If you’re a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast or just like to work on them during the cold, winter months here in Pittsburgh or would like to see if you’d enjoy putting one together, have we got a deal for you! From January 19th through January 21st we’ll be giving away puzzles. We have puzzles, from 500 to 1,000 pieces, and you are welcome to take one home and enjoy it.
Hope to see you then!
PS: If you’d like to donate a puzzle that you have already completed, we will gladly accept it.
Come play BINGO with us! Library BINGO. It’s easy, just pick up a BINGO card at our Circulation Desk (you’ll have your choice of 5 different cards), read the books you need to get a BINGO, then bring in your card to receive an entry for our $100 grand prize drawing.
The drawing will be held in early June, so you’ll have plenty of time to get more than one BINGO. Come play!
Join us January 24th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Perhaps the best-known and most popular of Edith Wharton’s novels, Ethan Frome is widely considered her masterpiece. Set against a bleak New England background, the novel tells of Frome, his ailing wife Zeena and her companion Mattie Silver, superbly delineating the characters of each as they are drawn relentlessly into a deep-rooted domestic struggle.
Burdened by poverty and spiritually dulled by a loveless marriage to an older woman. Frome is emotionally stirred by the arrival of a youthful cousin who is employed as household help. Mattie’s presence not only brightens a gloomy house but stirs long-dormant feelings in Ethan. Their growing love for one another, discovered by an embittered wife, presages an ending to this grim tale that is both shocking and savagely ironic.
Ask at the desk for a copy of this classic or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy today! And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
2/28/17: Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie
3/28/17: And Then There Were None by Agathe Christie
4/25/17: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenenv
5/23/17: Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
6/27/17: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
It’s a New Year & the excitement of creating new goals sets in…but, then what? Are you creating a game plan? Are you taking action?
Join Jennifer Lee Inspiration for a Motivational Meet-up on Saturday, February 25th 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in our Conference Room. This meetup will focus on ways you can take action toward your 2017 goals & beyond. A short message will be shared, followed by an activity that will leave you inspired, enlightened & driven.
Register at www.jenniferleeinspiration.com and let’s make it happen!
And be sure to mark you calendars for the last Saturday of the month for additional meet-ups!
Join us on Saturday, January 28th for two great movies:
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Secret Life of Pets – Rated PG
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Finding Dory – Rated PG
Come for one, or stay for both. We will have a half hour break between movies. Hope to you see you there.
Join us Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for themed stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore!
January 5th – All Things New
January 12th – Stories by Laura Numeroff
January 19th – Alphabet Time
January 26th – Classic Stories We All Love
Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver. Come see old friends and meet new ones at a Bayne Library story time.
Join us January 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss, What She Left Behind by Mary Ellen Wiseman
Ten years ago, Izzy Stone’s mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother’s apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy’s help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.
Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara’s father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care–and Clara is committed to the public asylum.
Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara’s story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother’s violent act? Piecing together Clara’s fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices–with shocking and unexpected results.
Ask at the front desk for a copy of this complex novel or email us at email@example.com to reserve your copy. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:
2/14/17–American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
3/14/17–Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
4/11/17–Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
5/9/17–Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
6/13/17–Inside the O’Brians by Lisa Genova
Join us every Friday morning for a storytime geared to pour youngest patrons. We sing, clap, bounce, and listen to stories to start kids on the right path to reading.
See you and baby Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room!
Come build something with our Legos! Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us each Thursday afternoon from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration is not required, but imaginations are! Come have some after school fun at Bayne Library. We are accepting donations of Legos to build our collection. Your generosity is appreciated.
Patrons ages 55 and over are invited to have full use of the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Come browse books, use the computer, read the newspaper and socialize with other seniors while you enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a sweet treat.
Be an early bird at Bayne!