Blog: Teen Program

The category for Teen’s programs that will be featured on the Teen’s Collection page.

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop for Teens inspired by Broadway’s HAMILTON!

Spoken Word Poetry is a dynamic, engaging, inclusive art form that’s pushing a new generation of brilliant young people to connect with each other through the telling of their stories. Whether you’re a beginner, or have been writing for years, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn from Alex Charalambides, veteran poetry slammer and director of Youth Arts Non-Profit, Mass LEAP.  Join us on Tuesday, June 4th ~ 2:30-5:00 p.m. We’ll talk about what makes a poem come alive on stage, do some writing and hopefully, some sharing out loud. Grades 6-12 only. Register at the Malden Public Library or by calling 781-324-0218.  Space limited to 20 students.
History will have its eyes on you, as this workshop will guide students through a Hamilton-inspired project using the Malden Instructions of 1766 and other founding era documents to create inspired works of spoken word poetry. Students may be invited to perform their works Malden Declaration Day, June 28, 2019.
Alex Charalambides is a veteran of several New England Poetry Slam Teams. As a mentor and organizer, he founded the Worcester Youth Poetry Slam and co-founded Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts, the annual state wide youth poetry slam festival. He’s toured the country performing, released two spoken word albums, teaches poetry in schools throughout the Commonwealth and serves as Executive Director for youth spoken word poetry non-profit Mass LEAP.
Mass Poetry believes that words matter. We support poets and poetry in Massachusetts, help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages, and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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YA Karaoke Party – April 11th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to sing their hearts out at our next Karaoke competition! Whether you like to belt out pop classics, classic rap or rock ballads you can enjoy yourself at our Karaoke party.

On Thursday April 11th join us as we take the stage in the Maccario room to enjoy snacks, beverages and our new Karaoke machine. We will be singing from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.

One random singer will be selected to win a prize, and the top singer as determined by the judges will earn a Gift Card reward.

YA Movie Aftenoon – March 21st

Join us in the Maccario Room for another installment of the YA Movie Afternoons. We will have popcorn, snacks and drinks to enjoy alongside a new and popular movie. This Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 – 5:00 in the Maccario Room.

This movie is another blockbuster entry from Marvel’s comic universe, and the winner for the 2019 Oscar for best Animated Film of 2018. See the classic super hero “Spider-Man” like you’ve never seen him before!

MPL Summer Reading Lists


We know summer also means reading for school. Here are links to find the books that have been assigned for YOU! We will continue adding readings lists as we get them from the Malden schools.

Title 1 Summer Readings Lists for Grades K–5 (including Reading Responses and Logs)

6th grade Summer Reading 2017-2018

7th grade Summer Reading 2017-2018

8th grade Summer Reading 2017-2018

Malden High School Summer Reading Lists 2018