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Wine Tasting Tickets Now On Sale

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Tickets for the 15th Annual FOTMPL Wine Tasting are now on sale! The Wine Tasting will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Converse Library and Galleries with all proceeds going to the Malden Public Library.

This is a chance to taste wonderful wines, see and learn about a beautiful art gallery right here in Malden, enjoy music and neighbors, and taste delicious treats from area restaurants.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase either at the Library circulation desk or from www.localwineevents.com. The event sold out early last year, so don’t wait.

For more information, call 781.324.0218.

Movie Night: Wed., April 26, 2017: 6:00-8:15pm

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Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing an Oscar-winning movie about La La Land.  The film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and John Legend and is directed by Damien Chazelle.  The movie won six Oscars including best director, best actress, best cinematography, best original song, and others.

Set in Los Angeles, an aspiring actress Mia (Stone) meets Sebastian (Gosling), an old-school jazz musician, as they struggle to make ends meet and pursue their dreams.  Rotten Tomatoes writes that the movie “breathes new life into a bygone genre, with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.”  The Detroit News writes, “[the movie] is a special, special experience, and movies like this don’t come around too often.”

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 93% approval rating and Rolling Stone writes, “You leave [the movie] exhilarated by…nonstop inventiveness, dazzled by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and thrilled how they made movies magic again.”

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 (128 min.)

Converse LEGO Club – April 6th

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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!!

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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

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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.