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BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold a book sale this Saturday, December 4, from 11 am to 1 pm.

The sale will be held in the Book Sale Room in the basement of the Library, and books (adult, teen, and children’s), DVDs, CDs and some games will be available. Prices will range from $.25 to $2.00.

Join us Saturday and then head down to Pleasant St. for the City’s Winter Festival.

Home (Cooking) for the Holidays!

For many of us this will be the first holiday season we can come back together with family and friends. The pandemic made a lot of new traditions, some good (duck breast for Thanksgiving, anyone?) Some not as good (8 hours of Zoom Xmas party.) But this year you might be craving those old school homey traditions so you can feel like things are closer to normal. Here is a list of titles to spark memories and get you making that famous sweet potato casserole your Nana always made.
And even if you are not gathering this year, these recipes and guides can help you put some sparkle in your Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. And even better, you won’t have to pass potatoes to weird uncle Josephus.

Extended to Nov 30 – Acclaimed Artist John Day’s Work Comes Home to Malden

Following a successful solo show in Geneva, Switzerland, the work of Malden born artist John Day comes to the Malden Public Library’s Converse Galleries for a month long exhibition: John Day: A Glimpse of Color.

John Day was born in Malden on May 27, 1932 and sold his first painting at the age of fifteen.  His father was an anesthesiologist and his mother was a classical pianist and music teacher. After graduating from Malden High School (class of 1949) where he had already exhibited his talent for, and commitment to, painting, he spent a year at Syracuse University‘s School of Art, before transferring  to Yale University’s School of Art & Architecture. During his years at Yale, he studied with legendary teacher and color theorist Josef Albers. In 1970 he became a Professor of Art at William Paterson College in New Jersey.

Over the next three decades, Day tested and explored a number of different artistic styles, ranging from impressionistic landscapes, to collages, to precisely-blended color meditations.  Many of his early collages were torn-paper landscapes that reference the work of the nouveau réalistes such as Raymond Hains from the 1960’s. His surrealist “Erebos” series illustrates his interest in the art and life of Ancient Greece. The abstract paintings from the last phase of his life evoke the spiritual intensity of Mark Rothko’s work. John Day won recognition with numerous awards, prizes and grants including stays at Yaddo and the McDowell Colony, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant, numerous first prizes at judged exhibitions.  From 1961 through 1984, he had an annual one-man exhibitions at galleries in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Paris. He was also included in numerous group exhibitions, including those at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum in New York City; the American Embassy in London; the Musée Pompidou, the Foundation Maeght, and Marseilles’ Musée Cantini in France; the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York; the Montclair Museum in New Jersey; the Harmon Gallery in Naples, Florida.  He continued his devotion to serious art until his death in New York City on April 15, 1982, one of the early victims of the AIDS epidemic.

His paintings are found in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Musée Pompidou in Paris, and in corporate collections around the world.

Until November 15, gallery hours are Wednesday and Saturdays 2-4 and by appointment.  Due to Covid limits, please contact the Library at info@maldenpubliclibrary.org or by phone at 781-324-0218 to schedule an individual or group visit.

 

Weekly Movie Watch – Native American Heritage Month

With your Malden Public Library Card you can watch many great movies at home. Every week the Movie Librarian will recommend some of her favorite titles. “From the award-winning PBS series American Experience comes We Shall Remain, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.” Not Rated (394 min.) (2009)

Malden Reads’ 2022 Selection

The Malden Reads selection for 2022 is An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.

Organized by community groups, city leaders, and residents, in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and UMA (Urban Media Arts), the program invites the community of Malden to read the same book and participate in a series of events related to the book’s themes.

For more information about the book, author, and programming, please visit https://www.maldenreads.org/ and continue to watch our website for updates.

HyRead for Chinese ebooks

https://maldenpubliclibrary.ebook.hyread.com.tw/

We are very excited to announce the launch of HyRead, Taiwan’s most popular library e-reading platform.  We are the first one in Massachusetts to offer this service.

Currently, Malden Public Library on HyRead has Chinese titles in traditional and simplified Chinese characters with wide topics.  They can be accessible to Malden Public Library card holders for online reading or downloading to cell phones, tablets, and personal computers.

