New arrivals!



Are you ready to settle into winter with a good read, a warm drink and a big chair by the woodstove?  If so, our list of new book arrivals will provide a great selection to ponder.  My favorite recommendation would be the book  by Louis Zamperini, “Don’t give up, don’t give in”.  Zamperini is the incredible true life character about whom the book “Unbroken” was written.  The movie commemorating his life will be released shortly as well. This book gives you, in his own words, his unique and inspiring story.

Biographies on two greats of the entertainment field, Robert De Niro and Carlos Santana, are now on our new release shelf as well.

Books can be reserved by simply clicking on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar along with your library card. Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number on record with the Wead Library. Happy reading!

Non Fiction:

A country called childhood     by Jay Griffiths

The underground girls of Kabul     by Jenny Nordberg

Miracles     by Eric Metaxas

So, anyway…      by John Cleese

God’s Planet     by Owen Gingerich

Essays after eighty     by Donald Hall

Don’t give up, don’t give in    by Louis Zamperini  (biography)

The Universal Tone     by Carlos Santana   (biography)

De Niro: a life     by Shawn Levy (biography)

Why Homer matters     by Adam Nicolson

Navy Seals: their untold story      by Dick Couch

Tea and Crumpets     by Margaret Johnson




The Paris winter     by Imogen Robertson

Bad Country: a novel     by C.B. McKenzie

The laughing monsters     by Denis Johnson

Innocence: a novel      by Dean Koontz

Shots fired     by C.J. Box

Close to the bone     by Lisa Black

The lives of others     by Neel Mukherjee

The loveliest chocolate shop in Paris   by Jenny Colgan

My sister’s grave     by Robert Dugoni

The heart does not grow back     by Fred Venturini



New Book Arrivals, week of 12-8-14


Welcome to our holiday list of new book arrivals here at the Wead. Four new biographies grace our shelves this week. They  run the gamut from “Watch me” by the glamorous Angelica Huston to  “41” by George W. Bush, an account of his father, our 41st president.  The latest Danielle Steele novel, Pegasus, has arrived so call now and reserve this popular new book, if you’d like. You can also request any of our books by clicking on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar and having handy your library card. If you ever have issues requesting and reserving books online, please feel free to call our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 for assistance.


The three-body problem    by Cixin Liu

Into a raging blaze     by Andreas Norman

Blue Labyrinth     by Douglas J. Preston *

A quilt for Christmas     by Sandra Dallas

Angel Killer     by Andrew Mayne

The peripheral     by William Gibson

Far as the eye can see     by Robert Bausch

The empire of night     by Robert O. Butler

The slow regard of silent things     by Patrick Rothfuss *

Pegasus     by Danielle Steel

Across the Cheyenne River     by John D. Nesbitt

Sometimes the wolf     by Urban Waite

Starred items are on the current NY Times Best Seller list.


Watch me: a memoir     by Angelica Huston   (biography)

41: a portrait of my father     by George W. Bush (biography) *

Yes, please     by Amy Poehler  (biography) *

Jeter unfiltered     by Derek Jeter  (biography, pictorial)

Spam Nation: the inside story of organized cybercrime by Brian Krebs

Why did the chicken cross the world?     by Andrew Lawler

Heirs to forgotten kingdoms     by Gerard Russell

Making greeting cards with creative materials     by  MaryJo McGraw

Just a reminder, we have a large selection of children’s holiday books at the library that would be perfect for reading to your little ones at this time of year. Please stop by our wonderful children’s library downstairs at the Wead Library. A comfy warm chair, perfect for reading awaits you.  Toys, books, computer games as well as special story hours are there to enjoy, too. Come visit soon. Here is a link that discusses the best children’s Christmas books out there if you need a few suggestions:




New DVDs at the Wead Library!

courtesy Corbis/Simon Marcus


Just in time for the holidays, we’ve acquired some  great family DVDs. As the cold weather settles into the North Country, spending a family night with an entertaining DVD and a big bowl of popcorn can make for a warm, fun evening.  We have acquired  three new Disney features,  two other great family movies and a classic video perfect for date night.

Ghost,  winner of 2 Academy Awards and starring the late, talented Patrick Swayze

Jumanji,  starring the always hilarious Robin Williams

The Never Ending Story, How can you go wrong with characters with names like Rock Biter?

Disney’s Herbie, a four movie collection

Disney Classics, includes four classic Disney hits

Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Part ll

If you would like to reserve any of these DVDs for your family watching pleasure, click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew. Have ready your library card and remember – your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on file at the library.

Happy viewing!


We give thanks


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our patrons and their friends and families. The library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th so that we may all celebrate the bounty we have been blessed with. We will re-open on Friday, November 27th at ten AM and look forward to helping our patrons renewed, refreshed, and thankful for their presence.

The Staff of the Wead Library

New arrivals this week at the Wead Library


This week’s new titles include a second novel by local author Danny Stone. We are excited to be able to offer Danny’s newest work to our readers. Call or stop by to reserve. Also on the shelf are numerous new thrillers including the work of Michael Connelly and Ann Rice. In non fiction there are several books about how the digital age is effecting jobs, love, and business as well as biographies of Martin Luther King, Bob Hope,  Betty Halbreich, Leon Panetta and the unforgettable Jerry Lee Lewis.

