January Movie

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Jan 192018

World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ Billy Riggs compete in a heated tennis match in Battle of the Sexes.

Friday, January 26 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

January Adult Programs

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Jan 022018

50 Book Challenge

Challenge yourself to read 50 books in one year! Avalon and Andrew Bayne Memorial Library are joining forces to offer a prize to anyone who reads 50 books between 1/1/2018 and 12/31/2018. Anyone who completes the challenge will also be entered into a drawing for the grand prize. Eligible reading material includes all adult fiction and non-fiction (print, audiobooks, and ebooks), graphic novels, and young adult books. Magazines, newspapers, and children’s books do not qualify. Sign up at either library and pick up a book log.

Writers’ Group

Thursday, January 11 & January 25 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for January 11:

Write a 400 word story about a pair of mittens.

Write a story about a mug of hot chocolate that is never empty.

January 25 is a Free Write.



Thursday, January 11 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.


Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

January Book Club Selections

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Dec 292017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, January 6 at 10:30 AM – Sticks and Scones by Diane Mott Davidson- Conference Room

Summary from Goodreads: “For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, accepting a series of bookings at Hyde Castle is like a dream come true. It’s not every day that she gets to cook authentic Elizabethan fare–especially at a real castle that was brought over from England and reassembled stone by stone in Aspen Meadow. Goldy is determined that everything will go right–which is why, she figures later, everything went terribly wrong. It begins when a shotgun blast shatters her window. Then Goldy discovers a body lying in a nearby creek. And when shots ring out for the second time that day, someone Goldy loves is in the line of fire. Suddenly the last thing Goldy wants to think about is Shakespeare’s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies, or Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart. Could one of her husband Tom’s police investigations have triggered a murder? Or was her violent, recently paroled ex responsible? With death peering around every corner, Goldy needs to cook up some crime-solving solutions–before the only dish that’s left on her menu is murder.”

Community Book Group

Monday, January 8 at 11:15 AM – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island—from Chief Lambiase, the well-intentioned police officer who’s always felt kindly toward him; from Ismay, his sister-in-law, who is hell-bent on saving A.J. from his dreary self; from Amelia, the lovely and idealistic (if eccentric) Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island, refusing to be deterred by A.J.’s bad attitude. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, he can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly.

And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It’s a small package, though large in weight—an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming A.J., for the determined sales rep Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light, for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of A.J.’s world. Or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn’t see coming.”


Paranormal Book Group

Postponed until February

December Movie

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Dec 232017

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim in Victoria & Abdul​.

Friday, December 29 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, December 30 at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

December Adult Programs

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Nov 292017

Advanced Directive & Living Will Workshop

Thursday, December 7 at 2:00 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

An Advance Directive is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, often including a living will, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor.

Join representatives from Bethany Hospice as we navigate through your options while planning your future.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please call (412-921-2209) Morgan Lesoski for more information.


Writers’ Group

Thursday, December 14 & December 28 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 12/14:

Write about the worst gift you or your protagonist ever received.

Write about a star.

Write about an antique nativity set.


Prompts for 12/28

Write a winter-themed acrostic poem.
Soft drifts
Never-ending blizzard
Outside wonderland
Winter’s white blanket
The definition of acrostic can be found here.
Write about something you wish you could do
write about something that will not work.



Thursday, December 14 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.


Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!