Blog: Author: Dora St. Martin

Art Night: Celebrate Women’s History Month with Art

Join us for Art Night: A Celebration of Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m.  We’re highlighting a few of the trailblazing and talented women in the Malden Public Library’s art collection.  Come explore the art and lives of Constance Stella, Perle Fine, Yvonne Twining Humber, Doris Burdick, Marguerite Stuber Pearson, Juana Romani, and more – and explore the beautiful Converse Memorial Building Art Galleries.  The art and building tour will begin promptly at 6 p.m.  The event is free but limited to 25.  Register by calling the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218.

Image:  Carousel by Malden born artist Perle Fine (1905-1988)

Malden Reads: Film “Kung Fu Panda” at the Ferryway School

Malden Reads is pleased to host a screening of the animated film “Kung Fu Panda” at the Ferryway School on Wednesday, March 27. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for light refreshments and a family arts & crafts activity led by the Malden Girl Scouts. Also at 6:00, Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy will lead a mini kung fu performance and class. Families who cannot come by 6:00 can arrive by 6:30. All children must be accompanied by a parent.
Rotten Tomatoes, a movie rating website, says 87% of critics like the movie, and the website describes the movie as follows. “A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the countryside in this animated martial arts adventure featuring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, and Jackie Chan.” The movie is recommended for ages 6 and up.
We hope that Malden families will join us for a fun night!

We have lots to celebrate … 140 years worth of Library Service!

The Malden Public Library will hold a Birthday Celebration of the Library’s 140 years of service to Malden residents.  The celebration will be held on February 14th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the historic Converse Memorial Building.  The celebration will include an exhibition of photographs, scrapbooks, and equipment from the early days of the Library; and light refreshments will be served.

The Malden Public Library began in one small room in the old Town Hall, formerly occupied by Murray & Wiley, Dry Goods Store; before moving to the Converse Memorial Building in 1885.  Image: Malden Public Library in Old Town Hall Building (1879-1885)

 

Malden Reads Hosts Special Tea Tasting at MEM Tea

Malden Reads is hosting a special tea tasting and one-hour class on Pu-Erh tea, which is the rare and mysterious tea from the Yunnan Province in China that is highlighted in the 2019 Malden Reads book selection, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MEM Tea in Davis Square, where participants will be treated to different examples of Pu-Erh tea and light refreshments while learning from Suanne Scalise, the MEM tea education director.

The cost for the class is $20 per person, to be paid at MEM Tea at the time of the class. Space is limited, so please email maldenreads@gmail.com to hold your spot. You could also email us to arrange to carpool.

MEM Tea is a specialty tea shop in Davis Square. In business since 1999, they carry over 120 teas. There is parking on street and in nearby parking lots.

Upcoming Programs:

Mayor’s Book Discussion
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30pm, Malden Public Library
Come discuss “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson.

King of Masks
Wednesday, March 6 at the Malden Public Library
Roger Ebert calls this 1996 narrative film a “hidden gem” and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 89% rating. Come enjoy this film with other Malden Reads enthusiasts and take part in a discussion following the film. Co-sponsored by the Chinese Culture Connection.

 

 

21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia – And the Winner Is ?

The 2019 Triple Threat Trivia Winner is …. Mayor’s MoTTTley Crew – two years in a row!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and supporters for helping with this great fundraising event.  A special thank you to our business sponsors: Breen & Sullivan Services Inc., Dunkin’ / Medeiros Family, Malden Advocate, E.E. Burns & Son Funeral Home, PEGM Malden Transportation, Shapiro & Hender Law, and Walker Mechanical Inc.

#Giving Tuesday – Support the Friends of the Malden Public Library

Want to show your support for the library on #Giving Tuesday.  Support the Friends of the Malden Public Library!  The Friends of the Library is a volunteer run, non-profit organization whose purpose is the support the mission of the Malden Public Library.

https://www.friendsofmaldenlibrary.org/

Donations to the Friends support: museum discount pass program, computer and technology purchases, children’s programming, high-demand best-selling books, free wireless internet access, summer reading programs, Malden Reads events, annual holiday concert, game and movie nights, and much more!

What is #Giving Tuesday?  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

War and Remembrance: Malden in the Great War

War and Remembrance: Malden in the Great War

An Exhibition of Posters, Photographs and Artifacts from the Collections of the Malden Public Library and Malden Historical Society

Malden Public Library

Lower Art Gallery, Converse Memorial Building

36 Salem Street, Malden

Exhibition October 22 – November 28

Hours:  Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m., and Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.,

or by appointment by calling 781-324-0218

Live On The Lawn Family Movie Night ~August 15

Join us for Outdoor Movie Night on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:45 pm featuring the Disney Pixar film Coco, a vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure.

Despite a generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de La Cruz. Desperate to prove and use his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.   The color, music and characters in this award winning movie are captivating as we follow Miguel through a truly awesome tour of another world and culture.

Join us on the front lawn of the library for this fun, family-friendly, and crowd-pleasing summer film.  Popcorn will be available.  This film is part of the Library’s Live on the Lawn Series and is sponsored by Eastern Bank Charitable Fund.  Free and open to the public.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG (107 min.)

RAIN OR SHINE: Knock on Wood Takes Center Stage on August 1

Knock on Wood take the center stage at the Library’s Live on the Lawn Concert Series on Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 p.m.  Knock on Wood is a high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo, featuring singer-songwriter Howie Newman and fiddler/mandolinist Joe Kessler. The duo performs classic rock covers along with funny original music. Their repertoire spans everything from the Beatles to Steely Dan to the Dropkick Murphys. It’s not your typical guitar-fiddle folk act. Knock on Wood puts on a lively, fun show with great musicianship and a little bit of humor here and there.

Howie Newman has opened for Tom Paxton, Vance Gilbert, Brewer & Shipley, Pure Prairie League, Bill Staines, Lui Collins, Don White, Modern Man and many others. His songs have received national airplay on the Dr. Demento Show, National Public Radio and Midnight Special as well as dozens of other North American radio outlets.  Joe Kessler, who plays fiddle and mandolin, has an energetic improvisational style that includes folk, rock, jazz and bluegrass. Joe has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada as well as eight other countries. He has performed with Morphine, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Boogaloo Swamis and many others.

The Summer Series continues on August 15 at 7:45 p.m. with a fun, family friendly outdoor movie under the stars.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.