Blog: Library Events

Halloween Cat Pumpkin Craft Bag

Kids can get ready for Halloween with a “grab and go” craft bag that includes materials and instructions to make a colorful cat pumpkin. (Just supply your own glue and scissors.) One bag per child, and families should reserve bags for their own children only. To reserve a bag, call the library at 781-324-0218 during regular curbside hours to schedule a pickup time (while supplies last).

Remember, we’re now open an hour later on Wednesday evenings and 10-2 on Saturdays!

Weekly English Conversation Class For Adults (via Zoom)

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 discuss the book, “The Old Man and the Sea.”
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

“Room on the Broom” StoryWalk®

We invite you to walk around the library building and enjoy our new StoryWalk® on the following dates (start/end times are approximate):
Thursday, October 22 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, October 24 – 10:30am – 3:30pm
Monday, October 26 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
(all weather permitting, of course)
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children—and adults!—to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the walkway, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

“Grab and Go” Craft Bags for Kids – Reserve yours now!

Kids can celebrate Autumn by getting a “grab and go” craft bag that includes all the materials needed to make a colorful leaf wreath. Our library also has Dragon craft bags, with instructions included in the bag (families need to provide their own glue, scissors, and black marker). One of each craft bag per child, while supplies last.

To reserve a bag, call the library at 781-324-0218 during regular curbside hours to schedule a pickup time (while supplies last). Remember, we’re now open an hour later on Wednesday evenings and 10-2 on Saturdays.

 

 

Campfire Ghost Stories are Back!

How could we possibly miss out on the spookiest month of the year to tell campfire stories?! We here at MPL Campfire Ghost Stories are most definitely October people in the Bradbury sense. And with the sun setting earlier, the leaves falling on the shady paths, and the early morning chill that frosts the grass has reinvigorated that Halloween spirit. So we are back with weekly readings of the spooky, the scary, the disturbing and the sometimes weird.

So if you are looking to reconnect with your Halloween spirit, or just need a good playlist while you decorate your cobwebs listen to our YouTube playlist and be sure to tune in each Thursday at 7pm for new haunting tales.

The Weekly Watch: Billy Elliot

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.

“Eleven-year-old miner’s son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand.” (Rated R, 111 min.) (2000)

Request the DVD here:

https://mpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2652393075

Sing-Along with Matt Heaton: Wed., Oct. 28, 11:00 a.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us on Zoom for some musical fun, singing, and dancing with Matt Heaton at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 28!

Meeting ID: 941 5266 9361. Passcode: 697675   Zoom link

Matt Heaton believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children AND parents. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, american roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun.  Children and adults respond to his musicianship and variety. The adults in the room particularly appreciate the Muppet-esque touches of humor and observations of kid behavior.  Whether you call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly, it’s sure to please listeners of all ages.

Tuesday, Oct 13th 7-8:30PM
Game Night for Adults!

Join Librarians Patrick and Jean to play Jackbox games online!

These games can be played online and all you need to be able to do is have a computer or smart phone and a way to join the Zoom call. The games are about 20 minutes each and skew towards humor and trivia topics.

 

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97825456149