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September Art and Artists:

Main Library: Jeanne Weaver’s Seascapes and Shell Paintings
Community Room: Al Bleakley’s Photos of Turkey
Display Case: Cyndie Olson’s Sea Glass Art

The Bead Ladies: Bead-Making and Jewelry Class
Thursday, September 18 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Make two pairs of earrings and an earring frame holder to display your creations. Cost is $13; all materials are provided. Pre-register; enrollment is limited.

Health for Life: Functional Medicine
Friday, September 19 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will help you learn how diet, environment, stress, and past traumas affect your overall health. Hear about natural and alternative solutions to resolve the health issues you’ve been living with once and for all. Please pre-register.

Free Friday Movies: Whodunit?
Fridays, through September 19 at 3pm

Try to follow the twists and turns in these intricate movie mysteries. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
September 19: Sherlock Holmes, rated PG-13, 139 minutes

Healthy Planet presents Sustainable Nutrition with Dr. Samadhi Artemisa
Saturday, September 20 at 1pm

Dr. Samadhi Artemisa, PhD, AP, will help you broaden your healthy-eating horizons. Experienced plant-eaters and curious newcomers will learn how to avoid nutrient deficiencies and discover essential foods & recipes for a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Planet presents a Vegan Food Demo
Wednesday, September 24 at 6pm

A demonstration of quick and delicious "you won't miss the meat" vegan dishes that will add variety to your table without sacrificing your health and wellness. Samples will be served.

Saving Money With Your SmartPhone
Thursday, September 25 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

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.

Central Brevard Art Association’s Annual Art Show
Friday–Sunday, September 26–28

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!

eRead for Free!
Wednesday, October 1 at 10:30am for Tablets
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.

Cribbage Instruction
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.

SmartPhones 101
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

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.

Mondays, by appointment only, CareerSource Brevard: Job Search Assistance. Veterans receive assistance in the Captain's Room in searching for work and entering the job market. For more info contact Joel Rosado at 321-394-0642. This service will not be regularly available at the library after September 29.

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

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for September 24: A free press is supposed to be the fourth pillar of democracy, but now we have news for entertainment and profit with little ethical restraint. What effect does that have on our decision-making process?

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 September 26.


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.


StoryTime Tuesdays
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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