Blog: Library Events

Wine Tasting Tickets Now On Sale

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Tickets for the 15th Annual FOTMPL Wine Tasting are now on sale! The Wine Tasting will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Converse Library and Galleries with all proceeds going to the Malden Public Library.

This is a chance to taste wonderful wines, see and learn about a beautiful art gallery right here in Malden, enjoy music and neighbors, and taste delicious treats from area restaurants.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase either at the Library circulation desk or from www.localwineevents.com. The event sold out early last year, so don’t wait.

For more information, call 781.324.0218.

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, April 12th

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AdultGameNightGrab your dice, cards and meeples because its time for another Board Game Night for Adults hosted at the Malden Public Library. Join us this coming Wednesday, April 12th 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.

 

Movie Night: Wed., April 26, 2017: 6:00-8:15pm

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Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing an Oscar-winning movie about La La Land.  The film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and John Legend and is directed by Damien Chazelle.  The movie won six Oscars including best director, best actress, best cinematography, best original song, and others.

Set in Los Angeles, an aspiring actress Mia (Stone) meets Sebastian (Gosling), an old-school jazz musician, as they struggle to make ends meet and pursue their dreams.  Rotten Tomatoes writes that the movie “breathes new life into a bygone genre, with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.”  The Detroit News writes, “[the movie] is a special, special experience, and movies like this don’t come around too often.”

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 93% approval rating and Rolling Stone writes, “You leave [the movie] exhilarated by…nonstop inventiveness, dazzled by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and thrilled how they made movies magic again.”

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 (128 min.)

Thank You, Nature Neighbors with local artists Greg Cook and Kari Percival – Saturday March 25

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Children and their families are invited to join local artists Greg Cook and Kari Percival in creating fun crafts related to the themes of this year’s Malden Reads book selections.This free event will take place at the Malden Public Library on Saturday, March 25, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The crafts activity, “Thank You Nature Neighbors” will celebrate the creatures and plants with which we share Malden, from our pets to wild squirrels, birds, raccoons, butterflies, bees and trees. The crafts will later be displayed as a diorama in the front window of MATV, Malden’s Media Center.  All ages are welcome. Young children must be accompanied by a grown-up.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon

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Doctor_Strange_Textless_Poster_02Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to dive into the all-new, all-different world of Marvel Comics, with our latest Movie Afternoon. On Thursday, March 16th from 3:00 – 5:00 we will have snacks, beverages and a movie in the Maccario Room of the library.

The film is one of the latest to arrive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Based on the original comic book character Doctor Strange, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Book Discussion with Mayor Christenson

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Join us on Thursday, March 9th at 7 pm in the Converse Memorial Building at the Malden Public Library for a book discussion of Malden Read’s 2017 selection A Man Called Ove with our special guest Mayor Christenson. Light refreshments will be served.

Getting to know his neighbors changed Ove’s life and a book discussion offers the opportunity to meet new neighbors, share ideas, and make new friends. We look forward to hearing your thoughts about the book.

 

Enter Ove’s World

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On Thursday, March 30th, join us for snacks and a discussion on  from a Lahey Hospital expert on what it really feels like to become older. A Malden Reads program, we’re looking to have a good discussion together with adults of all ages – and we encourage you to bring your kids and grandkids, ages 15 and up. We will begin at 7 pm in the Maccario Room.

LEGO Robotics Club – Starting March 23rd

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45544_mod_gyroboy_01_left_4to3ratio-67080b5d15baa22f251f1f46992c4746For Youth in the 4th through 6th grade, the YMCA LEGO robotics club is once again offering its fun and educational 8-week program to patrons of the Malden Public Library. In the program you get to learn how to design, program and compete with LEGO robotics kits.

The program begins on Thursday, March 23rd from 3:30 – 4:35 PM, and will meet each following Thursday for 8 weeks in the Maccario Room at the library. Please see below for the full list of dates.

To sign up call the library at 781-324-0218 or come by the Information Desk located on the first floor. Space is limited in the program, so ensure your spot today.

 

Program Dates:  lego-logo

  1. March 23rd
  2. March 30th
  3. April 6th
  4. April 13th
  5. April 27th
  6. May 4th
  7. May 11th
  8. May 18th (End Date LEGO Competition)