Blog: Month: June 2019

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Malden Declaration Celebration

Malden Instructions in Historical Context

Join us on Tuesday, June 25th, at 6:30 for Malden Instructions in Historical Context.  Have you wondered how Maldonians became revolutionaries in the 1770s? And how political divisions with Britain—and with neighbors—rocked their world? Explore the events in Massachusetts, Greater Boston, and Malden that led up to the drafting of the Malden Instructions—our declaration of support for American Independence. Learn how Malden dealt with the siege of Boston and why we sent instructions to the Provisional Congress (and what the Provisional Congress was, anyway).

Malden Declaration Day Historic Reading

On Friday, June 28th, please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day .  Schedule :  4:00-6:00 p.m. Malden Instructions Exhibition, a display of the original version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period;  6:00 to 7:00 PM  Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Annual Reading of the town “Instructions” on the library front lawn.  Residents are encouraged to come in costume.  All are welcome.

This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Program is free and open to all.

 

Movie Night: Wed. July 17th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent documentary about Apollo 11 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, July 20, 1969.  Rolling Stone writes of the movie, “It is a revelation….”  This movie is part of our Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

“From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making…the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.”

RogerEbert.com writes “Apollo 11 isn’t like other documentaries about the first moon mission. In fact it isn’t like most other movies period.”  Rolling Stone adds, “This doesn’t just feel like a movie.  It gives you the sensation that you’ve been transported right into the middle of history.”

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 G (93 min.)

YA Museum of Science Night Sky

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to explore the cosmos in the Maccario Room of the Malden Public Library on August 29th, from 3:00-4:30 PM. The Museum of Science traveling program will be present with their inflatable Star Dome to show off constellations and the night Sky inside the library.

Young Adult Summer’s End Wrap-Up Party!

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade are invited to take part in our Wrap-Up party for Summer Reading.

We will have pizza, snacks and drinks as well as a raffle for prizes based on how much you read this Summer. Everyone that attends the party will have a chance to gain a prize though with a ticket at entry.

We will announce the overall winners for the Summer Reading Program’s top readers as well. Come for the snacks and games and stay for the drawing.

 

YA Movie Afternoon – August 8th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on August 8th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the Marvel comic books “Captain Marvel” and the character of Brie Larson is an ex-test pilot drafted to join an alien space force and returns to her native Earth to fight enemies and discover her past.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.

Young Adult Yoga Class

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to relax and rejoice in a free Yoga Class offered in the cool of the Maccario Room. Join us August 7th from 3:00 – 4:30 for Yoga as we stretch and pose into a zen mindset.

The library has small mats for your use, though feel free to bring your own. Work-out clothing is suggested but not required.

YA Anime Afternoon

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to Go Beyond…PLUS ULTRA! We will be having our annual Anime Afternoon on Thursday, July 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Come for the snacks and drinks, and get a gift bag based on the popular anime show “My Hero Academia” on your way out.

The film is set in the sensei-super hero world based on the manga “Boku No Academia” and has all your favorite students from classroom 1A. Come and enjoy this action packed adventure the way it should be enjoyed, with your friends at the Library!

YA Movie Afternoon

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on July 18th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the comic books “SHAZAM!” and the character of Captain Marvel, Billy Batson is a regular teen who after being given super-powers by a wizard tries his best to become a hero.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.

SUMMER HOURS

Malden Public Library will be closed on Saturdays from now until September 7th.

We will also be closed on Thursday evenings. Thursday hours will be 9 am to 6 pm.

Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off

Young Adults going into the 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join the Summer Reading program at the Malden Public Library, and enjoy our Kick-Off party on FRIDAY June 28th from 3:00-4:30 in the Maccario Room.

We will have games, pizza, snack and drinks to enjoy while you hang out and get ready for a Summer of fun at the MPL. Sign-up gift bags for the Summer Reading program will be available, though our supply is limited so sign up soon.