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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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!

 

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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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November 2015

Hours

Hours
The library will be closed on Veterans’ Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

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

 

Save the Date
gala
The Saugus Public Library Foundation is hosting a Gala and Silent Auction on November 14, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. ~ 10:00 p.m. Enjoy a night out while supporting the library. Sample gourmet hors d’oeuvres, sip on a drink (cash bar) and listen to music while bidding at the silent auction. The Foundation will be unveiling their “Readers Make Good Leaders” campaign.

Tickets are available for purchase at the library or online.

See Event Details Become a Gala Sponsor Donate to the Silent Auction Buy Tickets

Bookgroup

The book group will be meeting Wednesday November 18 at 6 pm. to discuss Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom.

Holiday Crafts for Young Adults 6th grade and up

Drop-in Thursday, November 12 from 3-5pm

  • Decorate pressboard boxes with washi tape, stamps, markers and gems.
  • Fill clear glass ornaments with paint and swirl the colors for unique designs
  • Make beaded necklaces and bracelets.
  • Follow easy instructions to make origami boxes and Christmas trees.

Children’s Room

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

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

Dave Downs is Returning!

The New Friends have invited him back to present Clutter Control II: Downsizing Your Stuff. Join us November 17 at 6 pm for this free program. If Dave didn’t inspire you to de-clutter after his last visit, come hear how you can avoid getting cluttered in the first place!

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October 2015

Hours

Hours
The library will be closed on Columbus Day: Monday, October 12, 2015.

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

 

Save the Date
gala
The Saugus Public Library Foundation is hosting a Gala and Silent Auction on November 14, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. ~ 10:00 p.m. Enjoy a night out while supporting the library. Sample gourmet hors d’oeuvres, sip on a drink (cash bar) and listen to music while bidding at the silent auction. The Foundation will be unveiling their “Readers Make Good Leaders” campaign.

Tickets will be available soon for purchase at the library or online.

Bookgroup

The book group will be meeting Wednesday October 14 at 6 pm. to discuss The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

Birds of Prey

Jim Parks of Wingmasters is bringing a live presentation of birds of prey to the library. The Saugus Garden Club and the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are co-sponsoring this free program on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Children’s Room

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

And be sure to stop in on Saturday October 31 for Silly, Scary, Creepy: Stories, Songs & Craft. Bring the whole family in costume for silly stories,scary songs, and a creepy craft!

Teen Crafts

Zombies at the Library
Join us Friday, October 30, from 3 – 4 pm to decorate Zombie cookies.

Dave Downs is Returning!

The New Friends have invited him back to present Clutter Control II: Downsizing Your Stuff. Join us November 17 at 6 pm for this free program. If Dave didn’t inspire you to de-clutter after his last visit, come hear how you can avoid getting cluttered in the first place!

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September 2015

Hours

Summer Hours
The library will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 2:00 pm

Fall Hours
September 14 to Memorial Day Weekend
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

 

Bookgroup

The book group will be meeting Wednesday September 9 at 6 pm to discuss the book The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.

Children’s Room

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

Cooking with Chocolate

Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm.

Join Chef/Instructor Liz Barbour as she uses chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for desert. Add in Liz’s easy cooking tips and you are on your way to creating great meals you can prepare at home.

Enjoy a cooking demonstration and sampling featuring fresh edible flowers.

Space is limited so please call the library to reserve a place.

Back to school and Summer Reading is Over

We’d like to thank all the local businesses and organizations who supported kids reading and creating this summer.

Thanks to The Saugus Iron Works, the Saugus Public Schools, Webster First Federal Credit Union, the Topsfield Fair, the Saugus Cultural Council, the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library, and the Saugus Public Library Foundation. Thanks too for donations from Trader Joe’s, Arts & Craftsman Supply, Rte 1 Mini Golf, Prince Pizzeria, Barnes & Nobles, Soc’s Ice Cream, Kane’s Donuts, Banana Splits, McDonalds, and the Hair Cuttery.

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