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January 1st, 2016

This morning I woke up with this quote swimming in my head... “Books are like beacons of light opening our world to infinite possibilities.”

This is certainly true for me, and has been such a wonderful gift since I began my second life at the Morro Bay Library. I have no idea if this quote belongs to anybody, or if it is mine to claim. Still, I can't help but wonder what I was dreaming. Either way, I hope this year you will find books to be beacons for you. And, if you haven't yet, I hope you also might consider joining a Book Group. It can bring you such a wonderful sense of community! Cheers to a fabulous new year! — Karen S. Robert


The Morro Bay Book Discussion Group is a free program of the Morro Bay Library.

We are made up of a community of readers and students of life interested in learning and exploring, who come together to discuss books.

Please download the booklists above to know which book we are discussing each week.

Come to any or all sessions!

Important Announcements

1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – Noon

If you like the idea of discussing books you have just read or just want to learn more about a book before you read it, this is the place to be.

Each 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesday participants will have a chance to read and discuss anything from the latest bestsellers, classics, traditional literature, and historical fiction, mysteries or non-fiction books. Join us in animated and thoughtful discussion as we explore a variety of diverse and interesting books.

All Wednesdays Readers Programs meet at the Morro Bay Library.

Wellness Wednesdays Recommended Reading Lists
Meditation – Suggested Reading / Listening / Viewing
The Healing Benefits of Massage & Reiki Energy Balancing
Your Health in your Hands – Cooking Healthy
Nutrition for your bones
Transitions: learn how to cope and thrive during life's challenges
Landscaping for Survival and Enrichment

4th Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – Noon

The 4th Wednesdays Mystery Readers group meets most 4th Wednesdays of the month from 10 a.m. – noon. We read and discuss a wide spectrum of mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels. Interested lovers of mysteries are encouraged to come and discuss murder, mayhem and crime!

All 4th Wednesdays Mystery Readers Programs meet at the Morro Bay Library.

About Karen

Karen Robert

Karen has been the Group Facilitator and Coordinator of the Wednesdays Program at the Morro Bay Library since 2006, in which she has led the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group, organized author events, and challenged participants to read and discuss different types of books that they might not have otherwise chosen. Because of her special love of mysteries, she also facilitates and coordinates the 4th Wednesdays Mystery Readers Group. From January 2012 through February 2013, she worked with the Branch Manager to facilitate the program, 4th Wednesdays @ the Movies. In this role she served as the Discussion Leader directly following the movie. In 2015, she introduced the Wellness Wednesdays Program which brought speakers to the library who promoted healthy living in a variety of ways. From September 2015 – May 2016 she facilitated the Women's Wellness Program, a place for women to gather, share, seek information and gain insight. She was also awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2012 and 2007 from the Morro Bay Library staff for her extraordinary work with the library. In 2011, as President of the Morro Bay Friends of the Library for 2010, she was honored that she and her Board of Directors received the Volunteer of the Year Award for that year from staff, as well.

Karen has a Masters of Arts in Education with major emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. She also has a Certificate in Management Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

She has been a Live-Now Group Facilitator providing guidance to individuals, groups and families that help them to program their life for success.

Karen, a retired faculty emeritus college instructor and program coordinator, taught Leadership and Peer Counseling courses at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA for 17 years, and has over 23 years experience in community college teaching and management. She is also the author of “Opening Doors to College Success” which was published by Kendall/Hunt.

Karen is excited to welcome you to the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group – a free program of the Morro Bay Library, funded by the Morro Bay Friends of the Library.


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    Karen S. Robert
    Group Facilitator
    Morro Bay, CA 93442
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