Blog: Library Events

Poetry Reading with Dora Mwangi
Thursday, September 16th 7PM

“I, You, Us. Little Fires That Float. At a time that seemed to be the tipping point between losing and loving myself, writing poetry unintentionally led to self-discovery while attempting to make sense of society, seeking meaning, and finding my place in this world. In the midst of internal and external chaos, I searched for peace and found my savior: me.” ~Dora Mwangi

Visit the Malden Public Library YouTube Channel on Thursday, September 16th for Dora Mwangi’s poetry reading.

 

International Story Time For Children

It’s Welcoming Week! Join us for International Storytime on the front lawn/portico area of the Library on Thursday, September 16th: 3:30-4:30 pm.
Stories for ages 5-7 years will be read in Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, and Brazilian-Portuguese. Free book for kids while supplies last. & pick up a fun Grab & Go craft!
Masks are required for this event.

The Fine Art of Printmaking : A Talk with Artist Liz Shepherd

Join us on Wednesday, September 22, at 6:30 for a talk with artist and printmaker Liz Shepherd. Liz Shepherd has been exploring the possibilities of contemporary printmaking for the past 15 years, moving beyond two-dimensional traditional etchings, woodcuts, and monoprints, to sculptural forms. She has produced large scale installations, filling a 60-foot gallery with silkscreen prints on fabric for example, hanging cast papier mâché chairs made from silk screened handmade Japanese paper, and hand printed corrugated cardboard furniture. Shepherd will show examples of this work and explain how it is made.

Zoom Meeting – Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArf-usqzojG9EbJ7eByiDM76fnVcoh-18d

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This program is presented as part of the Malden Public Library’s current exhibition, the Fine Art of Prints and Printmaking. The programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

“Who Am I?” Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Adhel Arop

We are excited to host a screening of Adhel Arop’s film, “Who Am I?” on Tuesday, September 14th: 7-8:30pm via Zoom.

Adhel Arop is a Kenyan born refugee, multidisciplinary artist, and model who explores her identity in her award-winning film, “Who Am I?” when she discovers her mother was a child soldier in South Sudan. Don’t miss the Adhel Arop’s discussion of the film, her spoken word performance, and Q&A.

This event is one of our featured programs in Malden Public Library’s Welcoming Week, a national program with libraries and communities to welcome immigrants, refugees, and newcomers into the community. Don’t miss this event!

Please register: bit.ly/3yXMP7a

For more information about Adhel Arop, see https://www.adhelproductions.com/


The Fine Art of Printmaking : A Talk with Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios

Join us on Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 for a one-hour virtual talk by with Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios in Somerville.  Carolyn Muskat’s work has been in local, national, and international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions “Here & Now: Prints by Carolyn Muskat” at the Irving Art Center in Dallas, TX and “Waystation” in Hanoi, Vietnam, plus numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, and Serbia to name a few. A Tamarind Master Printer, Carolyn owns and operates Muskat Studios, a professional printmaking studio in Somerville, MA where she collaborates with artists to produce original fine art prints. Carolyn has been invited to teach at several colleges including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Hartford Art School, and Lesley University College of Art & Design as well as internationally in Vietnam and South Africa. She was recently awarded the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award at the SGCI conference.  The series will continue with a talk with print maker Liz Shepherd on September 22 at 6:30 PM.

To register go to link below or send an email request to info@maldenpubliclibrary.org

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrc-urqz4pH9OAjxcXdVECSWtGbBKKJYkr

This program is presented as part of the Malden Public Library’s current exhibition, the Fine Art of Prints and Printmaking. The programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Drumming for Social Justice, with Otha Day – Saturday, Sept. 18, 3pm

Children, tweens and teens, and their family members are invited to join in this special community event, “Drum2TALK” with facilitator, Otha Day of DRUM TO THE BEAT: Drum Circle Events. Drums will be provided, and everyone will have the chance to join in the drumming. Otha Day facilitates fun and lively drum circle events and believes that rhythm has the power to build community and understanding, promote healing and well-being, and create connection and joy. If weather permits, this program will be held on the front lawn of the Malden Public Library.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

System Outage Update

The Boston Public Library is experiencing a system wide technical outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and will let you know when the issue has been resolved. The Library remains open for book checkout/pickup and computer use.  Internet and wifi are available. Due to this situation, some online resources are not currently available. We hope this issue will be resolved soon. For more information on current services, please call the Library at 781-324-0218.

Boston Public Library Update https://www.bpl.org/news/statement-technical-outage/

 

The Library is Open, Come On In

The Malden Public Library is open in-person, curbside, and online!  All the remaining public floors are open for browsing which includes: Main Reading Room, Children’s Room, Teen Room, World Language & ESL Collection, Reference and Information Services, 2nd floor “Quiet” Study Room, Converse Local History Room (by appointment only)

No appointments are necessary to use the library and library users will have access to most library services.

Still closed:  Maccario large public meeting room and our first floor small study rooms

Throughout the summer, programs for all ages will be available outdoors, and the Summer Reading Program will kick off on July 1.

Curbside Delivery & First Floor Browsing

For those that still require special services, we will continue to have expanded browsing on the first floor – including a children’s and teen collection.  Curbside delivery will continue to be available by appointment, please call the Library to request a curbside pickup.

Computer Use

Computers are available for 1 hour due to demand. Two 20-minute computers are available for checking email and printing.  Children’s room computers re not available at this time.  Remote or curbside printing will no longer be available, but printing will be available in-person at the library.

Children’s Room

We request that families not linger for long amounts of time in the room and that young children are accompanied by an adult and that we reserve the right to limit the number of families in the room should it become too crowded for peace of mind.  Large groups wishing to visit the children’s space will be limited.  Any camp, or other organization that wants to bring a group of children to visit the library must contact the library and speak with the children’s staff in advance.

Mask Policy

While social distance restrictions have been lifted, it is important that the library is a safe space for everyone. Young children and their families are daily visitors at our library. Because most children are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, we SUGGEST that ALL patrons continue to wear masks when inside the library regardless of your vaccination status.  For unvaccinated people, the CDC still recommends masks in any indoor setting and in group settings where social distancing is not possible.

 

Young Adult Anime Afternoon, Friday, August 20th @3PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join the zoom call and experience a new animated Anime show this Friday, August 20th @3PM.

Join the link below to engage in one of the first ever animated shows based on Godzilla! This interesting series just release this year and is both both scientific and science-fiction!

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82156468480

Young Adult Perler Bead Grab & Go on 8/19

Young adults in the 5th through 12th grade come into the library now to pick-up your Perler Bead Grab & GO Craft Bags!

Each bag comes with enough perler beads to make some amazing mini creations, as well as a bead board and some ideas on projects. Supplies of the bags are limited, so we ask that you only take one per household and grab it while you can as it is first come first serve.

At home you will need a hot iron, some wax paper and a flat work surface. Begin the craft and hobby of Perler Beads today with this FREE mini-kit.