Blog: Month: December 2021

NASA @ My Library: James Webb Space Telescope Launch Reminder

As a potential holiday surprise the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 25th at 7:20 AM EST.

Watch the launch of the heavy payload Ariane-5 rocket LIVE on NASA’s page or their official youtube channel.

Follow the story, learn all about the telescope and its year long mission before the launch. Chart its course as it traverses the solar system over the next year.


For bell hooks

bell hooks has influenced, critiqued, shaped, and driven cultural thought for decades. Her passing has left a hole that will take many voices and many perspectives to fill. Here is a list of some of her enduring work as well as a link to her work and the work of others on whom she has had an impact.

The Library Secret Santa!

Introducing: The Malden Library Secret Santa. On the main display pyramid is a sleigh load of carefully wrapped “presents”. The names and cover art are hidden but we have provided you with a redacted book description.

Choose something that speaks to you, or just let luck take over and pick a present at random. Check it out, unwrap, and enjoy. And best of all it is the present that doesn’t need any upkeep, or storage, or a special battery because…it’s a library item! When you are done, return it to share with the rest of your community. Libraries are gifts that keep on giving. So give it a try and maybe find your next favorite book or movie.

Got Crafty Kids?

When you visit the library, don’t forget to check at the Information Desk to see if there are any “take-and-make” craft kits being offered. There’s usually some craft available that kids can take home and which will only require a few basic items like scissors and a glue stick in order to create the finished product. Questions? Call the Children’s Room direct at 781-388-0803.

New Scavenger Hunt for Kids!

The 12 paper turkeys that were hidden in plain sight around the Children’s Room have now been replaced by 12 paper gnomes. Kids can stop by the Children’s Room desk anytime to request a game sheet and participate in the scavenger hunt. Locate each gnome, write the name next to the corresponding number on the sheet, and when all 12 gnomes have been found, bring the sheet to the Children’s Room desk to claim a little prize. Patience and good observational skills will be rewarded!

New StoryWalk® – The Joyful Book by Todd Parr

Our new StoryWalk® features the colorful and exuberant picture book, The Joyful Book by Todd Parr.
You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this fun picture book on the dates below (weather permitting, of course–precipitation and winds of 13+ mph can be a challenge).
Tuesday, December 14:  10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 15:  1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 16: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, December 20:  11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 21: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22:  1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
And additional dates, as the weather allows.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children—and adults!—to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the walkway, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Our recent StoryWalk® programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon, Dec. 9th 3:00-5:00 PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy the latest and greatest Marvel film in person at the MPL this week. On Thursday, December 9th at 3:00-5:00 PM we will be showing the film based on the comic book character “Shang Chi” in the Maccario Room.

Seating is limited to first come first serve and masks are required, though light refreshments and snacks will be served.