Blog: Month: October 2018

BOOK SALE!

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold their annual Fall book sale on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6–9 pm (Friends only preview evening) and Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 10 am–4 pm at the Malden Public Library. Young Adult and Adult paperbacks only 50¢ and hardcovers are $1. All children’s books are 25¢ each or 5 for $1.00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Holiday Food Drive

Take the opportunity to give back this season.
Library patrons can contribute to the Salvation Army’s work in Malden to make the holiday season festive for others.  Lend a hand in creating a memorable Thanksgiving for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate.

These items will be gladly accepted:

  •            stuffing
  •            dry gravy
  •            mashed potatoes
  •            canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
  •            apple sauce
  •            cranberry sauce
  •            peanut butter

Ethnic foods are welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry.

The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk.  The food drive will continue after Thanksgiving to accept donations for Christmas.

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

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie from 1960 about Norman Bates who is accused of being a “Psycho.”  The film stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Marion Crane (Leigh) is “an unsuspecting victim [who] visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Perkins).”

The movie is listed on the National Film Registry and The Telegraph writes, “Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror thriller Psycho is one of the most celebrated films in history.”  It is listed as #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Most Thrilling American Films. The movie has a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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 (109 min.)

BOOK LAUNCH! “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan Thursday, October 25, 2018 7PM

Join us for the launch of “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan, long-time member of the Malden Writers’ Collaborative on Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m.

Book Synopsis: “On the surface, Dorian Whitney seems like any other boy his age. He hangs out with his friends whenever he can, constantly complains about his daily chores around the house, and stays up late almost every night playing video games.

But in reality, he’s so different, there isn’t even a category to put him in.

In the 2015 Tablo.io NaNoWriMo winner,  a virus decimates the entire planet’s human population. No treatment or vaccine can be found, so contraction—meant death.

Humanity is forced to seek refuge in hermetically sealed self-sustaining bunkers, commonly referred to as ‘Biospheres’. The disease, however, remains active and continues to spread, despite the survivor’s best intentions and inexhaustible precautions. It is therefore commonplace for connections to become broken. The people of the network begin to call the silence that inevitably comes at the end of the line: The Darkness.”

Matt Brennan is a six-year member of the Malden Writing Collaborative and besides winning the 2015 NaNoWriMo Novel writing contest at Tablo.io has published a short story entitled The Glass Slipper Entanglement in the literary magazine eFiction India. A story he wrote in response to a writing prompt he received as a member of the collaborative.

Books will be available for purchase for $15, cash.

YA Movie Aftenoon – Thur. Oct 25th

Join us in the Maccario Room for another installment of the YA Movie Afternoons. We will have popcorn, snacks and drinks to enjoy alongside a new and popular movie. This Thursday, October 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 in the Maccario Room.

This movie is another blockbuster entry from Marvel’s cinematic universe, based on the superheroes “Ant-Man” and “The Wasp” and a sequel to the titular character’s 2015 film.