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Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 14th: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for a Sing-Along Movie Night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent musical based on the music of ABBA, where the movie cast sings, “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”  The film stars Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and Cher.

“Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie (Seyfried) prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past.”

The Boston Globe writes, “I wish I could tell you that “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is ridiculous and I hated it, but the fact is that it’s ridiculous and I loved every minute.”  The Chicago Reader writes, “this exuberant sequel easily tops the 2008 musical hit.”  The movie has an 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Join us for some escapist chick-flick fun.  Singers welcome!

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG-13 (114 min.)

War and Remembrance: Malden in the Great War

War and Remembrance: Malden in the Great War

An Exhibition of Posters, Photographs and Artifacts from the Collections of the Malden Public Library and Malden Historical Society

Malden Public Library

Lower Art Gallery, Converse Memorial Building

36 Salem Street, Malden

Exhibition October 22 – November 28

Hours:  Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m., and Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.,

or by appointment by calling 781-324-0218

Art Tour: New works by Frank Stella unveiled at the Malden Public Library

On Monday, November 19, at 6 p.m. join us for a very special art tour: “New Acquisitions: Frank Stella” at the Malden Public Library / Converse Memorial Building Art Galleries.

Thanks to very special benefactors John Giso and Michael Nutall, and donations by the artist Frank Stella, the Malden Public Library is now home to three stunning works by this American master.

Frank Stella was born in 1936 in Malden. After graduating from Princeton University, he moved to New York and began his career with his renowned Black Paintings.  Precursors to Minimalism, these paintings garnered immediate recognition: four were included in MoMA’s Sixteen Americans 1959 exhibition, and one was purchased for their permanent collection.   In 1960, Stella had his first solo show at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. Throughout the 60s and 70s, he was included in major exhibitions defining art of that time at the Whitney, The Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan and MoMA. In 1970, at the age of 34, Stella became the youngest artist to receive a full-scale retrospective at MoMA.

Stella is the recipient of honorary degrees from Princeton University, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Dartmouth College and the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany.  In 1989, he received the Ordre des Arts et des Letters from the French government. He was elected Honorary Royal Academician in 1993.

In 2012, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany exhibited a retrospective of Stella’s works. In addition, a retrospective of Mr. Stella works were exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art in 2015 and it then traveled to Fort Worth and the de Young in San Francisco. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin exhibited a retrospective of Mr. Stella’s extensive work in prints in 2016 in conjunction with the publication of the revised and updated catalogue Raisonne. The exhibition traveled to the Addison Gallery in Massachusetts and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama in 2017. Frank Stella: Experiment and Change opened at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2017.

The tour is free and will begin promptly at 6 p.m.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 or see our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

Photo of Mr. John Giso and Frank Stella by Paul Hammersley

 

 

Art Reception November 8th for James Blandini

Join us Thursday, November 8 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art November Artist James Blandini! As a Boston area native and second generation Italian American, Blandini’s paintings and drawings are an exploration of the human condition and the search for spirituality through realistic portrayal. He is drawn to the rich visual imagery found in the New Testament, the Hebrew Bible, mythology, spirituality and works of literature.

Blandini’s art will be on display at the Library through the month of November.

Origami Night for Adults – Nov. 6th

Adults 18+ are invited to join us for another in our instructional series of the art and craft of Origami. On November 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Maccario Room we will have instructors present to help you fold, crease and bend your way into making unique art.

To sign up stop by the information desk of the MPL or call us at 781-324-0218 and reserve your spot today

BOOK SALE!

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold their annual Fall book sale on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6–9 pm (Friends only preview evening) and Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 10 am–4 pm at the Malden Public Library. Young Adult and Adult paperbacks only 50¢ and hardcovers are $1. All children’s books are 25¢ each or 5 for $1.00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Holiday Food Drive

Take the opportunity to give back this season.
Library patrons can contribute to the Salvation Army’s work in Malden to make the holiday season festive for others.  Lend a hand in creating a memorable Thanksgiving for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate.

These items will be gladly accepted:

  •            stuffing
  •            dry gravy
  •            mashed potatoes
  •            canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
  •            apple sauce
  •            cranberry sauce
  •            peanut butter

Ethnic foods are welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry.

The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk.  The food drive will continue after Thanksgiving to accept donations for Christmas.

Classic Movie Night: Wed., Oct. 24th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie from 1960 about Norman Bates who is accused of being a “Psycho.”  The film stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Marion Crane (Leigh) is “an unsuspecting victim [who] visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Perkins).”

The movie is listed on the National Film Registry and The Telegraph writes, “Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror thriller Psycho is one of the most celebrated films in history.”  It is listed as #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Most Thrilling American Films. The movie has a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated R (109 min.)

BOOK LAUNCH! “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan Thursday, October 25, 2018 7PM

Join us for the launch of “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan, long-time member of the Malden Writers’ Collaborative on Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m.

Book Synopsis: “On the surface, Dorian Whitney seems like any other boy his age. He hangs out with his friends whenever he can, constantly complains about his daily chores around the house, and stays up late almost every night playing video games.

But in reality, he’s so different, there isn’t even a category to put him in.

In the 2015 Tablo.io NaNoWriMo winner,  a virus decimates the entire planet’s human population. No treatment or vaccine can be found, so contraction—meant death.

Humanity is forced to seek refuge in hermetically sealed self-sustaining bunkers, commonly referred to as ‘Biospheres’. The disease, however, remains active and continues to spread, despite the survivor’s best intentions and inexhaustible precautions. It is therefore commonplace for connections to become broken. The people of the network begin to call the silence that inevitably comes at the end of the line: The Darkness.”

Matt Brennan is a six-year member of the Malden Writing Collaborative and besides winning the 2015 NaNoWriMo Novel writing contest at Tablo.io has published a short story entitled The Glass Slipper Entanglement in the literary magazine eFiction India. A story he wrote in response to a writing prompt he received as a member of the collaborative.

Books will be available for purchase for $15, cash.