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October Art and Artists:

Main Library: Elizabeth Scholder’s Artwork
Community Room: Jaymee Weinreich’s Artwork
Display Case: Rolling Readers’ Artwork

Free Friday Movies: Hitchcock Halloween
Fridays, October 21-October 28 at 3pm, in the Community Room

Send shivers down your spine with these three films from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Just in time for Halloween! Free popcorn and spooky refreshments will be served.
Friday, October 21: The Birds, PG-13, 119 minutes
Friday, October 28: Psycho, R, 109 minutes

Spanish Class with Ms. Dolly
Saturdays, October 1-29 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 Cost is $5.

*RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 22* Learn to Sew Slipcovers
Friday, October 7 at 3pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn to sew slipcovers with certified upholsterer Amy Luley. Students are welcome to bring in a cushion they would like to recover during this class period. Cost is $5. Please pre-register, as space is limited.

*RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 4* Florida Women of the Waves Movie: Sisterhood of Surfing
Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm, in the Community Room

The 7th Annual Florida Women of the Waves Weekend is kicking off their events with the movie Sisterhood of Surfing, a film by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sponsored by the Florida Surf Museum and Sunseed Co-Op. This event has been rescheduled to Friday, November 4 due to the weather.

Watercolor Classes with Award-Winning Artist Helen Wheatley
Mondays, October 17 – November 21, 10am-12:30pm, in the Community Room

Watercolor artist Helen Wheatley creates exquisite paintings rich in color and content. Her work Faces at the Oasis won best of show at the Central Brevard Art Association’s annual show in March 2007. She’ll share her skills with you in these classes suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Cost is $60 for the 6-week session. Enrollment is limited; please register in advance at the sign up table and pick up a materials list.

The Bead Ladies - Jewelry Making Class
Monday, October 17 at 1pm, in the Captain’s Room

The Bead Ladies are here, and ‘tis the season to make holiday jewelry! Come join the ladies and make a beautiful piece of jewelry. All materials and instructions will be provided to make the piece in a 2-hour class. Cost is $15. To register, call Nancy or Normandie at 321-225-1394 or email at You can also visit the website for more information.

Advanced French Class
Tuesdays, October 18 - November 22 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room
Friday, October 21 - November 18 at 1pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Do you have an intermediate grasp of the French language, but want to improve your understanding? This class is designed to introduce more complex French vocabulary and grammar and allow you to improve your fluency and knowledge of the French language. Practice advanced 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.

Handmade Greeting Cards with Ree Nathan
Wednesday, October 19 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 or calling 321-961-2350. Enrollment is limited.

Pumpkin Carving Show
Wednesday, October 19 at 4pm, in the Community Room

You’ll be a pumpkin expert too after attending this educational and entertaining show hosted by pumpkin guru Scott Norman. Stormin’ Norman will teach you how to select a good carving pumpkin, how to draw out your desired pattern, how to empty out your gourd, lighting, shadowing, knife safety, and other pumpkin craft options, all while carving a pumpkin in front of you! This show is perfect for kids and adults of all ages, and is just in time for Halloween!

Rev. Trevor Wry – Energy Medicine Education
Wednesday, October 19 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

This informational lecture will explain the benefits of Energy Medicine. Learn how to maintain daily well-being by practicing simple techniques you can use to release stress in any environment. Rev. Trevor Wry will increase your awareness of the unlimited healing power of the human body.

Western Humanities: A Brief History of Film
Thursdays, October 20 - November 10 at 3:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Former Rollins College and Valencia College instructor George V. Richards will present this four-week class series on the history of film. Please pre-register; enrollment is limited. Cost is $20 for the series. For more information please visit

Health for Life - Five Natural Remedies to Reduce Depression: The Role of Vitamins, Hormones, Toxicity and Acupuncture
Friday, October 21 at 10am, in the Jane Von Thron Room

Workshop participants will learn about the causes of depression and about effective non-drug solutions to treat this debilitating disease such as acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and vitamins. Presented by Sylvie Morin, DOM. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Healthy Planet of Brevard – Vegan: Everyday Stories Documentary
Sunday, October 23 at 1pm, in the Community Room

Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread - they're all vegan. The movie traces the personal journeys of an ultramarathon runner who has overcome addiction to compete in one hundred mile races, a cattle rancher's wife who creates the first cattle ranch turned farmed animal sanctuary in Texas, a food truck owner cooking up knee-buckling plant-based foods, and an 8-year-old girl who convinces her family of six to go vegan.

