The Corner of Balph and Teece–New Issue

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Summer 2015 is now available!

The Corner of Balph and Teece

In this issue of of our newsletter learn about summer events, storytime fun, our new book club, and a book review by one of favorite patrons!

We hope you enjoy this issue!

Used Book Sale

Bayne Library is having a book sale on the front porch on:

  • Thursday, July 16th, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 17th, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and
  • Saturday, July 18th, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The sale is being held in conjunction with Bellevue’s Sidewalk Sale Days.  Hardbacks will sell for $1.00 each, paperbacks for $0.50 and children’s books for $0.25.

On Saturday, you can purchase a grocery bag for $2.00 and fill up the bag with as many books as you can!

Hope to see you there.

Friday Classic Movie Matinee

Join us on Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. for the showing of a great classic movie.

During the month of July, Gregory Peck is taking center stage.   On July 3rd, come see ROMAN HOLIDAY staring Mr. Peck and Audrey Hepburn.  On July 19th, we’ll be showing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD based on the book by Harper Lee.  July 17th brings THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, a World War II epic also staring Anthony Quinn and David Niven.  On July 24th come see a young Gregory Peck as he stars in a post-Civil War story called THE YEARLING and to close out the month, we have THE VALLEY OF DECISION from a Pittsburgh based novel by Marcia Davenport about the son of a steel magnet and their Irish maid.

In August, all of our classic movies will star Miss Doris Day.  For more information,  you can contact us at 412-766-7447 or check out the movie posters in our lobby.  We hope to see you every Friday.  Oh, and there will be popcorn!

Hands On Science with Miss Jade

Back by popular demand…...Hands on Science with super science teacher, Miss Jade, and her trusty sidekick, Emily.

Kids ages 7 and up are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 7th @ 1:00 p.m.  for an afternoon of cool science fun.

science symbolsPlease register by calling 412-766-7447 or email us at

No Yoga In the Park, 7/4/15 and 7/11/15

Yoga In the Park is cancelled for 7/4/15 and 7/11/15, please join us 7/18/15 when we resume our yoga practice.


Join us on Saturdays when we host Yoga in the Park with Riva Strauss of Rivive Movement. Any skill level is welcome to join us at 10am as we practice our yoga in the sunshine. Don’t worry if it rains we’ll move inside the library. Classes will be by donation ($5-10). Please call 412-766-7447 or email to reserve your space now!


NEW! Classics Book Club

Bayne Library is starting a Classics Book Club!  Join us as we read and share our thoughts about some of the great works of Western literature on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a. m..

This July we’ll be reading The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.

Portrait of a Lady

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. Beneath his veneer of civilized behaviour, Isabel discovers cruelty and a stifling darkness. In this portrait of a ‘young woman affronting her destiny’,–

Email us at or ask at the front desk for more information or to reserve a copy of what many consider to be James’ finest work.  We’ll see you July 28, 2015 at 10:30 a. m.

July Book Discussion–My Beloved World

Join us on July 14, 2015 at 10:30 a. m. when we discuss My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor.

My Beloved World

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.–

Email us at or ask at the front desk for more information or to reserve a copy of this inspiring journey!

2015 Summer Concert and Film Series

Our Summer Concert and Film Series is right around the corner!

Outdoor Chairs

Summer Concerts (all begin at 7:00 pm)

6/17/15–Chris Denem
7/1/15–RML Jazz
7/15/15–The Flow Band
7/29/15–Blues Orphans

Summer Films (all begin at dusk)

6/24/15–Boxtrolls (PG)
7/8/15–Amazing Spider-man 2 (PG13)
7/22/15–Big Hero 6 (PG)
8/12/15–Frozen SING ALONG (PG)

Our Summer Concert and Film Series is made possible in part by

Thanks so much to our amazing sponsors!

Adult Summer Reading–Escape the Ordinary

Why should kids have all the fun? Starting Monday, June 8th,  adults are invited to sign up for our Adult Summer Reading Contest. This year the theme is “Escape The Ordinary.”  For each Bayne Library book you check out, you will receive a ticket for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes.


Escape the Ordinary Logo

Stop by the front desk to sign up starting on Monday, June 8th.  Remember, you’ve got to read to win!

Teen Summer Reading–Unmask

Starting on Monday, June 8th, teens ages 12 and up are invited to participate in our Teen Summer Reading Contest. For each book you check out of Bayne Library, you will receive a ticket for a chance to win a weekly prize of a $10 Target gift card. All you have to do is sign up at the front desk.

Unmask Teen Summer Reading

Remember, you’ve got to read to win. Visit our Teen Room and browse our selection and “unmask” a great summer read.

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