Blog: Library Events

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.

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.)

John S. Bowman: Back Then – Malden in the 1930s and 1940s

On Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. the Malden Historical Society will present a talk by Malden author John S. Bowman.  Mr. Bowman grew up in Malden in the 1930s and 40s. He has recently published a memoir of his boyhood Back Then: One Family’s Way of Life in the 1930s and 1940s.  Join us as John shares memories of Malden in the 30s and 40s. John graduated from Malden High School in 1949. He has recounted his unusual experience in the Army in a memoir, Pergolesi in the Pentagon. He spent his career as a freelance editor and writer. Among his many projects as a writer were his 50 years writing guidebooks to Crete and other locales in Greece. He also gained a minor reputation as a historian of baseball.  The event will be held in the Ryder Gallery of the Converse Memorial Building.  Light refreshments will be served.

A Limited Number of Copies of John’s Book Will be Available for Purchase.