Blog: Library Events

January artist Rebecca Flores-Mantilla

“Simple Pleasures” is an exhibition of works that delve into snapshots of life. These paintings showcase ordinary things
and places and highlight how they can affect our mood and memories. The average and mundane are elevated in
importance so that we may see how intertwined we are to everything around us.

Rebecca’s exhibit will be on display the month of January.

Malden Reads Kickoff at the Library—Family Movie & Art Tour

Join us next Saturday, January 11, 2020  for the beginning of the day/night kickoff events celebrating Malden Reads 10th anniversary.

The day will begin here at the library with a 2 pm family movie, Abominable, showing in the Maccario. The event is free and open to all.

For the adults, at 2:30 pm, there will be a tour of the historic Converse Building and Art Galleries. Space is limited. Please call 781-324-0218 to reserve a spot.

Later in the evening, at the Markey Senior Center from 6-8 pm, the kickoff will continue with  live music, food samplings, community exhibit tables, readings and relevant presentations, and special activities such as the featured Traveling Poetry Emporium.

True Story Theater, an improvisational group will hold a special ticketed event with limited seating, will be held in the auditorium of the John & Christina Markey Senior Community Center. With very little prep time, and a few props, the actors of True Story Theater take stories from the audience around a common theme and act them out. The $10 tickets are limited so please purchase through Eventbrite.

 

MPL Awarded Nationwide Census Equity Grant

Exciting news!  The Malden Public Library has received a grant from  American Library Association to prepare for the 2020 Census.  We are proud to be working to support a complete count of everyone in our community.  The ALA received over 500 applicants from all over the country and awarded 59 grants.

“The 2020 Census will determine how political representation and critical resources are distributed for the next ten years, and libraries are essential partners in making sure the data collected as part of the Census is complete and accurate,” said ALA President Wanda Brown. “The efforts of these 59 libraries will shine a light on all the library workers across the country who are shouldering efforts to reach and inform their communities—especially vulnerable and hard-to-count populations—about the importance of a full and inclusive count.”

The U.S. Constitution requires a census of all residents every ten years. In the 2020 Census, residents will have the choice to respond online, by phone, or by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will send mailings to households prior to Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.

To learn more, visit ala.org/census.

 

Triple Threat Trivia

Join the Malden Public Library for the 22nd Annual Triple Threat Trivia event on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Anthony’s of Malden. The evening includes a dinner (begins at 5:45 pm) and trivia questions begin at 6:30 pm.

Tables are still available ($360 for a table of ten players), and if you sign up before Dec. 13th, you will receive a bonus point toward your final score.

Call 781-324-0218 or email jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org for more information.

Malden Reads 10th Anniversary Celebration at the New J Malden Center

Malden Reads invites you to join their 10th anniversary year celebration and fundraising event at their one-day “Holiday Pop-up Bookstore & More” in the lobby of the new J Malden Center apartment community at 190 Pleasant Street. The event will take place on Saturday, December 7th from 11am – 7 pm.  For details check out maldenreads.org.

Converse Memorial Building Art Tour: An Exploration of Visual Literacy

Join us on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. for an exciting tour of Malden Public Library’s Converse Memorial Building and Art Galleries.  Do you wish you could better understand and critique the images that saturate your waking life?  That’s the purpose of visual literacy.  We will explore the concept of visual literacy while exploring great works by European and American master artists.   The Malden Public Library art collection was made possible through the generous donations Elisha and Mary Diana  Converse.  Limited to 25.

16th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions

The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 16th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 30th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street. The Parade will conclude at the reviewing stand which will be located at the corner of Ferry, Salem and Main Streets. All children should bring their letters to Santa so that his helpers from the Post Office can collect and send them to the North Pole!

At the conclusion of the Parade, everyone is invited to the City Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Malden Public Library.

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.)