Blog: Library Events

Let’s Talk Baseball with Dave Caiazzo 4.24 @ 6:30 PM

Let’s talk baseball on Monday, April 24th at 6:30 Pm. Join Dave Caiazzo as he talks about his book: “Life Tried to Throw Me a Curveball: I Overcame Diabetes to Become a Pro,” and shares baseball stories from his time a professional baseball player.

Caiazzo has been recognized throughout the years as one of the Boston area’s elite pitchers. He was the first inductee into Malden High School’s Hall of Fame, selected as All-America while at Massachusetts Bay Community College, and played at the University of New Haven under one of college’s best coaches, Frank “Porky” Vieira. Caiazzo will talk about his life and book, “Life Tried to Throw Me a Curveball: I Overcame Diabetes to Become a Pro,” which discusses his baseball career and struggle with diabetes.

Author Talk Malden: James Norris Children’s Author & Executive Director of Handi Capable Fitness

Monday May 1st from 6-7pm join us for an author talk with children’s author and executive director of Handi Capable Fitness, James Norris. He is the author of the book, “Feeling Left Out”. The first book in a four part series to help children deal with the challenges they face while growing up. In the book, Norris utilizes his challenges and his journey living with Cerebral Palsy to write this personal and deeply empathetic story for children and adults alike. Come by to learn about that journey and the ways his experience can provide resources and instruction on living a healthier and more resilient lifestyle.

James is a fitness advocate and mentor, an athlete, an author, and a public speaker. He has shared his message of accessible fitness and adaptive athletic technology to a number of platforms including podcasts, social media, and public speaking engagements. His advocacy and messages of inspiration supports encourages athletes to step outside of their comfort zone and face adversity with confidence and resilience. His foundation: Handi Capable Fitness provides scholarship funding. HCF is able to provide much needed funding for fitness memberships, athletic equipment, and travel for its adaptive athletic community.

Movie Night: Wed., April 12th: 6-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing a movie about “The Fabelmans.” The story is loosely based on Steven Spielberg’s life.

“Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see The Greatest Show on Earth. Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.” Rated PG-13 (151 min.) (2023)

Free snacks will be provided. This film is free and open to the public. Movie times are approximate. Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.

Mayor Storytime: Thursday, May 11, 10:30 a.m.

Join Mayor Gary Christenson for a special storytime on Thursday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m.  The Mayor will read aloud from some fun new picture books and be available to answer any questions that children might have about what a mayor does. This program is recommended for ages 3-5+. Preschool groups are welcome (just call the Children’s Room in advance).

Good News! Check Out Up To 10 DVDs For 14 Days

Good News! You can now check out up to 10 Malden DVDs or Blu-Rays for up to 14 days with your Malden Public Library or Boston Public Library card. This applies to all of the adult, children’s, Chinese language, world languages, and English Language Learner DVDs and Blu-Rays.

You can check out up to 10 Malden DVDs + 10 Boston DVDs (20 DVDs total) on your card. You may also renew them up to two times if they are not being requested.

Don’t forget, you can stream movies on Kanopy or Hoopla, too, with your Malden Public Library or Boston Public Library card. To find out more:



The Book Squad – book club for 4th & 5th graders

Beginning November 3, this book club for 4th and 5th graders will meet monthly on the first 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 before the club meeting.

Malden Reads Film Screening: The Cats Of Mirikitani And Q&A With Director Linda Hattendorf

Malden Public Library and Malden Reads are excited to announce a special screening of the film, “The Cats of Mirikitani,” on Wednesday, March 15, 2023: 6:00-8:00pm. We will be joined by the film’s director, Linda Hattendorf (via Zoom), for a Q&A discussion after the film.

In 2001, Linda Hattendorf, meets an elderly homeless man on the streets of New York City who creates whimsical paintings of cats and only accepts money from passers-by if they take one of his paintings in exchange. As the tragedy of 9/11 unfolds, Hattendorf invites the artist into her home and learns that he is Jimmy Mirikitani, a Sacramento, California-born man whose family moved from California to Hiroshima, only to flee Japan as WWII begins. Over time, with remarkable compassion and empathy from Hattendorf, Mirikitani reveals that he is a “Grand Master Artist” who once met Jackson Pollock, and that during WWII he was one of the thousands of Japanese-American people who were forced to go to Tule Lake, one of the most notorious Japanese-American internment camps during WWII. This profound and gripping documentary is a story of art, resilience, compassion, and healing and is not to be missed.

This film screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2023 season of events for the graphic novel, “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei.  Pick up a copy of the book in English or Spanish at the Library or read the e-book via Libby or Hoopla with your Library card. For more information about this event, please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218. Join us for the film screening in-person at the Library or register for the Q&A at:

Co-sponsored by the Malden Reads and the Malden Public Library.

YA Movie Afternoon: March 16th 3:00-5:00 PM

Catch up on Lightning based DC comic book films before the release of the next Shazam film with a look at a film based on the character Black Adam!

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to watch the latest DCEU film in the Maccario Room on Thursday, March 16th from 3:00-5:00 PM.

Snacks and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so grab your seats when the doors open at 3:00 PM.