MBFOL Among Friends newsletter - January 2016
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A publication of the Morro Bay Friends of the Library                             January 2016
Morro Bay Friends of the Library is excited to announce that our Book Sales will now be held at the Library! With very careful consideration, the Board decided, at our January meeting, to make this change for 2016. Bringing our Book Sales back home to the Library will have many benefits, and although these sales may be a smaller in size, we want to assure you they will be filled with great bargains!
With our beautiful remodeled library in operation for almost a year, the Morro Bay Friends have had great fundraising success with the Book Store sales inside the library. Good quality, new-looking books are available for sale all days and hours the library is open, with new stock added frequently. Our Book Sale Coordinator, Laurie Allen, has organized the store by subject, so you can browse easily for your favorite reads. Please stop by for a little shopping!
Alongside the Book Store, we will periodically have our Book Sales set up inside the Library.  The first 2016 Book Sale is Saturday, March 5th from 10 am to 5 pm. The sale will be open to “Members Only” from 9am-10 am, and you can always join or renew at the door! By having the Book Sales on-site, all funds raised will go back to the library rather than a portion paying the increased rental fees at the previous venue.  This change will also create a more efficient use of our beautiful library building, and on-site setup will ease a lot of the heavy lifting and moving that was done by our Coordinator and our many dedicated volunteers. Volunteers, we will still need you for your expert help on these sales, so stay tuned! Book Sales will continue to have a wonderful selection of high quality books at very reasonable prices, so please spread the word!
Between the Book Store and the Book Sales, the Friends feel confident that we can continue to provide great programs and materials to our incredible Morro Bay Library and the community we serve. Please continue to donate your gently used books, DVDs and CDs to the library.  These can be dropped off anytime during open hours. For more information and updates, please visit our website at

Turning the Page
A letter from Laurie Allen

Dear Friends and Volunteers,
For the last 8 years it has been my honor and pleasure to be your Book Sale Coordinator. During this time, with the help of a dedicated and talented group of library volunteers, we raised enough money to make sure that our remodel actually happened. What a wonderful legacy you invaluable volunteers have left all of Morro Bay.
Now it is time to move on to the next phase of book sales at the Morro Bay Library. Although we will no longer be having sales at the Community Center we will continue to make a variety of wonderful books, magazines and media available to you.
As most of you know, we have a lovely new Book Store in the library. The great thing about having the store is that you can browse and buy books whenever the library is open. Prices are still ridiculously low, and we will be arranging books by genre or subject for your browsing pleasure. We also have a large variety of magazines, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs.
So here are the things I hope you will remember from our 8 years together. First, in the history of volunteering there could never be a better group of people than you book sale folks, who hauled, packed, unpacked and wrangled books every 3 months, year in and year out, in fellowship and with good cheer. Because of your efforts, our book sales have been the best in the County, hands down!
Second, I want everyone to know that we will still need you volunteers on a regular basis, since we plan to continue having book sales in the library. This will be in addition to the books we are selling in the store. As soon as we know the dates, we will publicize them in the library, in the newsletters and on our MBFOL web page.
Third, please keep donating your gently-used books and current magazines to us, for the Store and our sales. With your continuing support, the Library will keep being a wonderful place to borrow and buy books and media in the coming years.
Thanks for your amazing support. Let’s make this next chapter as wonderful as the last one!
My very best wishes,
Laurie Allen

Your 2016 Board of Directors
Front row:  Trina Dougherty, Jane Heath, Joan Petersen, Jude Long, Jackie Kinsey (Librarian)
Back row:  Susan McElhinney, Gerry Fuller, Susan Gossard, Jan Goldman, Joan Pedersen
Central Coast
Afro Rhythm & Dance

will bring traditional West African rhythms and choreography to the Library!
Saturday, February 13 at 1 pm
A Special Speaking Engagement!

Jeannette Walls

Sunday, February 21
3 pm - Cal Poly Performing Arts Center
Join the best-selling author in an intimate discussion about her inspirational book and triumphant personal life lessons.
Presented by Cal Poly Arts and sponsored by the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries
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*Preschool Storytime - Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
*Paws to Read - Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
*Book Discussion - Every first, second and third Wednesday at 10:00am
Additional information about the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group is available here.
*Mystery Readers - Every fourth Wednesday at 10:00am
*North Coast Writers - Every third Saturday of the month at 10:00am.

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Please help MBFOL continue our on-going work to provide free programs for the community and to supplement the library's budget for current books, DVDs and CDs by renewing your membership now.  Membership forms are available on the website or may be picked up in the library.
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Women's Wellness Program

Winter 2016 Series
1st & 3rd Fridays, 10:15am - noon

February 5 - The BALANCING Act of Exercise
Featured Speaker:  Suze Crowley, AFPA Certified Personal Trainer, A.I.M. Physical Trainer, "AIM FOR FIT" Exercise Instructor

There is value in any exercise at any age.  Learn about the effectiveness of balance and strength training as well as the creative ways to incorporate simple movements to encourage overall physical health.  Please dress comfortable.

For more information you can contact Group Facilitator, Karen at or 772-9268 or go to
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Adult Winter Reading Program
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April 15 to receive prizes and surprises!
Cuesta College 2016


The Barbarian Nurseries
by Hector Tobar

Author Hector Tobar will visit Cuesta College for a lecture & book signing

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
5-7 p.m.

Cuesta's Cultural and Performing Arts Center, SLO Campus

Tickets available February 1 at
The Morro Bay Book Discussion Group will  celebrate its 10th Anniversary at the Morro Bay Library on June 8th! We hope you will plan on saving June 8th on your calendar to join us in celebration of an exciting collaboration between library staff, community and volunteer pride! More details will follow as we get closer to June!

To benefit the public by providing financial and volunteer support to the Morro Bay Library.
MBFOL Contact Information:
625 Harbor
Morro Bay, CA  93442

Our Board of Directors:
President—Trina Dougherty

Vice President—Susan Gossard  
Secretary—Susan McElhinney      
Treasurer—Gerry Fuller     
Programs—Jan Goldman      
Membership—Susan Gossard         
Newsletter—Joan Pedersen
Volunteers/Book Sales—Joan Petersen 
Publicity - Jude Long
Foundation Representative:  Jane Heath

Other contacts:
Website Coordinator—Rhonda Crowfoot
Discussion Groups—Karen Robert
Branch Manager—Jackie Kinsey

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