Newsletter - Friends of Los Osos Library

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Friends of Los Osos Library
June, 2015
Ann Harrison, Editor
From the President…
Hello Friends,
In the last newsletter, I told you that Los Osos is back on the schedule for a new building. Bruce Gibson will be meeting with the
Friends on Thursday, July 23rd, from 2-3 pm at Sea Pines Golf Club in the small meeting room behind the clubhouse. Please
join us to hear more about the process and how we can begin to finally move forward.
Meanwhile, the big news is that our librarian, Chase McMunn, has been promoted to Assistant Director of the County Library
system! A wonderful opportunity for Chase, and we all wish him the very best luck in the new position.
As we wait for a new librarian, we will be assisted by Michele Holland three days a week, and of course our fabulous staff
continues to operate at peak performance! What a wonderful group they are; be sure and thank them at every opportunity.
School is nearly over which means the Summer Reading Program will soon kick into high gear. It is always busy days and
evenings at our community library.
As always, Ann Garfinkel
Liz is Retiring
Join Us to Celebrate!
June 13, 4-6 pm
at the Library
After 15 years with SLO County Libraries, Liz Curren is officially retiring on June 13. Many know Liz from her past work with the Literacy
Council and more recently the Morro Bay National Estuary Program. At the library, she has provided friendly assistance for all patrons and
played a central role in establishing and coordinating the Book Discussion group. Children have enjoyed Liz as many literary characters,
including Big Bird and the Cat in the Hat, and as story-teller. We will all miss Liz's many contributions as library staff, but know she will
continue to join in library and literary events as an active member of the Los Osos community.
It is with sadness that we let you know about the passing of long-time Friend Bill Frye.
Among those who knew him well was Carolyn Mueller who worked with Bill during her time as
Branch Manager of our Library. We asked her if she would share her thoughts with us.
Bill Frye was an extraordinary friend of the Los Osos Library for around 20 years or better. It is awfully hard to say
goodbye to this awesome volunteer who would do any task we threw his way with skill and commitment. We admired
his generous spirit, kind disposition and brilliant mind. He was friendly and gentle to all. Bill and his wife Joanne were
trusted with important tasks and have earned a special place in the hearts of our community. At the library, we loved
this friend, and we will not forget him. We wish him rest and peace.
Carolyn Mueller
Summer Reading Program
June 11 - August 8
open to kids of all ages
sign up in the library
Some Ridiculous Juggler Show - A high energy juggling and acrobatic
act performed by slapstick stuntmen.
Thursday, June 18, 3 pm, at the Community Center
Duct Tape Crafts for Teens (ages 10-17) - Make amazing things out
of duct tape. We provide the duct tape; you bring the imagination.
Wednesday, June 24, 4 pm, at the Library
Live Wolves at the Library! (ages 3 and up) - Meet live wolves up
close while you learn about their survival skills in the wilderness and
how they change when they become domesticated.
Thursday, June 25, 3 pm, at the Community Center
Nature Detectives (ages 5-12) - Learn to recognize animals by their
unique markings and the clues they leave behind.
Thursday, July 9, 3 pm, at the library
Super Hero School - (ages 3 and up) - Meet your favorite super hero and
super villain. Two superheroes will tell you their stories at this live show.
Thursday, July 30, 10 am, at the Community Center
Friends of Los Osos Library Book Sale
August 15
9am – 2pm
in the parking lot
Featured at this sale:
a beautiful collection of Japanese art and culture
lots of books on CD for adults and teens
a big collection of art instruction books
matching knitted hats for you and your Beanie Baby
Plus our usual quality books, CDs and DVDs
There's always something
going on for kids at the
We are always looking for strong backs to help us set up. If you can
help, meet us in the parking lot at 7:30 am. Coffee and sweet rolls
Reading/Discussion Group
at the library on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm
Please join us! Refreshments provided.
Read Together,
a Community Reading Experience
with Dr. Jonniepat Mobley
A Comedy of Errors
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
One Summer by Bill Bryson
The invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Two sets of twins, mistaken identities galore,
supposedly lost loved ones and two cities
feuding, all brought to you by Shakespeare.
September: Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Thursday, August 6, 6:30 pm, in the library.
No auditions; all voices welcome.
Ann Dille
Poets on the Edge
featured poets:
Enid Osborn and
Marguerite Costigan
(Poet Laureate of San Luis Obispo)
open mic follows
The Library staff brought home the trophy for "Best of Show" at the recent
Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Congratulations!
July 22 at 6:30 pm
Summer Movies
Saturdays at 2 pm
June 20 - Super Buddies (G)
July 18 - The Incredibles (PG)
August 15 - G-Force (PG)
Make 'n' Take for Kids
third Wednesdays at 3 pm
June - Super Hero Shields
July - Super Hero Beaded Bracelets
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays and Fridays
at 10:30 am
Staff and patrons met to say goodbye to Chase McMunn who has been
promoted to Assistant Director of the County Library system. Come by
and say hello to Michele Holland, our interim Branch Manager, who
will be at the library three days a week.
Friends of Los Osos Library
P.O. Box 6303
Los Osos, CA 93412-6303
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Friends of Los Osos Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law