Summer Reading sign up begins June 16. You can start logging your reading on June 30. Don’t miss the Summer Reading Kick-off Ice Cream Party on Thursday, June 26 from 1:00 to 2:30. Special thanks to Dairy Delight and Preotle and Lane Associates.
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Mon-Wed: 9AM - 9PM
Thu*-Fri: 9AM - 6PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
Mon: 9AM - 8:45PM
Tue: 9AM - 6PM
Wed: 9AM - 8:45PM
Thu*: 9AM - 5:45PM
Fri: 9AM - 5:45PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
The Library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 23, at 7:00 pm with the acoustic vintage jazz and blues trio, Outrageous Fortune. Outrageous Fortune’s repertoire features innovative arrangements of early jazz, including Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong; blues and jug band music (Robert Johnson and the Memphis Jug Band). The trio features Chris Welles on guitar; Rod Thomas on harmonica; and Dan Dick on jug, washboard, upright bass and dobro.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street). Grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy some great entertainment!
The Live on the Lawn Summer Concert Series continues on August 6 and August 20. All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from Brookline Bank and the Friends of the Malden Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, concerts will be held inside the library. More information about the band can be found at their website, OutrageousFortune.org.
Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00-8:30pm for part of our Adult Summer Reading Program. The movie is based on The New York Times bestseller, Labor Day, by Joyce Maynard. One critic refers to the book as a “sexy page-turning, poignant story…[where] Joyce Maynard is at her finest.”
As the Labor Day weekend approaches in a small New Hampshire town, a stranger arrives with a terrible secret that irrevocably changes the lives of the Wheeler family on a hazy, hot summer day. Don’t miss this guilty pleasure movie of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun Times, describes it as “…Great acting, graceful storytelling, plus pie.” The movie stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Rated PG-13 (111 min.)
Filmed locally in Acton, Shelburne Falls, Sutton, Belchertown, Mansfield, Natick, Medfield, and Medway, Massachusetts and at Canobie Lake in Salem, New Hampshire, The New York Post calls the movie “(a) small-scale gem.”
This film is the third in our series of three films for our Summer Reading theme of “Literary Elements.” Enter to win fun prizes. Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, July 30th at 6:00-8:30 (Maccario Room). This event is free and open to the public and is accessible. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.
Borrow new music albums & audiobooks for free with your library card–no waiting! Movies and TV episodes are also available to borrow for free. Download to your device or stream from your computer using the Hoopla database; just click on our eLibrary page and then select Hoopla. Need more info? Give us a call at 781-324-0218 or stop in at the Information Desk.
If you are unable to come to the library because of physical limitations, consider using our Homebound Delivery Service. Every four weeks our van delivers library materials to those Malden residents who are unable to make regular visits to the Library.
If you or a member of your family is a qualified Malden resident and interested in this service, just call 781-324-0218, and ask to speak with Mr. Pease.
If you’re trying to learn a new language, you may already be familiar with Mango Languages, an awesome resource available through the library for free. If you haven’t logged on recently, it’s time to revisit! With an ever-growing list of available languages and new premium content like videos in their original languages, Mango is better than ever. Watch videos with subtitles, or in an interactive mode so you can think more deeply about the language you are learning and begin to use it naturally.
Visit our eLibrary page and click on Mango Languages to get started. You’ll log in with your library card number and be able to create your own account so you can leave and come back to the right place in your lessons. Many new languages are now available, and some of the most-used languages now offer more courses so you can keep learning!
(click on the image to enlarge so you can read the list of offered languages!
English as a Second Language courses are also available.)
Whether you’re studying for college entrance exams, occupational exams, the citizenship test, or just trying to brush up on math or reading skills, there are resources to help. Learning Express is an online database you can access for free—even from home—using your Malden or Boston library card number and 4-digit PIN.
Get study help with subjects like:
High School Equivalency
Career Preparation and Information
Visit http://www.bpl.org/electronic/alpha.asp#l and click on “LearningExpress Library” to get started!
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.
• July 23, 2014 – The Riders by Tim Winton
The Riders is a superbly written and a darkly haunting story of a lovesick man in a vain search for a vanished woman. It is a powerfully accurate account of marriage today, of the demons that trouble relationships, of resurrection found in the will to keep going. The Riders is also a moving story about the relationship between a loving man and his tough, bright daughter.
* Aug. 27, 2014 – The Orchard on Fire by Shena MacKay
* Sept. 24, 2014 – The Underground Man by Mick Jackson
* Oct. 22, 2014 – Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
* Nov. 19, 2014 – The Industry of Souls by Martin Booth
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.
• Aug. 4, 2014 – The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play. So begins The Hangman’s Daughter–the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendant of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.
• Sept. 8, 2014 – The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
• Oct. 6, 2014 – Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
• Nov. 3, 2014 – Once we were Brothers by Ronald Balson
Just pick a group that’s convenient! New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.
Try it out at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary and click on Hoopla Digital.
When you Sign Up for an account, select Boston Public Library as your library, and log in with your Malden Public Library card number and PIN…and away you go!
Movies and TV episodes have a 3-day loan period; Music albums can be borrowed for 1 week, and Audiobooks for 3 weeks. For this service, there is a 10-borrow limit per person, per month.
Need more information or assistance? Please ask a librarian or call the library at 781-324-0218
If you listen to audiobooks, try our new OneClick Digital database! You can download audiobooks to your computer, or listen on a KindleFire, Android, or Apple device–all free, with your library card! Kindle Fire, Android, and Apple all have free apps available in their app stores which you will need to download titles onto your device.
Visit our OneClick Digital portal to get started. You can create an account with your Malden Public Library card number and start downloading titles right away.
There are no late charges–when a book expires, it returns itself! You can also renew titles, just like you would CDs, if you need a little longer to listen to them.
Best of all, there are many popular titles available without waiting–check it out and let us know what you think!
If you have questions, please call the Library at 781-324-0218 or stop in and visit a librarian at the Information Desk.