Blog: Author: Stacy Holder

Movie Night: Wed., June 28th: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on a true story in the book, Lion, by Saroo Brierley.  The film stars Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman.  The movie was nominated for six Oscars.

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme of “Build A Better World.”  This film examines some of the ideas in helping to build a better world—hunger, homelessness, adoption, mental illness, cultural identity, resilience, and overcoming adversity.

In 1986 Khandwa, India, five year old Saroo and his older brother Guddu, help their mother make ends meet by stealing and selling coal to help feed their family.  In a tragic mix-up, Saroo (Sunny Pawar/Dev Patel), accidentally gets lost on speeding train traveling over 1,000 miles to Calcutta.  He arrives hungry, alone, confused, and not understanding the language.  Eventually he gets adopted by a couple in Australia, where he starts his new life.

Philadephia Inquirer writes, “Lion celebrates the human will and the human need to find meaning and connection in life.”  Richard Roeper writes, “Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 86% approval rating.

Join us for free popcorn and snacks and enter our raffle to win some cool prizes.

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 PG-13 (119 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.