Book Sale! This Weekend!


The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold their annual Book Sale this weekend, October 28th and 29th.

The preview sale will start on Friday evening, October 28th from 6–9 p.m. for Friends of the Malden Public Library only. On Saturday, October 29th the sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. in the book sale room in the Library’s basement.

Children’s books are $.25 or 5 for $1.00
Young adult and adult books:
paperbacks $.50
hardcovers $1.00

If you are interested in attending on Friday evening, it’s easy to become a Friend. Membership forms are available at the Library and will be available on the evening of the Preview. And view our YouTube video.

Early Voting in Malden


Learn everything you need to know about early voting here in Malden and enjoy a laugh with the Mayor in this City of Malden video.

Young Adult Halloween Party


halloween-02Before we set out to trick or treat lets celebrate at the Malden Public Library. Young Adults in 6th through 12th grade are invited on Thursday, October 27th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Maccario Room to relax, play games and enjoy the afternoon.

There will be wiiU games, board games, drinks, snacks and pizza.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon


Young Adults in the 6th through the 12th grade are invited to join us on October 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room for our Feature Presentation of the live-action film based on the blockbuster game series “Warcraft”.

Watch as the Orcs and Humans fight in a war that neither wants for dominance in the lands of Azeroth. Starring Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper, and directed by Duncan Joneswow


Traditional Chinese Arts & Crafts


Join us on Tuesday, October 18th from 3-4:30 to create beautiful Chinese art & craft items. All materials and instruction will be provided by the Chinese Culture Connection and all are welcome!

Movie Night: Wed., October 26, 2016: 6:00-8:00pm


Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing the 2016 remake of the film, Ghostbusters.  The movie stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wigg, and Chris Hemsworth.

After a ghost invasion in Manhattan, a Columbia physicist professor, Erin Gilbert (Wigg) meets up with her former friend, Abby Yates (McCarthy), and an eccentric engineer, Jillian Holtzmann (McKinnon).  With an “army of ghosts” invading the city, the three women become ghostbusters.  When the ghostbusters meet Patty Tolan (Jones), they help her try to capture a ghost on the NYC subway as ghosts run loose all throughout Manhattan.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune says of the movie, “It’s a fun, true-blue, update of a classic,” and Rolling Stone writes that “Kate McKinnon is a spontaneous eruption of hellfire hilarity.”

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 PG-13 (117 min.)

MPL Gifted Microfilm Reader


Malden Public Library was so pleased to be given a gift of a new microfilm reader for our local history room by the Piccolo Family Charitable Foundation. The Scanpro 3000 will enable users to produce digital output in multiple forms including pdf, digital word search, resident internet links, and enhanced digital imaging of degraded text and photos. This equipment can currently be found in the best research libraries and universities.

The donation from the Piccolo Family Charitable Foundation was presented to Library Director Dora St. Martin and Library Board of Trustees President John Tramondozzi by C. Henry Kezer, President of the Foundation and Laura Hodgin, Treasurer. The Mary F. Piccolo Foundation was created for the purpose of supporting educational and scholastic enterprises of Malden, Melrose and surrounding communities. The Library and the Malden community thank the Foundation for their generous support.

For more information, please read the article on the City of Malden website.

Photo by City of Malden.

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, October 12th


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 12th 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. AdultGameNight

Join the Malden Writers’ Collaborative


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?

Then please join The Malden Writers’ Collaborative for their Informational Session on Thursday, October 6th at the Malden Public Library beginning promptly at 7:00 PM. Here we will talk about group expectations, group etiquette, and hear first hand experiences from past members. Interested parties will sign up for the 2016-2017 season at the end of this session. The group will then be closed to additional members until the 2017-2018 season.

Please contact the facilitator, Evangeline Vickery, with any questions at