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Movie Night: Wed., May 24, 2017: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the bestselling book, Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly.  The film stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, and Mahershala Ali.

In the 1960s, as the United States rushes to put a man in space before Russia, a group of three brilliant African-American women mathematicians working at NASA cross gender, race, and professional lines to help carry off one of the greatest operations—to put astronaut John Glenn into space.  The movie is based on the lives of Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer), Mary Jackson (Monae), and Katherine Johnson (Henson).

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 93% approval rating and USA Today writes, “Adding social issues to its many inspirational themes, [the movie] equals one satisfying slice of history that’ll will entertain adults as well as kids looking to the stars.”  Variety adds, “[The film] is empowerment cinema.”  The Tribune News Service writes that the movie is “an assertion of humanity and civil rights that is pure cinematic nourishment for the soul.”

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 (127 min.)

Converse LEGO Club – April 6th

lego-clubKids and Young Adults in the 3rd through 12th Grade are invited to come and enjoy the return of the monthly Converse LEGO Club at the Malden Public Library.

The group meets on the First Thursday of every month in the Program Room at the library, from 3:30-4:30 PM. Come build and explore the Library’s collection, and make builds that will last to donate to our display on the first floor.

This coming month’s meeting is on Thursday, April 6th.

New! FREE Comics, Movies & Music!!

We are so happy to now offer 3 new databases with graphic novels (including manga), movies and music, both downloadable and streaming. Comicsplus for Libraries has a wide range of comics and graphic novels for all ages; Instantflix provides free movies for playing through a browser on a wide range of devices, and with Freegal you are able to download 3 items per week (to keep!) and 3 hours of streaming per day.

Each database has a wide catalog of materials for all tastes. And all you need is a Malden library card!

Click Comicsplus, Freegal, or Instantflix to go directly to the databases.

A to Z World Travel & Global Road Warrior

It’s vacation time and MPL has added 2 new databases, A to Z World Travel and Global Road Warrior, to our online offerings. These will help with the planning stages of any new trip, as a guide on your mobile device when you travel, as an information gathering spot for students, or a place to learn about culture and business practices for professionals.

A to Z World Travel focuses on world cities, giving tips from clothing sizes and electricity to health and safety and how to save money when visiting.

Global Road Warrior gives a broad overview of many, many countries, including business practices, cultural traditions, holidays and festivals, travel essentials and security briefings.