Blog: Month: September 2023

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz – Oct 14th

Join our monthly online discussion with local poet Lloyd Schwartz.  Our October program features the poem To Autumn by John Keats.

Registration is encouraged.

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

To register :  Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Local History Talk on Grave Stone Restoration and Preservation

On Monday October 2nd at 6:30 pm the Malden Public Library will welcome Epoch Preservation, Inc to give a presentation on the important work they do repairing gravestones in some of Massachusetts’s oldest historic burial grounds. This program is a great way to learn about historic cemeteries, restoration and preservation efforts, and a neat way to kick off spooky season with some interesting historical knowledge. All are welcome!

Firefighter Storytime: Thursday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.

Young children are invited to join us for this special drop-in storytime program on Thursday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m. Malden Firefighter Sara Finn will read aloud a picture book and talk about fire safety and what firefighters do. No registration required. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Preschool groups are welcome, but please call 781-388-0803 in advance.

Wine Tasting to Benefit the Friends of the MPL

Join us on Tuesday, September 19 from 6–8 pm at The Malden Center Fine Wines for a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

You can try different wines, enjoy a charcuterie board, get 10% off each purchase, and have a fun evening with friends (bring some along or meet new ). The Friends of MPL will also have an assortment of books about wine and related topics on sale at our book sale prices.

Books, wine, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there.

Author Talk with Sandra Mary Platt Norcross Sept. 11th at 6pm

Come to the library Monday night at 6pm for an author talk with Malden high graduate Sandra Mary Platt Norcross. She will be sharing her memoir with us: “The Secrets Return to the River” which chronicles the amazing life of her mother: Helen Barrington Platt. This is a book for anyone who loves stories about people finding their own path to happiness and for those who love historical fiction and nonfiction. Set in Scotland, Canada and the US, “The Secrets Return to the River” takes the reader through the ups and downs of a life; full of secrets, joy, despair, and hope.

Coffee, Cookies & Conversation: Sat., Sept. 16th: 10-11am (Welcoming Week)

Please join us for our first “Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation” event for our annual Welcoming Week (September 8-17, 2023). Meet your neighbors in a casual setting, for a cup of coffee, some cookies, and relaxed conversation.

Welcoming Week is a global campaign that connects neighbors of all backgrounds in their communities. At the Malden Public Library we celebrate the values that unite us as immigrants, refugees, and non-immigrants.

Movie Night: Wed., September 20, 2023: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a recent and excellent South Korean film about “Past Lives,” which features the immigrant experience and outstanding performances by Greta Lee and Teo Yoo.

“Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.” Rated PG-13 (106 min.) (2023) (In Korean & English) 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.

Preschool Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime for preschoolers (age 3 and older) will be offered weekly on a drop-in basis on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 21. Each hour-long program will feature several picture books, songs and rhymes, and a simple craft. No need to register! Just come to the Children’s Room on Thursday and arrive by 10:30 a.m.

(Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate preschool groups in the post-storytime craft activity, but groups are welcome to attend the picture book portion at the beginning of the program.)