March 2015

Library Hours Sept. 7, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Volunteers Needed

The library is looking for volunteers. Flexible hours, various projects! If you have a
few spare hours each week and are interested in helping out at the library, please
contact us at 781.231.4168, ext. 16.

Teen Craft!

Join us on Tuesday, March 3rd at 3:30pm. We will be painting on glass jars. Use stencils as a guide, or try it freehand. Then, use your jars to hold candy, change, small collections, or whatever you can think of.

See the Schedule for more free programs for age 12 and up.

Children and Teens – Discover Your Inner Clown this March!

Join Ju Ju the Clown and friends to learn the tricks of the trade:

Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, Costuming, Magic.

We will be clowning around on Fridays from 3 – 4 pm on March 6, 13 and 27. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Group

Please join us March 11 when we will be discussing The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.

Our selection for April 8 is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

PJ Storytimes

Bring a new pair of PJs (for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive) and join us for bedtime stories on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm. Ages 3 and up.

If you miss storytime, we are collecting new children’s pajamas to donate to
Candles to Crayons
through the Boston Bruins PJ Drive from February 14 through March 12.

Books in Bloom

Forget the snow and stop by the library to see “Books in Bloom”. Flower arrangements will be on display throughout the library interpreting the title, cover or theme of a favorite book of the arranger. The public is invited to participate by submitting an arrangement, or simply come and take in the beautiful flower arrangements.

A reception will be held Thursday March 19, 6 – 7:30 pm. The exhibit will be open March 20, 9-4 and March 21, 9-3. Contact Lorraine DiMilla 781.231.7541 or Donna Manoogian 781.233.5640 for more information.

Ted Reinstein, Longtime correspondent for “Chronicle”, is Coming to the Library

Join us on Monday, March 30 at 6:30 pm when Ted Reinstein will talk about his book New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories.

The book is a collection of some of Ted’s favorite stories culled from over 18 years of reporting all around New England for Boston’s celebrated TV newsmagazine, “Chronicle.”

Coming in April

April 15 The Delvina Theater Company presents Lizzie Borden and the Forty Whacks
April 22 Author Barbara Berenson
April 25 Manga Drawing Workshop for teens

February 2015

Library Hours Sept. 7, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Magazine sponsors

The library is seeking sponsors for our 2015 magazine and newspaper subscriptions.

If you would like to contribute to the library by sponsoring the purchase of a specific title, there are titles available for all ages.

Donors may also contribute any amount and allow the library to determine which titles to buy.

Stop in for Teen Crafts!

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm for crafts. February 10, 2015 we will be making mosaic frames.

Free program for age 12 and up.

Book Discussion Group

Please join us on February 11 at 6:00 pm. to discuss The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.

In March we will be reading The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.

Drum Away the blues with Craig Harris

Please join us on February 18 at 3PM as we welcome Craig Harris, percussionist, educator and author.

Using assorted percussion instruments, Harris provides adults and children with the key to stress relief. Stop in and drum away all the stress from too much snow!

This is a free program suitable for the whole family.

Try BiblioBoard, the mobile library!

At BiblioBoard you will enjoy unlimited access to online collections of books, images, articles, audio and video. All from your browser or mobile device.

Knitting/Sewing Group

All are invited to attend these weekly sessions for adults who knit, crochet or sew. Anyone welcome to attend and join in.

Meetings are Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. We are an informal group who help each other.

Keep up with the World at the Library

The library subscribes to the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Lynn Item, the Saugus Advertiser and the Wall Street Journal. Pull up a chair in our reading room and relax with the news.

Computer Classes are forming at the Library

Would you like to know more about using your computer, using email to communicate, and searching for information on the internet?

We will be having beginner computer classes which will cover this information and start you on your way to feeling more comfortable using these tools. Give our Reference Department a call to sign up at 781.231.4168 ext 16.

January 2015

Library Hours Sept. 7, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Stop in for Teen Crafts!

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm for crafts. January 6, 2015 we will be making washi tape boxes.

Make your own washi tape box!
Make your own washi tape box!

Free program for age 12 and up.

Knitting/Sewing Group

All are invited to attend these weekly sessions for adults who knit, crochet or sew. Anyone welcome to attend and join in.

Meetings are Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. We are an informal group who help each other.

Get help with your ebook reader

Elizabeth Thomsen from NOBLE will be joining us again on January 21 to answer your questions about those new ebook devices you got for Christmas!

This is a free program and no registration is required so get some help on devices old and new.

Author Barbara Berenson will be speaking at the library

Join us Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm when Barbara will talk about her book “Boston and the Civil War”. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library. No registration is required.

Computer Classes are forming at the Library

Would you like to know more about using your computer, using email to communicate, and searching for information on the internet?

We will be having beginner computer classes which will cover this information and start you on your way to feeling more comfortable using these tools. Give our Reference Department a call to sign up at 781.231.4168 ext 16.

The Library has Two New Online Features

Thank you to the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for supporting our new
Calendar of upcoming library events and a new Museum Pass Reservation System. Now you can easily see what’s going on at the library, or reserve a museum pass from home.

Book Discussion Group

Please join us on January 14 at 6:00 pm. to discuss The Light Between Oceans : a novel by M.L.Stedman.

December 2014

Library Hours Sept. 7, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Stop in for Teen Crafts!

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm for crafts. On December 2 we will be decorating cookies. You can eat all your creations here or take them home.

Check the schedule for upcoming projects. These are free programs for age 12 and up.

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library

All are invited to attend and/or join the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library at their monthly business meeting on December 3 at 6:00 pm.

New ideas and new faces are always welcome to assist in our mission to support our library.

Knitting/Sewing Group

All are invited to attend these weekly sessions for adults who knit, crochet or sew. Anyone welcome to attend and join in.

Meetings are Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. We are an informal group who help each other.

Monthly Board of Library Trustees Meeting

The Board of Library Trustees meet monthly in the community room. The next meeting is on December 4 at 6:30 pm.

The public is invited to attend. Anyone wishing to address the board is encouraged to do so. We welcome your input on library services for Saugus.

For anyone unable to attend, meetings are recorded by SCTV and broadcast locally and are also available for viewing online approximately one week following the meeting. The meetings are not broadcast live.

Town Hall Tree Lighting at 5 pm on December 5

The library will be participating again this year in the Town’s annual tree lighting activities.

Volunteer readers will be sharing winter stories in the library’s community room from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. The theme this year is “Frozen”.

Computer Classes are forming at the Library

Would you like to know more about using your computer, using email to communicate, and searching for information on the internet?

We will be having beginner computer classes which will cover this information and start you on your way to feeling more comfortable using these tools. Give our Reference  Department a call to sign up at 781.231.4168 ext 16.

Winter Wonderland Family Fun

On Saturday December 13 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, join the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for wintertime crafts, games and music for the whole family!

There will be lots of free activities.

In addition, children will be able to shop for holiday gifts from a selection of inexpensive gift items.

The Library has Two New Online Features

Thank you to the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for supporting our new
Calendar of upcoming library events and a new Museum Pass Reservation System. Now you can easily see what’s going on at the library, or reserve a museum pass from home.

Book Discussion Group

The group will not be meeting in December. Please join us on January 14 at 6:00 pm. to discuss The Light Between Oceans : a novel by M.L.Stedman.

November 2014

Library Hours Sept. 7, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesday November 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day

The Library has Two New Online Features

Thank you to the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for supporting our new
Calendar of upcoming library events and a new Museum Pass Reservation System. Now you can easily see what’s going on at the library, or reserve a museum pass from home.

Stop in for Teen Crafts!

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm for crafts. On November 4 design a beautiful ornament.

Check the schedule for upcoming projects. These are free programs for age 12 and up.

