Category: Books

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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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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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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