Morro Bay Library Events Newsletter - May, 2016
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November 14, 1959 - April 18, 2016

Graydon Hileman, a long time mystery lover and participant in our Morro Bay Book Discussion Group, as well as, volunteer at the Morro Bay Library, has passed away. Graydon was such a unique and special personality who brought laughter and joy to each of our discussions. Sometimes he would even come to the group as one of the characters we were discussing that particular week. I can't begin to put in to words the sadness we are feeling for the loss of this incredible and beautiful person. This newsletter is dedicated to the amazing spirit that embodied Graydon. Graydon, wherever you are, please know you will be greatly missed. 

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Monthly News Highlights - May 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback about the new format. It truly does make a difference! 

This month we can look forward to some more good books to read and discuss, our last Women's Wellness Program Featured Speaker, and wonderful ongoing and special events at the Morro Bay Library. 

We are offering two NEW Live-Now programs for free: "In Person" Body Thrive Book Club & Unleash Your Inner You.
Reserve Your Seat Now!
We are advertising early because registration is required and we have a limit on how many can participate - so take advantage of this early bird announcement and reserve your space now because they are going fast! Details below.

We are considering offering a new program called: Study Book Sessions in which we will read and discuss over several weeks one book that is inspirational, empowering and provides a transformational expeInspirational Booksrience for readers. If you know of a book(s) that you would like us to consider, please email me.
Amgen Tour of California 

Wednesday, May 18 is the Amgen Tour of California which leaves Morro Rock at 10:10 a.m. For those of you planning to participate in our Morro Bay Book Discussion Group that day, it is recommended that you leave early to be at the Library parking lot before 10:00 a.m. The Tour starts at the Rock, goes to Pacific Ave. then up Main St. to Hwy 1. 

For your calendar:  

Friday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. is the Morro Bay Friends of the Library Board meeting. Open to the Public. 

Library Closed SignAll libraries will be closed on Friday, May 20.   

Please share the newsletter 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! 

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

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

May 4 - At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
May 11 - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
May 18 - Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
May 25 - Mystery Readers Group: The Escape by David Baldacci
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Big Magic Book Cover
The Hurricane Sisters Book Cover
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Anniversary Balloons
We are just about a month away from our June 8th special Morro Bay Book Discussion Group 10 year anniversary party. Get your party on and join us next month so that we can truly 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.

Karen's Favorite Things Drawing on June 8th. Please support our local businesses and organizations who do so much for our community and Morro Bay Library. (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.
Live Now - Realize Your True Potential
Women's Wellness Program -
1st Friday - 10:15 a.m. - Noon:

This month we complete our Featured Speakers series with Devin Wallace, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. This will be the last Women's Wellness Program of the year! You don't want to miss it! 
May 6 - Medical Hypnosis - Insights into the Role of the Mind in Health and Wellness
It is something we have all experienced - how our mind can act either as our greatest ally or our worst enemy. Science has proven how strong an influence thoughts and emotions exert on health and the healing process, so doesn't it make sense to learn about the most powerful techniques for "mental management?"

 Hypnosis is being used effectively for a wide variety of medical purposes such as reducing pain, stress and anxiety, neutralizing phobias, and eliminating dangerous habits like smoking and overeating.  It provides a meaChange Your Mind Change Your Lifens of accessing the subconscious part of our mind and re-programming it in a healthier fashion. In other words, ensuring that it is an ally rather than an enemy. Come to this session and learn more about how medical hypnosis can benefit you.
You are invited to join the Morro Bay Library "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!  Space will be limited to 10 people willing to commit to their habit evolution. (Currently we have 7 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
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. (Currently, we have only 6 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! 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.
Take advantage of the upcoming Children's, Teen & Adult Summer Reading Program. Keep an eye open for the logos below. More information coming soon.
Special Events: 

Saturday, May 14 - Introduction to Windows 10 Class - Teens/Adults - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  (Reservations Required @ 805-772-6394.)

Bike Safety

Saturday, May 14 - Street Cycling Program - All Ages 11:00 a.m. - Noon 

Altered Books Art Workshop
Friday, April 27 - Art Workshop -
Teens/Adults - 1-3 p.m. Please RSVP your space by calling the Morro Bay Library.

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 May 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

Women's Wellness Program

1st Friday:
10:15 a.m. - Noon
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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