The Friends of the Malden Public Library’s annual book and bake sale has expanded! This year’s sale will be Saturday, October 25, from 10-4PM AND Sunday, October 26, from 12-3PM. The Friends-only preview will be Friday, October 24, from 6-9PM. Books, movies, music, baked goods and more will be for sale. Hardcovers $1, paperbacks $0.50, children’s books 5/$1 or $0.25. There are over 40,000 books on all subjects! Call the library at 781-324-0218 if you have any questions.
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Mon-Thu*: 9AM - 9PM
Fri-Sat: 9AM - 6PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
Mon: 9AM - 8:45PM
Tue: 9AM - 6PM
Wed: 9AM - 8:45PM
Thu*: 9AM - 6PM
Fri: 9AM - 5:45PM
Sat: 9AM - 5:45PM
*Closed Thursdays: 1-2PM
The Library is closed on Sundays and Holidays.
Mango Languages, a database free to you with your library card, offers interactive language learning online or using a free mobile app. You can choose one of over 60 languages, and learn online at your own pace. If you’ve made an account to use Mango online, it will save your place in your lessons so you can walk away and come back later to the same lesson without starting fresh. Making an account is necessary to use the mobile app–just connect your mobile app to your account, and away you go (you won’t even have to remember your card number)!
In addition to more languages than ever, Mango has introduced a service called “Mango Premier” –foreign language movies to stream to desktop computers that present both entertainment and a realistic language learning experience. Videos are available now in six languages: Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish, as well as ESL movies for Spanish speakers. Mango hopes to increase these offerings in the future, so stay tuned for more.
Mango Premier movies have two modes: “Movie Mode” and “Engage Mode.” Movie Mode plays the movie uninterrupted with color-coded subtitles in English and the original language.
“Engage Mode” takes the viewer through the movie scene by scene, with quizzes along the way. A user can pause the movie and hover over the subtitled words to see their phonetic spelling and hear audio pronunciation. Each scene includes a review, where the learner can break down and practice the movie’s dialogue line by line, and word by word. Mango Premiere gives the viewer total control, combining both spoken and written learning.
Mango is designed to be both highly visual and interactive, and is a great way to learn on the go or at home.
Get started today by clicking on “Mango Languages” from our eLibrary page! Questions? Need some more help? Please contact the library at 781-324-0218 or stop in and visit us.
The Friends of the Malden Public Library provide funding for so many of our popular services–Museum Passes, library programs, bookmarks, even our brand new curbside bookdrop. They host the annual book sale, the popular annual Wine Tasting Gala, and keep those book carts in the lobby stocked. They have been offering regular shredding services as another fundraiser on DPW recycling days. They work hard to raise funds to support the Library and all our efforts and services and we are so grateful for all they do!
This week is National Friends of Libraries Week…Please help celebrate by leaving a comment, “Friending” them on Facebook (here), stopping by the book sale this weekend, becoming a member of the Friends, or by making a donation via the Friends website: http://friendsofmaldenlibrary.org/
Saturday, October 25
Children of all ages are invited to stop by the Maccario Room on Saturday, October 25, anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., and create decorations for Halloween and Diwali.
Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, October 29th, from 6:00-8:45pm. We will be showing “a masterpiece of modern horror” starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film is considered by many film critics and moviegoers to be one of the best horror movies of all time. The movie is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, The Shining.
Jack Torrance (Nicholson) arrives at an isolated hotel with his family to become the hotel’s caretaker for the winter. An unsettling boredom sets in as the family becomes snowbound. A frustrated Jack works on his elusive novel, his wife Wendy wanders through the hotel, and their son Danny begins to develop psychic visions of the hotel’s haunted and violent past.
A masterpiece of psychological horror, the movie was voted as one of the top 100 best thriller/suspense movies by the American Film Institute.
This film is free and open to the public and is accessible. Refreshments will be provided. Movie times are approximate. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information. Rated R (144 min.)
Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
October 3 – June 12
Every Friday at 4:00 p.m., Laurie Rae Tressler from Library Creative Drama, Inc. offers a drop-in Creative Drama program for kids. Children ages 7-10 can come by to participate in theater games and other creative activities. No registration necessary.
This program runs from October 3 through June 12. Regular attendance is appreciated, but not required. Questions? Call the Children’s Room at (781) 388-0803.
THE FIRST MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the first Monday of each month to discuss titles selected by members of the group.
• Oct. 6, 2014 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
It’s 1775. A very businessman-like British gentleman makes his way into the heart of Paris. He’s on a very unsettling mission. Eighteen years ago, a French doctor was imprisoned without any warning (or any trial). He’s been locked up in the worst prison of all prisons, the Bastille. After almost two decades, he was released – again without any explanation – and he’s currently staying with an old servant, Ernst Defarge. Dr. Manette may be free, but he’s still a broken man. He spends most of his time cobbling together shoes and pacing up and down in his dark room. Too accustomed to the space of a prison to understand that he can actually leave his room, Dr. Manette seems doomed to live a pitiful life. Today, Mr. Lorry (that’s our British businessman) is on a mission to the French doctor.
• Nov. 3, 2014 – The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
• Dec. 1, 2014 – Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
• Jan. 5, 2015 – Once we were Brothers by Ronald Balson
THE BOOKER PRIZE DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Since 1969, the “Booker Prize” has been awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa. As of September 2013, selection for the “longlist” has been opened to American authors.
* Sept. 24, 2014 – The Underground Man by Mick Jackson; and continued discussion of The Orchard on Fire by Shena MacKay
Set in the small English village of Stonebridge, the Orchard on Fire tells the story of eight-year-old April Harlency’s coming-of-age in a place where the charm of the local landscape contrasts sharply with the prejudices and vagaries of the adult world.
* Oct. 22, 2014 – Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
* Nov. 19, 2014 – The Industry of Souls by Martin Booth
Just pick a group that’s convenient! New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.
Read newspapers from around the world, for free with your library card! Worldcrunch offers thousands of up-to-date news stories from newspapers worldwide, which you can read in the original language OR translated into English. You can read online on your home computer (or at the library), or on any mobile device.
News from around the world will keep you up to date, but also provide perspective on global affairs. The US media may be focusing on one major event, but the media in France is broadcasting another. Gain insight into what others in the world find important and broaden your horizons!
Visit www.maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary to get started, or ask a librarian for more information!
Borrow new music albums & audiobooks for free with your library card–no waiting! Movies and TV episodes are also available to borrow for free. Download to your device or stream from your computer using the Hoopla database; just click on our eLibrary page and then select Hoopla. Need more info? Give us a call at 781-324-0218 or stop in at the Information Desk.