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Vineyard Community Church Good Friday Service
April 3, 2015 (7:30 pm)

Saugus Churches Annual Easter Sunrise Service
April 5, 2015 (6:00 am)

Vineyard Community Church Easter Services
April 5, 2015 (9:00 am)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
April 8, 2015 (7:00 pm)

North Shore Computer Society Presentation on Identity Theft Prevention
April 9, 2015 (7:00 pm)

1st Congregational Church Friday Night (En)Lights
April 10, 2015 (6:30 pm)

Saugus Public Schools Pre-School Registration
April 13, 2015 (9:00 am)

Rumney Marsh Toastmasters on Tour
April 13, 2015 (7:00 pm)

Saugus Garden Club Annual Open Meeting and Fundraiser
April 15, 2015 (6:00 pm)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
April 15, 2015 (7:00 pm)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
April 22, 2015 (7:00 pm)

Saugus Public Library Draw Manga Workshop
April 25, 2015 (10:00 am)

A Taste for Education
April 27, 2015 (6:00 pm)

Rumney Marsh Toastmasters on Tour
April 27, 2015 (7:00 pm)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
April 29, 2015 (7:00 pm)

1st Congregational Church Friday Night (En)Lights
May 1, 2015 (6:30 pm)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
May 6, 2015 (7:00 pm)

Rumney Marsh Toastmasters on Tour
May 11, 2015 (7:00 pm)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
May 13, 2015 (7:00 pm)

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Saugus Public Library   295 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906

(781) 231 - 4168             


Saugus Public Library Website 

Diane Wallace, Library Director  (781) 231 -  4168  ext.11

Lisa LeJeune, Young Adult/Reference Librarian  (781) 231 -  4168  ext.17

Martha Morgan, Head of Children's Department  (781) 231 - 4168  ext.14

Mary O'Connell, Head of Reference Department  (781) 231 - 4168  ext. 16

Helena Iles Papaioannou, Children's Librarian  (781) 231 - 4168 ext. 14

Toni Rothwell, Administrative Assistant  (781) 231 - 4168 ext. 10

Saugus Public Library Hours
September 7, 2014  through  May 16, 2015

Monday        9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday       9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday  9:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday           9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday      9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday    Closed 

Patriots' Day   Monday  April 20
Memorial Day   Monday  May 25
Independence Day   Saturday  July 4
Labor Day   Monday  September 7
Columbus Day   Monday  October 12
Veterans Day   Wednesday  November 11
Thanksgiving Day   Thursday  November 26
Christmas Day   Friday  December 25


Handicap Accessible entrances.  Elevator to second floor.
Catalog and computers with internet connection are wheelchair accessible.


See What's Happening at the Saugus Public Library 
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Patrons, forgot your flash-drive? 
No problem. The Saugus Public Library is selling flash drives to patrons. 
They are available for purchase at the reference desk.


The Library offers free wireless access to the Internet.

SSID:  sauguswifi


Friend us on Facebook!
The Saugus Public Library is on Facebook.
“Like” us and get updates on the latest programs and events.


Board of Trustee Meetings
The Saugus Public Library Board of Trustees have added a “Citizen’s Forum” to the
Trustees Board Meeting Agenda.  The Trustees want to hear from you, and extend
an invitation to the public to attend any of our meetings.  We hope to see you there.

Meetings from September to June at 6:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month
in the Saugus Library Community Room.     Meeting dates 


New Friends of the Saugus Public Library

New Friends of the Saugus Public Library

A group of people interested in improving the Library building,
programs, services, & collections.
They sponsor activities and provide services which benefit
and stimulate interest in the Saugus Public Library.

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library meet at 6:00 pm
on the first Wednesday of the month (September to June)
in the Library Conference Room.  

To become a member, fill out the Membership Form  
and drop it off or mail it to the Library with your annual membership dues.


Download Free Audio Books  &  Books for your Kindle
Our library now has access to e-books that can be borrowed for e-Readers. 
 click here   or stop by the library
for more info.



North of Boston Library Exchange
Use the on-line Library Catalogue to find and reserve a book
Don’t forget that you can log on to your library account from the convenience of home
to check if the library has
a book or DVD.  You can also reserve or renew material.
All you need is your library card number and PIN number.
If you don’t have a PIN number, stop by the library to request one.


* * * * *Library Volunteers Needed * * * * *
The library is looking for volunteers.  Flexible hours and various projects!
If you have a few spare hours each week and are interested in helping out
at the library, please contact us.  (781) 231- 4168 ext.16


Knitting / Sewing Group
10:00 to 11:30 am
in the Brooks Meeting Room
Weekly sessions for adults who knit, crochet, or sew. 
Anyone is welcome to join this informal group that helps each other. 

Diane Wallace   (781) 231-4168 ext. 11  


Monthly Book Discussion  
Saugus Public Library  Community Room
Wednesday  April 8, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Join a great group of interesting people to discuss their latest book selection:
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
There are always plenty of copies of the book available
at the circulation desk.  Just ask for one.

