Category: Books

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.

Pre-School Storytime

Join us on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime! This program is best for ages 3-6 years and it features, stories, songs, and an activity.

February schedule:

  • February 8: Penguins
  • February 15: Valentine’s Day
  • February 22: Shapes
  • February 29: Leap Day

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!

StoryWalk

The pool may be closed but Memorial Park is still worth a visit! Our new Storywalk* is up!

A squirrel is chittering. Bees are buzzing. The sun is high in the sky. And Little Owl is supposed to be asleep, but when he wakes up early, he’s just too curious to close his eyes again. The forest he knows so well at nighttime is completely different – and exciting – in the day! After watching butterflies dance, wolf pups play, and then his very first rainbow, Little Owl returns to his tree. He has many new stories for his mama.

So talk a walk, get some fresh air, and check in with Owl and his friends. Learn more about our StoryWalk and get additional reading recommendations and activity ideas. Share pictures and updates with us at #baynestorywalk.

*This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds for the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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