Blog: Library Events

Movie Night: Wed., August 8th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent movie where a family of four must stay in A Quiet Place or their survival will be threatened.  The movie stars Emily Blunt and Boston-born John Krasinski.

In a not-so-distant post-apocalyptic world, the Abbott family is forced to live in silence in a world full of creatures with extremely sensitive hearing who hunt by sound.  Stephen King wrote on Twitter, “A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera’s eye open wide in a way few movies manage.”

Associated Press writes, “It is smart, it moves fast, it has a hugely satisfying ending….”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 95% approval rating.

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme “Libraries Rock!”  We invite adults, children, and teens to join our Summer Reading program.  Please see our website for more details.

Join us for Movie Night for free popcorn and snacks and adults may enter our raffle to win some cool prizes, including movie tickets.

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 (90 min.)

Live On The Lawn Family Movie Night ~August 15

Join us for Outdoor Movie Night on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:45 pm featuring the Disney Pixar film Coco, a vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure.

Despite a generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de La Cruz. Desperate to prove and use his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.   The color, music and characters in this award winning movie are captivating as we follow Miguel through a truly awesome tour of another world and culture.

Join us on the front lawn of the library for this fun, family-friendly, and crowd-pleasing summer film.  Popcorn will be available.  This film is part of the Library’s Live on the Lawn Series and is sponsored by Eastern Bank Charitable Fund.  Free and open to the public.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG (107 min.)

Art Reception August 13th for Liz Campbell-Tompkins

Join us Monday, August 13 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art August Artist Liz Campbell-Tompkins! As a retired Malden Public Schools 7th grade science teacher, Liz strives to illustrate the diversity of nature in front of us, or beneath us. There is a great variety of life right in our backyards here in Malden, but most are too small to appreciate. Liz’s goal is to raise awareness of the wonder surrounding our community.

Campbell-Tompkins’ art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of August.

RAIN OR SHINE: Knock on Wood Takes Center Stage on August 1

Knock on Wood take the center stage at the Library’s Live on the Lawn Concert Series on Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 p.m.  Knock on Wood is a high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo, featuring singer-songwriter Howie Newman and fiddler/mandolinist Joe Kessler. The duo performs classic rock covers along with funny original music. Their repertoire spans everything from the Beatles to Steely Dan to the Dropkick Murphys. It’s not your typical guitar-fiddle folk act. Knock on Wood puts on a lively, fun show with great musicianship and a little bit of humor here and there.

Howie Newman has opened for Tom Paxton, Vance Gilbert, Brewer & Shipley, Pure Prairie League, Bill Staines, Lui Collins, Don White, Modern Man and many others. His songs have received national airplay on the Dr. Demento Show, National Public Radio and Midnight Special as well as dozens of other North American radio outlets.  Joe Kessler, who plays fiddle and mandolin, has an energetic improvisational style that includes folk, rock, jazz and bluegrass. Joe has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada as well as eight other countries. He has performed with Morphine, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Boogaloo Swamis and many others.

The Summer Series continues on August 15 at 7:45 p.m. with a fun, family friendly outdoor movie under the stars.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

MALDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY MUSEUM PASS PARTNERS

Would your organization or business like to sponsor a discount museum pass for Malden families to enjoy?

The Malden Public Library offers a number of different free and discount passes to museums and attractions in New England. The passes are available to Malden residents who hold valid a library card.

Malden residents continue to use their library enthusiastically. This past year, the library offered over 300 special programs throughout the year, attended by 16,943 children, teen, and adults.  Money saved through your sponsorship will allow us to put more funds toward programs and activities, bring new online resources and technology to the community, and expand services for the community.

