Blog: Author: Jean Slavkovsky

Route 1 Reads: Representing Malden with Poetry

Can you represent a city with poetry?
Through Route1Reads, cities and towns along Route 1 from Maine to Florida try to do just that. This year, the Malden Public Library has selected poems in recognition of our neighbors who have come together to support each other during these difficult times and the hope that fuels us. These poems are “Tankas for What Comes Together” and “Equinox” from Tamiko Beyer’s collection Last Days.

“Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S. Route 1 from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, the Route 1 Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states or commonwealths for readers travelling this meandering highway. The initiative was launched at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.” (See more route1reads.org)

Basketball Books: Power & Grace On and Off the Court

It’s NBA Playoff time, so we’re celebrating basketball the best way we know how: with books! Basketball players’ power and grace doesn’t just stay on the court. Check out these books that share the love of basketball, overcoming obstacles, and changing the world for the better. You can find these and more in our catalog.

AAPI Voices: Graphic Novels & Graphic Memoirs

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with these stunning graphic novels and graphic memoirs! Check them out in our catalog.

Did you know you can read a large collection of comics and graphic novels online using Hoopla and Overdrive? Download the Hoopla and Overdrive apps or access them through your browser (Hoopla, Overdrive).

Moving Forward: Recovering from PTSD, Anxiety, & Addiction

We have all experienced a great upheaval in our lives because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we re-enter the world around us, we may struggle with PTSD, anxiety, and addiction. Here are resources to help you manage your mental health as we find our way out of isolation.

Mental Health Awareness: Anxiety & Depression

Many of us will experience anxiety and/or depression during our lives. Here are websites, workbooks, memoirs, novels and more to help us navigate these tough times & remember that you are not alone. Check out this list in our catalog for more!