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.


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  *


“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











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



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


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







October at the Wead Library



Summer continues trying to invade our beautiful Fall season! The leaves still change their glorious hues and nights still offer a bit of chill but the sun blazes the way it should on the Fourth of July and we get a bit of reprieve for our gardens. Once your garden is put to bed for the season, grab a good book and savor what remains of our glorious Indian Summer.

With Fall’s arrival much is happening this month at the Wead Library. Story hours have begun again with morning story time for 3-5 year olds on Wednesday at 11:00am with Mrs. McDonald. Three to five year olds can also attend our evening story hours with Mrs. Andre on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. A special story hour for those under three years old happens on Thursdays at 11:00am with Mrs. McDonald. Call the library to register your little ones for this fun time getting to know books, share songs, and make crafts.

Our Giant Fall Book Sale begins tomorrow at 10:00AM until 7:00PM Friday and continues Saturday, October 4th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. We have lots of items for sale besides books. It has been cleaning time at the library and some interesting bargains are to be found. We hope you come join in the fun.

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On the first and third Saturdays of the month our handwork group, “Needles and Hooks” meets at 10:00AM Saturday mornings. If you enjoy knitting, embroidery, crocheting or any other type of small handwork, please come join in the fun and fellowship.

Friday night movies are returning this month as well. On tap are some great new features. Check on the Movie tab at the top of this page for the schedule. Bring the family, your snack and don’t be afraid to dress the little ones in their jammies. It is a fun night for all!

On Friday, October 31st, the Wead Library will close at five o’clock to allow our patrons and staff to share Halloween night with their families. Happy Trick or Treating!

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New Arrivals week of 9/24/2014

Two wonderful biographies are included in this weeks new acquisitions, one from Oprah Winfrey and the other from Gail Sheehy. Both of these women are icons in the movement to live your best life. Sheehy’s memoir discusses her own “Passages” and Oprah opines on what she now knows for sure about living.


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What I know for sure   by Oprah Winfrey   (biography)

What stays in Vegas: the world of personal data   by Adam Tanner

The new face of food and farming in America   by Douglas Gayeton

The human age: the world shaped by us   by Diane Ackerman

The law of attraction    by Abraham (Spirit), “channeled” by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Founders as Fathers: the private lives and politics of the American revolutionaries   by Lorri Glover

The teacher wars: a history of America’s most embattled profession   by Dana Goldstein

Daring: my passages, a memoir   by Gail Sheehy  (biography)


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The Kennedy Connection   by Richard Belsky

The miniaturist   by Jessie Burton

No safe house   by Linwood Barclay

The lotus and the storm   by Lan Cao

Night of the jaguar   by Joe Gannon

The  home place   by Carrie La Seur

Accidents of marriage    by Randy Susan Meyers

The killing trail   by Johnny D. Boggs

Home fires   by Lois Greiman   (large print)

A change in altitude   by Cindy Myers   (large print)

Please click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew to reserve any of our new arrivals for your reading pleasure. You can also call us at 518-483-5251  and one of our knowledgeable staff will gladly reserve your requests.

The Wead Library’s Annual Fall Book Sale will take place next Friday, October 3rd, from 10:00am to 7:00pm and on Saturday, October 4th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Please stop by to acquire some excellent values in books, dvds and paperbacks. It is always a fun event and we hope to see you there.

Story hours and Friday night movies will begin again in October. Stop by the Library for our October schedule or watch this site for upcoming events.

Happy Fall reading!

The staff of the Wead Library


New Books, week of Sept. 19, 2014

This week the Wead Library has nearly all the books currently on the New York Times Best Seller list. This includes the number one sellers on both the Fiction and Non-Fiction lists, The Long Way Home by Louise Penny and One Nation by Ben Carson. Please call the library at 518-483-5251  or click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew to reserve any of these books. Here are our latest acquisitions. Those on the most recent best seller list are starred.


Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage:   by Haruki Murakami *

The sixth extinction     by James Rollins*

Personal    by Lee Child

Mean Streak    by Sandra Brown

Love Letters    by Debbie Macomber

Perfidia    by James Ellroy

Festive in death   by J.D. Robb

The Forsaken    by Ace Atkins

Dear Daughter    by Elizabeth Little

Small Blessings    by Martha Woodroof

Dirty Work     of Gabriel Weston

Vengeance is mine    by Reavis Z Wortham


Our non fiction new arrivals include two books on painting with pastels and a biography of one of the state of New York’s  most influential historical figures.



Ashbel P. Fitch: champion of old New York   by David F. Remington (biography)

The storm and the tide   by Lars Anderson

Season of hope: her story, his story and their story by Beverley Key Ball

Once a Hussar: a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in WWll  by Ray Ellis

The other side: a memoir   by Lacy Johnson

Pastel for the serious beginner   by Larry Blovitz

Painting the landscape in pastels   by Albert Handell

Once upon a quilt: a scrapbook of quilting past and present   by Margret Aldrich




New DVDs



We have some fun, thought provoking and interesting new DVDs added to our collection this week. If you are into mysterious rituals, secret  societies and prophecy we have some new offerings for your pleasure. History buffs will enjoy DVDs regarding the Presidents, Joseph Stalin and our national war memorials. Augustus  Saint Gaudens is the topic of a dvd that would appeal to those who are interested in the arts, including  sculpture. For sheer watching pleasure we have a new copy of the movie “Suddenly” starring a young Frank Sinatra. Here is the list:

Ancient Prophecy   from the A&E channel

Voodoo Rituals  from the A&E channel

Secret Societies

American Monuments    from the History Channel

The Presidents 1865-1945   from the History Channel


Augustus Saint Gaudens, Master of American Sculpture from PBS Home Video

Joseph Stalin: Red Terror from the Biography series on A&E Channel

“Suddenly”  starring Frank Sinatra

If you would like to reserve any of the above DVDs, please click on the link in the right sidebar and have ready your library card. Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the library. Don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff if you have any difficulty.

Happy viewing!

The staff of the Wead Library


New Book Arrivals, week of September 8th, 2014

courtesy Escondido Public Library

Take a break from those much needed Fall chores of wood stacking and garden clean-up. It’s a great time of year to curl up by the woodstove with a good book. This week we have double the selection to show you with lots of subjects ranging from quilting books to life imprisonment of the innocent. We are always here to help you find just the book you are looking for. Stop by the Wead Library and let one of our friendly staff assist you.


Blue Mind     by Wallace J. Nichols

Factory Man      by Beth Macy

Gifted: lovely little things to knit and crochet     by Mags Kandis

Childhood dreams (quilt projects)     by Susan B. Gallagher

The alliance: managing talent in the networked age     by Reid Hoffman

A spy among friends     by Ben Macintyre

Working Stiff     by Judy Melinek

North of normal: a memoir of my wilderness childhood     by Cea Sunrise Person


Getting Life     by Michael Morton

The blue Buick     by B.H. Fairchild

Bird dream     by Matt Higgins

The First Family detail     by Ronald Kessler

Knit hats      by Gwen Steege

New England knits     by Cecily G. MacDonald

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200 quilt blocks to mix and match     by Davina Thomas

Plum Creek prairie sampler     by Joanna Wilson



A perfect life     by Danielle Steele

Dark side of the looking glass     by Vernon Harris

The frozen dead     by Bernard Minier

Landline     by Rainbow Rowell

How to tell Toledo from the night sky     by Lydia Netzer

Skull Mesa: a Western story     by Wayne Overholser

Sunshine and Scotland Street     by Alexander McCall Smith

The bone orchard     by Paul Doiron

Saints of New York     by Roger Jon Ellory

Before, during, after      by Richard Bausch

The secret     by W.E.B. Griffin

Support and Defend     by Mark Greaney

This is the water     by Yannick Murphy

Snatched     by Bill James

Dead line     by Chris Ewan

Grave doubts     by Elizabeth Corley

The secret place     by Tana French

The stranger you know     by Jane Casey

California: a novel     by Edan Lepucki

Heroes are my weakness     by Susan E. Phillips

Somewhere safe with somebody good    by Jan Karon

The house we grew up in      by Lisa Jewell

Conversion    by Katherine Howe

The liar’s wife     by Mary Gordon

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