Blog: Month: January 2024

Malden Reads Film Screening: Wed., Feb., 28th: 6:00-8:30pm

Please join us for the Malden Reads Film Screening and discussion of the film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. The film will be shown on Wednesday, February 28, 2024: 6:00-8:30pm.

If you are unable to attend the Film Screening in person, please join us at the Zoom link below.

This Film Screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2024 season of events for the book, Being Heumann, by the “Mother of the Diasability Rights Movement,” Judith Heumann. The film will be followed by a discussion with our special guest, Salima Slimane.

Salima Slimane is currently an Arabic and French lecturer at Boston University. She holds an Ed.M. in Special Education from BU’s Wheelock School of Education & Human Development. Salima is very passionate about special education and promoting inclusive practices. She is on the board of Mass Advocates for Children, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to removing barriers to educational and life opportunities for children and youth.

You can pick up a copy of Being Heumann at the Malden Public Library. The e-book and e-audiobook is also available on the Libby app with your Malden, Boston, or Chelsea Public Library card here:

For more details about our Malden Reads Film Screening events, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218. Light refreshments will be served. The film is Rated R (107 min.) (2020) 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

This event is co-sponsored by Malden Reads and Malden Public Library.

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Topic: Malden Reads Film Screening and Discussion
Time: Feb 28, 2024 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Malden Reads Kickoff @ the Library

Join us on Thursday, January 25th, from 6–8 pm for an evening of entertainment and information here at the Library to kick off our 2024 season of Malden Reads.

The book chosen this year is Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann. The book highlights the history of the disability rights movement in our country through a personal memoir of one of its most recognized leaders.

Music, speakers, and light snacks will be available while you share an evening with friends and learn more about our community.

Author Event – Dr. Jamie Wilson

Thursday January 11th from 7pm – 8pm.

Jamie Wilson is a Professor of History at Salem State University where he teaches courses in Black History, History of Race and Ethnicity, Race and Ethnicity Studies, and United States History. He is also the author and editor of half dozen books including a recently published biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., titled Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life in American History. For the 2023-2024 academic year Wilson is the lead historian with the National Council for History Education to help create a professional development program for teachers in the School District of Osceola County and Brevard Public Schools in Florida that centers around the theme The Power of Music During the Civil Rights Movement. He lives in Malden with his wife, Staci, and two challenging, but lovely daughters.

YA Craft: Candle Making on January 11th @3PM

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to join our craft day on January 11th, from 3:00 – 4:30 in the Program room. We will be designing and melting our own candles in the library, adding fragrances, colors and even the naming our own creations.

No sign up is required but space and time is limited, so make sure to come as early as you can to this fun craft.

Poetry and Music with Local Authors Peter F. Crowley and Linda Werbner

Local author and poet Peter F Crowley will be reading from his newest books, The Night and Other Stories and his book of poetry, Empire’s End.  Musician Dan Morse will be playing music to some of Peter’s reading.

They will be joined by local poet Linda Werbner.  She is a North Shore-based therapist and writer who is doing her best to fix this broken world. Occasionally, she picks a banjo and if you know her long enough, she will make you a quilt and some pretty good eggplant parm.

This event will be on Zoom only and registration is required.

To register : Poetry and Music with Peter Crowley

Movie Night: Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing a film starring Paul Giamatti about The Holdovers, a group of New England prep students who are left behind during the holidays. The movie was filmed throughout Boston and Massachusetts.

“A curmudgeonly instructor (Giamatti) at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually, he forms an unlikely bond with one of them a damaged, brainy troublemaker, and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam.” Rated R (134 min.) (2023)

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.