FRIENDS OF COCOA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Serving the Cocoa Beach Community since 1955

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 AND MONDAY, JANUARY 2, AND MONDAY, JANUARY 16 FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY.

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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January Art and Artists:

Main Library: John and Dandi Allen and Penny Lowell’s African Photography
Community Room: The Watercolor Group’s Paintings
Display Case: Jamille Haddad’s Glassworks

Handmade Greeting Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, January 4 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.

Meditation Group
Wednesday, January 4, 18, & 25 at 12:30pm, in the Captain’s Room

On the first, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month, learn simple meditation techniques that can calm and transform the mind with inner peace and balance. For more information, please call Mare Baranski, Certified Meditation Teacher at 321-720-4521.

Friends of the Library Travel Film Series
Wednesdays, January 4 & 18 at 6pm, in the Community Room

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.
January 4: Rudy Maxa’s Best of Travel: Mexico
January 18: Rick Steves’ Portugal

Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, January 4 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Coloring isn’t just for kids; studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps relieve stress. We will provide coloring pages designed especially for adults, colored pencils, and markers, but feel free to bring along your own books and supplies if you prefer.

Cribbage Open Play
Thursdays, January 5-26 at 1pm, in the Community 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!

Fine Art Photography Classes taught by Mick West
Fridays, January 6-27 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

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.

Free Friday Movies: Passport Pictures
Fridays, January 6-27 at 3pm, in the Community Room

See the world and experience far-off locations in these films that take us beyond our shores. Refreshments will be served.
January 6: Wild Oats (rated PG-13, 86 minutes)
January 13: Tracks (rated PG-13, 112 minutes)
January 20: The Good Lie (PG-13, 110 minutes)
January 27: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG, 114 minutes)

Spanish Classes with Ms. Dolly
Saturday, January 7-28 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Would you like to learn in a fun way? What about a foreign language? Now is the time! Join Spanish Classes with Ms. Dolly – this class is open to Adult Beginners. Cost is $5 per class. Please pre-register by phone or email: 321-266-0984 or bfdolly@gmail.com.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Highway 1
Sunday, January 8 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Highway 1 plays an eclectic mixture of music with tropical rock charm. They put together an amalgam of beach, Buffett, classic rock, folk, Caribbean, and country played in a relaxed and easy-going style.

The Bead Ladies - Jewelry Making Class
Monday, January 9 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.

Art Space with Elizabeth Scholder
Wednesdays, January 11-February 8 at 9:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Each week students will create an art project based on an aspect of history or culture. The first Art Space series of 2017 will feature projects based on 80s and 90s Pop Culture. Come have fun learning with us, and leave each day with such projects as handmade prints, weavings, and relief paintings! Liz will demonstrate and guide you through the projects. $40 for 5 weeks, includes materials. Please register at the sign-up table.

iPhone and iPad 101
Wednesdays, January 11, 18 & 25 at 10:30am, in the Community Room

This series of three presentations will introduce the basics of using your iPhones and iPads. Each one hour presentation will be following by a 30-minute Q&A. Please pre-register; cost is $5 per session. Please note that each session covers a different aspect of Apple product operation. Taught by Barb Barrett, a local resident and former teacher with an interest in technology.
Wednesday, January 11: Basics of Smartphone Use
Wednesday, January 18: Adjusting Your Settings
Wednesday, January 25: Putting Your Phone to Work: Apps and More

Computer Basics: Introduction to Computers
Wednesday, January 11 at 12pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

This class is intended for adults who have little to no experience with computers, and will cover the following topics: learning the difference between hardware and software; minimizing, maximizing, restoring and closing windows; identifying the basic parts of a computer; and using a mouse confidently. Please pre-register at the sign up table.

Kirlian Photography, A Subtle Energy
Wednesday, January 11 from 5:15-8pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

***This class has been moved from December 21 to January 11.*** 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.

Karma: A Key to Spiritual Freedom
Wednesday, January 11 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

We are the creators of our own lives. Understanding the spiritual Law of Karma (Cause and Effect) can help us see how this is so. Understanding karma can help us accept responsibility for our actions, learn from our experiences, and liberate ourselves from being a victim. As we learn self-mastery, we can be free of karma. Join us to explore how learning the lessons of karma can lead to more happiness, wisdom, and freedom. Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EckankarinBrevard.

Methods and Techniques in Drawing with Elizabeth Scholder
Thursdays, January 12 – February 9 at 10am, in the Captain’s Room

These courses are an opportunity to appreciate drawing and portraiture and to develop your own language of expression within the medium. You’ll learn the methods and techniques of pencil, pastel, and conte drawing. Enjoy developing skills under patient, versatile guidance from your teacher, Liz Scholder. Course fee: $35, including materials for class. Please pre-register.

