Blog: Month: August 2016

Art Storytime and Adventures on August 26

Join us at the Malden Public Library on Friday, August 26 for STEAM in the Art Gallery: Artful Adventures, a hands-on art program with staff from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. There will be two sessions: one at 2:00pm for ages 3-6 and one at 3:00pm for ages 6-10.

Each one-hour session will include a story, hand-on materials, pictures from the Museum’s collections, and an art-making activity.

STEAM in the Art Gallery explores how art and design can enhance the learning process for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, funded through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Story Hour with Library Director at Fairy House Event

Saturday, August 27th Noon – 4 PM (Rain Date: Sunday, August 28th) Pine Banks Park, 1087 Main St., Malden, MA

Councillor Barbara Murphy invites you to attend Malden’s Fairy House Festival. Fairy Houses are structures for fairies and nature’s other friends (hobbits, elves, gnomes, trolls) to visit.  These whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.   Individuals and groups are welcome to enter pre-built houses. Pre-built houses will be part of the Fairy House Walk and will be entered into a contest. If you would like to pre-build a house contact Councillor Barbara Murphy at

All Fairy Houses built the day of the event will receive official Fairy House Builder’s Certificates.

Special Events:

1:00 PM Story Hour with Dora St. Martin, Director of the Malden Public Library

2:30 PM performance of the “Rainbow Fairies” and “Live Story Hive” by Earthworm Pie Puppet Company

  • Pre-Built Fairy House Walk
  • Pre-Built Fairy House Contest
  • Builder Work Shop
  • Build your own Fairy House
  • Arts and Crafts Table
  • Face Painting
  • Raffles

Special Guest Miss Junior Hampton Beach Emma Smith-Benzan.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at Pine Banks Park a natural habitat located in Malden.  Event sponsored by Councillor Barbar

Live on the Lawn Goes to the Movies

Join us on Wednesday, August 17th from 8-10 pm for our Family Movie Night “Live on the Lawn”.

We will be showing Zootopia a fun family movie and it will be under the stars, on the beautiful Library lawn on Salem St. This is a free family event, with popcorn included.

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.  This movie is rated PG.

2016 Summer Reading Wrap-Up

This Summer at the Malden Public Library young adults read for a combined total of over 2,500 hours, over 154,760 minutes! We had a successful program of events from our YA movie afternoons, craft program, to the very popular Pokemon Go Party. Below are a few photos of those events including Perler Bead creations and our End-Of-The-Summer Reading Party:


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A to Z World Travel & Global Road Warrior

It’s vacation time and MPL has added 2 new databases, A to Z World Travel and Global Road Warrior, to our online offerings. These will help with the planning stages of any new trip, as a guide on your mobile device when you travel, as an information gathering spot for students, or a place to learn about culture and business practices for professionals.

A to Z World Travel focuses on world cities, giving tips from clothing sizes and electricity to health and safety and how to save money when visiting.

Global Road Warrior gives a broad overview of many, many countries, including business practices, cultural traditions, holidays and festivals, travel essentials and security briefings.


Young Adult Craft: Jewelry Making

Teens in entering the 6th grade and up sign-up now for our Young Adult Craft Program: “Jewelry Making“. We will be crafting beautiful creations with our collection of colorful beads.

The program will be Thursday August 4th, from 3:00-4:30 PM in the Program room on the second floor of the library. Materials will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity. No sign-up is required.


YA End-Of-Summer Party

2014-teen-partyYou’ve made it through the entire Summer Reading Program, and now it’s time to celebrate.

Young Adults in the 6th – 12th grade are welcome to join us on Thursday August 11th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room for a relaxing and rewarding party.

Come play video games, eat pizza, enjoy snacks and beverages, and earn prizes based on how much you read during our YA Reading Program.

We will announce the Top 3 winners for the entire YA Summer Reading Program, hand our prizes and raffle off gifts.

YA Movie Afternoon

Divergent-Allegiant-Pure-Poster-TrisAll Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to our Movie Afternoon on August 5th, from 3:00 – 5:00 in the Macarrio Room. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be provided.

This week’s films is based on the book “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth, the third book in the “Divergent” trilogy. Come watch as Tris and Four battle the other factions in this gritty dystopian action/adventure. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, and Miles Teller.