Our selection for May 13 is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.
Contact: Diane Wallace   (781) 231-4168 ext.11  


Lizzie Borden and the Forty Whacks!
Wednesday April 15, 2015  at  6:30 pm

The Delvena Theatre Company, based in Lynn, MA,
will perform the story of infamous Fall River native
Lizzie Borden and the murder of her parents.
The interactive performance will include a mock trial
that will invite the audience to participate.
They will be able to question “Lizzie” and vote on her guilt or innocence
in the axe murder of her father and stepmother.

Due to limited seating, pre-registration will be required to attend. 
Please contact the library to sign-up soon.


Author Barbara Berenson at the Library
April 22, 2015 at  6:30 pm

Barbara Berenson will discuss her latest book

Boston and the Civil War
Free admission and refreshments provided by
the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library


Saugus Digital Documents are Accessible
on the Internet Archive

an online collection of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
The Archive preserves originals and makes them available at the click of a mouse.

There are some fascinating records to be found. To step back in history,
try a search of the "Records of Ye Towne Meetings of Lyn 1771" for "British".

High School Yearbooks, Annual Reports, Lists of Persons,
and other Town Documents  are also available.
Most of the Middle School Yearbooks are now online at the Archive!

The project was Federally funded through the Massachusetts Board
of Library Commissioners.  Scanning was done by the Digital Services
Department of the Boston Public Library.
All documents will eventually reside on the
Digital Commonwealth. 


Please Help Support the Saugus Public Library!
If you shop, the library can benefit from your purchases. 

Simply begin your shopping by visiting
Click on the Amazon icon on our homepage to be brought to the Amazon website,
and the Library will receive a percentage of the purchases that you make.
This program is in place for the entire year!!



Resume Assistance
Monday or Tuesday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Are you looking for a job?

If you would like some help in making your resume look more
attractive to potential employers, draft a cover letter, or just want
someone to proofread your resume and cover letter, you can schedule
an hour with a staff member at the Saugus Public Library to help you
on Monday or Tuesday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Call the Reference Department (781) 231- 4168 ext.16 to schedule a time.
Please bring your resume with you at the time of your appointment.
We look forward to assisting you in your job search!


The Saugus Public Library now has passes to Boston Museums!

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click here to view / print the Saugus Public Library Museum Pass Price Guide  

Quantities are limited and each coupon is good for only one specific date.
Please call the circulation desk or stop by to reserve yours now (781) 231-4168 x13

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The Saugus Public Library subscribes to the E-Edition of 
  The Lynn Daily Item 

Both UserName and Password are:   sauguslib

goldline500pxl.jpg and Heritage Quest
are currently available at the Saugus Public Library.

The genealogy databases are not available elsewhere 
& are limited to use on library computers. 
This is a terrific way for Saugus residents to research their family history for free.


The library is a great resource for job seekers.

You can use the library’s computers to send out resumes or look for a job. 
You will also find information here on resume writing and interviewing techniques.


 State and Federal Income Tax forms

  Click here to download IRS forms and instructions

  Click here to download MA DOR forms and instructions


Computer classes for beginners at the library!
  This is a three-week session running on an ongoing basis:
  Week 1 - Introduction to the computer
  Week 2 - Introduction to e-mail
  Week 3 - Introduction to the Internet
Please call the Reference Desk at 781-231- 4168  ext. 17  for more information


The Saugus Public Library  ~  Book Sale Continues
   We still have plenty of wonderful books for sale.
   Please drop in and browse any time the library is open.
   Hardcover books are $1.00 and paperbacks are 50 cents.
Thank you for thinking of the Saugus Public Library,
but with the exception of brand-new books or cookbooks,
we are unable to accept used-book donations at this time.


Book delivery to the home-bound.
Are you or someone you know unable to come to the library? 
Let us bring the library to you ! 
We will provide books, audio books, magazines, music and
DVDs to the temporarily or permanently homebound in Saugus. 
We are also looking for volunteers to deliver library materials. 
Please contact the library (781) 231- 4168 for more info.


 Do you have LEGOS that you no longer use?
The Saugus Public Library is accepting donations of LEGOs
for our program series for children. 
We would appreciate both large and small donations of LEGOs!
Please drop off your Lego donations at the children's
Thank You! 


 * * * Young Adults Services * * *  

Lisa LeJeune, Young Adult Librarian  (781) 231- 4168 ext. 16

Visit us at  

*  High School & Middle School Teen Services Area

*  3 public computers complete with Internet access

*  Online access to magazine articles, newspapers, encyclopedias, & other reference books
*  Fiction, biography, and other non-fiction books

*  The Graphic Novel Collection

*  A librarian is ready to help with finding materials.

*  Teen Services teams with SHS and BMS to provide Summer Reading books


How to Draw Manga Workshop!
Saturday  April 25, 2015  from 10:00 to 11:30 am

FREE Teen Event!  for ages 12 and up
No experience necessary.

Learn to draw Manga figures with Shauna Leva,
a classically trained working illustrator.

Please pre-register
call (781) 231- 4168 or come in to sign up.

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

Contact Lisa LeJeune     Young Adult Librarian

(781) 231- 4168 or 


Teen Craft  
Ages 12 - 18  are welcome

First Tuesday of each month
at 3:30 pm 

Free program.  No registration necessary.
All supplies and a snack will be provided.

