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August Classics Book Club-Valley of Decision

Join us August 28th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport

Valley of Decision

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers. Absorbing and complex, it chronicles the family’s saga from the economic panic of 1873 through the dramatic rise of American industry and trade unionism, through waves of immigration, class conflict, natural disaster, World War I, and Pearl Harbor.

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:
9/25/18–The Magnificient Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
10/23/18–The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
11/27/18–The Group by Lillian Hellman

 

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Work at Bayne Library!

Bayne Library is hiring!

Help Wanted

Library Assistant

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Library Assistant position.  The Library Assistant primarily processes new materials, runs collection reports, and covers the circulation desk but, this is a small library with a small staff so a willingness to help where needed is essential  The position requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office, an understanding of library services and contemporary literature/media, as well as the ability to work with diverse users.   Candidate must be able to pass FBI and PA Criminal background checks and be able to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and lift and bend.  Salary is $11.00/hour and includes a generous benefits package.  Position requires either Bachelor’s Degree and one year general work experience OR two years’ experience in a library position.  Please email resume to goodmane@einetwork.net

Library Page

We are also hiring a part time  Library Page!   Pages shelve materials, maintain the shelves, and help the full time staff with special projects as needed.  Must be available evenings and weekends and able to climb stairs.  Basic computer literacy preferred.  Applications may be picked up at Bayne Library.

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Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be August 21st 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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Summer Concert Series

Mark your calendars!  The Summer Concert Series is starting Wednesday, June 6.  Join us at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings, after the Farmer’s Market, for music and community in Bayne Park!

June 27–Chris Denem (Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, and more)
July 4–No Concert, Happy 4th of July!
July 11–Told Ya So (Your favorite pop, rock and reggae)
July 18–Azucar (Salsa and Latin music)
July 25–Uptown Rhythm and Brass (Blues, funk, jazz, rock, and soul)
August 1–Blues Orphans (Local Blues)
August 8–RML Jazz (Smooth Jazz with Bebop and Classic Jazz)
August 15 Cadillac Club (Soul Jazz, funk, boogaloo)

Please note, the library will close at 6:00 p.m. on concert evenings and the book drop will be unavailable.

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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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