COCOA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Serving the Cocoa Beach Community since 1955

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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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February Art and Artists:

Main Library: Jeanne Weaver - Paintings
Community Room: Artworks by Art & Soul Studio
Display Case: Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club

Free Friday Movies: Romantic Comedies
Fridays, February 5 - 26 at 3pm, in the Community Room

Celebrate February with these movies that will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
February 5: Groundhog Day,rated PG, 101 minutes
February 12: NO MOVIE TODAY
February 19: Foul Play, rated PG, 116 minutes
February 26: 50 First Dates, rated PG-13, 99 minutes

AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance, February 1 – April 18
Mondays & Thursdays, 10am-2pm (last client must be in by 1pm) Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9am-1pm (last client must be in by 12pm)

AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax and e-filing assistance at the library. Please bring your original Social Security Card, a photo ID, and all your necessary tax documentation.

Food For Life: Nutrition & Cooking for Diabetes
Mondays, February 1 - 22 at 2pm in the Community Room

Diabetes is a major public health issue that is unfortunately becoming more and more common. Uncontrolled, it can lead to complications from head to toe, but different nutritional approaches can greatly benefit those living with the condition. Food For Life instructor Susie Fricker will teach you to implement a nutritional plan and cooking ideas filled with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes to help with diabetes prevention and treatment. Cost for the class series is $40. Please register in advance with Susie at susie.fricker@yahoo.com.

Friends of the Library Travel Film Series
First & Third Wednesdays, January-March 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. February 3: Rick Steve’s Europe: Paris & London February 17: Rick Steve’s Europe: Prague & Berlin,

Silk Batik Workshop
Thursday, February 4 at 2:00pm, in the Community Room

Learn the art and skill of silk batik: decorating feather-light fabric with wax and paint and leave with a beautiful piece of handmade art. Cost is $35 to cover materials and fees, due in advance. Students must pre-register with instructor Jo-Ann Jensen at 321-543-6338. Limited enrollment.

Western Humanities: Baroque & Romanticism
Thursdays, February 4-25 from 3:30-5:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Discover western culture through its origins in history. 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 Baroque and Romantic periods. Learn how our ancestors represented the human experience and how their arts compare and contrast to our modern cultural expression. Cost is $20 for the 4-week series. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Austin Church
Sunday, February 7 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Austin Church’s crowd-pleasing music demonstrates a remarkable versatility. He plays with elements of folk, country, Americana, and rock-a-billy that are reminiscent of Johnny Cash, and his Caribbean and pop/rock influences come out in tunes like “Brand New Country Star,” which was co-written with Jimmy Buffett.

Smartphones and Tablets 101
Wednesday, February 10 at 10:30am for Android devices and 2pm for Apple devices

Still trying to figure out your smartphone or tablet? Learn the basics about how your device works, what it can do for you, and how to get the most out of these helpful machines. It would be beneficial to come to class prepared with your account names and passwords for your App Store, Google Play, and/or email accounts so that you can participate in demonstrations. Taught by Barb Barrett, a former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Please register in advance for the class that addresses your device; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.

Spiritual Experiences Book Discussion
Wednesday, February 10 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Have you had what might be considered a spiritual experience? Maybe something from your childhood or maybe a dream? Join us for a fascinating discussion for people of all faiths, and meet others who have had profound spiritual experiences. Discover for yourself what your experiences may mean, and learn new and advanced ways for exploring your inner worlds using the interactive Spiritual Experiences Guidebook and CD (free copy to attendees).

Love Your Library – 7th Annual Wine Tasting Benefit
Friday, February 12 from 6–8pm, Hosted by the Cocoa Beach Daybreak Rotary Club

Let us be your sweetheart – get ready for Valentine's Day with your true love, local libraries! Fine wines and hors d'oeuvres will be served at this benefit for an invaluable resource in our communities. Local artists will be on display, musical entertainment will gladden your heart, and you may win one of the beautiful silent auction baskets. Tickets are $20 and available at the Check-Out Desk at the Cocoa Beach Library and at the Brevard Library Foundation. All proceeds will benefit the Cocoa Beach Library and the Brevard Library Foundation for the purpose of promoting literacy and helping the library with funds for resources.

