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See Pete Jackson’s Fun Magic Show!

Join us Saturday May 18, 2024 from 2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM.
 
Magician Pete Jackson’s funny show is packed full of fun, magical effects, and a Magic Bunny! Designed to be enjoyed by all ages, Magician Pete uses audience participation as much as possible and gets everyone involved. The Magic Bunny even does a trick or two. There will be magic, comedy, and a bunny!  
 
Ages 5 to adult. Registration required. See our Events Calendar on our website to register.

Planning for Medicare: April 30th

Led by Heather Hurd, Medicare Outreach Consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, this program is geared towards individuals approaching Medicare Eligibility, Topics covered include health insurance information outside of employer sponsored coverage, such as an explanation of Medicare, the Medicare enrollment timeline, Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans and programs available to early retirees, and COBRA. This is a great presentation for seniors who may still be working and looking to transition.

Register for this program here.

Art Workshop with Local Artist Kelly Slater

Local artist and tree enthusiast Kelly Slater and the Saugus Public Library invite you to participate in a  workshop on depicting trees. Using a wide variety of playful and relaxing techniques, we will most definitely be “coloring outside the lines.” As we look deeply at trees, we will create our own unique and heartfelt interpretations of their awe-inspiring forms.   

Photos of distinguished trees of Saugus will be provided.  However, we strongly encourage students to bring a photo or two of their own distinguished Saugus trees.  Students will have the opportunity to exhibit one or more of their tree depictions at the library’s May exhibit, “Distinguished Trees of Saugus.”

The workshop is on Saturday April 20, and will run from 11:30 am to 3 pm, with a 30-minute break midway through.  It is appropriate for all skill levels and for ages high school on up.  Both the workshop and materials are free of charge. 

Advance registration is required.  To reserve your seat register online starting April 1 on our events calendar at sauguspubliclibrary.org/events

For any questions about the course content, email Kelly at kellyslaterart@hotmail.com with “Distinguished Trees Workshop” in the subject line.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Math Tutoring for 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 on most Mondays and Wednesdays:

April 22 – Community Room

April 24 – Brooks Room

April 29 – Community Room

May 6 – Community Room

May 8 – Brooks Room

May 13 – Community Room

May 15 – Community Room

May 20 – Community Room

May 22 – Brooks Room

 

Books in Bloom: April 5th & 6th

Spring is here and it’s time once again for Books in Bloom weekend.

What is Books in Bloom? Sponsored by the Saugus Garden Club, Books in Bloom is an annual event where local flower enthusiasts put together floral arrangements that interpret a book’s title, book jacket, or theme. Each arrangement contains some fresh plant material (foliage, flowers etc.) and, of course, a book. Showings take place in various locations around the library on Friday, April 5th (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Saturday, April 6th (9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). 

Come by the SPL, take a stroll around, and enjoy the creative arrangements!

It will put a spring in your step!

Tony Gangi’s Italian American Street Culture & the Street Organ

Join us for this free program, no registration required! Tony Gangi’s Italian American Street Culture & the Street Organ.

Join Tony Gangi, featured on WCVB TV, as he describes how the hand-cranked street organ was a key part of Italian culture, especially in the Boston area during the early days of Italian immigration to the United States. Toni will play music, answer questions, and provide you with an enjoyable hour of entertainment! No reservations required.

Monday May 13 at 6:30 PM