Did you know that at the Wead Library we process new books for our patrons every week? They even have their own home and next time you come into the library we will let you in on where all the new arrivals are kept. They are rotated out into the general population  in our stacks after inhabiting our New Arrivals shelves for about three months. It’s a constant rotation, with new literature to enjoy weekly.


How Google works     by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

13 hours     by Mitchell Zuckoff *

This changes everything: capitalism versus the climate   by Naomi Klein

Women at ground zero     by Susan Hagen

In real life: love, lies & identity in the digital age    by Yaniv Schulman

Zero to one: notes on startups    by Peter A. Thiel

I’ll drink to that     by Betty Halbreich  (biography) *

Death of a King     by Tavis Smiley    (biography)

courtesy rolling stone magazine

Jerry Lee Lewis: his own story    by Rick Bragg   (biography) *

Worthy Fights: a memoir of leadership in war and peace   by Leon Panetta   (biography)

Hope: entertainer of the century    by Richard Zoglin  (biography)

Pandora’s DNA: tracing the breast cancer gene through history     by Lizzie Stark

Rebellion: the history of England from Jame 1 to the Glorious Revolution   by Peter Ackroyd

National Insecurity    by David J. Rothkopf

Tinseltown: murder, morphine and madness    by William J. Mann

Fully alive: discovering what matters most   by Timothy Shriver

As you wish     by Cary Elwes

The collapse     by Mary Eloise Sarotte


The burning room: a novel    by Michael Connelly *

Broken monsters     by Lauren Beukes

Burn    by James Patterson *

Bones never lie     by Kathy Reichs

Then comes the harvest     by Danny Stone  (local author)

Those who leave and those who stay     by Elena Ferrante *


Prince Lestat    by Anne Rice *

Arctic Summer    by Damon Galgut

Virtue Falls     by Christina Dodd

The paying guests     by Sarah Waters *

The furies      by Natalie Haynes

The Cinderella Murder     by Mary Higgins Clark

Flesh and Blood    by Patricia Cornwell

Gray Mountain    by John Grisham *

The escape    by David Baldacci

The assasination of Margaret Thatcher: stories   by Hilary Mantel

The narrow road to the deep North    by Richard Flanagan

The murder man    by Tony Parsons

Winter Street    by Elin Hilderbrand

The boy who drew monsters    by Keith Donohue

The last shootist    by Miles Swarthout

The witch and other tales retold    by Jean Thompson

Mr. Miracle     by Debbie Macomber

Finally Home    by Lois Greiman   (large print)

The forgiven    by Marta Perry   (large print)

***  Starred items have been or are on the New York Times Best Seller List.  If you would like to reserve any of our new books just click in the right sidebar on Log-in, Search and Renew. Have at the ready your library card and pin#. If you have forgotten your pin number it is the last four digits of the phone you have registered with the library. You can also call one of our friendly staff to reserve your book as well. We will have it ready and waiting for your pickup if it has not been checked out.

Happy Holiday Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

A quick reminder as inclement weather threatens:

Winter storms can cause delays in opening the library. In case of bad weather you may wish to call ahead. The recording will give you our hours of operation but won’t let you know if we are closed. Please wait for the message to ring through and if there is no answer, we are closed at the time of your call. We often open a few hours later as the weather and roads permit. Thank you for  your understanding.



The Wead Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in honor of all our veterans.

The Staff of the Wead Library

New Arrivals, Halloween Week!


Welcome to November and this week’s list of new arrivals here at the Wead Library. Winter is soon approaching and it’s a great time to cozy up by the fire with a good book. Our newest acquisitions include a work of poetry, the biography of TV icon Norman Lear and   the tale of the 33 Chilean miners who miraculously survived their ordeal.  Add to that some great new works of fiction and it’s hunker down time!


Raging Heat     by Richard Castle

Quartet for the end of time     by Johanna Skibsrud

A sudden light     by Garth Stein

Mr. Bones: twenty stories     by Paul Therouux

Station eleven     by Emily St. John Mandel

Neverhome      by Laird Hunt

The thing about December     by Donal Ryan

Fives and twenty-fives     by Michael Pitre

Darkness, darkness     by John Harvey

The story of land and sea: a novel     by Katy Simpson Smith




The lagoon: how Aristotle invented science    by Armand Marie Leroi

Why football matters : my education in the game     by Mark Edmundson

New selected poems    by Les A. Murray  (poetry)

Such Good Girls    by  R.D. Rosen

Hate crimes in cyberspace     by  Danielle Keats Citron

Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end   by Atul Gawanda

A deadly wandering: a tale of tragedy and redemption  in the age of attention   by Matt Richtel

Deep down dark     by Hector Tobar

Even this I get to experience    by Norman Lear   (biography)


If you would like to reserve and of our new books just click in the right sidebar on Log-in, Search and Renew. Have at the ready your library card and pin#. If you have forgotten your pin number it is the last four digits of the phone you have registered with the library. You can also call one of our friendly staff to reserve your book as well. We will have it ready and waiting for your pickup if it has not been checked out.


Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Libary






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