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October Art and Artists:

Main Library: Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt’s Acrylics on Canvas
Community Room: Liz Scholder’s Student Work
Display Case: Ed Maestro's Sculptures

Solar Power: Before and After the Storm
Tuesday, October 24 from 6pm-7:30pm, in the Community Room
Join our multi-part seminar on the use of solar energy in Florida on October 24th at 6pm at the Cocoa Beach Library. Topics will include how solar came to the rescue when the grid went down and how churches and the businesses are using solar. The slide presentation is chock full of pictures and interesting facts for solar energy users and those considering going solar. A sneak preview of the upcoming annual solar tour planned for October 28th will also be provided. Presentation by Ray Osborne of A1A Research will share interviews with those who used solar power during the storm and give a slide presentation of solar usage with both residents and businesses locally. Pictures from previous solar tours include a ground-mounted solar array from the American Muscle Car Museum, solar parking canopy by a biomedical company, a utility-owned solar farm, roof-top solar arrays with an investment company credit union and solar components used to provide power during a storm. Bill Young, representing the Florida Renewable Energy Association, will discuss solar electric emergency power systems - an option for when the grid goes down. Photovoltaic (solar) power systems with storage are similar to an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), providing a seamless transition from utility power to homes and businesses. Learn about the advantages of photovoltaic systems compared to fossil fuel generators. He will also show what is in store for the upcoming ASES/FREA solar tour on Saturday the 28th For more information email or call 904-290-1513.

Printmaking with Liz Scholder
Wednesday, October 25 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Using stencils provided, or some that you make, learn to make fun, trendy, and unique prints on your very own canvas bag. You can even try a masking method to give your project texture and style. Materials will be provided. Please pre-register. Prepay class fee of $20 to instructor Liz Scholder. Call Liz at (321) 292-9782 for more information.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, October 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 follow. Everyone welcome! Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Central Brevard Art Association Annual Art Show
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, in the Community Room
More than 30 artists will display work in media ranging from oils to watercolors, from silk to sculptures, and more. Pick out décor for your home and gifts for your friends. The CBAA will hold raffles at this show to support scholarship funds for young artists, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the Cocoa Beach Library. Stop by to support local artists and your local library!

VNA Community Wellness Clinic
Wednesday, November 1 at 9:30am, in the Captain’s Room
The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is a Medicare certified home health agency that also provides community wellness services throughout Brevard. Stop by between 9:30am and 11:00am to have your blood pressure and glucose screened for free. This monthly clinic will be at the Cocoa Beach Library the first Wednesday of each month. Please fast from midnight the night before if you would like your glucose screened.

Candlelight Yin Yoga
Wednesday, November 1 at 6:15pm, in the Community Room
Enjoy an introduction to Yin Yoga including a discussion on the philosophy and health benefits of Yin, and then experience the restoration for yourself amongst soothing candlelight. Yin yoga opens the deep connective tissues and fascia throughout your body with static, supported poses typically done on the floor. Every pose will be a journey to explore, while you move into a deeper state of surrender and renewal. This workshop will be led by Rochelle Scott, a 500-Hour Certified Hatha Yoga instructor who is Levels 1 & 2 Yin Yoga TT Certified. This is an all-levels class, perfect for those brand new to yoga and those who need to stretch safely. Please bring yoga mat, towel and water. If you have yoga blocks, a bolster or other yoga props, please bring them. Some yoga blocks and bolsters will be available to borrow. Cost is $5.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings & The Yearling: A Talk by the Florida Historical Society
Thursday, November 2 at 3pm, in the Community Room
In 1938 Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings won the Pulitzer Prize for a novel for her book, The Yearling. Rawling’s best known work of fiction focuses on the adventures of young Jody Baxter growing up in the Florida back country in the mid-19th century. She utilized a number of original documents including a farm journal that is now in the possession of the Florida Historical Society. Ben DiBiase, Director of Educational Resources for FHS will talk about the long term impact of her work, and some of the research she did to create such a vivid world of Florida long ago.

Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation Volunteer Recruiting
Friday, November 3 from 11am-1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
November is Alzheimer’s and National Caregiver Awareness Month. The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc is recruiting more volunteers to assist Brevard families. Please drop in on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 11:00-1:00 pm where Robin LaFrance will have information and will speak about volunteering with Project RELIEF. Project RELIEF was established in 1995 to provide respite for weary caregivers—usually of Alzheimer’s patients and other home-bound patients. RELIEF is a state-funded program by which volunteers provide patient visitation and companionship at no charge to the families, and volunteers are compensated with a modest stipend for travel. For more information, please contact Robin at 321-253-4430.

