Blog: Month: July 2015

Hair Braiding

Join licensed hair stylist Brittany Judkins on Tuesday, August 4 from 6–8:30 pm for a hair braiding class. Brittany will teach different braiding options and show tips on how you can improve your technique.

Just bring a friend. All other supplies are supplied by the Library free of charge.


Young Adult Craft: Jewelry Making

Teens in the 6th grade and up sign-up now for our Young Adult Craft Program: “Jewelry Making“. We will be crafting beautiful creations with the help of librarian Cathy Bartlett.

The program will be Tuesday August 11th, from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Program room on the second floor of the library. Materials will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity.

If you want to join us, sign-up is required, and you can do so at the Information Desk at the library, or by calling 781-324-0218 and asking to sign up for the TEEN Jewelry craft.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon

ja_channing_dom_rgb_2764x4096Teens in the 6th Grade and up, join us for a big-budget spectacle Summer Movie on Thursday, July 30, 3pm – 5pm in the Maccario Room. The film is directed by the creators of “The Matrix” and stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. She is the scion of the Planet Jupiter who Ascends to her rightful place on the throne in an intergalactic empire.

The film is brought to us through consideration and funds provided by Preotle, Lane and Associates. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Door prizes include comics provided by New England jupiter-ascending-character-poster-mila-kunisComics in Malden, MA.

Young Adult Gaming Day

Teens in the 6th grade and up, Tuesday, July 28th we will hold our Summer Gaming Party from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room.B009AGXH64hardware

Come test your skill against some of the best players around in Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Wii U system, rock out to rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution, or relax with friends and play a board game. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and comic book door prizes will be given out to all participants.

This Summer Reading program is brought to you by funding provided by Preotle, Lane and Associates.

Welcome to Our New Website

The Malden Public Library welcomes you to our new website. We think you will enjoy the improvements we have made. All of the content from the previous site has been included, plus much more. This new site is much more versatile and automatically adapts its format to any computer, tablet or mobile device to give you the best user experience. The design is cleaner and easier to read while being more colorful and visual at the same time. A few parts of the new site are still under construction, but this will not interfere with your use.

Some highlights of the new site include:

  • The new web site uses responsive design, making it easier to view on all your media devices, from desktop computer to mobile phone
  • Website can be viewed in many different languages via the Translate pull-down in the upper right of the Home page
  • Easy search box for the catalog, hours, events, and more
  • New children’s and teen pages
  • New pages for Converse Memorial Building and Local History Resources

Check out the special “find” icon for searching within either the catalog and the website.


Wednesday, July 22 ~ 6:00 – 6:45 p.m

Learn about print making and then create your work of art using the sun printing process. Free and open to all ages. Program will be followed by the Live on the Lawn Concert Series at 7 p.m.

What is STEAM? STEAM learning is an approach to education that emphasizes the role of arts and design in the learning process for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Many educators believe that the addition of the arts to traditional STEM can bring the important skills of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation into the learning experience.

STEAM in the Art Gallery is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Summer Concert Featuring Four Guys in Tuxes

The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 pm featuring the band Four Guys in Tuxes. This group’s versatility and energy makes for great entertainment with its performance of jazz, swing, rock and blues songs.  Requests will be encouraged and be sure to wear your dancing shoes because you will be dancing and singing along with this talented group of performers.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street). Grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy some great entertainment!

The Live on the Lawn Series continues throughout the summer.  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library. In case of rain, concerts will be held inside. For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at

Young Adult Comic Book Collages

Teens in the 6th grade and up, comic book enthusiasts, and art fans: join us for our Comic Book Collage Art Program. On Tuesday, July 21st from 3:00-5:00 PM join us as we cut, arrange and paste old comic books into beautiful new pieces of art.

We will meet in the Program Room on the 2nd floor of the library, and you don’t need to bring anything except your favorite DC or Marvel comics superhero. Supplies and funding for this program is brought to you by Preotle, Lane & Associates.Mike-Alcantara_web2

Diane Edgecomb, Award-winning Storyteller

On Thursday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m., Diane Edgecomb will tell marvelous stories about “Superheroes Around the World.” People in all countries tell folktales about superheroes with amazing powers! Celebrate our common love of story by coming to hear these exciting and engaging multicultural tales. Recommended for children, ages 4-11.

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

Young Adult Anime Club

akiraTeens in the 6th Grade and up experience this Summer’s first Anime Club meeting. We will watch episodes of shows like ‘Naruto‘ or ‘Attack on Titan‘, or maybe even a film such as ‘Akira‘ or ‘Paprika‘.


We will meet in the Maccario Room on Friday, July 17th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. If you have a favorite manga series feel free to check it out and bring it to the meeting.