Blog: Adult Program

Let’s Talk Baseball with Dave Caiazzo 4.24 @ 6:30 PM

Let’s talk baseball on Monday, April 24th at 6:30 Pm. Join Dave Caiazzo as he talks about his book: “Life Tried to Throw Me a Curveball: I Overcame Diabetes to Become a Pro,” and shares baseball stories from his time a professional baseball player.

Caiazzo has been recognized throughout the years as one of the Boston area’s elite pitchers. He was the first inductee into Malden High School’s Hall of Fame, selected as All-America while at Massachusetts Bay Community College, and played at the University of New Haven under one of college’s best coaches, Frank “Porky” Vieira. Caiazzo will talk about his life and book, “Life Tried to Throw Me a Curveball: I Overcame Diabetes to Become a Pro,” which discusses his baseball career and struggle with diabetes.

Author Talk Malden: James Norris Children’s Author & Executive Director of Handi Capable Fitness

Monday May 1st from 6-7pm join us for an author talk with children’s author and executive director of Handi Capable Fitness, James Norris. He is the author of the book, “Feeling Left Out”. The first book in a four part series to help children deal with the challenges they face while growing up. In the book, Norris utilizes his challenges and his journey living with Cerebral Palsy to write this personal and deeply empathetic story for children and adults alike. Come by to learn about that journey and the ways his experience can provide resources and instruction on living a healthier and more resilient lifestyle.

James is a fitness advocate and mentor, an athlete, an author, and a public speaker. He has shared his message of accessible fitness and adaptive athletic technology to a number of platforms including podcasts, social media, and public speaking engagements. His advocacy and messages of inspiration supports encourages athletes to step outside of their comfort zone and face adversity with confidence and resilience. His foundation: Handi Capable Fitness provides scholarship funding. HCF is able to provide much needed funding for fitness memberships, athletic equipment, and travel for its adaptive athletic community.

Talk Baseball with Steve Kluger & Malden Reads

Join us on Thursday, April 6th from 7–8 pm at the Malden Public Library when we talk all things baseball with author Steve Kluger. In addition to writing books about baseball, Mr. Kluger has also been involved with the group that has lobbied to have the baseball field at the former Manzanar War Relocation Center in CA. As Mr. Kluger wrote in the Los Angeles Times “Baseball was the bond that kept many of these families together during some pretty tough moments. It got them through the disappointing Supreme Court decisions upholding the constitutionality of the internment, and—as Americans—it got them through the rage and humiliation engendered by the loyalty questionnaire.”

This Malden Reads program promises to be both entertaining and enlightening. Light refreshments will also be served.


Movie Night: Wed., April 12th: 6-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing a movie about “The Fabelmans.” The story is loosely based on Steven Spielberg’s life.

“Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see The Greatest Show on Earth. Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.” Rated PG-13 (151 min.) (2023)

Free snacks will be provided. 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.

Pastels with Gregory Maichack

Pastel drawing of a rose

The Malden Public Library will host Gregory John Maichack’s “The Rose” workshop inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe with art materials provided, for adults via zoom on Monday April 24th from 6-8pm.

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will present “The Rose,” a pastel painting workshop for adults 18+ hosted by the Malden Public Library on Monday April 24th, from 6-8pm. This is a zoom pastel painting workshop designed for both sheer beginners to advanced participants. Please call (781) 324-0218 for more information and to register. 

     Mr. Maichack has been asked over the years to offer a rose workshop, the most popular of flowers, and a symbol of love. Here it is! In this new, fun, two-hour workshop, all produce their very own personalized pastel of a rose bloom inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. All are guided in drawing, blending, and layering. 

All materials supplied (pastels, paper, blending material, etc.) and all keep their 12 X 18 painting, while entertained by anecdotes on Georgia O’Keeffe’s flower painting and her life.

