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Preschool Storytime (age 3+) starts Oct. 6

Storytime for preschoolers (age 3 and older) will be offered weekly on a drop-in basis on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning October 6. Each hour-long program will feature several picture books, songs and rhymes, and a simple craft. No need to register! Just come to the Children’s Room on Thursdays and arrive by 10:30 a.m.

(Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate preschool groups in the post-storytime craft activity, but groups are welcome to attend the picture book portion at the beginning of the program.)

Firefighter Storytime – Thursday, 10:30 am, September 22, 2022

Young children are invited to join us for this special drop-in storytime program on Thursday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m. Malden Firefighter Bill Sullivan will read aloud a picture book and talk about fire safety and what firefighters do. No registration required. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Preschool groups are welcome, but please call 781-388-0803 in advance.

Welcoming Week At The Library: September 9th-18th

Whether it’s starting a new job, changing schools or neighborhoods, we all know how it feels to not belong. That is why we’re celebrating the places and spaces #WhereWeBelong for #WelcomingWeek2022! Welcoming Week is an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants.

 

Join us this September to celebrate the spirit of welcoming in Malden. Stop by the Malden Public Library and learn more about Welcoming Week, our digital language learning apps (including for English Language Learners), our new World Language books, and a few fun surprises!

StoryWalk®: Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark

This month’s StoryWalk® features the wonderful picture book Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark. “This is a book about how childlike curiousity can transform ordinary days into extraordinary adventures.” You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this story on days when there is no threat of rain or gusty winds.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children—and adults!—to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the walkway, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Our recent StoryWalk® programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, September 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Adults are welcome to come to the Program Room for a night of friends & gaming as we bring out our collection of board games to play.

Join us on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, and play one of our many popular board games or bring your own to play! Board Game Night for Adults is the second Wednesday of the month, so mark your calendars now!

NASA @ My Library: Balloon Rockets Take&Make

Kids, Young Adults and Families are invited to sign up now for our take home experiment in partnership with NASA @ My Library: BALLOON ROCKETS! Learn all about propulsion from this small test and craft your own device to beat your own record.

Call the library at 781-324-0218 to reserve your take-home craft bag today, and come into the library at the Information Desk to pick it up. These are limited so please one per household, and make sure to reserve yours today!

Movie Night: Wednesday, September 28th: 6-8pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a movie based on the bestselling book, “Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

“A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.” Rated PG-13 (125 min.) (2022)

This film is free and open to the public.  Movie times are approximate.  Registration required. Space limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

September is library card sign up month. And ALA and I Love Libraries have partnered to offer a $100 gift card to a lucky library lover. Just post a photo of you and your library card as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries page. Don’t forget to not include any personal information in your photo (just show us the front of the card). #GetLibraryCarded promotion begins Today, at 1pm EST and ends Friday, September 23, at 1pm EST.  Check back to see all the ways you can use your library card and all the reasons to love your library. We’ll be featuring the many uses, programs, and perks of using your library card regularly.