Morro Bay Library Upcoming Events
625 Harbor Street
Morro Bay Book Discussion Groups, Friends of the Library and other Library Program News
Please join us at the Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor Street, for the many free programs provided. Our regularly scheduled book discussion groups are every Wednesday from 10 a.m. - Noon along with the 4th Fridays Mystery Readers group from 10 a.m. - Noon.
For more information on all programs contact the Library Programs Coordinator, Karen Robert at 225-3131 or email Karen.
For the comfort of all attending please come fragrance free to all our events.
April 5, 12, 19, & 26 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Connecting with Poetry
Join educator Gaylyn Anderson on Tuesday mornings for poetry discussion, reading, and writing. You will have the chance to bring your own creative writing selections as well as study from The Poet's Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family, compiled by John Lithgow. For more information call 995-2285.
Wednesday Book Discussion Group
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are from 10:00 a.m. – Noon in the John Kim Room at the Morro Bay Library.
Books (for the Wednesdays program only) are available for checkout in advance at the Morro Bay Library. The Spring Series Booklist, 4th Fridays Mystery Readers 2011 Booklist, and Local Authors Series Flyers are available for download at Morro Bay Book Discussion Group or at the Library. For more information contact the Group Facilitator, Karen Robert at 225-3131 or by email.
May 4, 10 a.m. - Noon
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
A novel that asks big questions: about life and death, strangers and friendship, love and pain, and what it takes to make it through a long, dark night of the soul.
ay 11, 10 a.m. - Noon
Share Day is a chance for participants to bring and discuss non-reading list books, whether they are fiction, non-fiction or inspirational books that they have found especially interesting and/or informative.
May 18, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Once a week, an eclectic group of women come together at a New York City shop to work on their latest projects – and share the stories of their lives….what is in store for the characters, let alone the reader in this yarn of a tale?
May 18, 5:30 p.m.
Local Author, Kara Hagedorn and her Hawk, Sunshine
What happens when two baby chickens find themselves in a nest with a hawk? Join zoologist and local author, Kara Hagedorn and her Hawk, Sunshine from the Hawk Rescue Program for a truly compelling program in which she will show her film, "Sunshine's Surprise" a tale of a red-tailed hawk who hatched chickens. The star of the film, Sunshine will be available for autographs, and Kara's book which shares this hawk's extraordinary story will be available for sale.
May 25, 10 a.m. - Noon
Meet Local Author, Sue McGinty, Murder in Los Lobos and Murder at Cuyamaca Beach and join her in discussion on, “Mysteries, and Why We Like Them So Much!”
From Mrs. Marple to LizbethSalender, local author Sue McGinty takes the audience on a journey of questions starting with, "why is violent death so fascinating, through such examples as CSI and Cold Case, to what is a mystery, to what are the bones of a mystery?" Explore the golden age, noir, cozies, contemporary, the female protagonist, and what we should learn from a good mystery, during this very thought-provoking discussion. How great will this be right before our 4th Fridays Mystery Readers discussion group this month?! :)
May 5, 10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
(This program also meets at the same time on May 12, 19, 26.)
May 5, 4-5 p.m.
Supervisor Bruce Gibson May - Open Office Hours with the Community
No appointment is necessary to meet with Supervisor Gibson. Come on in.
May 12, 12 - 1 p.m.
Meet Local Author Ken Kenyon "Passage to Cerro Alto - A Tale of the Central California Coast"
Ken Kenyon worked as the newsroom librarian at the San Luis Obispo Tribune, where he had the opportunity to do some writing. He was also a library assistant at the Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for nearly twenty-five years. From his experience, he has weaved together a fictional account of life on the Central California Coast in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Through readings and discussion, the author will share the themes and sources of Passage to Cerro Alto, the joy and difficulty of writing, editing and publishing a book of local historical fiction, as well as read a passage or two during this special hour.
May 6, 2 p.m.
1930's Movie Musical Month Feature (104 minutes) starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell and Dick Powell
A star-studded Busby Berkeley musical/comedy with James Cagney staring as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in movie houses.
May 13, 2 p.m.
1940's Movie Musical Month Feature (104 minutes) starring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland and George Murphy
This was Gene Kelly’s film debut; a delightful Berkeley musical comedy about a vaudeville song-and-dance team who buck tough times and World War I on their way to success in show business.
May 13, 5.30 to 9.00 p.m.
Library Night at Morro Bay Wine Seller
601 Embarcadero in Marina Square, Lower Level
Join the Morro Bay Friends of the Library in a special fundraiser as they talk about books while sipping a nice bordeaux and enjoying a gorgeous view of the bay. 20% of total sales will be donated to the Friends of the Library. This is a Members Only event for Friends Members---however, don't despair. Not a member? Join at the door! Memberships begin at $5. Thanks to Vickey and Chris Battles, Proprietors, Morro Bay Wine Seller, for their support of the Morro Bay Library, and for being our gracious hosts.
May 20, 2 p.m.
1950's Movie Musical Month Feature (109 minutes) starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Billie Burke
The film that reunited Astaire and Rogers for the first time in ten years, this clever story about a bickering show business couple features songs such as "You'd Be Hard to Replace" and "They Can't Take that Away from Me."
May 27, 10-Noon
4th Fridays Mystery Readers Group where we will discuss, 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs at the Library.
At the start of bestseller Reichs's outstanding 12th thriller to feature Dr. Temperance Brennan, Brennan finds herself bound and injured in an underground tomb. In flashbacks, Reichs fills in the how and why of the forensic anthropologist's deadly predicament.
May 27, 2 p.m.
1960's Movie Musical Month Feature (97 minutes) starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello
A motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane. She is managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei. Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello are back for more seaside swingin' and singin' at the beach filled with more muscle-bound boys and bikini-clad girls that you ever dreamed possible.
May 7, 1 p.m.
Kids Kraft for Children ages 5-12 years old. Call the library (772-6394) to reserve a spot.
Are you feeling particularly creative? What can you put together? If you are between the age of 5 - 12 years old, then you must come to this very special Kids Kraft program and let your imagination flow. Parents and guardians can come too!
May 7, 3-4 p.m.
Relax to the Sounds of Piano in the John Kim Room with Hannah Andrade
Relax this Saturday afternoon to the delightful sounds of piano as talented pianist, Hannah Andrade brings us her years of classical and contemporary French style musical background music to the John Kim Room.
Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Morro Bay Community Center. (Please Note New Location!)
Members only will be admitted to the sale from 9 to 10 a.m. with the public sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 per bag sale will be from 1 to 2 p.m.
Preview for June
Mark your calendars now for a special Morro Bay Book Discussion Group event for
June 1 &8 from 10 a.m. - Noon: If you read only one book this summer make it: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Join us for this epic reading discussion event!
Please Save Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. - Noon - a famous mystery author who has used Morro Bay as a back drop in her stories will be coming to the Morro Bay Library!
The Morro Bay Friends of the Library, which supports the Library, holds regular book sales to raise funds for the library. Friends also provide volunteers to support library services and operations, publish a newsletter distributed four times a year and build and maintain awareness of library needs and services throughout the community. For more information contact Christine Johnson, the president, or go to Morro Bay Friends of the Library.
The Morro Bay Friends of the Library fund all expenses of the library programs listed above. The MBFOL's purpose is to establish and maintain an association of persons interested in libraries: to focus public attention on Morro Bay Library branch needs; to support and cooperate with the county, city and state to enhance library services and facilities; and to stimulate gifts, endowments and bequests. For more information contact Christine Johnson or go to Morro Bay Friends of the Library.
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