Blog: Month: September 2021

Poetry Reading with Dora Mwangi
Thursday, September 16th 7PM

“I, You, Us. Little Fires That Float. At a time that seemed to be the tipping point between losing and loving myself, writing poetry unintentionally led to self-discovery while attempting to make sense of society, seeking meaning, and finding my place in this world. In the midst of internal and external chaos, I searched for peace and found my savior: me.” ~Dora Mwangi

Visit the Malden Public Library YouTube Channel on Thursday, September 16th for Dora Mwangi’s poetry reading.

 

International Story Time For Children

It’s Welcoming Week! Join us for International Storytime on the front lawn/portico area of the Library on Thursday, September 16th: 3:30-4:30 pm.
Stories for ages 5-7 years will be read in Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, and Brazilian-Portuguese. Free book for kids while supplies last. & pick up a fun Grab & Go craft!
Masks are required for this event.

The Fine Art of Printmaking : A Talk with Artist Liz Shepherd

Join us on Wednesday, September 22, at 6:30 for a talk with artist and printmaker Liz Shepherd. Liz Shepherd has been exploring the possibilities of contemporary printmaking for the past 15 years, moving beyond two-dimensional traditional etchings, woodcuts, and monoprints, to sculptural forms. She has produced large scale installations, filling a 60-foot gallery with silkscreen prints on fabric for example, hanging cast papier mâché chairs made from silk screened handmade Japanese paper, and hand printed corrugated cardboard furniture. Shepherd will show examples of this work and explain how it is made.

Zoom Meeting – Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArf-usqzojG9EbJ7eByiDM76fnVcoh-18d

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This program is presented as part of the Malden Public Library’s current exhibition, the Fine Art of Prints and Printmaking. The programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

“Who Am I?” Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Adhel Arop

We are excited to host a screening of Adhel Arop’s film, “Who Am I?” on Tuesday, September 14th: 7-8:30pm via Zoom.

Adhel Arop is a Kenyan born refugee, multidisciplinary artist, and model who explores her identity in her award-winning film, “Who Am I?” when she discovers her mother was a child soldier in South Sudan. Don’t miss the Adhel Arop’s discussion of the film, her spoken word performance, and Q&A.

This event is one of our featured programs in Malden Public Library’s Welcoming Week, a national program with libraries and communities to welcome immigrants, refugees, and newcomers into the community. Don’t miss this event!

Please register: bit.ly/3yXMP7a

For more information about Adhel Arop, see https://www.adhelproductions.com/


The Fine Art of Printmaking : A Talk with Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios

Join us on Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 for a one-hour virtual talk by with Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios in Somerville.  Carolyn Muskat’s work has been in local, national, and international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions “Here & Now: Prints by Carolyn Muskat” at the Irving Art Center in Dallas, TX and “Waystation” in Hanoi, Vietnam, plus numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, and Serbia to name a few. A Tamarind Master Printer, Carolyn owns and operates Muskat Studios, a professional printmaking studio in Somerville, MA where she collaborates with artists to produce original fine art prints. Carolyn has been invited to teach at several colleges including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Hartford Art School, and Lesley University College of Art & Design as well as internationally in Vietnam and South Africa. She was recently awarded the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award at the SGCI conference.  The series will continue with a talk with print maker Liz Shepherd on September 22 at 6:30 PM.

To register go to link below or send an email request to info@maldenpubliclibrary.org

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrc-urqz4pH9OAjxcXdVECSWtGbBKKJYkr

This program is presented as part of the Malden Public Library’s current exhibition, the Fine Art of Prints and Printmaking. The programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Drumming for Social Justice, with Otha Day – Saturday, Sept. 18, 3pm

Children, tweens and teens, and their family members are invited to join in this special community event, “Drum2TALK” with facilitator, Otha Day of DRUM TO THE BEAT: Drum Circle Events. Drums will be provided, and everyone will have the chance to join in the drumming. Otha Day facilitates fun and lively drum circle events and believes that rhythm has the power to build community and understanding, promote healing and well-being, and create connection and joy. If weather permits, this program will be held on the front lawn of the Malden Public Library.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.