Blog: Month: June 2016

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Malden Kicks off Malden’s July 4th Celebrations

Please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day with a series of exciting events at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street on Friday, July 1st.

Taking place from 4 to 6 PM in the Converse Memorial Building, the Library will display the original and the newly digitized version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period. Featured will be the May 27, 1776 document entitled “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” unanimously voted on by the townspeople of Malden to be delivered to the Second Continental Congress via their representative Ezra Sargeant. In the 1776 communication, the voting citizens of Malden renounce the Colony’s ties to the Kingdom of Great Britain and set forth their wish to become an independent “American” republic. The document is credited as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence written in July of 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared their independence from England. The original historical document will remain on display for viewing. At 6 PM attendees will proceed to the front lawn where Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Second Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.”

Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off

Young Adults going into 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join the festivities as we start our Summer Reading Program on June 30th, from 3:00 -4:30 PM in the Maccario Room.

We will have video games, board games, crafts, snacks and drinks for all, and if you are interested in signing up for the Reading Program you can do it then and there. Enjoy your Summer while earning rewards and prizes at the Library.



Funds for this Summer Reading Program and others is provided by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Origami @ the Library

We are pleased to be able to offer our popular Origami program again on Tuesday, June 28th from 6:30–8:30 pm in our Maccario Room. Adults ages 18 and over are invited to make an Origami garden for summer.

Signup is required, as seats are limited. Either stop by the Information desk or call 781.324.0218 to register.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon, Friday July 8th

star-wars-force-awakens-character-postersYoung Adults in the 5th through 12th grade can join us Friday July 8th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Maccario Room as we host our first Friday Afternoon Movie. Come relax in the Air conditioning, enjoy some snacks and watch a new and popular movie.



The first film up is the best selling movie of 2015, from acclaimed film-maker J.J. Abrams and the wizards at Disney, comes the 7th film in the massively epic “Star Wars” saga. The Force has lain dormant for years, but suddenly Awakens in a new generation of heroes starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. Also, who could forget the adorable and charismatic BB-8!



Young Adults currently in the 5th grade through rising 12th graders click here to sign up!

There are a lot of great reasons to sign up for the YOUNG ADULT 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM, but here are the details for earning rewards over the next 6 weeks.


Books and Shoes*Each week that you read and log at least 5 hours you will qualify to get a prize from the Rewards Box at the Information Desk. Prizes include bags, ear buds, pedometers, books and more! Complete this challenge up to 6 times throughout the Summer

*The Weekly Top Reader (who ever reads and logs the most hours) will receive a $25 Gift Card to one of several businesses local and online including Dunkin Donuts, New England Comics and

*At the end of the Summer the Top Readers Overall (those who read and log the most hours over the 6 week program) will win gift cards of larger amounts, and all participants in the program will have chances to win fun raffle prizes at the End-of-Summer Party.


Young Adults currently in the 5th grade through rising 12th graders click here to sign up!





New Museum Passes!

We are pleased to announce that the Malden Public Library now provides the following new discount museum passes to Malden Residents:

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): Each pass admits 2 adults for $5 per person. Children are free.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute: Each pass admits 2 adults for $7 per person. Children are free.

Coming Soon! John F. Kennedy Library & Museum Each pass admits 2 people at $3 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Malden Adult Residents with cards in good standing can book here.

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

Integrated Summer Calendar 2016

Some programs require registration.

Sign up for one of our summer reading programs:

Children up through Grade 5

Children who read at least 120 minutes per week may come in the following week to pick up a prize.

Teens Entering Grades 6-12

Teens who read at least 5 hours a week may come in the following week to pick up a prize. There will also be prizes for teens who read the most!

Adults 18+

This year, adults can play Library Bingo! Adults who complete five squares in a row  may come in to pick up a prize. Adults who fill the whole card will be entered in a raffle to win a gift card. Pick up your card at the library.

Sponsored by Preotle, Lane, and Associates; the Friends of the Malden Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Poetry Readings: Robert Carr & Cammy Thomas ~ June 14

Robert Carr will be launching a new collection of poetry “Amaranth”, published by Indolent Books, at the Malden Public Library on June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. You can preview Bob’s work at

Cammy Thomas, author of Cathedral of Wish and Inscriptions, Four Way Books, will be opening this evening of  poetry where her books will also be available. Please join us for this special local author event.


CD Collins reads from her novel Afterheat

Join us for a reading by author CD Collins on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m.  Kentucky native CD Collins follows the storytelling traditions of the South, both as a solo artist and when accompanied by musicians. As one of originators of the early ‘90s resurgence of spoken-word with live music, her work has been archived in award-winning compact discs: Kentucky Stories, Subtracting Down and Carousel Lounge.

Collins’ fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including The Drum, StoryQuarterly, Salamander, Phoebe and The Pennsylvania Review. Her collection of poetry, Self-Portrait with Severed Head, was published by Ibbetson Street press in 2009. Her collection of short stories, Blue Land, was released in June 2010. Her novel, Afterheat, has just been published.

She has produced a short lyric documentary that chronicles the catastrophic steps of mountaintop removal to retrieve Appalachian coal. She has recently completed a novel and is currently working on a one-woman show. With her band Rockabetty, she has completed her fourth album, Clean Coal Big Lie. She is currently releasing this album in a series of performances