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Book Discussion with Mayor Christenson

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Join us on Thursday, March 9th at 7 pm in the Converse Memorial Building at the Malden Public Library for a book discussion of Malden Read’s 2017 selection A Man Called Ove with our special guest Mayor Christenson. Light refreshments will be served.

Getting to know his neighbors changed Ove’s life and a book discussion offers the opportunity to meet new neighbors, share ideas, and make new friends. We look forward to hearing your thoughts about the book.

 

Enter Ove’s World

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On Thursday, March 30th, join us for snacks and a discussion on  from a Lahey Hospital expert on what it really feels like to become older. A Malden Reads program, we’re looking to have a good discussion together with adults of all ages – and we encourage you to bring your kids and grandkids, ages 15 and up. We will begin at 7 pm in the Maccario Room.

LEGO Robotics Club – Starting March 23rd

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The program begins on Thursday, March 23rd from 3:30 – 4:35 PM, and will meet each following Thursday for 8 weeks in the Maccario Room at the library. Please see below for the full list of dates.

To sign up call the library at 781-324-0218 or come by the Information Desk located on the first floor. Space is limited in the program, so ensure your spot today.

 

Program Dates:  lego-logo

  1. March 23rd
  2. March 30th
  3. April 6th
  4. April 13th
  5. April 27th
  6. May 4th
  7. May 11th
  8. May 18th (End Date LEGO Competition)

Converse LEGO Club – April 6th

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lego-clubKids and Young Adults in the 3rd through 12th Grade are invited to come and enjoy the return of the monthly Converse LEGO Club at the Malden Public Library.

The group meets on the First Thursday of every month in the Program Room at the library, from 3:30-4:30 PM. Come build and explore the Library’s collection, and make builds that will last to donate to our display on the first floor.

This coming month’s meeting is on Thursday, April 6th.

Young Adult Holiday Party – Updated

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Happy-Valentines-Day-20101-1024x768Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade are invited to celebrate the season at the Malden Public Library with games, snacks and crafts. Join us on Thursday February 16th, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM as we take over the Maccario Room of the library.

We will have board games, the Nintendo wiiU set up, Valentine’s card and jewelry crafts, snack, drinks and pizza.

(This programs date was changed from February 9th to February 16th)

New! FREE Comics, Movies & Music!!

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We are so happy to now offer 3 new databases with graphic novels (including manga), movies and music, both downloadable and streaming. Comicsplus for Libraries has a wide range of comics and graphic novels for all ages; Instantflix provides free movies for playing through a browser on a wide range of devices, and with Freegal you are able to download 3 items per week (to keep!) and 3 hours of streaming per day.

Each database has a wide catalog of materials for all tastes. And all you need is a Malden library card!

Click Comicsplus, Freegal, or Instantflix to go directly to the databases.

Be a Friend—Join the Friends

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Are you a looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can meet new people AND make a difference to the Malden Public Library? The Friends of the Malden Public Library are looking for individuals to help with a wide range of activities, so any interest or strength you might have can help raise funds to keep many of our Library programs and purchases available.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 7:30 in the Library’s Program Room. If you like more information, speak to a library staff member or visit the Friends’ page (http://maldenpubliclibrary.org/participate/friends-of-the-malden-public-library/). We look forward to having you join us!

YA Craft – Perler Beads, January 26th

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IMG_0179Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to the Library on January 26th, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Program Room for Perler Bead Crafts.

IMG_0177Perler Beads are small multi-colored beads that you can fuse together to make amazing Pixel Art. You can make Pins, Magnets, key-chains and figures, and design whatever you’d like, with the only limit being your imagination.

 

Song & Rhyme Time (drop in)

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This early literacy program for young children (6 months to 4+ years) features songs, nursery rhymes, and a short picture book and takes place every Tuesday morning and alternating Saturdays (starting January 28), from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m in the Children’s Room. No registration required. Just come on by!