Blog: Month: July 2020

Friday Folk and Fairy Tales for Adults Complete Schedule!

Spend your Friday afternoons with the staff at the Malden Public Library reading you grown up folk and fairy tales. Listen to heros, heroines, tragic lovers, transformed travelers, and dancers with the devil as they meet challenges and overcome them. Let us tell you a story and while we are at it inspire you to take another look at your own challenges with fresh eyes and renewed purpose. Books and stories are our road maps to the struggles that always face human kind. And fairy tales take those struggles and distill them down to their essential matter, hide them in a bit of the fantastic, and then give us the strength and inspiration to push on no matter how big the dragon or how large our pile of straw becomes.

We’ll post new readings every Friday at 1215pm, you can catch the link on our calendar or Facebook event listing. You can also listen and watch on our Youtube channel or find our playlist and catch up on the stories you missed.

Complete list of events:

June 26th @ 1215 pm

July 3rd @ 1215 pm

July 17th @ 1215 pm

July 24th @ 1215 pm

July 31st @ 1215 pm

August 7th @ 1215 pm

August 21st @ 1215 pm

August 28th @ 1215 pm

And check out our Fall offerings when they arrive. As with most adventures things may change and new challenges may come so check back with us to see where we’ve gotten to on our journey.


UPDATED: Young Adult Yoga via Zoom!


Teens in the 5th through 12th grade can join us on August 6th, from 3:00-4:00 PM for a free Yoga class via zoom. Trained youth Yoga instructor Katie will be there to guide you through a relaxed and healthy afternoon class.

Please email librarian Patrick at to reserve your spot in the zoom call, or with any question you may have.

Career Workshop: Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview
Thursday, August 6th 7-8:30PM

Virtual Book Hangouts with the Staff

Looking for your next summer read? Or do you have a book you are dying to share with people? Spend an hour with some book lovers and librarians to talk about the books you loved, books you hated, or get some first hand recommendations for new books to try. There are multiple upcoming dates so check here to see when you can drop by on Zoom for a chat with some fellow readers.

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday 7/28 @12:15 pm

Thursday 8/13 @ 12:15 pm

Tuesday 8/18 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday 8/27 @ 12:15 pm

Tuesday 9/1 @ 7:30 pm

Links to this Zoom program are typically posted 5-15 minutes prior to the event and can be reached by clicking on the event on our calendar or by following the Zoom link posted on the FB event page. If you have trouble accessing Zoom or this program you can call the library during our hours of operation and a librarian will be happy to help you.

Check back for more dates in September. And look for our updated book recommendations from each session posted to our social media.

Campfire Ghost Stories (New recurring event!)

Horror fans, podcast ghouls, and people who love a good scare before bedtime join us for virtual campfire ghost stories. If you were a fan of Are You Afraid of the Dark? or are missing the feeling of a chilly night with a good fire under the stars then these are the tales for you! Haunted tales told with a virtual fire crackling in the background; we will scare you, delight you, and hopefully lull you into a night of uneasy dreams. Muhahaha.

After each creepy episode you can come back here to relive the stories or catch up on stories you might have missed. In fact here comes one right now!

Schedule of haunts:

Thursday 7/23 @730 pm 


Thursday 7/30 @ 730pm

Tuesday 8/4 @ 730pm

Friday 8/21 @ 730 pm

Thursday 8/27 @ 730 pm

More dates to follow us into the Fall.

Bookmark this page and check back for new stories or watch a whole playlist and let us scare you into your eternal rest…

200th Birthday Celebration of Elisha Converse

Join us for a celebration of the 200th birthday of Elisha Slade Converse, the first Mayor of Malden, president of the Boston Rubber Shoe Co., and major benefactor to many organizations in the City of Malden.  We invite you celebrate Elisha’s 200th birthday with family and friends on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. via zoom.  A link to the zoom meeting will be posted on the library’s calendar page one hour prior to the event at

Born in 1820, Elisha Slade and Mary Diana Edmands Converse were the largest benefactors of many of Malden’s most important institutions, including the Malden Public Library (Converse Memorial Building), Pine Banks Park, Fellsmere Pond and Park, the Malden YMCA, the First Baptist Church, the Malden Hospital, the Malden Home for the Aged Persons, the Malden Auditorium, Malden Associated Charities, Malden Industrial Aid Society and the Malden Day Nursery, and many other community organizations.  In 1853, Elisha founded the Boston Rubber Shoe Company, which was Malden’s largest employer and the world’s largest producer of fine rubber boots, shoes, and overshoes.

Due to the pandemic, “Converse 2020,” a community-wide celebration and exhibition has been delayed until June 2021.



UPDATED: YA Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons



Ya and Teens in the 6th through 12th grade are invited online to learn all about Dungeons and Dragons! Patrick will be sharing his expertise and background in the game in a brief introduction to the history, mechanics and instructions that will help you dive into an online game and play!

This will be a zoom meeting call that you can request to be added to by e-mailing or calling 781-324-0218 and asking for Patrick.



UPDATED: Young Adult Jackbox Trivia!

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to test their Trivia chops as we dive into the world of Trivia Murder Party 2! Jackbox games will require that you have access to Zoom and a separate window or mobile device. The game is trivia with a twist of mini-games and macabre humor!

The overall winner, or group of winners if needs dictate, will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Card, so more than pride is on the line!


Bring your A-Game on Tuesday July 28th, from 3:00-4:00 PM!