Morro Bay Library Events Newsletter - April, 2016
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Monthly News Highlights - April 2016

I have a confession. For the last several years my husband Rick has been my rock. He hStressed Man at Computeras been the talent behind allowing my vision for a newsletter to come true. Which means, every time I wanted a picture here or a quote there or a link any where, he would have to do his magic to make it happen. This became rather time intensive for him, especially since he is still working full time. So you can imagine how he felt every time I made a request!!

So to save my marriage, I needed to rethink what needed to be included in the newsletter and how best I could do it with little help. 

Keep Crazy Woman at Computerin mind I am the one who knows what she wants but is not technologically savvy! Yikes! 

What you have before you is the result of my learning process. Including putting in all the photos, icons, links, etc. Yep, all me! So if there is anyone to blame this know who it is! 

My intention is to create a one page flow that gives you all the information you need quickly and easily. For example, to the right are the contacts, days of week and times of day that the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group and Live-Now programs meet. Morro Bay Library contact information and hours of operation, are also included here. If you want to know how to join the Morro Bay Friends of the Library, or you have a question, contact information is also in this location. 

Please note that most the pictures and logos throughout this newsletter are actual links that with a simple click can take you to that website of interest. Just hover over them and click. Text that is underlined is also a link.

The newsletter has three specific areas of interest: The Morro Bay Book Discussion Group books or special events for the current month, the Live-Now Programs such as: Women's Wellness Program Featured Speakers for the current month & special upcoming programs like: Unleash Your Inner You. Even though the Morro Bay Friends of the Library e-newsletter does a phenomenal job of featuring library programs, we also include Morro Bay Library programs - Ongoing and Special Events each month. There will also be added features every now and then that may include community events of interest, links of interest, or other special events of note - i.e., local author visits and special upcoming programs. 

Please share the newsletter with your Friends and family who would like to know 'What is Happening at the Morro Bay Library' each month. There are now links below to do just that! 

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

Morro Bay Book Discussion Group - Wednesdays - 10 a.m. - Noon:

This months begins our special 10 year anniversary Spring Series. For copies of our Spring Series special edition flyer click on the Morro Bay Book Discussion Website link below. Click on the book covers for background descriptions and book reviews for each book.

April 6 - Some Luck By Jane Smiley
April 13 - Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
April 20 - The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
April 27 - Mystery Readers Group: Rose Gold by Walter Mosley
Some Luck Book Cover
Big Magic Book Cover
The Hurricane Sisters Book Cover
Rose Gold Book Cover
Anniversary Balloons
If you haven't already, we encourage you to put June 8th on your calendar for our special Morro Bay Book Discussion Group 10 year anniversary party. This is an opportunity to celebrate YOU...our wonderful participants, library patrons, authors, and special guests who have been a part of our Morro Bay Library family throughout these past 10 years.

A Special Thank You goes to our glorious sponsors who have graciously donated to my Karen's Favorite Things Drawing on June 8th(Click on name of business to go directly to their website): The Neighborhood Acai and Juice Bar; Integrative Healing Arts Massage Therapy and Reiki ; Coalesce Bookstore; Yoga Center of Morro Bay; Central Coast Body Therapy Center; Inner Workings; Health with Integrity; A.I.M. Personal Training; A New Leaf 4 You Life Coaching; and, our very own Morro Bay Friends of the Library. Please support our local businesses and organizations who do so much for our community and Morro Bay Library. 
Live Now - Realize Your True Potential
Women's Wellness Program -
1st & 3rd Fridays - 10:15 a.m. - Noon:

This month we begin our Featured Speakers series with Jennifer Patterson, Owner of the Yoga Center of Morro Bay and Karen Croley, M.A., Professional Life Coach and Local Author of "A New Leaf: 12 Spiritual Truths for Starting Over."
April 1 - Demystifying Yoga with Jennifer Patterson

Are you one of the 25 million Americans who has tried yoga in the last year? Or…are you one of the many who has wanted to but were not sure about what to expect? Maybe you tried and didn't have a positive experience. Maybe you fell in love with the practice at first pose.

