Good Friday


In order that our patrons and staff can honor Good Friday, the Wead Library will open tomorrow at 3:00PM in the afternoon and close at our normal 8:00PM.

Thank you,

the Staff of the Wead Library

New DVD Arrivals!

A nice group of DVDs arrived this week at the Wead Library and are now on our shelves!  We have for your viewing pleasure classic Western movies, a fairy  tale, a powerful biblical story, classic Christmas movies, and an ecological “search for the truth.”

Stop by and check out one of our  new acquisitions. They are a great opportunity for family time while we all wait for the snow to melt and the mud to dry up.

“Fracknation” – a journalist’s search for the truth about Fracking

“Pickwick Papers” -  by Charles Dickens

“Christmas, the classic television collection” - three vintage stories

“David and Goliath” – a magnificent performance with Oscar Wilde

“The Egg and I/ Frances the Talking Mule” – a double feature of  family entertainment

“Alice in Wonderland” - the original live action version

and for our Western buffs:

“Bonanza, 32 episodes’ – Adventures with the Cartwright family

“Breakheart Pass” – and two other classic Western movies

“Gunfight at the OK Corral” – and three more great Westerns

To reserve any of these DVDs from our large collection just call us at 483-5251 or click on Log In, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have your library card handy and know that your pin number is the last four digits of the home phone you have on record with the library. Happy viewing!

Martha Gallagher

photo courtesy

Please join us  on Saturday, March 29th at 2:PM at the Wead Library in Malone, NY for a concert with Adirondack Harpist, Martha Gallagher. Her theme for the afternoon event is “Songs from the Stones” and is music inspired by “headstone inscriptions, revealing and celebrating the collective preciousness, mortality and universality of life”.


For more inspiration please call the Library at 518-483-5251.


Best Sellers for you!

The Wead Library has ready for  your reading pleasure the following books. Starred items are currently on the New York Times Best Sellers list.


Brainstorm: the power and purpose of the teenage brain by Daniel J. Siegal

Poetry of the First World War edited by Tim Kendall

*One Way Out: the inside history of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul

Trespassing on Einstein’s lawn by Amanda Gefter

A Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger

Italy by Fiona Wild

Five Came Back by Mark Harris

The Race Underground by Doug Most

Dancing through it by Jenifer Ringer, biography

Ice Cream Social by Brad Edmondson


House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle

Saint   Monkey by Jacinda Townsend

Influx by Daniel Suarez

Silenced  by Kristina Ohlsson

The Disappeared by Kristina Ohlsson

The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

* One More Thing by B.J. Novak

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

Redeployment by Phil Klay


Simply click on the   Log in, search and renew link in the right sidebar to reserve any of these books. Have your library card handy and know that your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on file with the Wead Library. You may also call the library at 518-483-5251 and one of our staff will gladly help reserve your request. Happy reading!

          The Staff of the Wead Library

Are you listening?

We sure hope so! The Wead Library has one of the largest collections in the area of audio books, aka, books on CD. We get in best sellers, non fiction, children’s cds and more. This week’s new additions are the following:

“Sycamore Row” by John Grisham, Best Seller
“Red 1-2-3″ by John Katzenbach
“How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penney
“Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King
“Zealot” by Reza Aslan, non fiction


For the latest on what’s happening here at the library for the month of March, click February 27th in the calendar in the right sidebar. Events can also be found by clicking on the pages for adults, children and teens.  Happy Mud Season!

March Madness is Here!

March in the Adirondacks is a time of Basketball Madness, Leprechaun sightings, raging, melting rivers, searing winds and hopefully the smell of warm, damp earth. We plow through Mud Season like many before us eagerly awaiting the end of bitter cold and the thrill of budding green foliage.  It is a time when it is so hard to do anything outdoors. Melting dirt gets tracked into our homes, tiny seedlings sit on our inside windowsills, and ski season has ended. It is a great time to read a book, watch a new DVD, or listen to an audio book as we power through Spring cleaning. At the Wead Library we can  provide you with the latest Best Sellers, Young Adult fiction and awesome books for even our youngest readers. Please stop by and let us help you get through Mud Season with some great literature.  There are movies, concerts, Story Hours, Book Club and more taking place at the Library this month. Please take a look at our own version of March Madness here at the Library.

Saturday, March 1st at 11:00AM     Meeting of the Teen Advisory Board. More on the Teen Page

Story Hours will continue on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the month with Mrs. Andre and Mrs. McDonald. Call the library for more information at 483-5251.

Friday night, March 7th at 6:00PM     Movie Night! “Horton Hears a Who!”

Friday night, March 14th at 6:00PM   “Wreck it Ralph” will be our selection for Movie Night. A matinee of “Wreck It Ralph” will also take place on Saturday, March 15th at 1:00PM.

Monday evening, March 17th at 7:00PM the Wead Library Board of Trustees will meet.

Friday, March 21st, 6:00PM  Movie Night with “Shrek 2″

Friday, March 28th at 6:00PM    Movie Night with “Land Before Time”

Saturday, March 29th at 2:00PM  Concert with renowned harpist, Martha Gallagher.

For more information on any of these programs don’t hesitate to call the Library at 518-483-5251. Our staff will be glad to answer any questions. Remember, all programs are free to the public and we look forward to seeing you here at our beautiful Library.

The Staff of the Wead Library


A long list of new arrivals awaits our patrons this week. Included is a fascinating non fiction work on “Extreme Medicine” which shows how technology can affect our medical care. Also included are biographies of Louis Armstrong and Penelope Lively. If you have been waiting for Robin Cook’s latest medical thriller, that has also arrived.  Without further ado:


Secrets on Cedar Key   by Terry Dulong  (large print)

Return to Tradd Street   by Karen White  (large print)

Standup Guy   by Stuart Woods

The WinterPeople   by Jennifer McMahon

The Execution: a Jeremy Fisk novel   by Dick Wolfe

Arcanum   by  Simon Morden

Urban Renewal: a Cross novel   by Andrew  Vachss

Mrs. Lincoln’s rival   by Jennifer Chiaverine

Cell   by Robin Cook

The way of all fish: a novel    by Martha Grimes

An Unnecessary Woman   by Rabih Alameddine

The Ghost Runner   by Parker Bilal

The Strangling on the Stage   by Simon Brett


Water 4.0   by David Sedlak

The Marriage Act   by Liza Monroy

Dancing Fish and Ammonites   by Penelope Lively  (biography)

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation   by David Brion Davis

Mermaid: a memoir of resilience   by Mary Eilleen Cronin  (biography)

Plenty of Time When We Get Home   by Kayla Williams  (biography)

Fukushima: a story of nuclear disaster   by David Lochbaum

Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism   by Thomas David Brothers  (biography)

If you would like to reserve any of these books just click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew and have your library card handy. You will also need your pin number which is the last four digits of your telephone number on record with the library. You can also reserve any of the books with an easy phone call to the library at 483-5251. Happy reading!


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