Blog: Month: March 2015

Malden Reads Movie Night: Wed., March 25th: 6:00-8:30pm

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Join us on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:00-8:30pm in the Maccario Room for the Malden Public Library’s second Malden Reads film screening. We will be showing Google And The World Brain, a movie which explores some of the themes in Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore—the power of books, technology, and knowledge, new and old.

Google And The World Brain “…is the story of Google’s most ambitious project ever and the people who are trying to stop it. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence.” They scanned these books illegally without respecting copyright laws. Is Google stealing library books? Please join us for a discussion.

Lucas McNelly of The Huffington Post writes about that the film is “endlessly fascinating and engaging. It’s probably the best documentary you’ll see all year.” Julie Fischer ofIndiewire writes that Google And The World Brain is “a masterful documentary.”

The discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore will follow the movie. This film is free and open to the public and is accessible. Please call us at 781-324-0218 for more information.

Converse Lego Club Begins March 26th

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Thursday, March 26th from 3:00–4:30 PM.

Come play with Lego blocks in the new Converse Lego Club: Arts & Bricks. This is a free creative building club for kids that love Legos. Registration required, call 781-324-0218. For Kids 5th through 8th Grade.

STEAM is a movement which advocates adding art and design to the national STEM agenda, to develop creativity and problem solving necessary to foster economic growth and competitiveness in the coming century.

STEAM in the Art Gallery is sponsored with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional funds from the Friends of the Malden Public Library. For more information, contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 or check out our calendar of events at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.