Blog: Library Events

Family Movie Night: Wed., Dec. 14th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Family Movie Night on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a movie based on the classic children’s book “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” by Bernard Waber.

“After moving to NYC, the Primm family’s life changes when they discover Lyle, the singing crocodile.” The movie stars Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, and Shawn Mendes as Lyle. Rated PG (106 min.) (2022)

This film is free and open to the public. Movie times are approximate. Registration recommended.

 

Abolition and Agitation – Lecture Explores the Complex Life of Malden’s James Redpath

Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a lecture by scholar and historian Dee Morris entitled, “James Redpath: Malden’s Spirited Abolitionist and Agitator.”  The lecture will explore the life of this complex reformer. Dedicated to his unique brand of fairness, Redpath, a radical freethinker, challenged the community to rethink their views about equality in all its forms.  He inspired heated controversy, yet forged lasting friendships in the community – a true Malden original.

James Redpath (1833–1891) was an important figure in many of the key developments in nineteenth-century American political and cultural life. He advocated for abolition, civil rights, Irish nationalism, women’s suffrage, and labor unions. In 1868, Redpath founded The Boston Lyceum Bureau (later the Redpath Lyceum Bureau) which promoted lecturers and authors of celebrity including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mark Twain.

Dee Morris is a scholar and educational consultant specializing in the nineteenth-century history of Greater Boston. She is the author of Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Séances, Mediums & Immortality. Her goal is help us all connect to our civic ancestors.

For more information, check out the Malden Public Library website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

Movie Night: Wed., November 16th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a movie based on the book “Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris” by Paul Gallico.

“In 1950s London, a widowed cleaning lady falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, deciding she must have one of her own. After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.” Rated PG (115 min.) (2022)

This film is free and open to the public. Movie times are approximate. Registration recommended.

 

Friends of the Malden Public Library Fall Book Sale: Nov. 4th (preview) – Nov. 5th

The Big Fall Book Sale is here! The Friends of the Malden Public Library will have a huge book sale on Friday, Nov. 4th, from 6-9pm. This is an early access preview sale for Friends members only. Join the Friends on Friday night or renew your membership to gain the best access to the book sale.

The Friends Fall Book Sale is open to everyone on Saturday, November 5th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. We have thousands of books, DVDs, children’s books, CDs, cookbooks, and more! Cash or check only please.

The Friends Book Sale helps raise money for Library programs, museum passes, technology, movie nights, teen programs, children’s programs, high demand bestsellers, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cancelled: Night of the Living Dead 10.31.22 @6:30 pm

Unfortunately the Halloween showing of Night of the Living Dead has been cancelled. Hopefully it can rise again in another form in the future.

We’re coming to get you…Malden. Join us on the front lawn on Monday 10.31.22 (Halloween) at 6:30 pm to see the restored Zombie classic: “Night of the Living Dead”. We have a blow up screen, a bowl of candy, and prizes for your best costumes. Bring a blanket and a chair and settle in for the unsettling. We’ll start early so you still have time to haunt the downtown in all your ghoulish glory.

Movie Night: Wed., October 19th: 6-8:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 6:00-8:15pm. We will be showing a movie based on the “Cruella” character from 101 Dalmations.

This Disney film “follows the early days of one of cinema’s most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains. During the 1970s London punk rock revolution, a young grifter (Emma Stone), transforms herself into the raucous, revenge-bent Cruella de Vil.” Rated PG-13 (134 min.) (2021)

This film is free and open to the public. Movie times are approximate. Registration required. Space limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.

The Book Squad – book club for 4th & 5th graders

Beginning November 3, this book club for 4th and 5th graders will meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for 45 minutes. The program will include an informal book discussion, some snacks, and a book-related activity when appropriate. Sign up at the Children’s Room desk or by calling the Children’s Room at 781.388.0803. Regular attendance is encouraged. Pick up the book from the Children’s Room desk before the club meeting.

Todd Goodwin Storyteller “Growing up Grubby”

Storyteller, Todd Goodwin, will be at the Malden Public Library on Monday, October 17th at 6:30PM to tell entertaining stories about growing up in New England in the 1950s and 60s. To register, please use the link below or call the library at 781-324-0218. For early arrivers (between 6 and 6:15, we will show a 16mm silent film reel through a projector of scenes from around Malden in the late 1970s. Let us know if you recognize someone!
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