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NASA @ My Library: “SPACE FOOD” Grab-and-Go Craft

To all inspiring space technicians, this month’s NASA @ My Library program is available for sign-up and pickup at the Malden Public Library.

“SPACE FOOD” is a craft bag that asks you to create a food system for use on the International Space Station. Design your own invention and follow the directions in the bag to submit your creations via email or on twitter.

Call 781-324-0218 to place your name on the reservation list. Please limit one bag per household, recommended for ages 8 and up. Each bag comes with a goldfish snack, juice pouch and fruit leather.

Year End Staff Recommendations!

2021 is gone and I’m sure most of us can say we won’t entirely miss it. The 2020’s have been tough so far. And it has been hard to find things that bring joy and comfort in tough times. So the staff at the Malden Library has made a list of books, shows, and movies that helped them get through this long year. Hopefully you find something here to make your 2022 a little brighter. https://bit.ly/3zmMMUs

Upstander Project’s Film Screening: “Bounty” Jan. 20th: 2-8:30pm

Tune in for a special showing of the Upstarter Project’s short-film documentary “Bounty.” The film screening is preceded by a short introduction and followed by a short Q&A with the filmmakers.
This event is free, virtual, and live-streamed. Register for the event at:
www.maldenreads.org/event/film-screening-bounty

Bounty Film Screening Flyer

NASA @ My Library: James Webb Space Telescope Launch Reminder

As a potential holiday surprise the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 25th at 7:20 AM EST.

Watch the launch of the heavy payload Ariane-5 rocket LIVE on NASA’s page or their official youtube channel.

Follow the story, learn all about the telescope and its year long mission before the launch. Chart its course as it traverses the solar system over the next year.

https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html

 

For bell hooks

bell hooks has influenced, critiqued, shaped, and driven cultural thought for decades. Her passing has left a hole that will take many voices and many perspectives to fill. Here is a list of some of her enduring work as well as a link to her work and the work of others on whom she has had an impact.

The Library Secret Santa!

Introducing: The Malden Library Secret Santa. On the main display pyramid is a sleigh load of carefully wrapped “presents”. The names and cover art are hidden but we have provided you with a redacted book description.

Choose something that speaks to you, or just let luck take over and pick a present at random. Check it out, unwrap, and enjoy. And best of all it is the present that doesn’t need any upkeep, or storage, or a special battery because…it’s a library item! When you are done, return it to share with the rest of your community. Libraries are gifts that keep on giving. So give it a try and maybe find your next favorite book or movie.

Got Crafty Kids?

When you visit the library, don’t forget to check at the Information Desk to see if there are any “take-and-make” craft kits being offered. There’s usually some craft available that kids can take home and which will only require a few basic items like scissors and a glue stick in order to create the finished product. Questions? Call the Children’s Room direct at 781-388-0803.