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YA Summer Movie Afternoon – Thursday Sept. 19th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy a movie at the Malden Public Library on THURSDAY Sept. 19th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Maccario Rooms. Light refreshments and drinks will be available while they last to enjoy during the film.

This month’s film is a re-imagined Live-Action Disney classic based on the original highly lauded 1992 animated film. Join Aladdin, inspired by tales from “1001 Arabian Nights”, as he gains a magic lamp that has a genie inside it played by Will Smith. This movie is rated PG, and as such is generally suited for all audiences.

Malden’s Industry: An Exploration of Historic Maps

On Monday, September 16th at 6:30 p.m., local historian Frank Russell, author of An Early History of Malden, will explore changes in Malden over time through its maps.

Maps of the growing Town and City of Malden – from Peter Tufts’s 1794 plan of country roads and taverns through street maps of the mid-nineteenth century, the early twentieth century, and beyond – provide a window into how Malden has changed through the centuries. Through these maps, the audience will gain new insight into the evolution of Malden’s boundaries, topography, place names and neighborhoods. Russell’s talk will include some rare and never-before-seen maps, many from the collection of the Malden Historical Society.

These lectures are part of Go Local: Converse 2020, an ongoing series celebrating the life of Malden’s first mayor Elisha Slade Converse and the industrial history of Malden.   Go Local is brought to Malden with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The series will continue through Elisha Converse’s 200th Birthday on July 28, 2020.  www.maldenpubliclibrary.org

Local Author Talk

Join us at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, September 24 from 7–8 pm for a talk with Joseph Bebo, author of Alex A Lesson in Courage.  This is a true story about a Malden boy with special needs named Alex, as told by his parents, his teachers, coaches, friends, neighbors, a high school principal, and the mayor of a city. It demonstrates how inclusion can change not only the life of someone with special needs, but the lives of everyone involved. It’s a story about courage, acceptance, and overcoming adversity. Alex’s story is a story of hope, of how love turned a seeming tragedy into a wondrous joy.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Fall Schedule Begins Saturday September 7

The Malden Public Library will be open on Saturdays beginning on September 7th.  Come check us out from 9 am to 6 pm.  Thursdays evening hours resume on September 12th.

Full Fall schedule:

Monday – Thursday 9 AM to 9 PM

Friday & Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM

Closed Sundays

Best Foot Forward: The Shoe Industry in Massachusetts

On Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 p.m., join us for “Best Foot Forward: The Shoe Industry in Massachusetts,” a fascinating lecture by Anna Fahey-Flynn of the Boston Public Library.

At the end of the nineteenth century, Massachusetts was at the heart of the American shoemaking industry.  Anna is the exhibit organizer for the Digital Public Library of America’s online exhibition on the Massachusetts shoe industry.  Anna will discuss the resources available through the Digital Commonwealth which provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, and other materials from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies across the state.

This lecture is part of Go Local: Converse 2020, an ongoing series celebrating the life and philanthropic contributions of Malden’s first mayor Elisha Slade Converse and the industrial history of Malden.   Go Local is brought to Malden with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The series will continue through Elisha Converse’s 200th Birthday on July 28, 2020.

Heart and Sole: The Lives of Malden Factory Workers

On Monday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m., join us for “Heart and Sole: The Lives of Malden Factory Workers,” presented by local historian Dee Morris.  From 1853 into the 20th century, the Boston Rubber Shoe Company brought increasing prosperity to Malden. This community of employees ranged from highly-skilled boot makers to laborers. Shippers and teamsters maintained the flow while office personnel kept track of everything else. Siblings worked here as did women, newcomers from Ireland and a teenager named Alvan T. Fuller, who would later become Governor of Massachusetts.  Join us for a tribute to their meaningful lives.

Dee Morris is an independent scholar and educational consultant specializing in 19th-century history of Greater Boston.  She presents walking tours at Forest Hills Cemetery and programs at libraries, schools, and historical societies.  Her goal is to connect people with their civic ancestors.

This lecture is part of Go Local: Converse 2020, an ongoing series celebrating the life and philanthropic contributions of Malden’s first mayor Elisha Slade Converse and the industrial history of Malden.   Go Local is brought to Malden with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The series will continue through Elisha Converse’s 200th Birthday on July 28, 2020.

Movie Night: Wed., Sept. 18th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent movie about Godzilla, King of the Monsters.  The film stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, and Ziyi Zhang.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters collides with Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah.

The Boston Globe writes, “…the seat-rattling super-size mayhem in this latest “Godzilla” is fantastic.…”  Rolling Stone writes, “It’s fun to watch Godzilla and pals wreak kaiju havoc.” Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 83%  audience rating and 92% of google users likes the film.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Rated PG-13 (132 min.)

Thursday, September 26th 7PM Informational Session for
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Are you a local writer?
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers?
Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others?
Are you open-minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8:30PM at the Malden Public Library.

New members must attend this informational session to join for the 2019-2020 season. The group will then be closed until Fall 2020.

Email facilitator Chris Hickey at maldenwriters@gmail.com with any questions about The Malden Writers’ Collaborative. You can also follow the group on twitter: @maldenwriters.

Support the Library ~ Buy a Reusable Community Bag

We are so excited to share that the Malden Public Library has been selected to be a part of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

For the month of September, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 99 Charles Street, $1 will be donated to Malden Public Library, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag. The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

The Community Bags are located on displays around the store and at the checkout. For more information about the program, please visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com.