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TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wed. July 17th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent documentary about Apollo 11 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, July 20, 1969.  Rolling Stone writes of the movie, “It is a revelation….”  This movie is part of our Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

“From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making…the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.”

RogerEbert.com writes “Apollo 11 isn’t like other documentaries about the first moon mission. In fact it isn’t like most other movies period.”  Rolling Stone adds, “This doesn’t just feel like a movie.  It gives you the sensation that you’ve been transported right into the middle of history.”

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 G (93 min.)

1960s Moon Landing Party 18+
Monday, July 22nd 6:30-8:00PM

Join us on July 22nd at 6:30 PM to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

  • Watch footage from the moon landing
  • Dress up in 1960s style with our dress up trunk (or your own!)
  • Enjoy 1960s food
  • Play 1960s games
  • Listen to 1960s music
  • Win Prizes!

 

Call the library at 781-324-0218 to sign up!

Lesa Cline-Ransome: Author Presentation July 24

On Wednesday, July 24, the Malden Public Library will have the pleasure of hosting the award-winning author and former Malden resident, Lesa Cline-Ransome. For adults, there will be an informal author talk (bring your own bag lunch) from 1-2 pm.  Late that day, for children ages 7-11, there will be a formal author presentation from 3-4 pm. (Teens and adults are also welcome to attend this presentation.)

During her power point presentation for children, Ms. Cline-Ransome will discuss her early beginnings, how she began writing for children, the variety of projects she has written, read passages from her work and take students through the step by step process of creating a children’s book including gathering ideas, research and revision and briefly discuss the role of the illustrator. The end of the presentation will include a Q & A.

This program is generously funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Summer Concert with Brazilian music of Sonho Meu

The Live on the Lawn Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 24th at 7 p.m. featuring Sonho Meu.  Sonho Meu is fluent in traditional and popular music from across Brazil, from pagode and samba to MPB and baião. The Boston-based group digs deep into the rich and diverse styles of Brazilian music, taking pride in representing this classic slice of the country’s culture with love, respect and joy.
Luiz Silva, guitar; Jeff Francis, percussion; Diane Amelia Read, vocals

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 Series will continue with the Teal Street Band on August 7.  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Library. In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside.

Bonaparte’s Family Magic Concert – July 15

On Monday, July 15, at 7:00 pm, Bonaparte will present his entertaining Family Magic Concert. This award-winning show is filled with amazing magic tricks, hilarious comedy, and lots of audience participation. Come and see why Bonaparte is considered “Boston’s hottest magician!”

This program is funded by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Happy Birthday Mayor Converse at Fellsmere Park

The City of Malden and Councillor-At-Large Debbie DeMaria invite residents to celebrate the 199th birthday of Elisha Slade Converse on Thursday, July 25th at 11 AM at Fellsmere Park (Savin Street.) The event will include complimentary birthday cake, lemonade – and “shoe” themed crafts for the kids.

Fellsmere Park was established in 1893 with the efforts of Mayors Elisha Converse (1881-1893) and John Sleeper (1893-1903). Elisha Slade and Mary Diana Edmands Converse were major benefactors of many of Malden’s most important institutions, including the Malden Public Library (Converse Memorial Building), Pine Banks Park, the Malden YMCA, the First Baptist Church, the Malden Hospital, the Malden Home for the Aged Persons, the Malden Auditorium, Malden Industrial Aid Society, the Malden Day Nursery, and many other community organizations.  Converse also founded the Malden Bank, later the First National Bank, where he served as president for 30 years.

This event is part of the Go Local: Converse 2020 brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Beautiful City: Portraits of People at the Malden Public Library

Join us Wednesday, July 31st from 7:00-8:00pm for a Reception of our July Rotating Art Artist,
photographer, Carol Woodruff, of the Malden Public Library.  “Beautiful City” is a photography exhibit
highlighting the amazing diversity of people who visit the Malden Public Library every day. Join us
to view the photographs and a short film of this “Beautiful City.”  “This program is supported in part
by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council,a state agency.”

“Beautiful City” will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of July.

Youth Tie-Dye Craft

Youth in the 3rd through 12th grade can join us Friday, July 19th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM to create your own Tie-Dye t-shirt. We will be taking to the front lawn in good weather to rubber-band, dye and take home your own creations.

No sign-up required but space and supplies are limited, so make sure to arrive on time. Feel free to bring your own 100% Cotton shirt as well, but it is not required.

Star White and the 7 Droids – July 18

The Malden Public Library invites young audiences (ages 3-8) to see Kidstock! Creative Theater of Winchester’s touring production of Star White & the 7 Droids on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30am.

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away a rebellious princess found herself caring for 7 Droids in a small spaceship to hide from her evil Darth Stepfather! This hilarious mash-up of two stories will offer audience members the chance to engage in this exciting, interactive performance both from their seats as well as by volunteering to get “in on the act”!

This FREE program is sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.

Kidstock! offers classes throughout the year in Winchester and surrounding communities as well as birthday parties, school enrichment and family theater events.  Visit www.kidstocktheater.com to find out more!

Library Closed July 4th & 5th

The Malden Public Library will be closing at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd and will remain closed until Monday, July 8th at 9 am in observance of Independence Day.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.