Blog: Adult Program

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

 

 

 

Researching African American Genealogy with Genealogist Melanie McComb 2.13.24

This event is postponed due to weather.

Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 pm join us for a lecture and Q&A about researching African American genealogy. This will be a hybrid event: you can either join us in the Maccario for a live stream with a moderated question and answer period, or join us from home via Zoom and ask your questions in the chat. We are really looking forward to learning more about the tools available to people researching their ancestry. This should be a fascinating and informative event for all members of the community. So please join us! Registration is required, please use the link here: bit.ly/AAGenealogyMPL

All registered participants (whether in person or online) will receive a recording of the program via email after the program concludes.

Getting Started in African American Genealogy 

Researching African American ancestors can be challenging, especially when trying to break through the 1870 brick wall to discover more about ancestors prior to the end of slavery. In this presentation, Genealogist Melanie McComb will discuss go-to records and demonstrate creative search strategies for piecing together your family history.

Melanie McComb, Senior Genealogist, assists library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. She is an international lecturer who teaches on a variety of topics. Melanie holds a B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. She previously served as the social media coordinator for the NextGen Genealogy Network, a non-profit that creates a community for younger genealogists, where she managed the Facebook and Twitter accounts. She continues her interest in helping younger genealogists get involved at American Ancestors by assisting with educational programs from local schools, scout groups, and universities. Her areas of expertise include Irish genealogy, DNA, Atlantic Canada, Jewish genealogy, and military records.

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.

Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Adults are welcome to come to the Program Room for a night of friends & gaming as we bring out our collection of board games to play.

Join us on Wednesday, February 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, and play one of our many popular board games or bring your own to play! Board Game Night for Adults is the second Wednesday of the month, so mark your calendars now!

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

 

 

 

The Street Project 12.14 @5:30PM

The Malden Public Library in partnership with Bike to the Sea will be showing THE STREET PROJECT on December 14th from 5:30-6:30. Following the screening we will host a panel discussion talking about the documentary and ways to increase safety and encourage alternative solutions within your community.

THE STREET PROJECT is the story about humanity’s relationship to the streets and the global citizen-led fight to make communities safer. Documentary by Jennifer Boyd. A Boyd Productions Film. 4K. Color, 52 minutes, 2022.

More about The Street Project:

Worldwide, 1.35 million people die in traffic-related crashes each year. Half of those deaths are pedestrians and cyclists. THE STREET PROJECT is an inspiring story about a massive movement across the world to reclaim our largest public spaces, our streets.

For Dulcie Canton, stopping vehicular violence in New York City has become a life mission. Both Dulcie and her mother were victims of hit-and-run crashes on separate occasions, 10 years apart – Dulcie as a cyclist, her mother as a pedestrian.

For Stacey Champion, inaction at the city council level has led to her fight for change. Five pedestrians were hit by cars over the past 6 months at her neighborhood crosswalk. While deaths soar across the city, little has been done to address the pedestrian death toll.

THE STREET PROJECT is a film that takes viewers on a global journey to discover a better way of doing things.

Hang your art at the library!

Did you know that the Malden Public Library is also a museum? We have an entire wing devoted to art that you can view on Wednesdays and Saturdays 2-4pm. We love art at this library! And in honor of our long commitment to art and the artistic communities of Malden and beyond we also host local artist in our hallway and display cases. Our application period is now open for artists of all types and we would love to see some new community members in this space. Fill out the form below and show our art committee your creativity. We’d love to host it!