Blog: Month: October 2020

New World Language Books: Arabic Books For Kids

We have hundreds of books in different world languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. We just added some new books in Arabic for kids. Request books online here: https://tinyurl.com/y5axlhwj & then visit us for curbside pickup. Please call us at 781-324-0218 if you have questions.

Magazines

We have over 100 titles available for curbside pickup!  Interested in checking out a magazine, call the library at 781-324-0218 to speak with a Librarian who can place your hold. *4 issues/title limit

If you’d rather read a magazine on your device, using your Malden Public Library card, you can use RBDigital or pressreader HERE

5 in 5: Horror

Here is the next video in our 5 in 5 series. Cait provides today’s list of recommendations . She is recommending horror titles to get you in the mood for Halloween. You can request these items for pick up or download from our Bibliocommons list or call us to place a hold. And you can watch the video premiere at 12:15 pm on our YouTube channel below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our social media to get the latest updates, events, and recommendations.

Weekly English Conversation Class For Adults (via Zoom)

Join us for a free English Conversation Class for adult students every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom.
We will discuss daily life, learn new vocabulary, and discuss the book, “The Old Man and the Sea.”
Learn English at home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
You must register for the class. Please e-mail Stacy (English Conversation Librarian) at: mplenglishclass@gmail.com

YA Anime afternoon 10/23

Join us monthly as we dive into the most otaku of anime, from OVAs to series to feature length films. We will convene on Zoom and talk about what to watch and suggest to one another via chat. We have access to netflix, hulu, crunchyroll and more and are just waiting on your input.

Join the zoom link below on Friday, October 23rd at 3PM and watch alongside fellow Malden teens. This month is a special film, and one of the most popular anime movies of 2019.

Tune into our zoom stream by finding the link here Friday 10/23 or by joining the email list by emailing pbrennan@maldenpubliclibrary.org.

“Grab and Go” Craft Bags for Kids – Reserve yours now!

Kids can celebrate Autumn by getting a “grab and go” craft bag that includes all the materials needed to make a colorful leaf wreath. Our library also has Dragon craft bags, with instructions included in the bag (families need to provide their own glue, scissors, and black marker). One of each craft bag per child, while supplies last.

To reserve a bag, call the library at 781-324-0218 during regular curbside hours to schedule a pickup time (while supplies last). Remember, we’re now open an hour later on Wednesday evenings and 10-2 on Saturdays.

 

 

Campfire Ghost Stories are Back!

How could we possibly miss out on the spookiest month of the year to tell campfire stories?! We here at MPL Campfire Ghost Stories are most definitely October people in the Bradbury sense. And with the sun setting earlier, the leaves falling on the shady paths, and the early morning chill that frosts the grass has reinvigorated that Halloween spirit. So we are back with weekly readings of the spooky, the scary, the disturbing and the sometimes weird.

So if you are looking to reconnect with your Halloween spirit, or just need a good playlist while you decorate your cobwebs listen to our YouTube playlist and be sure to tune in each Thursday at 7pm for new haunting tales.

Young Adult October Book Club – The Hobbit

Teens and interested parties in the 5th through 6th grade, the library is hosting a book club meeting on October 30th at 4PM via Zoom meeting to talk about one of this Summers great fantasy book selections: The Hobbit!

If you don’t yet have a copy free books are available on our contactless pickup cart, while our free supplies last, or borrow a copy from the library’s collection. Join in the discussion Friday Oct. 30th via zoom by finding the link here or joining our YA Mailing list by e-mailing pbrennan@maldenpubliclibrary.org.