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Tickets Selling Fast for the 14th Annual Wine Tasting

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May 6th is approaching quickly. Don’t wait to get your tickets to the 14th Annual Wine Tasting, hosted by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and M&M Liquors. The event will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 7–10 pm in the historic galleries of the Malden Public Library. Tickets are $35 per person and will include wines from around the world, delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a chocolate fountain donated by Malden restaurants, and guided tours of the Library’s art and architecture.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you. Tickets may be purchased at the Library, M&M Liquors, or LocalWineEvents.com.

Don’t Wait—Wine Tasting Tickets Going Fast!

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Tickets for the 14th Annual Wine Tasting, hosted by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and M&M Liquors are now available. The event will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 7–10 pm in the historic galleries of the Malden Public Library. Tickets are $35 per person and will include wines from around the world, delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a chocolate fountain donated by Malden restaurants, and guided tours of the Library’s art and architecture.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you. Tickets may be purchased at the Library, M&M Liquors, or LocalWineEvents.com.

Make your own CONSTELLATION!

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On Saturday, April 30th from 2–3 pm, kids in grades 1–3 are invited to join Noreen Grice, astronomy educator and author, to make a constellation book at the Malden Public Library. This event is a preview to the Malden Reads family night on Waitt’s Mountain.

Do a craft! Learn about the stars! Make a book! Space is limited, so sign up in the Children’s Room.

Creature Teachers: Rainforest Animals

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On Wednesday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m., Creature Teachers will introduce children to several real animals from the rainforest! Learn interesting facts about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for ages 4-10.

This FREE program is funded by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wed., April 20th: 6:00-8:30pm

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Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent movie about former boxer Rocky Balboa, who, now, in his later years, has become a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of Rocky’s former rival Apollo Creed.  The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Phylicia Rashad.

Adonis Johnson, Apollo Creed’s son, never knew his famous father, still there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood.  He travels to Philadelphia to find Rocky Balboa who is fighting his own challenge.  The Washington Post states, “The themes of love, loyalty, ambition, honor and legacy…are delivered with such a clean punch that they feel as fresh as they did in 1976.”  USA Today says the movie is “Equally powerful and feel good….”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 94% approval rating.

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 (133 min.)

 

Historic Library Gates Restored

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The historic iron gates, marking the Salem Street entrance to the Malden Public Library since 1911, have been returned to their original condition through the generosity of the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation. The effort to restore the gates took almost a full year to complete, under the direction of Murray Brothers Construction and Hammersmith Studios of Newton.

The historic gates were originally purchased through a donation of $1,000 in 1910 from Mrs. Lillie A. B. Hill, widow of Abram G. Hill, of 36 Ferry Street, Malden. According to early records, the two wrought-iron gates were designed by Mr. L. S. Ipsen of Malden, and produced by the W. A. Snow Iron Work Inc.

Photo: Susan Close of Hammersmith Studios, Jason Murray of Murray Brothers Construction, Fran Brown, Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, Laura Hodgin, Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, C. Henry Kezer, Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, Dr. John E. Tramondozzi, President, Malden Public Library Board of Trustees, Mayor Gary Christenson, Dr. George Holland, Board of Trustees, Library Director Dora St. Martin, Frank Molis, Board of Trustees, Paul Mcpheeters, Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, and Carl Close, Hammersmith Studios.

CD Collins reads from her novel Afterheat

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CANCELLED!!  Join us for a reading by author CD Collins on Wednesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m.  Kentucky native CD Collins follows the storytelling traditions of the South, both as a solo artist and when accompanied by musicians. As one of originators of the early ‘90s resurgence of spoken-word with live music, her work has been archived in award-winning compact discs: Kentucky Stories, Subtracting Down and Carousel Lounge.

Collins’ fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including The Drum, StoryQuarterly, Salamander, Phoebe and The Pennsylvania Review. Her collection of poetry, Self-Portrait with Severed Head, was published by Ibbetson Street press in 2009. Her collection of short stories, Blue Land, was released in June 2010. Her novel, Afterheat, has just been published.

She has produced a short lyric documentary that chronicles the catastrophic steps of mountaintop removal to retrieve Appalachian coal. She has recently completed a novel and is currently working on a one-woman show. With her band Rockabetty, she has completed her fourth album, Clean Coal Big Lie. She is currently releasing this album in a series of performances

Musical Storytime – with Bassoonist

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On Thursday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m., a bassoonist–Micah Giravi–from the New England Conservatory will talk about his instrument and play accompaniment to a reading Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go! This FREE program is best suited for ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

Malden Reads Movie Night: Tues., April 26th: 6:00-8:45pm

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Join us for Malden Reads Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 6:00-8:45pm.  We will be showing our second film screening at the library for Malden Reads.  This exceptional documentary highlights the NASA astronauts’ experiences as they travel “In The Shadow of the Moon” for the first time. This film screening is part of the Malden Reads 2016 One City, One Book program featuring “The Martian” by Andy Weir. The film combines archival material from original NASA film footage of man’s walks on the moon, much never before seen, and interviews with surviving astronauts who emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and human. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 95% rating and Richard Roeper writes of the film, “A beautiful, exhilarating, and sometimes deeply moving documentary about those long-ago Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.” This movie is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Rated PG (110 min.)