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Young Adult Gaming Afternoon

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This Thursday, December 8th 2016, for Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade, come to the Malden Public Library and enjoy playing multiplayer games with friends while enjoying snacks and drinks. We will also have the library’s collection of Board Games and Card games available to play. Gaming starts after school at 3:00 and runs for an hour.

Enjoy our WiiU, Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero games collection. smash-bros.-wii-u-release-date

$5 a Bag Book Sale? Yes! Dec. 14th from 4–8 pm

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What is a great gift any time of the year? BOOKS! And the Malden Public Library is holding a mini-Book Sale next Wednesday, December 14th from 4–8 pm. And best of all, you can purchase a couple books at the regular book sale price, OR you can purchase by the bagful at $5 per bag. So if you missed our regular book sale in October, don’t miss this one!

Holiday Celebration and Concert

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The members of the Historical Society, the Victorian Society of Malden and the Friends of the Library invite you to a free afternoon concert to celebrate the season on Sunday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m.  Join us for some wonderful entertainment and after the concert, enjoy some light refreshments with the members. This year’s concert will feature a program by the Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir. The event will take place in the Maccario Room of the Malden Public Library.

19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser

trivia2016collageGather your family, friends, and colleagues, to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library will hold the 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden. There is still time to get a table together to join in the fun. It is $360 for a table of ten, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar. If you sign up by Dec. 16, 2016, your team will get an EXTRA point. Call 781-324-0218 for more information.

Thursday, December 8th, 6-8PM Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes with Gregory Maichack

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Learn the art of pastels with award-winning pastel artist, Gregory Maichack, on Thursday, December 8th, from 6-8pm. Sign up by calling the library at 781-324-0218. This program is limited to adult patrons.

In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants have fun producing their own still life pastel paintings. Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and hundreds of libraries and local cultural councils. Maichack demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can paint a still life while applying techniques applied by masters such as van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Monet & Maichack himself.

The still life is a genre chosen by famous artists throughout history as a subject. Participants benefit from the techniques culled from these masters as reflected in their individual painting approaches in historical context. As always, all will keep their pastel paintings and use hundreds of his professional-grade pastels, paper, and materials, all supplied.

This project is supported in part by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Movie Night: Wed., Dec. 7th: 6:00-7:45pm

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Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 6:00-7:45pm.  We will be showing a recent holiday movie where Diane Keaton, as Charlotte Cooper, signs her holiday cards, Love The Coopers.  Set on Christmas Eve, a dysfunctional family gets together for the holidays in this comedy-drama.  The movie stars John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Diane Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Seyfried, Anthony Mackie, Jake Lacy, June Squibb, Ed Helms, and Olivia Wilde.  The film is directed by Jessie Nelson, who also directed the films Corrina, Corrina and I Am Sam.

The Coopers rediscover “family bonds and the spirit of the holiday” in this guilty-pleasure movie.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentions the “A-list cast.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG-13 (107 min.)

Salvation Army Christmas Angels and Food Drive

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The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is a great way to bring joy into a child’s life. It’s easy and gratifying to make sure there is a much needed present waiting for a youngster when they wake up Christmas morning. Simply select a paper Angel from among those adorning the Angel Tree at the Circulation Desk; each represents a child and includes information such as their first name, age, gender and wished for gift. No need to wrap the present. Just drop off the gift with its Angel tag at the Circulation Desk by Dec. 19 for distribution through the organization’s Toy Store.

The food drive continues as the Library collects for the Salvation Army’s work during the Christmas season. These non-perishables are suggested by the staff: peanut butter, tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and pasta. Donations of ethnic foods are encouraged. The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk through the end of December.

Library closed Wed., Nov. 23rd @ 12 pm & Thanksgiving Day

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The Malden Public Library will be closing at noon (12 pm) on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd and will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 24th in honor of the Thanksgiving celebration. We will open again on Friday, Nov. 25th at 9 a.m.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, November 9th

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Grab your dice, cards and meeples because its time for another Board Game Night for Adults hosted at the Malden Public Library. Join us this coming Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM as we play games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Dominion and more in the Library’s game collection.

If you’d like to bring your own games as well, feel free, though keep in mind that you only have two hours. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. AdultGameNight