Book Groups Online Book Clubs

Join the Malden Public Library’s free Online Book Club and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily e-mail. Everyday, Monday through Friday, we’ll send you a portion of chapter which will take you about five minutes to read.

After you’ve read 2 or 3 chapters from a book, we’ll start sending you a new one.

There’s no charge for this service. You don’t even need a library card. All you need is just five minutes a day, and we’ll introduce you to an exciting world of reading.

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Book Discussion Groups

The Malden Public Library hosts two book discussion groups: The Monday Book Discussion and the Booker Prize Book Discussion. New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.


Monday Book Discussion Group

The Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Program Room.

Upcoming Books

  • February 3, 2020—Save me the plums: my gourmet memoir by Ruth Reichl
  • March 2, 2020—An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • April 6, 2020—The day the world came to town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
  • May 4, 2020—The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for further information.


Booker Prize Discussion Group

The Booker Prize Discussion Group meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Since 1969 the “Booker Prize” has been awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa. For more information about the Booker Prize please visit

Upcoming Books:

  • January 22, 2020—The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
  • February 26, 2020—A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • March 25, 2020—A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  • April 22, 2020—The Year of Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
  • May 27, 2020—The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

If you have any questions, please e-mail Andrew Dempsey or the Library.