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Thursday, June 14th 6-8PM Monet’s Magic: Learn Pastels with Gregory Maichack

Learn the art of pastels in this hands-on workshop with returning artist Gregory Maichack. The workshop is a two-hour event that enables sheer beginners to advanced adults, teens 18+, to experience creating a pastel painting while offering interesting and entertaining historical information about Monet’s life and painting techniques, a demo at easel, and participants’ own experience with pastels (all professional-grade materials supplied). All take home their own pastel paintings. This event is sponsored by the Malden Cultural Council and the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Call 781-324-0218 to sign up. Space is limited.

Firefighter Story Time

Visit the library on Thursday, May 17th at 10:30 a.m. for a Firefighter Story Time.  Meet Firefighter Rick Menard, listen to a story, and learn about fire safety and what firefighters do.  Guest reader Ted Louis-Jacques of Malden Rising Leaders will also be sharing a book.  Ages 3 and up.

Everyday Scams and Identity Theft: How to Avoid Being a Victim

On Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Tim Depin, Coordinator of Consumer Advocacy & Response Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General will offer a talk on ”Everyday Scams and Identity Theft: How to Avoid Being a Victim.”  This is a free workshop that will cover what is identity theft and how to avoid or detect a variety of different mail, phone, and online scams.  All are invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.  The Malden Public Library is located at 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA; 781-324-0218.

YA Gaming Afternoon – April 19th

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to relax, hang out and snack at our YA Gaming Party in the Maccario Room on April 19th from 3:00 – 4:30. We will have video game and board game, along with some pizza and snacks. Enjoy some Smash Bros and roll some dice as we take some time away from the March weather and enjoy the Malden Public Library.

Poetry Reading with David Surette—Monday, April 9th 7PM

Join us on Monday, April 9th at 7pm to hear Malden-native David Surette read from his new collection of poetry, Malden.

He is the author of five other collections: Wicked Hard, The Immaculate Conception Mothers’ Club, Young Gentlemen’s School, Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In and Stable which was named an Honor Book at the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. His poems have been recently featured in 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers. He teaches and coaches varsity hockey at East Bridgewater Junior High School. He lives on Cape Cod.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Booker Prize Book Discussion Group on April 25

The Booker Prize Monthly Book Discussion meets on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m.  Pick up your copy of this month’s selection at the Malden Public Library Information Desk.  This month:  The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds.  New members are always welcome.

The Quickening Maze is a 2009 historical fictional novel by British poet and author Adam Foulds and published by Jonathan Cape. The book received the Encore Award (2009), European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize (2009) and Walter Scott Prize (2010). The book is based on the historical backdrop of a mental asylum run by Matthew Allen at High Beach in late 1830s and 1840s which had English poet John Clare admitted therein.  The Malden Public Library is located at 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA; 781-324-0218.