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Serving the Cocoa Beach Community since 1955

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 26.

LIBRARY HOURS
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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December Art and Artists:

Main Library: Barry Schoenholtz and Jerry Hanzl's Photography
Community Room: Sherry Randolph’s Fiber Art
Display Case: Nancy Bleakley's German Christmas

A Brief History of the Future
Thursdays, November 17 – December 15 at 3:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

What does the future have in store for humanity? How will technology, art, music, and our lifestyles change? Former college instructor George Richards will present musings on the future - a brief look into what the coming years might promise. Cost is $20 for the series. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited.

Prophecy Bible Studies: Going Back to Your Hebrew Roots - CANCELLED
Tuesdays, November 29 – January 3 at 5:30pm, in the Captain’s Room

***This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.*** Simchat Torah Beit Midrash (or “the Joy of Studying in the House of the Lord”) will lead you in this free course, “Going Back to Your Hebrew Roots.” The textbook and workbook Torah: Law or Grace? will be provided free of charge to participants. Please bring along a copy of the Bible.

Meditation Group - CANCELLED
Thursdays, December 1-29 at 12:30pm, in the Community Room

***This program has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.*** Learn to overcome the frantic pace and stress of your life with simple meditation techniques that can calm and transform the mind with inner peace and balance. Newcomers are welcome to orientation on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, please call Mare Baranski at 321-720-4521.

Cribbage Open Play
Thursday, December 1-29 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

This group of card game enthusiasts meets weekly to play cribbage, a card game in which you group cards in various combinations to score points and use a cribbage board and pegs to keep score. If you can count to 15 - you can play cribbage! Drop in on Thursdays at the library to practice your cribbage skills, join games, make friends, and have fun!

Health for Life: Natural Solutions to the Flu & Common Cold
Friday, December 2 at 10am, in the Jane Von Thron Room

Nasal congestion and sore throat got you down? Learn to combat your symptoms with natural remedies. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will discuss natural solutions to the flu and common cold. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Fine Art Photography Classes taught by Mick West - CANCELLED
Fridays, December 2-30 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

***This class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.*** 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 flash drive, and a desire to take great photos and have fun. Cost is $20 for the 4-class series. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited. View Mick’s work at facebook.com/cosmickdesigns. No class December 23.

Free Friday Movies: ‘Tis the Season
Fridays, December 2-16 at 3pm, in the Community Room

Get into the spirit of things with these heartfelt movies that take place during the holidays. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Friday, December 2 – Silent Night (NR, 100 minutes)
Friday, December 9 – Serendipity (PG-13, 93 minutes)
Friday, December 16 – Nativity! (PG, 105 minutes)

Brevard Authors Society Writers Forum: Fantasy, Adventure, & Humor
Saturday, December 3 at 10am, in the Community Room

This monthly forum features local authors who will take turns sharing and discussing their writing with the public. This month's theme is adventure, fantasy, and humor! Sail the high seas, cast spells, visit far-off lands, battle monsters, and experience daring deeds with these imaginative writers. This forum will feature authors Aitch Embee, Gordon England, M. J. Fifield, Peggy Insula, Mia Crews, and Karlene Conroy. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Homebrew
Sunday, December 4 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Join us for the first of our free December concerts! Homebrew is the duet project of Andy and Becca Cartmell. Playing traditional and modern Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana and jazz, their blend of acoustic guitar, percussion, flute, violin and tin whistle is sure to delight! Doors open at 1:40pm.

Handmade Greeting Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, December 7 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 reenathan@bellsouth.net or calling 321-961-2350. Enrollment is limited.

Princess Emma Book Signing - CANCELLED
Saturday, December 10 at 12pm, in the Captain’s Room

***This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.*** Local author Princess Emma will present and sign her book, Once Upon a Me. From the outside, Princess Emma’s life seemed perfect. She had the perfect family—two married parents, a beautiful house, and a lot of toys. But most people never bothered to ‘open her book and read it.’ It turns out, her story isn’t a typical fairy tale. There is no prince charming, and she was in much worse conditions than Cinderella ever was as a maid. For the first time, she has written down everything she experienced, and she shares it with you in hopes that her story as presented in Once Upon a Me may help you.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Sunshine Brass Quintet
Sunday, December 11 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.

