Blog: Adult Program

Planting For Pollinators Workshop

Do you want to try planting native plants to support our local ecosystems? Not sure where to start? This lecture will bring you through the ins and outs of planting a pollinator-friendly garden or meadow, and some best practices for the most eco-friendly garden possible. North Shore native plant gardener Cheryl Rafuse will tell you all about the bees and butterflies, flowers and shrubs, and the easiest ways to start incorporating keystone species into your gardens.

May 11, 1-2pm

First 30 attendees with receive a packet of Black Eyed Susan seeds! (One packet per household, no registration required.)

Cheryl Rafuse owns Plant Magic Gardens in Beverly, MA. They are an ecologically conscious gardening company that focuses on planting native plants. She and her team of top-notch gardeners install gardens, perform garden maintenance and educate our community. Learn more at: https://www.plantmagic.shop/

 

Death Cafe

Have you ever wanted to talk about death but don’t know where to start?  The Malden Public Library will be hosting its first Death Cafe on Monday April 29th starting at 6pm. If you’ve never heard of them before, a Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

To register: Death Cafe

Registration is required.

Community Resources for New Arrivals

Being an integral part of the Malden community, the Malden Public Library provides the following community links and a resource to our local population. Here are some updated links and resources that may be useful to community members who are new to Malden and/or the United States, and those who wish to support them!

Click the name of the organization to be taken to their website; when available, direct contact information for the organization will be listed beneath their description. Descriptions in quotations come directly from the organizations linked.

New Arrivals Resources

Brazilian Workers Center

“The Brazilian Worker Center is a non-profit organization that capacitates immigrant workers to learn about workplace rights, immigration, and health equity. We empower immigrants with knowledge and skills to promote economic, social, political and racial justice for all.”

The Family Welcome Center at the Allston BWC provides assistance and resources (including emergency housing) to new arrivals from many countries.

The Everett Haitian Community Center

“The Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) is proud to have been serving immigrant and marginalized communities in Everett and Greater Boston for the past 7 years.” EHCC offers assistance with housing, food, citizenship classes, employment, and more.

MIRA Resources (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition):

“MIRA is the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. With offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we advance this mission through education and training, leadership development, institutional organizing, strategic communications, policy analysis and advocacy.”

MIRA Citizenship Application Assistance

MIRA Immigration Advocate Legal Helpline

“This helpline number is open to all Massachusetts-based providers serving immigrants and refugees and accepts voicemails 24/7 at (508) 293-1871. This helpline operates as a non-emergency service.

  • Callers are asked to leave a voicemail with their contact details and their inquiry (without disclosing any client-specific information).
  • The MIRA Helpline staff will review voicemails to assess urgency, directing urgent inquiries to our Staff Attorney for immediate response.
  • If a caller seeks resources, these will be sent via email.
  • For all other matters requiring an attorney’s response, the Helpline staff will arrange a callback and provide further instructions.
  • For expedited service, providers are encouraged to fill out the online intake form. Once the form is submitted, providers don’t need to call the helpline, the team will reach out to them with a response to their inquiry.”

Immediate Resources for Immigrants (MIRA): Links and contact information for emergency assistance shelter, Family Welcome Centers, Food/Nutrition/Medical Resources.

Immigrant Support Alliance, Melrose, MA (website under construction)

“A nonprofit coalition of volunteers that partners with resettlement agencies to provide food, housing, financial, and social support to our clients, helping them on their journey towards becoming independent, contributing members of our communities.”

  • info@immigrantsupportalliance.org

The Immigrant Learning Center, Malden, MA

The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) is a not-for-profit organization. The English Language Program provides free, year-round ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes to help immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston become successful workers, parents and community members.

  • (781) 322-9777

Rian Immigrant Center

“Rian empowers immigrants, refugees, and international exchange visitors on the path to opportunity, safety and a better future.” Rian provides immigration legal services, English classes, citizenship classes, resource and support services, education & career services, International Exchange Visitor Visa Program, community building opportunities, and advocating for just and humane immigration policies.

  • (617) 542-7654

 

We are out of Eclipse Glasses

Our programs are full! We have completely maxed out our supply of eclipse glasses. But if you still want to view the eclipse with us we will be live streaming it through NASA on a big screen in the library. You can also join us on the lawn and bring your own viewing device such as a pin hole viewer. You can learn how to make one here: Pin Hole Camera 

We at the library hope that you have a happy and safe eclipse! And thank you for being so excited about science and our planet. It is wonderful that an event like this can bring so many people together!

April Book Discussion Thursday April 25th from 7-8pm

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner is the title for April.

“Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientèle. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.” Bibliocommons

Print copies are available at the Information Desk.  Ebooks and audio books are available through Libby. The Lost Apothecary

Registration is encouraged, to sign up click here : April Book Discussion

Celebrate the Eclipse at the Library

On April 8th, 2024 a total solar eclipse will be making it’s way across North America.  The library will be streaming the entire event starting at 1pm thru the eyes of NASA.

Join us on the lawn to view the solar eclipse. Starting at 2pm we will hand out eclipse glasses to all registrants so they may view this once in a lifetime event with us at the library.

Glasses will not be available before the event and will not be available to anyone viewing the eclipse elsewhere.

Registration is required: Celebrate the Eclipse

 

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz April 13, at 11am

Attend our monthly online poetry discussion group led by Somerville’s Poet Laureate Lloyd Schwartz.

In April we will have a special guest, the poet Rosanna Warren will be joining us and reading her poem “Cotillion Photo.”

Registration is required and the link to join is sent out the day before the event.

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

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

Please email Marita if you have questions. mcoombs@maldenpubliclibrary.org

Tech Help Drop-In

Do you need help setting up an email account, figuring out your new phone, or updating your laptop?

Come to our tech help drop-in, where a librarian can assist you with technology related questions.

2-3pm, every Thursday!

Assistance will be on a first come, first served basis.  Please bring any relevant usernames, passwords, or devices.

 

Earth Day with the Mystic River Watershed 4.22.24 @6pm

The Mystic River Watershed Association will be joining us Monday night to talk about their work in the community and their ongoing mission to bring the Mystic River and surrounding natural resouces back to a healthy thriving ecosystem. Learn about the watershed and how we can help it thrive. Celebrate Earth Day by gaining valuable knowledge about the nature outside our door. Program starts at 6pm on April 22nd and is open to all members of the community.

Peg Kane is the featured artist for April

Throughout the month of April, the library will be showcasing the works by Malden artist and resident Peg Kane.  Her works utilize graphite, colored pencil, acrylics, mixed media and clay and she has always been drawn to nature; flowers, plants, trees and gardens.   An artist reception will be held on Thursday April 11th from 6-7pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.