Blog: Malden

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.

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, September 24th 8PM Informational Session for
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Are you a local writer?
Are you ready to work on a writing project?
Preparing for National Novel Writing Month?
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers?
Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others?
Are you open-minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?

Join the Malden Writers’ Collaborative! The group meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 8-9:30PM. Meetings will be held on Zoom until further notice. Limited to adults 18+.

Email facilitator Chris Hickey at maldenwriters@gmail.com to register for the informational session.

New members must attend this informational session to join for the 2020-2021 season. The group will then be closed until Fall 2021.

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.”