We are happy to add to our ebook collection Tumblebooks, ebooks (including graphic novels), videos, games and puzzles, for kids. Go to TumbleBooks on our e-Library page, enter your Library card number, and explore. There is lots of content for kids of all ages.
The Converse LEGO Club for Young Adults in the 4th through 12th grade is starting back up Thursday, December 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Program room. We will have a challenge build for the month, but you can also come and free-build anything you can imagine with the Library’s expanding LEGO collection.
Take a look at some of the books that we recently added to the Young Adult collection. We’ve added over a hundred new books in the last month, so there are plenty to choose from. If you need help finding them ask a Librarian and we can help you get a copy for yourself.
1. “Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman”
From many of the top names at DC Comics comes a collection of tales about the Pride of Themyscira herself, the indomitable Wonder Woman. Here we see her in stand alone adventures that take her from Gotham to the edges of time and space. Important Malden trivia here: William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman went to Malden High School, he might have dreamed up the idea for her while reading a book in our library.
2. “Another Day” by David Levithan
In this companion book to the author’s bestselling book “Every Day” we get to read the story from the point of view of Rhiannon. This book is for fans of the author’s previous work and who were left wanting more from the award-winning story about identity, relationships, and love.
3. “Rebel Mechanics” by Shanna Swendson
Discover an alternate version of New York in 1888 where the British still rule the ‘colonies’ with the might of magic. This is where sixteen-year-old Verity Newton finds herself, in a world where rebellious Engineers and Mechanics hope to escape from under British rule by creating giant steam constructs. For those looking for historical Steampunk-light novels this is a must read.
4. “Deadpool: Dead Presidents” by Brian Posehn
Join Deadpool in his new series of adventures as he teams up with Thor, Dr. Strange and S.H.I.E.L.D. to take down giant rampaging monsters, an evil elephant and resurrected U.S. Presidents. Veteran comedian Brian Posehn takes us through the dark, twisted and hilarious world that surrounds the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ in the start of a string of new “Marvel Now!” adventures.
The Malden Public Library will be closed Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7. We will reopen Tuesday, September 8.
We wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
Join us at the Malden Public Library on Friday, September 18, for STEAM in the Art Gallery: Artful Adventures, a hands-on art program with staff from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. There will be two sessions: one at 2:00pm for ages 3-6 and one at 3:00pm for ages 6-10. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, stop by or call the Children’s Department at 781-324-0218.
Each one-hour session will include a story, hand-on materials, pictures from the Museum’s collections, and an art-making activity.
This workshop is part of the library’s ongoing program STEAM in the Art Gallery grant, exploring how art and design can enhance the learning process for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Programs are provided by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Please join us on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:30-8:30, for an origami workshop at the Malden Public Library! Origami enthusiast James Hollis will be teaching techniques to complete the iconic duck. Materials and instruction are free and will be provided, thanks to the funding of the Friends of the Malden Public Library. Space is limited to 15 people and advance registration is required, so please sign up early by calling the library at 781-324-0218 or visiting us at 36 Salem Street.
Mango’s Little Pim is a fun, interactive language system for young learners! Little Pim includes animated videos and other tools to make learning a language simpler for kids. Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages. This site offers training in the following languages:
Malden Public Library will begin Saturday hours on September 12 from 9 am to 6 pm.
Take a look at the many creations put together by the Converse LEGO club members so far this year. We have created everything from Pixel to planes, race cars to tiny Libraries. The Converse LEGO Club will return this Fall, so keep your eyes open on the Teen page for more announcements of when and where.
Join us on Wednesday, August 19th @ 7 pm on our front lawn for our final 2015 Live on the Lawn Concert Series featuring Hungrytown.
After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown–have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.
They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia.