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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.

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Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Adults are welcome to come to the Program Room for a night of friends & gaming as we bring out our collection of board games to play.

Join us on Wednesday, March 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, and play one of our many popular board games or bring your own to play! Board Game Night for Adults is the second Wednesday of the month, so mark your calendars now!

Jenna McLaughlin, author – Friday, Oct. 28, 4pm

On Friday, October 28, at 4:00pm, children will have a chance to meet Jenna McLaughlin, Miss Massachusetts Outstanding Teen 2022. She will be reading from her children’s book, Roxanne Takes a Stand, and talking about how to be kind and take a stand to support friends and classmates. Jenna wrote the book after her own experiences of being bullied when she was younger. Recommended for ages 5-7.

YA Fall Party – Thursday, Oct. 27th @ 3PM

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy an afternoon gathering on Thursday, Oct 27th from 3-4:30. Get into the autumnal spirit with games with friends in the Program Room on the second floor of the library.

Video games, Board Games, Pizza and refreshments will be available first come first served, so make sure to come in early to hang out and relax.

Puppet Story Time – Saturday, Nov. 5, 3pm

Through Me to You Puppetry is coming to our library on Saturday, November 5, at 3:00pm! Join Newton and his puppet friends as they take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids. At the end of the 30-minute show, the kids are invited to say “hi” to Newton and give him a high-five. Kids can stay afterwards and play with some of Newton’s puppets during a hands-on Puppet Free-Play session! Recommended for ages 5-7.

Funded by The Friends of the Malden Public Library

YA Book Club – Each Tuesday from 3-4 PM

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to the Malden Public Library to join our new Book Club. Join us on July 12th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to kick off our inaugural meeting in the Program Room of the MPL.

We will have discussions of favorite books, watch book trailers, and talk about upcoming titles. No sign-up is required, but free copies of books, snacks and space is limited so make sure to come on time.