Blog: Month: May 2023

Do You Have MassHealth? You Might Need To Renew Your Benefits. See The Dates Below For More Information.

MassHealth requires all members to renew this year. If you have MassHealth scan the QR code so you know what to expect.

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) will be at the Malden Public Library to discuss how to renew your health benefits through MassHealth. You do not need to make an appointment and the open–question format is available to everyone, regardless of age. Drop by the Library at one of the times listed below to talk with MVES:

June 1, 2023: 1:00-3:00pm (Thursday)

June 15, 2023: 3:00-5:00pm (Thursday)

July 13, 2023: 1:00-3:00pm (Tuesday)

The Library will also have in-person materials provided by Mystic Valley Elder Services, including additional translations of the MassHealth renewal information flyers in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Portuguese, and Haitian-Creole. Please call Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information or Mystic Valley Elder Services at 781-324-7705.

MVES MassHealth

Busy Intersection : Where Art And Poetry Meet

The Malden Public Library welcomes Terry E. Carter, the Poet Laureate of Medford for an engaging opportunity to learn about “ekphrastic” poetry, which seeks to interpret a piece of visual art poetically.  This month our Rotating Artists are students from the Malden Public High School and their artwork will be the subject of Terry’s program.  This will be a fun and engaging program for all ages.

Join us on Saturday June 10th from 3-4:30 pm.

Registration is encouraged.

Questions, contact Marita.



In This Together: Historic Friendships That Made Malden

Join us on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a talk by local historian and author Dee Morris titled: “In This Together: Friendships That Made Malden”. It will be an exploration and celebration of the importance of friendship in building the Malden community.

Many Malden residents from the past became good friends, while supporting a cause, working together towards a common goal or transacting business,. Their life stories reveal their mutual respect and affection and is important to the development our city. Philanthropist Elisha S. Converse, artist Ernest Ipsen, abolitionist Harriet Robinson and socially prominent Alice May Davenport and others heavily relied on their trusted connections. Even in our own time, friendship still builds community. Dee Morris is a scholar and educational consultant specializing in the nineteenth-century history of Greater Boston. She is the author of A Brief History of Somerville, Medford: A Brief History and Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Séances, Mediums & Immortality. Her goal is help us all connect to our civic ancestors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and the Robinson Lecture Fund.

Monthly Book Group starting in June!

Are you interested in joining a group to discuss interesting books?  Join us this month as we discuss the book Maame by Jessica George.  We’ll be hosting two sessions, one on Tuesday June 20th from 11-12pm

and a second one Thursday June 22nd from 7-8pm.

Registration is encouraged.

Stop by the library to pick up a copy.

Contact Marita if you have questions


Friends Spring Book Sale: May 5th (Preview) & May 6th (Books & Coffee!!)

Friends! Coffee! Books!

The Spring Book Sale is here! On Friday, May 5th from 6-9pm, if you join the Friends of the Malden Public Library you will have early access to the best books.

Membership is a bargain: $10 (students & seniors), $15 (individual), or $30 (family). Books, DVDs, CDs and more range in price from $0.25 to $2.00.

Don’t miss the Main Book Sale on Saturday, May 6th from 10am-2pm. We have a special surprise: Coffee and a Book—the Perfect Blend!

Malden’s own New England Coffee Company will be here serving up amazing coffee in exchange for a donation to the Friends. All proceeds benefit the Friends and the Malden Public Library.

Your membership in the Friends helps support Malden Public Library in providing free programs, discount museum passes, movie nights, children’s programs, language learning apps, concerts, and more for the Malden community.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Artist Reception – Youveline Joseph May 13, 2-3pm

The Malden Public Library is happy to showcase local artists’ work.  This month features artist Youveline Joseph.

Her work places Black people as the subject matter and focal point. The need for positive representation in all aspects of life is essential to solidifying the upcoming generations’ acceptance and love of their individuality. Her work explores the Black experience, essence, and the diversity within the Black Diaspora.

You can meet Youveline on Saturday May 13 from 2-3pm, and for more information about her work, check out her website