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Young Adult Perler Bead Craft

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to get crafty with the library’s Perler Bead collection. Craft anything you can imagine during the program and make a magnet for your ‘fridge or a cool keychain to carry around. This is an advanced craft, but if it is your first time it is easy to make something small and quick to try it out.

We will meet in the program room of the library on Thursday, July 11th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM, bring your friends and have a crafty good time.

Featured Artist – Lisa DeCobert

Lisa DeCobert is our May & June Rotating Art Artist. Lisa is a successful multi-medium artist known for her work in oil, acrylic, hand cut paper, collage, ink on paper, sculpture and jewelry. Coming from a family of trained artists, Lisa is predominantly self-taught. Her exhibit at the Library is titled “Through My Eyes” and can be described as an abstract depiction of cities in her memory or dreams.
Lisa’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of June.

Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month!

Happy Pride!  The City of Boston is celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  Check out our Pride display of recommended books and movies at the Malden Public Library. With your Malden Public Library card you can also watch free LGBTQIA+ themed streaming movies, read e-Books, and listen to e-Audiobooks.  Follow the links:

Hoopla Movies

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/5846

Kanopy Movies

https://boston.kanopy.com/category/tags/celebrate-pride-month

IndieFlix/InstantFlix Movies

https://watch.indieflix.com/lgbtq

Hoopla Audiobooks

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/1530

Overdrive Audiobooks & E-Books

https://bpl.overdrive.com/collection/1009999

YA Movie Aftenoon – March 21st

Join us in the Maccario Room for another installment of the YA Movie Afternoons. We will have popcorn, snacks and drinks to enjoy alongside a new and popular movie. This Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 – 5:00 in the Maccario Room.

This movie is another blockbuster entry from Marvel’s comic universe, and the winner for the 2019 Oscar for best Animated Film of 2018. See the classic super hero “Spider-Man” like you’ve never seen him before!

Art Reception March 7th for Lisa L. Sears

Join us Thursday, March 7 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art March Artist Lisa L. Sears! “The Ones Who Stayed and the Ones Who Left” is a collection of paintings and drawings on paper and canvas examining a sense of place, what is considered “home,” nostalgia, immigration and belonging. The exhibit is the culmination of over four years in the making and many more years of ruminating. It grew out of my favorite conversation starter: “Where were you born and what do you consider home?”

Lisa’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of March.

Mayor’s Book Discussion & Special Presentation

On Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm at the Malden Public Library, join Mayor Gary Christenson  for a lively discussion of this year’s Malden Reads selection, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

The event will begin with a special presentation by Shuenn Liou, a member of the Bunang tribe, an ethnic minority in the Yunnan province of China, where the story of Li-yan and her family is based. She will give an audio visual presentation on the people of that area, the geography, culture, history, economy, and how the region and people have been affected by the political events of China in recent history.

Shuenn has read the book and will stay for the discussion following the presentation. The Chinese Culture Connection will be serving tea. We hope you can join us for this special event.

To sign up, email maldenreads@gmail.com and make sure you specify “Mayor’s Book Discussion” in the subject line. This event is co-sponsored by Malden Reads and the Chinese Culture Connection.