Blog: Author: Marita Coombs

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz Feb 24

Join us for our monthly online poetry discussions with the poet Lloyd Schwartz.  Each month Lloyd chooses a poem and guides the discussion.  As I Walked Out One Evening by W.H. Auden is the choice for February.

The poem : As I Walked Out One Evening

Register to receive the zoom link.

https://bit.ly/LTAAPFeb24

This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contact Marita with questions.  mcoombs@maldenpubliclibrary.org

 

 

 

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.

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

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Our January program will feature two poems: Sonnet 23 : Methought I Saw My Late Espouse Saint by John Milton and Surprised by Joy by William Wordsworth.

Lloyd will be reading the poems then leading the discussion for this online event.  Registration is required.

To register for monthly invites : Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

If you are new to this program and would like to join us this month register here: https://bit.ly/LTAAPJan2024

This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Introduction to Zentangle, January 4th @6pm

Are you looking for an opportunity to start the new year with some mindful drawing?  The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  Lori Champine, a certified Zentangle instructor will be leading an introductory class on Thursday January 4th from 6pm -8pm.  The class is limited to 20 participants and all supplies will be provided.

This program is geared for those 14 years and older.

Registration is required.  Introduction to Zentangle

 

 

 

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz – December

Our monthly online poetry discussion group is led by the poet Lloyd Schwartz.  Every month Lloyd chooses a poem then leads an engaging and often lively discussion.

Our December program will feature Ezra Pound’s from Canto 115.

To register: Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Recordings of these programs are available on the Malden Public Library’s Youtube channel. Click here to see previous programs. Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz -videos

This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Drawn Together: The Intersection of Graphic Novels and Social Justice

Award-winning cartoonist, TV creator, and Malden native Dr. Keith Knight (the Knight Life, the K Chronicles) will be presenting a slideshow making the case that comics and graphic novels are the key to a more informed and compassionate world.

Thursday November 16th at 6:30pm.

The Malden Public Library is excited to host this event. Keith Knight is many things–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them.  He is also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America.

For nearly three decades, this multi-award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that’s a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, and underground comix.

Keith Knight is part of a generation of African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop, infusing their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, the New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, the Nib, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.  In 2020, the world was introduced to Knight’s work in a whole new way–as the inspiration for the live-action streaming television series, Woke, courtesy of Hulu. Knight serves as a co-creator, writer, and executive producer on the show.

(taken from KChronicles.com)

This event is sponsored by Malden Reads and Malden Arts.

Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz – November 4th

Our monthly online poetry discussion group is led by the poet Lloyd Schwartz.  Every month Lloyd chooses a poem then leads an often lively discussion.

This month’s program features a special guest.  Martha Collins will be joining us and reading her poem From The Sky.

To register:  Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.