Blog: Author: Rebecca Smith

Lesa Cline-Ransome: Author Presentation July 24

On Wednesday, July 24, the Malden Public Library will have the pleasure of hosting the award-winning author and former Malden resident, Lesa Cline-Ransome. For adults, there will be an informal author talk (bring your own bag lunch) from 1-2 pm.  Late that day, for children ages 7-11, there will be a formal author presentation from 3-4 pm. (Teens and adults are also welcome to attend this presentation.)

During her power point presentation for children, Ms. Cline-Ransome will discuss her early beginnings, how she began writing for children, the variety of projects she has written, read passages from her work and take students through the step by step process of creating a children’s book including gathering ideas, research and revision and briefly discuss the role of the illustrator. The end of the presentation will include a Q & A.

This program is generously funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Bonaparte’s Family Magic Concert – July 15

On Monday, July 15, at 7:00 pm, Bonaparte will present his entertaining Family Magic Concert. This award-winning show is filled with amazing magic tricks, hilarious comedy, and lots of audience participation. Come and see why Bonaparte is considered “Boston’s hottest magician!”

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

Star White and the 7 Droids – July 18

The Malden Public Library invites young audiences (ages 3-8) to see Kidstock! Creative Theater of Winchester’s touring production of Star White & the 7 Droids on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30am.

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away a rebellious princess found herself caring for 7 Droids in a small spaceship to hide from her evil Darth Stepfather! This hilarious mash-up of two stories will offer audience members the chance to engage in this exciting, interactive performance both from their seats as well as by volunteering to get “in on the act”!

This FREE program is sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.

Kidstock! offers classes throughout the year in Winchester and surrounding communities as well as birthday parties, school enrichment and family theater events.  Visit to find out more!

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.