Blog: Month: July 2024

Movie Night: Wed., August 28, 2024: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, August 28, 2024 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library. We will be showing an American Fiction film based on the novel, Erasure, by Percival Everett. Everett was previously nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Telephone. The film stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, and Sterling K. Brown, and is directed by Cord Jefferson.

“A novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from Black entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him into the heart of the hypocrisy and madness he claims to disdain.” The film has a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Rated R (117 min.) (2023)

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.

Live on the Lawn: Willie Nelson Songs and Stories with Matt York

Join us at the Malden Public Library on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. to see New England singer/songwriter Matt York perform songs and tell stories about the great Willie Nelson. Matt will focus on Willie’s long and illustrious music career that has spanned over seven decades. In both 2022 and 2023, Matt was nominated for the Boston Music Award for Best Country Artist and last year, his album, Gently Used, was named one of the top albums by the Patriot Ledger.
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Bring your lawn chair or blankets and experience a great night of free, outdoor, live music!
In case of rain, the concert will be held inside.

YA Craft: Make Your Own Lip Balm, Aug. 1st @3PM

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th Grade are invited to the Program Room of the MPL for a new craft where you will design and craft your own personalized lip balm.

This program will be on Thursday, August 1st from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Sign up on our interactive calendar or call the library at 781-324-0218 today to secure your spot:

Housing Assistance Drop-In Hours

Next Wednesday: Free legal assistance for those with housing concerns, no appointment necessary! Just come by the Malden Public Library between 10am-12pm to speak with an attorney about eviction, financial assistance, affordable housing, etc. Brought to you by the Malden Office of Housing Stability, and held on the 4th Wednesday of every month in Study Room 1. If you have questions, please reach out to (781) 322-9119 ext. 146, or email

Family Summer Movie Night: Wed., July 17, 2024: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Family Summer Movie Night on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library. We will be showing the fourth film about the famous Kung Fu Panda from the Valley of Peace. The film showcases the voices of Jack Black, Awkwafina, James Hong, Brian Cranston, Ke Huy Quan, Dustin Hoffman, and Viola Davis.

“In the Valley of Peace, Po helps his fathers Li Shan and Mr. Ping open their new restaurant. Shifu then tells Po that he must advance and become a spiritual leader, which means Po can no longer be the Dragon Warrior and must find a suitable successor to take his place.”  Rated PG (94 min.) (2024)

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.


The Life of River Otters

North American Otters were almost eradicated from Massachusetts in the late 19th century due to the fur trade, and industrial pollution in the rivers.  As our towns and cities have cleaned up their acts, otters have begun to return.  Since they are mainly nocturnal, and very wary of humans, they can be very difficult to see.  Join us for this free presentation and come behind the scenes of an otter family’s lives and learn how we can protect both them and their habitat.

Friday August 2nd, 11-12pm in the Maccario Room.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



Learn the Art of Transfer

Join local artist Lisa Sears as she guides us in this relaxing art form.  Participants will use different materials to create textured backgrounds & make something unique.  This class is geared for adults and space is limited so make sure to register early.

To register :

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

July Artist: Indra Persad Milowe

During the month of July, the Malden Public Library is excited to showcase the work of Indra Persad Milowe, in a solo exhibition entitled “Beautiful Ubud, Bali”. Born in Trinidad and Tobago and now a resident of Salem, Indra Persad Milowe is a USA based visual and public artist. Her complex and vibrant artwork can now be viewed in the Malden Public Library, in the hallway leading to the Converse Building. You can learn more about her artwork online here:

Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Adults are welcome to come to the Program Room for a night of friends & gaming as we bring out our collection of board games to play.

Join us on Wednesday, August 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, and play one of our many popular board games or bring your own to play! Board Game Night for Adults is the second Wednesday of the month, so mark your calendars now!