Board Game Night for Adults


Please join us Wednesday, July 1st in the Program Room from 6:30-8:30 PM for Board Game Night for Adults. Bring your own board games, or play with the library’s collection that includes: Settlers of Catan, Ticket To Ride, Dominion, Can’t Stop, Forbidden Island and more! Snacks and Refreshments will be served.

Magic by Scott Jameson


See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance, Monday, June 29th from 7-7:45 pm in the Library’s Maccario Room, that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

This show is for children aged 4-11.

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Summer Reading Kickoff Ice Cream Social

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Ice cream and summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Join us on Thursday, June 25 from 1-2:30 p.m. for our Summer Reading Kickoff Ice Cream Social. We will be scooping free ice cream, generously donated by Dairy Delight, on the Library’s front garden at 36 Salem St. and look forward to seeing you there!

Ashanti Munir Kicks Off Summer Concert Series

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The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 pm featuring soul and jazz singer Ashanti Munir. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).

From her roots in Roxbury and just singing for the sheer delight, Ashanti Munir presents soulful lyrics and music of the seventies and eighties, and original songs, with a smooth and sultry voice that has helped her attain two top 10 UK Soul CDs and spreading popularity throughout the United States.

Ashanti Munir debut CD titled “Balance.” exploded onto the London, UK music scene on the strength of its leadoff single titled “I’m Staying Home Tonight.” After joining forces with Di Lee and her UK promotion team at Soulchoonz, “Balance” received airplay in Europe, Australia, Japan, Brazil and the United States. Ashanti has performed in NYC, Las Vegas, England (London, Warrington & Manchester), and throughout New England. Ms. Munir released her sophomore CD titled “Soul of a Woman” in August of 2010. It was instantly picked up by radio stations in London and remained in the Top 30 at Solar Radio through December of 2010. “Soul of a Woman” was voted the #27 Soul CD of 2010 by Solar Radio. (London) and voted the #46 Soul CD of 2010 by Starpoint Radio’s UK Soul Chart. Ashanti was nominated a 2010 Viewer’s Choice Award for the category of “Best New Artist.” She also starred in her first music videos for her songs “So Smooth” and “Until U.”  Ashanti has been blessed to have met and/or shared the bill with many great soul and jazz artists. The list of artist includes Johnny Kemp, Allyson Williams, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spaulding, Marc Staggers, Donald Sheffey, Walter Beasley, Bobby Brown, Michael Buble, Naturally 7, Carmen Lundy, Andre Ward, Myanna, Iamdanielmoore, Elan Trotman and Ledisi.

The Live on the Lawn Series continues throughout the summer.  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

Movie Night: Wed., July 15th: 6:00-8:00pm

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Join us for Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing the recent movie sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The film stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, and Richard Gere. The Toronto Star calls the movie “…a joy to watch.”

As a group of British retirees take up residence and settle into retired life at the charming, yet run-down Marigold Hotel in Jaipur, India, a new guest from America (Gere) arrives. Sonny (Dev Patel), their exuberant hotel manager, is planning his elaborate wedding at the same time he is pursuing his dream of opening the brand new, Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Richard Roeper gives the film an “A-“ and USA Today writes, “…the upbeat Bollywood dance finale is an undeniable treat.”

This film is the second movie screening in our Adult Summer Reading program. Free refreshments will be provided with generous funding from The Friends of the Malden Public Library. Adult attendees are also eligible to win fun prizes in a free raffle.

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 PG (123 min.)

Sign up for Summer Reading!

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Choose the tab for your age group.

Beginning June 29th, start logging your reading, sharing reviews, and win prizes!

Check out events for every age group on our summer reading calendar.

And don’t forget to attend our annual ice cream summer reading kickoff on Thursday, June 25th, from 1-2:30pm, generously sponsored by Dairy Delight of 766 Main St, Malden.


Thank you to Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Friends of the Malden Public Library and Eastern Bank for their continued support of our summer programs; CD Collins, Scott Jameson, and Diane Edgecomb are funded by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Every Hero Has a Story™ is sponsored the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Malden Historical Society Book Release


The Malden Historical Society is hosting a book release reception on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ryder Gallery of the Malden Public Library. The book is the second of a series on Malden history, compiled by Society Board members Ed Flaherty, Frank Russell, Barbara Tolstrup, and John Tramondozzi. It was published by Arcadia Publishing. The first Arcadia book was a photograph history of Malden, published in 2000 and has had several reprinting. The new book is a collection of old postcards selected from the personal collections of members. Both titles will be on sale at the library on June 23 and after the program.

Malden YMCA Robotic Club for Teens


The Malden YMCA Robotics Club is coming to the Malden Public Library for the next three Thursdays, May 28th, June 4th and June 11th from 3:30–5 pm in the Maccario Room. Teens in the 5th grade and up can reserve their spot today for this three week, in-depth robotics course where they’ll learn how to design, build and program robots. Sign-up at the information desk, or call 781-324-0218. Space is limited so make sure to call today.

Art Detective: How to Find a Forgery

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Tuesday, June 9th from 3-4:30 pm.

Learn the techniques used to distinguish real paintings from counterfeit using the tools of science. We will look at “real” and “forged” paintings and use the tools of science to find the truth.

This program is limited to 30 individuals, in grades 9-12.

Call the Library or drop in to save your spot.

CD Collins & Santon: Word & Music

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Join us on Wednesday, June 24th from 7-8 p.m. when Malden residents CD Collins and Santon perform a free concert of poetry, songs and stories set to music. Kentucky-native CD Collins writes and performs original works, and Russia-native Santon composes music to accompany her. The synergy of this multicultural duet creates a unique and expansive contribution to the genre of spoken-word with music.