Blog: Author: Stacy Holder

Classic Movie Night: Wed., June 15th: 6-8pm

Join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 6-8:00pm in the Program Room. It’s throwback Classic Movie Night!

This classic Al Pacino film is “The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting” throughout a sweltering “Dog Day Afternoon.” Rated R (124 min.) (1975)

Reservations required. Space is limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 to reserve your space. Movie times are approx.

Movie Night: Wed., May 25th: 6-8pm

Movie Night is back and in-person! Join us on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:00-8:00pm in the Program Room.
“A betrayed pop star, slated to marry her pop star fiancée on stage, instead marries a stranger from the audience, a high school math teacher” holding a sign that says “Marry Me.” Rated PG-13 (112 min.) (2022)
Reservations required. Space is limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 to reserve your space. Movie times are approximate.


TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wed., April 20th: 6-8pm

Movie Night is back and in-person! Join us on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 6:00-8:00pm in the Program Room.

A poignant story of love, laughter, and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s Belfast. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG-13 (98 min.) (2021)

Reservations required. Space is limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 to reserve your space. Movie times are approximate.

TONIGHT: Malden Reads: Book Discussion With Mayor Gary Christenson: Wed., April 13th 7-8pm

The Malden Public Library is proud to host our annual Malden Reads Book Discussion with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 7–8 pm in the Ryder Gallery of the Converse Art Museum at Malden Public Library. Light refreshments will be available beforehand.

This year, Malden Reads has selected a collection of poems for the first time ever. Our 2022 season book selection is An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. For those who don’t prefer poetry, we ask that you give this collection a chance. Poetry is meant to be heard, absorbed, and reflected on, and we are all thrilled for the opportunity to do so.

An American Sunrise deals with loss, memory, and the nature of joy and hope. The collection also explores human rights and socio-political equity across American cultures and communities (which is especially relevant to our diverse city of Malden), the values of various indigenous peoples, and the importance of our land and environment.

Our book discussion this year will begin with one of the poems in the collection called For Those Who Would Govern. So join us for an evening of sharing poetry, ideas, art, and joy of gathering with our neighbors.

Family Movie Night: Wed., March 30th: 6:00-8:00pm

Welcome back to in-person Movie Night! Join us for Family Movie Night on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing Disney’s blockbuster and enchanting film about Encanto, featuring the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is nominated for three Oscars, including Best Animated Feature Film.

“The Madrigals live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal, every child except one, Mirabel.”

This film is free and open to the public.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information. Rated PG (102 min.) (2021)

TONIGHT: Upstander Project’s Film Screening: “Dawnland” March 9th: 7-9pm With Malden Reads

Join us for this special showing of the Upstander Project’s 2018 Emmy Award-Winning film documentary Dawnland.

The one-hour film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by an hour-long Q&A led by Eastern Woodlands Rematriation co-founder Alivia Moore (Penobscot), Upstander Project learning director Dr. Mishy Lesser, and other members of the film-making team. This screening is free, virtual, and live-streamed.

“For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. National News & Documentary Emmy® award winning film DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.”

Register for the event at:

Malden Reads 2022 Dawnland Film March 9 2022


Malden Reads Virtual Film Screening: Gather: Wed., Feb. 9th: 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for a virtual screening & short discussion (via Zoom) of “Gather.” This film screening is part of Malden Reads’ 2022 season for the book, “An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo. Meet us virtually on Wednesday, February 9, 2022: 6:30-8:30pm.

“Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.” Not Rated (74 min.) (2020)

Co-sponsored by the Malden Reads and Malden Public Library.

Register here:

If you are unable to attend the Zoom film screening and discussion, you can stream the film on Kanopy by using your Malden Public Library card:

Malden Reads Gather



Upstander Project’s Film Screening: “Bounty” Jan. 20th: 6-8:30pm

Tune in for a special showing of the Upstarter Project’s short-film documentary “Bounty.” The film screening is preceded by a short introduction and followed by a short Q&A with the filmmakers.
This event is free, virtual, and live-streamed. Register for the event at:

Bounty Film Screening Flyer

Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge: Fri., Oct. 8th: 7:00pm

The Malden Public Library and Preotle, Lane & Associates present “Movie Night in the Park at River’s Edge” on Friday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m.

The movie will be on The Park at River’s 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 theatre where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring “Hotel Transylvania.”

The movie tells the story of Count Dracula, he’s the owner of the hotel called Hotel Transylvania where the world’s monsters can take a rest from humans. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his beloved daughter Mavis. When the “human free hotel” is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Dracula must do everything in his power to prevent Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel’s guests learn a human is in the castle. The film is rated PG.

Attendees should bring their own blankets or chairs for use, drinks and snacks will be served.

The event is sponsored by the Malden Public Library and Preotle & Lane Associates. For more information, call the Library at 781-321-0218 or PL Management 781-391-8900.