Blog: Adult Program

Wine Tasting to Benefit the Friends of the MPL

Join us on Tuesday, September 19 from 6–8 pm at The Malden Center Fine Wines for a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

You can try different wines, enjoy a charcuterie board, get 10% off each purchase, and have a fun evening with friends (bring some along or meet new ). The Friends of MPL will also have an assortment of books about wine and related topics on sale at our book sale prices.

Books, wine, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there.

Author Talk with Sandra Mary Platt Norcross Sept. 11th at 6pm

Come to the library Monday night at 6pm for an author talk with Malden high graduate Sandra Mary Platt Norcross. She will be sharing her memoir with us: “The Secrets Return to the River” which chronicles the amazing life of her mother: Helen Barrington Platt. This is a book for anyone who loves stories about people finding their own path to happiness and for those who love historical fiction and nonfiction. Set in Scotland, Canada and the US, “The Secrets Return to the River” takes the reader through the ups and downs of a life; full of secrets, joy, despair, and hope.

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative Information Session 9/21 at 7pm

Join us for an information session about our local library writers’ group. Meet members, ask questions, get a sense of how our writers’ group supports current and aspiring writers. All abilities and styles are welcome! Information session begins at 7pm on Thursday the 21st and will conclude at 8:30pm.

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Poetry is back! After our Summer hiatus, Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz has returned to a monthly Saturday morning slot. This month we will be meeting  Saturday September 16th from 11am -12:30pm. The program will continue on Zoom.

Lloyd has chosen the Lost Pilot by James Tate for our discussion. A copy of the Zoom link and the poem will be shared via email to everyone who signs up for the mailing list. Registration is required, to join fill out the form here:

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

End of Summer Party: Rain or Shine 8/18 @11am

Join us to celebrate the end of the summer season on Friday, August 18th at 11 am. We’ll have cake, music, games and a ton of fun! We may even have some special butterfly guests. Our party will go on rain or shine. If the rain will go away, we will picnic on the lawn, but if the clouds don’t cooperate this party will move indoors to the Maccario room. We’v accomplished so much together this summer, let’s celebrate! Every little bit has come together to make an absolutely inspiring season. Thank you all for being a part of our hive!

Summer Movie Night: Wed., August 16th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Summer Movie Night on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 6:00-8:30pm at the Malden Public Library. We will be showing the newest movie based on Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3.

“Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.” Rated PG-13 (149 min.) (2023)

We will have a fun movie-themed raffle. Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.

The previously scheduled film about Chevalier is postponed to a future date due to a change in the release date.

Audience warning: Guardians of the Galaxy 3: This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and strong thematic elements. The film shows some instances of animal testing that may be disturbing or triggering for some viewers, especially young children.

PeTA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) has issued a statement: the film “tells a beautiful and compassionate story about testing on animals to a Marvel-size audience” and it also “open[s] moviegoers’ eyes to the horrors of animal testing.”

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 February-March 2024.

Session topics include: self-assessment and transferable 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.   To register, visit:

Call the Malden Public Library with questions at 781-324-0218, ask for Marita.

Summer Movie Night: Wed., July 19th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Summer Movie Night on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a movie about Polite Society.

“Ria Khan believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting her friends’ help, she attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.” Rated PG-13 (104 min.) (2023) 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

We will have a fun movie-themed raffle. Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.

Still Life Roulette Paint Night! Mondays at 6pm

Need a chill night with a simple and enjoyable activity to kick off your week? Then join us Monday nights at 6pm for a low stakes paint night. We’ll provide the materials, an inspiring collection of objects, and a cool and calm space to let you be creative. No prior ability or skill is necessary (honestly, we are making it up as we go along). Also, we will have snacks. See you Monday!

Make Your Own Compostable Planter–July 20th 7pm

Thursday July, 20th at 7pm. Learn to make a plant pot that you can feel good about. Hypotufa pots are light weight made of portland cement, water, perlite, and often with peat moss or coconut choir.  This will be a relaxing, fun, educational, and a bit messy activity open to all adults who enjoy plants and gardening. Supplies will be provided. Weather permitting, this event will be held in the Malden Public Library courtyard.