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May Art and Artists:

Main Library: Mick West’s Photography
Community Room: Kathy Parsons’ Watercolors
Display Case: Cynthia Hartman's Jewelry

Spiritual Wisdom on Health and Healing: Open Discussion
Wednesdays, May 27 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

What is the greatest creative force you can use for healing? How do miracles occur? Where does healing come from? How can you heal the past to help yourself now? Learn techniques to help you find the answers to these questions and many more. See yourself and your state of health from a higher perspective than you’ve likely ever imagined possible. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Health and Healing booklet by Harold Klemp (provided free of charge to attendees). Presented by local members of Eckankar.

Free Friday Movies: Bon Appétit
Fridays, May 29 – June 26 at 3pm

Your mouth will water throughout these movies that feature food in a starring role. Don’t worry, free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
May 29: Chef, rated R, 115 minutes
June 5: The Lunchbox, rated PG, 106 minutes
June 12: Waitress, rated PG-13, 108 minutes
June 19: Julie and Julia, rated PG-13, 124 minutes
June 26: The Hundred-Foot Journey, rated PG, 122 minutes

Sea Turtle Preservation Society: Sea Turtle Emergency Response
Saturday, May 30 at 10am (9:30am for Volunteer Registration)
or Tuesday, June 9 at 6pm (5:30pm for Volunteer Registration)

The journey from the egg to the ocean is fraught with hazard for sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Preservation Society will host an informative program about the challenges hatchlings face and how professionals address them, as well as what to do if you encounter a hatchling in trouble. Feel free to arrive a little early if you’d like to register as a volunteer.

Handmade Books: Pamphlet-Stitch Binding
Tuesday, June 2 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Bookbinder Ruth Bleakley will take the mystery out of hand-sewn books as she helps you create three pamphlet-stitched notebooks using a variety of interesting decorative paper for covers. No experience needed – easy for beginners. Kids that can handle a needle and thread are welcome with their parents to assist. Cost is $10 and all materials are provided, as well as an instruction sheet for you to take home. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

Lunch and Learn: Chronic Back Pain Relief with Dr. Jana Strater
Wednesday, June 3 at 12:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Jana Strater, DC, will discuss options and methods to relive chronic back pain and improve your quality of life. Lunch will be provided. Attendees must register for this free program by Sunday, May 31.

Fine Art Photography Classes taught by Mick West
Thursdays, June 4-25 from 1-3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn 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 series. Please pre-register; limited enrollment. View Mick’s work at

CANCELLED! Sea Turtle Preservation Society: Turtle Talk
Saturday, June 6 at 2pm (1:30pm for Volunteer Registration)

Regrettably this program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Smartphones and Tablets 101
Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30am for Apple devices and 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 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.

Handmade Greetings with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, June 10 from 9:30-11:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Paper artist Ree Nathan will help you give your greetings unique style. Create three elegant spring 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 or calling 321-961-2350. Enrollment is limited.

Spiritual Wisdom on Relationships: Open Discussion
Wednesdays, June 10 & 24 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Gain wisdom on strengthening a marriage, learn how to communicate better, find solace when a loved one dies, and deepen your bond of love with all life. All are welcome to attend this open discussion using the Spiritual Wisdom on Relationships booklet by Harold Klemp (provided free of charge to attendees). Presented by local members of Eckankar.

eRead for Free!
Tuesday, June 16 at 11am for Kindles; 1pm for Tablets; and 3pm 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 about the process of checking out e-media from the library website and is not device training, although we will answer device questions as we are able and time allowing. Please register in advance for the class that addresses your device. (Please contact the library if you’re not sure which class you should attend.)

Saving Money With Your SmartPhone
Wednesday, June 17 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.

