Blog: Author: Jean Slavkovsky

Black History Month: Poetry

It’s Black History Month! Throughout February we will celebrate and acknowledge Black history by sharing recommended reading lists in various genres. These lists include both print books and ebooks.

First up: Poetry! Poetry has the power to put words to what we feel; it is both witness and inspiration, and moves us forward. This list includes just a few of the many inspiring Black poets of the last four hundred years: Black History Month: Poetry

Thursday, January 28th 7-9PM
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We aren’t able to hold our annual Triple Threat Trivia fundraiser this year, but we couldn’t let this year go by without an opportunity to challenge the minds of Malden! Join us on Thursday, January 28th at 7PM to play with old friends or make new ones as you take on fun and family-friendly questions that will surely get you thinking. Sign up here by Monday, January 25th.

If you have questions, please call 781-324-0218 or email Jean at
This event is sponsored by the Trustees of the Malden Public Library.

Wed., Nov. 18th 7PM Poetry Reading with Peter F. Crowley

Join us via YouTube on Wednesday, November 18th at 7PM for a poetry reading by local writer, Peter F. Crowley, who will read from his new collection, Those Who Hold Up the Earth, published by Kelsay Books, which Kirkus calls “a heartfelt, timely celebration of essential workers.”

Patrons will have the opportunity to ask questions via YouTube chat. Click here for the YouTube link! A recording will be available after the event.

Peter’s writings can be found in Boston Literary Magazine, Counterpunch, Opiate Magazine,, Truthout and Visitant, among other publications. Learn more about Peter at