Blog: Author: Jean Slavkovsky

Thursday, June 14th 6-8PM Monet’s Magic: Learn Pastels with Gregory Maichack

Learn the art of pastels in this hands-on workshop with returning artist Gregory Maichack. The workshop is a two-hour event that enables sheer beginners to advanced adults, teens 18+, to experience creating a pastel painting while offering interesting and entertaining historical information about Monet’s life and painting techniques, a demo at easel, and participants’ own experience with pastels (all professional-grade materials supplied). All take home their own pastel paintings. This event is sponsored by the Malden Cultural Council and the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Call 781-324-0218 to sign up. Space is limited.

Thursday, May 31st 7PM Public Reading by the Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Join us for 8th Annual Public Reading by Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative. The group meets twice a month at the library from October through May.

Members will share pieces they’ve workshopped this past year. Hear fiction and nonfiction focused on relationships, death, journeys, family, war, coming of age, and much more!

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Poetry Reading with David Surette—Monday, April 9th 7PM

Join us on Monday, April 9th at 7pm to hear Malden-native David Surette read from his new collection of poetry, Malden.

He is the author of five other collections: Wicked Hard, The Immaculate Conception Mothers’ Club, Young Gentlemen’s School, Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In and Stable which was named an Honor Book at the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. His poems have been recently featured in 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers. He teaches and coaches varsity hockey at East Bridgewater Junior High School. He lives on Cape Cod.

This event is free and open to the public.

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20th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser


Gather your family, friends, and colleagues, to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library!
The 20th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30p.m.-9:30p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden. Gather a table of ten people for $360, which includes dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar. Sign up your team by Friday, December 15, 2017, for a very important EXTRA point.
Call 781-324-0218 or email Librarian Jean Slavkovsky at jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org for more information.

Wednesday November 1, 7-8:30PM National Novel Writing Month
Write-In & Kickoff

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

 

Thursday, October 5th 7-8:30PM 2017-2018 Season Information Session

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 tmwc@evangelinevickery.com or call the library at 781-324-0218 with any questions.

From Walden to Malden: Thoreau’s 200th Birthday at Pine Banks Park July 12th 6PM

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.