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Young Adult Craft: Perler Beads – November 3rd

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IMG_0177For Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade, join us Thursday, November 3rd from 3:00 – 4:00 PM for our Afternoon Craft Time: Perler Beads.

Perler Beads are small colorful blocks that you can arrange into any image you can imagine, that are then fused together with heat. Everyone can make at least one item which can be wall art, a picture frame, a keychain or a magnet.

There will be no sign-up for the program but space and time is limited on a first come, first served basis.IMG_0179

Parade Arts & Crafts

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Join us on Saturday, November 19 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. for a children’s holiday craft program.  Make your own Santa beard or Arctic animal mask (polar bear, reindeer, walrus) to wear and join the group “Let It Show: Santas Against Global Warming” in Malden’s annual Parade of Holiday Traditions from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,  Nov. 26.  Children, please bring an adult to assist you with the workshop.  Program is presented by local artists Greg Cook and Kari Percival.

Holiday Food Drive for the Salvation Army

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Bring a little cheer to a struggling family.  Library patrons can contribute to the Salvation Army’s work in Malden to make the holiday season festive for others.

These items will be gladly accepted:
♦    stuffing
♦    dry gravy
♦    mashed potatoes
♦    canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
♦    apple sauce
♦    cranberry sauce
♦    peanut butter
Food for ethnic groups in the vicinity is 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 gather donations for Christmas meals.

 

 

Book Sale! This Weekend!

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The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold their annual Book Sale this weekend, October 28th and 29th.

The preview sale will start on Friday evening, October 28th from 6–9 p.m. for Friends of the Malden Public Library only. On Saturday, October 29th the sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. in the book sale room in the Library’s basement.

Children’s books are $.25 or 5 for $1.00
Young adult and adult books:
paperbacks $.50
hardcovers $1.00

If you are interested in attending on Friday evening, it’s easy to become a Friend. Membership forms are available at the Library and will be available on the evening of the Preview. And view our YouTube video.

Young Adult Halloween Party

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halloween-02Before we set out to trick or treat lets celebrate at the Malden Public Library. Young Adults in 6th through 12th grade are invited on Thursday, October 27th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Maccario Room to relax, play games and enjoy the afternoon.

There will be wiiU games, board games, drinks, snacks and pizza.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon

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Young Adults in the 6th through the 12th grade are invited to join us on October 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room for our Feature Presentation of the live-action film based on the blockbuster game series “Warcraft”.

Watch as the Orcs and Humans fight in a war that neither wants for dominance in the lands of Azeroth. Starring Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper, and directed by Duncan Joneswow

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Traditional Chinese Arts & Crafts

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Join us on Tuesday, October 18th from 3-4:30 to create beautiful Chinese art & craft items. All materials and instruction will be provided by the Chinese Culture Connection and all are welcome!

MPL Gifted Microfilm Reader

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Malden Public Library was so pleased to be given a gift of a new microfilm reader for our local history room by the Piccolo Family Charitable Foundation. The Scanpro 3000 will enable users to produce digital output in multiple forms including pdf, digital word search, resident internet links, and enhanced digital imaging of degraded text and photos. This equipment can currently be found in the best research libraries and universities.

The donation from the Piccolo Family Charitable Foundation was presented to Library Director Dora St. Martin and Library Board of Trustees President John Tramondozzi by C. Henry Kezer, President of the Foundation and Laura Hodgin, Treasurer. The Mary F. Piccolo Foundation was created for the purpose of supporting educational and scholastic enterprises of Malden, Melrose and surrounding communities. The Library and the Malden community thank the Foundation for their generous support.

For more information, please read the article on the City of Malden website.

Photo by City of Malden.