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.

May 2014

Teen Craft
Join us on Tuesday May 6th from 3 – 4 p.m. when we will be making candy sushi.
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To register for this free program for ages 11 – 18 stop by the Reference Desk, call 781.231.4168 ext. 17, or email lejeune@noblenet.org.

Our Children’s Room is Planning an Event-packed Month
Please join us Monday, May 12 at 6:30 pm when author Stuart Murphy will discuss visual learning and childhood literacy.

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And don’t forget to check the calendar to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun activities planned for May, like Stem Saturdays!

 

Ambassador Jim Jeffrey will be at the Town Hall
The Foundation for the Saugus Public Library is proud to present Ambassador Jeffrey at The Ellen Burns Speaker Forum.

Please join us on Thursday, May 15th from 7 – 9 pm at Saugus Town Hall.

Ambassador Jeffrey will speak on the role of civil discourse and building consensus in diplomacy, including his experiences in Iraq and the White House.

Ambassador Jim Jeffrey
Ambassador Jim Jeffrey

For more information about this program or the Foundation: saugusplf@gmail.com

Author Marilynne K. Roach is Coming to the Library

Join us Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her latest book “Six Women of Salem: the Untold Story of the Accused and their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials”.

This free event is sponsored by the New Friends of Saugus Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

New Friends of the Saugus Public Library

The Friends are having a fudge sale just in time for Mother’s Day. The fudge is $8 a pound and available in chocolate or chocolate walnut. Proceeds benefit the Library.

In addition, on Monday, May 5 the Friends are promoting Kelly’s
Restaurant for dinner. The Friends will receive a portion of the
proceeds when anyone presents a coupon for their meal. Please get your coupons before going as they can not be handed out at Kelly’s.

We also have bookbags with the Saugus Public Library logo
which are available at the circulation desk for $3 each.

Thank you for your support of the New Friends.