MALDEN READS

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Events

Malden Reads is pleased to offer a range of events and activities  for all ages that give opportunities for community members to meet each other and engage with the themes of this year’s book selections.  Below is our current list of confirmed events. Check back in often as we add new events and additional details for each event. (A check mark denotes that the event has passed.)

Upcoming

Skype Event with Lisa See
Tuesday, April 23, 6:45pm, Malden Public Library
Join us for a special opportunity to meet Lisa See, the author of this year’s book selection, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” via Skype! Our new friends from MEM Tea will be serving up some tea! Light refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm, and the Skype will begin at 7:15 pm.

Darrna
Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-9pm, 12 Pleasant St. Malden
Darrna features tasty and authentic Mediterranean fare in a cozy environment. Dinner will be served buffet style and will accommodate most special diets. Please do NOT call the restaurant to make your reservation. Use THIS LINK for more information and to reserve your seat. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot SOON (and by Monday, April 22 at the latest.)

Beyond Fortune Cookies: Reflections on the Asian-American Experience
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30pm, Beebe School, Malden
Join featured panelists for a discussion of Asian-American stereotypes and personal stories from Asian-Americans. Led by youth under the direction of GMAACC (Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition) and co-sponsored by Malden C.O.R.E. (Committee Organizing for Racial Equity).

2019 Season – List of Events

√ A Chinese New Year Opening Celebration
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 1:00pm-5:00pm, at Malden High School
For complete details, click here

Pu’erh Tea Tasting at MEM Tea
Wednesday, February 6, 6:30 – 7:30pm
MEM Tea, Davis Square, Somerville
Join with others and have a taste of Pu’erh, the kind of tea featured in The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Click here for more details.

 

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

√ Discussion at the Dockside
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00pm, Dockside Restaurant, 229 Center St. Malden
Come discuss “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” led by Malden Reads co-facilitator Anne D’Urso-Rose. Pizza & soft drinks will be served.

√ Mayor’s Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30pm, Malden Public Library
Come discuss “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson.

√ First Parish Book Discussion
Sunday, March 24, Noon, First Parish of Malden, 2 Elm St.
All are welcome to a book discussion of “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” at First Parish of Malden, Unitarian Universalist led by Rev. Otto O’Connor. The discussion will follow the worship service and coffee hour. Come for all of it or just the discussion!

COMMUNITY DINNERS
Explore new cuisines and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Diners will be seated with a group of community members and discussion of themes from this year’s book selection will be facilitated. Although it is encouraged, you do NOT need to have read the book to attend these dinners. Discussion prompts will be provided. Dinners are $20 and do not include beverages, tax, and tip. You must make reservations through the restaurant in advance and make sure to let them know you are with the Malden Reads dinner.

√ Infused Kreyol
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00-9pm, 423 Main St. Malden
A fusion of Haitian, Latin, and Caribbean dishes. See website for more information about this exciting new restaurant in Malden. The Malden Reads event will be a multi-course dinner served family style so guests can sample three of their most popular entrees. One of the options served will be vegetarian. Call 781-388-0938 after 5 pm(closed Mondays). Be sure to specify you’re with the Malden Reads dinner. Please make your reservation by the end of the day on Sunday, March 3.

Darrna
Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-9pm, 12 Pleasant St. Malden
Darrna features tasty and authentic Mediterranean fare in a cozy environment. Dinner will be served buffet style and will accommodate most special diets. Please do NOT call the restaurant to make your reservation. Use THIS LINK for more information and to reserve your seat. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot SOON (and by Monday, April 22 at the latest.)

SPECIAL DINING EVENT
√ Storytelling at the Sun Kong
Saturday, March 30, 6:30-9:30pm, 275 Eastern Ave.
A special night of dinner and community storytelling at the Sun Kong Restaurant in Malden. Sign up (and pay) in advance for a buffet dinner and an evening of “Stories Only You Can Tell,” personal stories told by community members under the direction of local author/spoken word artist CD Collins. All stories relate in some way to this year’s book selection. Don’t miss this very special event. Click here for more information and to get tickets. This event is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. See story on event here.

 

FILM SCREENINGS

√ The Hate U Give
Wed. February 13, 6pm, Jenkins Auditorium, Malden High School
Last year’s book selection “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas was released as a highly acclaimed film in the fall of 2018. Come attend this screening of the film, sponsored by the Black Culture Club at Malden High School. Students will lead a discussion after the film. Malden Reads will have a table selling books.

√ King of Masks
Wednesday, March 6 at the Malden Public Library
Roger Ebert calls this 1996 narrative film a “hidden gem” and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 89% rating. Come enjoy this film with other Malden Reads enthusiasts and take part in a discussion following the film. Co-sponsored by the Chinese Culture Connection.

√ The Chinese Exclusion Act – Citizens Lyceum & Film Screening
Tues., March 26, 6:30 – 8pm, Malden Public Library
A lyceum with a partial screening of the NPR documentary, “The Chinese Exclusion Act” led by Roger Desrosiers. This event is co-sponsored by the Malden Public Library, American Association of Arab Women, Malden C.O.R.E. (Committee Organizing for Racial Equity), and the Chinese Culture Connection.

Family Movie Night
√ “Kung Fu Panda”
Wednesday, March 27 at the Ferryway School
Children and their families are invited to a screening of the popular film “Kung Fu Panda” at the Ferryway School. There will be snack and a craft activity from 6:00 – 6:30, followed by the film screening at 6:30.

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

√ Malden Reads Night at Boda Borg
Wednesday, March 13, 4–8 pm, 90 Pleasant St.
Join with other Malden Reads participants ages 7 and up for two hours of questing with free admission to Boda Borg! There will be family-friendly activities available in the main gathering room from 4–8 pm. Details on how to get tickets and register for a time slot will be available soon.

√ Worship Service at First Parish
Sunday, March 24, 10:30 am, First Parish Church, 2 Elm St.
Join Revered Otto O’Connor and the members of First Parish of Malden, a Unitarian Universalist church, for an interfaith worship service that is centered around the themes of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.” If you’d like, stay for coffee hour following the service and a book discussion at noon.

Skype Event with Lisa See
Tuesday, April 23, 6:45pm, Malden Public Library
Join us for a special opportunity to meet Lisa See, the author of this year’s book selection, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” via Skype! Our new friends from MEM Tea will be serving up some tea! Light refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm, and the Skype will begin at 7:15 pm

Beyond Fortune Cookies: Reflections on the Asian-American Experience
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30pm, Beebe School, Malden
Join featured panelists for a discussion of Asian-American stereotypes and personal stories from Asian-Americans. Led by youth under the direction of GMAACC (Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition) and co-sponsored by Malden C.O.R.E. (Committee Organizing for Racial Equity).

Sunset, Storytelling, and Stargazing on Waitt’s Mount
Date & time TBA
Held in collaboration with Ward 4 City Councillor Ryan O’Malley, join us at Waitt’s Mount Park, the highest point in Malden for sunset, storytelling, and an evening gazing at the stars, with the help of local astronomy clubs as guides. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

… check back often for additional events and more details on events listed.

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