Summer 2015

Summer Hours

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

 

Bookgroup

The book group will be meeting Wednesday August 12 at 6 pm to discuss the book The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

Our next book will be The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.

Magic by Scott Jameson

Thursday, August 6 at 6:30
Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it! Sponsored by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.

Summer Reading is in Full Swing at the Library

Kids, teens and adults are invited to join the fun.

View the Children’s Calendar for upcoming events and programs this summer. Bookgroups, Playgroups, Doodling Club and more!

Teens – Finish that summer and join us for an End of the summer party!
Friday, August 12 from 10-2pm.
Try a variety of games and challenges, then stay for a pizza lunch!

Check out the newest arrivals at the library! Get some suggestions for your summer reading. Click on a title to find more about the item or click on the More button to sign up for email notice of new arrivals.

 
Come to the Adult Book Group. Our selection for August 2015 is Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. Wednesday Aug 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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May 2015

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

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

 

Jim the Storyteller

Wednesday May 13 at 6:30 pm.

Come and see Jim LaChapelle the Storyteller. He’s been telling stories throughout New England for many years to young and old alike. Journey with Jim from East Asia, to the Philippines, Africa, and back to North America. Jim will tell family friendly stories that will be enjoyed by all.

This free event is proudly sponsored by the Saugus Library Foundation.

Do you have too much “stuff”?

Join us on Tuesday May 19, at 6:30 p.m. for “Clutter Control” when Dave Downs will show us how to declutter. Tips, strageties and a few laughs about our love/hate relationship with STUFF!

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library have generously sponsored this event.

 

May is a Busy Month in the Children’s Room

Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs

 

Curious About Databases?

Start with an introduction to HeritageQuest, a collection of genealogical & historical sources, including U. S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more . . .

Call our Reference Department to sign up for a class, 781-231-4168 x16. Basic computer skills are needed.

Last Teen Craft before the Summer!

Join us on Tuesday, May 5 at 3:30pm. when we will be making cork pendants.

This is a free program for ages 12 and up.

Book Group

Our selection for May 13 is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

 

 

 

April 2015

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

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

Closed Good Friday, April 3, 2015

Thank you to SAVE

Just in time for Spring. Thank you to local organization SAVE, Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment, for donating several beautiful books about wildflowers to the library. Discover some surprising ways to find them, use them and grow them in your yard.

April is a Busy Month in the Children’s Room

Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs

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.

Curious About Databases?

Start with an introduction to HeritageQuest, a collection of genealogical & historical sources, including U. S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more . . .

Call our Reference Department to sign up for a class, 781-231-4168 x16. Basic computer skills are needed.

Teen Craft!

Join us on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30pm. We will be making organizers out of shoe boxes. Yes, shoe boxes!

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

Book Group

Please join us April 8 at 6:00 pm to discuss And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

Our selection for May 13 is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

Lizzie Borden and the Forty Whacks!

Join us on Wednesday April 15 at 6:30 when The Delvena Theatre Company presents Lizzie Borden and the Forty Whacks.

On a scorching hot day in Fall River, back in August of 1892, a heinous crime occurred.
Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused, tried, and acquitted for the vicious axe murders of
her father and stepmother. This true unsolved mystery has fascinated people for over 100 years.  Did she or didn’t she? You be the jury in this trial reenactment .

Please call or stop by the library to reserve seats. Space is limited for this free program.

Author Barbara Berenson will be at the Library

Author Barbara Berenson will discuss her latest book, Boston and the Civil War. Bostonians played a leading role in persuading President Lincoln to wage war against slavery. Join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm for a discussion with historian Barbara Berenson.

No registration is required for this free program. Refreshments will be provided by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.

Learn to Draw Manga Figures

Join us on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:30 am.  Shauna Leva, a classically trained working illustrator is presenting a workshop on drawing Manga. If you like Manga or like to draw, this is the workshop for you! No experience necessary.

Please call or stop by to register for this free program for ages 12 and up.

For Fans of Downton Abbey

Join us on Thursday, April 30, 2015  at 6:30 pm  when historian Jennifer Pustz explores the lives of servants in New England during the 19th and 20th centuries. Jennifer provides a fascinating look at the lives of these hard working servants. Tea anyone?

No registration is required for this free program sponsored by the Saugus Library Foundation.

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.

Our selection for May 13 is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

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.