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Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 20th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a “Throwback Classic” about A League of Their Own.  The movie stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna and was directed by Penny Marshall.

Did you know that one of Malden High School’s graduates, Helen Nordquist (MHS, 1950), played professional baseball for the Rockford Peaches, one of the teams featured in the film? The movie is based on the lives of the women who played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1940s and 1950s.  Helen Nordquist played from 1951-1954 and she is a pioneer in women’s sports.  She will be honored and will be inducted into Malden High School’s Golden Tornado Club Hall of Fame on November 23, 2019.  Malden Public Library is showing A League of Their Own in honor of Helen Nordquist’s amazing accomplishments!

TIME Magazine writes that the movie is “Energetic, full of goodwill and good feelings” and Entertainment Weekly writes, “League…represents a breakthrough in women’s sports movies: It’s a celebration of sport for sport’s sake.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG (127 min.)

Kelly Hourigan, November Artist

Kelly is drawn toward vivid colors and printing on different mediums to draw out the vibrancy. Whether it is photographing the nostalgia of an amusement park, capturing the beauty of flowers in bloom or discovering interesting piles of brightly colored buckets at an antique show, she finds color and light in ordinary things we all take for granted.

All of Kelly’s pieces are available for sale and can be ordered in other sizes if needed.

Kelly’s exhibit will be on display the month of November.

Annual Food Drive

Give a deserving family a helping hand this Thanksgiving. Maldonians can help neighbors in need by contributing to the Malden Public Library’s food drive to benefit the local Salvation Army food pantry on Main St. Join the Library’s annual tradition of making this time of year special for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate. We are aiming to collect a total of 150 individual items for the holiday.  Our Annual Food Drive will be held from November 4, 2019 until December 31, 2019.

Canned goods and other non-perishables are needed. These will be gladly accepted:
stuffing
dry gravy
mashed potatoes
canned tuna, chicken or other canned meats
apple sauce
cranberry sauce
peanut butter

International foods are welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry. The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk.

If you haven’t been to the Library before, this is a chance to come by and see what the Library has to offer. We are always happy to introduce newcomers to audio and ebooks, exhibits, film programs, writing and book discussion groups, the world languages collection, and much more. Check out our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org to see upcoming events for all ages.

 

Libraries = Strong Communities = National Library Week

National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” and  Gates Foundation Co-founder Melinda Gates will serve as 2019 National Library Week Honorary Chair.   First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April.

Malden Public Library Museum Pass Partners

Would your organization or business like to sponsor a discount museum pass for Malden families to enjoy?

The Malden Public Library offers a number of different free and discount passes to museums and attractions in New England. The passes are available to Malden residents who hold valid a library card.

Malden residents continue to use their library enthusiastically. This past year, the library offered over 300 special programs throughout the year, attended by 16,943 children, teen, and adults.  Money saved through your sponsorship will allow us to put more funds toward programs and activities, bring new online resources and technology to the community, and expand services for the community.

Museum Sponsorships Available:

DCR Mass Park Pass                           $ 60

ICA – Contemporary Art                        185

Isabella Stewart Gardner                      195

Harvard Art Museum                            250

John F. Kennedy Center                        250

Peabody Essex Museum                       350

Children’s Museum Pass                       700

Children’s Museum Pass (2)                 700

New England Aquarium                        700

New England Aquarium (2)                 700

Zoo New England                                  800

We would be love to discuss ways in which we can partner with your organization or business. For more information, contact Library Director Dora St. Martin at 781-324-0218 or by email at dstmartin@maldenpubliclibrary.org

 

Malden Public Library Featured on Gateway City Library Trail

Recognizing the integral role that public libraries play in their communities, Massachusetts Center for the Book (MCB) has added Malden as a Gateway City Library Trail to its live app, MassBook Trails. The Malden Public Library is celebrated on the Gateway City Library Trail for providing access to reading and 21st century gateways to opportunity for their patrons through digital connectivity and programming that enhances life-long learning and cultural assimilation.

Available on the web and as a free download, Mass Book Trails was launched in 2017 with two literary walking tours in Boston and two statewide trails:  Literary Museums of Massachusetts, and African American Writers Heritage Trail. Additional tours are being added as libraries have accepted MCB’s invitation to develop their own local literary, cultural, and historic tours.

MCB, chartered as the Commonwealth Affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is a public-private partnership charged with developing, supporting and promoting cultural programming that advances the cause of books and reading and enhances the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries.

For more information, contact info@massbook.org.  MassBook Trails may be found in the app store and through Google Play.

Do You Have A Library Card?

September is National Library Card Month.  Do you have your library card?  Welcome to the Malden Public Library! We have thousands of books, bestsellers, children’s books, books in other languages, language learning books, Blu-Rays, DVDs, books on CD, and an extensive digital e-library collection.  Students from the Immigrant Learning Center got their Library Cards!

Browse This: Magazines

Have you visited the first floor magazine collection lately? Have you searched the catalog for magazines you are interested in? You can check out most of our 140 titles, except for the current issue. We’re keeping the most recent copies in the library so everyone can browse them while they’re hot off the press.  So, next time you’re in the library, take a look at our fabulous magazine collection, find a comfy place to relax, and enjoy.

The library’s magazine collection includes a varied collection from A to Z (literally): “American Craft” to “Yoga Journal.” Interested in the arts, check out our great collection of arts magazines: Art in American, Art New England, ArtNews and Craft Ideas.  Interested in cooking, check out Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Cooks Illustrated and Food Network Magazine. We also have magazines in Spanish and Chinese.

Enjoy reading magazines online – on your smartphone or computer, check out our e-magazine at

maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/type/magazines/

Zinio gives you access to the latest issues of over 5,000 popular magazines.  Read on your smartphone or tablet with the Zinio App for iOS and Android, or on your computer with your web browser.  All Zinio titles are always available and you can borrow as many titles as you want, whenever you want.  Use your Library card number and PIN number create an account in the app for iOS or Android, or on our Zinio page.

Download or Stream Free Music

Did you know, with your Malden Library card, you could download 3 songs per week or stream 3 hours of music per day? Well, you can. Just go to https://maldenma.freegalmusic.com/homes/index and create an account.

Freegal offers 13 million+ songs and 40,000+ music videos including over 200 different genres; everything from Classical Music to Rap, including Pop, Rock, Children’s, Country, Classical and many more.

Give it a try and tell us what you think.