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Events Calendar

May  2024
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  • 50 + Job Seekers Program
    When: 9:30 am- 11:30 am
    Join this free online networking group for 50+ Job Seekers.  This program meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:30 -11:30am.  Registration is required.  
    https://bit.ly/202450PlusJobs
    Please contact Marita if you need help registering. mcoombs@maldenpubliclibrary.org

     The library can provide a laptop and quiet space for participants.
  • ESL/English Language Learners Conversation
    When: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    Where: Program Room
    Join us every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm for English Conversation for ESL/English Language Learners in person in the Program Room (2nd Floor) of the Malden Public Library. No registration required.<br><br><u></u><u></u><u></u>
  • Local History
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Converse Galleries - Open Gallery Hours
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Call for reservation, limit 10 per tour
  • Chess for Kids
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Where: Program Room, Malden Public Library
    Children in grades K-5 who would like to learn how to play chess or improve their beginner game are invited to the Program Room at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for this weekly Chess for Kids instruction program.
  • The Real Cinco de Mayo Story (bilingual storytelling)
    When: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Cinco de Mayo - the 5th of May! Is this the date when Mexico celebrates independence? Learn the true history behind the often-misunderstood holiday. What does Cinco de Mayo mean to Mexicans and to the US? When did the celebration start?   
    This 3-part program, presented in both English and Spanish, is designed to be fun, energetic, and interactive, with 1) storytelling, 2) arts and craft activity, and 3) singing, dancing, or a dynamic game.   Recommended for ages 5-8.

    This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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  • Preschool Storytime
    When: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft for children, ages 3 and up. Drop-in (no sign up required). Regular attendance is encouraged.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate preschool groups for the craft portion of this program.
  • Tech Help Drop-In
    When: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
    Where: Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
    Assistance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your device, logins, and passwords.
  • Book Squad - Kids book club
    When: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
    Where: MPL Program Room
    A monthly book discussion group for students in 4th and 5th grades. Includes snacks and a craft/activity. Sign up at the Children's Room desk or call 781-388-0803.
  • Malden Writer's Group
    When: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • Arabic Stories & Songs
    When: 11:00 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Iqraa Program - Arabic Stories & Songs for young children and their caregivers. No registration necessary.
  • Friends' Members Only Booksale
    When: 6:00 pm- 8:45 pm
    Friends' Members Only early booksale access. Cash or check only; books, CDs, DVDs, from $0.25-$2.00. Join or renew your Friends' membership at the sale.
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  • Song & Rhyme Time
    When: 10:00 am- 10:45 am
    This program features songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.
  • Spring Booksale
    When: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
    Cash or check only. Books, CDs, and DVDs, from $0.25-$2.00. Coffee available from New England Coffee. From the Friends of the Malden Public Library.
  • Converse Art Galleries - Open Hours
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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  • Song & Rhyme Time
    When: 10:00 am- 10:45 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    This program features songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.
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  • CANCELLED-ESL/English Conversation
    When: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    Where: Program Room
    The English Language Learners (ELL/ESL) Conversation Class is CANCELLED today. The next class will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2024: 1:00-2:00pm. <br> <br>Join us every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm for English Conversation for ESL/English Language Learners in person in the Program Room (2nd Floor) of the Malden Public Library. No registration required.<br><br><u></u><u></u><u></u>
  • Converse Galleries - Open Gallery Hours
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Call for reservation, limit 10 per tour
  • Local History
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Chess for Kids
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Where: Program Room, Malden Public Library
    Children in grades K-5 who would like to learn how to play chess or improve their beginner game are invited to the Program Room at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for this weekly Chess for Kids instruction program.
  • Board Game Night for Adults
    When: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • Preschool Storytime
    When: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft for children, ages 3 and up. Drop-in (no sign up required). Regular attendance is encouraged.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate preschool groups for the craft portion of this program.
  • Library Closed 1-2pm
    When: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
  • Tech Help Drop-In
    When: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
    Where: Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
    Assistance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your device, logins, and passwords.
  • YA Movie Afternoon
    When: 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Arabic Stories & Songs
    When: 11:00 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Iqraa Program - Arabic Stories & Songs for young children and their caregivers. No registration necessary.
