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Enjoy the Sounds of Mardi Gras with Squeezebox Stompers on July 18

Squeezebox Stompers take the stage as the Live on the Lawn Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m.  Listening to the Squeezebox Stompers is like taking a walk through the streets of the French Quarter. Even in staid New England, every day is Mardi Gras with the Squeezebox Stompers. Wherever they go, they bring on the party with their mix of Zydeco, Cajun, blues and good ol’ roadhouse rock ‘n roll.

If you didn’t get to see them at the 2018 Boston Harborfest, come check out this amazing band.

Led by accordionist Rockin’ Ralph Tufo, formerly of the award-winning Boogaloo Swamis, the Stompers feature musicians who have decades of experience playing the roots and branches of American music. Ralph Tufo plays the accordion, piano, Anglo concertina and Cajun accordion. Ralph was a founding member of the Boogaloo Swamis who were 4 time Boston Music Award winners. The Swamis were largely responsible for the introduction of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music to New England. Guitarist Larry Plitt was the winner of the 2007 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, harmonica, and tin whistle is a veteran of the Boston jazz and blues scene. Andy Solberg, versed in jazz, folk, and blues drives the band with his scintillating bass lines. Mike Migliozzi on drums is a master of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orlean rhythms. Finally, Steve Latanision a virtuoso on fiddle, mandolin, and banjo adds an eclectic roots dimension to the band.

The Library’s Summer Series continues on August 1: Knock on Wood; and August 15: Outdoor Movie Night.

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 moved inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

 

YA Karaoke Party

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to sing their hearts out at our first ever Karaoke competition. Whether you like to belt out pop classics, classic rap or rock ballads you can enjoy yourself at our Karaoke party.

On Tuesday July 17th join us as we take the stage in the Maccario room to enjoy snacks, beverages and our new Karaoke machine. We will be singing from 3:00 – 4:30 PM

One random singer will be selected to win a prize, and the top singer as determined by the judges will earn a $20 Gift Card.

Youth Tie-Dye Craft

Youth in the 3rd through 12th grade can join us Friday, July 13th 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.

World of Owls, July 19, 3pm

On Thursday, July 19, from 3:00 to 4:00pm, Wingmasters will present World of Owls, an educational program featuring a variety of live owls. Attendees will learn many interesting facts about these magnificent birds of prey.

Recommended for ages 6 to 18.

Funded by the Mary and Phineas Tobe Trust.

Movie Night: Wed., July 25th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent movie sequel based on the book Jumanji where the characters are Welcome to the Jungle.  The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black.

“Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.”

The Chicago Sun-Times writes that the movie is “…one of the most fun movie-going experience…this year.  Huge kudos go to Johnson, Hart and especially Black for providing some truly entertaining performances.”

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme “Libraries Rock!”  We invite adults, children, and teens to join our Summer Reading program.  Please see our website for more details.

Join us for Movie Night for free popcorn and snacks and adults may enter our raffle to win some cool prizes, including movie tickets.

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 (119 min.)

Art Reception July 9th for Grace Julian Murthy

Join us Monday, July 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art July Artist Grace Julian Murthy! Her art is a journey of happiness that uses a visual language of humor, nostalgia, color, shape and everyday objects to illustrate that you can find joy in the simple things in life. She engages the viewer by using contrasting colors and juxtaposing the pop art style on wood. She welcomes the viewer on this joyous retro and fun journey. She believes that art exists all around us and all it takes to be appreciated is a closer look.

Murthy’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of July.

Ice Cream and Summer Reading Moved to Malden High School Cafeteria

Due to rain, today’s Summer Reading Ice Cream Kickoff will be held in the Malden High School cafeteria, across Salem Street.

Ice cream and summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Join us on Thursday, June 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. for our Summer Reading Kickoff Ice Cream Social. We will be scooping free ice cream, generously donated by Dairy Delight, on the Library’s front garden at 36 Salem St. and look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Hours at MPL

Beginning this week, the Library will be closed on Saturday until September 8, 2018.

Next Thursday (June 21st) will be the last Thursday evening the Library will be open until 9 pm. Beginning Thursday, June 28th, the Library will close at 6 pm.

Mamadou Kicks-Off “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series on July 11

The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:00 pm featuring the West African World-Fusion band, Mamadou.

Mamadou is known for their West African and world fusion sound and showcases the original musical works of Senegalese luminary Mamadou Diop.  Mamadou Diop has shared the stage and collaborating with African greats such as Baaba Maal, Mamadou Jimi Mbaye and Mbaye Dieye Faye in the Madison Band, Thione Seck, Nicolas Menheim and Papa Seck in the band Africando, and the Grand Soda Mama, among others, Mamadou introduced his signature rhythm guitar sound.  Mamadou is one of the most respected rhythm guitarists from his country and an accomplished sabar (Senegalese hand and stick) and djembe drummer.

Mamadou Diop has had opportunities to connect with influential giants including James Brown, the Jackson Five with Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela – all personal inspirations for his art.  Now, fronting his own award-winning band, he resides in the USA composing and performing new and amazing songs about peace, love, hope, family and friendship, bringing a positive vibe to our world.

The Library’s Summer Series continues on July 18: Squeezbox Stompers; August 1: Knock on Wood; and August 15: Outdoor Movie Night.

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 moved inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.