Gardening Classes with Patti Tooming
Saturday, February 13 at 1pm in the Captain’s Room

Rescheduled to February 20.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Margaret Cross
Sunday, February 14 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Join Margaret Cross for an afternoon of music from the golden age of musicals, featuring songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and more. Ms. Cross performed for many years in New York City and in recent years has starred in a number of theatrical productions and cabaret shows locally.

Gift from the Sea Earring-Making Class
Tuesday, February 16 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room

Join Joan Kisner as she teaches you to create beautiful earrings with a sea shell or beads. Choose fresh-water pearls, rhinestones, crystals, starfish, or any number of decorative elements to create a one-of-a-kind “Gift from the Sea”. Cost is $15 for one pair, or $25 if you make a second pair. All materials are provided. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Handmade Greeting Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, February 17 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.

Health for Life: Natural Solutions to Sleep Problems
Friday, February 19 at 10am, in the Jane Von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, of Health for Life Medical Clinic will help you find out about the causes of sleep disruption due to common issues such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy and learn about natural and alternative solutions to the problem. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Fine Art Photography Classes taught by Mick West
Fridays, February 19 – March 11 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.

Gardening Classes with Patti Tooming
Saturday, February 20 at 1pm in the Captain’s Room

Learn basic gardening skills from Horticulturist Patti Tooming in this class suitable for ages 10 to adult. Get a starter kit with cuttings, work the soil yourself (gloves are included in your kit), and take home your new plants. Kit includes a Chaya tree, an African Spiral Ginger, a Gold Finger vine and a tote to carry your new plants safely and neatly home. Plant Propagation for Beginners! Cost is $15, all materials included. Please pre-register.

The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Saturday, February 20 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Explore the music of The Beatles in this multimedia presentation (part history, part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's, beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. Supplemented with music clips and excerpts from interviews with the band members, Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz shines a light on the most iconic performers of the last century.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Robert Rowlette & Friends
Sunday, February 21 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Lively and talented keyboard player Robert Rowlette is back to walk his fingers through the genres, covering styles from doo-wop to jazz, and playing it all with flair. He and his friends play a fun show that keeps you clapping the whole way through.

Toxic-Free Living DYI classes with Antonika Chanel
Monday, February 22 at 10:30 in the Captain’s Room

Learn what is toxic in your home, how to strengthen your immune system, reduce toxic load and how to prevent disease. Get hands on instruction on how to make your own Toxic-Free Hand Sanitizer and recipes for other non-toxic cleaners. This class is for all ages 10 – Seniors. Taught by Antonika Chanel, who has a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine. Cost $10, all materials included. Please pre-register.

Smartphones and Tablets 101
Monday, February 22 at 2pm for Apple devices

Still trying to figure out your smartphone or tablet? Learn the basics about how your device works, what it can do for you, and how to get the most out of these helpful machines. It would be beneficial to come to class prepared with your account names and passwords for your App Store and/or email accounts so that you can participate in demonstrations. Taught by Barb Barrett, a former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Please register in advance for this class that addresses your Apple device; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.

Smartphones and Tablets 101
Tuesday, February 23 at 2pm for Android devices

Still trying to figure out your smartphone or tablet? Learn the basics about how your device works, what it can do for you, and how to get the most out of these helpful machines. It would be beneficial to come to class prepared with your account names and passwords for your Google Play and/or email accounts so that you can participate in demonstrations. Taught by Barb Barrett, a former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Please register in advance for this class that addresses your Android device; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.

