Blog: Teen Program

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

From Concept to Ezra Jack Keats: A Talk by Malden Award Winning Author Kari Percival

You’re invited! Join local author and illustrator, Kari Percival, Thursday May 11, 7 pm, for a slide show and reception at the Malden Public Library to her recent Ezra Jack Keats Award. Kari traveled to Mississsippi, to receive the award at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival. She will share some highlights of her publishing journey, her insipiration for the book, and her time in Mississippi. This is a fabulous opportunity for aspiring authors and children’s book enthusiasts to hear about the process of drafting and publishing an award winning work. This is not to be missed.

The EJK Award is given annually to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Winners are selected by a committee of authors, illustrators and librarians. Percival won the Ezra Jack Keats Award for her debut picture book, How to Say Hello to a Worm, and introduction to gardening for toddlers, that was inspired by her experience leading the Early Birds’ Garden Club at the Malden Community Garden.

Let’s Talk Baseball with Dave Caiazzo 4.24 @ 6:30 PM

Let’s talk baseball on Monday, April 24th at 6:30 Pm. Join Dave Caiazzo as he talks about his book: “Life Tried to Throw Me a Curveball: I Overcame Diabetes to Become a Pro,” and shares baseball stories from his time a professional baseball player.

Caiazzo has been recognized throughout the years as one of the Boston area’s elite pitchers. He was the first inductee into Malden High School’s Hall of Fame, selected as All-America while at Massachusetts Bay Community College, and played at the University of New Haven under one of college’s best coaches, Frank “Porky” Vieira. Caiazzo will talk about his life and book, “Life Tried to Throw Me a Curveball: I Overcame Diabetes to Become a Pro,” which discusses his baseball career and struggle with diabetes.

NASA @ My Library: Ocean Worlds Slime Take&Make

Kids and YA are invited to stop by the library or call starting today to sign up for a new NASA @ My Library take home craft: “Ocean Worlds Slime!”

Learn all about oceans outside of Earth in our solar system and create your own viscous Glow In the Dark blue ocean slime from the comfort of your home!

Call 781-324-0218 today to reserve your kit, and pick it up before Friday April 21st. These are limited to one per household so please only sign up and take one.

YA Movie Afternoon: March 16th 3:00-5:00 PM

Catch up on Lightning based DC comic book films before the release of the next Shazam film with a look at a film based on the character Black Adam!

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to watch the latest DCEU film in the Maccario Room on Thursday, March 16th from 3:00-5:00 PM.

Snacks and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so grab your seats when the doors open at 3:00 PM.

Young Adult Perler Bead Craft on Thurs. March 9th @3-4:30 PM

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to get crafty at the MPL on Thursday, March 9th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Program Room.

Perler Beads are small pixel-like beads that you can use to create art that can be turned into keychains, magnets, doodads and more. Create something with your imagination or use a printed guide. No sign-up is required but space and time is limited.

YA Book Club – Each Tuesday from 3-4 PM

Young Adults in the 6th through 12th grade are invited to the Malden Public Library to join our new Book Club. Join us on July 12th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to kick off our inaugural meeting in the Program Room of the MPL.

We will have discussions of favorite books, watch book trailers, and talk about upcoming titles. No sign-up is required, but free copies of books, snacks and space is limited so make sure to come on time.