Join us for a “Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge” on Thursday, October 5. The movie will be on The Park at Rivers Edge Great Lawn adjacent to 200 River’s Edge Drive in Medford. The Great Lawn section of the park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring Elemental (Rated PG).
Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is set in Element City where Fire, Water, Earth and Air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. The movie will begin just after sunset at 7:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates and the Malden Public Library. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs for use. There will be free snacks and water provided. Wellington Station is just 0.4 miles from Rivers Edge. Free parking is available at the Rivers Edge Garage.
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!
Let’s do some science! And also enter to win some really cool prizes. Thursday August 31st at 3pm meet Cait at the library to explore our local ecology and contribute to citizen science. Participants will automatically be entered into the prize drawing for one of three STEM based prizes: a telescope, a group gift certificate to Boda Borg, or a kids Kindle tablet. These prizes were generously donated by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and Boda Borg.
The Annual Malden Fairy House Festival will be held at Pine Banks Park on Saturday, August 26th from 12 Noon to 4 PM with a rain date of Sunday August 27th. Fairy Houses are structures for fairies and nature’s other friends (hobbits, elves, gnomes and trolls) to visit. The whimsical event is being organized by Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy in conjunction with the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and Pine Banks Park. All are invited to either pre-build a house or make one in the Builder’s Workshop on the day of the event to be entered into the Fairy House Walk contest. Malden Public Library Director Dora St. Martin will offer a story time at 2 p.m.
Come visit the Malden Public Library on Saturdays this summer. We are excited to announce that from June 24 through September 9, the Library will be open Monday – Thursday 9 to 9, Fridays 9 to 6, and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We invite all residents to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge and join us for our many exciting summer events. Event calendars are available at the Library or on the Library’s website at ww.maldenpubliclibrary.org.
The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series returns on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:00 pm featuring country musician and author Matt York. Bring your lawn chair or blankets and experience a great night of free outdoor live music.
Long time New England musician/author Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash and tell stories about Cash’s career, spanning from his early beginnings in the 1950s to his passing in 2003. York was recently nominated for the Boston Music Award for Best Country Artist and his album Gently Used was named one of Patriot Ledger’s best albums of 2022. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
In case of rain, concerts will be held inside. For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.
Join us on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a talk by local historian and author Dee Morris titled: “In This Together: Friendships That Made Malden”. It will be an exploration and celebration of the importance of friendship in building the Malden community.
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.