Blog: Library Events

BOOK LAUNCH! “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan Thursday, October 25, 2018 7PM

Join us for the launch of “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan, long-time member of the Malden Writers’ Collaborative on Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m.

Book Synopsis: “On the surface, Dorian Whitney seems like any other boy his age. He hangs out with his friends whenever he can, constantly complains about his daily chores around the house, and stays up late almost every night playing video games.

But in reality, he’s so different, there isn’t even a category to put him in.

In the 2015 Tablo.io NaNoWriMo winner,  a virus decimates the entire planet’s human population. No treatment or vaccine can be found, so contraction—meant death.

Humanity is forced to seek refuge in hermetically sealed self-sustaining bunkers, commonly referred to as ‘Biospheres’. The disease, however, remains active and continues to spread, despite the survivor’s best intentions and inexhaustible precautions. It is therefore commonplace for connections to become broken. The people of the network begin to call the silence that inevitably comes at the end of the line: The Darkness.”

Matt Brennan is a six-year member of the Malden Writing Collaborative and besides winning the 2015 NaNoWriMo Novel writing contest at Tablo.io has published a short story entitled The Glass Slipper Entanglement in the literary magazine eFiction India. A story he wrote in response to a writing prompt he received as a member of the collaborative.

Books will be available for purchase for $15, cash.

Thursday, October 4th 7PM
Information Session for
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Are you a local writer?
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers?
Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others?
Are you open-minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative will host their Informational Session on Thursday, October 4th at 7PM in the Maccario Room. Here we will give go over group expectations, group etiquette, hear first-hand experiences from previous season members, and answer any questions.

At the end of this session interested parties will sign up for the 2018-2019 season. The group meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 7-8:30PM, October-May, culminating in a Public Reading.
You must attend the Information Session in order to sign up– the group will then be closed to additional members until the 2019-2020 season.

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, Oct. 10th

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,  October 10th 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.

Brews For Books Fundraiser

The Friends of the Malden Public Library are excited to invite you to the first Brews for Books fundraiser on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 5-8 pm. Taste the wares of local craft breweries and cider makers and enjoy food from our local Malden eateries in the historic Converse Library and Art Galleries. There will be live music, games, raffle items, and a silent auction. Tickets are $35 and available at the Malden Public Library and online at www.localwineevents.com. Don’t wait; tickets are limited. You must be 21 years old to attend this event.

Movie Night: Wed., Sept. 19th: 6:00-7:45pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, from 6:00-7:45pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the life of Fred Rogers, who sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”  in the popular children’s TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  The movie has a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

This film is “an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.”  The San Francisco Chronicle writes that the movie is “…an enlightening and deeply touching documentary.…”  Rolling Stone notes, “In these trouble times, it’s a good feeling see a funny, touching and vital [documentary] that is both timely and timeless.”

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 (95 min.)