Blog: Month: November 2022

Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Join Lloyd Schwartz and the Malden Library on Zoom to talk about the poem: “A Refusal to Mourn for the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London” By Dylan Thomas. Registration is requested. To get your Zoom invite by following this link to register:  http://bit.ly/3AxS94O

Lloyd Schwartz is an American poet and lives and writes in the Boston area.

“His collections of poetry include Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems (2021), Little Kisses (2017), Cairo Traffic (2000), Goodnight, Gracie (1992), and These People (1981). His poetry has also been featured in the anthologies Best American Poetry (1991, 1994, 2019), The Best of the Best American Poetry (2013), and Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud (2009). His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry magazinethe Atlantic, the New Republic, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Agni, Consequence, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.  Schwartz is the editor of Prose: Elizabeth Bishop (2011) and coeditor of Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art (1983) and of the Library of America’s Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters (2008).

Schwartz also served as the classical music editor of the Boston Phoenix. Three-time winner of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Deems Taylor Awards, he has received a Professional Music Fraternity’s Radio and Television Award as well as support from the Amphion Foundation. Music In—and On—the Air (2013) offers a selection of his classical music criticism for the National Public Radio program Fresh Air.

Schwartz’s poems have been selected for the Pushcart Prize. Additional honors include a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Somerville Arts Council, an Associates of the Boston Public Library Literary Lights Award, and a 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. Schwartz has served on the executive board of PEN New England and is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where he has served as director of the creative writing program. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he was the Poet Laureate of the City of Somerville from 2019 to 2021.”–Poetry Foundation

This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Family Movie Night: Wed., Dec. 14th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Family Movie Night on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a movie based on the classic children’s book “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” by Bernard Waber.

“After moving to NYC, the Primm family’s life changes when they discover Lyle, the singing crocodile.” The movie stars Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, and Shawn Mendes as Lyle. Rated PG (106 min.) (2022)

This film is free and open to the public. Movie times are approximate. Registration recommended.

 

Abolition and Agitation – Lecture Explores the Complex Life of Malden’s James Redpath

Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a lecture by scholar and historian Dee Morris entitled, “James Redpath: Malden’s Spirited Abolitionist and Agitator.”  The lecture will explore the life of this complex reformer. Dedicated to his unique brand of fairness, Redpath, a radical freethinker, challenged the community to rethink their views about equality in all its forms.  He inspired heated controversy, yet forged lasting friendships in the community – a true Malden original.

James Redpath (1833–1891) was an important figure in many of the key developments in nineteenth-century American political and cultural life. He advocated for abolition, civil rights, Irish nationalism, women’s suffrage, and labor unions. In 1868, Redpath founded The Boston Lyceum Bureau (later the Redpath Lyceum Bureau) which promoted lecturers and authors of celebrity including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mark Twain.

Dee Morris is a scholar and educational consultant specializing in the nineteenth-century history of Greater Boston. She is the author of Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Séances, Mediums & Immortality. Her goal is help us all connect to our civic ancestors.

For more information, check out the Malden Public Library website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

Annual Holiday Concert

The Malden Historical Society and the Friends of the Malden Public Library will host their Annual Holiday Concert, Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2 pm in the Ryder Gallery of the Malden Public Library. Admission is free.

This year’s entertainment will feature Gabriella Snyder and Ed Meradith and a host of holiday and winter songs and instrumentals. Light refreshments will follow the concert.

Movie Night: Wed., November 16th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a movie based on the book “Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris” by Paul Gallico.

“In 1950s London, a widowed cleaning lady falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, deciding she must have one of her own. After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.” Rated PG (115 min.) (2022)

This film is free and open to the public. Movie times are approximate. Registration recommended.

 

We Need Friends! Join The Friends Of The Library

The Friends of the Malden Public Library are seeking volunteers & board members. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 8th at 7:30pm. Please consider volunteering. Help a little or help a lot! It all helps the Library. All are welcome!

For more information, contact the Library or the Friends of the Malden Public Library www.friendsofmaldenlibrary.org