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Summer Concerts @ the Iron Works: June 24th – Mamadou

Join us for a free concert at the Saugus Iron Works each Wednesday evening this summer.

Shows start at 6:00 pm. at 244 Central Street in Saugus.

On Wednesday, July 17th, Mamadou, a world-class ensemble showcasing the original musical works of Senegalese luminary Mamadou Diop. Having shared the stage and collaborated with countless African greats including Baaba Maal, Mamadou Jimi Mbaye and Mbaye Dieye Faye in the Madison Band (formerly of Youssou Ndour), Thione Seck, Nicolas Menheim and Papa Seck in the band Africando, the Grand Soda Mama, and many others, Mamadou introduced his signature rhythm guitar sound around the world.

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Our complete 2024 lineup:

July 10th: Squeezebox Stompers (Cajun & Zydeco)

July 17th: Memorylaners (50s, 60s, 70s)

July 24th: Mamadou (World Music, West African Rhythms)

July 31st: Sweet Soul Sounds (Motown, Funk, Hip Hop)

August 7th: Atwater & Donnelly (Trad. American & Celtic Folk & Dance)

August 14th: Ditto (Folk & Rock: 60s and 70s)

August 21st: Headlands (Folk, Country, Americana Pop)

August 28th: Jumpstreet (Rock, R&B, Blues, & Jazz)

Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic! Enjoy a summer evening at the historic Saugus Iron Works with great music and friends!

Partially funded through a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

2024 Summer Reading Starts Mon, June 17th!

2024 Summer Reading Program: Read, Renew, Repeat! 

Kids read the books they love, log their reading, and win awesome prizes!  They’ll learn about conservation, and enjoy free programs, crafts and activities.  This year’s program starts on Monday, June 17, 2024 and runs through Friday, August 23, 2024.  It is geared towards kids in PreK-6th grade (ages 4-12).

Starting Monday, June 17th: 

  1. Register for this year’s challenge using the Beanstack app – or register in person at the Saugus Public Library.  Beanstack is loaded with stories and activities to do at home and cool educational videos, like this Live wolf howl!
  2. Read at least 20 minutes per day
  3. Log your Reading
  4. Win Prizes: like watercolors, plush animals, bouncy balls, and books!  You’ll be entered into drawings for vouchers to Soc’s, Banana Splitz, McDonald’s, Prince Pizzeria, Kane’s Donuts, Crumbl Cookie, Roller World, Paradise Family Golf, Swan Boats, Tiger Institute Tae Kwan Do, In the Game, Canobie Lake, North Shore Music Theater and much, more!

It’s all free, all summer at the Saugus Public Library! 

Check out our programs like Ice Cream Storytime, Science with Ms. Steph, Pokemon Camp, plus Summer Reading Together, a reading enrichment program with Miss Toniann for rising 1st-4th graders.

We’ll also host special visits by Wildlife Encounters, Vinny the Bubble Guy, the Saugus Fire & Police Departments, Magic and Bubbles with Ed Popielarczyk, Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals, Henry the Juggler, Toe Jam Puppet Band and more! 

For all the details out check the library’s online event calendar, and our Kid’s Summer Reading brochure.  We can’t wait to see you!

 

8/8/2024: Henry the Juggler

An all-ages show!

Where: Saugus Iron Works

When: Thursday, August 8th, 2024, 10:30 am

Henry the Juggler (alias Henry Lappen) is considered armed (and legged) and dangerous. He is known to cause spontaneous outbursts of laughter. He speaks little, but says a great deal through his expression and body language (and road signs!). He has in his possession BALLS, CLUBS, RINGS, TORCHES and other apparatus of his trade. He is capable of walking on a thin wire high above the ground. He is known to change his height through the use of stilts.

Sponsored by a generous grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Summer Concerts @ the Iron Works: July 17th – Memorylaners

Join us for a free concert at the Saugus Iron Works each Wednesday evening this summer.

Shows start at 6:00 pm. at 244 Central Street in Saugus.

On Wednesday, July 17th, local favorites the Memorylaners (featuring Howie, John, Ann, and Mike) will perform hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s as well as doo wop.

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Our complete 2024 lineup:

July 10th: Squeezebox Stompers (Cajun & Zydeco)

July 17th: Memorylaners (50s, 60s, 70s)

July 24th: Mamadou (World Music, West African Rhythms)

July 31st: Sweet Soul Sounds (Motown, Funk, Hip Hop)

August 7th: Atwater & Donnelly (Trad. American & Celtic Folk & Dance)

August 14th: Ditto (Folk & Rock: 60s and 70s)

August 21st: Headlands (Folk, Country, Americana Pop)

August 28th: Jumpstreet (Rock, R&B, Blues, & Jazz)

Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic! Enjoy a summer evening at the historic Saugus Iron Works with great music and friends!

Partially funded through a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Music @ the Iron Works: July 10th – Squeezebox Stompers

The Squeezebox Stompers is a Boston area Americana Roots band. They’ve performed Americana, Cajun, zydeco, blues, folk, and originals all over New England for the past 15 years. Members of the band have received Boston Music Awards and Songwriting Awards. They are noted for their step-lively up-beat music inspiring audiences to get up and dance. Their instrumentation includes accordion, keyboards, fiddle, saxophone, harmonica, penny whistle, guitar, bass, and drums. The Squeezebox Stompers guarantee a rockin’ good time.

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Our 2024 lineup:

July 10th: Squeezebox Stompers (Cajun & Zydeco)

July 17th: Memorylaners (50s, 60s, 70s)

July 24th: Mamadou (World Music, West African Rhythms)

July 31st: Sweet Soul Sounds (Motown, Funk, Hip Hop)

August 7th: Atwater & Donnelly (Trad. American & Celtic Folk & Dance)

August 14th: Ditto (Folk & Rock: 60s and 70s)

August 21st: Headlands (Folk, Country, Americana Pop)

August 28th: Jumpstreet (Rock, R&B, Blues, & Jazz)

Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic! Enjoy a summer evening at the historic Saugus Iron Works with great music and friends!

Partially funded through a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Art @ the SPL: Armand Caruso

First Floor Reading Room

Saugus Public Library

July through September, 2024

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Armand Caruso is a talented and accomplished Fine Artist.

At a young age he began to draw and always wanted to become an artist. He studied art in school and continued throughout his early years.

A graduate from art school, Studying Graphic Design, Illustration and Fine Art. He was employed as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for various Advertising Companies Printers and Corporations in and around the Boston area.

When he retired from the cooperate world, he continued with his art as an illustrator and muralist working on several personal and commissioned projects. For the past 20 years he has dedicated himself to painting scenic landscapes and seascapes.

 A passion for Nature and the Ocean, his work is a unique style of realism and impressionism. His Primary medium is in Acrylics on canvas and Watercolors.

Armand has always had a desire and love of the arts, that is evident in his artwork, and it continues to be a major focus in his life.  His work has been received enthusiastically.

 

Upcycled Feather Wall Hanging

Ages 10-18

Friday, July 12th, 11:00-12:30 in the Community Room.

Please sign up using our Events Calendar starting on June 28.

Get ready to turn upcycled materials into an amazing wall hanging for your
room! You’ll use strips of leftover fabric to create a backdrop for feathers
made from fringed pages of old books. If you want, you can give the
feathers a splash of color with watercolor paint. This project is sustainable,
and perfect for adding a personal touch to your space!