Content about Bayne Library

06.08.15

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include: Monday, June 8, Summer Reading registration begins.

Monday, June 8, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Library Outreach at Lutheran Services Senior Center. A library staff member will visit with large print books for members to check out and enjoy.

Monday, June 8, 4:30-6 p.m., Writer’s Group. Bring a sample of your work to share and help critique the work of other group members.

Tuesday, June 9, 10:30 a.m., Book Discussion. This month, discussing “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro.

06.08.15

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include: Monday, June 8, Summer Reading registration begins.

Monday, June 8, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Library Outreach at Lutheran Services Senior Center. A library staff member will visit with large print books for members to check out and enjoy.

Monday, June 8, 4:30-6 p.m., Writer’s Group. Bring a sample of your work to share and help critique the work of other group members.

Tuesday, June 9, 10:30 a.m., Book Discussion. This month, discussing “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro.

02.07.15

Just because it’s the dead of winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a movie at the drive-in. You just have to follow the lead of a group of local children who created their own drive-in theater, complete with their own vehicles, at Bayne Library in Bellevue last Saturday. Aiden Russell, 7, of Brighton Heights, decided that his vehicle was going to be a monster truck, “Autobot.” After building their vehicles, the kids enjoyed snacks and a movie.

01.26.15

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of the facilities.

Monday, Jan. 26, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Library Outreach. A Bayne Library staff member will visit the Lutheran Services Senior Center on Lincoln Avenue with large print books for members to check out.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Wednesday Wise Walk, for adults age 50 and above. Meet at the YMCA Community Center at the corner of California Avenue and South Home.

01.09.15

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, Jan. 12, 4:30-6 p.m., Writing Group. Join fellow authors and exchange experiences, suggestions and support.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. informational meeting for anyone interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Andrew Bayne Library.

Thursday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m., Morning Story Time for young children accompanied by parent or caregiver.

Friday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m., Baby Lap Sit.

07.06.13

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 10, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of facilities.

Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m., book discussion in second floor conference room. The selection is “Rainwater” by Sandra Brown.

Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m., Wise Walk walkers meet at the YMCA community center.

Wednesday, July 10, 8 p.m., outdoor summer movie, “The Amazing Spider Man.”

Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m., stories and crafts for young children, accompanied by a caregiver.

05.27.13

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Sunday, May 26, library closed on Sundays during the summer.

Monday, May 27, library closed for Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 29, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of facilities.

Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m., Wise Walk walkers meet at the YMCA community center.

Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m., morning story time. Stories and crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.

Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m., Wise Walk walkers meet at the Avalon library.

06.30.12

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, July 2, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of facilities.

Tuesday, July 3, noon, Art Cafeteria, ages 11 - 16.

Wednesday, July 4, the library is closed.

Thursday, July 5, 11 a.m., morning story time. Stories and craft for young children accompanied by parent or caregiver.

06.15.12

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 20, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of facilities.

Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m., Wise Walk, seniors meet at the North Boroughs YMCA community center for fun and fitness.

Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., LaLeche of North Hills meets in the second floor conference room.

Wednesday, June 20, 6 p.m., Questyinz event. Alison Zapata will teach a “watercolors wonderlands” event for participating children.

Wednesday, June 20, at dusk, outdoor summer movie, “The Vow.”

02.05.12

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 8, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of facilities.

Monday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m., nonfiction book club, organizational meeting. Book discussion, second floor conference room.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., story and craft for preschool age children.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m., story and craft for toddlers.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m., classic movies, “The Apartment.”

01.08.12

Upcoming programs at Bayne Library include:

Monday, Jan. 9 and Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m., seniors are invited to the YMCA Community Center for fun with the Wii.

Monday, Jan. 9, 11:15 a.m., senior book discussion at the North Boroughs YMCA community center. This month’s selection is “Don’t Sing at the Table” by Adrianna Trigani.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m., book discussion, second floor conference room. This month’s selection is “Saddled” by Susan Richards.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m., Story time and craft for preschool age children accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

12.10.11

Upcoming programs at Bayne Library in Bellevue include:

Monday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 14, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of the facilities. Monday, Dec. 12, 11:15 a.m., senior book discussion at the North Boroughs YMCA Community Center. This month’s selection is “Finding Noel,” by Richard Paul Evans.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m., book discussion, second floor conference room. This month’s selection is “The Christmas Train,” by David Baldacci.

