Bellevue Parks Need You–Take a Short Survey

The Borough of Bellevue is developing a Park Master Plan for the borough and we need your input!

Bayne Park

Please take a moment to complete a short online survey to help plan for the future of Bellevue’s Parks and the town’s recreation needs.  Your input is crucial to making the Master Plan a success.

Mark your calendars!  The next Public Input Meeting will be Thursday, December 3, 2015.  Join us and share your thoughts about Bayne Park, Gallott Field, and Memorial Park.  The meeting will take place at 6:00 p. m. at the Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 537 Bayne Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15202.

Help us determine the future of Bellevue Parks!

Friday Classic Movie Matinee

Come visit us every Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for the showing of a great classic movie.

In December, we’d like you to join us to watch some of our favorite Christmas movies.

On Friday, December 4th, we’ll be showing Laurel and Hardy in MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS.  Laurel and Hardy live in a shoe, along with Mother Peep and many other children. The mortgage on the shoe is owned by the villainous Silas Barnaby, who is looking to marry Bo Peep. Knowing the Widow Peep is having a difficult time paying the mortgage, Barnaby offers the old woman an ultimatum – unless Bo Peep agrees to marry him he will foreclose on the shoe. Widow Peep refuses, but is worried about where she’ll get the money to pay the mortgage.

On December 11th, come see Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  This film stars Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser’s miser who has a huge change of heart after spirits whisk him into the past, present, and future.

And, finally, on Friday, December 18th, all are invited to see Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS.  Our stars, two talented song-and-dance men, team up with a sister act and travel to Vermont for a white Christmas.  But the real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover that the inn is run by their old army general who’s now in financial trouble.  And the result is the stuff dreams are made of.

In January, film noir masterpieces will be featured.

On Friday, January 8th, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall will ignite the screen in THE BIG SLEEP, an adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s detective novel. When private investigator Philip Marlowe (Bogart) accepts the blackmail case of one of Los Angeles’ wealthiest men, his probe leads deep into a web of lies, drugs, pornography and murder woven around his client’s two beautiful daughters. But Marlowe’s most startling discovery is his inexorable attraction to one of the sisters.

On Friday, January 15th, join us as Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman star in NOTORIOUS. The American daughter (Bergman) of a convicted Nazi spy is recruited by a government agent (Grant) to infiltrate a group of Germans living in Brazil after the war…but he doesn’t count on their lives becoming so intimately entangled.

Come see Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as a struggling young screenwriter who is held enthralled by her madness in SUNSET BOULEVARD on Friday, January 22nd.

And for our final film noir masterpiece, on January 29th, we’ll show DOUBLE INDEMNITY, which is about a married woman (Barbara Stanwyck) who conspires with a smitten insurance agent (Fred MacMurray) to plan the perfect murder of her husband.

We hope to see you every Friday!

December Storytimes

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

Snowman with a book


December 3rd – Mitten Stories

December 10th – Snow and Snowmen

December 17th – Santa Stories

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


December Family Fun Night – Holiday Edition

Families with young children are invited to join us in our 2nd floor conference room on Wednesday,  December 16th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. As part of our annual open house, we will enjoy some holiday stories, crafts, music, sweet treats and hot chocolate.

bear in santa hat holding hot chocolate

Registration is not required. We hope you can join us.


December Book Discussion–Leaving Time

Join us Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.–

Ask at the desk or email to borrow a copy of this deeply moving novel by one of America’s most beloved authors.

Baby Lapsits Every Friday!

Bayne Library hosts Baby Lapsits every Friday morning!

Baby Reading

Geared to babies, birth to 18 months, this story time is for the youngest library patrons. We will sing, clap, bounce, and listen to stories to start kids on the right path to reading.

Join us Fridays from 10:30am-11:30am!

November Classics Book Club–Madame Bovary

Join us November 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. as we read and share our thoughts about Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking work, Madame Bovary.

Madame Bovary

This exquisite novel tells the story of one of the most compelling heroines in modern literature–Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing voluptuous dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to suffering corruption and downfall. A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Who is Madame Bovary? Flaubert’s answer to this question was superb: “Madame Bovary, c’est moi.” Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, the work catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world’s greatest novelists. —

Email us at or ask at the front desk for more information or to reserve a copy of this passionate Realist novel.

The Corner of Balph and Teece–Autumn 2015 Issue

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Autumn 2015 is now available!

Corner of Balph and Teece

In this issue of of our newsletter we get into the season by saying thanks, having some Family Fun, and preparing for our next 50 Book Challenge.

We hope you enjoy this issue!

Senior Citizen Coffee Mornings

Every Monday & Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. patrons ages 55 and up are invited to have full use of the library before we open to the public. Use a computer, browse our collection, read the daily paper and get a jump start on your day with a cup of complimentary coffee.

Coffee cup

Remember, if we card you it’s because you don’t look your age!

Mah Jongg

Beginning Wednesday September 9, 2015 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 Wednesday afternoons!  Please call 412-766-7447 or email to sign up.

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