Converse LEGO Club



Teens in the 5th Grade and up can come and enjoy our Summer Converse LEGO club. The first meeting will be Thursday, July 9th from 3-5 pm. The club meeting will be located in our Program Room on the 2nd floor of the library. Bring your imagination and build something extraordinary!

Summer Fun – Jewelry Making — Bracelet


Monday, July 27th from 6-8:30 pm.

Learn to make your own elegant bracelet with Cathy Bartlett, a member of our children’s room staff. Through this fun class, Cathy will guide you through the whole process from start to finish of how to make simple but beautiful pieces of jewelry that you can wear with pride.

Malden Public Library is happy to provide all supplies free of charge

Space limited. Registration required at Information Desk (781-324-0218)


Summer fun – Hair Braiding


Tuesday, August 4th, 6 – 8:30 pm

If you are looking for a fun night out, come join licensed hair stylist Brittany Judkins for a hair braiding class.  Brittany will teach different styles of braids and show tips on how you can improve your techniques.

Just bring a partner.  Elastics, ribbons, bows, and all supplies are provided by the Malden Public Library free of charge.

Space limited.  Registration required at Information Desk (781) 324-0218.

Craft Time, Ages 6-11


On Monday, July 6th, 13, and 20th, the Malden Public Library will offer children ages 6-11 a craft time from 3-4 pm. in our Program Room across from the Children’s Room. Our talented Children’s Room staff have fun and interesting projects in mind!

Craft Time, ages 3-6

childrens crafts

The Malden Public Library will again hold a weekly Craft Time for children ages 3-6 on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 in our Program Room opposite the Children’s Room. Each week a simple craft will be offered.

Teen Summer Movie


Young Adults in the 6th grade and up are welcome to join us on Thursday, July 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room to watch a film based on a Marvel Comic Book called “Big Hero Six“.  The story involves protagonist Hiro and his behemoth friend Baymax as they team up to stop villains and rogues in Japan, alongside his super-powered friends. The animated feature film has won many awards, including an Oscar for best animated feature.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Door prizes include Marvel comics provided by “New England Comics” here in Malden, with funding from Preotle, Lane & Associates LTD.



Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off Party



Young AdultFree-Shipping-10pcs-lot-Loose-font-b-Opal-b-font-Beads-Multicolor-For-DIY-craft-Jewelrys in the 6th Grade and up can join us in the Maccario Room on Tuesday, June 30th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM as we start our Summer Reading Program off with a big party! We will have crafts, board games, video games (including our new wii U), snacks and refreshments.



B009AGXH64hardwareCome hang out, sign-up for Summer Reading and pick up your free Swag Bag full of comics, Summer Reading gifts, and information about our many upcoming programs. This program is provided through the generosity of Preotle, Lane & Associates

Welcome to Our New Website


The Malden Public Library welcomes you to our new website. We think you will enjoy the improvements we have made. All of the content from the previous site has been included, plus much more. This new site is much more versatile and automatically adapts its format to any computer, tablet or mobile device to give you the best user experience. The design is cleaner and easier to read while being more colorful and visual at the same time. A few parts of the new site are still under construction, but this will not interfere with your use.

Some highlights of the new site include:

  • The new web site uses responsive design, making it easier to view on all your media devices, from desktop computer to mobile phone
  • Website can be viewed in many different languages via the Translate pull-down in at the upper right of the Home page
  • Easy search box for the catalog, hours, events, and more
  • New children’s and teen pages
  • New pages for Converse Memorial Building and Local History Resources

Check out the special “find” icon for searching within either the catalog and the website.

Hear Ye! Reading of Malden Declaration on July 3


Please join Mayor Gary Christenson for the commencement of a new Malden tradition to kick off the City’s July 4th festivities.  The reading of the May 27, 1776 document that contains the “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” will be read on the lawn of the Malden Public Library on Friday, July 3rd at 6:00 PM rain or shine. Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the reenactment. The document was recently rediscovered when the Mayor was searching for a historic Malden relic to display at the State House.  William Fowler, a former Malden resident and distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University will be an invited special guest. Mr. Fowler is a published author on American History and wrote an article published in the Boston Globe on July 4th, 2001 titled “For the Real Birthplace of the Revolution, Look to Malden.”  This document is credited as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence written in July of 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared their independence from England.


Summer Fun—Crochet

crochet booties

Join us on Tuesday, July 7th from 6-8:30 pm. and create pair of baby booties! Fiber artist Terese Brennan will assist you in creating a pair of baby booties that we will donate to a local hospital. All are welcome, whether you’ve been crocheting for years or never picked up a hook.

Malden Public Library is happy to provide all supplies free of charge. You may bring your own hook if you prefer. We will use size 4 mm (US G/6).

By the end of the night you will go home with the pattern for the booties as well as the start of a new passion!

Space is limited, so please call the Library at 781.324.0218 or drop in to sign up.