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Movie Night: Wed., Jan. 30th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent film based on the bestselling novel, The Hate U Give, which was also the 2018 Malden Reads book selection.  The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Common.  The film is directed by George Tillman, Jr.

“Starr [Carter] witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”

The New Yorker writes “The Hate U Give is [a] rare movie…[a] distinctive and exceptional political film.”  Forbes calls it “an Oscar-worthy masterpiece,” and “one of the best movies of the year.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97% approval rating.

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 (133 min.)

21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser

The Malden Public Library’s 21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser fast approaches.  Trivia will be held at Anthony’s Restaurant on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and we are looking for anyone that wants to support the library and have a great evening of fun.

To get details and to see great shots of previous Triple Threat Trivia players, please click HERE.

Salvation Army Christmas Angels and Food Drive

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is a great way to bring joy into a child’s life. It’s easy and gratifying to make sure there is a much needed present waiting for a youngster when they wake up Christmas morning. Simply select a paper Angel from among those adorning the Angel Tree at the Circulation Desk; each represents a child and includes information such as their first name, age, gender and wished for gift. No need to wrap the present. Just drop off the gift with its Angel tag at the Circulation Desk by Dec. 13 for distribution through the organization’s Toy Store.

The food drive continues as the Library collects for the Salvation Army’s work during the Christmas season. These non-perishables are suggested by the staff: peanut butter, tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and pasta. Donations of ethnic foods are encouraged. The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk through the end of December.

Art Tour: New works by Frank Stella unveiled at the Malden Public Library

On Monday, November 19, at 6 p.m. join us for a very special art tour: “New Acquisitions: Frank Stella” at the Malden Public Library / Converse Memorial Building Art Galleries.

Thanks to very special benefactors John Giso and Michael Nutall, and donations by the artist Frank Stella, the Malden Public Library is now home to three stunning works by this American master.

Frank Stella was born in 1936 in Malden. After graduating from Princeton University, he moved to New York and began his career with his renowned Black Paintings.  Precursors to Minimalism, these paintings garnered immediate recognition: four were included in MoMA’s Sixteen Americans 1959 exhibition, and one was purchased for their permanent collection.   In 1960, Stella had his first solo show at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. Throughout the 60s and 70s, he was included in major exhibitions defining art of that time at the Whitney, The Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan and MoMA. In 1970, at the age of 34, Stella became the youngest artist to receive a full-scale retrospective at MoMA.

Stella is the recipient of honorary degrees from Princeton University, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Dartmouth College and the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany.  In 1989, he received the Ordre des Arts et des Letters from the French government. He was elected Honorary Royal Academician in 1993.

In 2012, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany exhibited a retrospective of Stella’s works. In addition, a retrospective of Mr. Stella works were exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art in 2015 and it then traveled to Fort Worth and the de Young in San Francisco. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin exhibited a retrospective of Mr. Stella’s extensive work in prints in 2016 in conjunction with the publication of the revised and updated catalogue Raisonne. The exhibition traveled to the Addison Gallery in Massachusetts and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama in 2017. Frank Stella: Experiment and Change opened at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2017.

The tour is free and will begin promptly at 6 p.m.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 or see our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

Photo of Mr. John Giso and Frank Stella by Paul Hammersley

 

 

Annual Holiday Food Drive

Take the opportunity to give back this season.
Library patrons can contribute to the Salvation Army’s work in Malden to make the holiday season festive for others.  Lend a hand in creating a memorable Thanksgiving for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate.

These items will be gladly accepted:

  •            stuffing
  •            dry gravy
  •            mashed potatoes
  •            canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
  •            apple sauce
  •            cranberry sauce
  •            peanut butter

Ethnic foods are welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry.

The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk.  The food drive will continue after Thanksgiving to accept donations for Christmas.

Thank you . . .

from the Library and the Friends of the Malden Public Library to everyone that helped make our first Brews for Books fundraising event so much fun. This includes the cider houses and breweries that donated their time, staff and product, to the generous and amazing local restaurants for the great food offerings, to our numerous volunteers from the Friends and the Malden High School Key Club, to the organizations and individuals that donated raffle and silent auction items, tents, flowers, linens, and a million things that are needed to host an event such as this. Again, thank you!

MALDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY MUSEUM PASS PARTNERS

Would your organization or business like to sponsor a discount museum pass for Malden families to enjoy?

The Malden Public Library offers a number of different free and discount passes to museums and attractions in New England. The passes are available to Malden residents who hold valid a library card.

Malden residents continue to use their library enthusiastically. This past year, the library offered over 300 special programs throughout the year, attended by 16,943 children, teen, and adults.  Money saved through your sponsorship will allow us to put more funds toward programs and activities, bring new online resources and technology to the community, and expand services for the community.

Museum Sponsorships Available:

DCR Mass Park Pass                           $ 60

ICA – Contemporary Art                        185

Isabella Stewart Gardner                      195

Harvard Art Museum                            250

John F. Kennedy Center                        250

Peabody Essex Museum                       350

Children’s Museum Pass                       700

Children’s Museum Pass (2)                 700

New England Aquarium                        700

New England Aquarium (2)                 700

Zoo New England                                  800

We would be love to discuss ways in which we can partner with your organization or business. For more information, contact Library Director Dora St. Martin at 781-324-0218 or by email at dstmartin@maldenpubliclibrary.org

 

Malden Public Library Featured on Gateway City Library Trail

Recognizing the integral role that public libraries play in their communities, Massachusetts Center for the Book (MCB) has added Malden as a Gateway City Library Trail to its live app, MassBook Trails. The Malden Public Library is celebrated on the Gateway City Library Trail for providing access to reading and 21st century gateways to opportunity for their patrons through digital connectivity and programming that enhances life-long learning and cultural assimilation.

Available on the web and as a free download, Mass Book Trails was launched in 2017 with two literary walking tours in Boston and two statewide trails:  Literary Museums of Massachusetts, and African American Writers Heritage Trail. Additional tours are being added as libraries have accepted MCB’s invitation to develop their own local literary, cultural, and historic tours.

MCB, chartered as the Commonwealth Affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is a public-private partnership charged with developing, supporting and promoting cultural programming that advances the cause of books and reading and enhances the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries.

For more information, contact info@massbook.org.  MassBook Trails may be found in the app store and through Google Play.

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.