Blog: Teen Program

The category for Teen’s programs that will be featured on the Teen’s Collection page.

NASA @ My Library: “SPACE FOOD” Grab-and-Go Craft

To all inspiring space technicians, this month’s NASA @ My Library program is available for sign-up and pickup at the Malden Public Library.

“SPACE FOOD” is a craft bag that asks you to create a food system for use on the International Space Station. Design your own invention and follow the directions in the bag to submit your creations via email or on twitter.

Call 781-324-0218 to place your name on the reservation list. Please limit one bag per household, recommended for ages 8 and up. Each bag comes with a goldfish snack, juice pouch and fruit leather.

NASA @ My Library: James Webb Space Telescope Launch Reminder

As a potential holiday surprise the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 25th at 7:20 AM EST.

Watch the launch of the heavy payload Ariane-5 rocket LIVE on NASA’s page or their official youtube channel.

Follow the story, learn all about the telescope and its year long mission before the launch. Chart its course as it traverses the solar system over the next year.


Young Adult Movie Afternoon, Dec. 9th 3:00-5:00 PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enjoy the latest and greatest Marvel film in person at the MPL this week. On Thursday, December 9th at 3:00-5:00 PM we will be showing the film based on the comic book character “Shang Chi” in the Maccario Room.

Seating is limited to first come first serve and masks are required, though light refreshments and snacks will be served.

NASA @ My Library: Life Cycle of a Massive Star Craft!

Student learners and junior astronomers of all ages are invited to take part in the NASA @ My Library program. Our next program is a bead-craft to help learn about the Life Cycle of a Star. Each kit has a Star Cycle bookmark, beads and lace to make either a necklace or a couple of small bracelets.

Please call the library at 781-324-0218 to put your name on the list and take part in the Malden Public Library’s partnership with the NASA @ My Library program! Pick-up starts Monday, November 22nd!

13 Ghosts: Library Ghost Scavenger Hunt

The library is HAUNTED!!! 13 ghosts have moved into the stacks. Help the library catch and catalog these ghostly visitors by following the clues to each individual ghost and logging them on our Ghost Containment sheet. Once you’ve found all 13 ghosts bring the sheet to the Circulation desk and get a prize.

This program is best enjoyed with a cell phone QR code scanner, but there are printed clues with each ghost so don’t let technology get in the way of a ghostly good time!These ghosts are only here until the candy runs out, so come by for a little scavenger hunt fun!

“Galaxy of Horrors” Slime Activity Sign-Up for grades 3rd-12th

In partnership with the NASA @ My Library program, we are excited to announce our first Grab&Go Science kit: “Galaxy of Horrors” Slime Activity!

These kits have everything you need to recreate distant stars and exoplanets with DIY slime! Glue and colored borax solution, as well as instructions and information about Stellar Horrors in the Galaxy await in this kit.

If you interact with the NASA  website for NASA’s “Galaxy of Horrors” site and fill out a science sheet you can automatically sign up for the next NASA @ My Library Program! Learn about bone-chilling dead planets, annihilating black holes and supernova stars all in one place!

For students in the 3rd through 12th grade, sign up by calling 781-324-0218 or stopping by the Information desk of the Malden Public Library. Sign up today with your phone # and email to be notified of future programs and pick up your Slime Kit on October 28th!

YA Anime Afternoon, Friday Oct. 22 @ 3PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enter the world of demon slaying! Come watch along with us via zoom as we experience the anime based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s awesome manga “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”!

This Friday Oct. 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM we will be diving into this amazing anime adaptation & if enough people show up we will continue with the film sequel in November.

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Malden Public Library is officially a NASA@ My Library partner!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Malden Public Library has been selected to be part of NASA@ My Library, a nationwide science-technology programming initiative.

Get ready for some STEAM and NASA programs, everyone! This program is focused on getting the youth into STEAM programs related to space, but we will have live and online events for patrons of all ages!

@STARLibraries @AmericanLibraryAssociation #STEMinLib

Sign Up for the YA Summer Reading Challenge 2021!

Young Adults and Teens in going into the 6th through 12th Grade, the Malden Public Library Summer Reading Program has begun!

Click on the link below and register on BEANSTACK to start logging in your time reading and get to earning prizes:



Every week that you read for at least 5 or more hours (300 minutes or more) you will get to pull a prize from the prize pool behind the information desk at the library.


The prizes range from free Books and Comics, to Water Bottles, Book Lights, Toys and other things that will be worth coming back each week to win up to 6 weeks in a row starting Monday July 12th.


The top three readers over the entire 6 weeks of the Summer Reading Program for Young Adults will also receive a gift card for reading and logging their minutes.