YA Model Kit Craft

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to the program room of the Malden Public Library to put together their own model kit, and learn all about the fun hobby.

Join us on July 3rd from 3:00-4:30 PM as we put together Model Kits from the Gundam and Pokemon worlds. Everyone will get their own snap-together kit to work on, but make sure to arrive on time to assure your spot. To sign up click on this link and secure your kit today.

Friends’ Wine Tasting June 21

The Friends of the Malden Public Library are hosting a Wine Tasting to benefit the Malden Public Library on Friday, June 21 from 7–9 pm, in the historic Converse Library and Art Galleries at 36 Salem St in Malden. Enjoy a selection of wines, food selections from Malden’s finest establishments, live piano music, a silent raffle, and a VIP tour of the art galleries starting at 6:30 pm.

The Friends’ Wine Tasting was a popular event, first held in 2002 and continued annually until Covid 19 interrupted the fundraiser. But in coordination with the City of Malden’s 375 anniversary celebration and Kappy’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Malden, the Friends are restarting this tradition. The theme for this year’s event is Dressing through the Decades, and attendees are encouraged to dress in the style of their favorite decade.

Tickets are on sale at the Malden Public Library (cash or checks only, please) or can be purchased at online here: Tickets are $50 per person, and $75 per person if you would like an art tour also. Call the Library at 781-324-0218 for more information. This is a 21+ event.

Movie Night: Wed., June 26, 2024: 6:00-7:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 6:00-7:15pm. We will be showing a film by local filmmaker, Dante D’Amore, called Lightkeepers. This film is based on the true story of two sisters, Abigail and Rebecca Bates, who “fought off” the British troops during the war of 1812 by using a fife and drum. The film stars Kayla Caulfield, Lily Ayotte, and David Pridemore.

“During the War of 1812, two sisters at Scituate Lighthouse, armed only with a fife and drum, frightened away armed men of the British warship, La Hogue, fooling the British into thinking that an armed militia was on shore awaiting them.” Not Rated (60 min.) (2022)

Lightkeepers was filmed locally in Duxbury, Marshfield, Salem & Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.



YA Craft: Boba Tea Keychains

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to start your Summer with a young adult craft program, making your own Boba Tea Keychains.

Join us on Thursday June 13th, from 3:00-4:30 as we craft and enjoy a boba tea experience. Come and learn about the Summer Programs for teens at the library and get ready for our reading program as well.

To sign up click on the link to go to our online calendar, and register today.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon, Thurs. June 27th @3:00 PM

Young Adults are invited to the Malden Public Library on Thursday, June 27th for a movie afternoon from 3:00-5:00.

Join us in the Maccario Room as we watch the latest film in over an average of 80 years of films about Godzilla and King Kong. Light refreshments and shacks will be provided.

Library Closed Monday, May 27 in Observance of Memorial Day

The Malden Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28th.

Rockabye Beats with Shon Gordon – Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m.

Sing, dance, and get a little loco! Rockabye Beats is more than just an entertaining music program for young children—it’s a place where friends are made and families grow closer by creating music together! Join us for some musical fun as Berklee-graduate Shon Gordon plays his guitar while subliminally teaching basic Spanish vocabulary. Appropriate for ages 2-6+.

This program, presented in coordination with the North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network, is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Summer Reading Kickoff!

NOTICE: Due to the expected high temperatures, the summer reading kickoff and ice cream social will now be held in the Malden Public High School cafeteria, directly across the street from the library.

It’s that time of year again! Come celebrate the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff, here on the front lawn of the Malden Public Library! Featuring music by musician Steve Blunt, and ice cream treats from Dairy Delight. Throughout the summer, you can log your reading minutes on the Beanstack reading app to enter to win great prizes (for kids, and adults). Pre-register for summer reading at this link to get started:

YA Craft: Perler Bead Craft Thur. June 6th @ 3PM

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to join us on Thursday, June 6th from 3-4:00 PM in the Program Room to create and craft with Perler Beads!

Make whatever your imagination and time allows and turn your creation in a button, magnet or keychain. Space is limited but no sign up is required.

Special Tour : Honoring the Legacy of Frank Stella 5.18.24

Saturday May 18th at 2pm, Library Director Dora St. Martin will offer a special tour of the Converse Galleries for International Museum Day. This year is especially significant because of the sad passing of Frank Stella, a former Maldonian and inovative artist. In honor of his contributions to art and to our Galleries the tour will focus on his work and its influences. . Stella was born and raised in Malden and the library has been fortunate to acquire several of his pieces. Please join us for this very special memorial tour honoring the legacy of this our very own Frank Stella.