Thursday Story Times For July

Join us each Thursday @ 11:00 a.m. for stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore!

Kids sitting on booksThis month our themes are:

July 2nd – Fire Hero Stories – If the weather cooperates, a member of the Bellevue Fire Dept.                                                                    will join us with a pumper truck!

July 9th – To the Beach!

July 16th – Ice Cream Stories

July 23rd – Guest Storyteller, Alan Irvine

July 30th – Bugs!

Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver.  See you on Thursday!

Independence Day


Our Library will be closed Saturday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day!

Be Red Cross Ready

Are you ready for a disaster?  Join us July 8th at 1:00 p.m. and Be Red Cross Ready with the American Red Cross

Red Cross

This flagship program introduces the services and values of the Red Cross while engaging participants in the discussion of preparing their households to take action when disasters occur.  Local resources, smart phone apps, and family evacuation plans are among the topics covered through the presentation. The presentation takes 45 minutes to one hour.

Participants will receive:

  • American Red Cross cloth bag
  • Safety Tube, with the contents: mask, whistle, light stick, water pouch, and an emergency blanket
  • Valuable information related to emergency preparedness!

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!

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