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October Classics Book Club-The Age of Innocence

Join us October 22nd at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is the most famous novel by an American writer Edith Wharton, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for it in 1921 and became the first woman to win this prize.It is a fascinating story about a lawyer Newland Archer, who just before his wedding with respectable May Welland, falls in love with her cousin Countess Ellen Olenska. This love goes through the further life of Archer determining his relations with May as well as the entire story of their marriage.

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this classic novel. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
11/26/19–Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

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An Evening with the Psychic Vincent Sisters

Join us Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm for an Evening with The Psychic Vincent Sisters.
Psychic SistersInternationally known Psychic Vincent Sisters, Suzanne Vincent and Jean Vincent are Psychic Mediums, Psychic Investigators and Paranormal Researchers.  The Psychic Vincent Sisters have been on numerous documentaries and have appeared on “A&E Psychic Investigators,” “Dead Files Revisited,” “Investigation Discovery”, “Six Degrees of Murder,” “Find Our Missing” and on Japanese TV network Asahi. Furthermore, they have been featured in the National Enquirer about their involvement in the Caylee Anthony missing person case.

Topics that will be discussed:

  • Caylee Marie Anthony Murder Case
  • John Yelenic Murder Case
  • Mickey Sheller
  • Cherrie Mahan
  • Paul Kochu missing Allegheny Hospital Nurse
  • Missing Persons-Murder Mysteries
  • Ghost Stories, Scary Stories and Haunted Places.

In addition, we will also be going on a Ghost hunt so bring your cameras, flashlight and ghost hunting equipment and ghost pictures to discuss.

Finally, will be doing Psychic Medium Readings.

Space is limited, register today at 412-766-7447 or via email at

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Kids’ Coding Club

Kids aged 6-10 are invited to create, tinker, and play the second Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.  Each month we’ll explore a new topic and activity to get a better understanding of coding and how it works!

10/12: What are codes?

We’ll start at the beginning and explore what a code is.  We’ll practice American Sign language, learn some cool secret ciphers, and  make binary necklaces!

11/9: Computational Thinking

How do computers think and how do coders tell computers what to do?  We’ll play a couple games to learn more about computational thinking and then build mazes for Hexbugs.

12/14: Sequencing

One of the most important things to understand when building codes is sequencing.  This month we’ll use story charts and Beebots to understand why order matters.

Space is limited.  Please call Bayne Library to register!

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Computer Tutor

Did you know Bayne Library offers free, one-on-one computer tutoring sessions.  Schedule an appointment and learn how to do everything from using your eReader or smartphone to using our catalog, to applying for jobs online.

Now we can also help you use Google Search to find jobs and Grow with Google’s self-guided tutorials to learn applied digital skills like setting up a gmail account, using Google Drive, and even basic coding.

Email or call 412-766-7447 to learn more!

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Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m.


What are Friends for?

  • They lead fundraising efforts like book sales and donation drives
  • They provide input on events and programming
  • They use their unique skills to volunteer
  • They promote the library and library events in the community

Great Friends make great libraries!

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Have you tried Libby?

Libby offers users access to thousand of ebooks and audiobooks. All you need is a Library card and a supported device to get started. And if that weren’t enough to entice you, Libby is now encouraging patrons to enter their “Listen and Move Challenge!” Just tag the library on social media with the name of each audiobook you complete while working out and include #listen&movechallenge. Participants will be added to a monthly drawing for prizes!

So get downloading and get moving with Libby! And don’t hesitate to ask at the desk if you have questions!

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2019 Fifty Book Challenge

Have you signed up for the 2019 Fifty Book Challenge?

Stop by the desk to get your log and officially register!

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Baby Lapsit!

Join us every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. and we’ll bounce, sing, and clap our way to early literacy!

Baby Reading
Geared to babies from birth to 18 months, Baby Lapsit introduces babies to language and literacy with songs, bounces, board books, and fingerplays. Playtime with age appropriate toys will follow!

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