Movie Sing-a-Long - Yellow Submarine
Wednesday, February 24 at 6pm in the Community Room

Join us for a special viewing of the classic Beatles movie Yellow Submarine. Sing along to familiar songs such as All You Need is Love, Hey Bulldog, and, of course, Yellow Submarine. If you are so inclined, get into the spirit of things by wearing a 60s or Beatles-themed costume. We will have popcorn and refreshments, but brownies will not be served.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, February 24 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, or find inner peace. Stop in to release tensions and gain insight, peace, and calm. The HU Chant is 20 minutes long followed by a few minutes of silent contemplation. Light conversation follows. Everyone welcome!

Paint and Print Classes with Elizabeth Scholder
Thursdays, Feb 25-Mar 31 at 10:30 in the Captain’s Room

Enjoy creating paintings and a variety of handmade prints using people, pets, and plants as subject matter. From photographs and worksheets provided, as well as your own drawings, do an Impressionist painting of a person in a scene; paint a favorite pet, or print plants and flowers. Cost is $40, all materials provided. Pre-register, enrollment is limited. No class March 24.

Savvy Travel With Your SmartPhone
Thursday, February 25 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

You can use your smartphone to find the best flights, keep track of your travel schedule, simplify your packing list, map your route, call your car, ease you to sleep, and more. Find the apps and methods to increase your travel know-how by using technology you can hold in your hand. This class is taught by Barb Barrett, a former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.

Jeanne Weaver Talk about Beach Art
Saturday, February 27 at 2:00pm in the Community Room

Local author and artist Jeanne Weaver will share information about the shells she has collected over the years, and will discuss her collection of paintings inspired by her shell seeking. She will present the books she has produced about her collection, and will have a selection of her shell collection on display.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Sounds of Sinatra
Sunday, February 28 at 2pm in the Community Room

Local resident and seasoned performer Michael Mirand will appear in character as Ol’ Blue Eyes, singing Sinatra’s classic hits and a selection of jazz standards.

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 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.

Tuesdays, 6pm, Citizens Combating Climate Change. Open discussion about strategies and planning to combat climate change. For more information contact Marilyn Mileski at 321-783-2955. No Meeting on 3rd Tuesday of the month

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place February 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Canaveral Light by Don Argo.

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 February 16 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Shirley Finke for details at 321-613-2667.

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 February 10: Is Romantic Love Reasonable?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place February 10 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Dead Wake by Erik Larson. 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.

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, Open House with Commissioner Jim Barfield in the Captain’s Room. Citizens of District 2 can address issues of concern with their County Commissioner. The next open house will be held on February 26.

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, 10:30am or 12pm: Senior Fitness for Fall Prevention. Exercise physiologist Kent Dobbins specializes in biomechanics and exercises designed for people over 60. This hour-long class increases stamina, strength, energy, balance, and helps reduce risk of falls. Movements are low-impact and can be adapted for sitting or standing participants. FREE; all equipment provided.

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.

Wednesdays, 9:30am: Senior Fitness for Fall Prevention. Exercise physiologist Kent Dobbins specializes in biomechanics and exercises designed for people over 60. This hour-long class increases stamina, strength, energy, balance, and helps reduce risk of falls. Movements are low-impact and can be adapted for sitting or standing participants. FREE; all equipment provided.

Wednesdays, 10:45am: 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.

Thursdays, 2:00pm: Movement, Strength and Balance with Catrell Cooney. This class will help you improve your ability to feel strong and stable. All exercises can be done standing or in a chair. This class is FREE if participants have a SILVER SNEAKERS card and $2 if you don’t. NO CLASS FEBRUARY 4

Fridays, 10:45am: 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.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

StoryTime Tuesdays
10:15am, Toddler Time
(ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)

Valentine Puppet Show
Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30pm, in the Community Room

Join us for a puppet show that celebrates all the fun and flavor of our favorite February holiday. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP with the Youth Department to reserve your seat for this free performance.

LEGO Club
Wednesdays, February 10 & 24 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.

Read to a Space Coast Therapy Dog
Sunday, February 14 at 1:15pm

The Space Coast Therapy Dogs are coming to the Cocoa Beach Library - cuddle up with a furry friend to read a favorite story. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Dept.

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