Pirate Party

Calling all scurvy scalawags to join us for a Pirate Party  on Saturday, September 17th at 12:30 p.m. We’ll read swashbuckling tales, make some pirate crafts, play some nautical games and eat some provisions.



Don’t be a landlubber! Sign up today. Space is limited! RSVP by 9/12 or ye might have to walk the plank! Call 412-766-7447

Congratulations Summer Readers!

Congratulations to all our Summer Readers! 205 people participated in out Children’s, Teen, and Adult programs! 2427 books were read!!
On Your Mark!

Thank you to everyone who participated. You are all reading champions!

Needles & Hooks



Beginning September 7th, you’re invited to join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month for an evening of needlecrafting.  We’ll meet between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. to work on our projects and enjoy a snack and conversation.

If you don’t have a project that you are currently working on, several of our homeless shelters have requested hats, scarves, and gloves/mittens for their clients.  Patterns are available.

If you need more information, please ask at the desk or email us at baynelibrary@einetwork.net .

Senior Coffee Mornings

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!

August Classics Book Club–Confessions of Nat Turner

Join us August 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. for Classics Book Club.  We will be discussing Pulitizer Prize winning The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron.

Confessions of Nat Turner

In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery…The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an educated slave who felt himself divinely ordained to annihilate all the white people in the region.  The Confessions of Nat Turner is narrated by Nat himself as he lingers in jail through the cold autumnal days before his execution. The compelling story ranges over the whole of Nat’s Life, reaching its inevitable and shattering climax that bloody day in August.

The Confessions of Nat Turner is not only a masterpiece of storytelling; is also reveals in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of Negro slavery. Through the mind of a slave, Willie Styron has re-created a catastrophic event, and dramatized the intermingled miseries, frustrations–and hopes–which caused this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of our history and strike down those who held his people in bondage.–amazon.com

Ask at the desk or email baynelibrary@einetwork.net to reserve a copy of this moving novel.  And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:
9/20/16: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
10/25/16: Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
11/22/16: Rebecca by Daphne du Marnier
12/27/16: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Bayne Park Storywalk

Bayne Library has a StoryWalk®!


Featuring There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell, our StoryWalk® begins just after the steps into Bayne Park on Teece Avenue.  It continues along the sidewalk up to the baby swings and features laminated pages from the book attached to wooden stakes.  As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story.

Come visit Bayne Park and enjoy a nice walk, some sunshine, and a good book all at the same time.

“StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries including, Germany, Cananda, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia and Pakistan.  StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.”   —Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

August Storytimes

Join us Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.  or Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m. for themed stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore!

August 4th – We Love Sports

August 11th – Cake!

August 18th – Books by Mo Willems

August 25th – Back to School Stories


Kids sitting on books

Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver. Come see old friends and meet new ones at a Bayne Library storytime.


Legos Anyone?

Do you love building with Legos?  We would like to start a Lego Club here at Bayne Library for ages 5 and up. If you are interested, please stop by the front desk and let us know.  We will be gathering names of those who are interested as well as suggestions of what day and time works best. We are also putting out a call for Lego donations to start “building” our collection.

thYour generosity is greatly appreciated.

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Summer 2016

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Summer 2016 is now available!

Balph and Teece

Summer 2016

In this issue of of our newsletter we highlight our Summer Reading Programs, our Summer activities, and some Smart Cookies!

We hope you enjoy this issue!

Yoga in the Park

Join us Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. for Yoga in the Park with Vital Glow Yoga!
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