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Closed Friday 9/4 and Monday 9/7

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The Malden Public Library will be closed Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7. We will reopen Tuesday, September 8.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Welcome to Our New Website

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The Malden Public Library welcomes you to our new website. We think you will enjoy the improvements we have made. All of the content from the previous site has been included, plus much more. This new site is much more versatile and automatically adapts its format to any computer, tablet or mobile device to give you the best user experience. The design is cleaner and easier to read while being more colorful and visual at the same time. A few parts of the new site are still under construction, but this will not interfere with your use.

Some highlights of the new site include:

  • The new web site uses responsive design, making it easier to view on all your media devices, from desktop computer to mobile phone
  • Website can be viewed in many different languages via the Translate pull-down in the upper right of the Home page
  • Easy search box for the catalog, hours, events, and more
  • New children’s and teen pages
  • New pages for Converse Memorial Building and Local History Resources

Check out the special “find” icon for searching within either the catalog and the website.

Artful Adventures

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Join us on Friday, September 18, for STEAM in the Art Gallery: Artful Adventures a hands-on art program with staff from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. There will be two session at 2:00-3:00 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm.  Space is limited and registration is required. To register stop by or call the Children’s Department at 781-324-0218.

Artful Adventures programs are designed for children ages 3 through 10. Each session will last one hour and include a story, hand-on materials, pictures from the Museum’s collections, and an art-making activity.

This workshop is part of the library’s ongoing program STEAM in the Art Gallery grant, exploring how art and design can enhance the learning process for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Programs are provided by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

 

Origami Workshop for Adults

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Please join us on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:30-8:30, for an origami workshop at the Malden Public Library! Origami enthusiast James Hollis will be teaching techniques to complete the iconic duck. Materials and instruction are free and will be provided, thanks to the funding of the Friends of the Malden Public Library. Space is limited to 15 people and advance registration is required, so please sign up early by calling the library at 781-324-0218 or visiting us at 36 Salem Street.

Mango’s Little Pim: Language Lessons for Kids

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Mango’s Little Pim is a fun, interactive language system for young learners! Little Pim includes animated videos and other tools to make learning a language simpler for kids. Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages. This site offers training in the following languages:

Arabic

Chinese

English

French

German

Hebrew

Italian

Japanese

Russian

Spanish

Converse LEGO Club 2015 Photos

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Take a look at the many creations put together by the Converse LEGO club members so far this year. We have created everything from Pixel to planes, race cars to tiny Libraries.  The Converse LEGO Club will return this Fall, so keep your eyes open on the Teen page for more announcements of when and where.

 

 
2015 Converse Lego Club Creations

 

Live on the Lawn featuring Hungrytown

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Join us on Wednesday, August 19th @ 7 pm on our front lawn for our final 2015 Live on the Lawn Concert Series featuring Hungrytown.

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown–have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand.  Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia.

Board Game Night for Adults

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PCatan-Basico-Nuevolease join us Wednesday, September 9th in the Program Room from 6:30-8:30 PM for Board Game Night for Adults.

Bring your own board games, or play with the library’s collection that includes: Settlers of Catan, Ticket To Ride, Dominion, Can’t Stop, Forbidden Island and more! Snacks and Refreshments will be served.

Young Adult End of Summer Wrap-Up

End of Summer Reading Party 2014

comic-bamThanks to all the Teens that took part in the Summer Reading program and came out to our End of the Summer Party. We had over 60 teens sign up, and all told you collectively read over 2000 hours! Our winners combined read over 500 hours together alone.

Check out the photos on the Library’s flickr account below to relive the memories of all of our programs:

YA Summer Reading Programs 2015

From the Malden Public Library have a great rest of the Summer. We will continue to offer programs and events geared specifically towards teens in the coming months, so keep and eye out for our online postings and flyers in the Young Adult Room.

This program was made possible by Preotle, Lane & Associates.