Board Game Night for Adults – Jan. 13th


AdultGameNightPlease join us Wednesday, January 13th 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.

Triple Threat Trivia 18!


Calling all trivia fans! Join the Malden Public Library for its 18th Annual Triple Threat Trivia fundraiser on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Anthony’s of Malden. The buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. and trivia questions begin at 6:45p.m. Tables of ten may be purchased for $360 and include dinner, three rounds of trivia, a novelty game, and more!

Can’t make up a team of 10 on your own? New to Malden….? Join our “Meet Malden” table at $36 per person. The first 8-10 people to sign up make a team.

Checks should be made out to the Malden Public Library and sent or dropped off to:

Malden Public Library
36 Salem St.
Malden, MA 02148
ATTN: Dora St. Martin

Please include the name of your team, your captain’s name, a phone number, and email address.

Call the library at 781-324-0218 for details, or email Jean Slavkovsky at

New Year Holiday Hours


The Malden Public Library will be closing at 6 pm on Thursday, December 31st and will re-open at 9 am on Monday, January 4, 2016.

The staff would also like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2016!

Give a Gift That Gives Back


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.


Go Dutch: Converse Tuesday Art Tour, Dec. 8

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Join us tonight (December 8) at 7:00 p.m. for an exploration of the works of 17th century Dutch painters.  The art tours will explore the architecture of the Converse Memorial Building and its amazing art collection.  Art tours are offered every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  No registration required.

Author Talk with Michael Hartigan (Stone Angels)

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Author Michael Hartigan will read from his new book Stone Angels (Merrimack Media) at the Malden Public Library on Monday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book will be available at the reading.

Hartigan studied English and Psychology at Providence College, which is where much of the Stone Angels story takes place. He earned a graduate degree at Boston University before entering politics and public relations. Hartigan is the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Writer award from Merrimack Media. A native of Saugus, Hartigan currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

Stone Angels, Hartigan’s gritty and fast-paced debut novel, follows Augustine Shaw as he embarks on a road trip from college in Providence, Rhode Island to Key West, Florida, where he hopes the sun and insobriety will help drown his past. But the reprieve is only temporary. On the dark road home, Shaw is thrust into a dizzying array of memories, forcing him to relive the heartache he caused, the reputations he shattered, and the two friends he killed. Shaw races towards a final decision: bury his secrets forever, or seek redemption in the arms of a full confession. Visit for details, photos, and an author bio.

The Malden Public Library is located at 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA. For more upcoming library events, check out the library at

Crochet Ornaments Workshop For Adults


Join us on Wednesday, December 9th, from 6:30-8:30pm for a Crochet Ornaments Workshop For Adults.  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.

Holiday Celebration and Concert


The members of the Historical Society, the Victorian Society of Malden and the Friends of the Library are once again sponsoring a free afternoon concert to celebrate the season on Sunday, December 6, at 2 p.m.  Join us for some wonderful entertainment and after the concert, enjoy some light refreshments with the members. This year’s concert will feature a program by The Italian Serenaders. The Italian Serenaders are a unique, diverse and versatile group of entertainers comprised of professional and gifted individuals mainly from the Merrimack Valley.  The event will take place in the Ryder Gallery of the Malden Public Library.