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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 website for progress updates!

Triple Threat Trivia

Join the Malden Public Library for the 22nd Annual Triple Threat Trivia event on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Anthony’s of Malden. The evening includes a dinner (begins at 5:45 pm) and trivia questions begin at 6:30 pm.

Tables are still available ($360 for a table of ten players), and if you sign up before Dec. 13th, you will receive a bonus point toward your final score.

Call 781-324-0218 or email jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org for more information.

Converse Memorial Building Art Tour: An Exploration of Visual Literacy

Join us on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. for an exciting tour of Malden Public Library’s Converse Memorial Building and Art Galleries.  Do you wish you could better understand and critique the images that saturate your waking life?  That’s the purpose of visual literacy.  We will explore the concept of visual literacy while exploring great works by European and American master artists.   The Malden Public Library art collection was made possible through the generous donations Elisha and Mary Diana  Converse.  Limited to 25.

16th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions

The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 16th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 30th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street. The Parade will conclude at the reviewing stand which will be located at the corner of Ferry, Salem and Main Streets. All children should bring their letters to Santa so that his helpers from the Post Office can collect and send them to the North Pole!

At the conclusion of the Parade, everyone is invited to the City Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Malden Public Library.

Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving

The Malden Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28th in celebration of Thanksgiving. The Trustees and staff of the Library wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Holiday Concert Featuring MHS Choral Arts Program

Join the Malden Historical Society and the Friends of the Malden Public Library on Sunday, December 1st from 2-4 p.m. for their Annual Holiday Concert.  The show will kick off the holiday season with a musical performance by two groups from Malden High School’s Choral Arts program. Light refreshments will be served.

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.