Citizen Lyceum’s Understanding Democracy and the Rights of American Citizens

Thank you Roger Desrosiers of the Mass. Center for Civil Education for the great program Citizen Lyceum’s Understanding Democracy and the Rights of American Citizens sponsored by Malden Reads, Chinese Culture Connection, Malden C O R E – Community Organizing for Racial Equity. and the American Association for Arab Women.

Thursday, November 30th 7pm-8:30pm NaNoWriMo Write-In & Wrap Party

Join fellow writers for a special Come Write In and Wrap party for National Novel Writing Month in the Maccario Room. Be sure to bring your laptop or other writing tools with you.

Do You Have A Library Card?

Many students from the Immigrant Learning Center got their Library Cards today. Welcome to the Malden Public Library! We have thousands of books, bestsellers, children’s books, books in other languages, language learning books, Blu-Rays, DVDs, books on CD, and an extensive digital e-library collection.

20th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser

Gather your family, friends, and colleagues, to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library!
The 20th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30p.m.-9:30p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden. Gather a table of ten people for $360, which includes dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar. Sign up your team by Friday, December 15, 2017, for a very important EXTRA point.
Call 781-324-0218 or email Librarian Jean Slavkovsky at for more information.

Young Adult Anime Afternoon

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to join us on Thursday November 16th in the Macarrio Room from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the best-selling Anime films of all time.

Mitsuha and Taki are high school students in Japan, one lives in the country side and the other in metropolis Tokyo. When they wake up in one another’s bodies they begin to try and find one another, and uncover the mystery of an odd comet passing overhead.

This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Malden Public Library. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

“No Mutiny This Time”: Nov. 14th: 6:30pm

“No Mutiny This Time: ” The Sinking of the Tall Ship Bounty. Film and Discussion with Filmmaker Neil Novello.

Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. Malden Public Library

“No Mutiny This Time” is the title of filmmaker Neil D. Novello’s thought-provoking talk & video presentation about the circumstances leading to the sinking of the tall ship, Bounty during Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012

 “Bounty & Her Captain” the video portion of his presentation is “NOT a documentary but a “video essay”, like a print essay,” his personal perspective that is, “Part Testimonial”, with exclusive interviews with Captain Walbridge &“Part Shipbuilding showing work done at Boothbay Harbor Maine shipyard” and “Part Hollywood Ballyhoo” because Bounty was built exclusively for the 1962 remake of the Hollywood classic, Mutiny on the Bounty.”

Since 1985, Neil Novello’s award- winning career includes – documentaries, television news, and family biographies.  His documentaries about the Portsmouth Naval Prison in Kittery, Maine were featured at the New Hampshire & Portland Maine Film Festivals & available on DVD.  Find out more:–description.html




TONIGHT: Classic Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 15th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for a special event Classic Movie Night on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing the 1935 classic film, “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Clark Gable.

“Based on the true story of sadistic Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian, their turbulent journey aboard the HMS Bounty, and the subsequent mutiny in 1788.”

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 94% rating. The New York Times writes, “It is superlatively thrilling.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  No Rating (132 min.)

Wednesday November 1, 7-8:30PM National Novel Writing Month
Write-In & Kickoff

Ever wanted to write a novel but you just needed motivation? Here’s your chance! November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. We’re throwing a write-in and kick off party to discuss the basics and begin working towards the 50,000 word goal!

Bring your trusty notebook or a dependable laptop and write amongst other NaNoWriMo hopefuls.

Afterwards, socialize with fellow writers over refreshments generously provided by The Malden Writers’ Collaborative.

For more information about National Novel Writing Month visit


Annual Holiday Food Drive

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.  Lend a hand in creating a memorable Thanksgiving for those who might otherwise not be able to celebrate.

These items will be gladly accepted:

  •            stuffing
  •            dry gravy
  •            mashed potatoes
  •            canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
  •            apple sauce
  •            cranberry sauce
  •            peanut butter

Ethnic foods are 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 accept donations for Christmas.