Morro Bay LibraryFebruary 2012
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by Christine Johnson

Book Sale on February 11! 

Yes, that's our most important reminder to the community from the Morro Bay Friends of the Library this month.  Every year the Friends' book sales get bigger and better with a fabulous selection of books and materials at phenomenal prices.  All proceeds of our quarterly sales go directly to fund activities and materials at the Library.  See you there—details below!

Here are two goals the Friends have for 2012 that I'd like to share with you.  We are aiming to hit the 500-member mark.  Currently, we are 460 members strong! Won't you join us too and feel good about supporting your local Library?  Memberships begin at $5 a year.

In addition, we would like to end 2012 with 30 business memberships.  We currently have 13 business members at $25 a year.  One incentive we have to encourage local businesses to join the Friends is our soon to be unveiled Membership Rewards Program.  We hope to recruit local businesses to offer something special to Friends membership when they shop or dine locally and show their current Friends membership card.  We'll be hitting the pavement soon promoting this opportunity to all of Morro Bay's business owners.  Want to join us right away, contact me at #305-3759 or via Email.

All events take place at the Morro Bay Library unless otherwise noted.

Here are February's events at your Morro Bay Library.


Bonesetter's Daughter Happiness Project Little Bee





February 1, 10 a.m. – Noon, The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
Ruth and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known. The truth that Ruth learns from her mother's past will forever change her perception of family, love, and forgiveness.

February 8, 10 a.m. – Noon, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
During our 2nd Wednesdays special topics discussion group, join us for a thoughtful and prescriptive work on happiness filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor.    

February 15, 10 a.m. – Noon, Little Bee by Chris Cleave
This is the story of two women and how their lives collide; the choices they make and what happens when they meet again two years later. 

February 22, 10 a.m.  4th Wednesdays @ the Movies: "El Amor Brujo" (100 minutes) Spanish with English subtitles
A modern take on composer Manuel de Falla's gypsy ballet, dressed up in pink sunsets and hellishly red fires. Set in a dusty Andalusian village, El Amor Brujo (Love the Magician) is a seductive melodrama of a man whose beloved is haunted by the ghost of another. Breathtaking visuals and stunning choreography highlight director Carlos Saura's third dance film with this story of gypsy lovers who resort to sorcery to eliminate the ghostly presence of the woman's dead husband. 


February 2, 10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - Pre-School Storytime 
(This program also meets at the same time on Feb. 9, 16, 23.)
Join us for stories and music. 



February 24, 10 a.m. – Noon, 4th Fridays Mystery Readers Group: Innocent by Scott Turow
Twenty-two years, after Presumed Innocent, former lawyer Rusty Sabich, now a Kindle County, Ill., chief appellate judge, is again suspected of murdering a woman close to him.




BOOK SALE!  February 11, Morro Bay Friends of the Library Used Book Sale at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way.

9am - 10am, Friends Members shopping only.  Joint at the door and get in early!
10am - 12:45pm, Public Sale.  All are welcome.
1pm - 2pm, $3 per bag sale.

Have you signed up yet for the Adult Winter Reading Winter Program, "Hot Reads for Cold Nights?"   All you have to do is read 9-books and receive prizes and surprises.The fun started on January 14 and ends April 15. Ask a Librarian for the registration form.

Books (for the Wednesdays program only) are available for checkout in advance at the Morro Bay Library. The Winter Series 2012 Booklist, 4th Fridays Mystery Readers  2012 Booklist, and Special Event 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 send  Email

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, President via  Email go to  Morro Bay Friends of the Library.

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