Are you a card-carrying member?😉Join/Rejoin Friends of Sawyer Free Library! Little goes a long way

Sharing message from Colleen Hogan-Lopez on behalf of the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library

Dear members of the Gloucester community,

As we, the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library, open our 2020-2021 Membership Drive, we must acknowledge the profound changes that Covid-19 has made in our lives here in Gloucester and across the nation. Our lifestyle and the way that we are able to connect with others in our
families and community, has changed in ways that we could never have imagined.

The Covid-19 virus has impacted the library significantly, including the Friends’ ability to raise money on which the library depends for programs, equipment and services that are beyond the library’s annual budget.

Our major sources of income, our Book Shop and our annual Art Auction, are suspended. With the library closed, patrons have not been able to access the books for sale in our Book Shop.

Also in light of public safety concerns and Covid-19 restrictions, we thought it wise to postpone our annual Art Auction until Spring 2021*.

Our mission is to enhance the patrons’ experience at the library. Now, this year, with the shortfall in revenue, our Membership Drive becomes even more crucial to the ability of the library to continue to serve patrons at the same level as in the past. The Friends of the Sawyer Free Library are reaching out to ask that you please consider becoming a member of the Friends at whatever level of membership you are able. Your donation will allow us to continue our support of the library, and, in turn, allow the library to continue serving all patrons to the fullest extent possible during this unprecedented time. Here is the link to render payment via PayPal for Oct. 2020- Sept. 2021 annual membership, or print out the membership form here (see below) and mail a check to the address at the bottom of the form. We thank you for your consideration.

Rebecca Aliberte, President
On behalf of the Friends of the Sawyer Free Board of Trustees

*You can view selections from the 2019 auction here

In this week’s forecast: perfect deck weather at Minglewood Harborside



    Join us on the deck to try some of our new favorites including the Crab Cake Appetizer, Cubano Pulled Pork Sandwich, andKung Pao Spicy Tuna, orMinglewood”classics” like our Mussels and Moody’s Ring Cocktail (pictured below)


    Minglewood Harborside is located at 25 Rogers Street in Gloucester

    Wednesday & Thursday 12 PM– 9 PM
    Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM – 10 PM
    Sunday 11:30 AM – 9 PM

    Monday & Tuesday 4- 9 PM

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    Bountiful Backyard Growers’ Community Gardens

    Among the many wonderful community projects BG has going on, their community gardens help promote healthy eating and sustainable gardening throughout Gloucester. Here Bianca and Andrew are helping their Zia harvest at the Burnham Fields garden. Thank you Backyard Growers! Big and grateful shout out to all your amazing programs and volunteers!
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    Fundraiser for the Cape Ann TimeBank, a local non-profit.

    Gloucester Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, Setember 12, 2020 at 4:30PM – 8:00PM
    Meeting Place: 
Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave. Gloucester, MA


    Get a team of family & friends together and join the fun! Win prizes from $150 up to $500. Fundraiser to support The Cape Ann TimeBank, a local non-profit. $100 per Team(Car) of 2- 5 team members per car from your covid circle.

    To Register: use this Paypal Link:  Please note your team name and contact info at time of payment.

    For more info:

    Rockport Concert Music View~Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys Friday August 21st at 7pm


    This Friday, we continue our Concert View virtual music series with an exclusive LIVESTREAMING performance of Rockport’s own Mari Martin & the Lucky Boys. Mari has been a Rockport Music staple for many years, and we are so excited to share her gorgeous voice and heady mix of pop, jazz, folk, and soul! The concert will be LIVESTREAMED in front of breathtaking ocean views.

    Friday, August 21 :: 7 PM :: VIEW LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE!

    Mari has been entertaining audiences with her signature stage presence for over 25 years. She has sung back-up for Kenny Loggins, opened for and shared the stage with Tower of Power, WAR, the Moody Blues, Travis Tritt, the Average White Band, Alan Parsons, and many others. She has performed at the Obie Awards in Los Angeles, the Majestic Ventura Concert Theater, Santa Barbara’s Lobero and Granada Theatres, the Cabot, and Chevalier Theaters, the Santa Barbara Film Festival and hundreds of weddings, events, benefit concerts, and clubs from Massachusetts to California. As she put on her website 20 years ago, which still holds true today: Mari continues to pursue her life and musical career with gratitude and joy.

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    Opening of New Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Cape Ann Community Foundation Offices and Visitor Center a Milestone Event for Cape Ann and Region’s Businesses

    Cape Ann Community

    Opening of New Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Cape Ann Community Foundation Offices and Visitor Center a Milestone Event for Cape Ann and Region’s Businesses

    Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Placement of Time Capsule, and Virtual Community-Wide Celebration Set for August 28

    Cape Ann, MA — August 19, 2020 — The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated Cape Ann Community Foundation today announced the opening of its new office and visitor center at 24 Harbor Loop in Gloucester, marking a major milestone for both organizations, the Chamber’s members, and the entire Cape Ann community.

    The new location features an expanded visitor center, a community collaboration/conference area, and office space for Chamber and Foundation staff.

    The new offices are located at the intersection of Harbor Loop and Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester, steps from the historic waterfront and businesses along Main and Rogers Streets and Harbor Loop. The new site –…

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    The Great Salmon Tour

    Cape Ann Community

    Sawyer Free Library is excited to present The Great Salmon Tour on Saturday, August 22 from 3–5 pm on Zoom

    Peter Johnsen, a biologist from Norway, will be speaking about his role in the protection and conservation of Salmon. Learn about this species and its role in the life of people and the world.

    Register here for the event:

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