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October Art and Artists:
Main Library: Jeanne Weaver’s Seascapes and Shell Paintings
Community Room: Vanessa Bernal’s Abstract Art
Display Case: Sea-Beans with Style by Ken & Patti Karpinski
eRead for Free!
Thursday, October 2 at 10:30am for Kindles
Friday, October 3 at 10:30am for Nooks
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 not device training. Please register in advance for the class that addresses your device. (Contact the library if you’re not sure which class you should attend.)
Local Author Bob Harvey: Cocoa, Florida – A History
Thursday, October 2 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Local author Bob Harvey crafted an engaging account of the Gem City on the Indian River: Cocoa. He’ll talk about how he wove his research into the sunny history of one of the Space Coast’s oldest cities. Copies will be available for sale and signing.
Free Friday Movies: A Tribute to Robin Williams
Fridays, October 3 – 31 at 3pm
See the range and talent of one of the most beloved performers of our time. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
October 3: The Birdcage, rated R, 117 minutes
October 10: Awakenings, rated PG-13, 121 minutes
October 17: No film
October 24: The Fisher King, rated R, 137 minutes
October 31: Good Morning, Vietnam, rated R, 121 minutes
Healthy Planet of Brevard presents The Joy of Juicing
Saturday, October 4 at 2pm
This documentary explains the benefits of juicing for health, strength, increased immunity, longevity, and more. You’ll learn what to juice and how to juice to tap into the regenerative power of natural home juicing.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, October 8–30, 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Learn the basics of cribbage: master strategy as you practice this simple, fun card game. Taught by members of the Space Coast Peggers. For more info contact Linda at 321-783-2242. Supply fee is $3 per student for the series, payable at the first class. Students must be able to attend the first three classes. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.
Western Humanities: Medieval & Renaissance Periods
Thursdays, October 9–30 from 3:30-5:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Learn how our ancestors represented the human experience and how their arts compare and contrast to our modern cultural expression. Former Rollins College and Valencia Community College instructor George V. Richards will teach classes on the Western Humanities, continuing with the painting, philosophy, literature, and architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Cost is $20 for the 4-week series. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.
Thursday, October 9 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Your smartphone can be a calendar, camera, map, flashlight, and much more. Find out how to get the most out of yours. Bring your App Store, Google Play, and/or email account names and passwords so you can participate in demos. Cost is $5.
Health for Life: Natural Remedies to Reduce Depression
Friday, October 10 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, of Health for Life Medical Clinic will discuss the causes of depression and what roles vitamins, hormones, toxicity, and acupuncture can play in its treatment. Please register in advance for this free lecture.
Spiritual Experiences Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 14 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Spiritual experiences such as prophetic dreams or out-of-body experiences are part of everyday living for many people. Members of Eckankar will lead a discussion using Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. (Order a free copy online)
Old-Fashioned Laffs: Sitcom Sampler
Wednesday, October 15 at 6pm
Local filmmakers present this collection of clips of some of your favorite sitcoms from the golden age of television, including The Jack Benny Show, Ozzie and Harriet, Life of Riley, The Lucy Show, and more.
Watercolor Classes with Award-Winning Artist Helen Wheatley
Thursdays, October 16 – November 20, 10am-1pm
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.
19th Annual International Sea-Bean Symposium & Beachcombers' Festival
Friday & Saturday, October 17 (10am-6pm) & 18 (9am-9pm)
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. Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer will give the Keynote Speech about “Flotsam in Florida: Arrivals from Around the Atlantic” at 7:45pm Saturday evening. More info about the schedule and events is available at seabean.com.
Fine Art Photography Classes taught by Mick West
Mondays, October 20–November 17 from 2-4pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Learn fundamentals of composing a photo for maximum impact and explore Picasa, a free, user-friendly imaging program. Prerequisites: A point-and-shoot digital camera, the ability to transfer digital images to a thumb/flash drive. Cost is $20 for series. Please pre-register. (No class 11/3.) View Mick’s work here.
The Bead Ladies: Watch-Making and Jewelry Class
Tuesday, October 21 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Design a beautiful timepiece for yourself or give a glamorous gift to a friend. The Bead Ladies will teach you to make a single-strand beaded watch bracelet. Cost 3+ is $15 and all materials are provided. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited.
Stay Healthy With Your SmartPhone
Thursday, October 23 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room
You can use your smartphone to keep track of your prescriptions, your health changes, your vital statistics, and more. Find out the best apps and methods to track and improve your health using technology you can hold in your hand. This class is taught by Barb Barrett, a local resident and former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Cost is $5.
Citizens Action Committee: Political Candidates Forum
Saturday, October 25 at 10am-12pm
The Citizens Action Committee presents a forum to hear from the candidates for the Cocoa Beach City Commission Seats 4 and 5. Each qualified candidate will speak briefly to introduce his or her political platform, followed by an opportunity to answer questions from interested citizens. Commissioners now serve 4-year terms, and this important meeting allows voters to learn each candidate’s views on city issues firsthand. Call 321-784-0528 for more information.
Sea Turtle Preservation Society: Turtle Talk
Saturday, October 25 at 2pm (1:30pm 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 1:30 to 2pm or online.
Healthy Planet presents a Vegan Food Demo
Wednesday, October 29 at 6pm
Join Healthy Planet for a demonstration of quick and delicious, "you won't miss the meat" festive vegan dishes that will add variety to your table without sacrificing your health and wellness. Samples will be served at the program.
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, 9am-1pm, beginning Oct. 21, 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 October 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
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 October 21 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Jean Whitfield for details at 321-784-1105.
Wednesdays & Fridays, by appointment only, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 8: What is success and how is it different now than in the past?
2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place October 8 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Dubliners by James Joyce.
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.
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 October 24.
Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm: All-Levels Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain. A relaxing, non-competitive class appropriate for beginners or experienced practitioners. Students must bring a mat and be comfortably able to get up and down from the floor. Cost is $5 per session.
YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS
10:15am, Toddler Time (ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)
Annual Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 5 at 2pm
Enjoy refreshments, popcorn, games, and crafts. Win Library Bucks. Fun for the entire family! (Please bring a canned good for the Girl Scout Food Drive and individually wrapped cookies, brownies or cupcakes for a cupcake walk.) Generous support for this program was provided in part by the Brevard Library Foundation.
Wednesday, October 8 at 4pm
Join in for building challenges, individual and team projects, contests and themed events. Bring your own bricks or dig into our collection to create unique designs. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Department.
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