Conversational ESL Classes
Saturdays, January 14 – February 18 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

This Conversational English as a Second Language Class is open to adult beginners of all backgrounds. Instructor Joe Curran will teach conversational basics so that students can communicate in practical and valuable ways. Class topics will include how to say hello, ask for directions, go shopping, order food, and much more! Cost is $5 per class. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Dave Birks
Sunday, January 15 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Dave Birks will keep our winter music season rolling with his guitar and original music. Dave’s acoustic music is a blend of folk and country with Celtic influences.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Tuesday, January 17 at 6pm, in the Community Room

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

Computer Basics: Introduction to the Internet
Wednesday, January 18 at 12pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn basic internet terms and navigation using Internet Explorer. Students will also be introduced to Google search techniques to find information. Class size is limited to five participants. Please pre-register at the sign up table.

Health for Life: New Solutions For Weight Loss and Detoxification
Friday, January 20 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Sylvie Morin, DOM, lectures on natural solutions to health problems on the third Friday of most months at the Cocoa Beach Library. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Mackenzie Carey
Sunday, January 22 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Mackenzie Carey is a singer-songwriter from Palm Bay, Florida. Her music style is “Girl Power” country inspired by Miranda Lambert and Kasey Musgraves. You may have seen Mackenzie on stage at Downtown Disney or opening for Jared Blake on NBC’s The Voice. We’re happy to welcome her to the Cocoa Beach Library for the first time!

Love Art and Poetry
Mondays, February 13-March 27 at 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

***Please note new class dates.*** Retired Eastern Florida State College Professor Lally and retired art teacher Liz Scholder have put their hearts and minds together to present a series of classes that combine a study of love poems with production of beautiful art projects. You may send inquiries to Liz at elizrosescho@gmail.com. Please pre-register. $50 for 6 weeks, includes materials for art projects.

Cocoa Beach Heritage: Preserving Brevard’s Past
Monday, January 23 at 2:30pm, in the Community Room

Historian Dr. Lori Walters of UCF’s Institute for Simulation & Training will discuss the history and heritage of Cocoa Beach and Brevard County, as well as recent efforts made to digitally document historically significant structures in the area, such as the Glass Bank. Dr. Walters will also describe her project to virtually recreate historic Cocoa Beach and other areas of Brevard County using a combination of historical images, anecdotes, 3-D laser scans, and your own memories. She needs your help-- if you have old postcards, “What to See and Do in Cape Canaveral (Kennedy)” magazines, Orbit TV magazines, photographs, restaurant menus, small artifacts, or just about anything pertaining to Brevard, she invites you to bring them to the program to share in the history of the area.

VITAS Healthcare Presentation
Wednesday, January 25 at 12pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

VITAS Healthcare provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses, and work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness. This free presentation will teach you more about hospice care and how to access this benefit through VITAS Healthcare.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, January 25 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!

Food & Friends
Saturday, January 28 at 11am-4pm

Chow down at some delicious local food trucks, and learn more about how you can support your library through the Friends of the Cocoa Beach Library. Sign up for a Friends membership at this event and get $5 to spend towards one of the food trucks.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Platinum Show Chorus
Sunday, January 29 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Join us for the Platinum Show Chorus, our local chapter of the 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. Platinum Show Chorus and the quartet Vocal Therapy will wow us!

Historical Document Scanning
Monday, January 30 at 10am-3pm, in the Captain’s Room

Historian Dr. Lori Walters of UCF’s Institute for Simulation & Training is working on a project to virtually recreate historic Cocoa Beach and other areas of Brevard County using a combination of historical images, anecdotes, 3-D laser scans, and your own memories. She needs your help-- if you have old postcards, “What to See and Do in Cape Canaveral (Kennedy)” magazines, Orbit TV magazines, photographs, restaurant menus, small artifacts, or just about anything pertaining to Brevard, she invites you to bring them to the Captain’s Room anytime between 10am and 3pm to be scanned and included in her project.

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. Gamblers Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. They meet weekly in Study Room 4.

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place January 10 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Dead Wake by Erik Larson.

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 18: Contrast freedom and free will.

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place January 11 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. 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 January 18 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 January 20 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Alexander Hamilton, American by Richard Brookhiser. 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 January 7 & 21. 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, 12pm or 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, 12:30pm: Chair Yoga with Joyce Cook. Stretch and strengthen muscles and joints while using a chair for support. Explore range of motion and breathing & relaxation skills. No experience or special equipment is necessary. Cost is $5 per session. Classes start January 17.

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, 12pm or 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.

Thursdays, 12pm: Senior Flow with Katrina McMillen. Improve flexibility, feel serene and relaxed, and build strength through elements of Tai Chi, Pilates, and yoga in this class designed especially for seniors. Cost is $3 per class.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

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

Toddler Time (under 5). First story time of 2017 will be January 10.

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. Wiggle Workout will begin again in 2017 on January 12.

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