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September Classic Book Club

Join us September 28, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. when we bring back our Classics Club with The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war – and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it, Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.

Ask at the desk to get a copy of this alternative history classic.

Love Your Library!

It’s September, so that means its Love Your Library Month. Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation, donations made to Allegheny County libraries in the month of September are eligible for a pro-rated match. Donations to Bayne Library can be made online or in person!

This year we are also offering a tote bag that be can purchased for a $10 donation! So stop in and grab one and fill it with books, snacks, or whatever your heart desires.

Masks Required on Second Floor

To protect our youngest patrons, we ask all visitors to the second floor of our building to wear a mask.

This recommendation follows CDC guidelines for unvaccinated populations, including children under the age of 12.

Coding Kits

We loved our kids coding club almost as much as the kids, but since, we can’t meet in person, we are sharing our coding kits with you!

Stop by and check out our Coding Kits in the Juvenile Room! Each kit includes a game or toy, handy guides to help you get started, and programming challenges.

Current kits include:

  • Beebot
  • Botley, The Coding Robot
  • Let’s Go Code
  • Ozobot
  • Turing Tumble

We hope to add additional kits in the upcoming months and would love your feedback and suggestions! Also be sure to check out our Coding for Kids resource guide to get more great coding ideas.

These items were part of a Computational Thinking Kit given to the Library through a statewide initiative that was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Art Historical Fiction

Artists are notorious for being temperamental, passionate, and fascinating so naturally, they make great subjects for historical fiction.

Try one of these picks from our new booklist, Art Historical Fiction, to learn more about these artists and their times.

Interactive Timeline and Bayne Family Tree

Learn more about the history of Bayne Library and the Bayne family by exploring the interactive Bayne Library Timeline in conjunction with the previously released Bayne Family Tree. Delve into information through newspaper articles, photographs, and documents for a glimpse into an earlier time. What will you discover about the Bayne family and the history of Andrew Bayne Memorial Library?

There’s even more to explore on our website: The Architecture of Bayne Library, Trees of Bayne Park, War Memorials of Bayne Park, and an interactive Map of Bayne Park for self-guided tours of the trees and war memorials.

Introducing: Architecture of Bayne Library

If you’re curious about the architect and the architecture of this Historic Landmark, then it’s the perfect time to learn about the Architecture of Bayne Library!

If You Like Dog Man…

Do you (or your kid) love the Dog Man series? Really what’s not to love about the adventures of this half dog/half man policeman.

While you wait for the newest installment (due out September 1st!), why not try one of the series we recommend in out new book list, If You Like Dog Man… This list contains graphic novels and chapter books that offer plenty of laughs!

Fine Free!

As of January 1, 2020, Bayne Library will no longer be charging fines on overdue items.

Learn more about this initiative.

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