September 2016

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 2 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Fall Hours start September 12

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

Closed Sunday

Founders’ Day Book Sale

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library is having its Annual Book Sale on Founders’ Day, Saturday, September 10. This is the time to stock up!

Between the hours of 8:00 -9:00 a.m., New Friends showing a valid 2016 Membership Card will be given the opportunity to peruse and purchase any of the new book donations before the general public.

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An Evening with Local Author Tom Sheehan

Join us on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30pm for an evening with local author Tom Sheehan. A member of the Saugus High School Class of 1947, Boston College graduate and Korean War veteran, Tom has written over 20 books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction and been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes and a Georges Simenon Fiction Award.

Adult Coloring Class

Join us on September 28 at 10:00 am for a relaxing and creative experience. All materials provided. No experience necessary!

Children’s Room

Welcome back from summer vacation!

This fall we have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, teen volunteers, and more!

View the Children’s Calendar for events and programs.

Hoopla

hoopla
Now you can stream or download thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, ebooks, audiobooks and comics through Hoopla Digital.

Saugus residents can enjoy ten titles per month – download the hoopla app on your smartphone or tablet or click the hoopla logo and “log in” to create a new account with your library card to get started!

Consumer Reports

consumer reports
We’re excited to offer access to Consumer Reports online.

Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to research the best products in hundreds of categories, or stop by the library and use one of ours. Click on the logo and enter your Saugus Public Library card number and PIN to get started!

August 2016

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 2 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Henna Workshop for Teens!

Tuesday, August 16th, 4-6pm.

Drop by the Community Room to get your own Henna Tattoo by certified Henna Artist, Mandy Roberge.

Children’s Room

Join us for an end of summer reading party Thursday August 18th at 3:30.

This summer we have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, planting, teen volunteers, and more!

View the Children’s Calendar for events and programs.

Adult Coloring Class

Join us on August 24 at 10:00 am for a relaxing and creative experience. All materials provided. No experience necessary!

Hoopla

hoopla
Now you can stream or download thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, ebooks, audiobooks and comics through Hoopla Digital.

Saugus residents can enjoy ten titles per month – download the hoopla app on your smartphone or tablet or click the hoopla logo and “log in” to create a new account with your library card to get started!

Consumer Reports

consumer reports
We’re excited to offer access to Consumer Reports online.

Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to research the best products in hundreds of categories, or stop by the library and use one of ours. Click on the logo and enter your Saugus Public Library card number and PIN to get started!

Summer Reading Is not Just for Kids!

Ready, Set, Read!
Ready, Set, Read!

Our 2016 Summer Reading Theme is Wellness, Fitness, and Sports.

Find new books, explore new interests and enjoy reading during the beautiful summer months! Read on the beach, in your backyard, on a park bench, or anywhere else you can imagine.

July 2016

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 2 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Book Group

Please join us on Wednesday July 13 at 6 pm to discuss
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Our next meeting is August 10 to discuss
Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee.

Adult Coloring Class

Join us on July 20 at 10:00 am for a relaxing and creative experience. All materials provided. No experience necessary!

Children’s Room

Loin Jungle Jim for the Reading Olympics on Tue, July 26, 4pm – 5pm

This awesome balloon magic show contains Jim’s signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling and improvisation with over 15 volunteers taking part. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our “athletes” will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how important reading and staying active work together.

View the Children’s Calendar for more events and programs.

This summer we have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, planting, teen volunteers, and more!

Summer Reading Is not Just for Kids!

Ready, Set, Read!
Ready, Set, Read!

Our 2016 Summer Reading Theme is Wellness, Fitness, and Sports.

Find new books, explore new interests and enjoy reading during the beautiful summer months! Read on the beach, in your backyard, on a park bench, or anywhere else you can imagine.

June 2016

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 2 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

New Friends Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who supported the New Friends Fundraiser at
Hannaford Supermarket this month.

Book Group

Please join us at our next meeting Wednesday June 8th at 6 pm to discuss The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith.

Color Your World with Pastels!

Create your own painting from a still life in this pastel painting class for young adults and adults.

Thursday, June 9th, 4-6pm.

No experience necessary. All materials will be provided.
Call or come in to sign up.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading starts June 23 for kids, teens and adults. Stop by the library for school reading or a great vacation read!

Mae West

Delvena Theatre Company is returning to the library to present An Evening with Mae West and W.C. Fields. Please join us on Wednesday June 22 at 6:30 pm. Mae West comes to life as she chats with Fields in the dressing room of their 1940 movie set of My Little Chickadee.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

Children’s Room

Start the summer with stories, music and frozen treats. Storyteller Alicia Quintano will be presenting her program 7th Inning Stretch on Monday June 27 at 4:00 pm. Please register at the Children’s Desk.

View the Children’s Calendar for more events and programs.

We have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, science and building programs, sewing, planting, music, teen volunteers, book clubs, and more!

May 2016

Hours thru May

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

Closed Saturday May 28, 2016
Closed Monday May 30, 2016

 

Welcome to Our Permanent Director

Please join the Trustees and staff of the library in welcoming our permanent Director, Brian Hodgdon.

