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.


Summer Fun—Crochet

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Join us on Tuesday, July 7th from 6-8:30 pm. and create pair of baby booties! Fiber artist Terese Brennan will assist you in creating a pair of baby booties that we will donate to a local hospital. All are welcome, whether you’ve been crocheting for years or never picked up a hook.

Malden Public Library is happy to provide all supplies free of charge. You may bring your own hook if you prefer. We will use size 4 mm (US G/6).

By the end of the night you will go home with the pattern for the booties as well as the start of a new passion!

Space is limited, so please call the Library at 781.324.0218 or drop in to sign up.

Board Game Night for Adults


Please join us Wednesday, July 1st 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.

Summer Reading Kickoff Ice Cream Social

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Ice cream and summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Join us on Thursday, June 25 from 1-2:30 p.m. for our Summer Reading Kickoff Ice Cream Social. We will be scooping free ice cream, generously donated by Dairy Delight, on the Library’s front garden at 36 Salem St. and look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up for Summer Reading!

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Choose the tab for your age group.

Beginning June 29th, start logging your reading, sharing reviews, and win prizes!

Check out events for every age group on our summer reading calendar.

And don’t forget to attend our annual ice cream summer reading kickoff on Thursday, June 25th, from 1-2:30pm, generously sponsored by Dairy Delight of 766 Main St, Malden.


Thank you to Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Friends of the Malden Public Library, and Eastern Bank for their continued support of our summer programs; CD Collins, Scott Jameson, and Diane Edgecomb are funded by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Every Hero Has a Story™ is sponsored the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Malden Historical Society Book Release


The Malden Historical Society is hosting a book release reception on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ryder Gallery of the Malden Public Library. The book is the second of a series on Malden history, compiled by Society Board members Ed Flaherty, Frank Russell, Barbara Tolstrup, and John Tramondozzi. It was published by Arcadia Publishing. The first Arcadia book was a photograph history of Malden, published in 2000 and has had several reprinting. The new book is a collection of old postcards selected from the personal collections of members. Both titles will be on sale at the library on June 23 and after the program.

Malden YMCA Robotic Club for Teens


The Malden YMCA Robotics Club is coming to the Malden Public Library for the next three Thursdays, May 28th, June 4th and June 11th from 3:30–5 pm in the Maccario Room. Teens in the 5th grade and up can reserve their spot today for this three week, in-depth robotics course where they’ll learn how to design, build and program robots. Sign-up at the information desk, or call 781-324-0218. Space is limited so make sure to call today.

Art Detective: How to Find a Forgery

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Tuesday, June 9th from 3-4:30 pm.

Learn the techniques used to distinguish real paintings from counterfeit using the tools of science. We will look at “real” and “forged” paintings and use the tools of science to find the truth.

This program is limited to 30 individuals, in grades 9-12.

Call the Library or drop in to save your spot.

CD Collins & Santon: Word & Music

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Join us on Wednesday, June 24th from 7-8 p.m. when Malden residents CD Collins and Santon perform a free concert of poetry, songs and stories set to music. Kentucky-native CD Collins writes and performs original works, and Russia-native Santon composes music to accompany her. The synergy of this multicultural duet creates a unique and expansive contribution to the genre of spoken-word with music.