All About Crystals Dec. 1


Grade 5 and up, adults also welcome.

Thursday, December 1st , 5:30-6:30 pm in the Brooks Room

Leeza will be showcasing some of her favorite crystals from her personal collection. She will talk about geological & metaphysical aspects of crystals, and how to cleanse and charge any stone. Learn which chakras particular crystals associate with, and how to make 2 types of crystal grids.

There will be a crystal giveaway at the end of the workshop!

Please sign up in advance. Call 781-231-4168, come to the Reference Desk, or sign up online from our Events Calendar.

Dec. 15th: Introduction to Hanukkah (ZOOM)

Learn about Hanukkah — a fun-filled eight-day festival celebrated by people all around the word who practice the Jewish faith — in this virtual presentation from the Lappin Foundation. 

Hanukkah is a holiday honoring the Maccabees’s victory over King Antiochus, who forbade Jews to practice their religion. It is celebrated on the 25th day of Kislev (the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar), which is generally in late November to mid-December. For eight nights, candles are lit in a menorah, a candelabrum with spaces for nine candles — one for each night plus a helper candle called the shamash. On each night, one more candle is added and lit. During the lighting, people recite special blessings and prayers. Families also play games, sing songs, and exchange gifts during the celebration. 

The Lappin Foundation is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that provides exciting programs for children, teens and adults that spark an interest in Jewish living and learning, as well as foster positive relationships through education with individuals of all faiths. The Foundation’s core mission is to enhance Jewish identity across generations. Learn more about the Foundation HERE.

Register directly on Zoom HERE.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library in partnership with the Saugus Public Library and other regional libraries.

Teen Take & Makes

Teen Take & Makes will be available in December.

Bags will be located in front of the Teen Room door.

Stop by and pick up a bag to take home and make the craft.

Once you are finished, send us a picture so we can share it.

Crafts include paper fans with watercolors, dot-to-dot meditation sheets with pencil, wood bookmarks with colored pencils, and round cardboard boxes with washi tape.



Thanksgiving Hours @ the SPL

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will close early, at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, November 23rd.

We will remain closed on Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th.

We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 26th.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday, everyone!


Wed., Nov. 23rd: Open 9 am to 1 pm

Thurs., Nov. 24th: CLOSED

Fri., Nov. 25th: CLOSED

Sat., Nov. 26th: Open 9 am to 4:30 pm

Policy Watch: Meeting & Study Room Policy

The Library’s Board of Trustees approved a revision to the Meeting Rooms Use Policy at its Nov. 10th meeting. The policy includes the following revisions:

  • Clarifies language pertaining to the fact that since the rooms are in great demand, private use (that is, use by non-library or Town of Saugus groups) is not allowed on a frequent or regularly-scheduled basis for any private group or individual. Therefore, groups which need the rooms for regular meetings are encouraged to investigate alternative sites for regularly-scheduled or frequent meetings.
  • Reorganizes the layout of the policy to ensure like clauses are listed together.
  • Corrects a couple of minor typographical errors.

New Museum Pass: North Shore Children’s Museum

We are offering discounted passes to an exciting new venue on the North Shore. The passes will be available beginning Thursday, November 3rd.

The North Shore Children’s Museum believes an accessible and inclusive museum must address each visitor’s experience.

The North Shore Children’s Museum features hands-on exhibits designed to provide a fun and enriching learning experience for children ages 2-10. Located in downtown Peabody, the museum is located in the heart of the North Shore, serving children from Northeast Massachusetts and beyond. 

The NSCM is open:

Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Passes may be reserved here. Cost of admission:

Children under 12 months: $0

Adults and children age 12 months+: $12

Adults and children using library pass discount: $6

Adults and children with EBT Card: $3

Early Voting @ the SPL: Oct. 22 – Nov. 4

In-Person Early Voting for State Election 2022

Saugus Public Library, Community Room: 295 Central Street (Taylor Street Entrance)


Please note: The ongoing Book Sale in the Community Room will be unavailable beginning Friday, October 21st through Friday, November 4th.


1st Week

Saturday, October 22nd: 9 am to 3 pm


Monday, October 24th: 9 am to 3 pm

Tuesday, October 25th: 9 am to 2 pm

Wednesday, October 26th9 am to 2 pm

Thursday, October 27th: 9 am to 2 pm

Friday, October 28th: 9 am to 11 am


Week 2

Saturday, October 29th: 9 am to 5 pm


Monday, October 31st: 8:30 am to 7 pm

Tuesday, November 1st: 8:15 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, November 2nd: 8:15 to 5 pm

Thursday, November 3rd: 8:15 to 5 pm

Friday, November 4th: 8:15 to 12:30 pm