Blog: Library Events

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.

Hear Ye! Reading of Malden Declaration on June 30

Please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day with a series of exciting events at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street on Friday, June 30th.

Taking place from 4 to 5 PM in the Converse Memorial Building, the Library will display the original and the newly digitized version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period. Featured will be the May 27, 1776 document entitled “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” unanimously voted on by the townspeople of Malden to be delivered to the Second Continental Congress via their representative Ezra Sargeant. In the 1776 communication, the voting citizens of Malden renounce the Colony’s ties to the Kingdom of Great Britain and set forth their wish to become an independent “American” republic. The document is credited as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence written in July of 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared their independence from England. The original historical document will remain on display for viewing. At 5 PM attendees will proceed to the front lawn where Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Third Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.”

 

 

Young Adult Movie Afternoon – July 7th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to watch this year’s awesome LEGO Superhero adventure, with our latest Movie Afternoon. On Friday July, 7th from 3:00 – 5:00 we will have snacks, beverages and a movie in the Maccario Room of the library.

The film was one of the top grossing animated films of 2017, and stars will Arnett as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, and Michael Cera

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 Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the 15th Annual FOTMPL Wine Tasting are now on sale! The Wine Tasting will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Converse Library and Galleries with all proceeds going to the Malden Public Library.

This is a chance to taste wonderful wines, see and learn about a beautiful art gallery right here in Malden, enjoy music and neighbors, and taste delicious treats from area restaurants.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase either at the Library circulation desk or from www.localwineevents.com. The event sold out early last year, so don’t wait.

For more information, call 781.324.0218.