Health for Life: New Solutions for Allergies
Friday, June 19 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will discuss the causes of allergy symptoms and effective non-drug solutions to common allergy problems. Please register in advance for this free lecture.

iPhone Photography
Saturday, June 27 at 9:30am, 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 Books: Japanese Bookbinding
Tuesday, June 30 at 6pm, in the Captain’s Room

Bookbinder Ruth Bleakley will help you create your own hand-sewn notebook using a Japanese method of binding, or “stab” binding, with different decorative papers for covers. No experience needed – easy for beginners. Kids that can handle a needle and thread are welcome with their parents to assist. Cost is $10; all materials are provided, as well as instructions for you to take home. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited.


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 or Saturdays at 10am, beginning 5/30, 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 June 9 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

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, 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

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for June 3: Are we created equal? If so or if not, explain.

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place June 10 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Warden by Anthony Trollope.

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 June 26.


Fridays, 10:30-11:30am: Senior Fitness for Fall Prevention. Exercise physiologist Kent Dobbins specializes in in biomechanics and exercises designed for people over 60. This 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.

Click here to see the 2015 Youth Summer Programs Brochure.

Bring the kids to Summer Programs at the Cocoa Beach Library: Games, activities, crafts, stories, and snacks for children of all ages, Tuesdays through Fridays, June 9 – July 30.

And Join Us Tuesday, June 30 for an Independence Day Party!
Bicycle Rodeo at 9:30am:
Bring your bicycle and join the rodeo, learning how to be safer when riding your bike.
The Cocoa Beach Police Department at 11am: The police will discuss bicycle safety and if you bring your bike it can be registered with the police department for better chances of recovery if it is stolen. Children can also be fingerprinted.
Refreshments following the Police Program: Snacks and treats will include hot dogs, sno-cones, cotton candy, and popcorn.

Preschool Story Hour (Ages up to 6)
Tuesday Mornings at 10:15am, June 9 – July 28 (excluding June 30)
Join us for books and activities designed for your preschool-aged child. Ages up to 6 will love these story experiences.

June 9, Animal Heroes
June 16, Storybook Heroes and Villains
June 23, Superheroes
July 7, Heroes in Our Community
July 14, Famous Sidekicks
July 21, Superhero Training Camp
July 28, You Can Be a Hero

Fun and Entertainment (For All Ages)
Tuesday Afternoons at 3pm, June 9 – July 28
These programs pack Tuesday afternoons full of education and adventure. Magic, animals, games, and crafts will keep any child of any age entertained.

June 9, Extreme Animals! See kangaroos, pythons, and foxes, oh my! Not to mention a tarantula, chinchilla, crocodile, kinkajou, and a bearded dragon.
June 16, “Always Anna” Returns: Local children’s musician Anna Lusk will entertain us with a special musical show. Popcorn will be served.
June 23, Space Coast Therapy Dogs! Learn about these amazing dogs and then meet the individual pups. Petting allowed!
July 7, The Cocoa Beach Fire Department: Help us celebrate our heroes from our newly built fire station. Bring your questions for our firemen.
July 14, The Cocoa Beach Youth Volunteers: It could be a play, a puppet show, or a game show. We are letting our fabulous volunteers plan this program. Don’t miss it!
July 21, Dr. Dan the Magic Man: Local magician from the Magic Dove Magic Shop is making his Magic Library Tour.
July 28, Brevard County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit: Corporal Hill and his canine, Rocco, will join us.

LEGO Club (For All Ages)
Wednesday Afternoons at 2pm, June 10 – July 29 (excluding July 1)

Join in for weekly 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.

Free Family Movies
Wednesday Afternoons at 3:15pm, June 10 – July 29 (excluding July 1)

These free family movies show how the adventures of heroes can be hip, hilarious, heartfelt, and fun. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
June 10, Balto, rated G, 79 minutes
June 17, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, rated PG, 152 minutes
June 24, The Incredibles, rated PG, 116 minutes
July 8, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, rated PG, 119 minutes
July 15, Big Hero 6, rated PG, 102 minutes
July 22, Sky High, rated PG, 100 minutes
July 29, The LEGO Movie, rated PG, 101 minutes

Make It – Take It! A Craft and Game Program (Ages 6-12)
Thursday Mornings at 10:30am, June 11 – July 30 (excluding July 2)
Channel your inner artist with these craft-packed programs for ages 6-12. Games, contests, puzzles, and more! Please register for these programs by calling 321-868-1104.

