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New Books, Week of August 18th, 2014

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This weeks two new biographies are about as opposite as they can be. Miles Unger’s “Michelangelo: a life in six masterpieces”  narrates the ambitious life of likely the greatest classical artist in history through the creation of six of his greatest works. Roz Chast’s “Can’t we talk about something pleasant?” uses the popular graphic novel genre to write a memoir detailing her life with her aging parents. It’s humor, rawness, and honesty make it an enjoyable read, particularly for those caring for elders. Chast is a cartoonist for New Yorker magazine.

As usual, we have a great list of new fiction and non fiction that makes many works on the New York Times Best Seller list available to North Country readers. If you are ever looking for a specific book on the list, just call us a 483-5251 to search and reserve. More than likely we have the latest best seller for you and if not can usually and easily get it for you from another library in the North Country.

Let’s start with Fiction:

The dead will tell     by Linda Castillo

Strangers     by Bill Pronzini

Road ends     by Mary Lawson

Eyrie     by Tim Winton

The care and management of lies: a novel of the great war    by Jacqueline Winspear

Last orders     by Harry Turtledove

Counterfeit lies     by Oliver North

The ghost in the electric blue suit     by Graham Joyce

A matter of breeding     by J. Sydney Jones

The Magician’s land     by Lev Grossman

Power Play     by Catherine Coulter

Wayfaring Stranger     by  James Lee Burke

The arsonist     by Sue Miller

The hundred year house      by Rebecca Makkai

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“Can’t we talk about something more pleasant?”      by Roz Chast

Michelangelo: a life in six masterpieces     by Miles J. Unger

The real cost of fracking     by Michelle Bamberger

In the kingdom of ice: the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette    by Hampton Sides

The empathy exams: essays      by Leslie Jamison

The invisible bridge: the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan   by Rick Perlstein


Reserving a book is as simple as clicking on Login, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have your library card handy and remember: your pin is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the Wead Library.


Happy reading!

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The Ice Age is here at the Wead Library

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Rainy weather coming? Stop by with the children and pick out some great DVDs to watch together as a family. We probably have more Scooby Doo videos than any other library around! But there is lots more to watch as well with great classic movies like Sounder, Robin Hood, The Lost World and many more. Here are the DVD selections we have added just this week:

Ice Age

Ice Age, the Meltdown

Kung Fu Panda 2

Stop Bullying with Mike Hall

Loving someone with an addiction

Scooby Doo and the Witch’s Ghost

We have lots more great entertainment for your rainy afternoons so please stop by to see our selection. If you would like to reserve one of these videos you may do so by clicking in the right side bar on Log in, Search and Renew or just call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251.

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New Books this week at the Wead Library

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Acquisitions this week at the Wead Library include a biography of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author, Harper Lee , a new thriller from Marcia Clark, a Western novel by Lauran Paine, a book on evaluating internet resources and fraud, a quiltmaking book dedicated to the “snowball” pattern and lots more.  One of our most interesting new reads is “The last magazine”  by the late Michael Hastings. Hastings has a local connection in that his mom practiced pediatrics in the Malone area for several years.  This month’s selections are quite varied and hopefully there will be something new for all our readers out there.


“Chasing Life”     by Sanjay Gupta, MD

“A wolf called Romeo”     by Nick Jans

“A connoisseur’s guide to antique dolls”     by Ronald Pearsall

“Snowball Quilts”     by Tammy Kelly

“The Mockingbird next door”     by Marja Mills (biography)

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“The competition: a novel”     by Marcia Clark

“Angels make their hope here”     by Breena Clarke

“All I love and Know/Judith Frank”     by Judith Frank

Ghosts of Tom Joad”     by Petter Van Buren

“The queen of the Tearling: a novel    by Erika Johansen

“The silkworm”     by Robert Galbraith

“The last magazine”   by Michael Hastings

“Shadow of a hang rope”     by Lauran Paine (Western)

“Watermelon Days & Firefly Nights”    by Annette Smith   (lg. print)

“Apart at the seams”    by Maire Bostwick   (lg print)

“Dog gone, back soon”    Nick Trout  (lg print)


To reserve any of our new books click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. Have your Wead Library card handy and use the last four digits of your phone that is on record at the library as your pin number. If you have any difficulties we are here to help and just a friendly phone call away at 518-856-0164. Happy reading!

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August happenings at the Wead Library!

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Summer is winding down but the activity continues at our library. First, a reminder of our “summer hours” being in effect. We are now open from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursday’s hours are 10:00am to 8:00pm, the only evening we are open later. On Saturday it is our usual 10:00am to 3:00pm. These hours will continue until Labor Day at which time our regular schedule returns.

Children are getting ready for their return to school and the last opportunities for summer fun beg for our attention. It’s a time of family reunions, lots of water fun and hopefully a good book and a comfy chair in the cool shade. If you are looking for additional activities, check these out and if you have any questions just give us a call at 518-483-1251.

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Our Needles and Hooks group continues to meet on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00am. This group, formerly known as the Knitting group,  has expanded to welcome all who practice needlecrafts of any kind. There is a wide variety of experience and a helping hand whenever needed. Please feel free to join in the fun.

Did you know that every Wednesday we have “Tech Talk” from 2:00 to 3:00pm? This is when our staff are here to help you manage your electronic devices. Have a new Kindle or other e-reader? First time with a tablet? Come on in. We will do our darnedest to get you comfortable and skilled at working your new device. We are not IT experts here but various staff are skilled at various devices and can usually manage to help you quite a bit. So bring in your device, ask the questions and get more literate about our brave, new digital world!

