Ever wanted to write a novel but you just needed motivation? Here’s your chance! November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. We’re throwing a write-in and kick off party to discuss the basics and begin working towards the 50,000 word goal!
Bring your trusty notebook or a dependable laptop and write amongst other NaNoWriMo hopefuls.
Afterwards, socialize with fellow writers over refreshments generously provided by The Malden Writers’ Collaborative.
For more information about National Novel Writing Month visit nanowrimo.org
Are you a local writer?
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers?
Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others?
Are you open-minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative will host their Informational Session on Thursday, October 5th. Here we will go over group expectations, group etiquette, hear first-hand experiences from previous season members, and answer any questions.
At the end of this session interested parties will sign up for the 2017-2018 season. You must attend the Informational Session in order to sign up — the group will then be closed to additional members until the 2018-2019 season. The group meets the first and third Thursday evenings at 7pm, October-May.
Contact the Facilitator, Evangeline Vickery, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 781-324-0218 with any questions.
Join us at beautiful Pine Banks Park, Pavilion 4 (1087 Main St.) on Wednesday, July 12th @ 6pm for a celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau with a discussion of his Walden or Life in the Woods.
There are still free copies available of the book at the Library while supplies last.
Registration is now available for the Children, Teen, & Adult Summer Reading Programs. This year, parents can set up a Family Portal to manage all of their family’s accounts. Sign up online or at the library.
Children’s Summer Reading (Pre-K through Entering Grade 5) Read 2+ hours a week to receive a prize.
Teen Summer Reading (Entering Grades 6-12) Read 5+ hours a week to receive a prize. Check out more challenges as the summer unfolds.
Adult Summer Reading (18+) Earn tickets to enter raffles to win one of four biweekly gift cards of $25 and a grand prize of $50, by sharing four books you plan to read this summer (#WhatsYourFour), reading books, writing book reviews, volunteering locally, and “Reading Without Walls.”
Check out our MPL Summer Calendar 2017
The Malden Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins, with funding from the Institute of Museums and Library Services.
Join Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative, for their 7th Annual Public Reading on Thursday, May 25th at 7pm in the Maccario Room. The group meets twice a month to workshop each others’ work, share ideas, and practice writing techniques.
Members of the 2016-2017 season will read original works involving relationships, death, journeys, family, war, coming of age, and much more!
Refreshments are generously provided by the Friends of the Malden Public Library. This event is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.
Gather your family, friends, and colleagues, to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library will hold the 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden. There is still time to get a table together to join in the fun. It is $360 for a table of ten, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar.
Sign up by January 13, 2017. Call 781-324-0218 for more information.
Gather your family, friends, and colleagues to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library will hold the 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden. There is still time to get a table together to join in the fun. It is $360 for a table of ten, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar. Sign up by Friday, January 13, 2017, your team will get an EXTRA point. Call 781-324-0218 for more information.