New Friends Fundraiser

The New Friends of Saugus Public Library is having a Fundraiser.

Please shop at Hannaford Supermarket, Route 1, Saugus during the month of May.
For every purchase of a blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag, the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library will receive $1.00 to help fulfill their mission of support for the library.

Help the New Friends help the library!

Book Group

The book group will not be meeting in May. Please join us at our next meeting Wednesday June 8th at 6 pm to discuss The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith.

Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast

Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast is returning to the Saugus Public Library. Join us for Edible Landscaping – Latest Garden Design on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

Enjoy a cooking demo and sample edible flowers.

Seating is limited for this free program for adults. Please contact the library to reserve a seat.

Children’s Room

View the Children’s Calendar for upcoming events and programs.

We have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, science and building programs, sewing, planting, music, teen volunteers, book clubs, and more!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading starts soon for kids, teens and adults. Stop by the library for school reading or a great vacation read!

Color Your World with Pastels!

Create your own painting from a still life in this pastel painting class for young adults and adults.

Thursday, June 9th, 4-6pm.

No experience necessary. All materials will be provided.
Call or come in to sign up.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

April 2016

Join us to Celebrate National Library Week
Celebrate National Library Week

Stop in at the library for books, movies and your favorite music. Pull up a chair and read one of our newspapers or magazines. Bring back those overdue items this week and your fines will be forgiven. While you’re here, meet our two new children’s librarians and see what exciting programs they are planning.

The library will be closed Patriot’s Day, Monday April 18, 2016.

March 2016

Hours
Friday March 25 open 9am – 1pm

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

 
Books in Bloom

The Saugus Garden Club and New Friends of Saugus Public Library are once again co-sponsoring the Saugus Garden Club’s “Books in Bloom” exhibit. This show is an exhibition of flower arrangements that interpret a book’s title, cover or theme.

The show will begin on Friday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday, March 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to participate by submitting a flower arrangement or stopping by the Library to view the arrangements and welcome in the Spring season.

If you are interested in choosing a book and making a flower arrangement to complement it, instructions and entry forms are available at the Library. There will be no judging — just bouquets of fun!

Bookgroup

Please join us Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6 pm. to discuss A Week in Winter.

Boston Bruins PJ Drive

The 9th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive is taking place February 1 – March 15, 2016 at the Saugus Public Library

DONATE NEW PAJAMAS: The Library is collecting new pajamas (sizes 4/5T – 18/20)

DONATE FUNDS: $10.00 provides one child with a pair of new pajamas. Please make checks payable to Cradles to Crayons.

QUESTIONS? mamorgan@noblenet.org or 781-231-4168 ext 14

HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of thousands of local children in need. For more information visit www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston

Children’s Room

View the Children’s Calendar for upcoming events and programs in March.

We have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, science and building programs, sewing, planting, music, teen volunteers, book clubs, and more!

Henna Workshop for Young Adults

Drop in to get a beautiful henna tattoo on Thursday March 24th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. There is no charge for this free program for Grades 6 and up.

 

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Try Zinio Digital Magazines. All you need is your library card.

January/February 2016

Hours
Closed Monday February 15, 2016

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

 

Boston Bruins PJ Drive
Thank you Boston Bruins!

Bookgroup

Please join us Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6 pm. to discuss Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Coloring Class

Join us on Wednesday February 3 from 10 – 11:30 am. No experience necessary. Space is limited so please call the library to reserve a space.

  • Create!
  • Relax!
  • Learn a new skill!

Children’s Room

View the Children’s Calendar for upcoming events and programs in February.

We have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, science and building programs, sewing, planting, music, teen volunteers, book clubs, and more!

 

Try Zinio Digital Magazines. All you need is your library card.
Try Zinio Digital Magazines. All you need is your library card.

December 2015

Hours
Thursday Dec. 24: 9 – 1
Friday Dec. 25: closed
Saturday Dec. 26: closed

Thursday Dec. 31: 9 – 1
Friday January 1: closed

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

 

Winter Wonderland at Saugus Public Library
Winter Wonderland at Saugus Public Librarly

Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 – 1:00

Join the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library

Crafts! Games! Other Holiday Fun! Small Gifts to Buy

Snowy Storytime at 10:30 in the Children’s Room

Plus a Winter Poem Scavenger Hunt and Holiday Trivia

Fun for the Whole Family!

Bookgroup

The book group will not be meeting in December. Happy Holidays! Please join us Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 6 pm. to discuss Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

Holiday Crafts for Young Adults 6th grade and up

Drop in Tuesday, December 8th from 3-5pm on the Second Floor

  • Design your own magnets
  • Color a duck
  • Create a creature

Food for Fines

The library is having it’s annual Food for Fines campaign. Just for the holidays, you can bring in non-perishable food for a local food pantry and take care of your fines. Donations will be accepted Nov. 1 thru Dec. 31.

Children’s Room

View the Children’s Calendar for upcoming events and programs in December.

We have programs for all ages! Storytimes, playgroups, crafts, science and building programs, sewing, planting, music, teen volunteers, book clubs, and more!

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