Blog: Library Events

Malden Reads Presents A CITIZEN LYCEUM FORUM on UNDERSTANDING DEMOCRACY AND THE RIGHTS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS

Malden Reads Presents A CITIZEN LYCEUM FORUM on UNDERSTANDING DEMOCRACY AND THE RIGHTS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS

On Tuesday, November 21,2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Malden Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public.

SPONSORING GROUPS: Facilitating and co-hosting the Citizen Lyceum

Malden Public Library

Chinese Culture Connection

Malden C O R E – Community Organizing for Racial Equity

The American Association of Arab Women

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTER FOR CIVIC EDUCATION PRESIDENT ROGER DESROSIERS will present important features and concepts of the American Constitution in an adult learning format to further our knowledge of American government. Individuals who are interested in furthering their understanding of the American Constitution in a working democracy will join in discussions and conversations with our featured speaker.

Call: Linda at: (781)321-2935 for more information.

“No Mutiny This Time”: Nov. 14th: 6:30pm

“No Mutiny This Time: ” The Sinking of the Tall Ship Bounty. Film and Discussion with Filmmaker Neil Novello.

Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. Malden Public Library

“No Mutiny This Time” is the title of filmmaker Neil D. Novello’s thought-provoking talk & video presentation about the circumstances leading to the sinking of the tall ship, Bounty during Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012

 “Bounty & Her Captain” the video portion of his presentation is “NOT a documentary but a “video essay”, like a print essay,” his personal perspective that is, “Part Testimonial”, with exclusive interviews with Captain Walbridge &“Part Shipbuilding showing work done at Boothbay Harbor Maine shipyard” and “Part Hollywood Ballyhoo” because Bounty was built exclusively for the 1962 remake of the Hollywood classic, Mutiny on the Bounty.”

Since 1985, Neil Novello’s award- winning career includes – documentaries, television news, and family biographies.  His documentaries about the Portsmouth Naval Prison in Kittery, Maine were featured at the New Hampshire & Portland Maine Film Festivals & available on DVD.  Find out more: http://www.novellospeaks.com/-no-mutiny-this-time–description.html

 

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Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, November 8th

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,  November 8th 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.

Thursday, October 5th 7-8:30PM 2017-2018 Season Information Session

Are you a local writer?
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers?
Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others?
Are you open-minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative will host their Informational Session on Thursday, October 5th. Here we will go over group expectations, group etiquette, hear first-hand experiences from previous season members, and answer any questions.

At the end of this session interested parties will sign up for the 2017-2018 season. You must attend the Informational Session in order to sign up — the group will then be closed to additional members until the 2018-2019 season. The group meets the first and third Thursday evenings at 7pm, October-May.

Contact the Facilitator, Evangeline Vickery, by email at tmwc@evangelinevickery.com or call the library at 781-324-0218 with any questions.

Turkish Ebru Art—Water Marbling

Ebru art is the technique of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper. Join us on Sept. 12th from 5:45–8:45 pm to learn this fascinating technique with Ebru artist Fatma Ozkan. This is a 3-hour demonstration and hands-on workshop for adults. Registration is required. Call 781.324.0218 or drop by the Information desk to sign up.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

A public library card is a ticket to free educational resources and activities. A library card provides access to a variety of in print and online digital media, including downloadable books, magazines, movies, music and more.

If you haven’t been to your local library lately, September is a great time for a visit.

Fairy House Festival & Story Time with Library Director

Your favorite Fairy House Festival is back for 2017! Councillor Barbara Murphy invites you to attend Malden’s Very Own Fairy House Festival on Saturday, August 26 from Noon to 4 p.m. at Pine Banks Park.

Bring your fairies, gnomes, and elves for an enchanting experience. They’ll learn how to build fairy houses and gnome homes on a special wooded trail that is known for its high year-long population of fairies. There will be storytelling, children’s crafts, activities, and games — all focused on fairies and nature. Fairy, gnome, and other appropriate costumes are encouraged but not required. Food vendors will be on site. No registration required.

Fairy Houses are structures for fairies and nature’s other friends (hobbits, elves, gnomes, trolls) to visit.  These whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.   Individuals and groups are welcome to enter pre-built houses. Pre-built houses will be part of the Fairy House Walk and will be entered into a contest. If you would like to pre-build a house contact Councillor Barbara Murphy at murphyforward5@yahoo.com.

All Fairy Houses built the day of the event will receive official Fairy House Builder’s Certificates.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at Pine Banks Park a natural habitat located in Malden.

Special Events:

1:00 PM Story Time Malden Public Library Director, Dora St. Martin

 

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.