COCOA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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We will be CLOSED for Labor Day on Monday, September 7.

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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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August Art and Artists:

Main Library: Central Brevard Art Association
Community Room: LKPhipps Fine Art Imagery
Display Case: KSC’s NASA Memorabilia

Listen Up: Face to Face Communication Skills
Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

These days we have many claims on our attention and distractions during every day. Find skills to help you lighten the strain on your personal and professional relationships by putting down the cell phone to really listen. This class will get you excited about connecting with people in face-to-face conversations and help you better relate to friends, family, loved ones, and coworkers.

Spiritual Wisdom on Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation: Open Discussion
Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Trace the natural progression of building your relationship with God through prayer, meditation, and contemplation. It features spiritual exercises that can help you find the source of all truth, the most secret part of yourself, the heart of love. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation booklet by Harold Klemp (provided free of charge to attendees). Presented by local members of Eckankar.

Historical Author Kate Breslin: Not By Sight
Thursday, August 27 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Kate Breslin’s writing finds a balance between historical and inspirational fiction that readers love and bestselling authors are raving about. Her newest book, Not By Sight (released August 4), blends patriotism and peril in the realm of spies in WWI England. Bestselling author Elizabeth Camden says Not By Sight is “Downton Abbey meets The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Meet this award-winning author and hear her discuss “Writing What We Know,” how research and reflection can benefit both readers and writers. Her books will be available for sale and signing.

Free Friday Movies: Editor’s Picks
Fridays, August 28 – September 18 at 3pm

These films come from all different genres but they have in common singular characters, quirky resilient humor, and strong emotional foundations. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
August 28: Bull Durham, rated R, 108 minutes
September 4: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, rated PG-13, 118 minutes
September 11: Strictly Ballroom, rated PG, 94 minutes
September 18: Rango, rated PG, 107 minutes

Food Is Our Best Medicine
Saturday, August 29 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

What you eat affects all aspects of your health and wellness. Find out what foods can dramatically delay the aging process, help you lose excess weight, sleep better, and even heal most of your health imbalances. With her experience in acupuncture and herbal and nutritional medicine, Dr. Jeanne Maguire, AP, PhD, has helped thousands heal from chronic health issues.

The Girl Scout Way
Tuesday, September 1 at 6pm

Are you looking for a program that teaches girls to try new things and develop specific life skills, such as financial literacy, camping and cooking, inventing and hiking? Wouldn’t it be great to do this side by side with her, as her Troop Leader? Have your daughter come experience the fun of a Girl Scout meeting and see how easy and rewarding it is to Volunteer.

Monks, Mozart, and Mancini: Music Appreciation with Instructor George Richards
Thursdays, September 3 – October 8 from 3:30-5pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Explore our heritage of musical styles. Listen to the changes in music over time, enhanced with slideshow displays, background information on composers and their styles, and lively discussions on our personal reactions to what we hear and experience. The course is ideal for the casual listener as well as those seeking to further their understanding of how music progresses in the modern age. Cost is $5 per session. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Smartphones and Tablets 101
Wednesday, September 9 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.

20/20: A Clear Vision for America with Author Bill Muckler
Thursday, September 10 at 1:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

20/20: A Clear Vision for America is a book of bold solutions designed to solve serious problems. It reveals to readers that there is a way to live a prosperous life free of government intervention, unjust taxes, and oppressive regulations. Author Bill Muckler is a veteran, visionary, entrepreneur, and problem solver. Copies will be available for sale and signing.

World Travel with Teenagers: You Can Do It!
Saturday, September 12 at 2pm

Mike Cooney backpacked through Latin America with his wife and three teenage sons. They encountered adventures that were good, bad, and hilarious and came home with an unmatched experience of travel abroad. Mike will talk about the trip, how valuable it was for his family, and how you too can travel with your teens. He’ll show highlights from some of their travels that will inspire you to pack up and take off. His book will be available for sale & signing.

iPhone Photography
Tuesday, September 15 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Want to do better at capturing memories as they happen? You can take better-looking photos with your iPhone to share on Facebook, send to your friends, or just spread your artistic wings. Ruth Bleakley will show you photography basics with your iPhone, like how to set up nice looking shots, compensate for bad lighting, and do some basic editing. All versions of the iPhone are welcome, though the latest software update (iOS8) has the most photographic capability. Cost is $5. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Handmade Greetings with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, September 16 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.

Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation: Open Discussion
Wednesdays, September 16 & 30 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Learn how to break free from the wheel of reincarnation and step into a more spiritually rewarding life today. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation booklet by Harold Klemp (provided free of charge to attendees). Presented by local members of Eckankar.

Health for Life: Natural Solutions for Peripheral Neuropathy
Friday, September 18 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, of Health for Life Medical Clinic will discuss natural solutions for peripheral neuropathy, which is becoming more prevalent in our society. Learn what causes neuropathy and hear about non-drug solutions to defeat pain and numbness. If your feet & legs suffer from tingling, pain or numbness, this lecture is for you. Please register in advance for this free presentation; enrollment is limited.

Healthy Planet of Brevard: Ellen Jaffe Jones Busts Common Vegan Myths
Saturday, September 19 at 2pm

Healthy Planet of Brevard hosts Ellen Jaffe Jones, who will debunk common myths about vegans and veganism. Ellen, a popular author, speaker, trainer, and track coach, calls herself “The Broccoli Rep” and strives to give people the tools and knowledge they need to make a healthy, plant-based lifestyle accessible and even easy.

Young & Single on the Space Coast, 1953-1969 with Author Melba McCaslin
Tuesday, September 22 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Living on the Space Coast during the Space Age was an exhilarating experience, with a unique and fascinating view of some of the greatest technological advances and social changes of modern history in the 1950s and 1960s. Author Melba McCaslin has written a book sharing her memories and detailing her experience of being Young & Single on the Space Coast, 1953-1969. Copies will be available for sale and signing.

Saving Money With Your SmartPhone
Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Your smartphone can save you money on anything and almost everything. You can use apps to store coupons and loyalty cards, comparison shop for the best prices locally and online, make one-click purchases from your phone to be sent directly to your home, and much more. Find out about the best apps and methods to help you save every day. This class is taught by Barb Barrett, a local resident and former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Cost is $5. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Central Brevard Art Association’s Annual Art Show
Friday–Sunday, September 25-27

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!

Fine Art Photography Classes taught by Mick West
Mondays, September 28-October 26 from 2-4pm, 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 here. (No class on October 5.)

Healthy Planet presents a Vegan Food Demo
Wednesday, September 30 at 6pm

Join Healthy Planet for 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 at the program.

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.

Mondays at 4:30pm, Healthy Weight Loss. Accountability and Support. Get the right tools, guidance, and support to help you lose weight in a healthy way and learn how to keep it off. For more info contact Health Coach Catrell Cooney at 321-848-8823.

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 September 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Love Anthony by Lisa Genova.

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 September 2: A democracy cannot prosper without a free press. At the present time is the media reporting the news or making the news?

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, 11am-3pm and other times 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.

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 28.

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Tuesdays beginning 9/15, 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.

Fridays, 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.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

StoryTime Tuesdays, beginning September 1
10:15am, Toddler Time
(ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)

The Girl Scout Way
Tuesday, September 1 at 6pm

Are you looking for a program that teaches girls to try new things and develop specific life skills, such as financial literacy, camping and cooking, inventing and hiking? Wouldn’t it be great to do this side by side with her, as her Troop Leader? Have your daughter come experience the fun of a Girl Scout meeting and see how easy and rewarding it is to Volunteer.

An Artistic Approach: The World Around You
Saturdays, September 5 – October 31 from 10-11:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Make a “weave-painting” inspired by the Banana River, sculpt a manatee or a heron, paint a rocket launch, create an ocean scene, or experiment with other projects designed to engage young artists with our local area. Artist and instructor Elizabeth Scholder demonstrates each design and guides students as they progress. Cost is $64 for the 8-week series; all materials provided. Please pre-register with Ms. Scholder at 321-292-9782 or lizscholder@gmail.com.

LEGO Club
Wednesday, September 9 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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