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The Malden Instructions in Historical Context

June 25, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Malden Instructions in Historical Context

Have you wondered how Maldonians became revolutionaries in the 1770s? And how political divisions with Britain—and with neighbors—rocked their world? Explore the events in Massachusetts, Greater Boston, and Malden that led up to the drafting of the Malden Instructions—our declaration of support for American Independence. Learn how Malden dealt with the siege of Boston and why we sent instructions to the Provisional Congress (and what the Provisional Congress was, anyway). Program speaker Linda Thorsen, Malden Historical Society.

This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

ESL CANCELLED TODAY

June 26, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Program Room

Every Wednesday, we host a free English Conversation class from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for beginning English speakers to practice their skills and learn new words. Contact Ms. Holder at (781) 324-0218 for more information.

Local History

June 26, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Converse Memorial Building

If you have local history research to do, come in on Mondays, 6-8 PM or Wednesdays, 2-4 PM to access our local history collection. A reference librarian will be on hand to help you.

Booker Prize Book Discussion Group

June 26, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Program Room

Join other book lovers to discuss <i>Harvest</i> by Jim Crace.  New members are always welcome.

Summer Reading Ice Cream Social

June 27, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA

Summer Reading kickoff, with ice cream sundaes (courtesy of Dairy Delight, Malden), music, crafts, and more.

1-2 pm Library closed

June 27, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

YA Summer Reading Kickoff

June 28, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Malden Declaration Day Historic Reading

June 28, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malden Declaration Day
Historic Reading
Friday, June 28th 2019

4:00 to 6:00 PM
Malden Declaration Document Exhibition
Display of the original version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period.

6:00 to 7:00 PM
MPL Salem Street Front Lawn
Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.”


This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Program is free and open to all.

Musical Fun with Matt Heaton

July 1, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am Children's Room - Malden Public Library

<br><a href="https://mattheatonmusic.com/&quot; id="ow773" __is_owner="true">Matt Heaton, singer and guitarist</a><br>Recommended for ages 5 and under<br>Sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library

Local History

July 1, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Converse Memorial Building

If you have local history research to do, come in on Mondays, 6-8 PM or Wednesdays, 2-4 PM to access our local history collection. A reference librarian will be on hand to help you.

First Monday Book Group

July 1, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Program Room

Join other book lovers to discuss <i>The Time of our Lives: a Conversation about America</i> by Tom Brokaw.  New members are always welcome.

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