Join us June 12th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.
Ask at the front desk for a copy of this moving memoir or email us at email@example.com to reserve your copy. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:
7/10/18 When She Woke by Hilary Jordan
8/7/18 Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
9/11/18 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
10/9/18 American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
11/12/18 White Houses by Amy Bloom
12/11/18 Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Bayne Library will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in oberservance of Memorial Day.
Items can be returned to the drop box on our front porch or brought in tomorrow.
Does your Dad already have everything he needs or wants? When you ask him what she wants for any holiday, does he say “nothing”?
How about honoring hm by putting his name in a Library book? When you contribute to buy a book for Andrew Bayne Memorial Library a name plate with your Father’s name will be placed in a new book to be enjoyed by all.
Pick up an envelope at the Library, enclose your check, and return it to the Library. You will receive a card to give to your Dad on his special day that acknowledges your gift.
The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be June 19th 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!
It’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!
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!
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!
Patrons ages 55 and over are invited to have full use of the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.* Come browse books, use the computer, read the newspaper and socialize with other seniors while you enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Be an early bird @ Bayne!
* Please be advised that in the event of inclement weather, we will follow Northgate School District for closings/delays. If the Northgate School District has a delay or cancellation – Senior Coffee will also be canceled.
Computers got you down? Our Computer Tutor can help!
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!