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Converse LEGO Club – March 2nd

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lego-clubKids and Young Adults in the 2nd 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, March 2nd.

YA Movie Afternoon – January 19th

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51gqvjgmlYoung Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade are invited to our YA Movie Afternoon on Thursday, January 19th, from 3:00-5:00 In the Maccario Room. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

The film follows Kubu, a one-eyed boy who uses the magic in his Two-String instrument to bring origami to life in his village in Ancient Japan. He joins forces with a warrior and a snow monkey to fight an army of evil spirits. Starring Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes and Matthew McConaughey, this film is from the studio that made ‘Boxtrolls‘ and ‘Coraline‘.

Open Studio: Encaustic Painting with John Webster

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On Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m., join us at the Malden Public Library for Open Studio, an artist demonstration featuring Malden artist John Webster.  Mr. Webster will discuss and demonstrate the technique of encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.

John A. Webster, a Malden artist, is a 1980 graduate of Boston State College – now known as UMass Boston.  His art mentors include Robert DiGiovanni and Eva Cincotta.  John is a former member of the Rockport Art Association, Malden Guild of Artists and past Chairman of the Malden Cultural Council.

Mr. Webster’s work, including photographs and paintings, has been shown throughout New England and has won countless awards.  His artwork has been displayed at the Massachusetts State House, Stoneham Art Gallery, Rockport Art Association Contributing Member’s Exhibit, Malden Guild of Artists Exhibits, Saugus Rotary Exhibit, the Charlestown Preservation Society, The Malden Public Library and many other venues.  He is the recipient of The American Legion Citation of Appreciation Award (2000), George Washington Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Community Award (2000) and the Malden Elks Citizen of the Year award (2007).

Mr. Webster is well known for his exhibit, “The Other Side of the Wall”, photographs reflecting his time in Vietnam, where he served in the Third Security Police Squadron of the United States Air Force from 1967-1968.  Mr. Webster’s current work features photographs of historic sites of Boston and a selection of his abstract paintings.  He currently is in retirement and is dedicating his time to art and photography.

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, February 8th

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Grab your dice, cards and meeples because its time for another Board Game Night for Adults hosted at the Malden Public Library. Join us this coming Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM as we play games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Dominion and more in the Library’s game collection.
 
If you’d like to bring your own games as well, feel free, though keep in mind that you only have two hours. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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New Year / New You – January 4

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On Wednesday, January 4, at 6 p.m., get the new year started right and join the American Association for Arab Women for a the event New Year – New You.  The New Year – New You dialogue will be presented by Michele English (certified BTB & Compass School Feng Shui practitioner).  This will be followed by a guided meditation featuring a Japanese flute performance by Elizabeth Bennett, the first woman to be certified a Grand Master of the shakuhachi.
All are welcome to this free event. Come celebrate culture and community with us!  Event will be held in the Maccario Meeting Room.  Sponsored by the American Association for Arab Women (AAAW).  For more info on upcoming meetings, please contact Farah Assiraj at fassiraj@gmail.com or Mourad.aaaw@gmail.com

Holiday Closing Dates

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The Library will be closed Friday, Dec. 23rd through Monday, Dec. 26th and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 9 a.m. The Malden Public Library wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser

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Gather your family, friends, and colleagues to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library will hold the 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden. There is still time to get a table together to join in the fun. It is $360 for a table of ten, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar. Sign up by Friday, January 13, 2017, your team will get an EXTRA point. Call 781-324-0218 for more information.

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Triple Threat Trivia Bonus Point Deadline Friday 12/16

trivia2016collageThe Malden Public Library’s 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser is Thursday, January 26th. Join the Malden community to test your wits, meet your neighbors, and support a great cause!

Teams that prepay by Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6pm will receive one bonus point to start the game. It is $360 for a table of ten people, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar.

Call 781-324-0218 or email Librarian Jean Slavkovsky at jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org for more information.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon

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Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to the Malden Public Library’s Young Adult Movie Afternoon this Thursday, December 15th, from 3:00-5:00. We will be showing a film based on the popular book “Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children”.

Directed by Tim Burton, this film stars Asa Butterfield and Eva Green as they explore a magical realm for children with odd abilities. Lights snacks and refreshments will be provided.