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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.

Malden Remembers: An Exhibition and Conversation in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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On Saturday, December 17th, the Library will host a discussion by veterans about Pearl Harbor led by John Webster, former Manager of the City of Malden Veteran’s Department.  Veterans, veteran families, and residents are encourages to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Malden Public Library will also host a memorial exhibition by artist John Webster for the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor from December 16th though December 30 in the Maccario Gallery.

 

Young Adult Gaming Afternoon

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This Thursday, December 8th 2016, for Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade, come to the Malden Public Library and enjoy playing multiplayer games with friends while enjoying snacks and drinks. We will also have the library’s collection of Board Games and Card games available to play. Gaming starts after school at 3:00 and runs for an hour.

Enjoy our WiiU, Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero games collection. smash-bros.-wii-u-release-date

Holiday Celebration and Concert

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The members of the Historical Society, the Victorian Society of Malden and the Friends of the Library invite you to a free afternoon concert to celebrate the season on Sunday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m.  Join us for some wonderful entertainment and after the concert, enjoy some light refreshments with the members. This year’s concert will feature a program by the Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir. The event will take place in the Maccario Room of the Malden Public Library.

Thursday, December 8th, 6-8PM Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes with Gregory Maichack

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Learn the art of pastels with award-winning pastel artist, Gregory Maichack, on Thursday, December 8th, from 6-8pm. Sign up by calling the library at 781-324-0218. This program is limited to adult patrons.

In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants have fun producing their own still life pastel paintings. Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and hundreds of libraries and local cultural councils. Maichack demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can paint a still life while applying techniques applied by masters such as van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Monet & Maichack himself.

The still life is a genre chosen by famous artists throughout history as a subject. Participants benefit from the techniques culled from these masters as reflected in their individual painting approaches in historical context. As always, all will keep their pastel paintings and use hundreds of his professional-grade pastels, paper, and materials, all supplied.

This project is supported in part by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Salvation Army Christmas Angels and Food Drive

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The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is a great way to bring joy into a child’s life. It’s easy and gratifying to make sure there is a much needed present waiting for a youngster when they wake up Christmas morning. Simply select a paper Angel from among those adorning the Angel Tree at the Circulation Desk; each represents a child and includes information such as their first name, age, gender and wished for gift. No need to wrap the present. Just drop off the gift with its Angel tag at the Circulation Desk by Dec. 19 for distribution through the organization’s Toy Store.

The food drive continues as the Library collects for the Salvation Army’s work during the Christmas season. These non-perishables are suggested by the staff: peanut butter, tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and pasta. Donations of ethnic foods are encouraged. The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk through the end of December.