Blog: Malden Reads

Mayor’s Book Discussion for Malden Reads

Join us on Wednesday, March 27th from 6:30–7:30 pm for a book discussion with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson of this year’s Malden Reads selection Being Heumann by Judith Heumann. We will meet in the Ryder Gallery of the Converse Art Galleries and light refreshments will be offered. A Zoom link will be provided closer to the date, for those that would like to attend from home.

Join Malden Reads: One City, One Book as we explore themes related to Being Heumann for our 14th year, including disability awareness; hidden disabilities; the benefit of ADA to non-disabled people; advances in technology for people with disabilities; civil rights, human rights, and how bills like the ADA become law; the power of one person working in collaboration with a team to create change.

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Topic: Malden Reads Book Discussion with Mayor Christenson
Time: Mar 27, 2024 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Malden Reads Kickoff @ the Library

Join us on Thursday, January 25th, from 6–8 pm for an evening of entertainment and information here at the Library to kick off our 2024 season of Malden Reads.

The book chosen this year is Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann. The book highlights the history of the disability rights movement in our country through a personal memoir of one of its most recognized leaders.

Music, speakers, and light snacks will be available while you share an evening with friends and learn more about our community.

Drawn Together: The Intersection of Graphic Novels and Social Justice

Award-winning cartoonist, TV creator, and Malden native Dr. Keith Knight (the Knight Life, the K Chronicles) will be presenting a slideshow making the case that comics and graphic novels are the key to a more informed and compassionate world.

Thursday November 16th at 6:30pm.

The Malden Public Library is excited to host this event. Keith Knight is many things–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them.  He is also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America.

For nearly three decades, this multi-award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that’s a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, and underground comix.

Keith Knight is part of a generation of African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop, infusing their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, the New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, the Nib, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.  In 2020, the world was introduced to Knight’s work in a whole new way–as the inspiration for the live-action streaming television series, Woke, courtesy of Hulu. Knight serves as a co-creator, writer, and executive producer on the show.

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This event is sponsored by Malden Reads and Malden Arts.