Blog: Month: February 2022

Online access to NYT & WSJ

You have access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal online for FREE with your library card! A limited number of passes will be available daily. Once the 72-hour pass has been used, you are allowed to reapply with your existing username and password.

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TONIGHT: Upstander Project’s Film Screening: “Dawnland” March 9th: 7-9pm With Malden Reads

Join us for this special showing of the Upstander Project’s 2018 Emmy Award-Winning film documentary Dawnland.

The one-hour film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by an hour-long Q&A led by Eastern Woodlands Rematriation co-founder Alivia Moore (Penobscot), Upstander Project learning director Dr. Mishy Lesser, and other members of the film-making team. This screening is free, virtual, and live-streamed.

“For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. National News & Documentary Emmy® award winning film DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.”

Register for the event at:

Malden Reads 2022 Dawnland Film March 9 2022


‘Jellyfish,’ a remote Zoom Pastel Painting Workshop

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack ( will present “Jellyfish,” a Zoom pastel
painting workshop for adults and teens 18+ hosted by the Malden Public Library on Monday March 7th, from 6-8pm. This
fun, two-hour workshop, with materials included, guides everyone from the sheer beginner to advanced participants in
producing their very own personalized and original pastel of a stunning jellyfish.

Participants will leave the workshop with their own 12 X 18 painting, all the supplied pastels, pencils, paper, blending
material, and photo references of various and sundry jellyfish for future painting.

Please call 781-324-0218 or stop by the Malden Public Library to pre-register.

This project is supported in part from a grant from the Malden Cultural Council.

NASA @ My Library: Soda Straw Rockets

Youth and Young Adults are invited to learn rocket science!

This easy take-home craft is brought to you by the California Institute of Technology’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) and will teach you how to craft a paper rocket that can be launched from a soda straw. Then it will ask you to modify and design a better rocket while measuring your results and performing Science.

Come to the information desk located on the first floor of the Malden Library to pick-up your craft kit (no sign-up necessary) starting today.


National Library Lover’s Month

Here in Massachusetts, we LOVE our Libraries. During our busy everyday lives, we don’t always get a chance to let our libraries know how much we care about them. But, in recognition of Valentine’s Day, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) invites residents from across the Commonwealth have come together to show libraries some love.  Send your love or an image of yourself reading to: