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Free Workshop For Seniors & Caregivers

Did you know that Mystic Valley Elder Services offers many free or low-cost services to seniors (60+) in Malden, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop?  Please join us at the Malden Public Library on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00am for a free informational workshop with MVES.

With a focus on healthy aging, some of the topics included in the workshop are: Meals on Wheels, nutrition, transportation, money management, home care, caregiver support, LGBT seniors, adults living with disabilities, MassHealth & Medicare for seniors, and information about Alzheimer’s support groups.  MVES also provides accessible services to speakers of over 13 languages, including Spanish, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Haitian-Creole, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Free and open to the public and accessible.  Space is limited to 50.  For more information, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218.


Movie Night: Wed., Oct. 25th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the screenplay Get Out by Jordan Peele. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams. Bradley Whitford, and Catherine Keener.  The film is directed by Jordan Peele.

A young black man (Kaluuya) meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister as the polite ambiance fades into a nightmare.

The Root writes, “[the film] is a refreshing, creepy, stress-filled thriller unafraid to comment on race,” and Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 99% approval rating. writes, “[it] feels fresh and sharp in a way that studio horror movies almost never do.”

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 R (104 min.)


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.

Browse This: Magazines

Have you visited the first floor magazine collection lately? Have you searched the catalog for magazines you are interested in? You can check out most of our 140 titles, except for the current issue. We’re keeping the most recent copies in the library so everyone can browse them while they’re hot off the press.  So, next time you’re in the library, take a look at our fabulous magazine collection, find a comfy place to relax, and enjoy.

The library’s magazine collection includes a varied collection from A to Z (literally): “American Craft” to “Yoga Journal.” Interested in the arts, check out our great collection of arts magazines: Art in American, Art New England, ArtNews and Craft Ideas.  Interested in cooking, check out Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Cooks Illustrated and Food Network Magazine. We also have magazines in Spanish and Chinese.

Enjoy reading magazines online – on your smartphone or computer, check out our e-magazine at

Zinio gives you access to the latest issues of over 5,000 popular magazines.  Read on your smartphone or tablet with the Zinio App for iOS and Android, or on your computer with your web browser.  All Zinio titles are always available and you can borrow as many titles as you want, whenever you want.  Use your Library card number and PIN number create an account in the app for iOS or Android, or on our Zinio page.

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 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.

New! FREE Comics, Movies & Music!!

We are so happy to now offer 3 new databases with graphic novels (including manga), movies and music, both downloadable and streaming. Comicsplus for Libraries has a wide range of comics and graphic novels for all ages; Instantflix provides free movies for playing through a browser on a wide range of devices, and with Freegal you are able to download 3 items per week (to keep!) and 3 hours of streaming per day.

Each database has a wide catalog of materials for all tastes. And all you need is a Malden library card!

Click Comicsplus, Freegal, or Instantflix to go directly to the databases.

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.


Mango’s Little Pim: Language Lessons for Kids

Mango’s Little Pim is a fun, interactive language system for young learners! Little Pim includes animated videos and other tools to make learning a language simpler for kids. Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages. This site offers training in the following languages: