Blog: Author: Caron Guigli

Local Author Talk

Join us at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, September 24 from 7–8 pm for a talk with Joseph Bebo, author of Alex A Lesson in Courage.  This is a true story about a Malden boy with special needs named Alex, as told by his parents, his teachers, coaches, friends, neighbors, a high school principal, and the mayor of a city. It demonstrates how inclusion can change not only the life of someone with special needs, but the lives of everyone involved. It’s a story about courage, acceptance, and overcoming adversity. Alex’s story is a story of hope, of how love turned a seeming tragedy into a wondrous joy.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Rotating Art—August artist April Jakubec

“Women in Bloom” is a portrait series showcasing a diverse group of women whose faces have been partially obscured by botanicals, celebrating women’s mental well-being. Floral bouquets emerging from the women’s heads represent the normal variation among our brains— including mental illness—and what mental health looks like for that person.
April Jakubec is first and foremost a mental health advocate, working on her PhD to promote the human rights of adults with severe mental illness. As a sort of self-therapy to cope with her own mental health diagnoses, April has put her own vision of mental health on canvas— fearlessly glam women adorned with sparkling blooms.
These colorful acrylic, multi-media paintings are embellished with a splash of glitter and coated in high-gloss resin. The collection also includes painted flower pots and glittering busts, along with decorated mirrors for visitors to catch a glimpse of themselves through the artist’s lens.

April’s art will be on display for the month of August.

Beautiful City: Portraits of People at the Malden Public Library

Join us Wednesday, July 31st from 7:00-8:00pm for a Reception of our July Rotating Art Artist,
photographer, Carol Woodruff, of the Malden Public Library.  “Beautiful City” is a photography exhibit
highlighting the amazing diversity of people who visit the Malden Public Library every day. Join us
to view the photographs and a short film of this “Beautiful City.”  “This program is supported in part
by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council,a state agency.”

“Beautiful City” will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of July.

Ice Cream Social @ the Library

Join us on Thursday, June 27th from 1–2:30 pm on the Library’s front lawn for our Ice Cream Social and Summer Reading Kickoff. There will be ice cream sundaes (courtesy of Dairy Delight), live music, crafts, and the opportunity for all (kids/teens/adults) to sign up for our summer reading program.

Don’t forget to pick up one of our summer calendars, with programming for all ages through the summer.

See you there!

Featured Artist – Lisa DeCobert

Lisa DeCobert is our May & June Rotating Art Artist. Lisa is a successful multi-medium artist known for her work in oil, acrylic, hand cut paper, collage, ink on paper, sculpture and jewelry. Coming from a family of trained artists, Lisa is predominantly self-taught. Her exhibit at the Library is titled “Through My Eyes” and can be described as an abstract depiction of cities in her memory or dreams.
Lisa’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of June.

Friends Annual Book Sale—May 3 and 4

It’s moved! The Friends of the Malden Public Library are holding their annual book sale in the Spring this year.

Join us on Friday, May 3rd from 6–9 pm (Friends Preview Sale) and Saturday, May 4th from 10 am to 4 pm. Thousands of books to choose from for adults, teens, and children. Hardcover books are $1, paperbacks $.50, and children’s books $.25 or 5/$1.

It’s easy to join the Friends and you can do it on the evening of May 3rd. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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!