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Hear Ye! Reading of Malden Declaration on June 30

Please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day with a series of exciting events at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street on Friday, June 30th.

Taking place from 4 to 5 PM in the Converse Memorial Building, the Library will display the original and the newly digitized version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period. Featured will be the May 27, 1776 document entitled “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” unanimously voted on by the townspeople of Malden to be delivered to the Second Continental Congress via their representative Ezra Sargeant. In the 1776 communication, the voting citizens of Malden renounce the Colony’s ties to the Kingdom of Great Britain and set forth their wish to become an independent “American” republic. The document is credited as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence written in July of 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared their independence from England. The original historical document will remain on display for viewing. At 5 PM attendees will proceed to the front lawn where Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Third Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.”

 

 

YA Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to the Malden Public Library on June 29 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. We will be kicking off our Summer Reading Program with a party, come play games, relax and enjoy snacks, cool drinks and pizza. Find out about how you can win prizes and our end of the Summer Raffle tickets will work.

 

 

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

Registration is now available for the Children, Teen, & Adult Summer Reading Programs. This year, parents can set up a Family Portal to manage all of their family’s accounts. Sign up online or at the library.

Children’s Summer Reading (Pre-K through Entering Grade 5) Read 2+ hours a week to receive a prize.

Teen Summer Reading (Entering Grades 6-12) Read 5+ hours a week to receive a prize. Check out more challenges as the summer unfolds.

Adult Summer Reading (18+) Earn tickets to enter raffles to win one of four biweekly gift cards of $25 and a grand prize of $50, by sharing four books you plan to read this summer (#WhatsYourFour), reading books, writing book reviews, volunteering locally, and “Reading Without Walls.”

Check out our MPL Summer Calendar 2017

The Malden Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins, with funding from the Institute of Museums and Library Services.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon – July 7th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to watch this year’s awesome LEGO Superhero adventure, with our latest Movie Afternoon. On Friday July, 7th from 3:00 – 5:00 we will have snacks, beverages and a movie in the Maccario Room of the library.

The film was one of the top grossing animated films of 2017, and stars will Arnett as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, and Michael Cera

FREE Ice Cream June 22nd to Kickoff Summer Reading

Save the date! The Malden Public Library will kick off 2017’s Summer Reading Program with our annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 22 from 1–2:30 at the Library’s historic Salem St. front garden. There will be ice cream sundaes, with ice cream generously donated by Dairy Delight, and the opportunity to sign up for summer reading (for kids, teens, AND adults). We look forward to seeing you there.

Movie Night: Wed., June 28th: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on a true story in the book, Lion, by Saroo Brierley.  The film stars Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman.  The movie was nominated for six Oscars.

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme of “Build A Better World.”  This film examines some of the ideas in helping to build a better world—hunger, homelessness, adoption, mental illness, cultural identity, resilience, and overcoming adversity.

In 1986 Khandwa, India, five year old Saroo and his older brother Guddu, help their mother make ends meet by stealing and selling coal to help feed their family.  In a tragic mix-up, Saroo (Sunny Pawar/Dev Patel), accidentally gets lost on speeding train traveling over 1,000 miles to Calcutta.  He arrives hungry, alone, confused, and not understanding the language.  Eventually he gets adopted by a couple in Australia, where he starts his new life.

Philadephia Inquirer writes, “Lion celebrates the human will and the human need to find meaning and connection in life.”  Richard Roeper writes, “Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 86% approval rating.

Join us for free popcorn and snacks and enter our raffle to win some cool prizes.

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 (119 min.)

Summer Hours Begin June 16th

Beginning Friday, June 16th, the Library will be closed on Saturdays. Saturday hours will resume on September 9th. And on Thursdays, Library hours will be 9-6, until after Labor Day.

Download or Stream Free Music

Did you know, with your Malden Library card, you could download 3 songs per week or stream 3 hours of music per day? Well, you can. Just go to https://maldenma.freegalmusic.com/homes/index and create an account.

Freegal offers 13 million+ songs and 40,000+ music videos including over 200 different genres; everything from Classical Music to Rap, including Pop, Rock, Children’s, Country, Classical and many more.

Give it a try and tell us what you think.

May 25th 7pm 7th Annual Public Reading by the Malden Writers’ Collaborative


Join Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative, for their 7th Annual Public Reading on Thursday, May 25th at 7pm in the Maccario Room. The group meets twice a month to workshop each others’ work, share ideas, and practice writing techniques.

Members of the 2016-2017 season will read original works involving relationships, death, journeys, family, war, coming of age, and much more!

Refreshments are generously provided by the Friends of the Malden Public Library. This event is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Friends of MPL, Locke Liquors, and Malden Community

Thank you for making the 15th Annual Friends of the Malden Public Library Wine Tasting another successful evening. The Friends worked hard to coordinate the night, Locke Liquors supplied the wines, and many Malden businesses and individuals donated food, raffle prizes, and money. The Friends help the library provide things like the museum pass program, new wifi upgrade, computers, and many more things. Paul Hammersley of the City of Malden took beautiful photos that can be seen here.

If you would like to help the library, please consider joining the Friends. To learn more, visit our Friends page.