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October Classics Book Club-The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Join us October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines.

Miss Jane Pittman

“This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has  lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960’s. In this  woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure,  a woman equipped to stand beside William  Faulkner’s Dilsey in The Sound And The  Fury.” Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has  ‘endured,’ has seen almost everything and foretold the  rest. Gaines’ novel brings to mind other  great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine’s travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry  Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years  and things to find the one true story in it all.”  — Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek.

Ask at the desk or email baynelibrary@einetwork.net to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
11/27/18–The Group by Mary McCarthy

 

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Conquering Social Anxiety with Steven Mollura

This November conquer your social anxiety with Steven Mollura, of Prosperity Counseling.

Steven Mollura

Workshops include:

Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00 a.m.: Theory and Understanding Social Anxiety
12:30 p.m.: Social Skills and Assertive Communication

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.: Interpersonal Issues and Self-Sabotage
12:30 p.m. : Dating and Romance for the Socially Anxious

Cost for all four classes is $100. Please sign up on Eventbrite or email prosperitycounselingfla@gmail.com

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Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday,October 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Friends

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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An Evening with the Psychic Vincent Sisters

Join us Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm  for an Evening with The Psychic Vincent Sisters.
Psychic Sisters
Suzanne Vincent and Jean McKenzie Vincent. will discuss their work as Psychic Profilers, Psychic Criminal Investigators, and Ghost Hunters.  They will also, as time permits, lead a ghost hunt through Andrew Bayne Memorial Library and give mini psychic  readings to the audience.

All the slots have been reserved, but you can still get on the wait list today!

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Baby Lapsit

Join us every Friday morning after, 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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2018 Fifty Book Challenge

50 Book ChallengeIt’s not too late to join The 50 Book Challenge!  Challenge yourself to read 50 books in one year!   Registration  can be completed at either Bayne or Avalon Public Library.   When you finish the challenge, you’ll receive a prize and will be entered for a chance to with the grand prize!

Register today!

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Virtual Senior Academy

If you are 55 years of age and have access to a computer, the Internet, and a webcam you can join the Virtual Senior Academy!

Virtual Senior Academy

The Virtual Senior Academy offers interactive group classes on a wide variety of topics. Their easy to use platform is great for computer novices and pros alike! Learn more!

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Wondering what to read next?

Are you wondering what to read next? Do you have a favorite author you want to follow? Do you want to know what is new in the system? Try using our new SelectReads service!

SelectReads

SelectReads gives you lots options!

  • SelectReads lets you pick your favorite genres, then just sign up with your email and receive a monthly newsletter of new books in that genre. Or use the main menu to find book lists, search for keywords, or browse authors
  • Use the AuthorCheck service to get a notification anytime a new book by your favorite author arrives.
  • New Book Alerts sends a notification via email or RSS feed when new books are added.

Please be aware this service is county-wide so these books may not yet be available at Bayne Library; but, you can always request them.  Just ask at the desk to learn more!

 

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Computer Tutor

Computers got you down?  Our Computer Tutor can help!

Computer Tutor

Bayne library offers one-on-one tutoring session.  Schedule an appointment and learn how to:

  • Search, shop, and socialize online
  • Set-up and use an email account
  • Use your eReader or smartphone
  • Work in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint
  • Download eBooks, audio, and more
  • Utilize the Library catalog
  • Renew and reserve books online
  • Research with online resources

Call 412-766-7447 or ask at the front desk to schedule your appointment!

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