Maichack, is an award-winning artist, twice Mass. Cultural Council Gold Star Award Program nominee, a seasoned pro from instructing at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston, colleges, to 100’s of libraries. Maichack lives in the Berkshires and is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. Winner of the Award of Merit from the Bennington Center for the Arts: Impressions of New England Show 2003, he also was awarded the Savoir-faire Pastel Award from the Great Lakes Pastel Society. Maichack was commissioned by Westfield State College to paint the pastel portrait of the past president of Westfield State University, Doctor Frederick Woodward, which was unveiled at the dedication of the Woodward Center; and pastel painted dictionary great Charles Merriam, unveiled by Merriam-Webster Co. at Merriam-Gilbert Library. He has been in many national juried shows and was awarded numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport, Maine to San Francisco, California. Maichack is accepting requests to do various commissions to do pastel paintings. Please e-mail Mr. Maichack at Visit his new web site at

     Maichack has been a faculty member of the Museum Studio School in the Fine Arts Museum Quadrangle in Springfield, MA; and taught at Holyoke and Greenfield Community Colleges, Westfield State University, East Works, the MFA, Boston, and The Guild, Northampton. Maichack’s pastel paintings have been selected twice for the Annual National Exhibition of the Academic Artists Association and as a result Maichack was invited to be a member of this prestigious organization.


Origami Night April 18

Learn the fun art of Origami by making a Lotus Flower at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, April 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm. All supplies will be provided, although we ask that you bring along your own ruler.

This program is limited to 15; call the library at 781.324.0218 to sign-up.

This program will be for older teens and adults and is sponsored by Malden Reads.

Malden Office of Housing Stability

The Malden Office of Housing Stability will be at the Malden Public Library Wednesday, June 28th from 10 am to 12 pm for a free legal clinic to discuss housing concerns, eviction, financial assistance, affordable housing, etc. with an attorney.

Call 781-322-9119 ext. 146 or email with questions


“At Housing Families, we work with clients to ensure a dignified experience when facing
eviction or homelessness. We understand that many factors can contribute to achieving
housing equity, and we provide holistic programming to overcome the barriers required to
achieve permanent housing and well-being.
• Emergency Family Shelter
• Emergency Individual Shelter
• Permanent Supportive Housing
• Housing Search and Stabilization Case Management

Legal Services
Housing Families is committed to providing housing assistance, which also includes the
prevention of homelessness. We provide free legal assistance to help clients stay in their
homes and offer other crucial legal advice. Our legal services team is unique, as they work
with case managers and clients to identify resources, skills, and training that will in turn
provide financial support and stability.
• Free Legal Assistance
• Rental Assistance
• Case Management”

Malden Reads Film Screening: The Cats Of Mirikitani And Q&A With Director Linda Hattendorf

Malden Public Library and Malden Reads are excited to announce a special screening of the film, “The Cats of Mirikitani,” on Wednesday, March 15, 2023: 6:00-8:00pm. We will be joined by the film’s director, Linda Hattendorf (via Zoom), for a Q&A discussion after the film.

In 2001, Linda Hattendorf, meets an elderly homeless man on the streets of New York City who creates whimsical paintings of cats and only accepts money from passers-by if they take one of his paintings in exchange. As the tragedy of 9/11 unfolds, Hattendorf invites the artist into her home and learns that he is Jimmy Mirikitani, a Sacramento, California-born man whose family moved from California to Hiroshima, only to flee Japan as WWII begins. Over time, with remarkable compassion and empathy from Hattendorf, Mirikitani reveals that he is a “Grand Master Artist” who once met Jackson Pollock, and that during WWII he was one of the thousands of Japanese-American people who were forced to go to Tule Lake, one of the most notorious Japanese-American internment camps during WWII. This profound and gripping documentary is a story of art, resilience, compassion, and healing and is not to be missed.

This film screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2023 season of events for the graphic novel, “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei.  Pick up a copy of the book in English or Spanish at the Library or read the e-book via Libby or Hoopla with your Library card. For more information about this event, please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218. Join us for the film screening in-person at the Library or register for the Q&A at:

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

TONIGHT: Malden Reads Screening of Allegiance: Wed., March 1st

Please join us for the Malden Reads Film Screening and short discussion of the Broadway play Allegiance, starring George Takei. This Film Screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2023 season of events for the graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, about his experience as a young boy in several Japanese-American internment camps during WWII.

Meet us on Wednesday, March 1, 2023: 6:00-8:00pm for this special screening of the Broadway play, Allegiance. You can pick up a copy of They Called Us Enemy in English or Spanish at the Malden Public Library or you can read the e-book via the Libby app with your Library card. For more details, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 or check out the events on

This event is co-sponsored by Malden Reads and the Malden Public Library.