Blog: Month: January 2018

YA Movie Aftenoon – February 1st

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on Thursday February 1st from 3:00 – 5:00 PM as we enter into the world of My Little Pony. Based on the smash hit animated TV show, the Ponies jump to the big screen with their 2017 feature film debut. In addition to all the voice actors from the show the movie has the talents of Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Sia and Taye Diggs. Everypony is invited to enjoy snacks, drinks and popcorn as we watch the film.

Lasting Impressions of Japan: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond

“Lasting Impressions of Japan: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond,” an exhibition featuring ukiyo-e prints by the Japanese artists Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi will open on January 23 and run through March 23.   An Opening Reception and Gallery Talk will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The exhibition is a collaboration between the Malden Public Library and the Malden Historical Society.

This will be the first exhibition of these historic prints, purchased by the library in 1912, in over one-hundred years.  The exhibition also includes stunning examples of Japanese traditional dress and ceramic art, including formal, semi-formal, and casual kimono, haori jackets from the collections of the Malden Historical Society.

The woodblock ukiyo-e prints show images of everyday Japan and were mass-produced for popular consumption in the Edo period (1615-1868).  Brought to Europe and America, these prints influenced many Western artists, including Monet and Van Gogh; as well as the creators of our popular manga and anime series.  Among the treasured prints exhibited are works by Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his work “Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa” or “The Great Wave” from his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

Exhibition hours are: Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.  For more information or group tours call 781-324-0218.




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 January 31, 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.

Movie Night: Wed., Jan. 24th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the graphic novel, Atomic Blonde.  The film stars Charlize Theron, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and James McAvoy.

Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is an undercover MI6 agent in 1989 Cold War Berlin, sent there just days before the collapse of the Berlin Wall.  As she investigates the murder of a fellow agent she begins to uncover a ruthless espionage ring. writes, “Theron’s commanding performance is remarkable” and Richard Roeper writes, “The visuals in Atomic Blonde pop right off the screen.” Rolling Stone adds, “Theron…is pure…poetry in motion. She’s a stone-cold badass. How can you resist?”

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 R (115 min.)