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TONIGHT: Malden Reads Movie Night: Wed., April 25th:6:30-8:30pm (rescheduled)

Join us on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:30-8:30pm (rescheduled date) at the Malden Public Library’s second Malden Reads film screening for the 2018 book selection, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. We will be showing Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler, the director of the current blockbuster, Black Panther. Fruitvale Station is the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year old Bay Area resident who was killed in 2009 by a police officer at the BART Fruitvale Station in Oakland. The movie stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer.

Oscar Grant (Jordan) leaves his Bay Area home on his way to San Francisco to see fireworks for a New Year’s celebration. With the New Year, Oscar’s starting to make changes in his life—trying to be a better partner to his girlfriend, Sophia, trying to get a new job, trying to be a better son, and trying to be a better father to his daughter, Tatiana. His life tragically changes at Fruitvale Station on his way home.

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 94% approval rating and writes that the movie is a “passionate and powerfully acted [movie that] serves as a celebration of life, a condemnation of death, and a triumph for star Michael B. Jordan.” The New York Times calls it “a sad, touching and subtle film.” Film.com writes, “Fruitvale is outstanding, a telling portrait and testament of the life of one man and the complicated relationships to race and class that still exist within America today.”

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 R (85 min.)

 

Everyday Scams and Identity Theft: How to Avoid Being a Victim

On Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Tim Depin, Coordinator of Consumer Advocacy & Response Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General will offer a talk on ”Everyday Scams and Identity Theft: How to Avoid Being a Victim.”  This is a free workshop that will cover what is identity theft and how to avoid or detect a variety of different mail, phone, and online scams.  All are invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.  The Malden Public Library is located at 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA; 781-324-0218.

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month on May 3

Join us for a celebration of Haitian Heritage Month on Thursday May 3, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Come explore Haiti’s rich history, art, food, language, music, and overall culture.  The program is free and open to all.  This program is a continuation of the Malden Reads presentation on Slavery, Abolition, and Haiti.  For information, call the Library at 781-324-0218, or text 617 433 8472.

MPL’s Rotating Artist for April

The Monthly Rotating Art Exhibit for April is “Little Worlds and Little Works on Paper” by Lisa L. Sears. Lisa has selected smaller original drawings and paintings on paper — mainly acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel and colored pencil along with one-of-a-kind, three dimensional books.

Come view Lisa’s art, on display at the Library thru April 30, 2018.

Booker Prize Book Discussion Group on April 25

The Booker Prize Monthly Book Discussion meets on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m.  Pick up your copy of this month’s selection at the Malden Public Library Information Desk.  This month:  The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds.  New members are always welcome.

The Quickening Maze is a 2009 historical fictional novel by British poet and author Adam Foulds and published by Jonathan Cape. The book received the Encore Award (2009), European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize (2009) and Walter Scott Prize (2010). The book is based on the historical backdrop of a mental asylum run by Matthew Allen at High Beach in late 1830s and 1840s which had English poet John Clare admitted therein.  The Malden Public Library is located at 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA; 781-324-0218.

Rotating Art Exhibit for Local Artists

Are you a local Malden artist looking to display your work?

The Malden Public Library has just started a monthly Rotating Art Exhibit! Through February 14, 2018, you can apply to showcase your art in the library, hanging in a hallway and/or enclosed in a glass case. Please visit our Rotating Art Exhibit webpage for more information about our Art policy and application requirements.

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.

Browse This: Magazines

Have you visited the first floor magazine collection lately? Have you searched the catalog for magazines you are interested in? You can check out most of our 140 titles, except for the current issue. We’re keeping the most recent copies in the library so everyone can browse them while they’re hot off the press.  So, next time you’re in the library, take a look at our fabulous magazine collection, find a comfy place to relax, and enjoy.

The library’s magazine collection includes a varied collection from A to Z (literally): “American Craft” to “Yoga Journal.” Interested in the arts, check out our great collection of arts magazines: Art in American, Art New England, ArtNews and Craft Ideas.  Interested in cooking, check out Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Cooks Illustrated and Food Network Magazine. We also have magazines in Spanish and Chinese.

Enjoy reading magazines online – on your smartphone or computer, check out our e-magazine at

maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/type/magazines/

Zinio gives you access to the latest issues of over 5,000 popular magazines.  Read on your smartphone or tablet with the Zinio App for iOS and Android, or on your computer with your web browser.  All Zinio titles are always available and you can borrow as many titles as you want, whenever you want.  Use your Library card number and PIN number create an account in the app for iOS or Android, or on our Zinio page.

Download or Stream Free Music

Did you know, with your Malden Library card, you could download 3 songs per week or stream 3 hours of music per day? Well, you can. Just go to https://maldenma.freegalmusic.com/homes/index and create an account.

Freegal offers 13 million+ songs and 40,000+ music videos including over 200 different genres; everything from Classical Music to Rap, including Pop, Rock, Children’s, Country, Classical and many more.

Give it a try and tell us what you think.

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.