Blog: Month: March 2023

Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals: Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 a.m.

Lindsay’s funny, fast paced, and highly interactive variety show delights the young and the young at heart! Kids will meet several larger-than-life, hand-crafted puppets. Maybe a dancing robot, a shy dragon, a heroic tiger, or a singing dinosaur! Come find out who’s making an appearance this time!

Lindsay has been performing full time since 2011. Through animated storytelling and thoughtful messaging, she hopes to inspire creative play, resilience, and empathy in even the youngest. She also believes shared joy and laughter strengthens communities. This program, offered in collaboration with the  North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network, is a great fit for ages 3-8 and families.

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Meet-the-Author Storytime: Tuesday, April 18, noon

Children are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 18, at noon and meet local children’s book author, Christine Ricci-McNamee. She will be reading from her two picture books, Logan and the Lost Luggage and Louella and the Librarian. Afterwards, she will be available to talk with children about the process of writing a book, sign books, and answer any questions. Her books will be available for purchase. Most appropriate for ages 5-7

Good News! Check Out Up To 10 DVDs For 14 Days

Good News! You can now check out up to 10 Malden DVDs or Blu-Rays for up to 14 days with your Malden Public Library or Boston Public Library card. This applies to all of the adult, children’s, Chinese language, world languages, and English Language Learner DVDs and Blu-Rays.

You can check out up to 10 Malden DVDs + 10 Boston DVDs (20 DVDs total) on your card. You may also renew them up to two times if they are not being requested.

Don’t forget, you can stream movies on Kanopy or Hoopla, too, with your Malden Public Library or Boston Public Library card. To find out more:



Malden Office of Housing Stability

The Malden Office of Housing Stability will be at the Malden Public Library Wednesday, June 28th from 10 am to 12 pm for a free legal clinic to discuss housing concerns, eviction, financial assistance, affordable housing, etc. with an attorney.

Call 781-322-9119 ext. 146 or email with questions


“At Housing Families, we work with clients to ensure a dignified experience when facing
eviction or homelessness. We understand that many factors can contribute to achieving
housing equity, and we provide holistic programming to overcome the barriers required to
achieve permanent housing and well-being.
• Emergency Family Shelter
• Emergency Individual Shelter
• Permanent Supportive Housing
• Housing Search and Stabilization Case Management

Legal Services
Housing Families is committed to providing housing assistance, which also includes the
prevention of homelessness. We provide free legal assistance to help clients stay in their
homes and offer other crucial legal advice. Our legal services team is unique, as they work
with case managers and clients to identify resources, skills, and training that will in turn
provide financial support and stability.
• Free Legal Assistance
• Rental Assistance
• Case Management”

The Book Squad – book club for 4th & 5th graders

Beginning November 3, this book club for 4th and 5th graders will meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for 45 minutes. The program will include an informal book discussion, some snacks, and a book-related activity when appropriate. Sign up at the Children’s Room desk or by calling the Children’s Room at 781.388.0803. Regular attendance is encouraged. Pick up the book from the Children’s Room desk before the club meeting.

Malden Reads Film Screening: The Cats Of Mirikitani And Q&A With Director Linda Hattendorf

Malden Public Library and Malden Reads are excited to announce a special screening of the film, “The Cats of Mirikitani,” on Wednesday, March 15, 2023: 6:00-8:00pm. We will be joined by the film’s director, Linda Hattendorf (via Zoom), for a Q&A discussion after the film.

In 2001, Linda Hattendorf, meets an elderly homeless man on the streets of New York City who creates whimsical paintings of cats and only accepts money from passers-by if they take one of his paintings in exchange. As the tragedy of 9/11 unfolds, Hattendorf invites the artist into her home and learns that he is Jimmy Mirikitani, a Sacramento, California-born man whose family moved from California to Hiroshima, only to flee Japan as WWII begins. Over time, with remarkable compassion and empathy from Hattendorf, Mirikitani reveals that he is a “Grand Master Artist” who once met Jackson Pollock, and that during WWII he was one of the thousands of Japanese-American people who were forced to go to Tule Lake, one of the most notorious Japanese-American internment camps during WWII. This profound and gripping documentary is a story of art, resilience, compassion, and healing and is not to be missed.

This film screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2023 season of events for the graphic novel, “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei.  Pick up a copy of the book in English or Spanish at the Library or read the e-book via Libby or Hoopla with your Library card. For more information about this event, please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218. Join us for the film screening in-person at the Library or register for the Q&A at:

Co-sponsored by the Malden Reads and the Malden Public Library.

YA Movie Afternoon: March 16th 3:00-5:00 PM

Catch up on Lightning based DC comic book films before the release of the next Shazam film with a look at a film based on the character Black Adam!

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to watch the latest DCEU film in the Maccario Room on Thursday, March 16th from 3:00-5:00 PM.

Snacks and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so grab your seats when the doors open at 3:00 PM.