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Chinese New Year craft – 2022 Year of Tiger

 

Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture, celebrated by Chinese families worldwide or by people interested. In the past or in some areas now, it lasts for fifteen days.  Now, most of countries will observe it for at least three days, starting from the New Year Eve.  Whole family will get together at the New Year Eve’s dinner.  Not only enjoy the traditional gourmet dishes but share what’s happened in the last year and its meaning to the whole family.  A lot of family traditions and history are passed on through this event and blessings are spread among everyone.  What a joyful time!

Chinese New Year is always associated with the twelve-animal zodiac cycle. 2022 will be the year of the tiger, starting on February 1st.  Tiger is known as courageous, competitive, self-confident, brave, and as the king of all beasts in Chinese mythology.  We certainly hope you will act like a tiger this year.

For kids, we put together a craft kit for them.  Please visit the Library to get yours.

NASA @ My Library: James Webb Space Telescope Launch Reminder

As a potential holiday surprise the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 25th at 7:20 AM EST.

Watch the launch of the heavy payload Ariane-5 rocket LIVE on NASA’s page or their official youtube channel.

Follow the story, learn all about the telescope and its year long mission before the launch. Chart its course as it traverses the solar system over the next year.

https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html

 

Young Adult Movie Afternoon, Dec. 9th 3:00-5:00 PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy the latest and greatest Marvel film in person at the MPL this week. On Thursday, December 9th at 3:00-5:00 PM we will be showing the film based on the comic book character “Shang Chi” in the Maccario Room.

Seating is limited to first come first serve and masks are required, though light refreshments and snacks will be served.

BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold a book sale this Saturday, December 4, from 11 am to 1 pm.

The sale will be held in the Book Sale Room in the basement of the Library, and books (adult, teen, and children’s), DVDs, CDs and some games will be available. Prices will range from $.25 to $2.00.

Join us Saturday and then head down to Pleasant St. for the City’s Winter Festival.

NASA @ My Library: Life Cycle of a Massive Star Craft!

Student learners and junior astronomers of all ages are invited to take part in the NASA @ My Library program. Our next program is a bead-craft to help learn about the Life Cycle of a Star. Each kit has a Star Cycle bookmark, beads and lace to make either a necklace or a couple of small bracelets.

Please call the library at 781-324-0218 to put your name on the list and take part in the Malden Public Library’s partnership with the NASA @ My Library program! Pick-up starts Monday, November 22nd!