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Arts and Minecrafts, Young Adult Craft Program

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Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade join us in the Program Room on Thursday, March 24th as we celebrate one of the most popular games of all time through fun crafts.

Create your own Creeper or Pick-Ax key-chain with Perler Beads, or try your hand at Papercraft by making your own blocks or torch. All materials provided by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

maxresdefaultWhen:    Thursday March 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: Program Room at the Malden Public Library

Who:      Young Adults in the 5th – 12th Grade

Drop-in Stitch

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Attention knitters, crocheters, and yarn lovers. Bring a portable craft project and share your talents or problems with others.

The Drop-in Stitch will be held the 4th Thursday of each month (February 25/March 24/April 28/May 26) from 6:30-8 pm at the Library. No sign-up required.

Artful Adventures: Adult Coloring Night

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Come enjoy the latest stress busting trend for grown-ups—adult coloring nights. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. Relax and de-stress at the library with some adult conversation, refreshments and coloring. Coloring has been shown to reduce stress, increase calmness and “zen” in your life. We will have a quiet space, beautiful patterns, coloring pencils, and light refreshments while we enjoy a peaceful hour of coloring. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This program is free to anyone who would like to attend. We ask for no children in the coloring room, however, children 8 years and older are welcome to use the children’s room while you relax and color your cares away. The event will be followed by a tour of the Converse Memorial Building and Art Galleries.

YMCA LEGO Robotics Club, for 4th – 6th Graders

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Young Adults in the 4th through 6th grade can sign-up starting today for the Library’s LEGO Robotics Club. The program starts Thursday, April 14th and runs for 6 straight weeks, and will be from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Program Room of the Malden Public Library.

 

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This 6-week program is being taught by the Malden YMCA Youth Leaders of the Robotics Program. It is a cumulative course that will teach the basics of engineering, crafting, programming and problem-solving with LEGO Mindstorm Robotic kits. This program will build up to a LEGO robotics competition, and so it is required that participates should be willing to attend all 6 sessions.

 

There is no cost to participate in the program. If you have any questions, or would like to sign-up, please contact the library at 1-781-324-0218 and secure your spot today.

 

Program Dates:

Thursday, April 14th
Thursday, April 21st
Thursday, April 28th
Thursday, May  5th
Thursday, May 12th
Thursday, May 19th

 

Malden Reads Kick-off Celebration

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Malden Reads will kick-off it’s 2016 community reads event on Friday, February 19th at 6:30 pm at the Malden Public Library.

Enjoy refreshments, cultural exhibits, and community conversation. Learn more about this year’s book selections, take a guided tour of the Library’s historic building, and participate in a special presentation in the Ryder Gallery.

And please enjoy MATV’s PSA for the 2016 selection The Martian.

 

Reading Roots – Kindergarten Enrichment

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This special series of drop-in enrichment programs is offered specifically for current Malden kindergartners. Program details will be distributed through kindergarten classrooms. For more information, please call the Children’s Room at the library: 781-388-0803.

Kindergarten programs will be offered on the following dates:

Thursday, March 31, at 4:00pm

Saturday, April 9, at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 19, at 3:30 pm

Saturday, May 7, at 3:00 pm

Young Adult Craft: Duct Tape – Feb. 17th

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urlYoung Adults in the 5th through 12th grade join us on Wednesday, February 17th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Program Room for a return to the art and craft of Duct Tape. We will be making wallets, clutch purses, rings, and bracelets – all out of the stickiest tape ever made. Choose from the library’s supplies of dozens of diferent colors and styles of Duct Tape, and create whatever you would like.

No sign-up is required but space is limited on a first come first serve basis.

New Young Adult Books

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Stop by the Young Adult section of the library and look for the New Books display. If you can’t find any of these titles below feel free to peruse our other new fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel and manga displays. If you have a new book that you would like to suggest that the Library should purchase, talk to the librarian at either the YA or the Information Desk.

 

 

 

1archie-vs-predator-1-cover. “Archie vs. Predator”

From writer Alex DeCampi and artist Fernando Ruiz comes one of the most unlikeliest comic book crossovers of all time. Read along to see how Archie and his pals survive (or don’t) from one of sci-fi horror’s most legendary hunters of all time – The Predator.

 

 

 

Noragami_Volume_Cover_-_012. “Noragami: Stray God”

Join in the adventure as Yato, an unknown god, travels across our land charging humans for his services. He takes on the wishes of all his would-be devotees as their is no job too big or too small for a god-for-hire.

 

 

 

 

 

3. “Truthwitch”Truthwitch1

From the publisher:

“In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.”

 

 

 

attack-on-titan-junior-high-564c0749958564.  “Attack on Titan: Junior High”

For those who loved the hit manga and anime “Attack on Titan” enjoy this comedic and lighter side-series that takes a look at the world in a less-than-serious light. What if all the trainees in the city’s defense had to go to Junior High alongside the brutish Titans?

Young Adult Valentines Day Party

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On Thursday. February 11th, from 3:00 – 5:00 in the Maccario Rooms, teens in the 5th-12th grade come by and enjoy our Valentines Day party.

We will have games and crafts as well as food and drinks. Relax and find out about the upcoming programs at the library this Spring.

 

Young Adult Converse LEGO Club – Thurs. March 3rd @3:00-5:00

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The Converse LEGO Club for Young Adults in the 4th through 12th grade is returning this Thursday, March 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Program room. We have challenge builds from advanced sets and Pixel Art, but you can also just come and free-build anything you can imagine with the Library’s expanding LEGO collection.

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Additional upcoming Dates include:

April 7th

May 5th