Blog: Library Events

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.

LEGO Robotics Club – Starting March 23rd

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)

Thursday, January 26th: Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser!

Gather your family, friends, and colleagues, to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library will hold the 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden. There is still time to get a table together to join in the fun. It is $360 for a table of ten, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar.

Sign up by January 13, 2017. Call 781-324-0218 for more information.

Open Studio: Encaustic Painting with John Webster

On Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m., join us at the Malden Public Library for Open Studio, an artist demonstration featuring Malden artist John Webster.  Mr. Webster will discuss and demonstrate the technique of encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.

John A. Webster, a Malden artist, is a 1980 graduate of Boston State College – now known as UMass Boston.  His art mentors include Robert DiGiovanni and Eva Cincotta.  John is a former member of the Rockport Art Association, Malden Guild of Artists and past Chairman of the Malden Cultural Council.

Mr. Webster’s work, including photographs and paintings, has been shown throughout New England and has won countless awards.  His artwork has been displayed at the Massachusetts State House, Stoneham Art Gallery, Rockport Art Association Contributing Member’s Exhibit, Malden Guild of Artists Exhibits, Saugus Rotary Exhibit, the Charlestown Preservation Society, The Malden Public Library and many other venues.  He is the recipient of The American Legion Citation of Appreciation Award (2000), George Washington Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Community Award (2000) and the Malden Elks Citizen of the Year award (2007).

Mr. Webster is well known for his exhibit, “The Other Side of the Wall”, photographs reflecting his time in Vietnam, where he served in the Third Security Police Squadron of the United States Air Force from 1967-1968.  Mr. Webster’s current work features photographs of historic sites of Boston and a selection of his abstract paintings.  He currently is in retirement and is dedicating his time to art and photography.

New Year / New You – January 4

On Wednesday, January 4, at 6 p.m., get the new year started right and join the American Association for Arab Women for a the event New Year – New You.  The New Year – New You dialogue will be presented by Michele English (certified BTB & Compass School Feng Shui practitioner).  This will be followed by a guided meditation featuring a Japanese flute performance by Elizabeth Bennett, the first woman to be certified a Grand Master of the shakuhachi.
All are welcome to this free event. Come celebrate culture and community with us!  Event will be held in the Maccario Meeting Room.  Sponsored by the American Association for Arab Women (AAAW).  For more info on upcoming meetings, please contact Farah Assiraj at fassiraj@gmail.com or Mourad.aaaw@gmail.com

19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser

Gather your family, friends, and colleagues to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library will hold the 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden. There is still time to get a table together to join in the fun. It is $360 for a table of ten, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar. Sign up by Friday, January 13, 2017, your team will get an EXTRA point. Call 781-324-0218 for more information.

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Triple Threat Trivia Bonus Point Deadline Friday 12/16

trivia2016collageThe Malden Public Library’s 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser is Thursday, January 26th. Join the Malden community to test your wits, meet your neighbors, and support a great cause!

Teams that prepay by Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6pm will receive one bonus point to start the game. It is $360 for a table of ten people, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar.

Call 781-324-0218 or email Librarian Jean Slavkovsky at jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org for more information.