August Book Discussion Group–The Orphan Train

Join us August 9th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse…

As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life—answers that will ultimately free them both.—

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

9/13/16: The Bat by Jo Nesbo
10/11/16: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
11/8/16: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
12/13/16: Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

July Classics Book Club–Emma

Join us July 26 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Emma by Jane Austen


Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work.—

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

8/23/16: Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
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

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!

July Storytimes

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

July 7th   –  Storyteller, Mary Morgan Smith

July 9th –  Summer Stories

July 14th & 16  – Ice Cream Stories

July 21st & 23rd – Pete The Cat

July 28th & 30th – Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!


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


Summer Concert and Film Series

Wednesdays evenings throughout the summer we will be showing classic sports movies which we’ll alternate with live concerts by local bands. The fun kicks off on June 22nd with Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks. The following week, June 29th, join us for the soul jazz band The Cadillac Club. Mark your calendars for some summer fun in Bayne Park!

Beach Chairs

Summer Films

All films start at dusk
6/22/16–The Mighty Ducks
7/6/16–The Bad News Bears
7/20/16–Little Giants
8/3/16–The Karate Kid

Summer Concerts

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m.
6/29/16–Cadillac Club
7/13/16–Told Ya So
7/27/16–The Flow Band
8/10/16–The Blues Orphans

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We couldn’t do this without the generous support of our sponsors:






Dr. Lisa Nath

Honorable Tara L. Smith

Yoga in the Park

Join us Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. for Yoga in the Park with Vital Glow Yoga!
static1.squarespace.comBring your mat, sunscreen, water, and towel and meet in Bayne Park for yoga.  Normal class pricing applies.


Learn Something New Tuesdays

Learn something new on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.Light bulb

Just for kids, these classes will introduce you to everything from yoga to energy!  Ask at the desk to learn more!

6/28/16, Kids Yoga with Vital Glow Yoga
7/5/16, Fire Safety with the Bellevue Fire Department
7/12/16, Fuel Your Engine with Mad Science
7/19/16,  Therapets with Animal Friends
7/26/16, Energize with Mad Science

Class of 2022 Move-Up Mixer

Are you going into 7th grade this September?   Join us and Avalon Library this summer for move-up mixers!  Featuring food, games, and prizes, these casual get togethers will give you a chance to meet some of your classmates.Northgate

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
June 16th @ Bayne Library
June 30th @ Avalon Library
July 14th @ Bayne Library
July 28th @ Avalon Library
Come to one or come to all!

On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!

Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to join Bayne Library’s All-Star Reading Team this summer.
On Your Mark!

Our Pre-Reader and Independent Reader programs challenge children to read either 50 books with a caregiver or to read for 25 hours on their own. Kids can track their progress with 5 worksheets that feature activities as well as tips for their grown-ups. When a worksheet is finished, return it to the library for a prize and more books. Kids can celebrate their achievement at our finale party on August 13th!

Read books!  Earn prizes!  Have fun!

Registration begins June 13th! On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!

Teen Summer Reading

This year’s summer reading theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read,” so get ready to exercise your mind this summer!

Teen Summer ReadingTeens between the ages of 11 and 18 can register for our program anytime during the summer. For each book read, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a weekly drawing for a $10 Target gift card. The more you read the more chances you have to win! In addition, all participants will be entered for a county-wide drawing to win one of three $100 gift cards or a grand prize $200 gift card.

Registration begins June 13th! On your mark, get set…READ!

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