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February Classics Book Club-Fences

Join us February 25th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Fences by August Wilson

Troy Maxson is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less. This is a modern classic, a book that deals with the impossibly difficult themes of race in America, set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. 

Ask at the desk or email baynelibrary@einetwork.net to reserve a copy of this classic novel. Classics Book Club will not be meeting in December, but be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
3/24/20–A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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Closed 2/17/20

Bayne Library will be closed February 17, 2020 for President’s Day.ClosedMaterials can be returned to the book drop on our porch.

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Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30 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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North Region Battle of the Books

Who: Adult Booklovers

What: Battle of the Books style trivia competition. Gather a team of 3-5 to read some great books, then each team answers questions about those books. The team with the most points wins!

When: April 30, 2020. Doors open at 6:00, event starts at 7:00

Where: Sieb’s Pub – 3382 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Visit Battle of the North to learn more and get this year’s booklist!

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2020 Fifty Book Challenge

Read 50 books* in 2020 and you will be entered to win a $50 gift card to a local business! 

Get your reading log today!

*Eligible books include all adult non-fiction and fiction books, graphic novels, and young adult books. Magazines,        newspapers, and children’s books do not qualify.

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Fine Free!

As of January 1, 2020, Bayne Library will no longer be charging fines on overdue items.

Learn more about this initiative.

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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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Needles & Hooks

Back by popular demand! Needles and Hooks!

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for an evening of crafting and conversation.  Grab a project and stop in anytime. All skill levels and crafts welcome.

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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!

2/8: Design Thinking: Good programs aren’t built overnight.  They require many stages of testing and debugging.  We’ll use design thinking while we build with Cubelets.

3/14: Loops: Programmers use loops to create conditions for their robots.  We’ll use color codes and Ozobots to experiment with if/thens.

Space is limited.  Please call Bayne Library to register!

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Join us Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for drop-in crafts for teens!

Stop by Bayne for friendship bracelets, duct tape wallets, scrunchies and more! Make it, take it, share it!

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