June 11, Animal Heroes: Win an Anchorage-to-Nome relay race; Make a puppy hat; Create a kitten bag puppet; Make an ocean resist to honor dolphins; Make a shrink plastic dog tag; Visit the animal hero game table; Snack on a dolphin banana.
June 18, Storybook Heroes and Villains: Make a Harry Potter wand; Decorate a Minion shrink charm; Put together your favorite pigeon; Visit the cat villains station for pencil and paper fun; Create a Grinch ornament; Make Horton’s Who clover; Enjoy our Cat in the Hat snack.
June 25, Superheroes: Be creative with Superhero magic scratch; Try our puzzles and games; Design a Superhero mask; Bring a t-shirt to turn into a cape and cuffs; Create a Superhero shield pendant; Decoupage Superhero stamps onto a wooden fan; Snack on Thor’s hammer.
July 9, Heroes in History: Be a Medusa with a clever headband; Make a carbon paper transfer of a hero; Fashion a laurel wreath like Apollo’s; Work on our tall tale sheets; Put together a Paul Bunyan pull story; Make an edible Abraham Lincoln log cabin; Make a presidential scrapbook.
July 16, Famous Sidekicks: Piggie and elephant bag puppets; Thing 1 and Thing 2 headbands; Design a cityscape featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson; Make an R2-D2 bookmark; Make a secret message decoder; Play our sidekick matching game; Enjoy our Scooby Snacks.
July 23, Superhero Training Camp: Cross a dangerous lava flow, travel through a mine field, leap tall buildings in a single bound, tackle our obstacle course, lift weights, and survive the dreaded Batcave. Enjoy Kryptonite Punch.
July 30, You Can Be a Hero: Fill in your Superhero Profile and create a picture of that hero; Join the Bucket Brigade for a fun team game; Create your own trail mix for a tasty, healthy snack; Be a recycling hero; Create a work of art from clay; make a fleece scarf; Decorate a miniature car.

Teen Programs (Ages 10+)
Thursday Afternoons at 2pm, June 11 – July 30 (excluding July 2)
Learn a new craft or hone an old skill… these programs instruct exciting techniques and allow kids ages 10 and up to take home their own exquisite creations.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 321-868-1104.

June 11, Paint on Wood: Create your favorite Superhero symbol on wood for a fun room decoration.
June 18, Shrink Art Earrings: Trace a Superhero, villain, or a Minion and turn your shrunken images into a pair of earrings or a keychain. Charge is $1 per pair.
June 25, Try This Great Method for Making Pompoms: Pick from our yarn collection or bring your own to make these great pompoms in your school colors or favorite colors.
July 9, Zentangle Art: Take your zentangle art to a new level by working with rocks! Then hide your secret identity in your fingerprint.
July 16, Sculpting Is Our “Super” Art of the Day: “Bang” out a work of art with your own block of clay.
July 23, Dye a Beautiful Silk Scarf or Decorate a Shoulder Bag: “Zap” out a colorful dyed silk scarf suitable for wearing out on the town or decorate this heavy cotton handbag to show your style! Charge is $5 for a scarf, $7 for a bag.
July 30, Superhero Party! Enjoy popcorn and a superhero movie at this end-of-summer event.

Heroes: An Artistic Approach
Fridays from 10:30am-12:30pm, June 5 – July 31 (excluding July 3)

Learn about heroes by participating in a variety of art lessons. Each session begins with a brief presentation on different types of heroes throughout civilization. Students will develop skills in multi-media format, metal tooling, constructing with cardboard, and assembling 3-D objects. Instructor Elizabeth Scholder has over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages. She demonstrates each project and guides the students as they progress. Cost is $36 for the 6-week series. Contact Mrs. Scholder for more information at 321-292-9782 or

Win a Bag of Library Bucks!
Attend one of our programs on Tuesday or Thursday and enter your name to win one of our bags of bucks. One bag will be given out at each program but you must be present to win.

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