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Our family movies continue and on August 8 at 1:00pm we will be showing “Kung Foo Panda”. On August 16th at 10:00am we will show “Brave”. August 23rd at 1:00pm has us watching “Alvin and the Chipmunks” . Last, but not least, on the last Saturday of summer, August 30th, “Shrek Forever After” will be shown at 1:00pm.  You are welcome to bring your snacks and a covered drink and we hope to see you at our great little theater.

This month the Wead Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, August 14th to discuss “The Rosie Project”, a book soon to be made into a movie.

On August 21st at 7:00pm in the evening, Nan Hoffman will grace us with a performance of a Family Concert. Please join in what promises to be a lovely evening of musical enjoyment with a gifted performer.

All of our programs are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

The Staff of the Wead Library


New Arrivals – Last week of July!

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The past few weeks have made airplane crashes a prominent part of the daily news. But as you can see above, there can be survivors. One of our new books this week, “The Three” by Sarah Lotz, is about just that, survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks and more. This book is particularly pertinent in light of the current news and is here for your reading pleasure. There are many more new arrivals so let’s start with fiction this week:


The Three     by Sarah Lotz

Peter Pan must die     by John Verdon

The Quiet Woman     by Terence Faherty

That Summer     by Lauren Willig

Dry Bones in the Valley     by Tom Bouman

Days of Rage      by Brad Taylor

The rise & fall of great powers     by Tom Rachman

One plus one     by  Jojo Moyes

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng


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I was really taken by a small new non-fiction  book with the simple title of “Plattsburgh” from Kelly M. Julian. It offers wonderful photos that take you on a guided tour through the history of the city of Plattsburgh. This is not just about buildings and monuments. One of the things that struck me most about this small treasure were the portraits, most beautifully filmed by a studio called “Brush Photography”. The photographer is truly gifted and caught images of Plattsburgh’s citizens that literally glow from within. Each one was like finding a treasure.  I hope you come into the Wead Library and seek out this well done  book of area history.  You won’t regret it. Here are this week’s non-fiction selections.


Plattsburgh     by Kelly M. Julian

Battle of Big Sandy: town of Ellisburg, NY    by Gregory Chester

My Salinger year     by Joanna Rakoff

War of the Whales     by Joshua Horwits

Blue ribbon crochet      by Carol Alexander

Rachel Ray’s open house cookbook    by Rachel Ray

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Paperback Books!

This is the time of year when it’s really convenient to have a paperback book to haul to the beach on a nice summer’s day. Tablets are hard to read in the sun and regular books can get heavy to carry. A good juicy paperback seems like just the right thing to share with a glass of ice cold lemonade and a big white Adirondack chair on a summer afternoon.

You may not be aware, but here at the Wead Library we have a nice selection of paperback books, many courtesy of our loyal patrons. They cover writers like Debbie Macomber, Stephen King, Nora Roberts , Jodi Picoult and so so many more. There is a broad range of writers and something surely to appeal to everyone. Here is a list of some more recent acquisitions that you may enjoy.

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Daughter of darkness    by V.C. Andrews

Daughter of light     by V.C. Andrews

Moonlight Road   by Robyn Carr

Sea of Love     by Susan Donovan

Rise of the governor     by Robert Kirkman

Inn  at Rose Harbor    by Debbie Macomber

When we met     by Susan Mallery

Sweet Rains     by Nora Roberts

Beach Lane      by Sherryl Woods

Michael and Patrick by Sherryl  Woods

Ryan and Sean     by Sherryl Woods

This is just a tiny representation of what we  have.  We would also like to thank all of those patrons who so kindly donate their like new paperbacks for the enjoyment of all. Stop by to check out our great selection.

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New Arrivals at the Wead Library

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If the decade of the 1940’s interests you we have a new book at the library you will enjoy. It consists of numerous 1940s magazine articles from the esteemed New Yorker magazine.  Promising to also be very interesting is  a book by Dinesh D’Souza about what the world would be like without the United States of America being in it. Runaway elephants, corporate history and memoirs and biographies round out our non fiction selections this week.  Let’s take a look at what’s new.


The 1940s: a story of a decade   from New Yorker magazine

America: Imagine a world without her      by Dinesh D’Souza

Gotham Unbound: an ecological history of greater New York    by Ted Steinberg

Last Chain on Billie     by Carol Bradley

Now I see you: a memoir    by Nicole C. Kear   (biography)

Carsick      by John Waters   (biography)

The Intel Trinity     by Michael S. Malone

The Trigger    by Tim Butcher


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The City: a novel     by Dean Koontz

The Fever: a novel     by Megan E. Abbott

Invisible      by James Patterson

Earth Awakens: the first Formic War    by Orson Scott Card

The girls of August    by Anne Rivers Siddons

The Hurricane sisters    by Dorothea Benton Frank

Nantucket Sisters: a novel    by Nancy Thayers

Heart of Gold    by Beverly Jenkins   (large print)

What is invisible    by Kimberly Elkins

The Beekeepers Ball   by Susan Wiggs

Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods

Save the date   by Mary Kay Andrews


Please stop by the library to check out these new books. If you would like to reserve a specific book , please feel free to call us at 518-483-5251  and one of our staff will glady help you with your transaction.  You can also click on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar to reserve your books. Have your library card and pin number handy. The pin number is the last 4 digits of the phone number on file with the library.

As summer wanes, make reading a part of your seasonal pleasure. Happy reading!

   The staff of the Wead Library




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