June Classics Book Club-In Cold Blood

Join us June 25th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. 


As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

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:
7/23/19–The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
8/27/19–The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John LeCarre

Summer Reading

Bayne Library offers a Summer Reading Program for everyone!  Register between June 10th and August 2nd for fun, prizes, and a Universe of Stories!

Universe of Stories

Kids
Kids between the ages of 0-11 can register. Participants will receive 5 reading logs. Complete the sheets at your own pace and bring them to the Library for prizes! Just make sure to have them all turned in by August 2nd!

Teens
Teens between the ages of 11 and 18 can register.  For each book read, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a weekly drawing for a $10 Target gift card. In addition, all participants will be entered for a county-wide drawing to win one of three $100 gift cards or a grand prize $200 gift card.

Adults
For each book read, participants will receive a raffle ticket,  Use your ticket to enter for a chance to win the raffle basket of your choosing.  Winners will be drawn the week of August 6th

This summer we’ll have a world of fun!

Computer Tutor

Did you know Bayne Library offers free, one-on-one computer tutoring sessions.  Schedule an appointment and learn how to do everything from using your eReader or smartphone to using our catalog, to applying for jobs online.

Now we can also help you use Google Search to find jobs and Grow with Google’s self-guided tutorials to learn applied digital skills like setting up a gmail account, using Google Drive, and even basic coding.

Email baynelibrary@einetwork.net or call 412-766-7447 to learn more!

Thanks to our generous sponsors:


Learn Something New Tuesdays!

Join us at 1:30 p.m. , Tuesdays, for guest speakers and activities that are sure to rock your world!

6/18/19, Carnegie Science Center, Build It/Break It

Build unique structures.  Experiment with the forces helping to keep them up and take them down.

6/25/19, Library Staff, Rivers Alive!

A splashy introduction to the cast of critters that call our three rivers home.    Eagles and paddlefish and water bears, oh my! 

7/2/19, Allegheny County Park Rangers, Snakes

An Eastern Black Rat Snake will visit the library!  Learn more about him and the snakes in our area.

7/9/19, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Dioramas

Create a miniature world with reclaimed materials!  Join the PCCR for a diorama     workshop and consider scale and theme while you learn building techniques.  Sponsored by the Friends of Bayne Library.

7/16/19, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Yarn Crafts

Celebrate the diversity of yarn in this special workshop with the PCCR.  Learn to make pom-poms, weave, knit, and more!  Sponsored by the Friends of Bayne Library.

7/23/19, Library Staff, Coding with Botley and Ozobots

Learn about basic coding with Botley and Ozobots!

7/30/19, Library Staff, Slime party

First we’ll make the slime, then we’ll play with the slime.  ‘Nuff said.

All programs are appropriate for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  Please call or stop by the front desk to register.

June Storytimes

June 6th – Under the Sea

June 13th – Spots and Dots

June 20th– Summer!

June 27th – Space

Join us each Thursday @ 11:00 a.m. for stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore. Children of all ages are welcome.

 

Sensory Play Time – Saturday, June 15th

Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, June 15th  from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  for Sensory Play Time. Sensory play encourages the development of fine motor skills, social skills, language skills and is just plain fun!

We will be set up for a full hour – stay as little or long as you wish.

2019 Summer Concert Series

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., on the lawn in front of Bayne Library for the 2019 Summer Concert Series!

Outdoor Chairs

June 12, Told Ya So, Your favorite pop, rock and reggae

June 19, Ridgemont High, 80s music!

June 26, Chris Denem, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, and more

July 3, Bandruptcy, Classic Rock and more

July 10, Uptown Rhythm and Brass, Blues, funk, jazz, rock, and soul

July 17, Ruby Claire’s Dead Flowers, Acoustic folk trio

July 24, The Wise Guys, 70s, 80s, and 90s classic rock

July 31, The Blues Orphans, Local blues

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

All shows are weather permitting. Cancellations will be posted here and on Facebook.

Book Club for Kids – July 8th

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to join us on Monday, July 8th @ 5:00 p.m. for this fun book group. Our next book is: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle.

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for *seeing* a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. –Goodreads

Stop by the library and pick up your copy today!

 

Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday, June 18th 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!

2019 Community Responsiveness Project

Help us plan the future of Bayne Library, by participating in the 2019 Community Responsiveness Project.

This project, coordinated by the Allegheny County Library Association and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, aspires to enable participating libraries to broaden their strategies for community engagement and facilitate the development of community-driven service delivery. Over the course of 2019, ACLA’s Project Team will conduct needs assessments in each participating community, through community interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Findings will be ultimately be compiled in Community Profiles that are intended to guide and inform library programming and service delivery.

Help us learn more about what Bellevue needs! Take this short survey and make your voice heard! Share with your neighbors and friends! Surveys are also available in paper format at the Circulation Desk.

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