09.16.11

The second annual “Improve the ‘Vue,” sponsored by Bellevue Initiative for Growth and Revitalization (BIGr), will be held Saturday September 24.

The goal is to recruit 500 volunteers to take part in 11 community service projects aimed at improving assets in and around the town. Some of the projects volunteers are being asked to take part in include litter pick-up and weed pulling, painting the Bayne Library conference room, extending the Bellevue hike and bike trail, and painting the fence around the local YMCA, among others.

08.26.11

We look around the world today, and many of us realize (finally!) how many incredible environments and creatures have been lost to greed, poor planning, widespread ignorance and apathy.

Most of them will never be restored. We will never be able to offset the damage done.

Our singer/songwriters grieve the loss. "They paved paradise to put up a parking lot." (Big Yellow Taxi). "They call it paradise, I don't know why. Call someplace paradise, kiss it goodbye." (Don Henley).

03.04.11

Denise Plaskon took the long way around to reach Bellevue once again.

While studying at the University of Pittsburgh -- where she received a master’s degree in library and information science -- she did sales work that included Bellevue as part of her territory.

Since then, she has traveled a bit, working as the branch manager of the Lawler Branch Library in New Bedford, MA, for three and a half years, and then as director of the Everett Free Library in Everett, PA for two years.

11.05.10

The Friends of Bayne Library will hold a "Holiday Vendor Fair" at the library on Saturday, Nov. 20, noon - 4 p.m.

10.08.10

"Improve the Vue" is a day of community service in and around Bellevue. The Bellevue Initiative for Growth (B.I.G.) is planning the event, which will be held on Saturday Oct. 9.

10.08.10

"Improve the Vue" is a day of community service in and around Bellevue. The Bellevue Initiative for Growth (B.I.G.) is planning the event, which will be held on Saturday Oct. 9.

05.15.15

In the only contested primary election race in the North Boroughs for local government, incumbent first ward Bellevue Council member Linda Woshner is being challenged for the Democratic nomination by Susan Schafer.

Schafer ran unsuccessfully for council twice before, and has only just returned to the Democratic voter registration rolls after a stint as a Republican.

03.14.15

Bellevue Council will consider a proposal that would ban smoking in all of the borough’s parks.

Parks committee chair Lynn Tennant-Heffley said the idea had been proposed by the Friends of Bayne Library group as a way of keeping children from being exposed to second-hand smoke. Heffley, however, along with council member Linda Woshner, saw the proposed ban as being unenforceable. Heffley said that officials were constantly being told that police were available to address other problems at the park only on a limited basis. “We can’t control [marijuana] smoking at the park,” she said.

05.04.14

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m., Saturday Story Time. Stories and crafts for young children accompanied by parent or caregiver.

Monday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 7, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of the facilities.

Monday, May 5, 4 p.m., Planning meeting for the Centennial Celebration.

Wednesday, May 7, 10 a.m., Wise Walk. Meet at the YMCA Community Center at the corner of California Avenue and South Home..

03.16.14

In an effort to spruce up Bayne Library before its anniversary celebration in May, Bellevue Council voted at its pre-council meeting to authorize the expenditure of up to $2,500 to hire a professional to do the work.

The last minute motion was brought up at the meeting without council members having seen the two estimates obtained, which prompted council member Linda Woshner to vote against the measure. Council member Frank Camello was absent.

01.04.14

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Sunday, Jan. 5, Downton Abbey Social. Join us in viewing the first episode, followed by refreshments and fun. Participants are encouraged to dress in Edwardian attire and bring your own teacup for refreshments. Registration is required at (412)766-7447.

Monday, Jan. 6 and Wednesday, Jan 8, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of the facilities. If you have computer questions, we will try to help.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m., Morning Story Time, Stories and crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.

11.02.13

Three Bellevue Council seats left undecided after the primary election will be filled by voters who go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

In the borough’s first ward, two seats are open, and only one incumbent is on the ballot.Current council member Kathy Coder is joined on the Republican ballot by Megan Swackhammer. The Democratic ticket features Henry Lenard and Mike Braunlich. In The third ward, incumbent Democrat Lynn Tennant Heffley is running against Republican Grant Saylor. first ward