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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.

Malden Reads Film Screening: Wed., Feb., 28th: 6:00-8:30pm

Please join us for the Malden Reads Film Screening and discussion of the film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. The film will be shown on Wednesday, February 28, 2024: 6:00-8:30pm.

This Film Screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2024 season of events for the book, Being Heumann, by the “Mother of the Diasability Rights Movement,” Judith Heumann. The film will be followed by a discussion with our special guest, Salima Slimane.

Salima Slimane is currently an Arabic and French lecturer at Boston University. She holds an Ed.M. in Special Education from BU’s Wheelock School of Education & Human Development. Salima is very passionate about special education and promoting inclusive practices. She is on the board of Mass Advocates for Children, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to removing barriers to educational and life opportunities for children and youth.

You can pick up a copy of Being Heumann at the Malden Public Library. The e-book and e-audiobook is also available on the Libby app with your Malden, Boston, or Chelsea Public Library card here:

https://bpl.overdrive.com/search?query=Being%20Heumann

For more details about our Malden Reads Film Screening events, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218. Light refreshments will be served. The film is Rated R (107 min.) (2020) 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

This event is co-sponsored by Malden Reads and Malden Public Library.

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.

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.

 

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.