August Classics Book Club–A Moveable Feast

Join us August 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. as we read and share our thoughts about Hemingway’s memoir of Paris between the wars, A Moveable Feast.

Moeable Feast

Hemingway beautifully captures the fragile magic of a special time and place, and he manages to be nostalgic without hitting any false notes of sentimentality. “This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy,” he concludes. Originally published in 1964, three years after his suicide, A Moveable Feast was the first of his posthumous books and remains the best.–David Laskin,

Email us at or ask at the front desk for more information or to reserve a copy of this celebration of the expatriate experience.

August Story Times

Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and a simple craft.


Pirate ShipAugust 6th           Arrrrrrrgh Pirates

August 13th        Let’s Go Camping

August 20th        Back to School Stories

August 27th       Yummy Fruit

Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library Storytime!


Friday Classic Movie Matinee

Join us on Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. for the showing of a great classic movie.

Come join us on Friday, July 31st, for our last Gregory Peck film, THE VALLEY OF DECISION, which is set in Pittsburgh in the late 19th century. It tells the story of a young Irish house maid (Greer Garson) who falls in love with the son (Gregory Peck) of her employer, a local steel mill owner. The romance between the two is endangered when her family and friends, all steel mill workers, go on strike against his father.

All are invited to join us in August for our month devoted to Doris Day films. The first film, on Friday, August 7th, is a 1956 Alfred Hitchcock film, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. In this film, Ms. Day stars with Jimmy Stewart.

On Friday, August 14th, come join us for PILLOW TALK, 1959 romantic comedy starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson.

On Friday, August 21st, we’ll be showing CALAMITY JANE, a 1953 musical that is loosely based on the life of a famous Wild-Western heroine and explores an alleged romance between her and Wild Bill Hickok. The film stars Doris Day as Jane and Howard Keel as Wild Bill.

And on Friday, August 28th, all are invited to join us for our last movie in “Doris Day” month.  In MOVE OVER DARLING, a 1963 comedy film, Ms. Day stars with James Garner and Polly Bergen.

We’re also looking forward to September when we’ll be featuring comedies with the Marx Brothers

We hope to see you every Friday.  Oh, and there will be popcorn!

Summer Reading Countdown

Holy library card, Batman – It’s almost time for the Bayne Library Summer Reading Party.

Summer Reading Logo

Kids who have completed our summer reading program are invited to attend a special celebration on Friday, August 7th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. We will be entertained by magician, Steve Haberman, and we will be awarding certificates and a free book to all attendees. Please hand in your summer reading sheets by August 6th and let us know if you can make it.



August Book Discussion–The 100 Year Old Man…

Join us on August 11th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Jumped Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson.

100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out the Window

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).–

Email us at or ask at the front desk for more information or to reserve a copy of this charming and funny novel!

Coming Soon! Mah Jongg

Beginning Wednesday August 5, 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.

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!

Yoga In the Park

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!


2015 Summer Concert and Film Series

Our Summer Concert and Film Series is right around the corner!

Outdoor Chairs

Summer Concerts (all begin at 7:00 pm)

6/17/15–Chris Denem
7/1/15–RML Jazz
7/15/15–The Flow Band
7/29/15–Blues Orphans

Summer Films (all begin at dusk)

6/24/15–Boxtrolls (PG)
7/8/15–Amazing Spider-man 2 (PG13)
7/22/15–Big Hero 6 (PG)
8/12/15–Frozen SING ALONG (PG)

Our Summer Concert and Film Series is made possible in part by

Thanks so much to our amazing sponsors!

Adult Summer Reading–Escape the Ordinary

Why should kids have all the fun? Starting Monday, June 8th,  adults are invited to sign up for our Adult Summer Reading Contest. This year the theme is “Escape The Ordinary.”  For each Bayne Library book you check out, you will receive a ticket for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes.


Escape the Ordinary Logo

Stop by the front desk to sign up starting on Monday, June 8th.  Remember, you’ve got to read to win!

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