Blog: Library Events

National Library Week 2022

National Library Week 2022

April 3 – April 9, 2022

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.

“Connect with Your Library” spotlights libraries as places to get connected to the internet, use computers, and access other technology resources. It reinforces the idea that libraries are places to connect with media, programs, ideas—and, of course, books! Likewise, libraries connect communities to each other!

Young Adult Movie Afternoon – Thur. April 7th @ 3:00 PM

Young Adults in the 6th – 12th grade are invited to enjoy a movie at the Malden Public Library. Join us next Thursday April 7th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Maccario Room for a new Marvel anti-hero film based on the Spider-Man villain “Venom”.

Light refreshments and snack will be served and seating is limited to make sure to come on time to claim a spot.

Young Adult Perler Bead Craft – Thurs. March 31st 3:00-4:30 PM

Young Adults in the 6th-12th grade are invited to craft from the library’s Perler bead collection on Thurs. March 31st from 3:00-4:30 PM in the Maccario Room.

Create lanyards, key chains kitchen magnets and more from colorful plastic beads in whatever style you would like. Space and time is limited to make sure to come up with an idea and arrive on time for this in-person craft event.

New StoryWalk®: Daniel’s Good Day

Our new StoryWalk® features the wonderful and heartwarming picture book, Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer. You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this fun picture book for the next few weeks on days without rain and blustery 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.


“Moments in Creativity” ~ A Talk with Artist Gale Fulton Ross

Nationally renowned artist Gale Fulton Ross will explore creative inspirations in a gallery talk on Tuesday, April 12 at 1 p.m.  The talk will be followed by the opening of the Converse Galleries’ newest exhibition: Modern Sojourner / Sojourner Truth’s Malden.  

Registration is required for the talk and light luncheon. Spaces are limited. To register call the Library at 781-324-0218. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2022.

Gale Fulton Ross was raised in Malden, the oldest of nine children. Fulton Ross displayed an aptitude for art at a very young age, which was nurtured by her father Herman Fulton, himself an accomplished but unheralded automobile designer. Gale studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, where she explored a wide variety of styles and media including sculpture. She also attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, concentrating in the study of Fine Arts and Art History. In addition to college training she studied under the guidance of established artists, including Melvin Johnson, at the Vesper George School of Art, Boston; Cleveland Bellow, of the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, California; and Pierre Parsus, of France. The Malden Public Library is honored to have three other works by Ms. Fulton Ross in the permanent collection.

Early in her career, Fulton Ross traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and as far east as China, in order to study and paint. Fulton Ross cites several modern-day African-American masters as influences on her work, primarily Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, Samella Lewis, and Beauford Delaney, as well as the classical masters Michelangelo, DaVinci, and Rembrandt. Her work incorporates both the figurative and the abstract.  She has become a highly regarded portrait artist whose portfolio includes commissions for many leading professionals, celebrities and politicians. Among them are Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Justice Thurgood Marshall; Governors Michael Dukakis and L. Douglas Wilder; author and activist James Baldwin; and pro athletes Jackie Robinson and Arthur Ashe.  Currently Gale Fulton Ross continues to create, driven by the passion of her life. She works from her studios in Camarillo, California and Sarasota, Florida.

The event is funded in part by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Preschool Storytime returns Thursday, March 31!

Young children (ages 3-5) are invited to join us for weekly storytimes at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays beginning March 31. Each storytime features several picture books, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft and lasts about 45 minutes. Please sign up for each session that your child will be attending. You do not need to register for all sessions at once. If you are unable to attend a storytime you have signed up for, please call the Children’s Room to cancel.



Family Movie Night: Wed., March 30th: 6:00-8:00pm

Welcome back to in-person Movie Night! Join us for Family Movie Night on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing Disney’s blockbuster and enchanting film about Encanto, featuring the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is nominated for three Oscars, including Best Animated Feature Film.

“The Madrigals live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal, every child except one, Mirabel.”

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. Rated PG (102 min.) (2021)

TONIGHT: Upstander Project’s Film Screening: “Dawnland” March 9th: 7-9pm With Malden Reads

Join us for this special showing of the Upstander Project’s 2018 Emmy Award-Winning film documentary Dawnland.

The one-hour film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by an hour-long Q&A led by Eastern Woodlands Rematriation co-founder Alivia Moore (Penobscot), Upstander Project learning director Dr. Mishy Lesser, and other members of the film-making team. This screening is free, virtual, and live-streamed.

“For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. National News & Documentary Emmy® award winning film DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.”

Register for the event at:

Malden Reads 2022 Dawnland Film March 9 2022