Discover Your True Self Through Soul Travel: Spiritual Exploration Class
Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Eckankar teaches that each person is Soul, and that Soul is the essential and permanent center of our being. But the pressures of the modern world can make us lose Soul’s spiritual viewpoint. Regaining this viewpoint is called Soul Travel. Join us as we explore the benefits of Soul Travel, and learn an easy spiritual exercise to help you regain the viewpoint of Soul. Study materials are from the book “Eckankar: Ancient Wisdom for Today” (complimentary copy provided to attendees). For more information, please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EckankarinBrevard.

A New View of Healthy Eating Cooking Class
Saturday, December 17 at 10am, in the Community Room

Intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker Melanie A. Albert will host this cooking class based on recipes from her new cookbook, A New View of Healthy Eating. Have fun learning how to create your own delicious, gourmet healthy desserts for the holiday season. Learn how to create an incredible chocolate dessert and an aromatic apple crisp with freshly ground spices. All desserts are gluten-free and dairy-free, and use natural sweeteners. Enjoy the interactive cooking experience, learn simple culinary techniques, and mindfully enjoy eating the creations with your community. Melanie will be available for Q&A and book signing. Please pre-register. Cost is $15.

The Bead Ladies - Jewelry Making Class
Monday, December 19 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room

The Bead Ladies are here! Come join the ladies and make a beautiful piece of jewelry. We supply all materials and instruction necessary to make the piece in a 2 hour class. Cost is $15, and all supplies will be provided. To register, call Nancy or Normandie at 321-225-1394 or email at thebeadladiesarehere@gmail.com. You can also visit www.thebeadladiesarehere.com for more information.

Kirlian Photography, A Subtle Energy
Wednesday, December 21 from 5:15-8pm, in the Captain’s Room

This is a class on Kirlian Photography, a high voltage photography of what some claim is the human aura. The Space Coast Parapsychology Study Group will give a 20-30 minute presentation on the topic, and will then offer some hands-on photography through a transparent electrode to record a short movie of fingerprints, coins, or whatever else attendees would like to explore. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Community HU Chant
December 28 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, heal a broken heart. Whatever your beliefs, anyone can benefit from this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Stop in to release inner tensions and gain insight, peace, and calm. Light refreshments and conversation follows. Everyone welcome!

ONGOING PROGRAMS

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, 10am, Writers' Workshop. New and experienced writers are welcome to these meetings in the Captain's Room. Call Eileen Callan at 240-362-6991 or Romy du Jong at 321-806-4595 for more information.

Tuesdays, 4pm, Al-Anon Family Group. Friends and family of alcoholics meet every Tuesday in the Captain's Room.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Gamblers Anonymous. ***Please note: all Gamblers Anonymous meetings have been cancelled through the end of 2016.***

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place December 13 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

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 acanavigator22@yahoo.com.

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for January 4: How does Christmas impact the individual and society?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place December 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier. For more info contact Mary Lambert at 799-9286.

3rd Wednesday at 6:30pm, Cocoa Beach Chapter of Christian Surfers. Monthly meeting and Bible study. The next meeting will take place on December 21 For more information call Tracie at 917-1921.

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.

3rd Friday, 1:30pm, What's In a Name Book Club. This book club will meet to discuss different biographies of notable figures. The next meeting will take place December 16 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Benjamin Franklin: An America Life by Walter Isaacson. For more information, contact Shirley Finke at 613-2667.

1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10am, Longevitology Adjustments in the Captain's Room. Practice this simple laying-on-of-hands method intended to adjust or restore energy balance to help the body heal itself. The next meeting will take place on December 3 and 17. For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.

Saturdays, 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 shinecocoabeach@gmail.com.

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Mondays, 1pm: Senior Fitness. This hour-long class taught by certified senior fitness instructor and personal trainer Polly Helm increases stamina, strength, energy, and balance. Please bring your own hand weights and water. Bands and chairs will be provided. Cost is $3 per class.

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. Last class of 2016 is November 15. Classes will resume in 2017 on January 10.

Wednesdays, 1pm: Senior Fitness. This hour-long class taught by certified senior fitness instructor and personal trainer Polly Helm increases stamina, strength, energy, and balance. Please bring your own hand weights and water. Bands and chairs will be provided. Cost is $3 per class.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Toddler Time (under 5).

Wiggle Workout
Thursdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Rhythm, stretching, movement, games, music, coordination, and play all come together during this fun and interactive workout session designed for kids ages 2-5.

Freedom 7 Elementary Chorus Sings Christmas Carols
Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm, in the Community Room

Cocoa Beach’s young students will warm your heart with their renditions of your favorite holiday tunes.

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