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  • Great Malden Outdoors
    When: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
    Where: Maccario Room
  • Craft Time with Panda
    When: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Join Panda for craft time. Recommended for 3-5+
  • Let's Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz
    When: 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
    <p>Our monthly online poetry discussion group led by local poet Lloyd Schwartz. Lloyd choose a poem for the group to read and then leads the discussion. The poem "Ave Maria" by Frank O'Hara is the poem for our May discussion.  <br></p><p></p><p>Registration is required and the link to join is sent out the day before the event.  Follow the link below to register.</p><p><a href="https://maldenpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/lets-talk-about-a-poem-with-lloyd-schwartz-9/">Let's Talk About A Poem May </a><br></p><p></p><p>This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.</p><p></p><p>Please email Marita if you have questions.  <a href="mailto:mcoombs@maldenpubliclibrary.org" target="_blank">mcoombs@maldenpubliclibrary.org</a></p>
  • Planting for Pollinators Workshop
    When: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    Where: Maccario Room
    Do you want to try planting native plants to support our local ecosystems? Not sure where to start? This lecture will bring you through the ins and outs of planting a pollinator-friendly garden or meadow, and some best practices for the most eco-friendly garden possible. North Shore native plant gardener Cheryl Rafuse will tell you all about the bees and butterflies, flowers and shrubs, and the easiest ways to start incorporating keystone species into your gardens. First 30 attendees with receive a packet of Black Eyed Susan seeds! (One packet per household.)
    No registration required.
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  • YA Book Club (Grades 6+)
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Local History Hours
    When: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
  • Author Talk Malden: Susan Miyo Asai
    When: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
    Where: Maccario Room
    Join us for an author talk with Susan Miyo Asai about her book, <em><i>Sounding Our Way Home: Japanese American Musicking and the Politics of Identity</i></em>. A product of twenty-five years of archival and primary research, <em><i>Sounding Our Way Home</i></em> narrates the efforts of three generations of Japanese Americans to reach "home" through musicking. Light refreshments will be served.
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  • Song & Rhyme Time
    When: 10:00 am- 10:45 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    This program features songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.
  • Friends of Malden Public Library
    When: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
    Where: Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
    The public is invited to join the Friends of the Malden Public Library for meetings and fund-raising events.
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  • 50 + Job Seekers Program
    When: 9:30 am- 11:30 am
    Join this free online networking group for 50+ Job Seekers.  This program meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:30 -11:30am.  Registration is required.  
    https://bit.ly/202450PlusJobs

    Please contact Marita if you need help registering. mcoombs@maldenpubliclibrary.org

     The library can provide a laptop and quiet space for participants.
  • ESL/English Language Learners Conversation
    When: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    Where: Program Room
    Join us every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm for English Conversation for ESL/English Language Learners in person in the Program Room (2nd Floor) of the Malden Public Library. No registration required.<br><br><u></u><u></u><u></u>
  • Local History
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Converse Galleries - Open Gallery Hours
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Call for reservation, limit 10 per tour
  • LEGO Club
    When: 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm
    Where: MPL Program Room
    Appropriate for ages 5-11.
    Children can build whatever they'd like with the library's LEGO bricks. Final creations will be put on display.
  • (Canceled) Chess for Kids
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Where: Program Room, Malden Public Library
    Children in grades K-5 who would like to learn how to play chess or improve their beginner game are invited to the Program Room at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for this weekly Chess for Kids instruction program.
