We give thanks

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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

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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)

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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 *

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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.


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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!

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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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The Wead Library will close in order that our patrons and staff can celebrate Halloween with their families at 5:00PM, Friday,  October 31st, 2014. We will re-open Saturday at our normal 10:00AM.  Please stop by Friday to see our staff in their costumes, dressed as characters from some of their favorite books! Hope to see you then……….

Happy Halloween, Boooo!

The Staff of the Wead Library




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New Arrivals, week of 10/24/14

 With two new  biographies and many more new fiction and non fiction works, the Wead Library can supply your cravings for the best and latest of the literary world. Jodi Picoult’s much anticipated work, “Leaving time: a novel” arrived this week at the Wead Library. Also in are two thrillers, John Sandford’s “Deadline” and Stuart Woods’ “Paris Match” for those who enjoy a little more mystery and intrigue in their reading lists.  Bill O’Reilley’s  “Killing Patton: the strange death of World War ll’s  most audacious general” is also here to loan to our patrons. There’s much more so let’s start with non-fiction.

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Starred items are on the NY Times Best Seller List.



“Gabriel, a poem”   by Edward Hirsch  (poetry)

“Predator: the secret origins of the drone revolution”    by Richard Whittle
“The Roosevelts: an intimate story”   by Ken Burns *
“On Immunity”   by Eula Biss
“The Fall: a father’s memoir in 424 steps”   by Diogo Mainardi
“Not my father’s son”    by Alan Cumming  (biography)
“The Innovators”   by Walter Isaacson *
“A path appears”    by Nicholas D. Kristof
“Internal Medicine: a doctor’s stories”   by  Terry Holt
“Whatever happened to the metric system?”   by John Marciano
“If nuns ruled the world”   by Jo Piazza
“An indomitable beast: the remarkable journey of the jaguar”   by Alan Rabinowitz
“Easy Guide to Sewing: tops and t-shirts, skirts and pants”   by Lynn MacIntyre and Marcy Tilton

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“Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II’s most audacious general”    by Bill O’Reilley and Martin Dugard *

“What If?”    by Randall Munroe *

“Off the Sidelines”    by Kirsten Gillibrand  (biography)


“Leaving Home: a novel”   by Jodi Picoult *

“Acceptance”    by Jeff VanderMeer

“Lock in”    by John Scalzi

“Evergreen”   by Rebecca Rasmussen

“The silent sister”    b y Diane Chamberlain

“The Lost Key”   by Catherine Coulter  *

“The eye of heaven”   by Clive Cussler

“Lila”   by Marilynne Robinson

“The art of arranging flowers”   by Lynne Branard

“Goodnight June”   by Sarah Jio  (large print)

“Summer of the dead”   by Julia Keller

“Broadchurch”   by Erin Kelly

“Some luck: a novel”    by Jane Smiley

“Paris Match”    by Stuart Woods

“Deadline”    by John Sanford

“The Hawley book of the dead”    by Chrysler Szarlan

“The Wonder of all things”    by Jason Mott

“Stone Mattress: nine tales”    by Margaret Atwood

“Wolf in white van”    by John Darnielle  *

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“The Golem of Hollywood”    by  Jonathan Kellerman

“Nora Webster: a novel”    by Colm Toibin

“The drop”    by Dennis Lehane

“Proof Positive: a Joe Gunther novel”    by Archer Mayor


To reserve any of these new reads, stop by the Wead Library or give us a call at 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly staff will be glad to help you. You can also reserve these books by clicking in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew. For this method you will need your library card and pin number. Your pin number is the last four numbers of the phone that you have on record with the Wead Library. Don’t hesitate to call us at 518-483-5251 if you have any problems.


Happy Reading!


The Staff of the Wead Library

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New Book Arrivals, week of 10/10/14

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We have some great new reads here at the Wead Library this week. There are books on how we learn, how boys develop character, how to make baskets and how to have an organized mind in the age of information overload. And this is just the beginning! Many more new fiction and non-fiction books await your reading pleasure so let’s get this list started!  * Starred items are currently on the New York Times best seller list.


Fierce Patriot     by Robert L. O’Connell (biography of William Tecumseh Sherman)

Cosby: his life and times     by Mark Whitaker  (biography)

The organized mind     by Daniel J. Levitin *

Unruly places: lost spaces, secret cities     by Alastair Bonnett

Weave, coil and plait crafty containers from recycled materials     by Lois Walpole

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Diary of a mad diva     by Joan Rivers

How we learn     by Benedict Carey

Thirteen days in September     by Lawrence Wright *

Soar: how boys learn, succeed and develop character     by David C. Banks

The language of houses     by Alison Lurie

Slow dancing with a stranger     by Meryl Comer

Infidel kings and unholy warriors    by Brian A. Catlos

90 minutes in heaven     by Don Piper


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Hiroshima Nagasaki: the real story of the atomic bombings    by Paul Ham

World order     by Henry Kissinger *

Adirondack 102 Club: your passport & guide to the North Country   by Martin Podskoch


Windigo Island     by William Kent Krueger

Her last whisper     by Karen Robards

Your face in mine     by Jess Row

Friendswood      by Rene Steinke

Five days left    by Julie Lawson Timmer

10:04: a novel      by Ben Lerner

One Kick    by Chelsea Cain

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Guttenberg’s apprentice     by  Alix Christie

Sweetness #9     by Stephan Eirik Clark

The angel of losses     by Stephanie Feldman

What I had before I had you     by Sarah Cornwell

The hour of lead     by Bruce Holbert

Private down under     by James Patterson

Rooms      by Lauren Oliver

Lisette’s list     by Susan Vreeland

The last ride       by Ethan J. Wolfe

29/a novel       by Mary Sojourner

Adultery: a novel     by Paulo Coelho

Edge of eternity     by Ken Follett *

The king’s curse     by Philippa Gregory *

The bone clocks     by David Mitchell *

We are not ourselves     by Matthew Thomas

The children act: a novel     by Ian McEwan

Island of a thousand mirrors     by Nayomi Munaweera

If you would like to reserve any of these new books you can either stop by our library on Elm Street in Malone or call 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly library staff members will be glad to help you. You can also reserve any of these books by clicking on Log in, search and renew in the right sidebar. Have handy your library card for this method. Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have registered with the library. You can reserve the book that way and it will be waiting for your pickup at our front circulation desk.

Happy Fall reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library








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