Blog: Month: August 2022

EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – MPL Presents Outdoor Movie Night in the Park at River’s Edge

Join us for a “Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge” on Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.. The movie will be on The Park at Rivers Edge Great Lawn adjacent to 200 River’s Edge Drive in Medford. The Great Lawn section of the park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring Disney’s Enchanted.

Enchanted is an American live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon. A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day life when an animated princess is exiled into the real world by an evil queen. MPAA Rating PG.

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates and the Malden Public Library. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs for use. There will be free snacks and water provided. Wellington Station is just 0.4 miles from Rivers Edge. Free parking is available at the Rivers Edge Garage.

 

Adult Take & Make (August)

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Sign up at the INFO desk for this month’s Adult Take & Make Craft!

Zhezhi  摺紙, Chinese paper folding originated in the 15th century and remains a distinctive paper crafting tradition. Maying Soong’s The Art of Chinese Paper folding helped popularize the craft in the 20th century. Modular designs, such as utilized in this craft, derive from recent innovations popularized in the 1990s by artists among the Golden Venture migrants.

In 1993 the Cargo Ship Golden Venture ran aground in New York. On board were 286 Chinese refugees. Their imprisonment and subsequent years long legal dispute continues to be a point of contention in discussions on immigration policy, human rights, and statelessness.

The documentary Golden Venture (2006), directed by Peter Cohn, depicts the journey of some of the Gold Venture migrants lives from the 90s into the mid 2000s. This is available through the library’s Kanopy subscription. http://www.kanopy.com/en/boston/video/150093

Many of the pieces of art created by Golden Venture artists including Cao Xiang Qui and Zhe Shung Jan are now part of the Museum of Chinese in America’s collection exhibited in 1996 as “Fly to Freedom” and most recently in 2018 as FOLD. Due to a fire in January 2020, many of the pieces are in need of conservation and are no longer accessible to the public. To examine digital representations of many of the work search MOCA’s online collections for “Fly to Freedom” https://mocanyc.pastperfectonline.com

 

Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, August 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Adults are welcome to come to the Program Room for a night of friends & gaming as we bring out our collection of board games to play.

Join us on Wednesday, August 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, and play one of our many popular board games or bring your own to play! Board Game Night for Adults is the second Wednesday of the month, so mark your calendars now!

ASL Storytime – Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.

This signed story time will be led by ASL interpreter and teaching artist, Arlene Velleman. We will read a picture book, Arlene will interpret in ASL, and then Arlene will teach participants the signs for some of the key words from the story. A question-and-answer session will follow. All ages are welcome; this program is particularly appropriate for ages 4-6+.

To help folks practice some of the signs we’ll be learning, here are two videos:

Stanley’s Diner

Stanley the Mailman

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

 

End of Summer Reading Picnic!

Join the Malden Public Library as we bid farewell to Camp MPL and wind down our Summer Reading season. On Thursday August 11th from 2-4 pm bring your picnic snacks and baskets for an old fashioned community picnic party on the lawn. We will provide the cake and light refreshments, you bring your sandwiches and sides. There will be games, music, prizes, and hopefully a lot of fun with our library friends and neighbors. Thank you again to all our summer reading sponsors: Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Friends of the Malden Public Library, Malden Cultural Council – and all our great summer volunteers.