Blog: Library Events

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.

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.

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!

Young Adult Manga Coloring Grab Bags

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade its time to destress from school and relax from IRL with free library coloring book bags. Call us at 781-324-0218 starting tomorrow at 10:00 AM to reserve your bag with 6 pages and either color pencils or markers. We have character pages of chibi fantasy art or from the mange “Boku no Hīrō Akademia” 

Please limit of one bag per household and feel free to share. Supplies are limited so call and reserve yours this week!


Tuesday, March 9th 7PM-8:30PM
Game Night for Adults!

Join Librarians Patrick and Jean to play games online!

These games can be played online and all you need to be able to play is have a computer or smart phone and a way to join the Zoom call. The games are about 20-30 minutes each and skew towards humor, drawing games and trivia topics.

Zoom link is here:



Budgeting 2.0 – How to Make a Budget and Make It Work!

Budgeting is important because it helps you control your spending, track your expenses and save more money. Additionally, budgeting can help you make better financial decisions, prepare for emergencies, get out of debt and stay focused on your long-term financial goals.

In this free program, “Budgeting 2.0 – How to Make a Budget and Make It Work!,” you will find help to determine your personal obstacles to budgeting, create a format to track and analyze your spending, list your short- and long-term goals, discuss the importance of debt reduction and emergency savings and apply strategies to manage your day-to-day spending. After the presentation there will be time for Q & A.  The program will be led by Derek Wright and Lisa DeChelfin, Solution Center Consultants, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

The program is free and will be held via zoom on Thursday, February 25 at 2 p.m. To register or to receive the zoom link by email, please call the Library at 781-324-0218.

Malden Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Budget 2.0 – How to Make a Budget and Make It Work!
Time: Feb 25, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 969 0458 9492
Passcode: 591076

Virtual Book Discussion for Born a Crime with Mayor Christenson

Join us on Thursday, February 18th at 7 pm to discuss Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime with members of the Malden community and Mayor Gary Christenson, a steadfast enthusiast of Malden Reads.

Please register via Zoom!
Link here:…/tJArcumrpjgpEtePKQnjf36tMvu5sBAysFPH…

Born a Crime is the story of Noah’s childhood growing up with a white father and a black mother under South Africa’s apartheid government. By turns funny, inspiring, sad, and smart, it also reflects on a dark period in South Africa’s history. Noah tells his story, which ranges from the humorous to the traumatic, with his cutting wit and incisive perspective. At times both poignant and outrageous, Noah deals with the intersection of his life and the history of a country reckoning with deep-seated racism and finds a parallel here to the United States.

The book is available for checkout at Malden Public Library in paperback, ebook, and audio CDs. Call the library at 781.324.0218, or visit our website at or for more information about our book discussion and other programming centering on 2021’s Malden Reads selection of Born a Crime.

YA Craft: How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet

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!