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MPL Closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

The Malden Public Library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21 at 9 a.m.

January artist Rebecca Flores-Mantilla

“Simple Pleasures” is an exhibition of works that delve into snapshots of life. These paintings showcase ordinary things
and places and highlight how they can affect our mood and memories. The average and mundane are elevated in
importance so that we may see how intertwined we are to everything around us.

Rebecca’s exhibit will be on display the month of January.

Malden Reads Kickoff at the Library—Family Movie & Art Tour

Join us next Saturday, January 11, 2020  for the beginning of the day/night kickoff events celebrating Malden Reads 10th anniversary.

The day will begin here at the library with a 2 pm family movie, Abominable, showing in the Maccario. The event is free and open to all.

For the adults, at 2:30 pm, there will be a tour of the historic Converse Building and Art Galleries. Space is limited. Please call 781-324-0218 to reserve a spot.

Later in the evening, at the Markey Senior Center from 6-8 pm, the kickoff will continue with  live music, food samplings, community exhibit tables, readings and relevant presentations, and special activities such as the featured Traveling Poetry Emporium.

True Story Theater, an improvisational group will hold a special ticketed event with limited seating, will be held in the auditorium of the John & Christina Markey Senior Community Center. With very little prep time, and a few props, the actors of True Story Theater take stories from the audience around a common theme and act them out. The $10 tickets are limited so please purchase through Eventbrite.

 

MPL New Year’s Holiday Hours

The Malden Public Library will close at 6 pm on Tuesday, December 31, remain closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and reopen at 9 am on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

MPL trustees and staff wish everyone a happy and healthy 2020!

Help Us Meet Our Goal

Winter is here and there are many wonderful Maldonians who could use a hand. By bringing in non-perishable food items for our donation basket, you will be helping your neighbors have a better holiday season.

You’ve done an amazing job so far helping us meet this year’s food drive goals so let’s bring it home: 800 total food items by New Year’s Eve! Check our Facebook, Twitter, or here on our website for progress updates!

 

Our thanks to MATV for creating this video.

Special Holiday Hours at the Library

The Malden Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 26.

 

December Artist Carlos Arzaga

Carlos is a professional photographer from Mexico with over 15 years’ experience documenting urban life, both locally and
internationally. His fine art photographs capture the world through a realist’s lens – showcase the grit of humanity with
political undertones. Mr. Arzaga’s exhibit offers a glimpse to urban landscapes and its people around the globe, from the
streets of La Paz, Bolivia to the markets of Jerusalem. This series of photos are an invitation to explore everyday activities in
different settings across the countries.

Mr. Arzaga’s exhibit will be on display through the month of December.

MPL Awarded Nationwide Census Equity Grant

Exciting news!  The Malden Public Library has received a grant from  American Library Association to prepare for the 2020 Census.  We are proud to be working to support a complete count of everyone in our community.  The ALA received over 500 applicants from all over the country and awarded 59 grants.

“The 2020 Census will determine how political representation and critical resources are distributed for the next ten years, and libraries are essential partners in making sure the data collected as part of the Census is complete and accurate,” said ALA President Wanda Brown. “The efforts of these 59 libraries will shine a light on all the library workers across the country who are shouldering efforts to reach and inform their communities—especially vulnerable and hard-to-count populations—about the importance of a full and inclusive count.”

The U.S. Constitution requires a census of all residents every ten years. In the 2020 Census, residents will have the choice to respond online, by phone, or by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will send mailings to households prior to Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.

To learn more, visit ala.org/census.