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MPL Closed Monday, Jan. 21

The Malden Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22nd.

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

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent film based on the bestselling novel, The Hate U Give, which was also the 2018 Malden Reads book selection.  The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Common.  The film is directed by George Tillman, Jr.

“Starr [Carter] witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”

The New Yorker writes “The Hate U Give is [a] rare movie…[a] distinctive and exceptional political film.”  Forbes calls it “an Oscar-worthy masterpiece,” and “one of the best movies of the year.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97% approval rating.

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 (133 min.)

Library Closed Monday and Tuesday, 12/31 and 1/1/19

Malden Public Library will be closed on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019!

 

Artist Reception: December 10th

Join us Monday, December 10 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art December Artist Maria Tiro! Tiro’s exhibit features beautiful miniature art that has a lot of detail. One of the most exquisite pieces is titled “Winter on the Common” that is black and white with just a hint of blue. Her work will be on display at the Library for the month of December.

YA Winter Party – Thursday, Dec. 6th

Hello Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade.

This December 6th we will have a Winter Party in the Maccario Room of the Malden Public Library. Join us from 3:00-4:30 to relax and play some games and enjoy some snacks with friends.

21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser

The Malden Public Library’s 21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser fast approaches.  Trivia will be held at Anthony’s Restaurant on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and we are looking for anyone that wants to support the library and have a great evening of fun.

To get details and to see great shots of previous Triple Threat Trivia players, please click HERE.

#Giving Tuesday – Support the Friends of the Malden Public Library

Want to show your support for the library on #Giving Tuesday.  Support the Friends of the Malden Public Library!  The Friends of the Library is a volunteer run, non-profit organization whose purpose is the support the mission of the Malden Public Library.

https://www.friendsofmaldenlibrary.org/

Donations to the Friends support: museum discount pass program, computer and technology purchases, children’s programming, high-demand best-selling books, free wireless internet access, summer reading programs, Malden Reads events, annual holiday concert, game and movie nights, and much more!

What is #Giving Tuesday?  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Salvation Army Christmas Angels and Food Drive

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is a great way to bring joy into a child’s life. It’s easy and gratifying to make sure there is a much needed present waiting for a youngster when they wake up Christmas morning. Simply select a paper Angel from among those adorning the Angel Tree at the Circulation Desk; each represents a child and includes information such as their first name, age, gender and wished for gift. No need to wrap the present. Just drop off the gift with its Angel tag at the Circulation Desk by Dec. 13 for distribution through the organization’s Toy Store.

The food drive continues as the Library collects for the Salvation Army’s work during the Christmas season. These non-perishables are suggested by the staff: peanut butter, tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and pasta. Donations of ethnic foods are encouraged. The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk through the end of December.