No registration necessary.

April 7  -  Organizers
Make a cool organizer out of shoeboxes and contact paper. 

May 5  -  Cork Pendants
Make cork pendants then add them to a necklace or keychain.

the Children's

In the Children’s Room, parents can relax while
the kids play a variety of fun and educational games.  
Internet access is limited for children, giving parents peace of mind.

We have discount Children's Museum Passes!
Quantities are limited and each coupon is good for only one specific date.
Please call the circulation desk or stop by to reserve yours now.  (781) 231-4168 x13

Questions?  Want to register for an event?
Contact our Children’s Librarian, Martha Morgan
(781) 231- 4168  ext. 14  or 

Calendar of Children's Programs 
click here 


2 year olds   Mondays & Thursdays

3 year olds

4 year olds 

Check the Children's Room Calendar for dates and times

The Saugus Early Childhood Partners through a
Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant (CFCE)
hosts these special playgroups that will nurture children's social and playtime skills. 
The sessions empower parents to continue the structured playgroups at home. 
Program is designed for children who are not enrolled in preschool programs.


Toddler Story Time at the Saugus Library
For 2 & 3 year olds

Tuesdays  from 10:30 to 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, and rhymes.


Preschool Story Time at the Saugus Public Library
For 3 to 5 year olds

Tuesdays   from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Children will hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft.
Just right for the pre-school crowd!


Babies & Books!
For babies and toddlers up to 24 months old
Wednesdays   from 9:30 to 10:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and interactive games--
perfect to share with your baby!


Full STEAM Ahead  -  for ages 2 – 8

Mondays  from 3:30 to 4:30 pm


Join a CFCE Early Childhood Leader for fun science,
technology, engineering, art, and technology activities.
Sponsored by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant.


Fun Tuesdays -  for Grades K and up!

2nd Tuesday of the month  from 3:30 to 4:30 pm


Join the Saugus Garden Club for an hour of planting, nature, and fun.

 *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *

Other Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

 -  crafts!

 -  LEGOs & more!

 -  picture books for the school age crowd!

Music & Mother Goose –
for Ages up to 4 years!

Check the Children's Room Calendar for dates and times

Join us for music and rhymes, dancing and skipping,
shaking and marching!


Passport to Kindergarten  -  for children entering K in the fall
Stop by and pick up your passport
to collect stamps from all around town and to learn about
activities to help you get ready for Kindergarten.


Keeping Us in Stitches  -  for Grades 2 & up      

Wednesdays  at 3:30 pm

April 8   &  April 22


Older children can learn to sew using needle, thread, and fabric -
and maybe a sewing machine - with Miss Joyce and Miss Margie.


Teen Volunteers  -  
Grade 5+      

Thursday   April 9
4:00 to 5:30 pm
Join us for community service - planning
special library programs for younger children. 


Springtime Craft  &  Egg Hunt - All Ages

Thursday  April 9  from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

Join the Library Teen Volunteers to make Springy crafts. 

Make one for your family and one to share with a Saugus Senior.
Plus join us for an egg hunt!


Let’s Go LEGO  - 
Building fun for All Ages

in the Community Room
Saturday  April 11  at 10:30 am


Kids’ Book Group – for Elementary school readers

Wednesday    April 15th    4:00 to 5:00 pm        

Join us in discussing this month's book choice:

Odd Weird & Little
by Patrick Jennings

Copies available at the front desk.

Contact  Martha    (781) 231-4168 ext. 14   


Brain Building with Sticks & Boxes
for Ages birth to 4 years
Thursday  April 16   at 1:00 pm
Celebrate Brain Building Week by joining library & CFCE staff
for creative thinking with sticks & boxes:  language, science, music, fun!


PJ Storytime  for Ages 3 and up

Tuesday  April 21  at 6:30 pm

Come in your pajamas and join us for fun bedtime stories.


Drop-in Earth Day Craft  -  All Ages!   All Day!

Wednesday  April 22

Design a coffee filter earth then make your Earth Day pledge.


Tide Pools Alive with New England Aquarium!

Thursday  April 23, 2015

1:30 to 2:15 pm

2:30 to 3:15 pm
3:30 to 4:15 pm

A Hands on Experience!   For All Ages

Please pre-register.
Contact Martha (781) 231 - 4168  

Using guided imagery, a child-size costume, and live animals,
students will explore and interact with local tide pool animals
while learning basic biology and anatomy.

Sponsored by the Saugus Cultural Council


Author Illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Reads from her new book “Janine”

   April 30   at  3:30 pm
Ages 4 and up!
Former Saugus resident and award winning author-illustrator
Maryann Cocca-Leffler returns to Saugus to present her new book
Funded by the Saugus Cultural Council! 


Check the
Children's Room Calendar for Program dates and times

To register for Children's Programs
please call (781) 231-4168  ext.14
or email Martha at

or come by the Children’s Desk


Children can borrow magazines at the public library
Several magazines, including Ranger Rick,
Highlights, National Geographic for Kids, 
Animal Baby, Jack & Jill, Cricket, and Pack-o-Fun, are available to check out.


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