Morro Bay Library Events Newsletter - June, 2016
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News & HighlightsJune 2016

It'Happy Anniversary Balloonss time! This is it! You are all invited to our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group at the Morro Bay Library - Wednesday, June 8th from 10 a.m. - Noon. Bring a book to donate to the library and treat yourself to a trip down memory lane! Cake will be provided and Karen's Favorite Things Drawing offers many prizes. With amazing this will be a truly delightful event! If you have ever come to any of our programs, been the main event, or discussed books with us at any time in the last 10 years, we hope you will consider joining us for this special celebration! Speaking of prizes........there are 65 donated prizes to give away! Total prizes value - over $1,700!

Thank you to our generous sponsorsPlease support our local businesses and organizations who do so much for our community and Morro Bay Library. They have generously donated to our Karen's Favorite Things Drawing(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.

In Other News.....We want to share our congratulations to Jackie Kinsey and Mary Blair. Jackie was our Morro Bay Library Branch Manager for the last five years who was recently promoted to the Atascadero Library. Mary & JackieWe are so appreciative of all that Jackie has done for our community. Although we will miss her, we wish her well in her new endeavors. We would also like to acknowledge and welcome Mary as our new Morro Bay Library Branch Manager. Mary has been a part of our library community for many years. We are truly excited for her promotion! 
Support our Local Authors
This month we begin our Wednesdays Local and Visiting Author Series. More details under header - Local Authors @ the Library.  

On Tuesday, June 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the SLO Library Community Room, 995 Palm St., the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries presents the free Book & Author Series George Cotkin Authorwith: George Cotkin author of: Feast of Excess a Cultural History of the New Sensibility. This inventive and jaunty narrative captures the excitement of liberation in American Culture. Although this is a free event, a $10 donation is suggested to support the Foundation that does so much for our San Luis Obispo County Libraries. 

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

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

This month we finish our special 10 year anniversary Spring Series. Click on the book covers for background descriptions and book reviews for each book.

June 1 - The Whites by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt
June 8 - 10 Year Anniversary Celebration 
June 15 - Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
June 22 - Mystery Readers Group: The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
The Whites Book Cover
10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Whitethorn Woods Book Cover
The Burning Room Book Cover
Join us for our Wednesdays Local and Visiting Authors Series
Don & LaVonne Welsh
Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. - Noon  we host local authors Dr. Don Welsh & Rev. LaVonne Rae Andrews Welsh. They will share their personal journey to becoming authors and local journalists. Dr. Don is the author of six books ranging from spiritual adventure, to spiritual non-fiction about divine dialogues and powerful spiritual principles. Rev. LaVonne Rae Andrews Welsh has co-authored a book with Dr. Don. All books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors at the event. 

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Special Programs 
If you would like to be a part of the ever growing landscape of transforming programs at the Morro Bay Library, please reserve your space today! 
 "In Person" Body Thrive Book Club: Thursdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m. August 25 - October 27, 2016. Align your body with the future body you desire in 10 weeks, with the support of others in this special Body Thrive Book Club. Do Something TodayIf you are looking for better energy, deeper sleep and a better diet, this is the place you want to be! Currently we have spots left. 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 for this amazing free program. For more information go here or contact Karen at email
Our first 3-part Joyful Workshop Interactive Series - "Unleash Your Inner You" begins 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. Only spots remain! 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
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. (Summer hiatus - Resumes on September 6)

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.
ComeChildrens Summer Reading Program to the Library and sign-up for the upcoming Children's, Teen and/or Adult Summer Reading Program. Earn prizes just by reading! Teen Summer Reading Program Adult Summer Reading Program
Saturday, June 11 - Lego Workshop - Ages: 6-10  2 - 3 p.m. 

Saturday, June 18 - Lightsaber Maker - Circuitry with Experts from SLO Makerspace -
Ages 10 -17 - 11 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.  (Reservations Required @ 805-772-6394.)

Bike Safety

Saturday, June 18 - Animal Show from the Charles Paddock Zoo - All Ages 1-1:45 p.m.

Altered Books Art Workshop
Saturday, June 25 - Stories and Songs with Nina Ryne -
All Ages - 1-1:45 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.
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In closing enjoy June at our Morro Bay Library. 

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! 

(805) 772-9268

Body Thrive Book Club
Thursdays - 1:30 - 3 P.M.
August 25 - October 27, 2016
Unleash Your Inner You
Thursdays - 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Sept-16, Oct-6 & 21, 2016

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