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Malden Reads Hosts Special Tea Tasting at MEM Tea

Malden Reads is hosting a special tea tasting and one-hour class on Pu-Erh tea, which is the rare and mysterious tea from the Yunnan Province in China that is highlighted in the 2019 Malden Reads book selection, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MEM Tea in Davis Square, where participants will be treated to different examples of Pu-Erh tea and light refreshments while learning from Suanne Scalise, the MEM tea education director.

The cost for the class is $20 per person, to be paid at MEM Tea at the time of the class. Space is limited, so please email maldenreads@gmail.com to hold your spot. You could also email us to arrange to carpool.

MEM Tea is a specialty tea shop in Davis Square. In business since 1999, they carry over 120 teas. There is parking on street and in nearby parking lots.

Upcoming Programs:

Mayor’s Book Discussion
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30pm, Malden Public Library
Come discuss “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson.

King of Masks
Wednesday, March 6 at the Malden Public Library
Roger Ebert calls this 1996 narrative film a “hidden gem” and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 89% rating. Come enjoy this film with other Malden Reads enthusiasts and take part in a discussion following the film. Co-sponsored by the Chinese Culture Connection.

 

 

Thursday, October 4th 7PM
Information Session for
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Are you a local writer?
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers?
Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others?
Are you open-minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative will host their Informational Session on Thursday, October 4th at 7PM in the Maccario Room. Here we will give go over group expectations, group etiquette, hear first-hand experiences from previous season members, and answer any questions.

At the end of this session interested parties will sign up for the 2018-2019 season. The group meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 7-8:30PM, October-May, culminating in a Public Reading.
You must attend the Information Session in order to sign up– the group will then be closed to additional members until the 2019-2020 season.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting – Dec. 13th

Young Adults in the 6th-12th Grade are invited to take part in the first 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, 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, December 13th.

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.

Brews for Books Library Fundraiser

The Friends of the Malden Public Library are excited to invite you to the first Brews for Books fundraiser on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 5-8 pm. Taste the wares of local craft breweries and cider makers and enjoy food from our local Malden eateries in the historic Converse Library and Art Galleries. There will be live music, games, raffle items, and a silent auction. Tickets are $35 and available at the Malden Public Library and online at www.localwineevents.com. Don’t wait; tickets are limited. You must be 21 years old to attend this event.

Movie Night: Wed., August 8th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent movie where a family of four must stay in A Quiet Place or their survival will be threatened.  The movie stars Emily Blunt and Boston-born John Krasinski.

In a not-so-distant post-apocalyptic world, the Abbott family is forced to live in silence in a world full of creatures with extremely sensitive hearing who hunt by sound.  Stephen King wrote on Twitter, “A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera’s eye open wide in a way few movies manage.”

Associated Press writes, “It is smart, it moves fast, it has a hugely satisfying ending….”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 95% approval rating.

This summer, Malden Public Library is holding a Summer Reading program with the theme “Libraries Rock!”  We invite adults, children, and teens to join our Summer Reading program.  Please see our website for more details.

Join us for Movie Night for free popcorn and snacks and adults may enter our raffle to win some cool prizes, including movie tickets.

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 (90 min.)

YA Anime Afternoon Party

Manga and Anime fans in the 5th through 12th grade join us in the Maccario Room on Friday, July 27th to watch a movie based on one of the best-selling and longest running Manga’s in the world, “One Piece”

We will have snack, drinks, some party favors and will watch one of the latest films from the anime series based on “One Piece”. Raise the jolly roger and set sail for adventure as Luffy’s crew goes to a casino in the middle of the ocean and encounters greed and misfortune among his fellow pirate crew.

 

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy a magical birthday party for the Boy Who Lived at the Malden Public Library on July 31st from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.

We will have butter beer, bertie botts beans, harry potter games, crafts and more. Come ready to celebrate and relax with friends in fellow houses, whether they sort into Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. No registration required, but snacks and crafts supplies are limited.