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Year End Staff Recommendations!

2021 is gone and I’m sure most of us can say we won’t entirely miss it. The 2020’s have been tough so far. And it has been hard to find things that bring joy and comfort in tough times. So the staff at the Malden Library has made a list of books, shows, and movies that helped them get through this long year. Hopefully you find something here to make your 2022 a little brighter. https://bit.ly/3zmMMUs

For bell hooks

bell hooks has influenced, critiqued, shaped, and driven cultural thought for decades. Her passing has left a hole that will take many voices and many perspectives to fill. Here is a list of some of her enduring work as well as a link to her work and the work of others on whom she has had an impact.

Home (Cooking) for the Holidays!

For many of us this will be the first holiday season we can come back together with family and friends. The pandemic made a lot of new traditions, some good (duck breast for Thanksgiving, anyone?) Some not as good (8 hours of Zoom Xmas party.) But this year you might be craving those old school homey traditions so you can feel like things are closer to normal. Here is a list of titles to spark memories and get you making that famous sweet potato casserole your Nana always made.
And even if you are not gathering this year, these recipes and guides can help you put some sparkle in your Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. And even better, you won’t have to pass potatoes to weird uncle Josephus.

13 Ghosts: Library Ghost Scavenger Hunt

The library is HAUNTED!!! 13 ghosts have moved into the stacks. Help the library catch and catalog these ghostly visitors by following the clues to each individual ghost and logging them on our Ghost Containment sheet. Once you’ve found all 13 ghosts bring the sheet to the Circulation desk and get a prize.

This program is best enjoyed with a cell phone QR code scanner, but there are printed clues with each ghost so don’t let technology get in the way of a ghostly good time!These ghosts are only here until the candy runs out, so come by for a little scavenger hunt fun!

Route 1 Reads: Representing Malden with Poetry

Can you represent a city with poetry?
Through Route1Reads, cities and towns along Route 1 from Maine to Florida try to do just that. This year, the Malden Public Library has selected poems in recognition of our neighbors who have come together to support each other during these difficult times and the hope that fuels us. These poems are “Tankas for What Comes Together” and “Equinox” from Tamiko Beyer’s collection Last Days.

“Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S. Route 1 from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, the Route 1 Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states or commonwealths for readers travelling this meandering highway. The initiative was launched at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.” (See more route1reads.org)

5 in 5: YA African American Authors
(Book Recommendations)

Take a look at some new African and African American authors in the YA collection and Patrick guides you through a quick list of titles. If you want to borrow any of the books on this list click this link below and log in with your library card!

https://mpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/1052065137_maldenmapubliclibrary/1816446379_5_in_5_ya_african_american_authors

Staff Thanksgiving Recommendations!

The staff of the Malden Public Library wishes you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. We’ve made a list of some cookbooks you might want to check out to find inspiring recipes for this holiday and all the winter holidays to come. So follow the link to Bibliocommons and see what amazing dishes you can make!

Also be sure to watch our special edition of 5 in 5 at noon today, 11/24. In it some of the staff will reminisce about their favorite dishes and Thanksgiving recipes.

Also the library will be closed Thursday, 11/26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. But we will be back on Friday, 11/27, for curbside delivery and to answer your questions via phone.

To find Chinese materials? 找中文書?

因為圖書館仍然不能對公眾開放,請使用我們的網上目錄, 查詢您所想要的圖書資料。  怎麼找呢?  怎麼尋找中文書籍呢?怎麼找到最新增加的中文書籍呢?怎麼索取呢? 答案都在這裡。

Because the library is still not open to the public, please use our online catalog to find the books you want. How to find it? How to find Chinese books? How can I find the newly added Chinese books? How can I request it? The answer is here.

Steps

  1. 上到圖書館網站 maldenpubliclibrary.org
  2. 點擊右上角的Catalog
  3. 用漢語拼音或是中文字檢索
  4. 點擊 Place a Hold
  5. 輸入圖書館卡片號碼和密碼

怎麼找新書?

  1. 上到圖書館網站 maldenpubliclibrary.org
  2. 點擊 Browse MPL – World Languages
  3. 點擊 Chinese in MBLN
  4. 使用左邊的 Filter
  5. 選擇   語文: Chinese New at the library