Blog: Library Events

#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.

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 Reception November 8th for James Blandini

Join us Thursday, November 8 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art November Artist James Blandini! As a Boston area native and second generation Italian American, Blandini’s paintings and drawings are an exploration of the human condition and the search for spirituality through realistic portrayal. He is drawn to the rich visual imagery found in the New Testament, the Hebrew Bible, mythology, spirituality and works of literature.

Blandini’s art will be on display at the Library through the month of November.

Origami Night for Adults – Nov. 6th

Adults 18+ are invited to join us for another in our instructional series of the art and craft of Origami. On November 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Maccario Room we will have instructors present to help you fold, crease and bend your way into making unique art.

To sign up stop by the information desk of the MPL or call us at 781-324-0218 and reserve your spot today

BOOK SALE!

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold their annual Fall book sale on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6–9 pm (Friends only preview evening) and Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 10 am–4 pm at the Malden Public Library. Young Adult and Adult paperbacks only 50¢ and hardcovers are $1. All children’s books are 25¢ each or 5 for $1.00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Classic Movie Night: Wed., Oct. 24th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie from 1960 about Norman Bates who is accused of being a “Psycho.”  The film stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Marion Crane (Leigh) is “an unsuspecting victim [who] visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Perkins).”

The movie is listed on the National Film Registry and The Telegraph writes, “Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror thriller Psycho is one of the most celebrated films in history.”  It is listed as #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Most Thrilling American Films. The movie has a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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 R (109 min.)