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Early Voting @ the SPL: February 24th through March 1st

Presidential Primary: Tuesday, March 5th

In-Person Early Voting for Presidential Primaries 2024

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, February 23rd through March 1st.

Saturday, February 24, 20249:00 am to 5:00 pm

(Also, last day to register to vote for March Election)

• No early voting Sunday

Monday, February 26, 20248:30 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 27, 20248:15 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, February 28, 20248:15 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, February 29, 20248:15 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, March 1, 20248:15 am to 12:30 pm

Math Tutoring for Students Grades K-12

Tutoring in mathematics for grades K-12 by students from the Pioneer Charter School of Science 2.

There is no charge and students from all schools are welcome. Tutoring will take place in the Community Room or in the Brooks Room (located on the second floor, indicated below with the letter B).

Tutors will be available in the Library from 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm as follows:

January: 3, 8, 17(B), 22, 24 (B), 29, 31 (B)

February: 5, 7, 12, 14 (B), 26, 28 (B)

March: 4, 6, 11, 13 (B), 18, 25, 27 (B)

 

 

Paint the Night Sky

Join us on March 11 from 6 – 7:30 for a painting class for adults with The Pop Up Art School.

Each participant will create a painting on canvas of a starry night sky. The presenters will provide instructions on proper brush techniques, how to stabilize the hand to allow for better fine motor control, how to create texture using different paint colors and brushstrokes, plus how to mix paint to create shadows and highlights.

By the end of the class, participants will not only have created a painting, but will have learned techniques for continuing on their own.

No experience is necessary. This is a free class with all materials provided, but space is limited. Please register on our events calendar or call 781.231.4168, ext3107.

How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

Book Study on Zoom and in Person
How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen By David Brooks

As David Brooks observes, “There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family,
school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make
them feel seen—to accurately know another person, to let them feel valued, heard, and
understood.”


From the Book: “On social media you can have the illusion of social contact without having to perform the gestures that actually build trust, care, and affection. On social media, stimulation replaces intimacy. There is judgment everywhere and understanding nowhere.”

All are welcome to join us for a five week discussion on this important book by journalist, David
Brooks. We will be meeting weekly at St. John’s starting on Tuesday, February 27th from
6:30-7:30 p.m. EST in person and on Zoom. If you would like to receive a link or would like
more information, please contact The Rev. John Beach, St. John’s Episcopal Church
revjbeach@gmail.com phone: 774 961 9881

2024 Bruins Pajama Drive!

The Saugus Public Library has once again teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in the annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive to benefit the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons.

The Saugus Library’s goal is to collect 50 pairs of new pajamas.  Pajamas donated will benefit local, homeless kids and teens. 

WHEN TO DONATE:  February 1st through February 29th, 2024

2 WAYS TO DONATE:  This year, you can donate to Cradles to Crayons Amazon Wishlist or enjoy shopping for them yourself! 

DONATE TO CRADLES TO CRAYONS AMAZON WISH LIST 

DROP OFF PAJAMAS:  The library is collecting new pairs of pajamas for children and teens:  size 12-18 mos. through adult medium.  No holiday pajamas, please.

MOST NEEDED SIZES:

GIRLS: 5/6 – 18/20 or adult S

BOYS: 7/8 – 18/20 or adult M

There is a collection bin at the library. 

Have fun shopping!  And thank you for remembering kids in need.