YA Movie Afternoon December 17th


Death-Star-starcopiaJoin us on Thursday December 17th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we travel to a galaxy far, far away for our appropriately timed YA Movie Afternoon.

This is the original film in Director George Lucas’ amazing star-bound trilogy, where we meet Luke Skywalker, a new hope in the war against the evil Darth Vader and the star wars inciting Empire.

This film recently turned 37 years old and is still as fun and imaginative a movie as anything that came before and after it. A sequel trilogy is planned and the first film “The Force Awakens” comes out this month. See the classic film before you experience the new story.

We will show this film in the Maccario Room, snacks and drinks will be provided. This event is for Teens and Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Gradexwing_big


Young Adult Winter Party December 10th


winter--pine-tree--tinsel--decorations_31859Teens and Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade please join us as we relax in the Maccario Room on Thursday December 10th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

We will have board games, video games, and arts & crafts, as well as a variety of snacks and drinks. Enjoy spending time with friends before the Winter break at the Malden Public Library.

An Evening with Local Authors: Wednesday, December 2

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Join us on Wednesday, December 2, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. as three local authors talk about their books. Refreshments will be offered, and attendees will have an opportunity to purchase signed copies of the books at the end of the program.

Lettie Lawman, author of My Name Is Ciji
This short novel for preteens is about three friends who delve into the world of a fourth friend because of the suspicious way he behaved. As the novel progresses, insight is gained into Ciji’s life as well as that of his family and village and how they all got to where they are. Lettie Lawman is an avid storyteller, having taught preteens for many years. She currently works as a registered nurse and spends most of her free time telling stories to her children.

Kim Walsh-Solio, author of “What’s the Matter with Andrew
This picture book shows what the world is like for Andrew and is designed to make the reader more compassionate and understanding of children with autism. Families who have a child with autism will also gain comfort in knowing that they are not alone. Kim Walsh-Solio lives in Malden with her son, Andrew.

Lou DeLena, author of ParenTrapped: A Guide for the Sandwiched Generation
This heartfelt and humorous look into the world of parental caregiving provides insight into dealing with elderly parents and their needs and offers valuable information about services for seniors and caregivers. Lou DeLena works for the Commonwealth of Mass. and lives with his wife in Malden and coastal Maine.

Thanksgiving Day Closing


The Library will  close at 6 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. It will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27th. Wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Parade Arts & Crafts

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Join us on Saturday, November 21 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for a children’s holiday craft program.  Make your own Santa beard or Arctic animal mask (polar bear, reindeer, walrus) to wear and join the group “Let It Show: Santas Against Global Warming” in Malden’s annual Parade of Holiday Traditions from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,  Nov. 28.  Children, please bring an adult to assist you with the workshop.  Program is presented by local artists Greg Cook and Kari Percival.

Uniforms: Dressing the Part


Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 10th from 6–8 pm for the opening reception of a fascinating exhibition of uniforms from the collection of the Malden Historical Society. This will make you think again about what qualifies as a “uniform.” The reception will be held in the Library’s Lower Art Gallery.

Give a Gift That Gives Back


Support the Malden Public Library—Art Notecards—$15/box

Each box of note cards comes with an assortment of 12 cards (and envelopes) featuring favorite art works from the Converse Art Galleries. Remember, your purchase helps to support the educational programs and collections of the Malden Public Library.


Food Drive for the Salvation Army


Bring a little cheer to a struggling family.  Library patrons can contribute to the Salvation Army’s work in Malden to make the holiday season festive for others. Lend a hand in creating a memorable Thanksgiving for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate.

These items will be gladly accepted:
♦    stuffing
♦    dry gravy
♦    mashed potatoes
♦    canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
♦    apple sauce
♦    cranberry sauce
♦    peanut butter
Food for ethnic groups in the vicinity is welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry.

The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk. The food drive will continue after Thanksgiving to gather donations for Christmas meals.



Storytime Fun

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Storytime Fun is a special drop-in storytime that is offered on alternating Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (Check the online library events calendar to be sure.) This program features several picture books (with a few songs and rhymes) and is recommended for children ages 3-5.