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Malden Reads Movie Night: Tues., March 27th: 6:30-8:30pm

Join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30-8:30pm at the Malden Public Library’s first Malden Reads film screening for the 2018 book selection, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.  We will be showing I Am Not Your Negro narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.  This documentary is based on the James Baldwin’s unfinished book, Remember This House, highlighting Baldwin’s crucial and prophetic observations on race relations in America.

I Am Not Your Negro explores the history of racism in the United States through novelist James Baldwin’s eyes.  He recalls his meetings with Civil Rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medgar Evers.  Director Raoul Peck uses archival footage of James Baldwin’s conversations on race and he includes footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history.

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 98% approval rating and TIME Magazine writes that the film is “A compelling document that works as a mini-history of black racial identity in America from the mid- to late-20th century and beyond.”  The Washington Post writes it is “a brilliant piece of filmic writing, one that bursts with fierce urgency,” and the Rolling Stone writes, “It’s unmissable and unforgettable.”

Don’t miss this special screening of I Am Not Your Negro.

A discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, The Hate U Give, will follow the movie.  Movie times are approximate.  This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG-13 (94 min.)

Do You Have A Library Card?

Many students from the Immigrant Learning Center got their Library Cards today. Welcome to the Malden Public Library! We have thousands of books, bestsellers, children’s books, books in other languages, language learning books, Blu-Rays, DVDs, books on CD, and an extensive digital e-library collection.

“No Mutiny This Time”: Nov. 14th: 6:30pm

“No Mutiny This Time: ” The Sinking of the Tall Ship Bounty. Film and Discussion with Filmmaker Neil Novello.

Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. Malden Public Library

“No Mutiny This Time” is the title of filmmaker Neil D. Novello’s thought-provoking talk & video presentation about the circumstances leading to the sinking of the tall ship, Bounty during Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012

 “Bounty & Her Captain” the video portion of his presentation is “NOT a documentary but a “video essay”, like a print essay,” his personal perspective that is, “Part Testimonial”, with exclusive interviews with Captain Walbridge &“Part Shipbuilding showing work done at Boothbay Harbor Maine shipyard” and “Part Hollywood Ballyhoo” because Bounty was built exclusively for the 1962 remake of the Hollywood classic, Mutiny on the Bounty.”

Since 1985, Neil Novello’s award- winning career includes – documentaries, television news, and family biographies.  His documentaries about the Portsmouth Naval Prison in Kittery, Maine were featured at the New Hampshire & Portland Maine Film Festivals & available on DVD.  Find out more:–description.html




TONIGHT: Classic Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 15th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for a special event Classic Movie Night on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing the 1935 classic film, “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Clark Gable.

“Based on the true story of sadistic Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian, their turbulent journey aboard the HMS Bounty, and the subsequent mutiny in 1788.”

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 94% rating. The New York Times writes, “It is superlatively thrilling.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  No Rating (132 min.)

Malden Reads Movie Night: Tues., April 26th: 6:00-8:45pm

Join us for Malden Reads Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 6:00-8:45pm.  We will be showing our second film screening at the library for Malden Reads.  This exceptional documentary highlights the NASA astronauts’ experiences as they travel “In The Shadow of the Moon” for the first time. This film screening is part of the Malden Reads 2016 One City, One Book program featuring “The Martian” by Andy Weir. The film combines archival material from original NASA film footage of man’s walks on the moon, much never before seen, and interviews with surviving astronauts who emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and human. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 95% rating and Richard Roeper writes of the film, “A beautiful, exhilarating, and sometimes deeply moving documentary about those long-ago Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.” This movie is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Rated PG (110 min.)

Crochet Ornaments Workshop For Adults

Join us on Wednesday, December 9th, from 6:30-8:30pm for a Crochet Ornaments Workshop For Adults.  Materials and instruction are free and will be provided, thanks to the funding of the Friends of the Malden Public Library. Please bring a ruler and a pair of scissors. Space is limited and advance registration is required, so please sign up early at Information Desk.