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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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.