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Mon-Thu*: 9AM - 9PM
Fri-Sat: 9AM - 6PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
Mon: 9AM - 8:45PM
Tue: 9AM - 6PM
Wed: 9AM - 8:45PM
Thu*: 9AM - 6PM
Fri: 9AM - 5:45PM
Sat: 9AM - 5:45PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
The Library is closed on Sundays and Holidays.
On Thursday, October 2, at 7 p.m., join us for an author’s talk and book signing with Dee Morris, social historian and author of the new book Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Seances, Mediums and Immortality. Spiritualism flourished in Boston from the first rumblings of the Civil War until the early twentieth century. Numerous clairvoyants claimed to bring messages from beyond the grave at séances and public meetings. Motives for belief were varied. While many earnestly believed in the movement, there were those who took advantage of naïve Bostonians. Determined to expose charlatans, world-renowned magician Harry Houdini declared the famous medium and Bostonian Mina “Margery” Crandon a fake. Join author Dee Morris as she navigates the complex history of Boston’s spiritualist movement.
Dee Morris is an independent scholar and educational consultant specializing in the nineteenth-century history of Greater Boston. She presents walking tours at Forest Hills Cemetery (Jamaica Plain) and programs at libraries, schools and historical societies. Her goal is to connect people with their civic ancestors.
Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, September 24th, from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a recent film starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Dennis Leary, and Frank Langella.
On NFL draft day, Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the chance to save the Cleveland Browns football team when he can make a trade for the number one draft pick or go with the longshot underdog player.
Richard Roeper describes the film as “a human drama sprinkled with a number of laughs,” and The Boston Globe writes that “Costner…has made the sports genre his own.”
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 (110 min.)
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative, the creative writing group for adults, meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7PM beginning October 2nd. The first meeting will be an introductory meeting to the group, and there is no registration. You must attend the first meeting. Join the group if you would like to discuss writing with peers, develop your writing, and have the opportunity to read your work to the public. To learn more about the group, visit its website, or contact Evangeline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays & Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Beginning September 20, Song & Rhyme Time will be offered weekly on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This early literacy program is appropriate for young children (ages 6 months to 4 years) and features nursery rhymes, songs, and a simple picture book. No registration is necessary–just come on by!
You may register for Fall Preschool Storytime by telephone now (781-324-0218 or 781-388-0803) or in person (after Sept. 10) in the Children’s Room.
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 years will take place on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning September 18 and ending October 23. This program features picture books, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft. Regular attendance is expected.
THE FIRST MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the first Monday of each month to discuss titles selected by members of the group.
• Oct. 6, 2014 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
It’s 1775. A very businessman-like British gentleman makes his way into the heart of Paris. He’s on a very unsettling mission. Eighteen years ago, a French doctor was imprisoned without any warning (or any trial). He’s been locked up in the worst prison of all prisons, the Bastille. After almost two decades, he was released – again without any explanation – and he’s currently staying with an old servant, Ernst Defarge. Dr. Manette may be free, but he’s still a broken man. He spends most of his time cobbling together shoes and pacing up and down in his dark room. Too accustomed to the space of a prison to understand that he can actually leave his room, Dr. Manette seems doomed to live a pitiful life. Today, Mr. Lorry (that’s our British businessman) is on a mission to the French doctor.
• Nov. 3, 2014 – The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
• Dec. 1, 2014 – Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
• Jan. 5, 2015 – Once we were Brothers by Ronald Balson
THE BOOKER PRIZE DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Since 1969, the “Booker Prize” has been awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa. As of September 2013, selection for the “longlist” has been opened to American authors.
* Sept. 24, 2014 – The Underground Man by Mick Jackson; and continued discussion of The Orchard on Fire by Shena MacKay
Set in the small English village of Stonebridge, the Orchard on Fire tells the story of eight-year-old April Harlency’s coming-of-age in a place where the charm of the local landscape contrasts sharply with the prejudices and vagaries of the adult world.
* Oct. 22, 2014 – Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
* Nov. 19, 2014 – The Industry of Souls by Martin Booth
Just pick a group that’s convenient! New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.
The Friends of the Malden Public Library’s annual book and bake sale has expanded! This year’s sale will be Saturday, October 25, from 10-4PM AND Sunday, October 26, from 12-3PM. The Friends-only preview will be Friday, October 24, from 6-9PM. Books, movies, music, baked goods and more will be for sale. Hardcovers $1, paperbacks $0.50, children’s books 5/$1 or $0.25. There are over 40,000 books on all subjects! Call the library at 781-324-0218 if you have any questions.
The Malden DPW and Highland Shredding present Paper Shredding for the Library
When: Saturday, September 20th from 9AM – Noon
Where: The DPW Yard, 356 Commercial St.
Price: $5 per brown grocery bag full of paper
All proceeds will fund programming and materials for the Malden Public Library.