Blog: Author: Caron Guigli

Rotating Art Exhibit for Local Artists

Are you a local Malden artist looking to display your work?

The Malden Public Library has just started a monthly Rotating Art Exhibit! Through February 14, 2018, you can apply to showcase your art in the library, hanging in a hallway and/or enclosed in a glass case. Please visit our Rotating Art Exhibit webpage for more information about our Art policy and application requirements.

Holiday Food Drive Continues

The food drive continues as the Malden Public Library collects for the Salvation Army’s work during the Christmas season.  These non-perishables are suggested by the organization:  peanut butter, tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and pasta.  Donations of ethnic foods are encouraged.  The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk through the end of December.

Angel Tree Program

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is a great way to bring joy into a child’s life.  It’s easy and gratifying to make sure there is a much needed present waiting for a youngster when they wake up on Christmas morning.  Simply select a paper Angel from those adorning the Angel Tree at the Circulation Desk;  each represents a child and includes information such as their first name, age, gender and wished for gift.  No need to wrap the present.  Just drop off the gift with its Angel tag at the Circulation Desk by Dec. 13 for distribution through the Salvation Army’s Toy Store.

Annual Holiday Food Drive

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

Ethnic foods are 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 accept donations for Christmas.


The Friends of the Malden Public Library is holding their annual Book Sale on Friday, October 27th from 6–9 pm (Friends members only night) and Saturday, October 28th from 10 am—4 pm (open to the general public). We have a LARGE collection of fiction, non-fiction, world language books, children’s and teen titles, and lots of undiscovered gems.

The Friends of the Malden Public Library is a non-profit group dedicated to raising money to fund programs and buy items for the Malden Public Library. Through the book sale and other fund-raising activities, the Friends purchase the museum passes, fund our wifi, buy computers, and a list of other things too numerous to list. It is easy to join the Friends—stop by the library and ask for a form. Or come to the book sale on Friday, October 27th and join at the door.

Turkish Ebru Art—Water Marbling

Ebru art is the technique of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper. Join us on Sept. 12th from 5:45–8:45 pm to learn this fascinating technique with Ebru artist Fatma Ozkan. This is a 3-hour demonstration and hands-on workshop for adults. Registration is required. Call 781.324.0218 or drop by the Information desk to sign up.