Blog: Library Events

EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – MPL Presents Outdoor Movie Night in the Park at River’s Edge

Join us for a “Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge” on Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.. The movie will be 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 theatre where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring Disney’s Enchanted.

Enchanted is an American live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon. A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day life when an animated princess is exiled into the real world by an evil queen. MPAA Rating 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.

 

Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, August 10th, 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 10th 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!

ASL Storytime – Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.

This signed story time will be led by ASL interpreter and teaching artist, Arlene Velleman. We will read a picture book, Arlene will interpret in ASL, and then Arlene will teach participants the signs for some of the key words from the story. A question-and-answer session will follow. All ages are welcome; this program is particularly appropriate for ages 4-6+.

To help folks practice some of the signs we’ll be learning, here are two videos:

Stanley’s Diner

Stanley the Mailman

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

End of Summer Reading Picnic!

Join the Malden Public Library as we bid farewell to Camp MPL and wind down our Summer Reading season. On Thursday August 11th from 2-4 pm bring your picnic snacks and baskets for an old fashioned community picnic party on the lawn. We will provide the cake and light refreshments, you bring your sandwiches and sides. There will be games, music, prizes, and hopefully a lot of fun with our library friends and neighbors. Thank you again to all our summer reading sponsors: Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Friends of the Malden Public Library, Malden Cultural Council – and all our great summer volunteers.

Family Movie Night at the Park at Rivers Edge (200 River’s Edge Drive)

Join us for a “Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge” on Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.. The movie will be 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 theatre where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring Disney’s Enchanted.

Enchanted is an American live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon. A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day life when an animated princess is exiled into the real world by an evil queen. MPAA Rating 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.

 

Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge

Are you wondering what to do with the Summer Reading Passport that you got at the Ice Cream Social? Well, we have officially launched out Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge, so wonder no more. Here are the basics…
 
Collect 5 stickers for attending programs, reading books, doing challenges. Once you have 5 stickers you qualify for a merit badge to be handed out at the End of Summer Picnic on August 11th from 2-4pm (sign up required).
 
And for an added incentive for grown up readers, everyone who qualifies for a merit badge will also be entered into a raffle to win a Camp MPL tote bag.

Arts & Crafts – Monday afternoons, July 11-August 8

We’ll be offering various craft activities in the Program Room on Monday afternoons from 2:30 to 4pm:

July 11 – Model Magic Clay Beads – for ages 3 and up

July 18 – Sun Catcher – for ages 5-10

July 25 – Gimp Bracelets & Lanyards – for ages 7-10

August 1 – Paint Spin Art – for ages 5 and up

August 8 – Mason Jar Bug Catchers – for ages 5-10

Sign Up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022!

Adults and Young Adults (Grades 5-12) can sign up today and start logging hours read in our online tracking system!

We are tracking all readers logged hours this Summer as a whole community, so every hour that you read and track online will count towards our total!

 

 

YOUNG ADULT SUMMER READING (Grades 5-12)

Every week that you read for at least 5 or more hours (300 minutes or more) you will get to pull a prize from the prize pool behind the information desk at the library. The prizes range from free Books and Comics, to Water Bottles, Crafts, Toys and other things that will be worth coming back each week to win up to 6 weeks in a row starting Tuesday July 5th.

YOUNG ADULT TOP READERS

The top three readers over the entire 6 weeks of the Summer Reading Program (June 27th – August 8) for Young Adults will also receive a gift card for reading and logging their hours.

ADULT SUMMER READING
In addition to logging in your reading hours as you complete activities and attend programs you can accrue stickers. Once you have earned enough of the camp themed stickers return to earn your Adult Summer Reading merit badge at the Circulation Desk of the Malden Public Library.

YA Book Club – Each Tuesday from 3-4 PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to the Malden Public Library to join our new Book Club. Join us on July 12th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to kick off our inaugural meeting in the Program Room of the MPL.

We will have discussions of favorite books, watch book trailers, and talk about upcoming titles. YA Book Club participants will get free books and advanced reader copies to take home and own, starting with week one Jenny Han’s classic summer beach read “The Summer I Turned Pretty”.

No sign-up is required, but free copies of books and space is limited so make sure to come on time. Books are provided by Preotle & Lane Associates.