Blog: Malden Public Library

Thursday, January 28th 7-9PM
Free Triple Threat Trivia Online Edition
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We aren’t able to hold our annual Triple Threat Trivia fundraiser this year, but we couldn’t let this year go by without an opportunity to challenge the minds of Malden! Join us on Thursday, January 28th at 7PM to play with old friends or make new ones as you take on fun and family-friendly questions that will surely get you thinking. Sign up here by Monday, January 25th.

If you have questions, please call 781-324-0218 or email Jean at jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org.
This event is sponsored by the Trustees of the Malden Public Library.

Virtual Music Hour for Kids: Saturday, January 16, 2:30pm

This special music program is being presented by the Maud Powell String Institute. Join us on Saturday, January 16, at 2:30pm for an hour of fun and educational activities, learn about the Violin Family instruments, and listen to some cool examples. Violinist Dorisiya Yosifova, a member of the Institute’s string faculty, cannot wait to play violin for you! Recommended for ages 5-10.

This event will take place virtually via Google Meet. Interested participants should email the Children’s Librarian rsmith(at)maldenpubliclibrary.org to receive the Google Meet invitation and to request a cardboard instrument which can be picked up in advance.

“The Maud Powell String Institute is a nonprofit string preparatory program for ages 4-18 which provides affordable, high-quality music education to immigrant and underserved children in Medford, Somerville, Malden and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to promote diversity by fostering a safe and collaborative environment for students to express themselves fully though music while at the same time give the highest quality training at a low cost. MPSI is committed to all our students’ success, regardless of their circumstances, and our focus is on providing each and every student with opportunities to learn and grow. We are here to make a difference!”
The Maud Powell String Institute is currently offering FREE remote lessons for a limited time and is also building a scholarship fund for students in need.

 

Tuesday, Oct 13th 7-8:30PM
Game Night for Adults!

Join Librarians Patrick and Jean to play Jackbox games online!

These games can be played online and all you need to be able to do is have a computer or smart phone and a way to join the Zoom call. The games are about 20 minutes each and skew towards humor and trivia topics.

 

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97825456149

Thursday, August 20th 7-8:30PM 10th Annual Public Reading by The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Watch live on the Malden Public Library’s YouTube Channel
Celebrate writing! Join Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative, for their 10th Annual Public Reading on Thursday, August 20th 7-8:30PM online. The group meets twice a month to workshop each others’ work, share ideas, and practice writing techniques. A link will be posted shortly before the event.

Members of the 2019-2020 season will read original works:

    Jason Rubin – “Little Red Pool of Blood”
    Felicia Ryan – Blue – “Blue is the color of the year”, “Drift Away” and “Trapped in my Yoga Top”
    Rebekah Brooks – Ceaseless Faith
    Jason Kenney – “No Sign of the Morning”
    Heather Angell – an unnamed selection
    Jeff Taylor – poems “Wall Dogs”, “Catfish” and “WAKEY, WAKEY”
    Christopher Hickey – “Fall Guise”

Some content may be inappropriate for children.

Career Workshop: Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview
Thursday, August 6th 7-8:30PM

VIRTUAL Story Time for Adults!
Friday Folk and Fairy Tales at 12:15PM

Join us Friday, June 26th at 12:15pm for the reading of a new fairy tale, “Reeling for the Empire” from Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell. This story is not recommended for children. A link will be posted here for the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the event.

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~ Neil Gaiman* Coraline

The pandemic has presented us with new challenges and exacerbated old ones. Folk and fairy tales do not merely entertain us, but teach and remind us that we can conquer whatever we face and help quell our fears and anxieties. As we are faced with new obstacles we also need new fairy tales. On these summer Fridays, we will be sharing a combination of old and new folk and fairy tales to aid our community in overcoming the challenges we face today.

*Paraphrasing of G.K. Chesterton’s Red Angel: “Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.”