Blog: Author: Rebecca Smith

The Whalemobile – Wednesday, April 17

On Wednesday, April 17, at 2:30 pm, Cynde McInnis will present her Whalemobile program, which includes Nile, the 43-foot inflatable humpback whale (on the library front lawn) and a special multimedia presentation about whales.

Children will learn how whales are similar to humans as well as information about the real Nile: her migratory path, how many calves she has had, and more!

Most appropriate for children in grades K-5.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Ed the Wizard, “Reading Is Magic,” Thursday, July 26, 3pm

On Thursday, July 26, at 3:00 pm, Ed the Wizard will present his fun and energetic show, “Reading Is Magic,” which demonstrates how inspiration can be found in a book and how a story can change one’s life. Offering his own life story as inspiration to others, Ed the Wizard promotes and encourages the building of reading skills to all of his audience members.

This hands-on 45 minute performance uses many volunteers and is suitable for children of all ages.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Musical Storytime – with Harp

On Thursday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m., meet our guest, Sarah Yeoh-Wang, a New England Conservatory harpist, and enjoy a morning of musical storytelling!

Learn about the harp and listen to a reading of The Story of Ferdinand with musical accompaniment.

Best suited for ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

Made possible by the Performance Outreach Program at the New England Conservatory

Storytime with Panda

Storytime with Panda is a special drop-in storytime that is offered on alternating Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. (April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25). (Check the online library events calendar to be sure.) This program features several picture books, a flannel board story, and some songs, followed by a simple craft, and is recommended for children ages 3-5.

The Spoon Man – Thursday, August 2

The Spoon Man will present his entertaining musical comedy show at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2. He’s very talented with two kitchen spoons, does hilarious impressions, gets the whole audience involved in a sing-along competition, and creates an amusing mountain band out of audience members. Great personal-improvement messages are shared throughout the whole program, which is as educational as it is fun!

Recommended for ages 4-11. This FREE program is sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Diane Edgecomb, Award-winning Storyteller

On Thursday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m., Diane Edgecomb will tell marvelous stories about “Superheroes Around the World.” People in all countries tell folktales about superheroes with amazing powers! Celebrate our common love of story by coming to hear these exciting and engaging multicultural tales. Recommended for children, ages 4-11.

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.