Morro Bay Library Events Newsletter - January 2017
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News & HighlightsJanuary 2017

Hi <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the New Year! Happy 2017 May it bring you everything your heart desires!

This month I would like to dedicate this newsletter to long time Morro Bay Library patron and book group participant Priscilla Burrus. Priscilla was a lover of reading. Anything with a historical premise was always her preference. She was also an amazing quilter. When we hosted author, Earlene Fowler at the Morro Bay Library, Priscilla brought all her quilting friends too, and made it the largest participant attended event in our history! Priscilla brought with her the most positive outlook on life. Unfortunately, cancer Priscilla Burrus - Central Coast Quiltersbefell her last year. Even with it, she refused to let the light in her dim. Her love of family, faith, and joy in living shined through in everything she did. She came to us proudly with her bald head and lost weight and declared she would beat it by living another day. Unfortunately, she lost her fight on December 13, 2016. Cancer may have taken her, but her positivity will live with us for years to come! Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Last month I brought in the December newsletter to the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group and gave a tutorial to the participants present on all the different information that was available within the newsletter that wasn't always obvious at first glance. Programs Facebook PageAs an example, did you know that if you click on the pictures it takes you to a link that will give you more information on the topic being discussed or maybe an article you might find interesting? Sometimes something that is underlined will be a specific link to someone's webpage or email or Facebook page. Other times I might provide movie trailers or interesting articles that are linked to the picture - all you have to do is click on the picture or the underlined word. Either way, my intention is to give you the most information possible as conveniently as possible. Try clicking on the various links..... you might enjoy where you are going.....Winking Emoji

Oh Boy - Importance of LibrariesHopefully, your electronic device for reading this newsletter (phone/computer) also allows you to experience the interactive play that this newsletter also provides. My goal is to not only inform, but to engage you in the experience of wanting to be apart of something special happening each month at your Morro Bay Library

Speaking of exciting.....this month on Saturday, January 28 enjoy the first of the year Morro Bay Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Morro Bay Library. Members only Sale (You Can Even Join at the Door!) 9 - 10 a.m. - Public Sale 10 am - 1 p.m., $3 Bag Sale, 12 - Friends Book Sale 1 p.m. You don't want to miss this special event which not only fills your personal library but supports your Morro Bay Library

Last year, was my 10th Anniversary providing programs at the Morro Bay Library. For the last 8 of those years I have kept meticulous participant visit statistics to our programs. As an example, in 2010 we had 803 participant visits to our programs f10 Yearsor that year. The closest we had come to that year was in 2011 with 704 participant visits - which obviously wasn't that close at all. I am happy to say that in our 10th Anniversary year (2016) we have almost met our highest participant visits for our program in six years with 798 participant visits to our programs! Thank you everyone for your love of our programs and your participation. Your active participation, as well as library book check-outs, contributes to library statistics overall. This allows your Morro Bay Library to be the fourth largest in the San Luis Obispo County library system!

Reminder!Mystery Readers: We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each Month from 10 a.m. - Noon beginning January 11. More details below.

On Friday, January 13 all SLO County Libraries will be closed Library Closedfor Staff Training. Please also note the Monday observance Holidays of January 2 (New Years) and January 16 (Martin Luther King). 

Please share the newsletter (see link below) with your Friends and family who would like to know 'What is Happening at the Morro Bay Library' this month. 

Thank you and enjoy this month at the Morro Bay Library! 

Email Karen If You Want To Know What We are Reading This Week
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Morro Bay Book Discussion Group  Wednesdays - 10 a.m. - Noon:

This month we begin our Winter Series. Click on the book covers for background descriptions and book reviews for each book.

January 4 - This is Your Life Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
January 11 - Mystery Readers Group: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 
January 18: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Library Programs
The Morro Bay Library  has some adult, children's and family events this month.
Ongoing Programs:

E Device Training ClassesE-Device classes continue on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. (reservations required @
(805) 772-6394).

Pre-School StorytimeLook for Pre-School Story Time each Tuesday morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

Berkeley StorytimeJoin our Shaggy Friend Berkeley and his human, Kathy for Paws to Read  -  Taking a Break this Month.

Every Third Saturday of theWriters Group Month join the North Coast Writers Club from 10 a.m. - Noon to share and discuss your writing projects. More information: Bert Silva, (805) 771-9803 or email.
Dan Kreiger

Saturday, January 7- Dan Krieger Presents:  The Geology and Man-made configuration of Morro Bay.
All Ages - Begins @ 1 p.m.

The BFG Movie Trailer
Saturday, January 14 - Family Movie in the Library - The BFG (Rated PG)  - Click on the picture for the movie trailer. 
All Ages - Begins @ 1 p.m. 

iPhone Class
Thursday, January 19 - iPhone Class with Aaron Anderson - Learn new ways to use your iPhone. Please reserve your space. Adults - Begins @ 3 p.m. 

Tide pools on Tour
Saturday, January 21 - Tide Pools on Tour with Central Coast Aquarium. The types of animals that may be coming on this tour include: hermit crabs, Spiny California King Crabs, graceful crabs, decorator crabs, kelp crabs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sea anemones, gumboot chitons, keyhole limpets, sea snails, flatfish, mussels, scallops, and a variety of algae. ALL of these animals can be touched. Microscopes will also be available to view a variety of plankton. All Ages - Begins @ 1 p.m. 

Crafts for Kids
Saturday, January 28 - Winter Craft Time with Beth Ann  - Ages 5 & Up - Begins @ 1 p.m. 

To get more details (and to verify dates and times) about the programs and what else might be happening at the Morro Bay Library each month go here or click on the Library Programs header above. Click on the pictures for something more. All events are funded by the Morro Bay Friends of the Library. Your generous support of the Friends is always appreciated.
Please like my Facebook page: Programs. Every day I am offering book and thoughtful inspirational quotes and opportunities for discussion. Click on links below. Thank you! 
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We hope you
 enjoy January at our Morro Bay Library. 

Happy Reading  

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Karen Robert
Group Facilitator & Coordinator
Morro Bay Book Discussion Group &
Library Live-Now Programs
(805) 772-9268
Morro Bay Library
625 Harbor St.
Morro Bay, CA 93442 
(805) 772-6394
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Morro Bay
Book Discussion Group

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Some Wednesdays:
10 a.m. - Noon
(805) 772-9268

Books (for the 1st& 3rd Wednesdays program only) are available for checkout in advance at our book group session. You will need to check out the 2nd Wednesdays Mystery Readers selection on your own. If you are not present when the books are handed out at our book group sessions, please be sure and check with staff to see if there are extra copies in the back room.... otherwise, you will need to order the books on your own. This way you can be prepared to discuss with us at our next session! 

Wednesdays Featured Speakers & Special Programs
Some Wednesdays:
10:00 a.m. - Noon

Morro Bay Friends of the Library Web Site
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Trina Dougherty, President
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