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Relax at the Malden Public Library

410px-Lotus_position.svgLearn techniques to help you de-stress.
These classes are open to adults of all levels.

Introduction to Meditation with Dina Martinez of Naked Feet Yoga, Melrose
Tuesday, July 19th 7-8pm Maccario Room at MPL
Reduce your stress through calming breathing techniques and aromatherapy.

Beginner Yoga with Becky Small
Tuesday, July 26th 6:30-7:45pm Maccario Room at MPL
Learn basic poses to help you stretch and find your center.

Sign up for one or both classes by calling 781-324-0218
Attendees must sign a waiver at these programs.
Mats will be provided but you may bring your own.

Thank you to Preotle, Lane, & Associates, and the Friends of the Malden Public Library for sponsoring this summer’s reading programs!

Storytime & Craft with Blades, the Bruins mascot

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On Wednesday, August 3, at 3:00 p.m., Blades will be joining young readers in a storytime and special craft. Children will learn how Blades became a Bruin, make their own hockey masks, and have a photo opportunity with Blades himself! Kids will also have a chance to test their knowledge when the Ice Girls ask some Bruins trivia questions. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet Blades and his entourage!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Malden Kicks off Malden’s July 4th Celebrations

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Please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day with a series of exciting events at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street on Friday, July 1st.

Taking place from 4 to 6 PM in the Converse Memorial Building, the Library will display the original and the newly digitized version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period. Featured will be the May 27, 1776 document entitled “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” unanimously voted on by the townspeople of Malden to be delivered to the Second Continental Congress via their representative Ezra Sargeant. In the 1776 communication, the voting citizens of Malden renounce the Colony’s ties to the Kingdom of Great Britain and set forth their wish to become an independent “American” republic. The document is credited as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence written in July of 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared their independence from England. The original historical document will remain on display for viewing. At 6 PM attendees will proceed to the front lawn where Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Second Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.”

Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off

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Young Adults going into 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join the festivities as we start our Summer Reading Program on June 30th, from 3:00 -4:30 PM in the Maccario Room.

We will have video games, board games, crafts, snacks and drinks for all, and if you are interested in signing up for the Reading Program you can do it then and there. Enjoy your Summer while earning rewards and prizes at the Library.

 

 

Funds for this Summer Reading Program and others is provided by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Origami @ the Library

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We are pleased to be able to offer our popular Origami program again on Tuesday, June 28th from 6:30–8:30 pm in our Maccario Room. Adults ages 18 and over are invited to make an Origami garden for summer.

Signup is required, as seats are limited. Either stop by the Information desk or call 781.324.0218 to register.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon, Friday July 8th

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star-wars-force-awakens-character-postersYoung Adults in the 5th through 12th grade can join us Friday July 8th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Maccario Room as we host our first Friday Afternoon Movie. Come relax in the Air conditioning, enjoy some snacks and watch a new and popular movie.

 

 

The first film up is the best selling movie of 2015, from acclaimed film-maker J.J. Abrams and the wizards at Disney, comes the 7th film in the massively epic “Star Wars” saga. The Force has lain dormant for years, but suddenly Awakens in a new generation of heroes starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. Also, who could forget the adorable and charismatic BB-8!

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YOUNG ADULT 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

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Young Adults currently in the 5th grade through rising 12th graders click here to sign up!

There are a lot of great reasons to sign up for the YOUNG ADULT 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM, but here are the details for earning rewards over the next 6 weeks.

 

Books and Shoes*Each week that you read and log at least 5 hours you will qualify to get a prize from the Rewards Box at the Information Desk. Prizes include bags, ear buds, pedometers, books and more! Complete this challenge up to 6 times throughout the Summer

*The Weekly Top Reader (who ever reads and logs the most hours) will receive a $25 Gift Card to one of several businesses local and online including Dunkin Donuts, New England Comics and Amazon.com

*At the end of the Summer the Top Readers Overall (those who read and log the most hours over the 6 week program) will win gift cards of larger amounts, and all participants in the program will have chances to win fun raffle prizes at the End-of-Summer Party.

 

Young Adults currently in the 5th grade through rising 12th graders click here to sign up!

 

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FREE Ice Cream to Kick Off Summer Reading

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Save the date! The Malden Public Library will kick off 2016’s Summer Reading with our annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 23 from 1–2:30 at the Library’s historic Salem St. front garden. There will be ice cream sundaes, with ice cream generously donated by Dairy Delight, and the opportunity to sign up for summer reading (for kids, teens AND adults). We look forward to seeing you there.

New Museum Passes!

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We are pleased to announce that the Malden Public Library now provides the following new discount museum passes to Malden Residents:

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): Each pass admits 2 adults for $5 per person. Children are free.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute: Each pass admits 2 adults for $7 per person. Children are free.

Coming Soon! John F. Kennedy Library & Museum Each pass admits 2 people at $3 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Malden Adult Residents with cards in good standing can book here.

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

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Integrated Summer Calendar 2016

Some programs require registration.

Sign up for one of our summer reading programs:

Children up through Grade 5

Children who read at least 120 minutes per week may come in the following week to pick up a prize.

Teens Entering Grades 6-12

Teens who read at least 5 hours a week may come in the following week to pick up a prize. There will also be prizes for teens who read the most!

Adults 18+

This year, adults can play Library Bingo! Adults who complete five squares in a row  may come in to pick up a prize. Adults who fill the whole card will be entered in a raffle to win a gift card. Pick up your card at the library.

Sponsored by Preotle, Lane, and Associates; the Friends of the Malden Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.