Blog: Author: Marita Coombs

The 50 + Job Seekers Program

The Malden Public Library is continuing to offer the 50+ Job Seekers Program.  This is a free service and anyone 55 years or older is welcome to join any or all the sessions. All classes are held on Zoom.   Anyone interested who doesn’t have a computer or isn’t familiar with Zoom is welcome to come to the library and borrow a Chromebook during the sessions.  Library staff will make sure anyone interested in participating can do so.

The morning sessions are from 9:30-11:30am, and meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.  The evening sessions are from 6-8pm and meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. This program will run from August – December.

Session topics include: self-assessment and transferrable skills, creating your “career story” pitch, LinkedIn profiles, resumes, networking and creating a marketing plan.  The Library is excited to continue offering this program and encourages anyone interested to attend.   Call the Malden Public Library with questions at 781-324-0218, ask for Marita.

Introduction to Zentangle Aug 17th 6:30 -8pm

Join us for a night of relaxation. Certified Zentangle instructor, Lori Champine will be your guide to the art of Zentangle.

The term Zentangle can be broken down into two words: Zen & Tangle. Zen is a state of mind where any emotion or thought does not bind you. The created patterns are referred to as “tangles” and are mixtures of dots, lines, basic curves and orbs. These shapes are the ‘elemental strokes’ of a Zentangle art piece.

All materials will be provided.  Registration is required.  This program is meant for people ages 14 years and older.

To register :

Introduction to Zentangle

Come early and enjoy the yoga class with Kathryn Mahoney from 5-6pm.

Please email Marita with questions at

Bees & Their Habitats Friday July 14th from 11am – noon

When you think of bees, do you think of bee hives and honey? Honey Bees have been important crop pollinators ever since they were introduced to North America in the 17th century but there is a lot more to bees than sweet treats.  There are 390 species of native bees in MA and most people don’t even know they exist!  There are Mining Bees that make tiny tunnels in the ground, Carder Bees that comb the “hairs” from plants, Long Horned Bees that guard their territory fiercely and Sweat Bees that love to hitch a ride on a sticky human!


Join our presenter Gaynor Bigelbach at the Malden Public Library on July 14th from 11am-noon for a family friendly exploration of the wonderful ingenious and Bee-utiful insects that share our gardens and neighborhoods.

July Book Group

Join us for our monthly book discussion.  The Maid by Nita Prose is the book for July and there will be two opportunities to meet, Tuesday July 25th at 11am and Thursday July 27th at 7pm.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

Registration is encouraged.  Email Marita if you have questions at


Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz June 10th

Gather online (Zoom) with a group of enthusiastic poetry lovers to talk about a monthly selection with Poet Lloyd Schwartz.  Our June program will feature the poem Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney.

To register for monthly updates and Zoom links sent right to your email click here: Sign up

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


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.



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


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