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Opening Reception ~ War and Remembrance: Malden in the Great War

War and Remembrance: Malden in the Great War

An Exhibition of Posters, Photographs and Artifacts from the Collections of the Malden Public Library and Malden Historical Society

Malden Public Library

Lower Art Gallery, Converse Memorial Building

36 Salem Street, Malden

Opening Reception : October 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition October 22 – November 28

Hours:  Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.,

or by appointment by calling 781-324-0218

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

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie from 1960 about Norman Bates who is accused of being a “Psycho.”  The film stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Marion Crane (Leigh) is “an unsuspecting victim [who] visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Perkins).”

The movie is listed on the National Film Registry and The Telegraph writes, “Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror thriller Psycho is one of the most celebrated films in history.”  It is listed as #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Most Thrilling American Films. The movie has a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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 (109 min.)

BOOK SALE!

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold their annual Fall book sale on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6–9 pm (Friends only preview evening) and Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 10 am–4 pm at the Malden Public Library. Young Adult and Adult paperbacks only 50¢ and hardcovers are $1. All children’s books are 25¢ each or 5 for $1.00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

YA Movie Aftenoon – Thur. Oct 25th

Join us in the Maccario Room for another installment of the YA Movie Afternoons. We will have popcorn, snacks and drinks to enjoy alongside a new and popular movie. This Thursday, October 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 in the Maccario Room.

This movie is another blockbuster entry from Marvel’s cinematic universe, based on the superheroes “Ant-Man” and “The Wasp” and a sequel to the titular character’s 2015 film.

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!

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, Oct. 10th

Grab your dice, cards and meeples because its time for another Board Game Night for Adults hosted at the Malden Public Library. Join us Wednesday,  October 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM as we play games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Dominion and more in the Library’s game collection.
 
If you’d like to bring your own games as well, feel free, though keep in mind that you only have two hours. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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.