Blog: Library Events

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

A public library card is a ticket to free educational resources and activities. A library card provides access to a variety of in print and online digital media, including downloadable books, magazines, movies, music and more.

If you haven’t been to your local library lately, September is a great time for a visit.

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 murphyforward5@yahoo.com.

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

 

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

maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/type/magazines/

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.

Tonight Summer Concert Live on the Lawn featuring One and All on Aug 23

The “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series 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 www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

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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.

Endless Summer Kicks Off “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series ~ July 26th

The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, July 26, at 7:00 pm featuring the band Endless Summer.

Boston’s own summertime band, Endless Summer, led by guitarist Ken Freeman, plays warm weather favorites and fun dance music heard at beach resorts throughout New England.  Focusing on the repertoire from artists such as The Beach Boys, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, The Beatles, The Eagles, Otis Redding, Tom Petty, Neil Young and Jimmy Buffet, Endless Summer will help you feel the warmth of the sun and get your feet moving in the grass.

Endless Summer has opened up a show featuring the legendary Beach Boys at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and hosted an open-air concert at the Rose Kennedy Park to celebrate Brain Wilson’s birthday. The group has also performed at great summer venues including the Regatta Place, Museum of Science Pavillion, Thompson Island, Fenway Park, Fan Pier, TD Banknorth Garden, Odyssey Cruises, Vineyard Vines Boston and the Seaport Hotel.

The Summer Series continues on Aug. 2: Slow Boat Home; August 16: Outdoor Movie Night; and August 23: One and All Band.

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 www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

 

Young Adult Craft: Perler Beads, Tues. August 1st

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade are invited to take part in our popular Perler Bead Craft Programs on Tuesday, August 1st from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the program room of the library.

Come and design your own art, jewelry, or collectible figure made entirely out of small fused beads. All the materials are provided, but feel free to look of your own designs online beforehand, and we will have some printed out here as well.

 

From Walden to Malden: Thoreau’s 200th Birthday at Pine Banks Park July 12th 6PM

Join us at beautiful Pine Banks Park, Pavilion 4 (1087 Main St.) on Wednesday, July 12th @ 6pm for a celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau with a discussion of his Walden or Life in the Woods.

There are still free copies available of the book at the Library while supplies last.

 

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.

Young Adult Gaming Party – July 27th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade are invited to relax, have fun, and play some games at the Malden Public Library. Join us on Thursday, July 27th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM as we roll some dice, play some cards and smash buttons with our YA Gaming Party. We will have board games and video games, as well as food, snacks and drinks for everyone.