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Tuesday, August 3rd 7PM-8:30PM
Game Night for Adults!

Join Librarian Patrick to play games online!

These games can be played online and all you need to be able to play is have a computer or smart phone and a way to join the Zoom call. The games are about 20-30 minutes each and skew towards humor, drawing games and trivia topics.

Zoom link is here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87663282513

YA Book Discussion: 6th – 8th Grade MPS Summer Reading Assignment

Join the zoom call below on August 2nd @ 3PM in order to talk with Librarian Patrick about the Malden Public Schools 6-8th grade Reading Assignment.

Feel free to ask questions and get book recommendations if you haven’t done the assignment yet, or feel free to bounce any ideas off the group that you would like.

Join the call at 3PM to ask your questions: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83835352863

YA Online Games Night – August 4th @6PM

The online game night for Young Adults is on Wednesday, August 4th, at 6PM. Join the zoom call below to play some in-browser games and have fun. There will be a drawing for participating player to get a gift card to continue gaming offline.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83551032102

The Library is Open, Come On In

The Malden Public Library is open in-person, curbside, and online!  All the remaining public floors are open for browsing which includes: Main Reading Room, Children’s Room, Teen Room, World Language & ESL Collection, Reference and Information Services, 2nd floor “Quiet” Study Room, Converse Local History Room (by appointment only)

No appointments are necessary to use the library and library users will have access to most library services.

Still closed:  Maccario large public meeting room and our first floor small study rooms

Throughout the summer, programs for all ages will be available outdoors, and the Summer Reading Program will kick off on July 1.

Curbside Delivery & First Floor Browsing

For those that still require special services, we will continue to have expanded browsing on the first floor – including a children’s and teen collection.  Curbside delivery will continue to be available by appointment, please call the Library to request a curbside pickup.

Computer Use

Computers are available for 1 hour due to demand. Two 20-minute computers are available for checking email and printing.  Children’s room computers re not available at this time.  Remote or curbside printing will no longer be available, but printing will be available in-person at the library.

Children’s Room

We request that families not linger for long amounts of time in the room and that young children are accompanied by an adult and that we reserve the right to limit the number of families in the room should it become too crowded for peace of mind.  Large groups wishing to visit the children’s space will be limited.  Any camp, or other organization that wants to bring a group of children to visit the library must contact the library and speak with the children’s staff in advance.

Mask Policy

While social distance restrictions have been lifted, it is important that the library is a safe space for everyone. Young children and their families are daily visitors at our library. Because most children are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, we SUGGEST that ALL patrons continue to wear masks when inside the library regardless of your vaccination status.  For unvaccinated people, the CDC still recommends masks in any indoor setting and in group settings where social distancing is not possible.

 

Magic by Scott Jameson – Wednesday, August 4, 7:00pm

Don’t miss the show that audiences are calling “Superb!,” “A blast!,” and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family!”  Join us on the front lawn of the library on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:00pm to see magician and juggler Scott Jameson in an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat! (Or perhaps we should say blanket, since we will be on the front lawn and therefore suggest that families bring a blanket on which to sit on the grass.)

This show is appropriate for children aged 4-11.

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Pop-Up Book Sale Saturday August 7th

Join us on the front lawn (36 Salem St) on Saturday, August 7th from 11 am to 2 pm for a mini book sale, held by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  Fiction (both adult and young adult) and children’s books will be available, along with DVDs.

After a little shopping at the library, head down to Pleasant St for the City’s Summer Festival.

We look forward to seeing you at our mini outdoor book sale and out and about in the City.

Thursday, August 5th 7-8:30PM
11th Annual Public Reading by
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Celebrate writing! Join Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative, for their 11th Annual Public Reading on Thursday, August 5th 7-8:30PM online on the Malden Public Library’s YouTube Channel. The group meets twice a month to workshop each others’ work, share ideas, and practice writing techniques. A direct link will be posted shortly before the event.

Members of the 2020-2021 season will read original works.

Some content may be inappropriate for children.

Check out last year’s public reading on the Malden Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Young Adult Book Review: “Throne of Glass”

Join librarian Patrick as he introduces the series of books by author Sarah J. Maas  that starts with “Throne of Glass”.

If you want to sign up for the Summer Reading Program for Young Adults clink the link here to find out how: https://maldenpubliclibrary.org/blog/sign-up-for-the-ya-summer-reading-challenge-2021/

Youth Tie-Dye Day: Thursday July 29th @3PM

Kids age 4-10, and Young Adults in the 5th-12th grade are invited to a program on the lawn of the Malden Public Library, as we TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS!

YOUNG ADULTS:

Young Adults in the 5th-12th grade shirts and spaces available to design and make your own Tie-Dye shirt are first come first serve. Come to the library at 3:00 PM on Thursday July 29th. All the materials are provided for you.

KIDS:

Sign-up is required: Call the Children’s Room at 781-324-0218 to reserve a spot! There will be three sessions to choose from:  3:00, 3:30, and 4:00pm. (The process can get messy, so be sure to wear clothes that can take the abuse.) This tie-dying activity is appropriate for kids ages 4-10 and will take place on the front lawn of the library.

Tie-Dye for Kids: Thursday, July 29 – 3 sessions

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL – ALL SIGN-UP SPOTS ARE TAKEN – THERE IS NO WAITING LIST

Don’t miss the tie-dying fun, starting at 3:00pm on Thursday, July 29! Kids will be able to choose their own colors and tie-dye pattern to create their own personally-designed t-shirt. Sign-up is required:  call the Children’s Room at 781-324-0218 to reserve a spot! There will be three sessions to choose from:  3:00, 3:30, and 4:00pm. (The process can get messy, so be sure to wear clothes that can take the abuse.) This tie-dying activity is appropriate for kids ages 4-10 and will take place on the front lawn of the library.

This program is funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.