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Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 20th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a “Throwback Classic” about A League of Their Own.  The movie stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna and was directed by Penny Marshall.

Did you know that one of Malden High School’s graduates, Helen Nordquist (MHS, 1950), played professional baseball for the Rockford Peaches, one of the teams featured in the film? The movie is based on the lives of the women who played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1940s and 1950s.  Helen Nordquist played from 1951-1954 and she is a pioneer in women’s sports.  She will be honored and will be inducted into Malden High School’s Golden Tornado Club Hall of Fame on November 23, 2019.  Malden Public Library is showing A League of Their Own in honor of Helen Nordquist’s amazing accomplishments!

TIME Magazine writes that the movie is “Energetic, full of goodwill and good feelings” and Entertainment Weekly writes, “League…represents a breakthrough in women’s sports movies: It’s a celebration of sport for sport’s sake.”

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 (127 min.)

Friends of the Malden Public Library Fall Book Sale: Sat., Nov. 16th: 10am-4pm

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will have their Fall Book Sale on Sat., Nov. 16th from 10:00 am—4:00 pm. Thousands of books, movies, and more will be on sale for great prices! The Friends Members Only preview on Fri., Nov. 15th from 6:00–9:00 pm.

YA Movie Afternoon – Nov. 21st

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy our next movie afternoon at the Malden Public Library

Join us on Thursday November 21st from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we watch a film exploration and friendship from the minds of Nickelodeon!

Light snacks and beverages will be offered during the film.

Kelly Hourigan, November Artist

Kelly is drawn toward vivid colors and printing on different mediums to draw out the vibrancy. Whether it is photographing the nostalgia of an amusement park, capturing the beauty of flowers in bloom or discovering interesting piles of brightly colored buckets at an antique show, she finds color and light in ordinary things we all take for granted.

All of Kelly’s pieces are available for sale and can be ordered in other sizes if needed.

Kelly’s exhibit will be on display the month of November.

Annual Food Drive

Give a deserving family a helping hand this Thanksgiving. Maldonians can help neighbors in need by contributing to the Malden Public Library’s food drive to benefit the local Salvation Army food pantry on Main St. Join the Library’s annual tradition of making this time of year special for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate. We are aiming to collect a total of 150 individual items for the holiday.  Our Annual Food Drive will be held from November 4, 2019 until December 31, 2019.

Canned goods and other non-perishables are needed. These will be gladly accepted:
stuffing
dry gravy
mashed potatoes
canned tuna, chicken or other canned meats
apple sauce
cranberry sauce
peanut butter

International foods are 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.

If you haven’t been to the Library before, this is a chance to come by and see what the Library has to offer. We are always happy to introduce newcomers to audio and ebooks, exhibits, film programs, writing and book discussion groups, the world languages collection, and much more. Check out our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org to see upcoming events for all ages.

 

Trick or Treat! at the Library – Thursday, October 31, 3-5pm

Kids 12 and under are invited to wear their costumes and visit the Children’s Room on Thursday, October 31, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to receive a treat! Our library is #7 on Malden’s Trick or Treat Treasure Map.

For more details and information about getting the Treasure Map, visit the event page at the Chamber of Commerce website.

YA Movie Afternoon – Nov. 21st

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy our next movie afternoon at the Malden Public Library

Join us on Thursday October 24th from 3:00 to 5:00 as we watch a film exploration and friendship from the minds of Nickelodeon!

Light snacks and beverages will be offered during the film.

YA Haunted Library Tour! Oct. 30th

Call 781-324-0218 to add yourself to the sign-up list to take a Haunted Tour of the Malden Public Library.

The tour is on Wednesday, OCT. 30th, from 4:00-5:00 PM and will meet near the Maccario Room

Learn about the ghost stories and bloody past of your hometown, while exploring normally inaccessible parts of the library!

Please only Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade need apply, light refreshments and snacks will be served at the end of the tour…IF YOU SURVIVE THE FRIGHTS!