Blog: Month: October 2016

Holiday Food Drive for the Salvation Army

Bring a little cheer to a struggling family.  Library patrons can contribute to the Salvation Army’s work in Malden to make the holiday season festive for others.

These items will be gladly accepted:
♦    stuffing
♦    dry gravy
♦    mashed potatoes
♦    canned tuna, chicken or other canned goods
♦    apple sauce
♦    cranberry sauce
♦    peanut butter
Food for ethnic groups in the vicinity is welcomed; staples, such as rice or beans, are always good additions to the pantry.

The collection container will be out on the main floor opposite the circulation desk. The food drive will continue after Thanksgiving to gather donations for Christmas meals.



Book Sale! This Weekend!

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold their annual Book Sale this weekend, October 28th and 29th.

The preview sale will start on Friday evening, October 28th from 6–9 p.m. for Friends of the Malden Public Library only. On Saturday, October 29th the sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. in the book sale room in the Library’s basement.

Children’s books are $.25 or 5 for $1.00
Young adult and adult books:
paperbacks $.50
hardcovers $1.00

If you are interested in attending on Friday evening, it’s easy to become a Friend. Membership forms are available at the Library and will be available on the evening of the Preview. And view our YouTube video.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon

Young Adults in the 6th through the 12th grade are invited to join us on October 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Maccario Room for our Feature Presentation of the live-action film based on the blockbuster game series “Warcraft”.

Watch as the Orcs and Humans fight in a war that neither wants for dominance in the lands of Azeroth. Starring Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper, and directed by Duncan Joneswow


MPL Gifted Microfilm Reader

Malden Public Library was so pleased to be given a gift of a new microfilm reader for our local history room by the Piccolo Family Charitable Foundation. The Scanpro 3000 will enable users to produce digital output in multiple forms including pdf, digital word search, resident internet links, and enhanced digital imaging of degraded text and photos. This equipment can currently be found in the best research libraries and universities.

The donation from the Piccolo Family Charitable Foundation was presented to Library Director Dora St. Martin and Library Board of Trustees President John Tramondozzi by C. Henry Kezer, President of the Foundation and Laura Hodgin, Treasurer. The Mary F. Piccolo Foundation was created for the purpose of supporting educational and scholastic enterprises of Malden, Melrose and surrounding communities. The Library and the Malden community thank the Foundation for their generous support.

For more information, please read the article on the City of Malden website.

Photo by City of Malden.

Join the Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Are you a local writer? Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers? Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others? Are you open minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?

Then please join The Malden Writers’ Collaborative for their Informational Session on Thursday, October 6th at the Malden Public Library beginning promptly at 7:00 PM. Here we will talk about group expectations, group etiquette, and hear first hand experiences from past members. Interested parties will sign up for the 2016-2017 season at the end of this session. The group will then be closed to additional members until the 2017-2018 season.

Please contact the facilitator, Evangeline Vickery, with any questions at