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YA Karaoke Party

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to sing their hearts out at our first ever Karaoke competition. Whether you like to belt out pop classics, classic rap or rock ballads you can enjoy yourself at our Karaoke party.

On Tuesday July 17th join us as we take the stage in the Maccario room to enjoy snacks, beverages and our new Karaoke machine. We will be singing from 3:00 – 4:30 PM

One random singer will be selected to win a prize, and the top singer as determined by the judges will earn a $20 Gift Card.

Youth Tie-Dye Craft

Youth in the 3rd through 12th grade can join us Friday, July 13th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM to create your own Tie-Dye t-shirt. We will be taking to the front lawn in good weather to rubber-band, dye and take home your own creations.

No sign-up required but space and supplies are limited, so make sure to arrive on time. Feel free to bring your own 100% Cotton shirt as well, but it is not required.

Art Reception July 9th for Grace Julian Murthy

Join us Monday, July 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a Reception of our Rotating Art July Artist Grace Julian Murthy! Her art is a journey of happiness that uses a visual language of humor, nostalgia, color, shape and everyday objects to illustrate that you can find joy in the simple things in life. She engages the viewer by using contrasting colors and juxtaposing the pop art style on wood. She welcomes the viewer on this joyous retro and fun journey. She believes that art exists all around us and all it takes to be appreciated is a closer look.

Murthy’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of July.

Ice Cream and Summer Reading Moved to Malden High School Cafeteria

Due to rain, today’s Summer Reading Ice Cream Kickoff will be held in the Malden High School cafeteria, across Salem Street.

Ice cream and summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Join us on Thursday, June 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. for our Summer Reading Kickoff Ice Cream Social. We will be scooping free ice cream, generously donated by Dairy Delight, on the Library’s front garden at 36 Salem St. and look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Hours at MPL

Beginning this week, the Library will be closed on Saturday until September 8, 2018.

Next Thursday (June 21st) will be the last Thursday evening the Library will be open until 9 pm. Beginning Thursday, June 28th, the Library will close at 6 pm.

Mamadou Kicks-Off “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series on July 11

The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:00 pm featuring the West African World-Fusion band, Mamadou.

Mamadou is known for their West African and world fusion sound and showcases the original musical works of Senegalese luminary Mamadou Diop.  Mamadou Diop has shared the stage and collaborating with African greats such as Baaba Maal, Mamadou Jimi Mbaye and Mbaye Dieye Faye in the Madison Band, Thione Seck, Nicolas Menheim and Papa Seck in the band Africando, and the Grand Soda Mama, among others, Mamadou introduced his signature rhythm guitar sound.  Mamadou is one of the most respected rhythm guitarists from his country and an accomplished sabar (Senegalese hand and stick) and djembe drummer.

Mamadou Diop has had opportunities to connect with influential giants including James Brown, the Jackson Five with Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela – all personal inspirations for his art.  Now, fronting his own award-winning band, he resides in the USA composing and performing new and amazing songs about peace, love, hope, family and friendship, bringing a positive vibe to our world.

The Library’s Summer Series continues on July 18: Squeezbox Stompers; August 1: Knock on Wood; and August 15: Outdoor Movie Night.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Young Adults going into the 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join the Summer Reading program at the Malden Public Library, and enjoy our Kick-Off party on Monday July 2nd from 3:00-4:30 in the Maccario Room.

We will have games, pizza, snack and drinks to enjoy while you hang out and get ready for a Summer of fun at the MPL. Sign-up gift bags for the Summer Reading program will be available, though our supply is limited so sign up soon.

Malden Public Library Featured on Gateway City Library Trail

Recognizing the integral role that public libraries play in their communities, Massachusetts Center for the Book (MCB) has added Malden as a Gateway City Library Trail to its live app, MassBook Trails. The Malden Public Library is celebrated on the Gateway City Library Trail for providing access to reading and 21st century gateways to opportunity for their patrons through digital connectivity and programming that enhances life-long learning and cultural assimilation.

Available on the web and as a free download, Mass Book Trails was launched in 2017 with two literary walking tours in Boston and two statewide trails:  Literary Museums of Massachusetts, and African American Writers Heritage Trail. Additional tours are being added as libraries have accepted MCB’s invitation to develop their own local literary, cultural, and historic tours.

MCB, chartered as the Commonwealth Affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is a public-private partnership charged with developing, supporting and promoting cultural programming that advances the cause of books and reading and enhances the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries.

For more information, contact info@massbook.org.  MassBook Trails may be found in the app store and through Google Play.

Movie Night: Wed., June 27th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.   We will be showing a recent movie based on the book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, (also referred to as Love, Simon).  The film stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, and Katherine Langford.

“Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.”

The Boston Globe writes, “Love, Simon is a sweet, modern romantic comedy that manages to channel the teen movie classics [and] it’s also a deeply empathetic story about a teenager who’s forced to come out to a community of loved ones.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 92% rating and CinemaScore gives it and A+ rating.

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 (110 min.)

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