Blog: Month: April 2019

Art Night: New Works/New Acquisitions – Frank Stella and More

Did you know the Malden Public Library has acquired several exciting new works of art in the last few months? On Wednesday, April 17th, explore these amazing art works and the beautiful 1885 Converse Memorial Building.  The curated tour will include new acquisitions by artists Frank Stella, Stanley Woodward, Marguerite Pearson, Nicole Wittenberg and more.  The tour will begin promptly at 6 p.m.  The event is free but limited to 25.  Register by calling 781-324-0218.

Image: Parker 2017, wax and pigment on canvas by Nicole Wittenberg

Malden Reads: Skype with Lisa See

Join us on April 23 from 6:45-8:00 pm here at the Malden Public Library for a discussion with the author of this years’ Malden Reads selection The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Tea from MEM Tea and light refreshments will be served at 6:45 and the Skype with the author starts at 7:15.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Whalemobile – Wednesday, April 17

On Wednesday, April 17, at 2:30 pm, Cynde McInnis will present her Whalemobile program, which includes Nile, the 43-foot inflatable humpback whale (on the library front lawn) and a special multimedia presentation about whales.

Children will learn how whales are similar to humans as well as information about the real Nile: her migratory path, how many calves she has had, and more!

Most appropriate for children in grades K-5.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Libraries = Strong Communities = National Library Week

National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” and  Gates Foundation Co-founder Melinda Gates will serve as 2019 National Library Week Honorary Chair.   First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April.

Thursday, April 25 7PM Author Talk with Jack Kelly III & Paul Hammersley

Sharp Needle is an autobiographical account of Jack Kelly’s tragic spiral into heroin addiction, recovery and running for office, in the cutthroat world of Boston Politics. After sustaining a significant shoulder injury Jack was prescribed opiate pain meds and became addicted. Quickly, Jack descended into the sordid life of heroin that ultimately lead to homelessness and the loss of his family. But at the age of 22, Jack found recovery and battled his way back.

Jack has advised and served on various boards for public health policy and substance use disorder. He founded a mobile app tech startup, connecting people in recovery to one another from their phones. Jack remains a vocal leader on issues surrounding addiction and recovery.

Paul Hammersley, Malden’s Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist, serves to help residents navigate the treatment system, promote recovery, help to remove barriers, connect people with recovery support services and also encourage hope, optimism and promote healthy living.
Paul is a recovery and empowerment specialist and is also a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach who guides people through the process while supporting recovery based choices, goals, and decisions.

Books will be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public.
Call the library at 781-324-0218 with any questions.