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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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April Art and Artists:

Main Library: John Cielukowski's Still-Lifes
Community Room: Ken & Chris Parker’s Fine Art Photography
Display Case: Patrice Thomas’ Wire Jewelry

AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance, through April 15
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.

Spiritual Connections: Interfaith Experiences
Thursday, April 17 at 2pm

Dr. Bobbie McKay and her husband, Lewis Musil, have spent fifteen years talking with over 4000 people of many different faiths about their spiritual lives and they have found some astounding commonalities. Their research has been reviewed and published and they will describe their unique findings about the spiritual experiences of people in diverse faith traditions. Members of Dr. McKay’s Interfaith Spiritual Life Team will also be present to describe their spiritual experiences as individuals and as members of an interfaith group.

Free Friday Movies: Award-Losing Films
Fridays, April 4 – May 9 at 3pm

These nominees didn’t always go home with the gold, but they shine in their own right. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
April 18: American Hustle, rated R, 138 minutes
April 25: Nebraska, rated R, 114 minutes
May 2: Captain Phillips, rated PG-13, 135 minutes
May 9: Gravity, rated PG-13, 91 minutes

Art Journaling with Joan Throm
Tuesdays, April 22 and 29 at 10am

Art journaling restores inner tranquility and is a fun way to record responses to day-to-day feelings. This is not a class series; please attend any or all meetings you wish. Cost is $5.

Asian Cooking: Tips & Tricks
Thursday, April 24 at 3pm

Learn a new style of cooking with this demonstration of tips and tricks for preparing delicious Asian meals. Students will learn to cook an appetizer and a main dish and will get to taste the creations at this program. Cost is $10; all recipes, ingredients, equipment, and materials are provided. For more info contact Boots Razon at 321-799-2714. Please register in advance.

Sea Turtle Preservation Society: Turtle Talk
Saturday, April 26 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 at online.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon SEASON FINALE: Sybil Gage
Sunday, April 27 at 2pm

Sybil Gage is a perennial favorite in the Space Coast Jazz Society Concert Series and the Florida Today calls her "The Undisputed Queen of Local Blues and Jazz." She performs a mix of standards, little-known gems, and her own original compositions. Her shows are unparalleled in their musical savoir faire and sense of atmosphere.

Friends of the Thousand Islands Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm

The public is welcome to attend the Friends of the Thousand Islands’ Annual Meeting to learn about current, upcoming, and ongoing conservation efforts in the Thousand Islands.

ONGOING PROGRAMS:

Mondays, 11am, Overeaters Anonymous. This group meets each Monday in the Jane von Thron Room. For further information contact Sandra H. at 321-452-2861.

Mondays, 1:30-4:30pm, CareerSource Brevard: Job Search Assistance. Veterans and other job seekers receive assistance in the Captain's Room in searching for work and entering the job market. For more info contact Thomas Thompson at 321-394-0572 or Mary Hagan at 321-394-0560.

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 May 13 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor.

3rd Tuesday, 2pm, PlayReaders Group. All attendees are provided with a copy of the play and are encouraged to participate. Please note: This group is not meeting in December due to the holiday. The next meeting takes place on May 20 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Jean Whitfield for details at 321-784-1105.

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for April 23: Can men and women understand each other, be friends, work together, and/or share power?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place May 14 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Crossing to Safety by Wallace Earle Stegner.

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.

Fridays, 10am-2pm, 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. Appointments are required. For more info or to schedule a counseling session call 321-323-9418 or email shinecocoabeach@gmail.com

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 April 25.

SPRING FITNESS

Tuesdays, through 5/13, 2-3:15pm: All-Levels Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain. This is a relaxing, non-competitive class appropriate for beginners or experienced practitioners. Cost is $5 per session.

Wednesdays, through 4/30, 9-10am, T’ai Chi with John Estes. This ancient martial art incorporates principles of health and meditation into its practice. Cost is $5 per session.

YOUTH DEPT. PROGRAMS

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

LEGO Club
Wednesday, April 23 at 4pm

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 Dept.

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