The 27th Mile – Going the Extra Mile to Support the Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, edited by Arlington’s Ray Charbonneau, is an entertaining collection of stories and articles by a stellar group of writers who run. The book extols the spirit that first got runners out on the roads to run, that bring them to Boston on a spring day, and that will bring them back every year.
Ray and local contributor and marathon volunteer Caryl Haddock will be reading from the book and telling stories from the 2013 race and from the triumphant return in 2014.
All proceeds from sales of The 27th Mile (paperback or ebook) go to The One Fund Boston to help those affected by the marathon bombings. http://www.the27thmile.com
Dora St. Martin, Malden Public Library Director and several-time Boston Marathon runner, will moderate the program.
12th Annual Friends of the Malden Public Library Wine Tasting and Chocolate Buffet – Friday May 9th, 7-10pm
Enjoy a selection of wine and other beverages, food from area restaurants, and a chocolate buffet at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St., Friday May 9th 7-10pm. The event is held in the beautiful art galleries and includes live piano music and a raffle. Tickets ($35) are on sale March 19th at the Library Information Desk (781-324-0218), localwineevents.com and M&M Liquors (Please make checks payable to The Friends of the Malden Public Library.) Order wine and M&M Liquors will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Friends of the Malden Public Library! The library is handicapped-accessible. Last year tickets sold out so buy early! http://friendsofmaldenlibrary.org
The Friends got together and crafted handmade holiday bows made from books! Two kinds – “classic” starburst and “bow tie” styles, lots of colors to choose from. $0.50 (50 cents) each, find them in a basket in the library lobby near the book carts!
The Friends are now registered with eBay Giving Works! This means 1) you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends through PayPal 2) you can sell an item on eBay and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends. See our eBay page for more details: http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/friends-of-the-malden-public-library/64511/
Get a unique gift for someone (yourself?) and support the Friends of the Malden Library at the same time! The Friends Bookmark Project is offering one-of-a-kind bookmarks with original signatures from famous authors: David Baldacci (The Innocent), Paul Theroux (The Great Railway Bazaar), Sue Grafton (“A” is for Alibi), and Yann Martel (Life of Pi).
11 have already sold: Tom Wolfe, Barbara Kingsolver, Audrey Niffenegger, Isabel Allende, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jon Meacham, Jeff Kinney, Eric Carle, Paulo Coelho, William Least Heat-Moon, and Katherine Applegate. All proceeds benefit the Malden Public Library. All bookmarks are listed on eBay
Fall is member recruitment time for the Friends of the Malden Public Library.
Only $10 regular, $5 student or senior, $15 family for one year!
What do you get? A tax deduction, free entrance to the Friday night annual book sale preview (get the best books first!), and the satisfaction of knowing that your membership dollars support vital programs and services at the library! Friends of the Malden Public Library Network for Good Donation Page
Before the book sale
|After the book sale
Thank you to everyone who came and spent their money! We hope you have many hours of good reads!
The Friends of the Malden Public Library’s annual book and bake sale will be Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10-4PM. The Friends-only preview will be Friday, October 25, 2013 from 6-9PM. Books, movies, music, baked goods and more will be for sale. Harcovers $1, paperbacks $0.50, children’s books 5/$1 or $0.25. We have over 40,000 books on all subjects! Call the library at 781-324-0218 if you have any questions. Video promo for last year’s sale.
Stack of books
Shred It! The Friends will again be hosting a paper shredding fundraiser. We hope you can come by. It is on Saturday, August 24th from 9 AM-12 Noon at the Malden DPW yard located at 356 Commercial St. The cost of $5.00 per brown grocery bag filled with paper.