Randy Wayne White Author Talk
Monday, October 24 at 1pm, in the Community Room

Randy Wayne White returns to the Cocoa Beach Library to discuss his newest Hannah Smith novel Seduced, the stunning new adventure in the New York Times–bestselling series by the author of the Doc Ford novels. A fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith is a tall, strong Florida woman descended from many generations of the same. But the problem before her now is much older even than that. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Tuesday, October 25 at 6pm, in the Community Room

Professional medium and author John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give brief individual readings as time allows.

Community HU Chant
Wednesday, October 26 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. Presented by local members of Eckankar.

French Conversation Class for Beginners
Thursdays, October 27 - December 8 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

These classes will help you understand the basics of conversation in the French language by assisting you with pronunciation and teaching you verbs, vocabulary, and adjectives to describe common scenes and scenarios. No class November 24. Cost is $5 per class. Please pre-register.

Aquaponics - Something's Fishy Here
Saturday, October 29 at 10am, in the Community Room

Family Aquaponics LLC Presents “Aquaponics - Something’s Fishy Here”. Learn the basic how’s and why’s of aquaponics and why it is the purest and most sustainable method of growing most types of produce in the world.

Food for Life: Nutrition & Cooking
Saturday, October 29-November 19 at 1pm, in the Community Room

Join Food for Life instructor, Susie Fricker in exploring how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of the link between nutrition and cancer. EVERYONE is welcome as you will also learn how to enhance your overall wellness goals with simple steps in the kitchen! Cost for the class series is $40. Please register in advance with Susie at

I Want to Go to Japan! One Cocoa Beach Woman's Week on a Japanese Reality TV Show
Sunday, October 30 at 3pm, in the Community Room

This summer Cocoa Beach book artist Ruth Bleakley was chosen to be whisked away to Kyoto, Japan to be filmed for a reality show called “Who Wants to Come to Japan?” While she was there she got to visit the factory that she’s been buying handmade paper from for over 10 years, and even got to try her hand at paper-making! Other highlights included silk dyeing, wearing a handmade silk kimono and learning to make a home cooked meal at a Japanese family’s house...all on film, and without knowing a word of Japanese! Ruth will share photos, videos, and stories about her whirlwind Japanese adventure at the library.


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 beginning October 18, 10am-1pm, Scrapbooking Group. Get together with friends, learn new techniques, share tips, and make your memories beautiful. For more info contact Ernestine at 321-427-0607.

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 October 11 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.

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 November 2: Do we examine our preconceived notions? If so, are we open to change them?

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, We'll Read Book Club. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will take place October 12 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Things That Keep Us Here by Cara Buckley. For more info contact Mary Lambert at 799-9286.

3rd Wednesday at 6:30pm, Cocoa Beach Chapter of Christian Surfers. Monthly meeting and Bible study. The next meeting will take place on October 19 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 next meeting will take place October 21 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. 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 October 28.

1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10am, Longevitology Adjustments in the Captain's Room. Practice this simple laying-on-of-hands method intended to adjust or restore energy balance to help the body heal itself. The next meeting will take place on October 1 and 15. For more information, contact Martha Hung at 321-338-7799.

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


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. Please note classes will now be starting October 4th.

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.


Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Toddler Time (under 5).

Building with LEGO
Wednesdays, October 12 & 26 at 4pm, in the Community Room

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 Department.

Wiggle Workout
Thursdays at 10:15am, in the Community Room

Rhythm, stretching, movement, games, music, coordination, and play all come together during this fun and interactive workout session designed for kids ages 2-5.

Read to a Space Coast Therapy Dog
Sunday, October 9 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.

Annual Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 16 at 2pm, in the Community Room

Enjoy refreshments, popcorn, games, and crafts. Win Library Bucks. Fun for the entire family! Please bring a canned good for the Girl Scout Food Drive and individually wrapped cookies, brownies or cupcakes for a cupcake walk. Generous support for this program was provided in part by the Brevard Library Foundation.

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