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Busy Intersection : Where Art And Poetry Meet

The Malden Public Library welcomes Terry E. Carter, the Poet Laureate of Medford for an engaging opportunity to learn about “ekphrastic” poetry, which seeks to interpret a piece of visual art poetically.  This month our Rotating Artists are students from the Malden Public High School and their artwork will be the subject of Terry’s program.  This will be a fun and engaging program for all ages.

Join us on Saturday June 10th from 2-3:30 pm.

Registration is encouraged.

Questions, contact Marita.



Chinese Story & Rhythm Time, 1st & 3rd Wednesday

This Chinese storytelling program takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:00-10:45 a.m., and offers an opportunity for our little readers to experience Chinese culture and develop early Chinese literacy skills in a fun way by singing catchy songs and hearing simple stories.
For more information, call the Chinese Culture Connection:  781-321-6316

Board Game Night for Adults! Wednesday, May 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Adults are welcome to come to the Program Room for a night of friends & gaming as we bring out our collection of board games to play.

Join us on Wednesday, May 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, and play one of our many popular board games or bring your own to play! Board Game Night for Adults is the second Wednesday of the month, so mark your calendars now!

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.

Puppet Storytime: Thursday, May 4, 10:30a.m.

Through Me to You Puppetry is coming to our library on Thursday, May 4, at 10:30am! Join Newton and his puppet friends as they take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids. At the end of the 30-minute show, the kids are invited to say “hi” to Newton and give him a high-five. Kids can stay afterwards and play with some of Newton’s puppets during a hands-on Puppet Free-Play session! Recommended for ages 3-5.

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals: Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 a.m.

Lindsay’s funny, fast paced, and highly interactive variety show delights the young and the young at heart! Kids will meet several larger-than-life, hand-crafted puppets. Maybe a dancing robot, a shy dragon, a heroic tiger, or a singing dinosaur! Come find out who’s making an appearance this time!

Lindsay has been performing full time since 2011. Through animated storytelling and thoughtful messaging, she hopes to inspire creative play, resilience, and empathy in even the youngest. She also believes shared joy and laughter strengthens communities. This program, offered in collaboration with the  North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network, is a great fit for ages 3-8 and families.

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Meet-the-Author Storytime: Tuesday, April 18, noon

Children are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 18, at noon and meet local children’s book author, Christine Ricci-McNamee. She will be reading from her two picture books, Logan and the Lost Luggage and Louella and the Librarian. Afterwards, she will be available to talk with children about the process of writing a book, sign books, and answer any questions. Her books will be available for purchase. Most appropriate for ages 5-7

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.