Documentary Film Gasland II

On Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30pm we will present the film Gasland II , a documentary that declares the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth.

This event is sponsored by SAVE, Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment.

We are Offering Several Special Programs for Children in November in Addition to our Regular Programs

Let’s Go LEGO
Saturday, October 8 & 22, 2pm.
Building fun for all ages!

Teen Volunteers
Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 Grade 5+
Join us for community service as well as planning special library programs for younger children. This month we will help make Thanksgiving cards for Seniors in the community and plan a program for December.

Thanksgiving Day Cards!
Thursday, November 13, 4:15pm
Ages 4 years and up
Join our Teen Volunteers in making Thanksgiving Day cards for our Saugus Seniors.

Kids’ Book Group
Thursday, November 20th from 4:00-5:00, Elementary school readers
Join us in discussing the 1st in the Geronimo Stilton series.
Copies available at the front desk.

Family Literacy Night
Thursday, November 20, 6:30pm
For emerging readers +
Join us for fun with letters and reading: games, songs, hands-on activities and, yes, reading! Plus a free book to take home!

October 2014

Library Hours Sept. 7, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Monday October 13 in observance of Columbus Day

Tuesday Teen Crafts are Starting!

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm for crafts. On October 7 design your own tote bag.

Check the schedule for upcoming projects. These are free programs for age 12 and up.

SuperSnacks for SuperTeens

Join Chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast as she demonstrates how to prepare delicious snacks combining highly nutritious ingredients to create super healthy recipes anyone can make. SuperFood never tasted so good.

Enjoy a cooking demonstration and sampling of two delicious recipes!

Please join us for this cooking demonstration and tasting on Tuesday October 28th at 4pm. For ages 12 and up.

Toto the Tornado Kitten is visiting the Saugus Public Library!

On Thursday, October 16 at 4:00 pm come meet Toto, the tiny kitten now a grown cat, who was rescued from a tree during a massive tornado. Hear his amazing story as told by his rescuer Jonathan Hall, who has written two picture books about this brave cat. Ages 4 years and up.

Proceeds from the book are donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Halloween Fun at the Library

In preparation for Halloween come hear some kind of scary stories! Join us on Thursday October 30th at 6:30pm. For ages 4 and up.

On Friday, October 31st the library is hosting a Halloween Drop-In Craft. All day! All ages!

And don’t forget to check out the calendar to see what else is going on in the Children’s Room this month.

Saugus Garden Club Speaker Series – Beekeeping

Join us Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 for this free program with Len & Julie Hart from the Essex County Bee Assoc., co-sponsored by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.

Documentary Film Gasland II

On Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 we will present the film Gasland II , a documentary that declares the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth.

This event is sponsored by SAVE, Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment.

Museum Passes

The Library now has passes to the Peabody Essex Museum and Zoo New England in addition to to the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts.

To reserve passes please call or stop by the Circulation Desk (781.231.4168 ext. 12). Thank you to the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for funding the purchase of these museum passes.

September 2014

Library Hours June 1, 2014 – Sept. 6, 2014

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Library Hours Sept. 7, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Founders’ Day Book Sale

Join us for the annual Founders’ Day Book Sale sponsored by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.

The sale will be held on September 6 from 9 – 3 pm in the Community Room at the library.

The library welcomes your donations of newer, gently used books. Please no reference books, magazines or VHS tapes.

Book Group

The next meeting of the book group is Oct. 8, 2014. Join us to discuss Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson.

Museum Passes

The Library now has passes to the Peabody Essex Museum and Zoo New England in addition to to the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts.

To reserve passes please call or stop by the Circulation Desk (781.231.4168 ext. 12). Thank you to the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for funding the purchase of these museum passes.

Back to School in the Children’s Room

Starting Wednesday September 10, 2014 stop by on Wednesdays in September for the Round Table Drop-In.

All ages are welcome. We’ll leave the supplies out all day on the round table, so drop by anytime for fun & education with hands on art, science and other activities.