Museum Sponsorships Available:

DCR Mass Park Pass                           $ 60

ICA – Contemporary Art                        185

Isabella Stewart Gardner                      195

Harvard Art Museum                            250

John F. Kennedy Center                        250

Peabody Essex Museum                       350

Children’s Museum Pass                       700

Children’s Museum Pass (2)                 700

New England Aquarium                        700

New England Aquarium (2)                 700

Zoo New England                                  800

We would be love to discuss ways in which we can partner with your organization or business. For more information, contact Library Director Dora St. Martin at 781-324-0218 or by email at dstmartin@maldenpubliclibrary.org

 

Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary Party

Dear Witch or Wizard,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Malden Public Library. Term begins at 5:30 PM on 31 July 2018.  You will be given the necessary equipment at that time and sorted into your house. Bring your best robes and witches hats. Wands will be provided. Class size is limited so we await your owl by no later than Friday, 27 July.

Direct your replies to 781.324.0218.

These are advanced classes so we will only accept witches and wizards who are 18 and older.

Movie Night: Wed., July 25th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent movie sequel based on the book Jumanji where the characters are Welcome to the Jungle.  The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black.

“Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.”

The Chicago Sun-Times writes that the movie is “…one of the most fun movie-going experience…this year.  Huge kudos go to Johnson, Hart and especially Black for providing some truly entertaining performances.”

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme “Libraries Rock!”  We invite adults, children, and teens to join our Summer Reading program.  Please see our website for more details.

Join us for Movie Night for free popcorn and snacks and adults may enter our raffle to win some cool prizes, including movie tickets.

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 (119 min.)

Ed the Wizard, “Reading Is Magic,” Thursday, July 26, 3pm

On Thursday, July 26, at 3:00 pm, Ed the Wizard will present his fun and energetic show, “Reading Is Magic,” which demonstrates how inspiration can be found in a book and how a story can change one’s life. Offering his own life story as inspiration to others, Ed the Wizard promotes and encourages the building of reading skills to all of his audience members.

This hands-on 45 minute performance uses many volunteers and is suitable for children of all ages.

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

Opening Reception ~ Mother Russia: An Exhibition of Icons and Artifacts

The Malden Historical Society, in conjunction with the Malden Public Library, presents “Mother Russia: An Exhibition of Icons and Artifacts from Czarist Russia,” on view in the Library’s lower gallery August 14 through September 21.  The exhibit will feature some 70 pieces from a private collection, including painted icons, brass and bronze icons, and other small religious and secular items dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The public is invited to an opening reception at 6:00 pm on Tuesday August 14. The evening will feature remarks by Malden Historical Society member Joseph Cesario, who will discuss Russian icons and their uses and introduce some of the exhibited pieces. Light refreshments will be served.

After the opening, visitors can view the exhibit on Mondays 6-8 pm, Wednesdays 2-4 pm, and Fridays 11-2 pm until it closes September 21.  The exhibit and reception are free and open to all.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Malden Historical Society, can visit www.maldenhistoricalsociety.org.

Enjoy the Sounds of Mardi Gras with Squeezebox Stompers on July 18

Squeezebox Stompers take the stage as the Live on the Lawn Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m.  Listening to the Squeezebox Stompers is like taking a walk through the streets of the French Quarter. Even in staid New England, every day is Mardi Gras with the Squeezebox Stompers. Wherever they go, they bring on the party with their mix of Zydeco, Cajun, blues and good ol’ roadhouse rock ‘n roll.

If you didn’t get to see them at the 2018 Boston Harborfest, come check out this amazing band.

Led by accordionist Rockin’ Ralph Tufo, formerly of the award-winning Boogaloo Swamis, the Stompers feature musicians who have decades of experience playing the roots and branches of American music. Ralph Tufo plays the accordion, piano, Anglo concertina and Cajun accordion. Ralph was a founding member of the Boogaloo Swamis who were 4 time Boston Music Award winners. The Swamis were largely responsible for the introduction of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music to New England. Guitarist Larry Plitt was the winner of the 2007 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, harmonica, and tin whistle is a veteran of the Boston jazz and blues scene. Andy Solberg, versed in jazz, folk, and blues drives the band with his scintillating bass lines. Mike Migliozzi on drums is a master of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orlean rhythms. Finally, Steve Latanision a virtuoso on fiddle, mandolin, and banjo adds an eclectic roots dimension to the band.

The Library’s Summer Series continues on August 1: Knock on Wood; and August 15: Outdoor Movie Night.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.