Category: Adults

February Book Discussion

Join us February 13th at 2:00 p.m. when we discuss The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father’s account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily’s harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

Ask at the desk for a copy of this moving novel.

March Book Discussion

Join us March 12th at 2:00 p.m. when we discuss The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. As a named partner at her firm, life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He’s a struggling writer who has had little success in his career and he tires of his and Sarah’s relationship as she is constantly working. Out in the secluded woods, at the couple’s lake house, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers. But one morning everything changes. Kelly is found brutally stabbed to death and now, Sarah must take on her hardest case yet, defending her own husband, a man accused of murdering his mistress. The Perfect Marriage is a juicy, twisty, and utterly addictive thriller that will keep you turning pages. You won’t see the ending coming . . . guaranteed

Ask at the desk for a copy of this intimate thriller

February Classics Book Club

Join us February 27th at 2:00 p.m. when we discuss The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope’s celebrated Parliamentary novels, of which The Eustace Diamonds (1873) is the third and most famous, are at once unfailingly amusing social comedies, melodramas of greed and deception, and precise nature studies of the political animal in its mid-Victorian habitat. With its purloined jewels, its conniving, resilient, mercenary heroine, and its partiality for the human spectacle in all its complexity, The Eustace Diamonds is a splendid example of Trollope’s art at its most assured.

Ask at the desk for a copy of this classic.

Thank you!

Thank you to every one who bought tickets, used books, wish list items, and tote bags, or donated and wished us well this 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! 

We love our community!

Mah Jhong Club–New Time!

+ Are you a mah jhong player or would you like to learn how to play? 

+ Join us, Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for Mah Jhong Club! 

+ Email goodmane@baynelibrary.org or call  412-766-7447 to get more information.

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 two adults and six children to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh!

Our 2023 kits 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.

But wait! There’s more! Using your library’s Experience Kit program, visit THREE different museum sites before October 31, 2023, and be entered to win a prize basket! Learn more!

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

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.

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