Blog: Library Events

New World Language Books: Arabic Books For Kids

We have hundreds of books in different world languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. We just added some new books in Arabic for kids. Request books online here: https://tinyurl.com/y5axlhwj & then visit us for curbside pickup. Please call us at 781-324-0218 if you have questions.

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

“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

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

Industrial Eden: The Legacy of Haywardville on Spot Pond Brook

Industrial Eden: The Legacy of Haywardville on Spot Pond Brook: A joint presentation by Architectural Historian Ryan D. Hayward and Social Historian Dee Morris on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

The Middlesex Fells Reservation is one of Metropolitan Boston’s most beautiful and treasured parks. Its natural landscape is well known and celebrated but, did you know it once had a more industrial past?  For three centuries, this rocky woodland region was part of the evolving New England landscape. Generations worked farms in fields, pastures, and woodlots. Businesses were established and industry took a foothold in various forms. It quickly spread to Malden and surrounding communities and although the little village on Spot Pond Brook flourished, it vanished in the blink of an eye. It was absorbed into the Middlesex Fells, which was created for the general public to enjoy, forever. Come for an evening to revisit the thriving enterprises and the entrepreneurs that changed this place, Malden, Medford, Stoneham, the Commonwealth, and beyond. This digital event is offered by the Malden Public Library and is free to all.

This program is funded as part of Converse 2020: Exploring the Industrial History of Malden, a two-year program brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional funds from the Malden Public Library.

Malden Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Industrial Eden: The Legacy of Haywardville on Spot Pond Brook
Time: Sep 29, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join us for Virtual Preschool Storytime!

Young children (ages 3-5) are invited to join us on Zoom for storytimes, which feature several picture books, songs, and rhymes and last for about 30 minutes. Check the library’s online calendar for these storytimes and other upcoming virtual programs. A Zoom link will appear in the online calendar shortly before program begins.

Future storytimes include:

Thursday, November 5, 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 10, 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 19, 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday,  November 24, 11:00 a.m.

Massachusetts Information for Voters

Wondering about the two upcoming Massachusetts statewide ballot questions?  Need information on voter registration?  Pick up a copy of “Massachusetts Information for Voters – 2020 Ballot Questions for State Election Tuesday, November 3, 2020.” Published by William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth.  Free copies area available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Large Print – available curbside during regular library hours, whiles supplies last.  For information online, visit the state website at www.sec.state.ma.us