And don’t forget to check out the calendar to see what else is going on in the Children’s Room this month.

August 2014

Saugus Public Library Community Survey
Please help us to provide better library services for you. Complete this survey to win a raffle for a $30 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Survey must be returned by Friday, August 15, 2014.

Magic explained by the Museum of Science
Join us on Tuesday August 19 at 3 pm for Science Magic. Ever wonder how magic tricks really work? This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth without disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, and use electromagnetism to defy gravity.

For the grand finale, our educator demonstrates how science can make it safe to lie down on a real bed of nails!

Science Magic at the Saugus Public Library
Science Magic coming soon to the Saugus Public Library

 

This is a free program but space is limited. Please register in person, or call the library at 781.231.4168.

Perspective Class with Stephen Rich

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
11 am—1 pm
Sign up at the Saugus Public Library.
All ages and abilities are welcome.

Class will be held on the front lawn of the Roby School @ 23 Main Street.

Roby School, Saugus
Please bring your own chair & a clipboard.
The class & all materials are provided free of charge by Mr. Rich.

Mr. Rich is a talented architectural illustrator & teacher who shares his skills by offering this free class.

Book Group
The next meeting of the book group is August 13, 2014. Join us to discuss Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

Museum Passes

The library now has passes to the Peabody Essex Museum and Zoo New England in addition to to the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts.

To reserve passes please call or stop by the Circulation Desk (781.231.4168 ext. 12). Thank you to the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for funding the purchase of these new museum passes.

Summer Reading Is Not Just for Kids!

The Library’s summer reading program is going strong.

Adults, kids and teens, are all invited to participate. There will be prizes and surprises for everyone!

Kids! Teens! Adults!

Library Hours June 1, 2014 – Sept. 6, 2014

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

July 2014

Cooking Demonstration
Join us on Tuesday July 22 at 1 pm for a cooking demonstration & tasting on Cooking & Gardening with Edible Flowers. The presentation is by Creative Feast. This is a free program but space is limited. Please register in person, or call the library at 781.231.4168.
creativefeast
Book Group
The book group is not meeting in July. The next meeting is August 13, 2014. Join us to discuss Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

Museum Passes

The library now has passes to the Peabody Essex Museum and Zoo New England in addition to to the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts.

To reserve passes please call or stop by the Circulation Desk (781.231.4168 ext. 12). Thank you to the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library for funding the purchase of these new museum passes.

Summer Reading Is Not Just for Kids!

The Library’s summer reading program summer reading program has started.

Adults, kids and teens, are all invited to participate. There will be prizes and surprises for everyone!

Kids! Teens! Adults!

Library Hours June 1, 2014 – Sept. 6, 2014

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed July 4, 2014 in observance of the 4th of July

June 2014

Teen Craft
Summer reading is coming up! Get ready by joining us on Tuesday June 3 from 3 – 4 p.m. when we will be making bookmarks using paper, stamps, craft sticks and sharpies.
craftsticks
No registration is required for this free program.

Our Children’s Room is Planning an Event-packed Month

Check the calendar to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun activities planned for June!

Artist Gregory Maichack Returning to the Library
Popular artist Gregory Maichack will be presenting “Sublime Sunflowers,” a hands-on pastel workshop for adults. Learn to paint like the Masters, and bring home your own masterpiece!
Sunflower
Join us June 11, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. All skill levels are welcome.

Greg’s classes always fill quickly so please stop by the library to register. A $5.00 cash fee for materials is due at the time of registration.

 

Summer Reading Is Not Just for Kids

The Library’s summer reading program starts June 30th. Kids, teens and adults are all invited to participate. There will be prizes and surprises for everyone!

New Friends of the Saugus Public Library Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library will be held on Wednesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m.

At the meeting we will elect officers and board members for the coming year. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to join or renew their memberships and get involved. We’d love to see you!

Thank you for your support of the New Friends.