  • Haitian Culture Night:
    When: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
    Where: Maccario Room
    <p>Please join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2024: 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library for our first <b>Haitian Culture Night</b> filled with Haitian art, poetry, music, language, and food.</p><p>Our featured guests include Haitian artists, Professor Joel Renfort and Martine Renfort, the poet Eudrelle G. Alexis Saint-Amand, Dean of Community, Culture and Equity, Malden Catholic and emcee for the night, Erga Pierrette, and a very special performance by Haitian singer and international performer, ADA.</p><p>Professor Joel Renfort, State University of Haiti (UEH) and Martine Renfort will talk about their artwork from Realism to Surrealism and about their Caribbean Artists Group, MAKÒS Art. In addition to their canvas paintings, the Renforts also paint on clothing (shirts, t-shirts, hats, etc.), on bottles, on bags, and wood. Joel and Martine Renfort will be exhibiting some of their artwork inside the main reading room of the Library during the month of May.</p><p>Poet and Malden Catholic student, Eudrelle G. Alexis Saint-Amand, will read her original poetry in Haitian-Creole and English. Eudrelle describes herself as a polyglot who is fluent in four languages and understands five languages. She started writing poetry when she was in the third grade. Her poetry is powerful and not to be missed.</p><p>Erga Pierrette (MSW, LCSW) is the Dean of Community, Culture and Equity at Malden Catholic and will read a piece about Haitian culture and emcee the event. Erga is well-known in the Malden community for her dedication to social justice issues and community organizing.</p><p>ADA (ADA Ayiti) was born in Paris, France to Haitian parents and has performed throughout Haiti, Miami, and the world. She sings in French, Haitian-Creole, and English and will be performing some of her favorite songs. Her performance is not to be missed.</p><p>On Haitian Culture Night we will have some samples of popular Haitian foods and you can start  learning Haitian-Creole with one of our language apps. Also, you can check out some books in Haitian-Creole for kids and adults and learn a little bit about Haiti and the country’s interesting historical connection to Malden, Massachusetts.</p><p>This event is generously sponsored by the Friends Of The Malden Public Library. Thank you Friends! Everyone is welcome to join us at this all-ages event. We look forward to seeing you there!</p>
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  • Preschool Storytime
    When: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft for children, ages 3 and up. Drop-in (no sign up required). Regular attendance is encouraged.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate preschool groups for the craft portion of this program.
  • Tech Help Drop-In
    When: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
    Where: Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
    Assistance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your device, logins, and passwords.
  • Book Bunch - Kids book club
    When: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
    Where: MPL Program Room
    A monthly book club for kids in grades 2 and 3.An informal book discussion, with snacks and an activity.SIgn up at the children's room desk. Regular attendance is encouraged.Pick up the book from the children's room desk two weeks before the club meeting.
  • Malden Writer's Group
    When: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • Arabic Stories & Songs
    When: 11:00 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Iqraa Program - Arabic Stories & Songs for young children and their caregivers. No registration necessary.
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  • Song & Rhyme Time
    When: 10:00 am- 10:45 am
    This program features songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.
  • Special Tour : Honoring the Legacy of Frank Stella
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Saturday May 18th at 2pm, Library Director Dora St. Martin will offer a special tour of the Converse Galleries for International Museum Day. This year is especially significant because of the sad passing of Frank Stella, a former Maldonian and inovative artist. In honor of his contributions to art and to our Galleries the tour will focus on his work and its influences. . Stella was born and raised in Malden and the library has been fortunate to acquire several of his pieces. Please join us for this very special memorial tour honoring the legacy of this our very own Frank Stella.
  • Converse Art Galleries - Open Hours
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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  • Song & Rhyme Time
    When: 10:00 am- 10:45 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    This program features songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.
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  • Malden Office of Housing Stability
    When: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
    Free Legal Assistance. Meet with an attorney to discuss housing concerns, eviction, financial assistance, affordable housing, etc. Call 781-322-9119 ext. 146 or email <a href="mailto:housingstability@cityofmalden.org"><u>housingstability@cityofmalden.org</u></a> with questions.
  • ESL/English Language Learners Conversation
    When: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    Where: Program Room
    Join us every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm for English Conversation for ESL/English Language Learners in person in the Program Room (2nd Floor) of the Malden Public Library. No registration required.<br><br><u></u><u></u><u></u>
  • Local History
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Converse Galleries - Open Gallery Hours
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Call for reservation, limit 10 per tour
  • Kandinsky Circle Art
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Where: MPL Program Room
    Using markers and canvas boards, participants will create their own colorful versions of Kandinsky's concentric circles painting. Appropriate for ages 7-11.
  • (canceled) Chess for Kids
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Where: Program Room, Malden Public Library
    Children in grades K-5 who would like to learn how to play chess or improve their beginner game are invited to the Program Room at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for this weekly Chess for Kids instruction program.
