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

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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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Despite the fact that summer weather does not want to leave our region, Fall will officially begin September 21st. With passing of Labor Day and the turning of the leaves, much is changing at the Wead Library. Our new winter schedule has started. Until next Memorial Day, the Wead Library will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 8:00pm. On Saturdays our hours will continue to be from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

Much like Spring, the return of some great programs begins. This month we are renewing our “Tech Talk” series on Wednesdays at 2:00pm. Bring in your device and questions and our staff, while not IT experts, will do their best to help you out. We have been quite successful with this program and are here if you need some direction with your device. There have many questions lately with tablets and cameras. Let us help during our “Tech Talks”. Specific, knowledgeable staff are assigned to help you from 2-3:00pm every Wednesday in September.

Also returning are our Story Hours. The first will be a group for 3-5 year olds with Mrs. Andre at 6:30 on Tuesday evenings, starting September 30th. Other Story Hour programs will return the first week in October.  Once again Mrs. Andre and Mrs. McDonald will be providing reading inspiration, crafts and songs for your little ones to enjoy. Call the library at 483-5251 to sign up for Story Hour.

Our Teen Group also will meet this month on the last Saturday of the month, September 27th at 11:00am. Are you a teen who loves to read or would like to just hang out with friends? Come join the fun. More info can be found on the Teen page of our site.



The Staff of the Wead Library

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This month’s selection for the Wead Library Book Club is “The Snow Child”.

Last, but far from least, the Wead Library Board of Trustees meets September 15th at 7:00pm at the Library.

We sincerely hope you make the Wead Library a must stop on your list of Fall “to-dos” and we hope to see you here soon.

The Staff of the Wead Library



New Books for Labor Day weekend enjoyment!

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The photo above is an example of living landscaping from the Wildlife Trust in the United Kingdom. If gardening is your interest you will thoroughly enjoy our new book, “The living landscape: designing for beauty and  biodiversity in the home garden”. It’s a large tome with many glorious garden pictures to savor. Also new this week are thrillers from Douglas Preston, C.J. Box and Amanda Williams. If your holiday entertainment leans toward a bit of television viewing we have several new DVDs here at the library, including two master works from Ken Burns.  Here is a list of our latest arrivals.


The living landscape     by Rick Darke

Elephant Company     by Vicki Croke

Liberty’s torch by Elizabeth Mitchell

Juice: recipes for juicing, cleansing and living well   by Carly De Castro

Surgeon General’s warning     by Mike Stobbe

The Collapse of Western Civilization    by Naomi Oreskes

Stitch and bitch nation    by Debbie Stoller

A history of toys    by Antonia Fraser



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The long way home    by Louise Penny

The woodsman’s boy    April Blanchard

The visitors: a novel     by Sally Beauman

Don’t talk to strangers: a novel    by Amanda Kyle Williams

A man called Ove: a novel    by Fredrik Backman

Present darkness    by Malla Nunn

A colder war     by Charles Cummings

First Light:a John Bekker mystery   by Al Lamanda

The lost island    by Douglas Preston

Shots fired: stories from Joe Pickett country   by C.J. Box

The nosy neighbor    by Fern Michaels    (large print)

Summer   by Karen Kingsbury    (large print)



The Dust Bowl, a Ken Burns Film

Prohibition, a Ken Burns Film

Foyle’s War, seasons 5, 6 and 7


The staff of the Wead Library hopes you enjoy that last blast of summer over the holiday weekend. Happy Labor Day!




New Books, Week of August 18th, 2014


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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