Young Adult Comic Book Collages


Teens in the 6th grade and up, comic book enthusiasts, and art fans: join us for our Comic Book Collage Art Program. On Tuesday, July 21st from 3:00-5:00 PM join us as we cut, arrange and paste old comic books into beautiful new pieces of art.

We will meet in the Program Room on the 2nd floor of the library, and you don’t need to bring anything except your favorite DC or Marvel comics superhero. Supplies and funding for this program is brought to you by Preotle, Lane & Associates.Mike-Alcantara_web2

Diane Edgecomb, Award-winning Storyteller


On Thursday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m., Diane Edgecomb will tell marvelous stories about “Superheroes Around the World.” People in all countries tell folktales about superheroes with amazing powers! Celebrate our common love of story by coming to hear these exciting and engaging multicultural tales. Recommended for children, ages 4-11.

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

Young Adult Anime Club


akiraTeens in the 6th Grade and up experience this Summer’s first Anime Club meeting. We will watch episodes of shows like ‘Naruto‘ or ‘Attack on Titan‘, or maybe even a film such as ‘Akira‘ or ‘Paprika‘.


We will meet in the Maccario Room on Friday, July 17th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. If you have a favorite manga series feel free to check it out and bring it to the meeting.

Converse LEGO Club



Teens in the 5th Grade and up can come and enjoy our Summer Converse LEGO club. The third meeting will be Thursday, August 6th from 3-5 pm. The club meeting will be located in our Program Room on the 2nd floor of the library. Bring your imagination and build something extraordinary!

Summer Fun – Jewelry Making — Bracelet


Monday, July 27th from 6-8:30 pm.

Learn to make your own elegant bracelet with Cathy Bartlett, a member of our children’s room staff. Through this fun class, Cathy will guide you through the whole process from start to finish of how to make simple but beautiful pieces of jewelry that you can wear with pride.

Malden Public Library is happy to provide all supplies free of charge

Space limited. Registration required at Information Desk (781-324-0218)


Summer fun – Hair Braiding


Tuesday, August 4th, 6 – 8:30 pm

If you are looking for a fun night out, come join licensed hair stylist Brittany Judkins for a hair braiding class.  Brittany will teach different styles of braids and show tips on how you can improve your techniques.

Just bring a partner.  Elastics, ribbons, bows, and all supplies are provided by the Malden Public Library free of charge.

Space limited.  Registration required at Information Desk (781) 324-0218.

Craft Time, Ages 6-11


On Monday, August 3, the Malden Public Library will offer children ages 6-11 a craft time from 3-4 pm. in our Program Room across from the Children’s Room. Our talented Children’s Room staff have fun and interesting projects in mind!

Teen Summer Movie


Young Adults in the 6th grade and up are welcome to join us on Thursday, July 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room to watch a film based on a Marvel Comic Book called “Big Hero Six“.  The story involves protagonist Hiro and his behemoth friend Baymax as they team up to stop villains and rogues in Japan, alongside his super-powered friends. The animated feature film has won many awards, including an Oscar for best animated feature.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Door prizes include Marvel comics provided by “New England Comics” here in Malden, with funding from Preotle, Lane & Associates LTD.



Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off Party



Young AdultFree-Shipping-10pcs-lot-Loose-font-b-Opal-b-font-Beads-Multicolor-For-DIY-craft-Jewelrys in the 6th Grade and up can join us in the Maccario Room on Tuesday, June 30th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM as we start our Summer Reading Program off with a big party! We will have crafts, board games, video games (including our new wii U), snacks and refreshments.



B009AGXH64hardwareCome hang out, sign-up for Summer Reading and pick up your free Swag Bag full of comics, Summer Reading gifts, and information about our many upcoming programs. This program is provided through the generosity of Preotle, Lane & Associates

Hear Ye! Reading of Malden Declaration on July 3


Please join Mayor Gary Christenson for the commencement of a new Malden tradition to kick off the City’s July 4th festivities.  The reading of the May 27, 1776 document that contains the “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” will be read on the lawn of the Malden Public Library on Friday, July 3rd at 6:00 PM rain or shine. Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the reenactment. The document was recently rediscovered when the Mayor was searching for a historic Malden relic to display at the State House.  William Fowler, a former Malden resident and distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University will be an invited special guest. Mr. Fowler is a published author on American History and wrote an article published in the Boston Globe on July 4th, 2001 titled “For the Real Birthplace of the Revolution, Look to Malden.”  This 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.