Musical Storytime – with Bassoonist


On Thursday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m., a bassoonist–Micah Giravi–from the New England Conservatory will talk about his instrument and play accompaniment to a reading Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go! This FREE program is best suited for ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

Malden Reads Movie Night: Tues., April 26th: 6:00-8:45pm

Shadow Moon

Join us for Malden Reads Movie Night at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 6:00-8:45pm.  We will be showing our second film screening at the library for Malden Reads.  This exceptional documentary highlights the NASA astronauts’ experiences as they travel “In The Shadow of the Moon” for the first time. This film screening is part of the Malden Reads 2016 One City, One Book program featuring “The Martian” by Andy Weir. The film combines archival material from original NASA film footage of man’s walks on the moon, much never before seen, and interviews with surviving astronauts who emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and human. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 95% rating and Richard Roeper writes of the film, “A beautiful, exhilarating, and sometimes deeply moving documentary about those long-ago Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.” This movie is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Rated PG (110 min.)

Yoga for Kids with Becky Small (sign up required)

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On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, two yoga classes will be offered for children:  2:00-3:15 pm for grades 1-5 and 3:30-4:30 pm for kindergartners. Each class will be limited to 24 children. To ensure a spot for your child, please sign up by calling 781-388-0803 or by visiting the Children’s Room. Parents/guardians will also need to sign a waiver in order for their child to participate. Mats will be provided. Children should dress in loose or stretchy comfortable clothing.

Shred It!


Spring cleaning time! So gather up all your old papers (tax information from years ago, perhaps) and bring it down to the DPW yard on Saturday, April 30th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For a mere $5 per brown grocery bag full of paper, you can have all your home tidy and do a good deed by contributing to the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

The Friends is the group that provides the Library, and thus Malden residents, with money for our Museum Tickets, programming for all ages, and many, many more material items. So help the Friends help the Library. Even better, ask about joining the Friends.

Celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16

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This year’s National Library Week theme is Libraries Transform, reminding all Americans that today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people.  Libraries offer access to the tools, technology and training essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.

Ways to Celebrate

1. Visit your library.

Head to your public, school or academic library during National Library Week to see what’s new and take part in the celebration.  Libraries across the country are participating.

2. Show your support for libraries on social media.

Follow the Malden Public Library on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtags #NLW16 and #LibrariesTransform to join the celebration on social media.

The Art of Surviving Hard Times: Yvonne Twining Humber and the Federal Art Project


Join us at the Malden Public Library for “The Art of Surviving Hard Times: Yvonne Twining Humber and the Federal Art Project,” on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:00 pm.

This talk is part of Malden Reads 2016.  In Andy Weir’s The Martian, it not only took Mark Watney’s personal ingenuity, but the commitment of many government agencies working together to get one astronaut back to earth.  Between 1935 and 1942, the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) played a major role in supporting New England’s struggling artists.  Come explore how this national economic relief program saved lives and helped create great art.  The talk will be followed by an art tour of the Converse Memorial Building and Art Galleries.   For more information contact the library at 781-324-0218.

Malden Reads: Mayor to lead book discussion


Mayor Gary Christenson will be the special guest for a Malden Reads discussion of “The Martian,” by Andy Weir, Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., in the Ryder Art Gallery at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St. Refreshments will be served.

YA Movie Afternoon


Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us Thursday, March 31st from 3:00 – 5:30 PM in the Macarrio Room for this month’s Movie Afternoon. We will be watching the finale to the movie series based on the book series “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, specifically the ultimate book “Mockingjay”.

Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. The runtime is 2 hours and 14 minutes. the-hunger-games-mockingjay-tag-page

Young Adult Gaming Party


Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are welcome to come by this Thursday, March 17th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Macarrio Room of the Malden Public Library.

Come celebrate the Luck of the Draw with Card Games, Board Games and Video Games with fellow Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade.  Snacks, drinks and pizza will be provided.

 When: Thursday, March 17th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: The Maccario Room @ Malden Public Library

What: We have got Super Smash Bros. and Mario Cart 8 for the Wii U, Rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution and Board Games like Settlers of Catan and Forbidden Island.

Arts and Minecrafts, Young Adult Craft Program


Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade join us in the Program Room on Thursday, March 24th as we celebrate one of the most popular games of all time through fun crafts.

Create your own Creeper or Pick-Ax key-chain with Perler Beads, or try your hand at Papercraft by making your own blocks or torch. All materials provided by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

maxresdefaultWhen:    Thursday March 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: Program Room at the Malden Public Library

Who:      Young Adults in the 5th – 12th Grade