Blog: Library Events

Malden Public Library Showcases the Artwork of Gurleen Anand in November

Gurleen Anand is the featured artist for the month of November and the library will be hosting an artist reception on Thursday November 9th from 6 – 7pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

Gurleen Anand is a certified art healer from the University of Florida and resides in Malden. Throughout her career, she has worked in the field of creativity and innovation.

Anand works with a variety of mediums, to create art centered around mindfulness and recovery. She uses art therapy to help individuals heal. She hopes to use her art as a way to bring people of various backgrounds and works of life together.

Movie Night: Wednesday, Oct. 18th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Classic Movie Night on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing the American version of the British film “Gaslight.”

A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity.” Not Rated (113 min.) (1944)

Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.

Book Bunch – book club for 2nd & 3rd graders

Beginning October 19, this book club for 2nd and 3rd graders will meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for 50 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 2-3 weeks before the club meeting.


October 19 selection:  Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman

Outdoor Family Movie Night in the Park at River’s Edge

Join us for a “Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge” on Thursday, October 5. The movie will be on The Park at Rivers Edge Great Lawn adjacent to 200 River’s Edge Drive in Medford. The Great Lawn section of the park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring Elemental (Rated PG).

Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is set in Element City where Fire, Water, Earth and Air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. The movie will begin just after sunset at 7:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates and the Malden Public Library. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs for use. There will be free snacks and water provided. Wellington Station is just 0.4 miles from Rivers Edge. Free parking is available at the Rivers Edge Garage.

Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz – Oct 14th

Join our monthly online discussion with local poet Lloyd Schwartz.  Our October program features the poem To Autumn by John Keats.

Registration is encouraged.

This program is made possible by the Malden Public Library and the Academy of American Poets and funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To register :  Let’s Talk About A Poem with Lloyd Schwartz

Firefighter Storytime: Thursday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.

Young children are invited to join us for this special drop-in storytime program on Thursday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m. Malden Firefighter Sara Finn will read aloud a picture book and talk about fire safety and what firefighters do. No registration required. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Preschool groups are welcome, but please call 781-388-0803 in advance.

Author Talk with Sandra Mary Platt Norcross Sept. 11th at 6pm

Come to the library Monday night at 6pm for an author talk with Malden high graduate Sandra Mary Platt Norcross. She will be sharing her memoir with us: “The Secrets Return to the River” which chronicles the amazing life of her mother: Helen Barrington Platt. This is a book for anyone who loves stories about people finding their own path to happiness and for those who love historical fiction and nonfiction. Set in Scotland, Canada and the US, “The Secrets Return to the River” takes the reader through the ups and downs of a life; full of secrets, joy, despair, and hope.

Coffee, Cookies & Conversation: Sat., Sept. 16th: 10-11am (Welcoming Week)

Please join us for our first “Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation” event for our annual Welcoming Week (September 8-17, 2023). Meet your neighbors in a casual setting, for a cup of coffee, some cookies, and relaxed conversation.

Welcoming Week is a global campaign that connects neighbors of all backgrounds in their communities. At the Malden Public Library we celebrate the values that unite us as immigrants, refugees, and non-immigrants.