Blog: Month: April 2022

Museum Pass Discount Program Available

Did you know that thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Malden Public Library, city residents can reserve discount passes to area attractions? Each week we will be highlighting one of the many amazing institutions your library card helps you access through our Museum Pass program!
For a full list of institutions and reservation information, visit our website or give us a call at 781-324-0218.

**Canceled** Art & Poetry Workshop **New Date TBA!**

Due to unforeseen circumstances for the artist, the program tonight has been canceled. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will reschedule this event, new date to be announced.  Check back to see what other programs the library has to offer in the future.

Join us Tuesday, April 26th at 4 pm for an Art & Poetry Workshop. Jerry Beck of the Revolving Museum invites people ages 6–90+ to create original art and poetry. The finished works will be shown on the Revolving Museum in the Summer of 2022.

Light refreshments will be served.

This program is available courtesy of The Malden Public Library and Malden Reads

NASA @ My Library: Sorting Games & Moon Phases – Apr. 28th

Youth and Young Adults are invited to join in a live event at the Malden Public Library as part of our NASA @ My Library programming.

Join us on Thursday, April 28th from 3PM to 4:00 in the Program Room to play the Sorting Game and learn about the phases of the moon with sandwich cookies!

To sign up please call the library at 781-324-0218 with your name, grade and email. Space is limited so sign up today for this team space discussion and game.

**Canceled** Community is full of drama


The program tonight has been canceled.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Check back to see what other programs the library has to offer in the future.



Register online or in person at the Library.


Learn how we can build a stronger community through theater.
Thursday April 28
7:00 PM
Malden Public Library – Program Room


This free hands on workshop will be teaching basic theater skills as a way to promote story sharing among Malden’s varied communities. It is offered to adults and teenagers 13+. People without and with theater experience are equally encouraged to participate. Folks who might be interested in story telling, theater, or maybe just a place to practice communicating after the last two years of Covid. This workshop is being led by instructors from Harvard’s American Repertory Theater.

Bring a city’s characters to life

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, is dedicated to creating a meaningful dialogue with our communities outside of our theaters. Our goal with these workshops is to create a stronger community by collaborating with our audiences and students. In collaboration with Malden Public Library, artists from the A.R.T.’s Education and Engagement Team will offer their craft and teaching to our community through a series of theatrical classes. The goal of these classes is to build a stronger community, and help individuals to tap on their own creative voice in relations with others.


Register online  or in person at the Library.


For more information contact:
Vahdat Yeganeh
American Repertory Theatre

Stephen Deloney
Malden Public Library

Pumpernickel Puppets: Wednesday, April 20, 3:00pm

On Wednesday, April 20, at 3:00 pm, Pumpernickel Puppets will perform “Sir George and the Dragon,” a show that is appropriate for ages 3-8. Puppeteer John McDonough will also demonstrate how different puppets work and how kids can make their own puppets and put on shows at home. Don’t miss this fun and entertaining family event!

This program is funded by the Anna Yaghjian Fund.

TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wed., April 20th: 6-8pm

Movie Night is back and in-person! Join us on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 6:00-8:00pm in the Program Room.

A poignant story of love, laughter, and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s Belfast. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG-13 (98 min.) (2021)

Reservations required. Space is limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 to reserve your space. Movie times are approximate.

TONIGHT: Malden Reads: Book Discussion With Mayor Gary Christenson: Wed., April 13th 7-8pm

The Malden Public Library is proud to host our annual Malden Reads Book Discussion with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 7–8 pm in the Ryder Gallery of the Converse Art Museum at Malden Public Library. Light refreshments will be available beforehand.

This year, Malden Reads has selected a collection of poems for the first time ever. Our 2022 season book selection is An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. For those who don’t prefer poetry, we ask that you give this collection a chance. Poetry is meant to be heard, absorbed, and reflected on, and we are all thrilled for the opportunity to do so.

An American Sunrise deals with loss, memory, and the nature of joy and hope. The collection also explores human rights and socio-political equity across American cultures and communities (which is especially relevant to our diverse city of Malden), the values of various indigenous peoples, and the importance of our land and environment.

Our book discussion this year will begin with one of the poems in the collection called For Those Who Would Govern. So join us for an evening of sharing poetry, ideas, art, and joy of gathering with our neighbors.

National Library Week 2022

National Library Week 2022

April 3 – April 9, 2022

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.

“Connect with Your Library” spotlights libraries as places to get connected to the internet, use computers, and access other technology resources. It reinforces the idea that libraries are places to connect with media, programs, ideas—and, of course, books! Likewise, libraries connect communities to each other!