Blog: Author: Stacy Holder

Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 20th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a “Throwback Classic” about A League of Their Own.  The movie stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna and was directed by Penny Marshall.

Did you know that one of Malden High School’s graduates, Helen Nordquist (MHS, 1950), played professional baseball for the Rockford Peaches, one of the teams featured in the film? The movie is based on the lives of the women who played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1940s and 1950s.  Helen Nordquist played from 1951-1954 and she is a pioneer in women’s sports.  She will be honored and will be inducted into Malden High School’s Golden Tornado Club Hall of Fame on November 23, 2019.  Malden Public Library is showing A League of Their Own in honor of Helen Nordquist’s amazing accomplishments!

TIME Magazine writes that the movie is “Energetic, full of goodwill and good feelings” and Entertainment Weekly writes, “League…represents a breakthrough in women’s sports movies: It’s a celebration of sport for sport’s sake.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG (127 min.)

Annual Food Drive

Give a deserving family a helping hand this Thanksgiving. Maldonians can help neighbors in need by contributing to the Malden Public Library’s food drive to benefit the local Salvation Army food pantry on Main St. Join the Library’s annual tradition of making this time of year special for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate. We are aiming to collect a total of 150 individual items for the holiday.  Our Annual Food Drive will be held from November 4, 2019 until December 31, 2019.

Canned goods and other non-perishables are needed. These will be gladly accepted:
stuffing
dry gravy
mashed potatoes
canned tuna, chicken or other canned meats
apple sauce
cranberry sauce
peanut butter

International foods are welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry. The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk.

If you haven’t been to the Library before, this is a chance to come by and see what the Library has to offer. We are always happy to introduce newcomers to audio and ebooks, exhibits, film programs, writing and book discussion groups, the world languages collection, and much more. Check out our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org to see upcoming events for all ages.

 

TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wed., Oct. 16th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent movie about a lonely widow named Greta who befriends a young, naïve woman in New York City.  This psychological thriller stars Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Stephen Rea.

Frances (Moretz) finds a handbag on the NYC subway and returns it to its owner, Greta (Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher, who charms Frances into a friendship that becomes increasingly disturbing.

The New York Times calls the movie “…a skillfully executed psychological thriller…” and The New Yorker writes that the film has “…a satisfying sense of fear and tension.…”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Rated R (98 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Sept. 18th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent movie about Godzilla, King of the Monsters.  The film stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, and Ziyi Zhang.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters collides with Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah.

The Boston Globe writes, “…the seat-rattling super-size mayhem in this latest “Godzilla” is fantastic.…”  Rolling Stone writes, “It’s fun to watch Godzilla and pals wreak kaiju havoc.” Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 83%  audience rating and 92% of google users likes the film.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Rated PG-13 (132 min.)

Community Workshop: Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

Please join us on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:00-7:00pm for a free informational Community Workshop with Forestdale Park about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease” and “it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.”  Forestdale Park is Malden’s newest senior assisted living and memory care community.

Learn more about: Alzheimer’s & dementia caregiver support groups; how to communicate with someone with Alzheimer’s/dementia; what causes dementia and how to recognize it; assisted living and memory care options; and many other topics.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Free and open to the public and accessible.  For more information, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218.

Movie Night: Wed. July 17th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent documentary about Apollo 11 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, July 20, 1969.  Rolling Stone writes of the movie, “It is a revelation….”  This movie is part of our Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

“From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making…the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.”

RogerEbert.com writes “Apollo 11 isn’t like other documentaries about the first moon mission. In fact it isn’t like most other movies period.”  Rolling Stone adds, “This doesn’t just feel like a movie.  It gives you the sensation that you’ve been transported right into the middle of history.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated G (93 min.)

Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month!

Happy Pride!  The City of Boston is celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  Check out our Pride display of recommended books and movies at the Malden Public Library. With your Malden Public Library card you can also watch free LGBTQIA+ themed streaming movies, read e-Books, and listen to e-Audiobooks.  Follow the links:

Hoopla Movies

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/5846

Kanopy Movies

https://boston.kanopy.com/category/tags/celebrate-pride-month

IndieFlix/InstantFlix Movies

https://watch.indieflix.com/lgbtq

Hoopla Audiobooks

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/1530

Overdrive Audiobooks & E-Books

https://bpl.overdrive.com/collection/1009999

Movie Night: Wed., June 12th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing a recent movie biopic based on the extraordinary life of Freddie Mercury of the rock band, Queen, and their song, Bohemian Rhapsody.  Rami Malek won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Mercury.

This movie is a “chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.”  Freddie Mercury “defied stereotypes and shattered convention” to become one of the most “beloved entertainers on the planet.” New Yorker writes, “Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury’s moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek’s intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channeling of Mercury’s hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame.”

The film grossed $903.2 million worldwide and CinemaScore gives it the grade of an “A.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Rated PG-13 (134 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., May 15th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the classic James Baldwin novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.  The movie stars Regina King, Kiki Layne, and Stephan James and is directed by Oscar-winning director, Barry Jenkins.

This adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel is “a timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.”

The Washington Post writes that “Jenkins has made an absolutely gorgeous movie.”  Rolling Stone calls it “of the moment and timeless all at once.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 95% approval rating.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated R (119 min.)