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YA Movie Afternoon – September 28th

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to the YA Movie Afternoon on Thursday, September 28th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room. Drinks and Snacks will be provided, as we watch one of the biggest Comic Book Films of the year from Marvel Studios. Join the crew with Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot as they save the Galaxy a second time.

Thursday, October 5th 7-8:30PM 2017-2018 Season Information Session

    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 will host their Informational Session on Thursday, October 5th. Here we will go over group expectations, group etiquette, hear first-hand experiences from previous season members, and answer any questions.

At the end of this session interested parties will sign up for the 2017-2018 season. You must attend the Informational Session in order to sign up — the group will then be closed to additional members until the 2018-2019 season. The group meets the first and third Thursday evenings at 7pm, October-May.

Contact the Facilitator, Evangeline Vickery, by email at tmwc@evangelinevickery.com or call the library at 781-324-0218 with any questions.

Paying for Assisted Living: A Presentation for Seniors and Their Caregivers

September 14th • 6:00 – 7:30 pm ~ Malden Public Library

Families researching senior living options are often under pressure and time constraint and it can be difficult to weigh the value of one program or community over another under those conditions. With a better understanding of the structure and terminology of the assisted living industry, guests will be armed with clear and useful information that can aid in making an educated decision that will ultimately improve quality of life for themselves or their loved ones.

We will discuss commonly asked questions such as:

  • What is included in my monthly rent?
  • What’s the difference between a tiered and all inclusive pricing structure?
  • Who chooses assisted living?

Join us for light refreshments along with our presentation. Q&A will follow.

Please RSVP to info@forestdalepark.com or call 781.333.8903

Sponsored by Forestdale Park Assisted Living & Compass Memory Support

Turkish Ebru Art—Water Marbling

Ebru art is the technique of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper. Join us on Sept. 12th from 5:45–8:45 pm to learn this fascinating technique with Ebru artist Fatma Ozkan. This is a 3-hour demonstration and hands-on workshop for adults. Registration is required. Call 781.324.0218 or drop by the Information desk to sign up.

Movie Night: Wed., Sept. 27th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 6:00-8:30 pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the DC Comics superhero, Wonder Woman.  The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright and is directed by Patty Jenkins.

Before she became Wonder Woman, Diana (Gadot) was the princess of the Amazons and a trained warrior on a remote island paradise.  When a pilot (Pine) crashes his plane on the shore, Diana learns of a raging war in the outside world.  When she leaves her home, she discovers her full powers and her destiny as Wonder Woman.

Film Comment writes, “Wonder Woman is a spectacular delight,” and Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 92% approval rating.  RogerEbert.com writes, “Gadot wonderfully inhabits the mix of curiosity, sincerity, badassery, and compassion that has undergirded Wonder Woman since the beginning…she evokes a classic heroism.”

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 (141 min.)

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

A public library card is a ticket to free educational resources and activities. A library card provides access to a variety of in print and online digital media, including downloadable books, magazines, movies, music and more.

If you haven’t been to your local library lately, September is a great time for a visit.

MPL Summer Reading Lists

Here is the Integrated Malden Public Library Programming Calendar. We have planned many fun events throughout the summer for kids, teens, and adults.

MPL Summer Calendar 2017

We know summer also means reading for school. Here are links to find the books that have been assigned for YOU! We will continue adding readings lists as we get them from the Malden schools.

Title 1 Summer Readings Lists for Grades K–8 (including Reading Responses and Logs)

6th grade Summer Reading 2016-2017

7th grade Summer Reading 2016-2017

8th grade Summer Reading 2016-2017

Malden High School Summer Reading Lists 2017

Fairy House Festival & Story Time with Library Director

Your favorite Fairy House Festival is back for 2017! Councillor Barbara Murphy invites you to attend Malden’s Very Own Fairy House Festival on Saturday, August 26 from Noon to 4 p.m. at Pine Banks Park.

Bring your fairies, gnomes, and elves for an enchanting experience. They’ll learn how to build fairy houses and gnome homes on a special wooded trail that is known for its high year-long population of fairies. There will be storytelling, children’s crafts, activities, and games — all focused on fairies and nature. Fairy, gnome, and other appropriate costumes are encouraged but not required. Food vendors will be on site. No registration required.

Fairy Houses are structures for fairies and nature’s other friends (hobbits, elves, gnomes, trolls) to visit.  These whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.   Individuals and groups are welcome to enter pre-built houses. Pre-built houses will be part of the Fairy House Walk and will be entered into a contest. If you would like to pre-build a house contact Councillor Barbara Murphy at murphyforward5@yahoo.com.

All Fairy Houses built the day of the event will receive official Fairy House Builder’s Certificates.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at Pine Banks Park a natural habitat located in Malden.

Special Events:

1:00 PM Story Time Malden Public Library Director, Dora St. Martin

 

Browse This: Magazines

Have you visited the first floor magazine collection lately? Have you searched the catalog for magazines you are interested in? You can check out most of our 140 titles, except for the current issue. We’re keeping the most recent copies in the library so everyone can browse them while they’re hot off the press.  So, next time you’re in the library, take a look at our fabulous magazine collection, find a comfy place to relax, and enjoy.

The library’s magazine collection includes a varied collection from A to Z (literally): “American Craft” to “Yoga Journal.” Interested in the arts, check out our great collection of arts magazines: Art in American, Art New England, ArtNews and Craft Ideas.  Interested in cooking, check out Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Cooks Illustrated and Food Network Magazine. We also have magazines in Spanish and Chinese.

Enjoy reading magazines online – on your smartphone or computer, check out our e-magazine at

maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/type/magazines/

Zinio gives you access to the latest issues of over 5,000 popular magazines.  Read on your smartphone or tablet with the Zinio App for iOS and Android, or on your computer with your web browser.  All Zinio titles are always available and you can borrow as many titles as you want, whenever you want.  Use your Library card number and PIN number create an account in the app for iOS or Android, or on our Zinio page.

Tonight Summer Concert Live on the Lawn featuring One and All on Aug 23

The “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, August 23, at 7:00 pm with a night of music featuring the band One and All.  One and All is a youthful and exciting band of musicians of coming together to create a wonderful evening of world music.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be held inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

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