Blog: Month: June 2019

YA Karaoke Party – July 23rd

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to sing their hearts out at our next Karaoke competition! Whether you like to belt out pop classics, classic rap or rock ballads you can enjoy yourself at our Karaoke party.

On Tuesday, July 23rd join us as we take the stage in the Maccario room to enjoy snacks, beverages and our new Karaoke machine. We will be singing from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.

One random singer will be selected to win a prize, and the top singer as determined by the judges will earn a Gift Card reward.

Ice Cream Social @ the Library

Join us on Thursday, June 27th from 1–2:30 pm on the Library’s front lawn for our Ice Cream Social and Summer Reading Kickoff. There will be ice cream sundaes (courtesy of Dairy Delight), live music, crafts, and the opportunity for all (kids/teens/adults) to sign up for our summer reading program.

Don’t forget to pick up one of our summer calendars, with programming for all ages through the summer.

See you there!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Malden Declaration Celebration

Malden Instructions in Historical Context

Join us on Tuesday, June 25th, at 6:30 for Malden Instructions in Historical Context.  Have you wondered how Maldonians became revolutionaries in the 1770s? And how political divisions with Britain—and with neighbors—rocked their world? Explore the events in Massachusetts, Greater Boston, and Malden that led up to the drafting of the Malden Instructions—our declaration of support for American Independence. Learn how Malden dealt with the siege of Boston and why we sent instructions to the Provisional Congress (and what the Provisional Congress was, anyway).

Malden Declaration Day Historic Reading

On Friday, June 28th, please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day .  Schedule :  4:00-6:00 p.m. Malden Instructions Exhibition, a display of the original version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period;  6:00 to 7:00 PM  Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Annual Reading of the town “Instructions” on the library front lawn.  Residents are encouraged to come in costume.  All are welcome.

This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Program is free and open to all.


YA Movie Afternoon – August 8th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on August 8th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the Marvel comic books “Captain Marvel” and the character of Brie Larson is an ex-test pilot drafted to join an alien space force and returns to her native Earth to fight enemies and discover her past.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.

YA Anime Afternoon – July 25th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to Go Beyond…PLUS ULTRA! We will be having our annual Anime Afternoon on Thursday, July 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Come for the snacks and drinks, and get a gift bag based on the popular anime show “My Hero Academia” on your way out.

The film is set in the sensei-super hero world based on the manga “Boku No Academia” and has all your favorite students from classroom 1A. Come and enjoy this action packed adventure the way it should be enjoyed, with your friends at the Library!

YA Movie Afternoon – July 18th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on July 18th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the comic books “SHAZAM!” and the character of Captain Marvel, Billy Batson is a regular teen who after being given super-powers by a wizard tries his best to become a hero.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.

Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off

Young Adults going into the 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join the Summer Reading program at the Malden Public Library, and enjoy our Kick-Off party on FRIDAY June 28th from 3:00-4:30 in the Maccario Room.

We will have games, pizza, snack and drinks to enjoy while you hang out and get ready for a Summer of fun at the MPL. Sign-up gift bags for the Summer Reading program will be available, though our supply is limited so sign up soon.

Young Adult Perler Bead Craft

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to get crafty with the library’s Perler Bead collection. Craft anything you can imagine during the program and make a magnet for your ‘fridge or a cool keychain to carry around. This is an advanced craft, but if it is your first time it is easy to make something small and quick to try it out.

We will meet in the program room of the library on Thursday, July 11th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM, bring your friends and have a crafty good time.

Industrial Eden: The Legacy of Haywardville on Spot Pond Brook

Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

The Middlesex Fells Reservation is one of Metropolitan Boston’s most beautiful and treasured parks. Its natural landscape is well known and celebrated but, did you know it once had a more industrial past?  The first mention of the Middlesex Fells region was in 1629 by the Sprague Brothers. Their careful notes on natural resources lead other colonists to this area including the famous Puritan leader John Winthrop. For the next three centuries, this rocky woodland region was part of the evolving New England landscapes. Generations worked farms in fields, pastures and woodlots. Businesses were established and industry took foothold in various forms. In the blink of an eye, this entire of way of life ceased for a higher cause.

The Middlesex Fells was created for the general public to enjoy forever. Come for an evening to revisit the thriving enterprises, and the entrepreneurs, that changed this place, their towns, the Commonwealth and beyond.  Presented by The Preservation Collaborative, Inc. in partnership with the Malden Public Library.  Free to all.

These programs is funded as part of Converse 2020: Exploring the Industrial History of Malden, a two-year program brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional funds from the Malden Public Library.

Featured Artist – Lisa DeCobert

Lisa DeCobert is our May & June Rotating Art Artist. Lisa is a successful multi-medium artist known for her work in oil, acrylic, hand cut paper, collage, ink on paper, sculpture and jewelry. Coming from a family of trained artists, Lisa is predominantly self-taught. Her exhibit at the Library is titled “Through My Eyes” and can be described as an abstract depiction of cities in her memory or dreams.
Lisa’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of June.