Blog: Author: Caron Guigli

BOOK SALE—Oct. 27th & 28th

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.

Origami Night Tuesday July 18th

We are excited to offer another evening of Origami here at the Library on Tuesday, July 18th from 6:30–8:30 (note new time) with Jim Hollis.

Space is limited, so please call 781.324.0218 or come in to the Information Desk to register. This program is for adults 18+ and we ask to please bring a pair of scissors.

Thank you to the Friends of the Malden Public Library for sponsoring this program.

FREE Ice Cream June 22nd to Kickoff Summer Reading

Save the date! The Malden Public Library will kick off 2017’s Summer Reading Program with our annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 22 from 1–2:30 at the Library’s historic Salem St. front garden. There will be ice cream sundaes, with ice cream generously donated by Dairy Delight, and the opportunity to sign up for summer reading (for kids, teens, AND adults). We look forward to seeing you there.

Download or Stream Free Music

Did you know, with your Malden Library card, you could download 3 songs per week or stream 3 hours of music per day? Well, you can. Just go to https://maldenma.freegalmusic.com/homes/index and create an account.

Freegal offers 13 million+ songs and 40,000+ music videos including over 200 different genres; everything from Classical Music to Rap, including Pop, Rock, Children’s, Country, Classical and many more.

Give it a try and tell us what you think.

Friends of MPL, Locke Liquors, and Malden Community

Thank you for making the 15th Annual Friends of the Malden Public Library Wine Tasting another successful evening. The Friends worked hard to coordinate the night, Locke Liquors supplied the wines, and many Malden businesses and individuals donated food, raffle prizes, and money. The Friends help the library provide things like the museum pass program, new wifi upgrade, computers, and many more things. Paul Hammersley of the City of Malden took beautiful photos that can be seen here.

If you would like to help the library, please consider joining the Friends. To learn more, visit our Friends page.

Wine Tasting Friday, April 28th

You won’t want to miss the 15th Annual Wine Tasting & Chocolate Fountain event Friday night here at the Malden Public Library. Your ticket includes tastings from 11 different wine vendors, delicious finger foods from area restaurants, great music in the Ryder Gallery, and the opportunity to meet old and new friends in the beautiful and historic H.H. Richardson library and art galleries.

Tickets are still available at the Library or Localwineevents.com.