Horizon & The Horns Featured at Summer Live on the Lawn Concert Series on July 27

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The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 27, at 7:00 pm featuring Horizon & the Horns.  

Horizon and the Horns, featuring Malden’s own Ray Novack, are an entertaining and energetic cover band that plays top hits of the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and today, from the Blues Brothers to Lady Gaga. The band has been entertaining people of the greater Boston area since the 70s.  Horizon and the Horns are known to get people off their feet and dancing.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  The Live on the Lawn Series continues on August 3 featuring The Ricardo Monzón Quartet.  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be held inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at

Pokemon Go Party!


For Young Adults in the 3rd – 12th Grade next Thursday July 28th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Macarrio Room. Team Mystic, Valor and even Instinct are invited to take part in a celebration of all things Pokemon as we dig into one of the first and best of the Pokemon films.

Watch as Ash Ketchum struggles to find them all, and be the best Pokemon trainer he can be with the help of his faithful Pikachu. Come get themed snacks and drinks, take landscape-1456483171-pokemon2home a Pokemon souvenir and watch a fun film at the Malden Public Library.

Programs like this are made possible by Preotle, Lane & Associates.




Young Adult Yoga Day – July 26th


online-yogaYoung Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are welcome to join our free Yoga Class in the Macarrio Room on Tuesday, July 26th from 4:00 – 5:15. Feel free to bring your own yoga mats or use the library’s collection.

The program is being given by Yoga instructor Becky Small, and all participants will be required to sign a waiver. Space is limited so if you want to secure your spot call 781-324-4467 to sign-up today.

This program is brought to you by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

New! FREE Comics, Movies & Music!!


We are so happy to now offer 3 new databases with graphic novels (including manga), movies and music, both downloadable and streaming. Comicsplus for Libraries has a wide range of comics and graphic novels for all ages; Instantflix provides free movies for playing through a browser on a wide range of devices, and with Freegal you are able to download 3 items per week (to keep!) and 3 hours of streaming per day.

Each database has a wide catalog of materials for all tastes. And all you need is a Malden library card!

Click Comicsplus, Freegal, or Instantflix to go directly to the databases.

Board Game Night for Adults – Monday, July 18th


Please join us Monday, July 18th 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, Pandemic, Forbidden Island and more! Snacks and Refreshments will be served.


Young Adult Movie Afternoon


a1d70dedb1003d1760ca4726e3c8c356Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited for our Friday Afternoon Movie on Friday, July 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Macarrio Room. There will be snacks and drinks, provided by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

This week’s film is one of the biggest box office draws of 2016 so far, and stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman as they go toe-to-toe in a fight for the ages! In a movie with Batman and Superman fighting, surprisingly though the best part is Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Directed by Zach Snyder, the mind behind DC’s “The Watchmen” and “300” comes another huge Comic Book

Hula Hooping with Pinto Bella Hoops


On Monday, July 25, at 3:00 p.m. Pinto Bella Hoops will lead children (ages 6-11) in a movement arts class featuring hula hoops!

Pinto Bella speaks about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describes the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, gives a brief history of the hula hoop, and tells audiences about her own journey with the hoop. After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves, while Pinto Bella walks around to give one-on-one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, we take some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop!

Advance sign up is required (in person in the Children’s Room or by phone at 781-388-0803).

This free program is funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.

Pumpernickel Puppets–The Frog Prince

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On Tuesday, August 2, at 3:00 p.m., Pumpernickel Puppets will present two entertaining tales–The Frog Prince and The Three Billy Goats Gruff–and demonstrate various puppetry techniques. Recommended for ages 3-9.

This free program will take place in the library’s Maccario Room and is funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.

Young Adult Craft: Perler Beads – July 14th


For Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade, join us Thursday July 14th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM for our Afternoon Craft Time: Perler Beads.

Perler Beads are small colorful blocks that you can arrange into any image you can imagine, that are then fused together with heat. Everyone can make at least one item which can be wall art, a picture frame, a keychain or a magnet.

There will be no sign-up for the program but space is limited on a first come, first served basis.

Young Adult Gaming Party – July 15th


Young Adults is the 5th – 12th grade are invited to relax this Friday in the Macarrio Room from 3:00 – 4:30 PM as we game on. hang our with your friends as you play games, enjoy food, and get ready for the weekend by having a good time.

We will have our wiiU available for play, as well as other video and board games. Foods, snacks, and drinks will be provided and are paid for by Preotle, Lane & Associates.