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Family Movie Night @ Park at Rivers Edge

Join us for a fun, free family movie night on The Park at Rivers Edge Great Lawn (adjacent to 200 River’s Edge Drive in Medford)! The Great Lawn section of the park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring “Back to the Future” (Rated PG).

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates and the Malden Public Library. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs for use. There will be free snacks and water provided. Wellington Station is just 0.4 miles from Rivers Edge. Free parking is available at the Rivers Edge Garage.

Movie Night: Wed., June 26, 2024: 6:00-7:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 6:00-7:15pm. We will be showing a film by local filmmaker, Dante D’Amore, called Lightkeepers. This film is based on the true story of two sisters, Abigail and Rebecca Bates, who “fought off” the British troops during the war of 1812 by using a fife and drum. The film stars Kayla Caulfield, Lily Ayotte, and David Pridemore.

“During the War of 1812, two sisters at Scituate Lighthouse, armed only with a fife and drum, frightened away armed men of the British warship, La Hogue, fooling the British into thinking that an armed militia was on shore awaiting them.” Not Rated (60 min.) (2022)

Lightkeepers was filmed locally in Duxbury, Marshfield, Salem & Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.

 

 

Memory Kits from the Library of Things

Now available from the Library of Things: Memory Kits! Memory kits are designed for people with dementia and other cognitive impairments (and their caregivers/loved ones) to help inspire memories on favorite topics, encourage conversation, or promote quiet enjoyment. Each kit comes with a combination of books, a CD/DVD, an activity, and an object to engage with, and each kit will have a different theme, including gardening, fishing, classic cars, birdwatching, and baking/cooking. More kits will be added soon, but we’re excited to offer our first memory kit, which is all about the Red Sox! This kit includes:
• Red Sox Matching Card Game (36 pieces)
• “The Boston Red Sox: Essential Games of Fenway Park” (6 full games, ranging from 1967-2007 on DVD)
• Baseball glove
• “The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography” by Steve Babineau & Mike Shalin
• “The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide for Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias” by Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. Rabins
• Resources folder
Memory kits can be checked out for 3 weeks at a time by patrons with a Malden library card in good standing. Be sure to keep an eye out as we add more memory kits, and you can place a hold on the “Let’s Go Red Sox! Memory Kit” now by calling 781-324-0218, or visiting this link:

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

 

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.

 

In-Library Chromebooks Now Available!

 

Need to take a Zoom call in a study room, or prefer to do some online work upstairs? Chromebooks are now available for in-library use! You can borrow a Chromebook (along with a mouse and charger) for up to 4 hours with an adult Malden library card in good standing. Chromebooks do not have Microsoft Word and cannot connect directly to the printer, but you can ask a librarian to help you print. Late fees of $.50/hour do apply.

New Library of Things!

Doing some home improvements, planning an outdoor expedition, or thinking of picking up a new hobby? Check out Malden Public Library’s new “Library of Things”! We are excited to be providing a wide variety of items, including a metal detector, telescope, binoculars, Blu-Ray player, photo scanner, and more to come. The Library of Things is available to borrow from for free, to adult Malden residents with a Malden library card in good standing. Items can be checked out for two weeks at a time. For more information, contact the library at 781-324-0218, or check out the Library of Things online on our website here.

 

The 50 + Job Seekers Program

The Malden Public Library is continuing to offer the 50+ Job Seekers Program.  This is a free service and anyone 55 years or older is welcome to join any or all the sessions. All classes are held on Zoom.   Anyone interested who doesn’t have a computer or isn’t familiar with Zoom is welcome to come to the library and borrow a Chromebook during the sessions.  Library staff will make sure anyone interested in participating can do so.

The morning sessions are from 9:30-11:30am, and meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.  The evening sessions are from 6-8pm and meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. This program will run from February-March 2024.

Session topics include: self-assessment and transferable skills, creating your “career story” pitch, LinkedIn profiles, resumes, networking and creating a marketing plan.  The Library is excited to continue offering this program and encourages anyone interested to attend.   To register, visit: https://bit.ly/202450PlusJobs

Call the Malden Public Library with questions at 781-324-0218, ask for Marita.

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

The Malden Public Library has just joined the Massachusetts Library Collaborative 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group.    The Job Seekers Networking Group supports people fifty years and older looking for a new job, a new career direction, re-entering the workforce after an employment gap, or looking for a “Second Act” career.  There will be biweekly skill-building and networking group meetings with a new topic at each meeting.  Attendance at each session is not necessary – but highly recommended.

Join Debbi Hope, MBA, PCIC, MC an experienced Executive Career Coach and Certified Master Coach.

WHERE:  All meetings will be via Zoom Video Conferencing.

WHEN : We offer a morning or an evening class please choose the time that works best for you:

1st and 3rd Wed, Jan – June 2023 9:30-11:30 am

2nd and 4th Wed. Jan – June afternoon 6:00-8:00

(Zoom room opens 30 minutes ahead of the start of the program for informal networking/sharing resources).

Here is the ZOOM registration link for the 50+ Job Seekers morning meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdO2rqjovE9xW_F5wfL_jbfjGkgU_Gnbz.

Here is the ZOOM registration link for the 50+ Job Seekers evening meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcOuupj0pEtJQAa0w8VAsWex6BOJcWBFn.