Blog: Month: August 2017

Fairy House Festival & Story Time with Library Director

Your favorite Fairy House Festival is back for 2017! Councillor Barbara Murphy invites you to attend Malden’s Very Own Fairy House Festival on Saturday, August 26 from Noon to 4 p.m. at Pine Banks Park.

Bring your fairies, gnomes, and elves for an enchanting experience. They’ll learn how to build fairy houses and gnome homes on a special wooded trail that is known for its high year-long population of fairies. There will be storytelling, children’s crafts, activities, and games — all focused on fairies and nature. Fairy, gnome, and other appropriate costumes are encouraged but not required. Food vendors will be on site. No registration required.

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.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at Pine Banks Park a natural habitat located in Malden.

Special Events:

1:00 PM Story Time Malden Public Library Director, Dora St. Martin


Summer Concert Series features One and All on Aug 23

The “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, August 23, at 7:00 pm with a night of music featuring the band One and All.  One and All is a youthful and exciting band of musicians of coming together to create a wonderful evening of world music.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be held inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at


Live On The Lawn: Family Movie Night: Wed., Aug. 16th

Join us for Outdoor Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:45pm for part of our “Live On The Lawn” series.  We will be showing a recent animated Disney film about a girl named Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian chief, who bails on being a princess and sets sail on the ocean to save her family and her island.  Inspired by Polynesian stories and mythology, the movie features the voice of Dwayne Johnson and a soundtrack by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The New York Times writes, “Moana is an inspiring heroine, a smart, brave and decent young woman….”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a 96% approval rating and Roger Ebert’s website describes the film as having “dazzling visuals, catchy tunes, enjoyable performances, cleaver running gags and overall sense of fun.”

Join us on the front lawn for this fun, family-friendly, and crowd-pleasing summer film.  Free popcorn will be provided.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Eastern Bank Charitable Fund and The Friends of the Malden Public Library.

This film is free and open to the public.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG (107 min.)


Young Adult End of Summer Party

Young Adults in the 5th – 12th grade are welcome to join us on Thursday August 17th from 3:00 – 4:30 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. Everyone will have a raffle ticket, but the more you read over the summer the more tickets you get.

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

Young Adult Movie Afternoon – August 11th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to GO GO and watch a massive action hit, with our latest Movie Afternoon. On Friday, August 11th from 3:00 – 5:00 we will have snacks, beverages and a movie in the Maccario Room of the library. The film is a reboot of the classic 90’s children’s show “The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”.



Balloon Rocket Workshop – August 14

(Sign-up is required.) On Monday, August 14, kids will create air rockets (with latex balloons) that launch across the room and return safely to Earth. This hands-on workshop explores the science behind rockets & space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design!  Recommended for ages 5-11.

Space is limited. There will be two sessions:  one at 2:00 pm and one at 3:00 pm. You can sign up by phone (781-388-0803) or at the Children’s Room desk.

This FREE program is funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.