Blog: Library Events

Thursday, January 28th 7-9PM
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We aren’t able to hold our annual Triple Threat Trivia fundraiser this year, but we couldn’t let this year go by without an opportunity to challenge the minds of Malden! Join us on Thursday, January 28th at 7PM to play with old friends or make new ones as you take on fun and family-friendly questions that will surely get you thinking. Sign up here by Monday, January 25th.

If you have questions, please call 781-324-0218 or email Jean at
This event is sponsored by the Trustees of the Malden Public Library.

Virtual Music Hour for Kids: Saturday, January 16, 2:30pm

This special music program is being presented by the Maud Powell String Institute. Join us on Saturday, January 16, at 2:30pm for an hour of fun and educational activities, learn about the Violin Family instruments, and listen to some cool examples. Violinist Dorisiya Yosifova, a member of the Institute’s string faculty, cannot wait to play violin for you! Recommended for ages 5-10.

This event will take place virtually via Google Meet. Interested participants should email the Children’s Librarian rsmith(at) to receive the Google Meet invitation and to request a cardboard instrument which can be picked up in advance.

“The Maud Powell String Institute is a nonprofit string preparatory program for ages 4-18 which provides affordable, high-quality music education to immigrant and underserved children in Medford, Somerville, Malden and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to promote diversity by fostering a safe and collaborative environment for students to express themselves fully though music while at the same time give the highest quality training at a low cost. MPSI is committed to all our students’ success, regardless of their circumstances, and our focus is on providing each and every student with opportunities to learn and grow. We are here to make a difference!”
The Maud Powell String Institute is currently offering FREE remote lessons for a limited time and is also building a scholarship fund for students in need.


English Conversation Class: Wednesdays 1-2 pm

Join us for a free English Conversation Class for adult students every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom. We will discuss daily life, learn new vocabulary, and have general conversation in English. Learn English at home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You must register for the class. Please e-mail Stacy (English Conversation Librarian) at:

Stay well, Stay Inspired: Coloring Kits for Adults

When you are staying at home, we hope you can take some time out for yourself.  We are giving away color pencils and coloring pages for you to put colors on papers and to uplift your days.  Each package contains 5 color pencils and 5 coloring pages.  De-stress and unleash your creativity.  Adults only and while supplies last.  To reserve your package and pick it up curbside, please call the library at 781-324-0218.

Decorative Paper Spiral – Take and Make Craft

Get ready to celebrate the New Year with this stunning black-and-gold paper spiral! Adults, teens and tweens, and older children (ages 8-9, with adult help) can learn how to make these wonderful decorations.  The “take-and-make” bag contains folded paper to make two large paper spirals. Get a glue stick and scissors, and you’re ready to create this special craft. One bag per person, while supplies last.

To reserve a bag, call the library at 781-324-0218 during regular hours and schedule a contact-less curbside pickup time.

“Take-and-Make” – A Penguin Razzamatazzy Winter Wonderland Craft

Children can celebrate the beginning of the winter snows with a “take-and-make” craft bag that includes materials and instructions to create a  Penguin Razzamatazzy Winter Wonderland! (One bag per child, while supplies last.)
To reserve a bag, call the library at 781-324-0218 during regular curbside hours and schedule a pickup time. We’re open Saturday 10-2.