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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.

Library closed Wed., Nov. 23rd @ 12 pm & Thanksgiving Day

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The Malden Public Library will be closing at noon (12 pm) on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd and will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 24th in honor of the Thanksgiving celebration. We will open again on Friday, Nov. 25th at 9 a.m.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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.