Blog: Author: Jean Slavkovsky

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.

 

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

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.

May 25th 7pm 7th Annual Public Reading by the Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Thursday, January 26th: Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser!

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.

19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser

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.

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Triple Threat Trivia Bonus Point Deadline Friday 12/16

trivia2016collageThe Malden Public Library’s 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser is Thursday, January 26th. Join the Malden community to test your wits, meet your neighbors, and support a great cause!

Teams that prepay by Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6pm will receive one bonus point to start the game. It is $360 for a table of ten people, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar.

Call 781-324-0218 or email Librarian Jean Slavkovsky at jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org for more information.

Thursday, December 8th, 6-8PM Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes with Gregory Maichack

Learn the art of pastels with award-winning pastel artist, Gregory Maichack, on Thursday, December 8th, from 6-8pm. Sign up by calling the library at 781-324-0218. This program is limited to adult patrons.

In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants have fun producing their own still life pastel paintings. Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and hundreds of libraries and local cultural councils. Maichack demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can paint a still life while applying techniques applied by masters such as van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Monet & Maichack himself.

The still life is a genre chosen by famous artists throughout history as a subject. Participants benefit from the techniques culled from these masters as reflected in their individual painting approaches in historical context. As always, all will keep their pastel paintings and use hundreds of his professional-grade pastels, paper, and materials, all supplied.

This project is supported in part by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.