the rest of your life. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

Handmade Greetings with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, July 8 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.

Free Friday Movies: Small Town, Big Story
Fridays, July 10 – August 14 at 3pm

Sometimes the most hilarious, heartfelt, and surprising stories happen in places where you can’t meet a stranger. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
July 10: To Kill A Mockingbird, 129 minutes
July 17: Bernie, rated PG-13, 104 minutes
July 24: My Cousin Vinny, rated R, 120 minutes
July 31: The Station Agent, rated R, 89 minutes
August 7: Lars and the Real Girl, rated PG-13, 106 minutes
August 14: Waiting for Guffman, rated R, 84 minutes

Food Is Our Best Medicine
Saturday, July 11 at 10am, or Wednesday, July 22 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

What you eat affects all aspects of your health and wellness. Find out what foods can dramatically delay the aging process, help you lose excess weight, sleep better, and even heal most of your health imbalances. With her experience in acupuncture and herbal and nutritional medicine, Dr. Jeanne Maguire, A.P., PhD, has helped thousands heal from chronic health issues.

Understanding Home Energy Use
Tuesday, July 14 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Everyone has an interest in reducing home energy consumption, but how can you tell what information and “experts” to trust? Research faculty from the Florida Solar Energy Center will shed light on what is driving energy use in typical Florida homes. You'll be armed with knowledge to weed out the truly unbelievable advertising claims promising huge electric bill reductions and you can apply the knowledge to debunk some of the most common and outrageous claims. Bring any ads or flyers you’ve received to add to the discussion.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Wednesday, July 15 at 6pm

Professional medium and author John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give brief individual readings as time allows.

Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear: Open Discussion
Wednesdays, July 15 & 29 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Find answers to being afraid of death, of going beyond yourself, of losing love, of change, and much more. Find a voice of comfort, wisdom, and self-mastership, and a very special spiritual exercise to help you conquer fear and replace it with divine love. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear booklet by Harold Klemp (provided free of charge to attendees). Presented by local members of Eckankar.

iPhone Photography
Saturday, July 18 at 9:30am, 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. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Smartphones and Tablets 101
Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30am for Android devices and 2pm for Apple devices

Still trying to figure out your smartphone or tablet? Learn the basics about how your device works, what it can do for you, and how to get the most out of these helpful machines. It would be beneficial to come to class prepared with your account names and passwords for your App Store, Google Play, and/or email accounts so that you can participate in demonstrations. Taught by Barb Barrett, a former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Please register in advance for the class that addresses your device; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.


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.

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 July 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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 July 8: Can we be both realistic and altruistic?

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 July 24.


Fridays, 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.

Click here to see the 2015 Youth Summer Programs Brochure.

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 9 – July 30.

Preschool Story Hour (Ages up to 6)
Tuesday Mornings at 10:15am, through July 28
Join us for books and activities designed for your preschool-aged child. Ages up to 6 will love these story experiences.

July 7, Heroes in Our Community
July 14, Famous Sidekicks
July 21, Superhero Training Camp
July 28, You Can Be a Hero

Fun and Entertainment (For All Ages)
Tuesday Afternoons at 3pm, through July 28
These programs pack Tuesday afternoons full of education and adventure. Magic, animals, games, and crafts will keep any child of any age entertained.

July 7, The Cocoa Beach Fire Department: Help us celebrate our heroes from our newly built fire station. Bring your questions for our firemen.
July 14, The Cocoa Beach Youth Volunteers: It could be a play, a puppet show, or a game show. We are letting our fabulous volunteers plan this program. Don’t miss it!
July 21, Dr. Dan the Magic Man: Local magician from the Magic Dove Magic Shop is making his Magic Library Tour.
July 28, Brevard County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit: Corporal Hill and his canine, Rocco, will join us.

LEGO Club (For All Ages)
Wednesday Afternoons at 2pm, through July 29

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
Wednesday Afternoons at 3:15pm, through July 29

These free family movies show how the adventures of heroes can be hip, hilarious, heartfelt, and fun. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
July 8, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, rated PG, 119 minutes
July 15, Big Hero 6, rated PG, 102 minutes
July 22, Sky High, rated PG, 100 minutes
July 29, The LEGO Movie, rated PG, 101 minutes

Make It – Take It! A Craft and Game Program (Ages 6-12)
Thursday Mornings at 10:30am, through July 30 (excluding July 2)
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.

July 9, Heroes in History: Be a Medusa with a clever headband; Make a carbon paper transfer of a hero; Fashion a laurel wreath like Apollo’s; Work on our tall tale sheets; Put together a Paul Bunyan pull story; Make an edible Abraham Lincoln log cabin; Make a presidential scrapbook.
July 16, Famous Sidekicks: Piggie and elephant bag puppets; Thing 1 and Thing 2 headbands; Design a cityscape featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson; Make an R2-D2 bookmark; Make a secret message decoder; Play our sidekick matching game; Enjoy our Scooby Snacks.
July 23, Superhero Training Camp: Cross a dangerous lava flow, travel through a mine field, leap tall buildings in a single bound, tackle our obstacle course, lift weights, and survive the dreaded Batcave. Enjoy Kryptonite Punch.
July 30, You Can Be a Hero: Fill in your Superhero Profile and create a picture of that hero; Join the Bucket Brigade for a fun team game; Create your own trail mix for a tasty, healthy snack; Be a recycling hero; Create a work of art from clay; make a fleece scarf; Decorate a miniature car.

Teen Programs (Ages 10+)
Thursday Afternoons at 2pm, through July 30 (excluding July 2)
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.

July 9, Zentangle Art: Take your zentangle art to a new level by working with rocks! Then hide your secret identity in your fingerprint.
July 16, Sculpting Is Our “Super” Art of the Day: “Bang” out a work of art with your own block of clay.
July 23, Dye a Beautiful Silk Scarf or Decorate a Shoulder Bag: “Zap” out a colorful dyed silk scarf suitable for wearing out on the town or decorate this heavy cotton handbag to show your style! Charge is $5 for a scarf, $7 for a bag.
July 30, Superhero Party! Enjoy popcorn and a superhero movie at this end-of-summer event.

Heroes: An Artistic Approach
Fridays from 10:30am-12:30pm, June 5 – July 31 (excluding June 19-July 3)

Learn about heroes by participating in a variety of art lessons. Each session begins with a brief presentation on different types of heroes throughout civilization. Students will develop skills in multi-media format, metal tooling, constructing with cardboard, and assembling 3-D objects. Instructor Elizabeth Scholder has over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages. She demonstrates each project and guides the students as they progress. Cost is $36 for the 6-week series. Contact Mrs. Scholder for more information at 321-292-9782 or

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 bucks. One bag will be given out at each program but you must be present to win.

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