Blog: Author: Stacy Holder

Movie Night: Wed., March 29th: 6:00-8:00pm

Moonlight For Blog 2

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing the Oscar-winning Best Picture of the Year about Moonlight.  The film stars Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Janelle Monáe, Duan Sanderson, and Naomie Harris. It’s directed by Barry Jenkins.  The movie won three Oscars including, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Chiron is a young man struggling to find his place in the world in a rough Miami neighborhood. Rotten Tomatoes describes the film as, “The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.” In school Chiron is bullied, at home, his mother is emotionally abusive and addicted to crack.  Chiron finds a friend and mentor when he meets the local drug dealer, Juan (Mahershala Ali).  Video Librarian gives the film 4 stars, writing, “…a powerful drama that shatters stereotypes of the LGBTQ community.”  The Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “It’s a true American masterpiece and one of the best films of the decade.”

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 97% approval rating and the Washington Post calls it “A perfect film…visually rich…[with] a capacity for empathy and compassion.”

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.  Rated R (111 min.)

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

Shadow Moon

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.