Blog: Adult Program

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

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.

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

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!

Gatsby Community Workshop

The Malden Public Library will host a free workshop by the American Repertoire Theater for  ages 16+. The workshop will held in the Maccarrio Room Thursday July 25th from 6-8PM. RSVPs are required. Sign up here.
Inspired by A.R.T.’s production of Gatsby, these workshops use theater as a framework to explore themes of belonging, aspirations for the future, and what the American Dream means today, and activate our Essential Question: How can we build a new world that is in conversation with those that came before? 
A.R.T.’s Engagement workshops allow community members from across Greater Boston to deeply engage in the themes, questions, and ideas sparked by our productions through theatrical frameworks, generative dialogue, and community-building activities. 
RSVPs are recommended Sign up here

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.

Summer Reading Kickoff!

NOTICE: Due to the expected high temperatures, the summer reading kickoff and ice cream social will now be held in the Malden Public High School cafeteria, directly across the street from the library.

It’s that time of year again! Come celebrate the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff, here on the front lawn of the Malden Public Library! Featuring music by musician Steve Blunt, and ice cream treats from Dairy Delight. Throughout the summer, you can log your reading minutes on the Beanstack reading app to enter to win great prizes (for kids, and adults). Pre-register for summer reading at this link to get started:

Special Tour : Honoring the Legacy of Frank Stella 5.18.24

Saturday May 18th at 2pm, Library Director Dora St. Martin will offer a special tour of the Converse Galleries for International Museum Day. This year is especially significant because of the sad passing of Frank Stella, a former Maldonian and inovative artist. In honor of his contributions to art and to our Galleries the tour will focus on his work and its influences. . Stella was born and raised in Malden and the library has been fortunate to acquire several of his pieces. Please join us for this very special memorial tour honoring the legacy of this our very own Frank Stella.

Introducing our Civic Ancestors: A Virtual Cemetery Tour 5.20.24

On Monday May 20th at 7pm, join us for a virtual cemetery tour featuring Malden’s Civic Ancestors. This is a Zoom lecture with Historian Dee Morris who will explore Malden’s civic history through the lens of their final resting place. This is a hybrid event and will held virtually via Zoom and in person in the Library’s Maccario room .  You can join us in person for the presentation or watch from home. Registration is required for a Zoom link, so please sign up here: Registration Link. If you need assistance registering call the library at 781-324-0218 or stop by the Information desk.