Blog: Library Events

Artist Reception: December 10th

Join us Monday, December 10 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art December Artist Maria Tiro! Tiro’s exhibit features beautiful miniature art that has a lot of detail. One of the most exquisite pieces is titled “Winter on the Common” that is black and white with just a hint of blue. Her work will be on display at the Library for the month of December.

21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser

The Malden Public Library’s 21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser fast approaches.  Trivia will be held at Anthony’s Restaurant on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and we are looking for anyone that wants to support the library and have a great evening of fun.

To get details and to see great shots of previous Triple Threat Trivia players, please click HERE.

#Giving Tuesday – Support the Friends of the Malden Public Library

Want to show your support for the library on #Giving Tuesday.  Support the Friends of the Malden Public Library!  The Friends of the Library is a volunteer run, non-profit organization whose purpose is the support the mission of the Malden Public Library.

https://www.friendsofmaldenlibrary.org/

Donations to the Friends support: museum discount pass program, computer and technology purchases, children’s programming, high-demand best-selling books, free wireless internet access, summer reading programs, Malden Reads events, annual holiday concert, game and movie nights, and much more!

What is #Giving Tuesday?  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Salvation Army Christmas Angels and Food Drive

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is a great way to bring joy into a child’s life. It’s easy and gratifying to make sure there is a much needed present waiting for a youngster when they wake up Christmas morning. Simply select a paper Angel from among those adorning the Angel Tree at the Circulation Desk; each represents a child and includes information such as their first name, age, gender and wished for gift. No need to wrap the present. Just drop off the gift with its Angel tag at the Circulation Desk by Dec. 13 for distribution through the organization’s Toy Store.

The food drive continues as the Library collects for the Salvation Army’s work during the Christmas season. These non-perishables are suggested by the staff: peanut butter, tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and pasta. Donations of ethnic foods are encouraged. The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk through the end of December.

Movie Night: Wed., Dec. 12th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent blockbuster based on the book, Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan.  The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.

“A native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.”

TIME Magazine writes, “It’s simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.” Richard Roeper writes, “Crazy Rich Asians…is pure escapist fantasy fun.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 92% approval rating.

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 (120 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 14th: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for a Sing-Along Movie Night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent musical based on the music of ABBA, where the movie cast sings, “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”  The film stars Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and Cher.

“Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie (Seyfried) prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past.”

The Boston Globe writes, “I wish I could tell you that “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is ridiculous and I hated it, but the fact is that it’s ridiculous and I loved every minute.”  The Chicago Reader writes, “this exuberant sequel easily tops the 2008 musical hit.”  The movie has an 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Join us for some escapist chick-flick fun.  Singers welcome!

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 (114 min.)

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

Exhibition October 22 – November 28

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

or by appointment by calling 781-324-0218

Art Tour: New works by Frank Stella unveiled at the Malden Public Library

On Monday, November 19, at 6 p.m. join us for a very special art tour: “New Acquisitions: Frank Stella” at the Malden Public Library / Converse Memorial Building Art Galleries.

Thanks to very special benefactors John Giso and Michael Nutall, and donations by the artist Frank Stella, the Malden Public Library is now home to three stunning works by this American master.

Frank Stella was born in 1936 in Malden. After graduating from Princeton University, he moved to New York and began his career with his renowned Black Paintings.  Precursors to Minimalism, these paintings garnered immediate recognition: four were included in MoMA’s Sixteen Americans 1959 exhibition, and one was purchased for their permanent collection.   In 1960, Stella had his first solo show at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. Throughout the 60s and 70s, he was included in major exhibitions defining art of that time at the Whitney, The Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan and MoMA. In 1970, at the age of 34, Stella became the youngest artist to receive a full-scale retrospective at MoMA.

Stella is the recipient of honorary degrees from Princeton University, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Dartmouth College and the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany.  In 1989, he received the Ordre des Arts et des Letters from the French government. He was elected Honorary Royal Academician in 1993.

In 2012, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany exhibited a retrospective of Stella’s works. In addition, a retrospective of Mr. Stella works were exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art in 2015 and it then traveled to Fort Worth and the de Young in San Francisco. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin exhibited a retrospective of Mr. Stella’s extensive work in prints in 2016 in conjunction with the publication of the revised and updated catalogue Raisonne. The exhibition traveled to the Addison Gallery in Massachusetts and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama in 2017. Frank Stella: Experiment and Change opened at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2017.

The tour is free and will begin promptly at 6 p.m.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 or see our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

Photo of Mr. John Giso and Frank Stella by Paul Hammersley