Free Friday Movies: Editor’s Picks
Select Fridays, November 3 – December 29 at 3pm, in the Community Room

These movies don't really have a theme or genre in common - they're just films we thought you might like! Popcorn and refreshments will be served!
November 3: Key Largo (not rated, 100 minutes)
November 17: Ghostbusters (2016) (rated PG-13, 116 minutes)
December 1: Cool Hand Luke (rated PG, 126 minutes)
December 15: Elf (rated PG, 97 minutes)

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Anja
Sunday, November 5 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Anja is a 17 year-old singer, songwriter, and musician. She will be coming to the library to entertain us with originals and classic covers from the 1950s to today’s Top 40.

Card Making Class with Donna Herring
Monday, November 6 at 10am, in the Captain’s Room

This class will cards for the holidays and is suitable for beginners. More experienced card makers may learn a new fold. Cost is $10 per class. Please pre-register.

Author Rachel Hauck
Monday, November 6 at 3pm, in the Community Room

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of secrets, romance, and two women bound together across time by a shared dream: The Writing Desk. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
Synopsis: Tenley Roth’s first book was a runaway bestseller. Now that her second book is due, she’s locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration? With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer’s block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her heart’s been missing. A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. Born during the Gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old money Knickerbockers. Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom she’ll marry. But Birdie has dreams she doesn’t know how to realize. She wants to tell stories, write novels, make an impact on the world. When she discovers her mother has taken extreme measures to manipulate her future, she must choose between submission and security or forging a brand new way all on her own. Tenley and Birdie are from two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together in a way time cannot erase.

Patrick Smith’s Florida is A Land Remembered, presented by Rick Smith
Tuesday, November 7 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Explore Patrick Smith’s captivating works of fiction and his literary legacy in a presentation of Patrick Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered, presented by Rick Smith. Few, if any, books capture the spirit and colorful history of Florida as does Patrick Smith’s beloved novel, A Land Remembered. You can see A Land Remembered and Smith’s other books come to life through a unique multimedia show his son Rick produced to explore his father’s colorful life as a writer and the adventures he had on the way to writing those books. “I describe this as a show, not a talk or a lecture,” Rick says. “My first goal was to make it entertaining.” Rick combines his own quirky brand of humor and storytelling with videos, family photos, music, sound and visual effects to bring his father's colorful life into focus. Rick says his performance is well suited to all age groups. “Just make sure you get there early to get a seat!”

Landlord Interest Group
Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30pm, in the Captain’s Room

This group meets once a month on the first Tuesday and is intended as an opportunity for local landlords to meet, network, and exchange information and ideas.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Wednesday, November 8 at 6pm, in the Community Room
Professional medium and author John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give brief individual readings as time allows.

Spiritual Exercises: Gateway to Spiritual Experiences
Wednesday, November 8 at 6pm, in the Community Room
“These spiritual exercises link you with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which is seen as Light and heard as Sound. The inner Sound is the Voice of God calling us home. The inner Light is a beacon to light our way. All the Spiritual Exercises of ECK are built on these two divine aspects of the Holy Spirit.” From Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook, by Harold Klemp (complimentary copy provided to attendees). Join us as we go beyond meditation to learn creative techniques that can help you work with your own inner guidance. Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Journaling Through Your Grief: Self-Reflection and Mourning
Every other Thursday, November 9 & 30 at 10:30am, in the Captain’s Room
During this 10 session education/support group, participants will create a unique journal in memory of their loved one and will be encouraged to journal on their own time. Education about the grief process and the role of journaling in coping with loss will be presented and participants will be invited to share their reflections and writings in group as appropriate. This group is open to the community and is free of charge. Materials provided. Please register by contacting Christy Taylor, LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator at 321-269-4240 or

Introduction to Sage-ing with Janet Helfand
Thursday, November 9 at 12:30pm, in the Community Room
Join us for an introduction to Sage-ing: exploring aging as a time for reflection and spiritual growth. Imagine your life and aging as a blessing, not a burden, and an opportunity, not a problem. We take a look at uncovering lessons of life, reaffirming the elder years, discovering our true passion or purpose and mentoring others. We learn to cherish each year of our life experiences and to agree that the second half of life is a time of continued growth. This Sage-ing Workshop is facilitated by Janet Helfand, PhD, a retired psychologist who was in private practice and provided psychological services in nursing homes for over 30 years. Please pre-register; cost is $5 per person.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Acoustic Ramblers
Sunday, November 12 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Acoustic Ramblers is a trio playing upbeat, toe-tapping tunes. Instrumentation of stand-up bass, mandolin, guitar, banjo, percussion, harmonica, lap steel slide and dobro lend itself to a folksy, bluegrass style.

