Young Adult End of Summer Wrap-Up

End of Summer Reading Party 2014

comic-bamThanks to all the Teens that took part in the Summer Reading program and came out to our End of the Summer Party. We had over 60 teens sign up, and all told you collectively read over 2000 hours! Our winners combined read over 500 hours together alone.

Check out the photos on the Library’s flickr account below to relive the memories of all of our programs:

YA Summer Reading Programs 2015

From the Malden Public Library have a great rest of the Summer. We will continue to offer programs and events geared specifically towards teens in the coming months, so keep and eye out for our online postings and flyers in the Young Adult Room.

This program was made possible by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Hair Braiding


Join licensed hair stylist Brittany Judkins on Tuesday, August 4 from 6–8:30 pm for a hair braiding class. Brittany will teach different braiding options and show tips on how you can improve your technique.

Just bring a friend. All other supplies are supplied by the Library free of charge.


Young Adult Craft: Jewelry Making


Teens in the 6th grade and up sign-up now for our Young Adult Craft Program: “Jewelry Making“. We will be crafting beautiful creations with the help of librarian Cathy Bartlett.

The program will be Tuesday August 11th, from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Program room on the second floor of the library. Materials will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity.

If you want to join us, sign-up is required, and you can do so at the Information Desk at the library, or by calling 781-324-0218 and asking to sign up for the TEEN Jewelry craft.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon


ja_channing_dom_rgb_2764x4096Teens in the 6th Grade and up, join us for a big-budget spectacle Summer Movie on Thursday, July 30, 3pm – 5pm in the Maccario Room. The film is directed by the creators of “The Matrix” and stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. She is the scion of the Planet Jupiter who Ascends to her rightful place on the throne in an intergalactic empire.

The film is brought to us through consideration and funds provided by Preotle, Lane and Associates. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Door prizes include comics provided by New England jupiter-ascending-character-poster-mila-kunisComics in Malden, MA.

Young Adult Gaming Day


Teens in the 6th grade and up, Tuesday, July 28th we will hold our Summer Gaming Party from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room.B009AGXH64hardware

Come test your skill against some of the best players around in Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Wii U system, rock out to rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution, or relax with friends and play a board game. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and comic book door prizes will be given out to all participants.

This Summer Reading program is brought to you by funding provided by Preotle, Lane and Associates.


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Wednesday, July 22 ~ 6:00 – 6:45 p.m

Learn about print making and then create your work of art using the sun printing process. Free and open to all ages. Program will be followed by the Live on the Lawn Concert Series at 7 p.m.

What is STEAM? STEAM learning is an approach to education that emphasizes the role of arts and design in the learning process for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Many educators believe that the addition of the arts to traditional STEM can bring the important skills of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation into the learning experience.

STEAM in the Art Gallery is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Summer Concert Featuring Four Guys in Tuxes


The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 pm featuring the band Four Guys in Tuxes. This group’s versatility and energy makes for great entertainment with its performance of jazz, swing, rock and blues songs.  Requests will be encouraged and be sure to wear your dancing shoes because you will be dancing and singing along with this talented group of performers.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street). Grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy some great entertainment!

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

Live on the Lawn Goes to the Movies


Join us on Wednesday, August 5 from 8-10 pm for our Family Movie Night “Live on the Lawn”.

We will be showing The Incredibles, a fun family movie and it will be under the stars, on the beautiful Library lawn on Salem St. This is a free family event, with refreshments included.

The Incredibles are a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. The website Rotten Tomatoes said “Bringing loads of wit and tons of fun to the animated superhero genre, The Incredibles easily lives up to its name.” This movie is rated PG.

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.