Blog: Month: December 2015

Give a Gift That Gives Back

Support the Malden Public Library—Art Notecards—$15/box

Each box of note cards comes with an assortment of 12 cards (and envelopes) featuring favorite art works from the Converse Art Galleries. Remember, your purchase helps to support the educational programs and collections of the Malden Public Library.


Author Talk with Michael Hartigan (Stone Angels)

Author Michael Hartigan will read from his new book Stone Angels (Merrimack Media) at the Malden Public Library on Monday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book will be available at the reading.

Hartigan studied English and Psychology at Providence College, which is where much of the Stone Angels story takes place. He earned a graduate degree at Boston University before entering politics and public relations. Hartigan is the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Writer award from Merrimack Media. A native of Saugus, Hartigan currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

Stone Angels, Hartigan’s gritty and fast-paced debut novel, follows Augustine Shaw as he embarks on a road trip from college in Providence, Rhode Island to Key West, Florida, where he hopes the sun and insobriety will help drown his past. But the reprieve is only temporary. On the dark road home, Shaw is thrust into a dizzying array of memories, forcing him to relive the heartache he caused, the reputations he shattered, and the two friends he killed. Shaw races towards a final decision: bury his secrets forever, or seek redemption in the arms of a full confession. Visit for details, photos, and an author bio.

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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.