Blog: Library Events

Thursday, August 5th 7-8:30PM
11th Annual Public Reading by
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Celebrate writing! Join Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative, for their 11th Annual Public Reading on Thursday, August 5th 7-8:30PM online on the Malden Public Library’s YouTube Channel. The group meets twice a month to workshop each others’ work, share ideas, and practice writing techniques. A direct link will be posted shortly before the event.

Members of the 2020-2021 season will read original works.

Some content may be inappropriate for children.

Check out last year’s public reading on the Malden Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Youth Tie-Dye Day: Thursday July 29th @3PM

Kids age 4-10, and Young Adults in the 5th-12th grade are invited to a program on the lawn of the Malden Public Library, as we TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS!

YOUNG ADULTS:

Young Adults in the 5th-12th grade shirts and spaces available to design and make your own Tie-Dye shirt are first come first serve. Come to the library at 3:00 PM on Thursday July 29th. All the materials are provided for you.

KIDS:

Sign-up is required: Call the Children’s Room at 781-324-0218 to reserve a spot! There will be three sessions to choose from:  3:00, 3:30, and 4:00pm. (The process can get messy, so be sure to wear clothes that can take the abuse.) This tie-dying activity is appropriate for kids ages 4-10 and will take place on the front lawn of the library.

Celebrate the Malden Chamber’s 130th on July 24

Come to Malden Chamber of Commerce’s Birthday Party & 1891 Day!

Saturday, July 24 from 3:00-6:00 pm on Salem Street in front of the Malden Public Library

3:00 -6:00 pm: Fun on the Library Lawn including complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, an 1891 photo booth, a Museum of the Streets exploring Malden history and businesses, and much more.

3:00 pm: Music by Outrageous Fortune

3:30 pm: Magician Phil Smith strolling with interactive illusions, comedy and mind reading

4:00-4:30pm:  Victorian Costume Competition and Prizes

4:30 pm: Sweet Heart Serenades singing old time sing-along songs

6:00 pm: Dinner at a restaurant of your choice featuring an 1891 ($18.91) special.  List of participating restaurants and menus available on the Chamber website at: www.maldenchamber.org

Made possible through the generosity of the City of Malden, Malden Public Library, Kappy’s Fine Wine and Spirits, StonehamBank and Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.

The Malden Public Library is a proud member of the Malden Chamber of Commerce.

This event is part of the City of Malden Summer Festival 2021 – open from 12 N to 6 PM.  For a complete list of events: https://www.cityofmalden.org/805/Summer-Festivals

YA Grab & Go Crafts: Anime Coloring Book Kits

For young adults in the 5th through 12th grade, stop by the library starting today to pick up your own Anime Coloring Kit.

Each kit has pages of chibi art, anime characters, and scenes from your favorite anime, as well as colored pencils or markers. Just go to the information desk at the Malden Public Library to pick up your Grab & Go craft bag while supplies last.

New StoryWalk® – Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Just in time for Welcoming Week!
Our new StoryWalk® features the beautiful picture book Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, winner of the Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award. You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this inspiring story on the following dates (weather permitting, of course–precipitation and winds of 13+ mph can be a challenge):
Thursday, September 16:  11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 18:  10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, September 20:  10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21:  10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
And many more rain-free days to come!
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.

Outdoor Board Game Night for Adults
Tuesday, July 20th 6:30PM-8PM

Join us outside on the portico (Salem Street entrance) to play board games with your neighbors! We will provide games (Settlers of Catan, chess, Scrabble, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Risk, Monopoly, and more) and beverages. Feel free to bring along a game you want to play with others.

Thank you to the Friends of the Malden Public Library for sponsoring this event!