Saugatuck-Douglas District Library

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Programs & Events 

The Library seeks to offer a variety of informational and entertaining programs for adults and children. 

If you have an idea for a topic or presenter that you would like us to feature, please contact the Library Director at

Adult Programs

The Meanderings Writer's Group

This group meets at the Library to write together. They share and critique their stories and sometimes submit for publication. They focus on the history of Saugatuck and Douglas, with emphasis on autobiographical essays, but other forms of writing are also encouraged. All are welcome.

FOL Fall Fundraising Dinner

The proceeds of this event will fund Children's programs, including Summer Reading events. This year's dinner will be at the Mermaid Bar & Grill, 340 Water Street, Saugatuck. Menu: cheddar biscuits, pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy (gluten free), roasted root vegetables, Mermaid salad, and s'mores for dessert. Cash bar. Vegetarian meals available upon request. $65 per person ($40 is a donation) Tickets are available at the Library.

Clean Living: Food Talk with Kelly Jacobsma

We are overwhelmed by nutrition and diet advice. It seems there is a new science-based nutrition book published every week. What is clean eating and is it just another fad? Should you be vegan, vegetarian, eat paleo, low card or be gluten-free? Join us at the Library to explore different diets and discuss Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Dr. Mark Hyman. Kelly will lead the discussion and offer suggestions for shopping, cooking at home, and healthy snacks.

Tech Time with Nick

Bring your laptop, mobile device, or eReader and Nick will help answer your questions.

Creative Space

Join us after hours to work on your current project, whether it be drawing, quilting, felting, etc. and exchange ideas with other makers. This collaborative environment may spark inspiration for your next creative endeavor! (Our supplies are limited, so please bring what you need.)

Afternoon Book Discussion

The October selection for our afternoon group is Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance. Everyone welcome!

Children's Programs

Lapsit Storytime

Alternate format Storytime for wee wigglers and their caregivers. For children 2 and under (older siblings welcome). Lots of movement and music, shorter circle time, and informal play.

Preschool Storytime

Books, crafts, music and activities for children 0-6. (No Storytime November 20 or 21.)


Pre-K - 5th grade. Stop by to build with LEGO blocks after school. Snack provided. No registration required.

Crafting Time

Pre-K - 5th grade. Stop by the Library for simple crafts. Snack provided. No registration required.

Pinterest Club

Open-ended crafting time for 5th-8th grade students. Bring your ideas to the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, we'll provide supplies and support. Bring your own snack. No registration required.