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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.

YA Holiday Party – February 14th

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to celebrate the season at the Malden Public Library with games, snacks and crafts. Join us on Thursday February 14th, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM as we take over the Maccario Room of the library.

We’ll have board games, the Nintendo wiiU and ps4 set up, Valentine’s card crafts, snack, drinks and pizza! Join us to relax and spend time with friends in the Malden Public Library.

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.