Blog: Month: June 2024

Summer Reading Prize Week 1

We are wrapping up our first week of reading here at the Library and we just want to remind you to log your minutes for the prize this week. We are very excited to announce our first summer reading prize is a certificate good for $5 at Bam Bam Chicken! They are very kindly sponsoring this week of reading by encouraging kids and teens dive into a good book or 10.
Bam Bam Chicken is located at 2 Florence Street, Malden right across from the Malden Train station. You can pick up your certificate at either the Information desk (for Teens) or the children’s desk (for kids in 5th grade or younger). To see their menu or get location details check out their website
Did you forget to register? No problem, you can sign up and log your reading at our Beanstack site, the app (search Beanstack), or at any desk at the Library. Don’t forget to register for the summer reading challenge for your age group when you sign up!
Psst…Adults we don’t have Bam Bam Chicken, but we have cool prizes you can win for Summer Reading, if you submit your minutes, we’ll enter you in a raffle. More details in a different post!

Spanish-English Storytelling: The Song of the Chimiria – Wed., July 10, 6:30pm

Join us on Wednesday evening, July 10, for a cultural and literary adventure! Presented in both English and Spanish, this beautiful Guatemalan folktale tells the story of the “chirimia”, whose music is sweeter even that of the birds. The protagonists are a Mayan princess and a young man whose love for he sends him on a quest for the purest song in the woods.   This fun program features storytelling, a creative activity, and a more dynamic activity.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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

Bonaparté’s Family Magic Concert: Tuesday, July 16, 3pm

Don’t miss this fabulous show on Tuesday, July 16, at 3pm! The Family Magic Concert is a high energy, interactive funfest, full of amazing magic and hilarious comedy as well as the dramatic appearance of ‘Snow,’ a beautiful, fluttering white dove and ‘Fluffy,’ an adorable fuzzy bunny.

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

Friends’ Wine Tasting June 21

The Friends of the Malden Public Library are hosting a Wine Tasting to benefit the Malden Public Library on Friday, June 21 from 7–9 pm, in the historic Converse Library and Art Galleries at 36 Salem St in Malden. Enjoy a selection of wines, food selections from Malden’s finest establishments, live piano music, a silent raffle, and a VIP tour of the art galleries starting at 6:30 pm.

The Friends’ Wine Tasting was a popular event, first held in 2002 and continued annually until Covid 19 interrupted the fundraiser. But in coordination with the City of Malden’s 375 anniversary celebration and Kappy’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Malden, the Friends are restarting this tradition. The theme for this year’s event is Dressing through the Decades, and attendees are encouraged to dress in the style of their favorite decade.

Tickets are on sale at the Malden Public Library (cash or checks only, please) or can be purchased at online here: Tickets are $50 per person, and $75 per person if you would like an art tour also. Call the Library at 781-324-0218 for more information. This is a 21+ event.

Family Movie Night @ Park at Rivers Edge

Join us for a fun, free family movie night on The Park at Rivers Edge Great Lawn (adjacent to 200 River’s Edge Drive in Medford)! The Great Lawn section of the park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring “Back to the Future” (Rated PG).

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates and the Malden Public Library. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs for use. There will be free snacks and water provided. Wellington Station is just 0.4 miles from Rivers Edge. Free parking is available at the Rivers Edge Garage.

TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wed., June 26, 2024: 6:00-7:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 6:00-7:15pm. We will be showing a film by local filmmaker, Dante D’Amore, called Lightkeepers. This film is based on the true story of two sisters, Abigail and Rebecca Bates, who “fought off” the British troops during the war of 1812 by using a fife and drum. The film stars Kayla Caulfield, Lily Ayotte, and David Pridemore.

“During the War of 1812, two sisters at Scituate Lighthouse, armed only with a fife and drum, frightened away armed men of the British warship, La Hogue, fooling the British into thinking that an armed militia was on shore awaiting them.” Not Rated (60 min.) (2022)

Lightkeepers was filmed locally in Duxbury, Marshfield, Salem & Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.



YA Craft: Boba Tea Keychains

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to start your Summer with a young adult craft program, making your own Boba Tea Keychains.

Join us on Thursday June 13th, from 3:00-4:30 as we craft and enjoy a boba tea experience. Come and learn about the Summer Programs for teens at the library and get ready for our reading program as well.

To sign up click on the link to go to our online calendar, and register today.