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Support the Malden Public Library—Art Notecards—$15/box

Each box of note cards comes with an assortment of 12 cards (and envelopes) featuring favorite art works from the Converse Art Galleries. Remember, your purchase helps to support the educational programs and collections of the Malden Public Library.


Holiday Food Drive for the Salvation Army


Bring a little cheer to a struggling family.  Library patrons can contribute to the Salvation Army’s work in Malden to make the holiday season festive for others.

These items will be gladly accepted:
♦    stuffing
♦    dry gravy
♦    mashed potatoes
♦    canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
♦    apple sauce
♦    cranberry sauce
♦    peanut butter
Food for ethnic groups in the vicinity is welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry.

The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk. The food drive will continue after Thanksgiving to gather donations for Christmas meals.



Storytime Fun

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Storytime Fun is a special drop-in storytime that is offered on alternating Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (Check the online library events calendar to be sure.) This program features several picture books (with a few songs and rhymes) and is recommended for children ages 3-5.

BOOK SALE—This weekend


Please join us for our annual Friends of the MPL Book Sale on Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th. Our hours are:

  • Friday, 6-9 pm (preview sale for Friends of the Library)
  • Saturday, 10-4 pm
  • Sunday, 12-3 pm

It’s easy to join the Friends if you’d like to get first selection of available books. Regular membership is $10, students and seniors are $5, and families (includes 2 children under 18) are $15. You can join the night of the book sale with cash or check.

Saturday will include a bake sale, because nothing goes better with a good book than a tasty baked good.

We look forward to seeing you there.

YA Movie Afternoon: Oct. 22nd


Teens in the 5th through 12th grade join us on Thursday October 22nd for our movie afternoon. From 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room we will be showing the latest movie in the series based on the “Divergent” book series. Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James in a twisted dystopian future where who you are is decided for you, a rising insurgency challenges the old ways.

The film will have snacks and drinks provided, and runs two hours, so we will start immediately at 3:00.



Craft Time: Duct Tape Accessories


Teens in the 6th through 12th grade join us for craft time Thursday, October 29th in the Program Room, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. We will be making all kinds of wearable accessories from Duct Tape, including wallets, purses and even Flower Rings. No sign-up required, and all materials will be provided.url

Origami Christmas Trees

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Origami enthusiast James Hollis will be sharing his knowledge on Wednesday, October 21st from 6:30–8:30 pm at the Malden Public Library. Just in time for the holiday season, James will be featuring Origami Christmas Trees this session.

Materials and instruction are free and will be provided, thanks to the funding of the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  Please bring a ruler and a pair of scissors.  Space is limited and advance registration is required, so please sign up early at Information Desk.


Young Adult Games Day


Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade join us for an afternoon of Video, Board and Card Games on Thursday, November 19th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room. We will have WiiU games like Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, as well as Dance Dance Revolution, and lots for Board Games. Snacks and drinks will be provided for those who want to relax and have some fun playing games. AdultGameNight

Young Adult Fall Party


Teens in the 6th-12th grade come by and enjoy our Fall Programming Party on WEDNESDAY October 7th from 3:00-5:00 PM. We will have games, crafts, and plenty to eat and drink. Come relax and find out about the upcoming programs at the library this Fall.

Want to play Nintendo wiiU with the new Super Smash Brothers ? How about make a cool craft with your friends? Or do you just want to relax and play ‘Uno’ or ‘Checkers’? Come relax in the Maccario Room on the first floor of the Library and tell your friends.