Free Spinal Check with Dr. Weber
Tuesday, November 14 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Dr. Doug Weber will be evaluating spines for free on September 12. Come see how you line up. Are you headed for trouble or are you as straight as an arrow? He will also give you an overall evaluation about how that pinched nerve you might have relates to organ function or other health problems you might be dealing with. All are welcome.

Handmade Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, November 15 at 9:30am, 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.

ACA Navigator Lab
Saturday, November 18 from 9am to 5pm, in the Jane von Thron Room
Do you have Health Insurance for yourself? Your spouse? Your children? Family members? Open Enrollment is from November 1—December 15, 2017 this year. Get assistance navigating through the Marketplace for personal health insurance on Saturday, November 18 from 9am to 5pm at the Cocoa Beach Library. Make an appointment with ACA Navigator Teri Rice by calling 321-544-1153 or via email at

Sea Glass Jewelry Class
Saturday, November 18 at 11am, in the Community Room
Learn basic wire wrap skills with instructor Diana Watkins! Wire wrap a piece of sea glass from our very own east coast beaches. Bring your own sea glass or a piece will be supplied to you. All supplies are included: wire, rhinestones, turtle charm (1 larger or small turtle), and sea glass. Cost is $20, cash only. Please pre-register.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Minimum Wake
Sunday, November 19 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Minimum Wake is an acoustic duo that hails from the cypress swamps and ancient hammocks of East Florida. Songwriter/Guitarist Mike Runion, raised within 80s alternative, conjures melodies from his acoustic guitar and gives a soothing voice to yarns of love and anger. Bassist A. Earl Edwards adds a blues and contemporary influence with just a touch of classic country.

The Bead Ladies Jewelry Making Class
Monday, November 20 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room
The Bead Ladies are here! Come join the ladies and make a double-strap bracelet with wire wrap detail. Cost is $15, and all supplies will be provided. To register, call Nancy or Normandie at 321-225-1394 or email at

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, November 22 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 follow. Everyone welcome! Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at

Improv at the Library
Sunday, November 26 at 2pm, in the Community Room
Come join us for a Spontaneous Improv Show performed by various local actors and improvisers. YOU can be part of the sketches TOO! Participate or just enjoy the show! Watch us make some STUFF UP!


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. Contact Cindy Thomas at 407-797-3402 or email her at 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, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place November 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith.

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, 1-3pm, Open Cribbage Play. Drop into library to practice your cribbage skills, join games, make friends, and have fun.

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 25: Has it ever been better than it is now? Is this the best of times or the worst of times?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place November 8 in the Captain's Room. The selection is Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam. For more info contact Mary Lambert at 799-9286.

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.

Thursdays., 4:30pm, Recovery International’s RI Discovery. RI Discovery is a self-help, peer-to-peer, cognitive behavioral training system that teaches people skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. For more information, call Sheila at 321-784-0694.

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.

Fridays, 4pm, Meditation Group. This meditation class meets every Friday in the Captain's Room. Pre-register; $5 per class.

Saturdays, 2pm, Spanish Classes with Ms. Dolly. This Spanish class is intended for adult beginners. Pre-register; $5 per class.

3rd Friday, 1:30pm, What's In a Name Book Club. This book club will meet to discuss different biographies of notable figures. The October 20 meeting has been CANCELLED. For more information, contact Shirley Finke at 613-2667.

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. **CANCELLED THROUGH THE END OF 2017.**

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 meetings will take place on October 7 & 21. For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.


Mondays & 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 $5 per class.

Tuesdays, 11:45am: 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 $5 per class. Beginning October 10.

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. Beginning October 3.

Wednesdays, 9:30am, Gentle Yoga and Stretching. Taught by Rochelle Scott, certified yoga instructor. Cost is $5 per class.


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

Toddler Time (under 5).

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, October 11 & 25 at 4pm, in the Community Room

Join in for 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. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Department.

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.

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