Blog: Adult Program

Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Join Lloyd Schwartz and the Malden Library on Zoom to talk about the poem: “A Refusal to Mourn for the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London” By Dylan Thomas. Registration is requested. To get your Zoom invite by following this link to register:  http://bit.ly/3AxS94O

Lloyd Schwartz is an American poet and lives and writes in the Boston area.

“His collections of poetry include Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems (2021), Little Kisses (2017), Cairo Traffic (2000), Goodnight, Gracie (1992), and These People (1981). His poetry has also been featured in the anthologies Best American Poetry (1991, 1994, 2019), The Best of the Best American Poetry (2013), and Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud (2009). His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry magazinethe Atlantic, the New Republic, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Agni, Consequence, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.  Schwartz is the editor of Prose: Elizabeth Bishop (2011) and coeditor of Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art (1983) and of the Library of America’s Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters (2008).

Schwartz also served as the classical music editor of the Boston Phoenix. Three-time winner of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Deems Taylor Awards, he has received a Professional Music Fraternity’s Radio and Television Award as well as support from the Amphion Foundation. Music In—and On—the Air (2013) offers a selection of his classical music criticism for the National Public Radio program Fresh Air.

Schwartz’s poems have been selected for the Pushcart Prize. Additional honors include a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Somerville Arts Council, an Associates of the Boston Public Library Literary Lights Award, and a 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. Schwartz has served on the executive board of PEN New England and is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where he has served as director of the creative writing program. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he was the Poet Laureate of the City of Somerville from 2019 to 2021.”–Poetry Foundation

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

Cancelled: Night of the Living Dead 10.31.22 @6:30 pm

Unfortunately the Halloween showing of Night of the Living Dead has been cancelled. Hopefully it can rise again in another form in the future.

We’re coming to get you…Malden. Join us on the front lawn on Monday 10.31.22 (Halloween) at 6:30 pm to see the restored Zombie classic: “Night of the Living Dead”. We have a blow up screen, a bowl of candy, and prizes for your best costumes. Bring a blanket and a chair and settle in for the unsettling. We’ll start early so you still have time to haunt the downtown in all your ghoulish glory.

Sarah Biglow – Author Talk Malden

Seasons of Magic Series is available at the Malden Public Library

USA Today Best Selling Author Sarah Biglow will be at the Malden Public Library Thursday, October 27th at 7pm for an Author Talk and Q&A.

She is the author of several series in the genres of urban fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction.
Fans of Cozy Mystery might recognize her by her penname S.E. Biglow.
Book two of her Agents of Magic series will be released on October 31st.
Discover more about the author and her works at https://www.sarah-biglow.com/Image of Sarah Biglow's Seasons of Magic Volume 1

 

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Todd Goodwin Storyteller “Growing up Grubby”

Storyteller, Todd Goodwin, will be at the Malden Public Library on Monday, October 17th at 6:30PM to tell entertaining stories about growing up in New England in the 1950s and 60s. To register, please use the link below or call the library at 781-324-0218. For early arrivers (between 6 and 6:15, we will show a 16mm silent film reel through a projector of scenes from around Malden in the late 1970s. Let us know if you recognize someone!
https://www.jotform.com/build/222445580207149

Adult Take & Make (August)

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Sign up at the INFO desk for this month’s Adult Take & Make Craft!

Zhezhi  摺紙, Chinese paper folding originated in the 15th century and remains a distinctive paper crafting tradition. Maying Soong’s The Art of Chinese Paper folding helped popularize the craft in the 20th century. Modular designs, such as utilized in this craft, derive from recent innovations popularized in the 1990s by artists among the Golden Venture migrants.

In 1993 the Cargo Ship Golden Venture ran aground in New York. On board were 286 Chinese refugees. Their imprisonment and subsequent years long legal dispute continues to be a point of contention in discussions on immigration policy, human rights, and statelessness.

The documentary Golden Venture (2006), directed by Peter Cohn, depicts the journey of some of the Gold Venture migrants lives from the 90s into the mid 2000s. This is available through the library’s Kanopy subscription. http://www.kanopy.com/en/boston/video/150093

Many of the pieces of art created by Golden Venture artists including Cao Xiang Qui and Zhe Shung Jan are now part of the Museum of Chinese in America’s collection exhibited in 1996 as “Fly to Freedom” and most recently in 2018 as FOLD. Due to a fire in January 2020, many of the pieces are in need of conservation and are no longer accessible to the public. To examine digital representations of many of the work search MOCA’s online collections for “Fly to Freedom” https://mocanyc.pastperfectonline.com

 

End of Summer Reading Picnic!

Join the Malden Public Library as we bid farewell to Camp MPL and wind down our Summer Reading season. On Thursday August 11th from 2-4 pm bring your picnic snacks and baskets for an old fashioned community picnic party on the lawn. We will provide the cake and light refreshments, you bring your sandwiches and sides. There will be games, music, prizes, and hopefully a lot of fun with our library friends and neighbors. Thank you again to all our summer reading sponsors: Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Friends of the Malden Public Library, Malden Cultural Council – and all our great summer volunteers.

Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge

Are you wondering what to do with the Summer Reading Passport that you got at the Ice Cream Social? Well, we have officially launched out Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge, so wonder no more. Here are the basics…
 
Collect 5 stickers for attending programs, reading books, doing challenges. Once you have 5 stickers you qualify for a merit badge to be handed out at the End of Summer Picnic on August 11th from 2-4pm (sign up required).
 
And for an added incentive for grown up readers, everyone who qualifies for a merit badge will also be entered into a raffle to win a Camp MPL tote bag.