Its September, so it must be time to Love Your Library!
Thanks to the generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation, all participating Allegheny County libraries will receive a pro-rated portion of a $150,000 match pool to support their general operations. All donations received during September 2018, up to a maximum of $500 per donor per library, will count toward the match pool.
So maximize your support of Andrew Bayne Memorial Library and make a donation today!
Join us September 25th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkingtron
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918, The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of Booth Tarkington’s great historical drama is George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the founder of the family’s magnificence. Eclipsed by a new breed of developers, financiers, and manufacturers, this pampered scion begins his gradual descent from the midwestern aristocracy to the working class.
Ask at the desk or email email@example.com to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
10/23/18–The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
11/27/18–The Group by Lillian Hellman
Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for Sensory Play Time. Sensory play encourages the development of fine motor skills, social skills, language skills and is just plain fun!
We will be set up for a full hour – stay as little or long as you wish.
Families with kids ages 9 – 12 are invited to join our Kid/Parent Book Club. Come share the joy of reading and meet other families in your community. We will meet on Monday, September 17th @ 5:30 p.m. to discuss Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Stop by the front desk to pick up your copy.
Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven — which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy and dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.
Join us each Thursday @ 11:00 a.m. for stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore. Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver.
September 6 – Celebrating Grandparents
September 13 – Down on the Farm
September 20 – Hooray for Fall!
September 27 – We Love Fruits & Veggies
Come see old friends and meet new ones at your Bayne Library.
Come build something with our Legos! Starting on September 20th kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us every Thursday from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Registration is not required, but imaginations are!
Come have some fun after school at Bayne Library.
The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be September 18th at 6:00 p.m.
What are Friends for?
- They lead fundraising efforts like book sales and donation drives
- They provide input on events and programming
- They use their unique skills to volunteer
- They promote the library and library events in the community
Great Friends make great libraries!
Join us every Friday morning after, at 10:30 a.m. and we’ll bounce, sing, and clap our way to early literacy!
Geared to babies from birth to 18 months, Baby Lapsit introduces babies to language and literacy with songs, bounces, board books, and fingerplays. Playtime with age appropriate toys will follow!
It’s not too late to join The 50 Book Challenge! Challenge yourself to read 50 books in one year! Registration can be completed at either Bayne or Avalon Public Library. When you finish the challenge, you’ll receive a prize and will be entered for a chance to with the grand prize!
If you are 55 years of age and have access to a computer, the Internet, and a webcam you can join the Virtual Senior Academy!
The Virtual Senior Academy offers interactive group classes on a wide variety of topics. Their easy to use platform is great for computer novices and pros alike! Learn more!