Join us October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines.
“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 email@example.com 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
This November conquer your social anxiety with Steven Mollura, of Prosperity Counseling.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday,October 16th 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!
Join us Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm for an Evening with The Psychic Vincent 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!
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!