Blog: Library Events

Lasting Impressions of Japan: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond

“Lasting Impressions of Japan: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond,” an exhibition featuring ukiyo-e prints by the Japanese artists Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi will open on January 23 and run through March 23.   An Opening Reception and Gallery Talk will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The exhibition is a collaboration between the Malden Public Library and the Malden Historical Society.

This will be the first exhibition of these historic prints, purchased by the library in 1912, in over one-hundred years.  The exhibition also includes stunning examples of Japanese traditional dress and ceramic art, including formal, semi-formal, and casual kimono, haori jackets from the collections of the Malden Historical Society.

The woodblock ukiyo-e prints show images of everyday Japan and were mass-produced for popular consumption in the Edo period (1615-1868).  Brought to Europe and America, these prints influenced many Western artists, including Monet and Van Gogh; as well as the creators of our popular manga and anime series.  Among the treasured prints exhibited are works by Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his work “Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa” or “The Great Wave” from his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

Exhibition hours are: Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.  For more information or group tours call 781-324-0218.  www.maldenpubliclibrary.org

 

 

 

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

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the graphic novel, Atomic Blonde.  The film stars Charlize Theron, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and James McAvoy.

Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is an undercover MI6 agent in 1989 Cold War Berlin, sent there just days before the collapse of the Berlin Wall.  As she investigates the murder of a fellow agent she begins to uncover a ruthless espionage ring.

RogerEbert.com writes, “Theron’s commanding performance is remarkable” and Richard Roeper writes, “The visuals in Atomic Blonde pop right off the screen.” Rolling Stone adds, “Theron…is pure…poetry in motion. She’s a stone-cold badass. How can you resist?”

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 (115 min.)

Holiday Concert with the Malden High School Choral Arts Society

Join the Friends of the Malden Public Library on Sunday, December 3, at 2 pm for a free concert held in partnership with the Malden Historical Society and Victorian Society of Malden. The Malden High School Choral Arts Society will perform and we’ll provide complimentary refreshments. This event is open to the public. Come join your neighbors and kick-off the holiday season at the Library!

Book Discussion by Former Education Commissioner David P. Driscoll

Book Discussion by Former Education Commissioner


Monday, December 4, 5:00- 6:30 pm in the Maccario Room at the Malden Public Library

Come join former Commissioner David P. Driscoll for a discussion of his new memoir, Commitment and Common Sense: Leading Education Reform in Massachusetts on Monday at the Library.
Dave will be sharing wisdom from his remarkable career as a math teacher, superintendent and the 21st successor to Horace Mann as commissioner of education in Massachusetts.
The book delves into the key elements of the Education Reform Act, also known as the “Grand Bargain,” that brought billions of dollars into the system along with new expectations and accountability at every level. The changes, ushered in by Driscoll and his colleagues, catapulted Massachusetts to among the best in the world in student achievement.
The event, hosted by the Malden Public Library and Dave’s friends and former coworkers at the Department, is open to the public.

“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, December 13th

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,  December 13th 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.