Chinese Tea and Appreciation of Art

Chinese Cultural Connection and the Malden Public Library invite you to Chinese Tea Appreciation and Art on Saturday, March 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Free.  Registration required.  RSVP to 781-321-6316.

Malden Reads Movie Night: Tues., March 27th: 6:30-8:30pm

Join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30-8:30pm at the Malden Public Library’s first Malden Reads film screening for the 2018 book selection, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.  We will be showing I Am Not Your Negro narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.  This documentary is based on the James Baldwin’s unfinished book, Remember This House, highlighting Baldwin’s crucial and prophetic observations on race relations in America.

I Am Not Your Negro explores the history of racism in the United States through novelist James Baldwin’s eyes.  He recalls his meetings with Civil Rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medgar Evers.  Director Raoul Peck uses archival footage of James Baldwin’s conversations on race and he includes footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history.

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 98% approval rating and TIME Magazine writes that the film is “A compelling document that works as a mini-history of black racial identity in America from the mid- to late-20th century and beyond.”  The Washington Post writes it is “a brilliant piece of filmic writing, one that bursts with fierce urgency,” and the Rolling Stone writes, “It’s unmissable and unforgettable.”

Don’t miss this special screening of I Am Not Your Negro.

A discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, The Hate U Give, will follow the movie.  Movie times are approximate.  This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG-13 (94 min.)

Welcome To The Malden Public Library!!

Several students from the Immigrant Learning Center got their Library cards today. Welcome to the Malden Public Library!

YA Gaming Afternoon – March 15th

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to relax, hang out and snack at our YA Gaming Party in the Maccario Room on March 15th from 3:00 – 4:30. We will have video game and boardgame, along with some pizza and snacks. Enjoy some Smash Bros and roll some dice as we take some time away from the March weather and enjoy the Malden Public Library.

YA Movie Aftenoon – March 8th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on Thursday March 8th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM as we enter into the world of Viking gods and goddesses in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Based on the popular “Thor” comic book character created by Stan Lee, this film is the third in an action packed and humor driven series.

Artist Reception featuring Rod Peterson

Join us Thursday, March 1 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception for our Rotating Art Exhibit Artist Rod Peterson! View his watercolor collection titled “A Few of My Favorite Places to Paint”. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Dr. John Hill presents “Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness”

Dr. John Hill presents “Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness”

On Wednesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. John E. Hill, award-winning Professor of Politics and History at Curry College, will present his new work, Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness published by Palgrave MacMillan, 2016This work examines Adam Smith’s main principles in Wealth of Nations as the basis for effective policymaking. Free market interpretations of Smith, the book argues, grossly misrepresent his thought, emphasizing only liberty and not also equality and justice. This book suggests policies that combine all three in order for happiness to be maximized.

Adam Smith, the “father of capitalism,” proposed several principles that would help mitigate or eliminate some of the problems we face as a nation today. Many assume that our current laissez-faire capitalism applies his principles. But, in contrast to the libertarianism of the United States, Smith’s recipe to increase everyone’s wealth and happiness was justice, liberty, and equality. His famous book, Wealth of Nations, provides several additional principles that might promote the good life for all. Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness explains these principles and offers examples of how they might be applied in the United States today.

Dr. Hill is the author of Revolutionary Values for a New Millennium (2000); Democracy, Equality and Justice: John Adams, Adam Smith and Political Economy (2007); and a revised and expanded second edition, Democracy, Equality and Justice: John Adams, Adam Smith, and Political Economy (2007).  Curry College has recognized Professor Hill as Person of the Year and for excellence in academic advising. In addition Curry has given him two Faculty Achievement Awards, and he has received a national award for advising. For 2007, Curry honored him by naming him Curry Fellow, the first ever named. As Fellow, he continued his research on John Adams and especially on Adam Smith, taught a course each semester, made guest appearances in various classes, and gave two public lectures. He contributes blogs to “The Public Humanist,” a blog project of Mass Humanities.  The program is free and open to all.   Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden.

Rotating Art Exhibit for Local Artists

Are you a local Malden artist looking to display your work?

The Malden Public Library has just started a monthly Rotating Art Exhibit! Through February 14, 2018, you can apply to showcase your art in the library, hanging in a hallway and/or enclosed in a glass case. Please visit our Rotating Art Exhibit webpage for more information about our Art policy and application requirements.

YA Craft Time – Perler Beads February 22nd

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to take part in our popular Perler Bead Craft Programs on Thursday, February 22nd from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Maccario Room of the library.

Come and design your own art, jewelry, or collectible figure made entirely out of small fused beads. All the materials are provided, but feel free to look of your own designs online beforehand, and we will have some printed out here as well.