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National Novel Writing Month!

What is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. Learn more at NaNoWriMo.org.

Monday, October 28th 7PM NaNoWriMo Kickoff: Learn about National Novel Writing Month and meet other Wrimos. Hear from others who have successfully completed novels through NaNoWriMo.

Thursday, November 14th 6:30-8:30PM Come Write-In: Work on your novel among other Wrimos. Snacks provided.

Monday, November 25th 6:30-8:30PM Come Write-In: The Final Push: There are only a few days left to finish your novel! Join other Wrimos to meet your goal. Snacks provided.

Sponsored by The Malden Writers’ Collaborative and The Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting – September 26th

Young Adults in the 6th-12th Grade are invited to take part in the first of this school year’s quarterly meeting of the Malden Public Library’s ‘Teen Advisory Group’ or TAG board.

The TAG will advise our Information Librarian in charge of the Young Adult department on what books to buy, what programs to run this Fall, and how to make the library more fun for teens. Our meeting will be in the Program Room of the library from 4:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, September 26th.

Members of the TAG board will get free books, and we will have snacks and drinks for our meetings. In addition to doing it for fun it looks great on college applications and resumes. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail librarian Patrick Brennan at pbrennan@maldenpubliclibrary.org.

YA Summer Movie Afternoon – Thursday Sept. 19th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy a movie at the Malden Public Library on THURSDAY Sept. 19th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Maccario Rooms. Light refreshments and drinks will be available while they last to enjoy during the film.

This month’s film is a re-imagined Live-Action Disney classic based on the original highly lauded 1992 animated film. Join Aladdin, inspired by tales from “1001 Arabian Nights”, as he gains a magic lamp that has a genie inside it played by Will Smith. This movie is rated PG, and as such is generally suited for all audiences.

Local Author Talk

Join us at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, September 24 from 7–8 pm for a talk with Joseph Bebo, author of Alex A Lesson in Courage.  This is a true story about a Malden boy with special needs named Alex, as told by his parents, his teachers, coaches, friends, neighbors, a high school principal, and the mayor of a city. It demonstrates how inclusion can change not only the life of someone with special needs, but the lives of everyone involved. It’s a story about courage, acceptance, and overcoming adversity. Alex’s story is a story of hope, of how love turned a seeming tragedy into a wondrous joy.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

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.