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.

Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday


Malden artists Kari Percival and Greg Cook are organizing the “Let It Snow: Santas Against Global Warming” parade event —in collaboration with the Malden Public Library, Triangle Inc., Bike To The Sea, and community members—to walk in Malden’s Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.

The lineup for the parade is at 1:30 p.m. next to the Salemwood School, 529 Salem St.   Just show up. Come dressed as your favorite Arctic animal. Kids can ride on bikes or scooters, or ride in carriages or wagons.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon December 17th


Death-Star-starcopiaTeens and Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade join us on Thursday December 17th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we travel to a galaxy far, far away for our appropriately timed YA Movie Afternoon.

This is the original film in Director George Lucas’ amazing star-bound trilogy, where we meet Luke Skywalker, a new hope in the war against the evil Darth Vader and the star wars inciting Empire.

This film recently turned 37 years old and is still as fun and imaginative a movie as anything that came before and after it. A sequel trilogy is planned and the first film “The Force Awakens” comes out this month. See the classic film before you experience the new story.

We will show this film in the Maccario Room, snacks and drinks will be provided. xwing_big


Young Adult Winter Party December 10th


winter--pine-tree--tinsel--decorations_31859Teens and Young Adults in the 5th through 12th Grade please join us as we relax in the Maccario Room on Thursday December 10th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

We will have board games, video games, and arts & crafts, as well as a variety of snacks and drinks. Enjoy spending time with friends before the Winter break at the Malden Public Library.

Thanksgiving Day Closing


The Library will  close at 6 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. It will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27th. Wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Uniforms: Dressing the Part EXTENDED


The Malden Historical Society has announced that it will extend the exhibition “Uniforms: Dressing the Part” at the Malden Public Library’s Converse Building  on a limited basis. The exhibit, scheduled to close before Christmas, will be open on Wednesdays 2:00 -4:00 pm starting in January. Groups wishing a different time or individualized showing should contact the Society at 781-338-9365.

On exhibit are a variety of uniforms including a Civil War coat, the WW I uniform of Mayor John Devir, Vietnam era uniforms of  Navy ace “Buzzie” Burnett and a WWI Navy uniform. Other “uniforms” include Malden High and Malden Catholic High outfits; girl scout leader, suffragette, and nursing outfits, as well as others not usually classified as uniforms.


Holiday Food Drive for the Salvation Army


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.

These items will be gladly accepted:
♦    stuffing
♦    dry gravy
♦    mashed potatoes
♦    canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
♦    apple sauce
♦    cranberry sauce
♦    peanut butter
Food for ethnic groups in the vicinity is 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 gather donations for Christmas meals.



BOOK SALE—This weekend


Please join us for our annual Friends of the MPL Book Sale on Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th. Our hours are:

  • Friday, 6-9 pm (preview sale for Friends of the Library)
  • Saturday, 10-4 pm
  • Sunday, 12-3 pm

It’s easy to join the Friends if you’d like to get first selection of available books. Regular membership is $10, students and seniors are $5, and families (includes 2 children under 18) are $15. You can join the night of the book sale with cash or check.

Saturday will include a bake sale, because nothing goes better with a good book than a tasty baked good.

We look forward to seeing you there.