Free Workshop For Seniors & Caregivers

Did you know that Mystic Valley Elder Services offers many free or low-cost services to seniors (60+) in Malden, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop?  Please join us at the Malden Public Library on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00am for a free informational workshop with MVES.

With a focus on healthy aging, some of the topics included in the workshop are: Meals on Wheels, nutrition, transportation, money management, home care, caregiver support, LGBT seniors, adults living with disabilities, MassHealth & Medicare for seniors, and information about Alzheimer’s support groups.  MVES also provides accessible services to speakers of over 13 languages, including Spanish, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Haitian-Creole, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Free and open to the public and accessible.  Space is limited to 50.  For more information, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218.


Movie Night: Wed., Oct. 25th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the screenplay Get Out by Jordan Peele. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams. Bradley Whitford, and Catherine Keener.  The film is directed by Jordan Peele.

A young black man (Kaluuya) meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister as the polite ambiance fades into a nightmare.

The Root writes, “[the film] is a refreshing, creepy, stress-filled thriller unafraid to comment on race,” and Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 99% approval rating. writes, “[it] feels fresh and sharp in a way that studio horror movies almost never do.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated R (104 min.)


Library Closed Monday, October 9, 2017

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 9th in honor of Columbus Day. The Library will open again on Tuesday, October 10th at 9 a.m. No materials will be due on Monday the 9th.

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, Oct. 11th

Grab your dice, cards and meeples because its time for another Board Game Night for Adults hosted at the Malden Public Library. Join us this coming Wednesday,  October 11th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM as we play games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Dominion and more in the Library’s game collection.
If you’d like to bring your own games as well, feel free, though keep in mind that you only have two hours. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

YA Craft Time – Perler Beads October 12th

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to take part in our popular Perler Bead Craft Programs on Thursday, October 12th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the program room of the library.

Come and design your own art, jewelry, or collectible figure made entirely out of small fused beads. All the materials are provided, but feel free to look of your own designs online beforehand, and we will have some printed out here as well.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon – October 26th

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to the YA Movie Afternoon on Thursday, October, 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room.

Drinks and Snacks will be provided, as we watch one of the biggest Comic Book Films of the year from Marvel Studios. Watch as Spider-Man faces off against The Vulture under the tutelage of Iron Man.

BOOK SALE—Oct. 27th & 28th

The Friends of the Malden Public Library is holding their annual Book Sale on Friday, October 27th from 6–9 pm (Friends members only night) and Saturday, October 28th from 10 am—4 pm (open to the general public). We have a LARGE collection of fiction, non-fiction, world language books, children’s and teen titles, and lots of undiscovered gems.

The Friends of the Malden Public Library is a non-profit group dedicated to raising money to fund programs and buy items for the Malden Public Library. Through the book sale and other fund-raising activities, the Friends purchase the museum passes, fund our wifi, buy computers, and a list of other things too numerous to list. It is easy to join the Friends—stop by the library and ask for a form. Or come to the book sale on Friday, October 27th and join at the door.

YA Movie Afternoon – September 28th

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to the YA Movie Afternoon on Thursday, September 28th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room. Drinks and Snacks will be provided, as we watch one of the biggest Comic Book Films of the year from Marvel Studios. Join the crew with Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot as they save the Galaxy a second time.

Thursday, October 5th 7-8:30PM 2017-2018 Season Information Session

Are you a local writer?
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?

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative will host their Informational Session on Thursday, October 5th. Here we will go over group expectations, group etiquette, hear first-hand experiences from previous season members, and answer any questions.

At the end of this session interested parties will sign up for the 2017-2018 season. You must attend the Informational Session in order to sign up — the group will then be closed to additional members until the 2018-2019 season. The group meets the first and third Thursday evenings at 7pm, October-May.

Contact the Facilitator, Evangeline Vickery, by email at or call the library at 781-324-0218 with any questions.

Paying for Assisted Living: A Presentation for Seniors and Their Caregivers

September 14th • 6:00 – 7:30 pm ~ Malden Public Library

Families researching senior living options are often under pressure and time constraint and it can be difficult to weigh the value of one program or community over another under those conditions. With a better understanding of the structure and terminology of the assisted living industry, guests will be armed with clear and useful information that can aid in making an educated decision that will ultimately improve quality of life for themselves or their loved ones.

We will discuss commonly asked questions such as:

  • What is included in my monthly rent?
  • What’s the difference between a tiered and all inclusive pricing structure?
  • Who chooses assisted living?

Join us for light refreshments along with our presentation. Q&A will follow.

Please RSVP to or call 781.333.8903

Sponsored by Forestdale Park Assisted Living & Compass Memory Support