Thanks to a generous donation from the Buncher Foundation, donations made to the Library in the month of September are eligible for to be matched! There are lots of ways you can show your love this month. Here are some ideas;
Donate online, by mail, or in person. Donations, large and small, help us provide programs, events, and materials to seniors, adults, teens, and children!
Buy raffle tickets in the Library or visit us at the Bellevue Farmer’s Market Wednesday 9/28!
Join us for book discussion, October 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss American Gods by Neil Gaiman
First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Washington Post) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is the story of Shadow—released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident—who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow’s dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.
Join us Tuesday, September 27th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor
A Good Man Is Hard to Findis Flannery O’Connor’s most famous and most discussed story. O’Connor herself singled it out by making it the title piece of her first collection and the story she most often chose for readings or talks to students. It is an unforgettable tale, both riveting and comic, of the confrontation of a family with violence and sudden death. More than anything else O’Connor ever wrote, this story mixes the comedy, violence, and religious concerns that characterize her fiction.
On September 20 from 3:30-4:30, kids in grades Kindergarten on up can read to Sunny, a certified therapy dog! Registration is required for this event. You can sign up in ten minute time slots and each time slot is limited to 5 kids while Sunny gets used to Bayne Library!
View a LEGO brick version of Bayne Library, a small collection of unique models from the Steel City Lego Users Group, original works from our own Bellevue builders of all ages, and a room size model of Lincoln Avenue! Join us in the Children’s Department to build your own design.
Raffle baskets, guess the LEGO bricks, and Bayne Library merchandise will be available for purchase.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of Bayne Library. Admission is $5 for individuals and $15 for families. Purchase tickets today!
Thanks to the Allegheny County Library Association’s Youth Services, two American Girl dolls are now available to borrow! Julie is a historical doll from 1974 and Tenney was a doll of the year in 2017. You must come into the library to check them out. Check out some of the fun they had over the weekend!