Chinese New Year Craft Time


On Saturday, January 21, children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Children’s Room, between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., for a craft activity in celebration of the Year of the Rooster, which begins January 28.

Song & Rhyme Time (drop in)


This early literacy program for young children (6 months to 4+ years) features songs, nursery rhymes, and a short picture book and takes place every Tuesday morning, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m in the Children’s Room. No registration required. Just come on by!

Movie Night: Wed., Jan. 25th: 6:00-7:45pm

Deepwater Horizon CropJoin us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 6:00-7:45pm. We will be showing a recent movie based on the true story about the offshore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, which exploded in 2010 and created the worst oil spill in American history.  The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich. It is directed by Peter Berg.

Mike Williams (Wahlberg), the Chief Electrical Engineer on Deepwater Horizon finds himself fighting for his life and for the lives of his colleagues when a bad, bureaucratic decision and a terrible mistake causes over 210,000,000 million gallons of oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico only 40 miles off the Louisiana shore.  Eleven crewmen died on April 20, 2010, and in a brave effort Mike Williams and others were able to help save the lives of over 100 others.   ABC TV writes of the movie that it is, “Epic and entertaining. One of the most important films of the year.”  Lindsey Bahr of the Associated Press writes, “[the movie] achieves that impossible balance of being a tribute to the workers who both perished and survived that day and a searing critique of the rotten system that put them there in the first place.”

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 83% approval rating and writes that the movie is a “gripping-action thriller.”   CinemaScore gives the film an A-.

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 (107 min.)


Converse LEGO Club – February 2nd


lego-clubKids and Young Adults in the 3rd through 12th Grade are invited to come and enjoy the return of the monthly Converse LEGO Club at the Malden Public Library.

The group meets on the First Thursday of every month in the Program Room at the library, from 3:30-4:30 PM. Come build and explore the Library’s collection, and make builds that will last to donate to our display on the first floor.

This month’s meeting is on Thursday, February 2nd.

YA Craft – Perler Beads, January 26th


IMG_0179Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to the Library on January 26th, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Program Room for Perler Bead Crafts.

IMG_0177Perler Beads are small multi-colored beads that you can fuse together to make amazing Pixel Art. You can make Pins, Magnets, key-chains and figures, and design whatever you’d like, with the only limit being your imagination.


YA Movie Afternoon – January 19th


51gqvjgmlYoung Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade are invited to our YA Movie Afternoon on Thursday, January 19th, from 3:00-5:00 In the Maccario Room. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

The film follows Kubu, a one-eyed boy who uses the magic in his Two-String instrument to bring origami to life in his village in Ancient Japan. He joins forces with a warrior and a snow monkey to fight an army of evil spirits. Starring Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes and Matthew McConaughey, this film is from the studio that made ‘Boxtrolls‘ and ‘Coraline‘.

Open Studio: Encaustic Painting with John Webster


On Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m., join us at the Malden Public Library for Open Studio, an artist demonstration featuring Malden artist John Webster.  Mr. Webster will discuss and demonstrate the technique of encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.

John A. Webster, a Malden artist, is a 1980 graduate of Boston State College – now known as UMass Boston.  His art mentors include Robert DiGiovanni and Eva Cincotta.  John is a former member of the Rockport Art Association, Malden Guild of Artists and past Chairman of the Malden Cultural Council.

Mr. Webster’s work, including photographs and paintings, has been shown throughout New England and has won countless awards.  His artwork has been displayed at the Massachusetts State House, Stoneham Art Gallery, Rockport Art Association Contributing Member’s Exhibit, Malden Guild of Artists Exhibits, Saugus Rotary Exhibit, the Charlestown Preservation Society, The Malden Public Library and many other venues.  He is the recipient of The American Legion Citation of Appreciation Award (2000), George Washington Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Community Award (2000) and the Malden Elks Citizen of the Year award (2007).

Mr. Webster is well known for his exhibit, “The Other Side of the Wall”, photographs reflecting his time in Vietnam, where he served in the Third Security Police Squadron of the United States Air Force from 1967-1968.  Mr. Webster’s current work features photographs of historic sites of Boston and a selection of his abstract paintings.  He currently is in retirement and is dedicating his time to art and photography.

Board Game Night for Adults, Wednesday, January 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, January 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. AdultGameNight

Thursday, January 26th: Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser!

Gather your family, friends, and colleagues, to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library will hold the 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden. There is still time to get a table together to join in the fun. It is $360 for a table of ten, including dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar.

Sign up by January 13, 2017. Call 781-324-0218 for more information.

Thank you to Josephine Royal and MATV for the video!