Blog: Month: May 2015

Malden YMCA Robotic Club for Teens

The Malden YMCA Robotics Club is coming to the Malden Public Library for the next three Thursdays, May 28th, June 4th and June 11th from 3:30–5 pm in the Maccario Room. Teens in the 5th grade and up can reserve their spot today for this three week, in-depth robotics course where they’ll learn how to design, build and program robots. Sign-up at the information desk, or call 781-324-0218. Space is limited so make sure to call today.

Art Detective: How to Find a Forgery

Tuesday, June 9th from 3-4:30 pm.

Learn the techniques used to distinguish real paintings from counterfeit using the tools of science. We will look at “real” and “forged” paintings and use the tools of science to find the truth.

This program is limited to 30 individuals, in grades 9-12.

Call the Library or drop in to save your spot.

CD Collins & Santon: Word & Music

Join us on Wednesday, June 24th from 7-8 p.m. when Malden residents CD Collins and Santon perform a free concert of poetry, songs and stories set to music. Kentucky-native CD Collins writes and performs original works, and Russia-native Santon composes music to accompany her. The synergy of this multicultural duet creates a unique and expansive contribution to the genre of spoken-word with music.

Malden Writers’ Collaborative’s 5th Annual Public Reading

The Malden Public Library will host the Malden Writers’ Collaborative’s 5th Annual Public Reading at 7pm on May 28, 2015 in the Maccario Room. Come and hear original works of fiction and nonfiction by local writers.The Collaborative meets twice a month, October-May, to share and discuss their own writing and the writing of others. Learn more about the group at Light refreshments will be provided through funding by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

BRICK CITY: The H.H. Richardson Lego Challenge

The H.H. Richardson challenge will have students working in teams of 2 to design and craft their own building out of LEGO bricks. Introductions to the architecture of the Converse Memorial Library will be given with a brief tour before the building begins. Sign up at the information desk for more information.  Limited to 30 / teams of 2, registration required.

WHO: Students in the 5th – 8th Grades
WHEN: Thurs. May 21st at 3:30-5:00 P.M.
WHERE: The Converse Building at the Malden Public Library

The program is part of the library’s STEAM in the Art Gallery grant brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional funds from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Book Discussion Groups

Hear what others think about a book, and then share your own ideas. You don’t have to create a book club to do it, because The Malden Public Library already hosts two discussion groups:

THE BOOKER PRIZE DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Since 1969, the “Booker Prize” has been awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa. As of September 2013, selection for the “longlist” has been opened to American authors.
Upcoming Books:

• May 27, 2015 – The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother’s home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of Lahardane’s inhabitants for the rest of their lives.

• June 24, 2015 – Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
• July 22, 2015 – Unless by Carol Shields


THE FIRST MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the first Monday of each month to discuss titles selected by members of the group.
Upcoming Books:

• June 1, 2015 – Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Through the story of Charles Ryder’s entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh’s early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

• July 6, 2015 – Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy
• Aug. 3, 2015 – Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
• Sept. 14, 2015 – Me before You by JoJo Moyes

Just pick a group that’s convenient! New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.