Blog: Library Events

STEM Workshop: Tinted Flowers – Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m.

The Malden High School’s Ecobility Club is partnering with the library to present this fun and educational virtual workshop on making Tinted Flowers, using materials from home. Participants will need some white flowers (e.g., carnations, daisies) and food coloring. This hour-long workshop is appropriate for students in grades 3-5. To receive the Zoom invitation link, please complete the following registration form and let us know if you need any of the necessary materials:

YA Craft: Duct Tape Bracelets

Craft bags with instructions and two rolls of patterned Duct Tape are available in to-go bags at the Malden Public Library starting today.

In order to secure yours while supplies last please call 781-324-0218 and place a reservation under your name today. There is a limit of one bag per household, but feel free to supplement this with Duct Tape you have lying around the house as well!

Library Reopening News – Welcome Back

The Malden Public Library is very, very happy to announce that we have reopened for limited in-person browsing and holds pick up by appointment. Library in-person hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11-1 PM and Wednesdays 4-6 PM.

Call 781-324-0218 to learn more or book your 20-minute appointment. Masks must be worn in the library building at all times. We can’t wait to see you.

Do you miss browsing for books in the library? Library visitors can come in and explore our “first floor browsing area” and check out new and popular items, request materials, pick up existing holds, get help at the reference / information desk, use the copier, read the daily newspapers and magazines, pick up tax forms, book a museum discount pass, and applying or renew library cards. At this time there is no access to study or meetings rooms, public computers or in-person programs. As Covid numbers continue to improve more in-person hours and services will be added.

For those still unable to come inside, the Library will continue to provide daily curbside service, virtual programs for children, teens and adults, grab & go crafts, access to 24/7 digital resources and wifi (outside the library), remote printing, and more.  Please continue to return materials using the book drop.

A Public Library Needs Its Public – so book your appointment today!

New StoryWalk® – We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow

It’s the month of Earth Day, and we have a new StoryWalk® to celebrate!  You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this fun rhyming tale on the following dates (weather permitting, of course–precipitation and wind can be a challenge):
Thursday, April 8 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
Friday, April 9 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, April 10 – 10:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 13 – 10:30am – 5:30pm. (but might be too windy…)
Wednesday, April 14 – 10:30am – 6:30pm
More dates to come!
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.

Celebrate National Library Week

April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.

This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library’s website, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

Jazz for Kids with Mr. Frank, Music Play Patrol: April 21 & 22

For school vacation week, we have two wonderful music programs to offer:

Wednesday, April 21, 3:00 pm
Learn about some of the greatest Jazz musicians of all time and discover new favorites! Featuring activities and songs inspired by Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, and more. Mr. Frank from Music Play Patrol will present this fun 30-minute virtual music program. Visit the library’s online event calendar for the Zoom details.

Thursday, April 22, 11:30 am
Let’s put on our dancing shoes and begin our exploration of Jazz music! Featuring jazz versions of our favorite songs,
how to swing, and more! Mr. Frank from Music Play Patrol will present this fun 30-minute virtual music program. Visit the library’s online event calendar for the Zoom details.


YA Game Bags: Learn to play Magic The Gathering

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to learn a new game by picking up their Magic the Gathering game bags at the Malden Public Library.

Each bag has hundreds of Magic cards, enough to make two standard 60 card decks, or one large 100 card commander deck. Learn the ins and out of the game via the printed rules and play with friends online.

Call the library during business hours at 781-324-0218 and reserve your game bag today. Please there is a limit of two bags per household, so call and reserve yours starting on Thursday, March 25th.

Young Adult Anime Afternoon, Friday, March 19th @3PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join the zoom call and experience a new animated Anime show this Friday, March 19th @3PM.

We will be diving into the third stall of the upstairs bathroom and meeting Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun! Join the zoom link below and make sure to join the chat if you want to talk about the series:

Sign Up for Pastel Workshop for Adults Monday, March 29th 6:30-8:30PM

Award-winning artist Gregory Maichack will lead a pastel workshop for adults 18+ via Zoom on Monday, March 29th 6:30-8:30PM. Sign up here.

Learn pastels using Jean-Francois Millet’s “Dandelions” as a guide (pictured). After you sign up, a pastel kit will be available for curbside pickup at the Malden Public Library.

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.

Thank you to the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, for sponsoring this event!