The Malden Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in honor of Labor Day. No items will be due that day. Please return items in the book and audiovisual return bins.
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Mon-Wed: 9AM - 9PM
Thu*-Fri: 9AM - 6PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
Mon: 9AM - 8:45PM
Tue: 9AM - 6PM
Wed: 9AM - 8:45PM
Thu*: 9AM - 5:45PM
Fri: 9AM - 5:45PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
The Library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
The children’s room closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
The Malden DPW and Highland Shredding present Paper Shredding for the Library
When: Saturday, September 20th from 9AM – Noon
Where: The DPW Yard, 356 Commercial St.
Price: $5 per brown grocery bag full of paper
All proceeds will fund programming and materials for the Malden Public Library.
Read newspapers from around the world, for free with your library card! Worldcrunch offers thousands of up-to-date news stories from newspapers worldwide, which you can read in the original language OR translated into English. You can read online on your home computer (or at the library), or on any mobile device.
News from around the world will keep you up to date, but also provide perspective on global affairs. The US media may be focusing on one major event, but the media in France is broadcasting another. Gain insight into what others in the world find important and broaden your horizons!
Visit www.maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary to get started, or ask a librarian for more information!
An exhibit of works by renowned artist Corita Kent is on display at the Malden Public Library in the Lower Gallery of the Converse Memorial Building. The works were donated in memory of longtime Malden resident Joan Aliberti after her death in 2002 by her mother Tina Aliberti. Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, is the artist behind the brightly colored gas tanks in Dorchester that are seen along the Southeast Expressway. Kent has an extensive body of work that incorporates abstract color, collage, and writing, expressing values of peace and social justice. Her works are included in collections at The Whitney, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The paintings can currently be viewed during local history hours: Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Information about the artist and her full body of work is included in the exhibit.
See more at MATV’s Neighborhood View http://neighborhoodview.org/2014/08/11/corita-kent-exhibit-in-memory-of-joan-aliberti-at-the-malden-public-library/
THE FIRST MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the first Monday of each month to discuss titles selected by members of the group.
• Aug. 4, 2014 – The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play. So begins The Hangman’s Daughter–the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendant of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.
• Sept. 8, 2014 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
• Oct. 6, 2014 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
• Nov. 3, 2014 – The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
• Dec. 1, 2014 – Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
• Jan. 5, 2015 – Once we were Brothers by Ronald Balson
THE BOOKER PRIZE DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Since 1969, the “Booker Prize” has been awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa. As of September 2013, selection for the “longlist” has been opened to American authors.
* Aug. 27, 2014 – The Orchard on Fire by Shena MacKay
Set in the small English village of Stonebridge, the Orchard on Fire tells the story of eight-year-old April Harlency’s coming-of-age in a place where the charm of the local landscape contrasts sharply with the prejudices and vagaries of the adult world.
* Sept. 24, 2014 – The Underground Man by Mick Jackson
* Oct. 22, 2014 – Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
* Nov. 19, 2014 – The Industry of Souls by Martin Booth
Just pick a group that’s convenient! New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.
Borrow new music albums & audiobooks for free with your library card–no waiting! Movies and TV episodes are also available to borrow for free. Download to your device or stream from your computer using the Hoopla database; just click on our eLibrary page and then select Hoopla. Need more info? Give us a call at 781-324-0218 or stop in at the Information Desk.
If you are unable to come to the library because of physical limitations, consider using our Homebound Delivery Service. Every four weeks our van delivers library materials to those Malden residents who are unable to make regular visits to the Library.
If you or a member of your family is a qualified Malden resident and interested in this service, just call 781-324-0218, and ask to speak with Mr. Pease.
If you’re trying to learn a new language, you may already be familiar with Mango Languages, an awesome resource available through the library for free. If you haven’t logged on recently, it’s time to revisit! With an ever-growing list of available languages and new premium content like videos in their original languages, Mango is better than ever. Watch videos with subtitles, or in an interactive mode so you can think more deeply about the language you are learning and begin to use it naturally.
Visit our eLibrary page and click on Mango Languages to get started. You’ll log in with your library card number and be able to create your own account so you can leave and come back to the right place in your lessons. Many new languages are now available, and some of the most-used languages now offer more courses so you can keep learning!
(click on the image to enlarge so you can read the list of offered languages!
English as a Second Language courses are also available.)