Blog: Library Events

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

Beginning November 2, this book club for 4th and 5th graders will meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for about 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.

December 7 selection:  How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Crowell

January 4 selection:  Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Let’s Talk About a Poem with Lloyd Schwartz – November 4th

Our monthly online poetry discussion group is led by the poet Lloyd Schwartz.  Every month Lloyd chooses a poem then leads an often lively discussion.

This month’s program features a special guest.  Martha Collins will be joining us and reading her poem From The Sky.

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

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

Night of the Living Dead 10.31.23 @7 pm

We’re coming to get you…Malden. Join us on the front lawn on Tuesday 10.31.23 (Halloween) at 6:30 pm to see the restored Zombie classic: “Night of the Living Dead”. We have a blow up screen, a bowl of candy, and a prize for your best costume. Bring a blanket and a chair and settle in for the unsettling. We’ll start early enough for you still have time to haunt the downtown in all your ghoulish glory.

Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 15th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will be showing the highest-grossing film of 2023, Greta Gerwig’s film based on the Barbie doll. Wear your favorite pink fashion and bring your favorite Barbie or Ken for a fun night.
Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.” Rated PG-13 (114 min.) (2023)
Free snacks will be provided. Movie times are approximate.

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

November 16 selection:  The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

December 21 selection:  The Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz

January 18 selection: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

February 15 selection:  Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli

March 21 selection:

April 18 selection:

May 16 selection:

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.