Category: Books

April Classics Book Club-The Mayor of Casterbridge

Join us April 23rd at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.

Mayor of Casterbridge

A cruel joke at a country fair goes too far when a drunken laborer auctions off his wife and child to the highest bidder. So begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy’s gripping tale of a man’s rise and fall amid the natural beauty and human brutality of a rural English community.  First published serially in 1886, the novel was praised by critics for its realism and poetic style…Rich in descriptive powers and steeped in irony, this timeless tale offers a spellbinding portrayal of ambition, rivalry, revenge, and repentance.

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:
5/28/19–Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

6/25/19–In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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April Book Discussion–Small Great Things

Join us Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 10:30 am when we discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ask at the front desk for a copy of this thought provoking novel or email us at baynelibrary@einetwork.net to reserve your copy. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:
5/14/19–Straight Man by Richard Russo
6/11/19–Educated by Tara Westover

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Have you tried Libby?

Libby offers users access to thousand of ebooks and audiobooks. All you need is a Library card and a supported device to get started. And if that weren’t enough to entice you, Libby is now encouraging patrons to enter their “Listen and Move Challenge!” Just tag the library on social media with the name of each audiobook you complete while working out and include #listen&movechallenge. Participants will be added to a monthly drawing for prizes!

So get downloading and get moving with Libby! And don’t hesitate to ask at the desk if you have questions!

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Be A Smart Cookie – READ

Kids ages 1 to 12 are invited to sign up to read either 50 Bayne Library picture books, or, for older kids, 10 Bayne Library chapter books. Those who finish will receive a  certificate for a free cookie from  Good L’oven Cookie Shop. This program runs from March 1 – May 31st.  Stop by the front desk for your reading log today!

 

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Thank you to our generous sponsor: Good L’oven Cookie Shop!

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2019 Fifty Book Challenge

Have you signed up for the 2019 Fifty Book Challenge?

50 Book ChallengeStop by the desk to get your log and officially register!

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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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