What’s the Spring Jubilee, you might ask? It’s a fun evening out at Bellevue’s own Revival on Lincoln Restaurant! Guests will enjoy a buffet style meal as well as a cash bar, raffles, and a great night out!
When is it happening? Sunday, April 30, 2023! From 4pm until 8pm, join us and contribute to our work of supporting the Library
Want to join us? Tickets are $55 each and can be purchased via our website! We hope to see you there!
Join us for book discussion, April 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Room by Emma Donoghue
Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time.
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.
Join us 3/28/23 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Having grown up in London and rural southern England, Margaret Hale moves with her father to the northern industrial city of Milton. She is shocked by the poverty she encounters and dismayed by the unsympathetic attitude of the textile-mill owner John Thornton, whose factory workers are engaged in an acrimonious strike. Against this backdrop of social unrest, the relationship between the two is tumultuous, and it takes further upheaval and tragedy for them to see each other in a different light. First serialized in Dickens’s magazine Household Words in the same period as Hard Times, North and South shares its famous counterpart’s concern with the inequality and hardship generated by the Industrial Revolution in northern England, while at the same time creating one of the nineteenth century’s most memorable and engaging female protagonists in Margaret Hale.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Allegheny County Library Association, we are proud to offer Early Literacy Kits to our youngest patrons! Each kit is available for families with infants under the age of one year. You will find books, songs and fingerplays, an egg shaker and scarf to wave, early literacy tips, book lists (available at the library!) a fashionable bib, and more. Return a second time (and sign up for a library card!) with your coupon and receive a third book!
Our Children’s Winter Reading Program starts today! The first 50 children to complete the program (10 chapter books or 50 picture books between January 3-March 21st) will receive a certificate for a free kids’ scoop of ice cream from Scoops in Bellevue! Stop by the library to sign up today!
Thank you to Scoops for your generous support of our program! #BayneKids
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!