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July Art and Artists:

Main Library: Central Brevard Art Association
Community Room: Cocomo Creations Painted Tropical Art
Display Case: Claudia & Steve Beckwith’s Glass Jewelry and Handmade Knives

Career Trends and College Choices
Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Looking forward to entering the job market or thinking of changing your career? Are you unsure of how to position yourself for a new job in a changing economic climate? Representatives from Keiser University will help you discover the career that best fits your personality. Learn the details, requirements, and educational standards for the in-demand positions organizations are looking to fill and help yourself find the job you were meant for.

Free Friday Movies: Road Trips
Fridays, July 11 – August 8 at 3pm

See the USA from your Chevrolet in these movies featuring hilarious hijinks and life-changing lessons learned on the open road. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
July 25: The Yellow Handkerchief, rated PG-13, 96 minutes
August 1: The Straight Story, rated G, 112 minutes
August 8: Little Miss Sunshine, rated R, 103 minutes

Critics Wanted: 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival Sneak Peek
Saturday, July 26 at 2pm

Brevard filmmakers Ray & Migdalia Etheridge are presenting a series of mini film festivals leading up to the 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival, which comes back to Cocoa Beach in August and features short films submitted by independent filmmakers from all over the world. Their work includes comedy, drama, animation, documentaries, and music videos. You can help choose the films featured at August’s festival by voting for your favorites at this sneak peek.

Bestselling Author Jay Barbree: Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight
Saturday, August 2 at 2pm

Longtime space correspondent for NBC News and New York Times bestselling author Jay Barbree will introduce his new book, Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight. The book, which is already earning rave reviews, delves into the three passions that guided the legendary astronaut’s life –flight, family, and friends– and tells his remarkable story, including his feelings on that first moonwalk and his vision for the future of space exploration. Copies will be available for sale and signing and a portion of the proceeds will go to the library for books purchased at the event.

SmartPhones 101
Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn the basics about how your smartphone works and what it can do for you. 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. Cost is $5. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Fine Art Photography Classes
Thursdays, August 7 – 28 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Develop your artistic creativity with accomplished digital photographer Mick West. Learn the fundamentals of composing a photograph for maximum impact and explore the benefits of Picasa, a free, user-friendly imaging program. This class is about art and seeing, not how to operate your camera. Prerequisites: A point-and-shoot digital camera, the ability to transfer digital images to a thumb/flash drive, and a desire to take great photos and have fun. Cost is $20 for the 4-week series. Please pre-register. View Mick’s work at

Spiritual Experiences Book Discussion
Tuesday, August 12 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Spiritual experiences are part of everyday living for many people. Perhaps you remember a past life, have had a prophetic dream or an out-of-body experience. Members of Eckankar, a religious non-profit group, will lead a discussion using Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook, an interactive book that will help you understand and have more of your own spiritual experiences. (Order a free copy online.)

Health for Life: New Solutions to Eliminate Pain
Friday, August 15 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will inform you about natural and holistic methods to manage and eliminate pain. Please register in advance for this free lecture.

Essential Oils for Pain Management
Tuesday, August 19 at 3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Modern use of essential oils has grown rapidly in recent years as medical practitioners continue to witness the wellness benefits of these plant-based therapies. Essential oils can be used in many applications, including all-natural and effective pain management. Physical therapist Ellaine Dupuis will talk about how you can achieve a more pain-free lifestyle using essential oils individually and in combination. Raffle tickets will be handed out for prizes at the program.

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.
August 22: The Ghost Writer, rated PG-13, 129 minutes
August 29: State of Play, rated PG-13, 128 minutes
September 5: Gosford Park, rated R, 138 minutes
September 12: The Prestige, rated PG-13, 131 minutes
September 19: Sherlock Holmes, rated PG-13, 139 minutes

Bestselling Florida Author Randy Wayne White
Saturday, August 23 at 1pm

New York Times bestselling author – and frequent visitor to the Cocoa Beach Library – Randy Wayne White will introduce Haunted, the third volume in his exciting new Hannah Smith series. Haunted hits the shelves August 19. Copies will be available for sale and signing, and a percentage of the proceeds goes to the library for copies of the book purchased at the event.

Free Resources for Job Seekers: ReferenceUSA & Brevard County Libraries
Monday, August 25 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

ReferenceUSA, a free internet-based resource available through your library, provides in-depth information on more than 14 million employers nationwide. The service enables you to research industries and companies, find human resource executives, prepare for interviews, and more. Learn to use this invaluable database to tailor your job search and find the career move that’s right for you. Please register in advance for this program.

Small Business Development with Reference USA & Brevard County Libraries
Monday, August 25 at 4pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Give your business a boost using free resources at the library. ReferenceUSA, an internet-based database available through Brevard County Libraries, can help you identify new sales prospects and key business contacts, gather competitive business intelligence, create customized business and consumer marketing lists, and much more. Learn to use ReferenceUSA as a strategic tool to take your small business to the next level. Please register in advance for this program.

Saving Money With Your SmartPhone
Wednesday, August 27 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Your smartphone can save you money on anything and almost everything. You can use apps to store coupons and loyalty cards, comparison shop for the best prices locally and online, make one-click purchases from your phone to be sent directly to your home, and much more. 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. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.


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. Appointments are required. For more info contact Thomas Thompson at 321-394-0572 or Mary Hagan at 321-394-0560.

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.

Wednesdays & 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 are required. 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 July 30: Should we have a death penalty? If so, is it for justice or revenge?

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 July 25.

Click here to see the 2014 Youth Summer Programs Brochure.

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.

Preschool Story Hour (Ages up to 6)
Tuesday Mornings at 10:15am, through July 22

Join us for books and activities designed for your preschool-aged child. Ages up to 6 will love these story experiences.
July 22: Techno Fun.

Fun and Entertainment (For All Ages)
Tuesday Afternoons at 3pm, through July 22

These programs pack Tuesday afternoons full of education and adventure. Science, nature, games, and crafts will keep any child of any age entertained.
July 22: Pioneer Pathways and Fossil Fun: Katrina Morrell, EEL Educator from Pine Island, returns with a new program that links history to science.

Lego Club (For All Ages)
Wednesday Afternoons at 2pm, through July 23

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.

Lights, Camera, Science! Free Family Movies
Wednesday Afternoons at 4pm, through July 23

These free family movies show how science is fun and fascinating and a part of our everyday lives. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
July 23: The Iron Giant, rated PG, 87 minutes

Make It – Take It! A Craft and Game Program (Ages 6-12)
Thursday Mornings at 10:30am, through July 24

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 24: Techno Fun: Make a robot-mobile; Create a simple rubber band loom and start a rubber band bracelet or make a binary code string necklace; Try your hand at making a paper swirl sphere; Make a telephone tin accordion book; Tangram fun.

Teen Programs (Ages 10+)
Thursday Afternoons at 2pm, June 5 – July 24

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 24: Zombie Sculpey Creations: Sculpting unique creatures with polymer clay. Cost is $3.

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