  • Malden Reads: Storytelling Through Books and Dance
    When: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
    Where: 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
    <span dir="auto">Please join us Wednesday, May 22nd at the library for a very special presentation from Abilities Dance Boston. <br>We will start at 7:00 PM with light snacks and viewing Monkeyhouse short films. At 7:30 PM we'll have a discussion and video presentation led by Abilities Dance Boston on their “Banned Books Ballet” featuring dancers with disabilities. <br><br>Welcome remarks from Cassandre Charles from Monkeyhouse <br>Discussion led by Ellice Patterson of Abilities Dance Boston<br><br>All are welcome, please join us!</span>
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  • Preschool Storytime
    When: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft for children, ages 3 and up. Drop-in (no sign up required). Regular attendance is encouraged.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate preschool groups for the craft portion of this program.
  • Tech Help Drop-In
    When: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
    Where: Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
    Assistance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your device, logins, and passwords.
  • YA Craft: Mini Painting
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm
  • May Book Discussion
    When: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
    <p>Our monthly book discussion usually meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7pm.  Everyone is welcome and registration is encouraged.  </p><p>The title for May is <strong><b>Olga Dies Dreaming</b></strong> by Xochitl Gonzalez.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk, and on Libby.  </p><p>To register : <a href="https://maldenpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/may-book-discussion/">May Book Discussion</a></p>
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  • Arabic Stories & Songs
    When: 11:00 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Iqraa Program - Arabic Stories & Songs for young children and their caregivers. No registration necessary.
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  • Craft Time with Panda
    When: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Join Panda for craft time. Recommended for 3-5+
  • Rockabye Beats with Shon Gordon
    When: 11:00 am- 11:45 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Sing, dance, and get a little loco! <a href="https://www.rockabyebeats.com/&quot; target="_blank"><u>Rockabye Beats</u></a> is more than just an entertaining music program for young children—it’s a place where friends are made and families grow closer by creating music together! Join us for some musical fun as Berklee-graduate Shon Gordon plays his guitar while subliminally teaching basic Spanish vocabulary. Appropriate for ages 2-6+.<br><br>This program, presented in coordination with the North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network, is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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  • Song & Rhyme Time
    When: 10:00 am- 10:45 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    This program features songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.
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  • ESL/English Language Learners Conversation
    When: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    Where: Program Room
    Join us every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm for English Conversation for ESL/English Language Learners in person in the Program Room (2nd Floor) of the Malden Public Library. No registration required.<br><br><u></u><u></u><u></u>
  • Converse Galleries - Open Gallery Hours
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Call for reservation, limit 10 per tour
  • Local History
    When: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Chess for Kids
    When: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Where: Program Room, Malden Public Library
    Children in grades K-5 who would like to learn how to play chess or improve their beginner game are invited to the Program Room at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for this weekly Chess for Kids instruction program.
  • Movie Night: 6:00-8:30pm
    When: 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm
    Where: Maccario Room
    <span dir="auto"><br><div dir="auto">Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing the new musical version of the film based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, <b><i>The Color Purple</i></b>. The film stars Fantasia, Taraji P. Henson, and Danielle Brooks and was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.<div dir="auto"> <br><div dir="auto">“A decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman’s journey to freedom. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds remarkable strength <span><a></a></span>and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.” Rated PG-13 (141 min.) (2023)<div dir="auto"> <br><div dir="auto">Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.</span>
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  • Puppet Story Time: Through Me to You Puppetry
    When: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    <p>Most appropriate for children ages 3-5.</p><p>Join Leigh, Newton, and the rest of the <a href="https://www.throughmetoyou.com/programs">Through Me to You Puppetry</a> gang for 30 minutes of stories and songs performed by the puppets, followed by (up to) 30 minutes of Puppet Free Play.  </p><p>The stories & songs are interactive, allowing the kids to engage both their minds and bodies during the show.  </p><p>Funded by the Friends of the Malden Public Library</p>
  • Tech Help Drop-In
    When: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
    Where: Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
    Assistance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your device, logins, and passwords.
  • Malden Writer's Group
    When: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • Arabic Stories & Songs
    When: 11:00 am- 11:30 am
    Where: MPL Children's Room
    Iqraa Program - Arabic Stories & Songs for young children and their caregivers. No registration necessary.