December Storytimes

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

December 1st      Mitten Stories

December 8th      Polar Bear Tales

December 15th   The Gingerbread Man

December 22nd   Santa Stories

No story time on December 29th – See you next year!


img-thingChildren 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.


Help Us Decorate Our Tree!


tree_by_32cherry-d4c2g9vThis year, the theme for the decorations on our tree will be yarn!  Any decoration that you can knit, crochet, or weave will be accepted and hung.

We’re also accepting donations of items made of yarn that are warm and cuddly and can be enjoyed by someone in need.  After Christmas, all of these donations will be sent to the Light of Light Rescue Mission on Pittsburgh’s North Side or the Bethlehem Haven Shelter for Women & Children, Downtown.

December Book Discussion–Holidays on Ice

Join us Tuesday, December 13th at 10:30 a.m. for a discussion of Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Holidays on Ice

David Sedaris’s beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris’s tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (“Us and Them”); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French (“Jesus Shaves”); what to do when you’ve been locked out in a snowstorm (“Let It Snow”); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations (“Six to Eight Black Men”); what Halloween at the medical examiner’s looks like (“The Monster Mash”); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry (“Cow and Turkey”).–Amazon

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this irreverent holiday classic.  And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:

  • 1/10/17–What She Left Behind by Mary Ellen Wiseman
  • 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

Needles & Hooks



You’re invited to join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month for an evening of needlecrafting.  We 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 .

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Fall 2016

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Fall 2016 is now availableBalph and Teece, Fall Its a busy fall here at Bayne Library.  Check out our latest issue issue to learn about some new programs, find out what is happening with some old favorites, learn about a couple exciting contests for kids, or read a great review by one of our favorite patrons!

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Mah Jongg

Join us Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. join us in the Library Conference Room for Mah Jongg!  Mah JonggAny skill level is welcome as we enjoy playing the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game.  Sign up now!

Mobile Printing now available!

Bayne Library is happy to be a part of the Mobile Printing Pilot!  This service allows patrons to print from their home computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.   Once the prints have been sent, just visit the library to pay for and retrieve them!.


Learn more!

Lego Club

Come build something with our new 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.thJM3CKOERWe are accepting donations of Legos to build our collection. Your generosity is appreciated.




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!

Chilton’s Now Available!

Does your car have a squeak, rattle, or hum?  Try Chiltons!


Chilton’s Library has been providing reliable car repair information for over 100 years.  Search by make and model and get the latest updates on their easy -to-use site.  You’ll find maintenance tables, diagrams, and close-up photographs.   Just login with your library card.

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