Book Reading from The 27th Mile Monday, May 5th 7PM Malden Public Library

The 27th Mile – Going the Extra Mile to Support the Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, edited by Arlington’s Ray Charbonneau, is an entertaining collection of stories and articles by a stellar group of writers who run. The book extols the spirit that first got runners out on the roads to run, that bring them to Boston on a spring day, and that will bring them back every year. 

Ray and local contributor and marathon volunteer Caryl Haddock will be reading from the book and telling stories from the 2013 race and from the triumphant return in 2014.

All proceeds from sales of The 27th Mile (paperback or ebook) go to The One Fund Boston to help those affected by the marathon bombings.

Dora St. Martin, Malden Public Library Director and several-time Boston Marathon runner, will moderate the program.

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Wine Tasting Tickets Available March 19th, 2014


12th Annual Friends of the Malden Public Library Wine Tasting and Chocolate Buffet – Friday May 9th, 7-10pm

Enjoy a selection of wine and other beverages, food from area restaurants, and a chocolate buffet at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St., Friday May 9th 7-10pm. The event is held in the beautiful art galleries and includes live piano music and a raffle. Tickets ($35) are on sale March 19th at the Library Information Desk (781-324-0218), and M&M Liquors (Please make checks payable to The Friends of the Malden Public Library.) Order wine and M&M Liquors will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Friends of the Malden Public Library! The library is handicapped-accessible. Last year tickets sold out so buy early!

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The Friends got together and crafted handmade holiday bows made from books! Two kinds – “classic” starburst and “bow tie” styles, lots of colors to choose from. $0.50 (50 cents) each, find them in a basket in the library lobby near the book carts!bow tie bow

classic bow

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The Friends are now registered with eBay Giving Works!

The Friends are now registered with eBay Giving Works! This means 1) you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends through PayPal 2) you can sell an item on eBay and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends. See our eBay page for more details:

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Fundraiser: Author-signed Bookmarks

david_baldacci_bookmark_backGet a unique gift for someone (yourself?) and support the Friends of the Malden Library at the same time! The Friends Bookmark Project is offering one-of-a-kind bookmarks with original signatures from famous authors: David Baldacci (The Innocent), Paul Theroux (The Great Railway Bazaar), Sue Grafton (“A” is for Alibi), and Yann Martel (Life of Pi).

11 have already sold: Tom Wolfe, Barbara Kingsolver, Audrey Niffenegger, Isabel Allende, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jon Meacham, Jeff Kinney, Eric Carle, Paulo Coelho, William Least Heat-Moon, and Katherine Applegate. All proceeds benefit the Malden Public Library. All bookmarks are listed on eBay

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Get free Friday night sneak preview access to the next book sale!

Fall is member recruitment time for the Friends of the Malden Public Library.
Only $10 regular, $5 student or senior, $15 family for one year!
What do you get? A tax deduction, free entrance to the Friday night annual book sale preview (get the best books first!), and the satisfaction of knowing that your membership dollars support vital programs and services at the library! Friends of the Malden Public Library Network for Good Donation Page

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Before the book sale


After the book sale

Thank you to everyone who came and spent their money! We hope you have many hours of good reads!

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2013 Book and Bake Sale October 26th

The Friends of the Malden Public Library’s annual book and bake sale will be Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10-4PM. The Friends-only preview will be Friday, October 25, 2013 from 6-9PM. Books, movies, music, baked goods and more will be for sale. Harcovers $1, paperbacks $0.50, children’s books 5/$1 or $0.25. We have over 40,000 books on all subjects! Call the library at 781-324-0218 if you have any questions. Video promo for last year’s sale.


Stack of books



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Shred it for the Library!

Shred It! The Friends will again be hosting a paper shredding fundraiser. We hope you can come by. It is on Saturday, August 24th from 9 AM-12 Noon at the Malden DPW yard located at 356 Commercial St. The cost of $5.00 per brown grocery bag filled with paper.

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Thanks to all who supported the Friends Wine Tasting 2013!

The Friends of the Malden Public Library would like to thank the following businesses for donating so generously to our 11th Annual Wine Tasting to benefit the Library:

Our Partner in the event, M&M Liquors

All Season’s Table
All-Tech Electric
Anthony’s Restaurant
Bobby C’s Restorante
Boston Bruins
Boston Red Sox
Buckley Bothers, Inc
Cornucopia Foods
CVS Pharmacy
Dockside Restaurant
Dunkin Donuts, 617 Broadway, Malden
Fu Loon
Hugh O’Neil’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Hyatt Place Boston/Medford
Jack’s Ristorante
Janna Bee’s Handcrafted Baked Goods
John Brewer’s Tavern
Lantana Cafe
Lisa Assetta Porro
Malden Animal Hospital
Martin’s Flower Shop
Moe’s Café
Minuteman Press of Malden
New England Coffee Company
New England Patriots
Papa’s Bar & Grille
Patticakes Cakes and Pastries
Pearl Street Station
Pisa Pizza
Prisco’s Pasta Market Café
Ristorante Serena
Rowena Rosen and Mordecai Melnitsky
Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett PC
State Representative Chris Fallon
Taza Chocolate: Factory Store and Tours
Trader Joe’s, Saugus
Two Paisan’s Pizzeria
Walsh Florist
Wildflower Design

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