Love Your Library Month!

September is Love Your Library Month!

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;

  1. Donate online, by mail, or in person.  Donations, large and small, help us provide programs, events, and materials to seniors, adults, teens, and children!
  2. Buy raffle tickets in the Library or visit us at the Bellevue Farmer’s Market Wednesday 9/28!
  3. Buy a Love your Library Tote Bag!
  4. Buy us a present from our Amazon Wishlist.
  5. Stop by and tell us why you love your library!

October Book Discussion Group

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.

Stop by the Library to pick up a copy today!

September Classics Book Club

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 Find is 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.

Ask at the desk to get a copy today!

Read to Sunny, a therapy dog!

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!

Sign up here today!

Brickvue Tickets on Sale Now!

Join us September 17, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for a LEGO Art exhibition to benefit the Friends of 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!

Storytimes

Mark your calendars for our weekly Storytimes!

Love Your Library

Baby Lapsit

A story time for our littlest friends on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Babies up to 18 months will enjoy stories, songs, and bounces.

Books and Blankets at the Farmer’s Market

After you’ve shopped the Bellevue Farmer’s Market, join us underneath the trees near the playground every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for stories and songs. Bring your own blankets or chairs!

  • August 10
  • August 24

Pre-School Storytime

A story-time and activity geared towards our pre-school aged friends (3-5) with an adult caregiver every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Experience Kits

Thanks to a partnership with the Heinz Center Affiliates Program, Allegheny County libraries, and the Friends of Bayne Library we are offering free admission for up to four people to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh!

Our kits this year include:

The kits are first come/first served and they circulate for one week. They can be picked up in the Library behind the copier. Please return the kits to the circulation desk.

Also be sure to check out the RAD Pass for even more fun in the city this summer!

American Girl Dolls at Bayne!

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!

The girls read a little Jane Austen…
…and they made our craft of the week – Earth Day flowers!
Their checkers game got a little heated, but they remembered it’s important to be kind.
They soaked up the sun outside…
…and had a blast swinging!

Art Cart

Stop by after school (3:15-4:30) Monday-Thursday to make some art with our new art cart, generously provided by Friends of Bayne Library!

There’s a new app in town!

Thanks to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Library Association we can now proudly say, “there’s an app for that”

Access you account, search the catalog, research library events and more. Just search for “Allegheny County Libraries” in your app store!

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