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Lasting Impressions of Japan: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond

“Lasting Impressions of Japan: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond,” an exhibition featuring ukiyo-e prints by the Japanese artists Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi will open on January 23 and run through March 23.   An Opening Reception and Gallery Talk will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The exhibition is a collaboration between the Malden Public Library and the Malden Historical Society.

This will be the first exhibition of these historic prints, purchased by the library in 1912, in over one-hundred years.  The exhibition also includes stunning examples of Japanese traditional dress and ceramic art, including formal, semi-formal, and casual kimono, haori jackets from the collections of the Malden Historical Society.

The woodblock ukiyo-e prints show images of everyday Japan and were mass-produced for popular consumption in the Edo period (1615-1868).  Brought to Europe and America, these prints influenced many Western artists, including Monet and Van Gogh; as well as the creators of our popular manga and anime series.  Among the treasured prints exhibited are works by Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his work “Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa” or “The Great Wave” from his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

Exhibition hours are: Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.  For more information or group tours call 781-324-0218.  www.maldenpubliclibrary.org

 

 

 

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 January 31, 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.

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

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the graphic novel, Atomic Blonde.  The film stars Charlize Theron, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and James McAvoy.

Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is an undercover MI6 agent in 1989 Cold War Berlin, sent there just days before the collapse of the Berlin Wall.  As she investigates the murder of a fellow agent she begins to uncover a ruthless espionage ring.

RogerEbert.com writes, “Theron’s commanding performance is remarkable” and Richard Roeper writes, “The visuals in Atomic Blonde pop right off the screen.” Rolling Stone adds, “Theron…is pure…poetry in motion. She’s a stone-cold badass. How can you resist?”

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 (115 min.)

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.

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.

 

Mango’s Little Pim: Language Lessons for Kids

Mango’s Little Pim is a fun, interactive language system for young learners! Little Pim includes animated videos and other tools to make learning a language simpler for kids. Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages. This site offers training in the following languages:

Arabic

Chinese

English

French

German

Hebrew

Italian

Japanese

Russian

Spanish