Malden Reads Kick-off Celebration


Malden Reads will kick-off it’s 2016 community reads event on Friday, February 19th at 6:30 pm at the Malden Public Library.

Enjoy refreshments, cultural exhibits, and community conversation. Learn more about this year’s book selections, take a guided tour of the Library’s historic building, and participate in a special presentation in the Ryder Gallery.

And please enjoy MATV’s PSA for the 2016 selection The Martian.


Reading Roots – Kindergarten Enrichment

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This special series of drop-in enrichment programs is offered specifically for current Malden kindergartners. Program details will be distributed through kindergarten classrooms. For more information, please call the Children’s Room at the library: 781-388-0803.

Kindergarten programs will be offered on the following dates:

Friday, February 19, at 4:00pm

Saturday, March 12, at 3:00pm

Thursday, March 31, at 4:00pm

Saturday, April 9, at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 19, at 3:30 pm

Saturday, May 7, at 3:00 pm

Sparky’s Puppets: Aesop’s Fables


Sparky’s Puppets will perform Aesop’s Fables on Tuesday, February 16, at 3:00 p.m. Children will be thoroughly entertained by the humor and wisdom in these classic tales. Watch a timid mouse rescue a huge lion. Sing along with the grasshopper and the ant. See what happens when a naughty boy cries “Wolf!” too many times. Recommended for ages 3-9. This FREE program is funded by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Young Adult Craft: Duct Tape – Feb. 17th


urlYoung Adults in the 5th through 12th grade join us on Wednesday, February 17th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Program Room for a return to the art and craft of Duct Tape. We will be making wallets, clutch purses, rings, and bracelets – all out of the stickiest tape ever made. Choose from the library’s supplies of dozens of diferent colors and styles of Duct Tape, and create whatever you would like.

No sign-up is required but space is limited on a first come first serve basis.

New Young Adult Books


Stop by the Young Adult section of the library and look for the New Books display. If you can’t find any of these titles below feel free to peruse our other new fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel and manga displays. If you have a new book that you would like to suggest that the Library should purchase, talk to the librarian at either the YA or the Information Desk.




1archie-vs-predator-1-cover. “Archie vs. Predator”

From writer Alex DeCampi and artist Fernando Ruiz comes one of the most unlikeliest comic book crossovers of all time. Read along to see how Archie and his pals survive (or don’t) from one of sci-fi horror’s most legendary hunters of all time – The Predator.




Noragami_Volume_Cover_-_012. “Noragami: Stray God”

Join in the adventure as Yato, an unknown god, travels across our land charging humans for his services. He takes on the wishes of all his would-be devotees as their is no job too big or too small for a god-for-hire.






3. “Truthwitch”Truthwitch1

From the publisher:

“In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.”




attack-on-titan-junior-high-564c0749958564.  “Attack on Titan: Junior High”

For those who loved the hit manga and anime “Attack on Titan” enjoy this comedic and lighter side-series that takes a look at the world in a less-than-serious light. What if all the trainees in the city’s defense had to go to Junior High alongside the brutish Titans?

Young Adult Valentines Day Party


On Thursday. February 11th, from 3:00 – 5:00 in the Maccario Rooms, teens in the 5th-12th grade come by and enjoy our Valentines Day party.

We will have games and crafts as well as food and drinks. Relax and find out about the upcoming programs at the library this Spring.


Board Game Night for Adults – February 10th


AdultGameNightPlease join us Wednesday, February 10th in the Program Room from 6:30-8:30 PM for Board Game Night for Adults.

Bring your own board games, or play with the library’s collection that includes: Settlers of Catan, Ticket To Ride, Dominion, Can’t Stop, Forbidden Island and more! Snacks and Refreshments will be served.

Converse Lego Club, 1st Thursday of Every Month


The Converse LEGO Club for Young Adults in the 4th through 12th grade is returning to the first Thursdays of each month, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Program room. We will have a challenge build for each month, but you can also come and free-build anything you can imagine with the Library’s expanding LEGO collection. Upcoming Dates include:

March 3rd

April 7th

May 5th

Origami—February 10th


The Malden Public Library is pleased to be holding another Origami session on Wednesday, February 10th from 6:30–8:30 in our Maccario Room with James Hollis. We will start with some easy hearts (Valentine’s Day is just around the corner) and then go on to Pegasus. Seating is limited (adults only please), so call 781.324.0218 to reserve your space.