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Visit with a Lowell Mill Girl at 5th Annual Fairy House Festival at Pine Banks Park

Join mill girl Harriet Hanson at the 5th Annual Fairy House Festival on Saturday, August 24 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Pine Banks Park, 1087 Main Street, Malden.

Harriet Hanson Robinson went to work as a Lowell mill girl when she was just 10 years old.  Harriet grew up to write the mill girls’ magazine, The Lowell Offering, publish books and lead the women’s rights movement.  At 23 Harriet married William Stevens Robinson, a journalist and anti-slavery activist, and moved to 35 Lincoln Street in Malden.  Harriet and her daughter, Harriet Lucy Shattuck, organized the National Women’s Suffrage Association of Massachusetts.

The program is presented by Allison Horrocks, Ph.D., Park Ranger at Lowell National Historical Park.   Learn about the daily life of a mill girl and enjoy special story time at 1:00 p.m. with Malden Public Library Director Dora St. Martin.

In 1905 Elisha Slade Converse donated a 107.5 acre estate that is now Pine Banks Park.  This event is part of Converse 2020, brought to you with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The Fairy House Festival (12 noon to 4:00 p.m.) is sponsored by Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy, the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and Pine Banks Park.

Young Adult Summer’s End Wrap-Up Party!

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade are invited to take part in our Wrap-Up party for Summer Reading. Thursday, August 15th from 3:00-4:30 in the Maccario Room we will have a good time relaxing and celebrating!

We will have pizza, snacks and drinks as well as a raffle for prizes based on how much you read this Summer. Everyone that attends the party will have a chance to gain a prize though with a ticket at entry.

We will announce the overall winners for the Summer Reading Program’s top readers as well. Come for the snacks and games and stay for the drawing.

 

Youth Movie Afternoon – Aug 8th

Youth age 10 and up and families are invited to watch the first ever live action Pokemon movie at the Malden Public Library. Join us on Thursday August 8th from 3:00 to 5:00 as we watch a film full of Bulbasaurs and Psyducks. We will have snacks and refreshments on stock as well.

This film is based on the popular Pokemon video games based on the character Detective Pikachu, as Ryan Reynolds voices the familiar yellow electric creature sporting a Sherlockian cap.

Young Adult Yoga – August 7th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are welcome to join our free Yoga Class in the Macarrio Room on Wednesday, August 7th from 4:00 – 4:45. Feel free to bring your own yoga mats or use the library’s collection.

Space in this program is limited and it is first come first serve. Stop by the library for some relaxation and to center yourself before you check out a book.

Youth Tie-Dye Craft

Youth in the 3rd through 12th grade can join us Friday, July 19th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM to create your own Tie-Dye t-shirt. We will be taking to the front lawn in good weather to rubber-band, dye and take home your own creations.

No sign-up required but space and supplies are limited, so make sure to arrive on time. Feel free to bring your own 100% Cotton shirt as well, but it is not required.

YA Karaoke Party – July 23rd

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to sing their hearts out at our next Karaoke competition! Whether you like to belt out pop classics, classic rap or rock ballads you can enjoy yourself at our Karaoke party.

On Tuesday, July 23rd join us as we take the stage in the Maccario room to enjoy snacks, beverages and our new Karaoke machine. We will be singing from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.

One random singer will be selected to win a prize, and the top singer as determined by the judges will earn a Gift Card reward.

YA Movie Afternoon – August 8th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on August 8th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the Marvel comic books “Captain Marvel” and the character of Brie Larson is an ex-test pilot drafted to join an alien space force and returns to her native Earth to fight enemies and discover her past.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.

YA Anime Afternoon – July 25th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to Go Beyond…PLUS ULTRA! We will be having our annual Anime Afternoon on Thursday, July 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Come for the snacks and drinks, and get a gift bag based on the popular anime show “My Hero Academia” on your way out.

The film is set in the sensei-super hero world based on the manga “Boku No Academia” and has all your favorite students from classroom 1A. Come and enjoy this action packed adventure the way it should be enjoyed, with your friends at the Library!

YA Movie Afternoon – July 18th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on July 18th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the comic books “SHAZAM!” and the character of Captain Marvel, Billy Batson is a regular teen who after being given super-powers by a wizard tries his best to become a hero.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.