Blog: Month: January 2023

Movie Night: Wed., February 15, 2023: 6-8:45pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 6:00-8:45pm. We will be showing a movie based on the Marvel Comics character, “Black Panther [in] Wakanda Forever.”

“The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.” Rated PG-13 (161 min.) (2023)

This film is free and open to the public.  Movie times are approximate. Free snacks will be provided. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information

Free Yoga Classes at the Library

Kathryn Mahoney will be leading a community yoga class at the Malden Public Library January 30th and February 6th from 6-7pm.
Please bring your own mat, though there are a limited number of the library’s exercise mats available.

Registration is not required, but helpful for planning purposes.
To register up stop by the Library INFO desk or call (781) 324-0218.

Ukrainian Vertep @ The Malden Public Library

Join us at the Malden Public Library Saturday, January 7th from 10-11am for a free cultural event. Vertep is the Ukrainian cultural tradition of Christmas puppet theater with its beginnings in the 17th century. Traveling groups of performers shared stories interweaving scenes from the nativity with daily life with up to 40 distinct characters.

The Vertep theatre developed into numerous regional variants but always with a central storyline – the conflict between good and evil. Evil is always vanquished and good always triumphs. Vertep was an illegal practice during the Soviet occupation of Ukraine but continued to be performed in secret as a way for the Ukrainian people to both rebel and preserve their culture.

Today, with darkness looming over Ukraine, these rich traditions offer a light of hope to lead us through this joyous season. The Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England hopes to share this tradition to bring hope, faith, and joy to our communities, by reminding us that good will always win over evil.