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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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August Art and Artists:

Main Library: Rick Piper's Paintings
Community Room: Linda's Williams' Art
Display Case: Linda Williams' Art

Free Friday Movies: Reel People
Fridays, August 12-September 2 at 3pm, in the Community Room

Experience the lives of famous visionaries, authors, politicians, and royalty in this series of critically-acclaimed biopics. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Friday, August 12: Steve Jobs, R, 122 minutes
Friday, August 19: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, PG-13, 141 minutes
Friday, August 26: The Queen, PG-13, 103 minutes
Friday, September 2: Capote, R, 114 minutes

Healthy Eating Seminar
Tuesday, August 2 at 6pm, in the Community Room

Learn about the different kinds of delicious foods, important vitamins, and essential minerals that make up a healthy diet! This educational workshop will teach you all about how proper nutrition can help your body feel better and function efficiently. Healthy snacks will be served!

Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, August 3 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Join the latest trend in relaxation - adult coloring books! 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.

Mayor Tim Tumulty
Wednesday, August 3 at 6pm, in the Community Room

During this Open House session, Cocoa Beach Mayor Tim Tumulty will take questions and discuss topics of interest to the local community.

Longevitology Adjustments
Saturday, August 6 & 20 at 10am, in the Captain’s Room

Longevitology is a simple laying-on-of-hands method intended to adjust or restore energy balance to help the body heal itself. Learn to do adjustments for each other and for those who need help outside of the class. If you have attended Longevitology classes before, you will be able to practice what you've learned during these sessions. All are welcome to attend! For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.

Spanish Class with Ms. Dolly
Saturdays, August 6-27 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. Please pre-register by phone or email: 321-266-0984 or bfdolly@gmail.com. Cost is $5.

Upholstery Class for Beginners
Thursday, August 11 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn how to turn that old furniture into something new! Instructor Amy Luley, who is certified in her trade, will introduce you to the basics of upholstery. Amy will be demonstrating how to cover a chair cushion - a project even beginners can do at home! Pre-register; space is limited. Cost is $5.

Keys to Spiritual Worlds Eckankar Interactive Workshop
Saturday, August 13 from 1-3pm in the Community Room

Discover keys to unlock the inner dimensions of dreams, past lives, Soul Travel, and spiritual experiences that seem to defy explanation. Explore answers to such questions as, “How can I know if I’ve lived before? I had an experience: was it real? What happens after death and what is Soul Travel? Do my dreams really have meaning?” Presented by Florida Satsang Society, Inc., a chartered affiliate of Eckankar, as a community service to meet the spiritual interests of people of all beliefs and backgrounds. For more information, call 321-253-8143 or visit Eckankar's Facebook page.

Intermediate French Class
Tuesdays, August 16-October 11 at 9:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Friday, August 26 - October 14 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Do you have a basic grasp of French grammar and vocabulary, but want to build on your knowledge? This class is designed to go beyond the basics and allow you to increase your fluency. Practice conversations and immerse yourself in the language. Taught by Omar Charbanou, an experienced instructor and native French speaker. Cost is $5 per session. Please register in advance, enrollment is limited.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher with Elizabeth Scholder
Wednesdays, August 17 & 24 at 9:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn how to use Publisher to create beautiful posters and documents with artist and educator Elizabeth Scholder. Fee is $15 for the two-week session and includes materials. Please pre-register and bring your laptop with Microsoft Office installed if possible.

Handmade Greeting Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, August 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.

ECK Wisdom on Inner Guidance
Wednesday, August 17 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Who can you trust when all else fails? Anyone looking for answers, guidance, and protection can learn to recognize the ever-present guidance of the Holy Spirit. Help can come as a nudge, a dream, a vision, or a quiet voice within you. You can discover how to listen to the Voice of God, work with an inner guide, and ignite your creativity to solve problems. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the ECK Wisdom on Inner Guidance booklet by Harold Klemp (complimentary copy provided to attendees). Presented by local members of Eckankar. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at Eckankar's Facebook page.

Health for Life: Natural Solutions to Neuropathy
Friday, August 19 at 10am, in the Jane Von Thron Room

Millions suffer from neuropathy symptoms. In addition to sharp pains, tingling, and numbness, it also affects digestion, blood pressure, and other vital functions. Sylvie Morin, DOM, of the Health for Life Clinic, will speak about the true causes for this disorder and how to help eliminate its symptoms. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Financial Empowerment – Phase I
Saturday, August 20 at 1pm, in the Community Room

Becoming debt free and financially independent is something that everyone wants, but few have a strategy to get there. This workshop will introduce strategies to get you there faster and more efficiently. Learn the reasons why people don’t do as well as they could financially, what the Rule of 72 is, how debts work, and budgeting techniques to put yourself on the road to financial security. Presented by financial coaches Gregory and Elizabeth Weido.

CoDA Workshop
Sunday, August 21 at 1pm, in the Community Room

For any "fence sitters," those new to CoDA, those who haven't started step work or anyone searching for deeper understanding of the recovery process! This workshop outlines a suggested Program Path for those that desire to achieve their Recovery Goals and are willing to do the work that it takes to get there.

Introduction to Pinterest
Thursday, August 25 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn how to organize projects, discover recipes, plan parties, and learn skills all on one convenient and easy-to-use website. Pinterest can help you do all that, and more! Students are welcome to bring along laptops, tablets, and login and password information if they would like to follow along with the lecture. Please pre-register for this free class.

Financial Empowerment – Phase II
Saturday, August 27 at 1pm, in the Community Room

Becoming debt free and financially independent is something that everyone wants, but few have a strategy to get there. This workshop will introduce strategies to get you there faster and more efficiently. Learn the reasons why people don’t do as well as they could financially, what the Rule of 72 is, how debts work, and budgeting techniques to put yourself on the road to financial security. Presented by financial coaches Gregory and Elizabeth Weido.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, August 31 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Singing or chanting HU can expand your awareness, help you experience divine love, heal a broken heart. Regardless of personal beliefs or religion, everyone is welcome to try this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Release your inner tensions and gain insight, peace, and comfort. There will be a brief introduction before the HU chant and a time for visiting and conversation immediately afterward. Hosted by members of Eckankar, a religious non-profit group.

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, 6:30pm, Gamblers Anonymous. Individuals who wish to stop gambling meet in the Jane von Thron Room.

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place August 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam.

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 August 31: Is there a difference between religion and faith? Is either a benefit or detriment to an ethical society?

3rd Wednesday at 6:30pm, Cocoa Beach Chapter of Christian Surfers. Monthly meeting and Bible study. The next meeting will take place on August 17 For more information call Tracie at 917-1921.

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 first meeting will take place September 16 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. 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. The next open house will be held on August 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, 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. Starting September 20.

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

Please contact the library at 321-868-1104 for the Youth Department Program schedule.

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