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"Virtual" Author Visit with Yangsook Choi Author of "The Name Jar"
"Virtual" Author Visit with Yangsook Choi
Saturday, April 14, 3 - 4pm at the Malden Public Library
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi is one of this year’s Malden Reads companion book selections for children. It tells the story of Unhei, a Korean girl who moves to the United States with her family. She wants to choose an American name and her classmates help her by suggesting names and putting them in a jar. The story explores the conflict of maintaining one’s cultural identity when assimilating to life in a new country.
On Saturday, April 14, Children will be able to see and talk with the author/illustrator of The Name Jar, Yangsook Choi, via Skype. (Skype is a special voice/video-over-Internet service.) Choi will talk about her writing, her immigrant experiences and how the The Name Jar came to be. She will also talk about her illustrating process and give a drawing demonstration. Children are encouraged to ask questions. This event is most appropriate for ages 6-10.
More About Malden Public Library
The Malden Public Library is located across the street from Malden High School. The library has been in operation since 1879 and provides a large numbers of books, magazines, reference and historical materials. The Local History Collection, Historical Society Collection and art galleries can be found to the left when entering the building.
The main part of the library is located to the right when you enter the building. The Main Level has new books, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, DVDs, CDs and some non-fiction. The Lower Level has more non-fiction titles as well as foreign language books. The Upper Level has mystery books, a quiet study room, children's room, children's program room and hosts the administrative and general offices.
The Malden Public Library is part of the Metro Boston Library Network so your card is good at all participating libraries. You can even request books available at other libraries to be delivered to the Malden library.
The library offers Internet and word processing on its computers and it holds book discussion books from time to time. Check the bulletin board for upcoming events or surf the Web site.
Other events here
- ESL Conversation Weekly on Wednesdays, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
- Chinese Heroes of the American Civil War Thu, May 23, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Tour the Malden Public Library Art Galleries September 11, 2012 / October 9, 2012 / November 13, 2012 / December 11, 2012 / January 8, 2013 / February 12, 2013 / March 12, 2013 / April 9, 2013 / May 14, 2013 / June 11, 2013, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm