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Mindfulness @ the SPL: The Yoga Experience

A free, basic yoga class that is ideal for beginners. This 60-minute slow flow class opens with a brief meditation, followed by a gentle warmup, some core strengthening, standing postures, and flexibility poses. Each session winds down with deep relaxation.            

 In the Community Room, 295 Central Street, Saugus, MA

Tuesday, March 5th: 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 12th, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 20th, 1:00 pm

Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30 pm

We do not have yoga mats to lend. Please bring a yoga mat.

Lisa Poto is a registered yoga teacher and a member of the Yoga Alliance. She graduated from Barre & Soul’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program.

“Yoga is my passion, and has been transforming in my life. I believe that yoga is for everybody. It is your own personal exploration and journey”. 

A Conversation about Addiction, Feb. 26th, 6:00-7:45 pm

What is addiction? What are its causes and effects? Am I an addict? Where can I get help? How can I help someone in the throes of addiction? Join us for a conversation with Walter E. Johnson, Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Consultant. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

When: Tuesday, February 26th, 6:00-7:45 pm

Where: Community Room, Saugus Public Library, 295 Central Street, Saugus, MA

Feb. 20th: Lindsay and her Puppet Pals

Join us for some school vacation friends and fun. Lindsay and her Puppet Pals will delight the young and the young at heart! These larger than life, hand crafted puppets charm even the most timid audience members and provide memorable characters for positive short stories and skits.

When: Wednesday, February 20th, 3:00-4:00 pm

Where: Community Room, Saugus Public Library

The Saugus Public Library accepts donations of used eyeglasses

Did you know that the SPL, in partnership with the Saugus Lions Club, accepts used eyeglasses? Lions Clubs International volunteers collect old eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses. They clean and repair the used eyewear, which is then distributed to people who can‘t afford to buy their own. They accept both prescription and non-prescription eyewear, in both adults’ and children’s sizes.

The Lions accept new, used, prescription, non-prescription, eyeglasses, safetyglasses and sunglasses. Broken or incomplete glasses are not accepted. Lions Clubs International does not have a recycling program for contact lenses.

Donating eyeglass frames is an easy way to help people who can’t function normally because they can’t see well.

Most world blindness is unnecessary. Nearly 700 million people have avoidable blindness or impaired vision that could easily be helped with an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Instead, they have to live with functional blindness — the inability to see well enough to do basic everyday tasks, such as reading, writing, cooking and earning a living.

Our collection bin is located in the Reading Room on the main floor of the library.