Blog: Library Events

Friends of MPL, Locke Liquors, and Malden Community

Thank you for making the 15th Annual Friends of the Malden Public Library Wine Tasting another successful evening. The Friends worked hard to coordinate the night, Locke Liquors supplied the wines, and many Malden businesses and individuals donated food, raffle prizes, and money. The Friends help the library provide things like the museum pass program, new wifi upgrade, computers, and many more things. Paul Hammersley of the City of Malden took beautiful photos that can be seen here.

If you would like to help the library, please consider joining the Friends. To learn more, visit our Friends page.

Movie Night: Wed., May 24, 2017: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the bestselling book, Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly.  The film stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, and Mahershala Ali.

In the 1960s, as the United States rushes to put a man in space before Russia, a group of three brilliant African-American women mathematicians working at NASA cross gender, race, and professional lines to help carry off one of the greatest operations—to put astronaut John Glenn into space.  The movie is based on the lives of Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer), Mary Jackson (Monae), and Katherine Johnson (Henson).

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 93% approval rating and USA Today writes, “Adding social issues to its many inspirational themes, [the movie] equals one satisfying slice of history that’ll will entertain adults as well as kids looking to the stars.”  Variety adds, “[The film] is empowerment cinema.”  The Tribune News Service writes that the movie is “an assertion of humanity and civil rights that is pure cinematic nourishment for the soul.”

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 (127 min.)

Wine Tasting Tickets Now On Sale

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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.