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Let’s Talk About a Poem: Saturday December 17th at 11 am

Saturday, December 17th from 11-1230 pm, join Lloyd Schwartz and the Malden Library on Zoom to talk about the poem: “Poetry” By Marianne Moore from Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New Verse, edited by Alfred Kreymborg.  Registration is requested. To get your Zoom invite by following this link to register: http://bit.ly/3YeoWWZ

To read a digital copy of this specific edition of the poem you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/3HHhBcm 
Or pick up a printed copy at the library’s information desk. Moore wrote and rewrote this poem a number of times, but for this program we are focusing on this iteration.

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

Cookbook Author Event: Francesca Montillo of the Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures

Join the Malden Library in welcoming local cookbook author and founder of the Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, Francesca Montillo. On Thursday December 15th at 7pm Francesca will present a program on Italian cooking traditions and her experiences as a native Italian leading culinary tours of Italy. Books will be available to purchase at the program.

 

About the author: “Francesca Montillo is a native Italian and currently resides between Boston and her native land. She is the owner and founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, which offers in-person cooking classes, as well as Zoom cooking classes for team building and special celebrations. Francesca also offers food and wine tours to Italy and has brought small groups to various regions, including Puglia, Emilia Romagna, Sicily and beyond. Francesca is also a food and travel writer and is on staff at several magazines.

She can be reached at www.thelazyitalian.com” –Author’s bio

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

Cancelled: Night of the Living Dead 10.31.22 @6:30 pm

Unfortunately the Halloween showing of Night of the Living Dead has been cancelled. Hopefully it can rise again in another form in the future.

We’re coming to get you…Malden. Join us on the front lawn on Monday 10.31.22 (Halloween) at 6:30 pm to see the restored Zombie classic: “Night of the Living Dead”. We have a blow up screen, a bowl of candy, and prizes for your best costumes. Bring a blanket and a chair and settle in for the unsettling. We’ll start early so you still have time to haunt the downtown in all your ghoulish glory.

Todd Goodwin Storyteller “Growing up Grubby”

Storyteller, Todd Goodwin, will be at the Malden Public Library on Monday, October 17th at 6:30PM to tell entertaining stories about growing up in New England in the 1950s and 60s. To register, please use the link below or call the library at 781-324-0218. For early arrivers (between 6 and 6:15, we will show a 16mm silent film reel through a projector of scenes from around Malden in the late 1970s. Let us know if you recognize someone!
https://www.jotform.com/build/222445580207149

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.

Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge

Are you wondering what to do with the Summer Reading Passport that you got at the Ice Cream Social? Well, we have officially launched out Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge, so wonder no more. Here are the basics…
 
Collect 5 stickers for attending programs, reading books, doing challenges. Once you have 5 stickers you qualify for a merit badge to be handed out at the End of Summer Picnic on August 11th from 2-4pm (sign up required).
 
And for an added incentive for grown up readers, everyone who qualifies for a merit badge will also be entered into a raffle to win a Camp MPL tote bag.

Introduction to Genealogy

Interested in getting into genealogy but don’t know where to start? The Malden Public Library will be hosting Seema Kenney from the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, she will present a 90-minute workshop geared toward beginners. The event is free of charge and will take place on Monday, June 6th at 6:30PM. Register today with the link below or call the library at (781) 324-0218.

 

About our presenter: Seema Kenney. A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, & Sweden with DNA adding a line in The Netherlands. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member of several societies and part of the NERGC planning committee. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

Media Literacy: Don’t Get Fooled on April Fool’s Day (or any other day)

It’s April Fool’s Day! A day when our skepticism is high and many of our usual sources of information are playing tricks on us. Rather than return to business as usual tomorrow use today’s desire to trust but verify to improve your media literacy. Here are some infographics and links to help you become a savvier consumer of information!

Credit to Britannica learn for “Fight the Fake”

And Niall McNulty for the infographic

For more reading take a look at these helpful articles about how to practice media literacy and why it matters: https://literacy.ala.org/media-literacy/

https://www.rand.org/blog/2022/03/truth-decay-is-a-threat-to-democracy-heres-what-you.html

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiro

https://libguides.norquest.ca/fakenews/identify?

https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/12/27/fighting-fake-news/