Blog: Library Events

Book Bunch – Book Club for 2nd & 3rd Graders

Beginning October 20, this book club for 2nd and 3rd graders will meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for 45 minutes. The program will include an informal book discussion, some snacks, and a book-related activity when appropriate. Sign up at the Children’s Room desk or by calling the Children’s Room at 781.388.0803. Regular attendance is encouraged. Pick up the book from the Children’s Room desk 2-3 weeks before the club meeting.

Movie Night: Wed., October 19th: 6-8:15pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 6:00-8:15pm. We will be showing a movie based on the “Cruella” character from 101 Dalmations.

This Disney film “follows the early days of one of cinema’s most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains. During the 1970s London punk rock revolution, a young grifter (Emma Stone), transforms herself into the raucous, revenge-bent Cruella de Vil.” Rated PG-13 (134 min.) (2021)

This film is free and open to the public. Movie times are approximate. Registration required. Space limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.

YA Book Club – Each Tuesday from 3-4 PM

Young Adults in the 6th 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. No sign-up is required, but free copies of books, snacks and space is limited so make sure to come on time.

TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wednesday, September 28th: 6-8pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing a movie based on the bestselling book, “Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

“A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.” Rated PG-13 (125 min.) (2022)

This film is free and open to the public.  Movie times are approximate.  Registration required. Space limited to 20. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information

Outdoor Movie Night in the Park at River’s Edge

Join us for a “Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge” on Friday, October 7 at 7:00 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.

 

Preschool Storytime (age 3+) starts Oct. 6

Storytime for preschoolers (age 3 and older) will be offered weekly on a drop-in basis on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning October 6. Each hour-long program will feature several picture books, songs and rhymes, and a simple craft. No need to register! Just come to the Children’s Room on Thursdays and arrive by 10:30 a.m.

(Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate preschool groups in the post-storytime craft activity, but groups are welcome to attend the picture book portion at the beginning of the program.)

Welcoming Week At The Library: September 9th-18th

Whether it’s starting a new job, changing schools or neighborhoods, we all know how it feels to not belong. That is why we’re celebrating the places and spaces #WhereWeBelong for #WelcomingWeek2022! Welcoming Week is an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants.

 

Join us this September to celebrate the spirit of welcoming in Malden. Stop by the Malden Public Library and learn more about Welcoming Week, our digital language learning apps (including for English Language Learners), our new World Language books, and a few fun surprises!

StoryWalk®: Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark

This month’s StoryWalk® features the wonderful picture book Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark. “This is a book about how childlike curiousity can transform ordinary days into extraordinary adventures.” You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this story on days when there is no threat of rain or gusty winds.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children—and adults!—to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the walkway, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Our recent StoryWalk® programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, September 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, September 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!