Blog: Month: August 2023

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative Information Session 9/21 at 7pm

Join us for an information session about our local library writers’ group. Meet members, ask questions, get a sense of how our writers’ group supports current and aspiring writers. All abilities and styles are welcome! Information session begins at 7pm on Thursday the 21st and will conclude at 8:30pm.

Citizen Science Last Group Tour – Thursday August 31

Let’s do some science! And also enter to win some really cool prizes. Thursday August 31st at 3pm meet Cait at the library to explore our local ecology and contribute to citizen science. Participants will automatically be entered into the prize drawing for one of three STEM based prizes: a telescope, a group gift certificate to Boda Borg, or a kids Kindle tablet.  These prizes were generously donated by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and Boda Borg.

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Poetry is back! After our Summer hiatus, Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz has returned to a monthly Saturday morning slot. This month we will be meeting  Saturday September 16th from 11am -12:30pm. The program will continue on Zoom.

Lloyd has chosen the Lost Pilot by James Tate for our discussion. A copy of the Zoom link and the poem will be shared via email to everyone who signs up for the mailing list. Registration is required, to join fill out the form here:

This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New Library of Things!

Doing some home improvements, planning an outdoor expedition, or thinking of picking up a new hobby? Check out Malden Public Library’s new “Library of Things”! We are excited to be providing a wide variety of items, including a metal detector, telescope, binoculars, Blu-Ray player, photo scanner, and more to come. The Library of Things is available to borrow from for free, to adult Malden residents with a Malden library card in good standing. Items can be checked out for two weeks at a time. For more information, contact the library at 781-324-0218, or check out the Library of Things online on our website here.


Annual Malden Fairy House Festival & Story Time at Pine Banks Park

The Annual Malden Fairy House Festival will be held at Pine Banks Park on Saturday, August 26th from 12 Noon to 4 PM with a rain date of Sunday August 27th. Fairy Houses are structures for fairies and nature’s other friends (hobbits, elves, gnomes and trolls) to visit. The whimsical event is being organized by Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy in conjunction with the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and Pine Banks Park.  All are invited to either pre-build a house or make one in the Builder’s Workshop on the day of the event to be entered into the Fairy House Walk contest. Malden Public Library Director Dora St. Martin will offer a story time at 2 p.m.

What should you read next?

The Malden Public library is now offering curated newsletters with the newest titles.   You can sign up to receive a few or many, it’s all up to you.  We hope these newsletters help you decide what to read next.

Click this link to register.



End of Summer Party: Rain or Shine 8/18 @11am

Join us to celebrate the end of the summer season on Friday, August 18th at 11 am. We’ll have cake, music, games and a ton of fun! We may even have some special butterfly guests. Our party will go on rain or shine. If the rain will go away, we will picnic on the lawn, but if the clouds don’t cooperate this party will move indoors to the Maccario room. We’v accomplished so much together this summer, let’s celebrate! Every little bit has come together to make an absolutely inspiring season. Thank you all for being a part of our hive!

In-Library Chromebooks Now Available!


Need to take a Zoom call in a study room, or prefer to do some online work upstairs? Chromebooks are now available for in-library use! You can borrow a Chromebook (along with a mouse and charger) for up to 4 hours with an adult Malden library card in good standing. Chromebooks do not have Microsoft Word and cannot connect directly to the printer, but you can ask a librarian to help you print. Late fees of $.50/hour do apply.

Artist Reception Monday August 14th 6-7pm

Local artist Sarah Gerould’s work will be on display at The Malden Public Library throughout the month of August.

Sarah’s themes include the natural world and can be seen as serious, humorous, grotesque and serene.   Her landscapes and creatures are an escape back to places she has been and loved, and an expression of her commitment to the natural world. This commitment is reflected in her art, professional career, and environmental advocacy.

A reception for Sarah Gerould will be held on Monday August 14 from 6-7pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.