If you have any question/recommendation, please contact the library at 781-324-0218 or email to info@maldenpubliclibrary.org (accept email in Chinese)

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HyRead  隨身讀, 隨身聽

 

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摩頓公共圖書舘非常高興推出臺灣最受歡迎的圖書館電子雲端閱讀平台HyRead

目前,摩頓公共圖書舘在 HyRead 上擁有以繁體和簡體漢字出版的電子圖書。內容均為大家所喜愛的主題。 凡是持有摩頓公共圖書舘卡片的讀者都可以使用, 進行在線閱讀或下載到手機,平板和個人電腦。

如果有任何疑問/建議, 請致電摩頓公共圖書館 781-324-0218 或電郵 info@maldenpubliclibrary.org  (可收中文電郵)

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摩顿公共图书馆非常高兴推出台湾最受欢迎的图书馆电子云端阅读平台 HyRead

目前,摩頓公共圖書舘在 HyRead 上拥有100多本以繁体和简体汉字出版的电子图书。内容均为大家所喜爱的主题。 凡是持有摩顿公共图书馆卡片的读者都可以使用, 进行在线阅读或下载到手机,平板和个人电脑。

如果有任何疑问/建议,请致电摩顿公共图书馆 781-324-0218 或电邮 info@maldenpubliclibrary.org  (可收中文电邮)

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使用支援

〉〉  軟體下載 Click Here to Download the App

〉〉  進入 Click Here to Access HyRead

〉〉  Or, 使用二維碼進入 Use this QR code to access HyRead ((可能手機或平板上無法顯示)

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〉〉  操作手冊在此 

〉〉  如何改變字體, 排列, 以及發聲功能  (手機及平板適用)

  1. 書籍借到自己的卡片帳號後,點擊右上方書
  2. 如果書籍pdf epub 格式,選擇 epub格式下載
  3. 點擊銀幕上方 AA,即可選擇字體以及排列,點擊銀幕上方的喇叭,即可改為有聲書模式

〉〉  如何找到摩頓公共圖書館的電子書

在手機或是平板上

  1. 點擊在左上角三條橫線處,
  2. 點擊下方 Add Library,
  3. 點擊公共圖書館,
  4. 點擊Malden Public Library,
  5. 點擊右上角的 X, 關閉頁面。

額外奉送: 電腦版上有 HyRead 免費提供的”作家專欄”和”精選文章”, 不錯哦!

在手機或是平板上, 如何返回圖書館網站?如何看到圖書館新的 HyRead 使用信息? 

在手機版上, 在圖書館名字的右上方, 有一個驚歎號, 點出來是最新消息 Notifications

在平板右邊一點的地方, 有一個驚歎號, 點出來是最新消息 Notifications

 

Each card can borrow up to 2 titles for 7 days with 1 renewal.  

 

English Conversation Class: Wednesdays 1-2 pm

Join us for a free English Conversation Class for adult students every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom. We will discuss daily life, learn new vocabulary, and have general conversation in English. Learn English at home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You must register for the class. Please e-mail Stacy (English Conversation Librarian) at: mplenglishclass@gmail.com

To find Chinese materials? 找中文書?

因為圖書館仍然不能對公眾開放,請使用我們的網上目錄, 查詢您所想要的圖書資料。  怎麼找呢?  怎麼尋找中文書籍呢?怎麼找到最新增加的中文書籍呢?怎麼索取呢? 答案都在這裡。

Because the library is still not open to the public, please use our online catalog to find the books you want. How to find it? How to find Chinese books? How can I find the newly added Chinese books? How can I request it? The answer is here.

Steps

  1. 上到圖書館網站 maldenpubliclibrary.org
  2. 點擊右上角的Catalog
  3. 用漢語拼音或是中文字檢索
  4. 點擊 Place a Hold
  5. 輸入圖書館卡片號碼和密碼

怎麼找新書?

  1. 上到圖書館網站 maldenpubliclibrary.org
  2. 點擊 Browse MPL – World Languages
  3. 點擊 Chinese in MBLN
  4. 使用左邊的 Filter
  5. 選擇   語文: Chinese New at the library

New World Language Books: Arabic Books For Kids

We have hundreds of books in different world languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. We just added some new books in Arabic for kids. Request books online here: https://tinyurl.com/y5axlhwj & then visit us for curbside pickup. Please call us at 781-324-0218 if you have questions.