This is a time in history when modern western science and technology is merging with ancient eastern wisdom and paving the way for us to connect with and deepen our knowledge and understanding of the body, mind and spirit connections. The opportunities to improve our lives and well being are becoming even more possible. Yet, why then are we still suffering from so many illnesses and diseases, depression, anxiety, stress and more? With Each Inhale

Let's join together in the community of support to talk about yoga, define Ayurveda, uncover the wisdom in practical and pragmatic conversation, and offer insights in today's language, culture and contexts. We will discuss different types of yoga. Understand that 'one size does not fit all (or everyday)' and which one(s) may be best suited for you.

This conversation will support you in uncovering ways to use the tools of the practice for your specific body and circumstances. We will have a conversation about how the practices can offer us incredible resiliency in spite of the ever changing circumstances and challenges in our lives.

Come join us for this informative and potentially life changing conversation! Jennifer will also share some research about how the power of having these conversations and taking a journey together can have greater impact on our lives and transformation.
Karen Croley
April 15 - Learn Why Self-Love is so Important - Realize What is Blocking You From Getting What You Want with Karen Croley, M.A. 

Do you ever wonder why you can't keep that new routine going? Maybe it was a new exercise class or eating habit? Or maybe you couldn't get that change to happen in the first place?
Hand Over Heart - Breathe
Karen Croley has learned that in order to accomplish what she wants, she must love herself FIERCELY! Come learn about the importance of self-love, what a loving relationship with yourself looks and feels like, the benefits to having self-love, and how not having it can prevent you from getting what you want.Self Love

Exercises and meditations to begin this process of building a loving relationship with yourself will be included. All content is taken from her book, "A New Leaf; 12 Spiritual Truths for Starting Over,” which will also be available for sale at her session.
You are invited to join us for our first 3-part Joyful Workshop Interactive Series - "Unleash Your Inner You" on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - Noon, September 16, October 7 & October 21, 2016. This program is free but only open to individuals willing to attend the complete series. Space is limited to 10 people. Anyone else who signs up will be on the waiting list and will be notified if an opening becomes available. Pre-registration is essential. Please reserve your place early! If interested contact Karen via email.
Library Programs
Morro Bay 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 every Thursday from 3-4 p.m.

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.
Special Events: 

Saturday, April 2 - Robin Williams Movie - Teen/Adult - 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 9 - Lego Workshop - All Ages -
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Altered Books Art Workshop
Friday, April 22 - Altered Books Art Workshop -
Adults/Teens - 1-3 p.m. Please RSVP your space by calling the Morro Bay Library.
Story and DanceSaturday, April 23 - Storytelling, Music and Dance from "The Desert Coast Dancers" from "The Red Tent Dance Studio" and the Playful Rhythm and Movement" Kids Class - All Ages - begins @ 3:00 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. All events are funded by the Morro Bay Friends of the Library. Your generous support of the Friends is always appreciated.


So now that you have had a chance to read and review this newsletter, what do you think? Your feedback allows me to continue to improve information services, so please feel free to contact me at any of the links below: Facebook, Websites and/or Email!

In closing enjoy April at our Morro Bay Library. I look forward to your comments. 

In gratitude,

Karen Robert
Coordinator & Facilitator
Morro Bay Book Discussion Group &
Library Special Events Programs
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.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Morro Bay
Book Discussion Group

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

Books (for the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Wednesdays program only) are available for checkout in advance at our book group session. You will need to check out the 4th 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 order the books on your own, so that you can be prepared to discuss with us at our next session! 

Women's Wellness Program

1st & 3rd Fridays:
10:15 a.m. - Noon
Unleash Your Inner You
Thursdays - 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Sept-16,  Oct-6 & 21, 2016
(805) 772-9268

Morro Bay Friends of the Library Web Site
Morro Bay Friends of the Library
Trina Dougherty, President
Karen's Facebook Page
Morro Bay Book Discussion Group Website
Morro Bay Book Discussion Group Email
Live-Now Website
Karen's Email
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