MINECRAFT GAMING: The Big Bad Wolf!
Saturday, March 18th at 10:30am
Register with your buddies for this special online MINECRAFT event! Can you defeat the Big Bad Wolf?
In this virtual coding workshop lead by TD3 Innovative Gaming, participants will go on Minecraft servers and then take to the woods to defeat the Big Bad Wolf!
Ages 5+. Link to online event calendar. Register using the form. Registrants will be sent a zoom link.
Home PC or laptop required, Chromebooks won’t work.
Manga & Anime Club!
Saturday, April 1st 10-11am in the Teen Room
Grade 6 and up.
Chat with friends about Manga and Anime, do a craft, and try a Japanese snack.
SPL CLOSED TODAY – March 4th, 2023
The Library will be closed today due to the winter storm and regional travel difficulties. Be warm, dry, and safe everyone!
POSTPONED – NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER.
Bento Boxes presented by Table for Two.
Learn how to make lunch the Japanese way! Join us to make 2 Japanese rice balls, one traditional triangle shape and one cute penguin. Turn cherry tomatoes into hearts and cucumbers into quick pickles. You will get your very own Bento box to take home.
Thursday, March 23, 4:30-6pm in the Community Room.
Age 11 and up.
Please sign up in advance, call or register online from our Events Calendar.
“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.”
Delayed Opening – 12 Noon: February 28, 2023
The Saugus Public Library will delay opening until at least 12 Noon on Tuesday, February 28th, due to the winter storm. Watch this space for further updates.
Delayed opening 10am
The library will be opening at 10 am this morning due to the ice.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
A Saturday Afternoon Celebration of the Arts @ the SPL
We will be celebrating the arts on Saturday, February 25th starting at 2:00 pm at the Saugus Public Library. We are hosting a classical music concert with the Rasa String Quartet in the Community Room and a public reception for photographer Eileen Estrich in the 1st Floor Reading Room. Both events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Formed in 2019, the Boston-based Rasa String Quartet consists of violinists Maura Shawn Scanlin and Kiyoshi Hayashi, violist Emma Powell, and cellist Mina Kim, who are graduates of the New England Conservatory, the Shepherd School of Music, and Yale University. Rasa String Quartet is the 2022-23 ensemble in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy (NH) and winners of the 2022 Associazione Europea Di Musica E Comunicazione International Chamber Music Competition (Italy,) the 2021 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (ATL,) and the 2020 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (OH.)Inspired by the connection between music and storytelling at the heart of folk traditions, Rasa String Quartet creates engaging and fresh programs that are approachable by a wide range of people, are inspired by a variety of different cultures, and highlight unknown composers.
The program for Saturday’s concert:
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate: Pisachi (Reveal)
Astor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires – Primavera Porteña, Invierno Porteño
Komitas Vardapet: Selections From Armenian Miniatures
3. Oh Nazan…
5. The Red Shawl
14. Song of the Little Partridge
6. Girl’s Dance (Shoushiki)
9. Stalk Along! (Qele Qele)
Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major “Kabardinian”
Rasa String Quartet will play from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
Eileen Estrich is a Revere photographer who captures the beauty of local beaches and environs. “Ebee” says she is “inspired daily by the natural beauty along the shoreline. Photography has been a constant interest for me since I first used a 35 mm at 18 years old, and I still delight in capturing the natural beauty of light & color, on textures and shapes, especially along a beach.
This appreciation of nature’s gifts also applies to my other artistic works in charcoal, pastels, pen & ink, acrylics, stationary, and ceramics. My happiness grows when I can bring a smile to someone with a gift of beauty, as with a piece of art.
My memberships include GALA (Galleries At Lynn Arts), The Greater Lynn Photographic Association, Lynn Shutter Society, Revere Community Arts Partnership, and Marblehead Arts Association. It was an honor to have been asked to exhibit large prints of historic Lynn in their esteemed Lynn Public Library, and Lynn City Hall, which have been there for a few years now.
Now it is an honor to share these beautiful images with Saugus Public Library.”
Stop by to hear some wonderful music, mingle, and view inspiring local images. The reception will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
SPL closed Monday, Feb. 20th
The Saugus Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of Presidents Day. We will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 21st.
Manga & Anime Club March 4
Saturday, March 4th 10-11 am in the Teen Room
Chat with friends, make a craft, and try a Japanese snack.
6th grade and up.
2023 BOSTON BRUINS PJ DRIVE
We’re Jammin! 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 100 pairs of new pajamas. Many of the pajamas donated will benefit local homeless kids and teens.
WHEN TO DONATE: February 1st through March 15th, 2023
2 WAYS TO DONATE: This year, you can donate either by making a monetary donation directly to the pajama drive, or by shopping for them yourself!
MONETARY DONATION: To make a donation, follow this link: DONATE DIRECTLY TO THE PJ DRIVE
PJ DONATION: The library is collecting new pairs of pajamas for children and teens: size 2T 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.