Blog: Author: Stacy Holder

Movie Night: Wed., Feb. 20th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing the recent 2018 version of the film, A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott.

Jackson Maine (Cooper) is “a musician [who] helps a young singer (Gaga) find fame, even as age and alcoholism sends his own career into a downward spiral.”

Rolling Stone writes, “…Cooper and Gaga knock it out of the park.  Their movie, one of the year’s very best, is a modern musical classic.”  Mike LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle writes, “I just loved it.  It’s a film that combines an overall feeling of modernity and relevance with the glow of old-time glamour.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 90% approval rating.

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 (136 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Jan. 30th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent film based on the bestselling novel, The Hate U Give, which was also the 2018 Malden Reads book selection.  The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Common.  The film is directed by George Tillman, Jr.

“Starr [Carter] witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”

The New Yorker writes “The Hate U Give is [a] rare movie…[a] distinctive and exceptional political film.”  Forbes calls it “an Oscar-worthy masterpiece,” and “one of the best movies of the year.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97% approval rating.

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 (133 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Dec. 12th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent blockbuster based on the book, Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan.  The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.

“A native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.”

TIME Magazine writes, “It’s simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.” Richard Roeper writes, “Crazy Rich Asians…is pure escapist fantasy fun.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 92% approval rating.

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 (120 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 14th: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for a Sing-Along Movie Night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent musical based on the music of ABBA, where the movie cast sings, “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”  The film stars Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and Cher.

“Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie (Seyfried) prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past.”

The Boston Globe writes, “I wish I could tell you that “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is ridiculous and I hated it, but the fact is that it’s ridiculous and I loved every minute.”  The Chicago Reader writes, “this exuberant sequel easily tops the 2008 musical hit.”  The movie has an 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Join us for some escapist chick-flick fun.  Singers welcome!

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 (114 min.)

Classic Movie Night: Wed., Oct. 24th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie from 1960 about Norman Bates who is accused of being a “Psycho.”  The film stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Marion Crane (Leigh) is “an unsuspecting victim [who] visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Perkins).”

The movie is listed on the National Film Registry and The Telegraph writes, “Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror thriller Psycho is one of the most celebrated films in history.”  It is listed as #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Most Thrilling American Films. The movie has a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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 (109 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Sept. 19th: 6:00-7:45pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, from 6:00-7:45pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the life of Fred Rogers, who sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”  in the popular children’s TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  The movie has a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

This film is “an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.”  The San Francisco Chronicle writes that the movie is “…an enlightening and deeply touching documentary.…”  Rolling Stone notes, “In these trouble times, it’s a good feeling see a funny, touching and vital [documentary] that is both timely and timeless.”

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 (95 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., August 8th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent movie where a family of four must stay in A Quiet Place or their survival will be threatened.  The movie stars Emily Blunt and Boston-born John Krasinski.

In a not-so-distant post-apocalyptic world, the Abbott family is forced to live in silence in a world full of creatures with extremely sensitive hearing who hunt by sound.  Stephen King wrote on Twitter, “A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera’s eye open wide in a way few movies manage.”

Associated Press writes, “It is smart, it moves fast, it has a hugely satisfying ending….”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 95% approval rating.

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme “Libraries Rock!”  We invite adults, children, and teens to join our Summer Reading program.  Please see our website for more details.

Join us for Movie Night for free popcorn and snacks and adults may enter our raffle to win some cool prizes, including movie tickets.

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 (90 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., July 25th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent movie sequel based on the book Jumanji where the characters are Welcome to the Jungle.  The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black.

“Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.”

The Chicago Sun-Times writes that the movie is “…one of the most fun movie-going experience…this year.  Huge kudos go to Johnson, Hart and especially Black for providing some truly entertaining performances.”

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme “Libraries Rock!”  We invite adults, children, and teens to join our Summer Reading program.  Please see our website for more details.

Join us for Movie Night for free popcorn and snacks and adults may enter our raffle to win some cool prizes, including movie tickets.

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.)

Movie Night: Wed., June 27th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.   We will be showing a recent movie based on the book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, (also referred to as Love, Simon).  The film stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, and Katherine Langford.

“Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.”

The Boston Globe writes, “Love, Simon is a sweet, modern romantic comedy that manages to channel the teen movie classics [and] it’s also a deeply empathetic story about a teenager who’s forced to come out to a community of loved ones.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 92% rating and CinemaScore gives it and A+ rating.

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 (110 min.)

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Community Services Workshop with Cambridge Health Alliance, May 24th: 10:00-11:00am

Do you have questions about healthcare?  Join us at the Malden Public Library on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 10:00-11:00am for a free community services workshop with Cambridge Health Alliance.  CHA Malden Care Center will discuss the variety of services they offer including primary care, acupuncture, diabetes management, family planning, mental health services, nutrition, substance abuse, bone and joint health, and elder services.

This community workshop is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218.