Blog: Month: August 2020

Thursday, August 20th 7-8:30PM 10th Annual Public Reading by The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Watch live on the Malden Public Library’s YouTube Channel
Celebrate writing! Join Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative, for their 10th Annual Public Reading on Thursday, August 20th 7-8:30PM online. The group meets twice a month to workshop each others’ work, share ideas, and practice writing techniques. A link will be posted shortly before the event.

Members of the 2019-2020 season will read original works:

    Jason Rubin – “Little Red Pool of Blood”
    Felicia Ryan – Blue – “Blue is the color of the year”, “Drift Away” and “Trapped in my Yoga Top”
    Rebekah Brooks – Ceaseless Faith
    Jason Kenney – “No Sign of the Morning”
    Heather Angell – an unnamed selection
    Jeff Taylor – poems “Wall Dogs”, “Catfish” and “WAKEY, WAKEY”
    Christopher Hickey – “Fall Guise”

Some content may be inappropriate for children.

New: Virtual Movie Night Chat via Zoom

Join us for Malden Public Library’s first Virtual Movie Night Chat via Zoom on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 7:00-8:00pm. Watch This Beautiful Fantastic at home and join us for the online chat. The film stars Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Tom Wilkerson.

This Beautiful Fantastic is “A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikely of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London.” If you love libraries, books, or gardening, you might enjoy this enchanting, romantic hidden gem. This Beautiful Fantastic is wonderful storytelling for the whole family. Rated PG (93 min.) (2016)

Join us for a relaxed chat online and share your ideas about the film; it would be great to connect with the Malden community.

Use your Malden Public Library Card to set up an account and

Find the film here (Kanopy):

Or here (Hoopla):

You must register for this event by e-mailing:

Details of the Zoom chat will be sent to you shortly before the film chat starts.

New English Conversation Class via Zoom

Do you want to learn to speak English? We have a new English Conversation Class for adult students. Learn English at home on your computer or smartphone. Classes meet online via Zoom on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. You must register for the class. Please e-mail Stacy Holder (English Conversation Librarian) at:

Free Book for the first 20 students. We will have general English conversation and we will read part of “The Old Man and the Sea.”

How to Take a Sensory Nature Walk (Urban Ecology Series)

Don’t go for just any walk, take a sensory nature walk!
Cultivate a keen eye—and nose, ear, and hand—when evaluating the qualities of our living world. Then use these observational skills to explore your local urban or suburban environment.
This program was designed by the MIT Public Library Innovation Exhange (PLIX) for students in grades 3-8, but can be enjoyed by anyone.
Pick up the Urban Ecology kit at the Malden Public Library. Call 781-324-0218 to reserve yours! If you can’t obtain one, most of these materials, or replacements for them can be found in the home.
This is part one in the Urban Ecology Series. Join Librarian Jean live Wednesday, August 12th at 3PM for part 2: Tangible Ecosystem (be sure to collect 8-10 specimens on your walk before this program). The Zoom link will be posted in the event calendar a few minutes before the program.

YA Duct Tape Roses Craft

Teens in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to get crafty with the Malden Public Library from home. Come by the library and pick up a YA Craft bag starting Wednesday, or use craft materials you have lying around the house and join in and learn how to make a Rose out of Duct Tape!

The program goes lives at 3PM on August 13th and you can join up then or watch at your leisure on our youtube channel after that!

Young Adult Drawful 2-sday!

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to join Librarian Patrick for online gaming. Get out your sketching finger and get ready for Drawful 2, whose grand prize winner will get a $10 gift card.

So get ready to game, Tuesday, August 11th at 3PM, sign up by emailing and get notified when we go live!

Armchair Travel: Planning Your Grown-Up Gap Year in Paradise

Join us on Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM to learn that a Gap year is not just for high school and university students.  Many young working adults to mid-career executives, and even people close to retirement are enjoying a gap year in paradise.  A gap year can help you pursue your passions, immerse yourself in another culture, volunteer, develop career skills or explore new career paths, learn a new language, or even provide an opportunity to “practice retirement” and extend your working life.  This program will provide information to help you answer those nagging questions, “Can I Afford It? “What about my pets and children?” and “What will it be like returning to work?”