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Hear Ye! Reading of Malden Declaration on June 30

Please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day with a series of exciting events at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street on Friday, June 30th.

Taking place from 4 to 5 PM in the Converse Memorial Building, the Library will display the original and the newly digitized version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period. Featured will be the May 27, 1776 document entitled “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” unanimously voted on by the townspeople of Malden to be delivered to the Second Continental Congress via their representative Ezra Sargeant. In the 1776 communication, the voting citizens of Malden renounce the Colony’s ties to the Kingdom of Great Britain and set forth their wish to become an independent “American” republic. The document is credited as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence written in July of 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared their independence from England. The original historical document will remain on display for viewing. At 5 PM attendees will proceed to the front lawn where Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Third Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.”

 

 

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

Registration is now available for the Children, Teen, & Adult Summer Reading Programs. This year, parents can set up a Family Portal to manage all of their family’s accounts. Sign up online or at the library.

Children’s Summer Reading (Pre-K through Entering Grade 5) Read 2+ hours a week to receive a prize.

Teen Summer Reading (Entering Grades 6-12) Read 5+ hours a week to receive a prize. Check out more challenges as the summer unfolds.

Adult Summer Reading (18+) Earn tickets to enter raffles to win one of four biweekly gift cards of $25 and a grand prize of $50, by sharing four books you plan to read this summer (#WhatsYourFour), reading books, writing book reviews, volunteering locally, and “Reading Without Walls.”

Check out our MPL Summer Calendar 2017

The Malden Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins, with funding from the Institute of Museums and Library Services.

Movie Night: Wed., June 28th: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on a true story in the book, Lion, by Saroo Brierley.  The film stars Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman.  The movie was nominated for six Oscars.

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme of “Build A Better World.”  This film examines some of the ideas in helping to build a better world—hunger, homelessness, adoption, mental illness, cultural identity, resilience, and overcoming adversity.

In 1986 Khandwa, India, five year old Saroo and his older brother Guddu, help their mother make ends meet by stealing and selling coal to help feed their family.  In a tragic mix-up, Saroo (Sunny Pawar/Dev Patel), accidentally gets lost on speeding train traveling over 1,000 miles to Calcutta.  He arrives hungry, alone, confused, and not understanding the language.  Eventually he gets adopted by a couple in Australia, where he starts his new life.

Philadephia Inquirer writes, “Lion celebrates the human will and the human need to find meaning and connection in life.”  Richard Roeper writes, “Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 86% approval rating.

Join us for free popcorn and snacks and enter our raffle to win some cool prizes.

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.)

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.