Latest Arrivals!

Our new arrivals are hot off the presses! So let’s first see what the latest in Non-fiction brings to our shelves:


Wallpaper Projects    by Derek Fagerstrin and Lauren Smith

Toxin Toxout    by Bruce Laurie

Yours for eternity: a love story on death row by Damien Echols and Lorri Davis

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Teach a woman to fish   by Ritu Sharma

12th Blue Book dolls and values   by Jan Foulke

Paper Cutting   by Stewart and Sally Walton


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The smoke at dawn   by Jeff Shara

Act of War   by Brad Thor

The Love affairs of Nathaniel P.   by Adelle Waldman

Last night at the Blue Angel    by Rebecca Rotert

Song of the shank    by Jeffery Renard Allen

The String Diaries   by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The Book of Life    by Deborah E. Harkness

The Matchmaker    by Elin Hilderbrand

Fallout   by Sadie Jones

No river too wide   by Emilie Richards

We are called to rise    by Laura McBride

Top secret twenty one     by Janet Evanovich

Terminal City by  by Linda Fairstein

China Dolls   by Lisa See

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Reserving one of these new books is as easy as going to the right sidebar and clicking on Log in, search and renew. Have your library card handy and for your pin number use the last four digits of the telephone number on file with the Wead Library. If you have any difficulty please feel free to call the library and one of our staff will be more than happy to help you out.

Happy summer reading!

Book Review!


“We are liars” by E. Lockhart is a perfect summer read. A wonderfully developed plot with a rather shocking end, all written in clear language, make for a book that will have you staying up half the night to finish reading it.

The Sinclair family is old money with future generations relying on their trust funds to survive. As the family ages and expands and old grand dad holds all the cards of power and finance, the family juggles its positions knowing that at any given moment he can and will change his estate. Harris Sinclair, alpha male and family patriarch, owns an island off of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Every year all children, grandchildren, spouses and beaus arrive to spend the entire summer together. At the end of the summer they each return to their own scattered lives bankrolled by dwindling trust funds and threatened by an increasingly demented octogenarian.

While Grandpa is the dominating influence in the family, the story is told by Cadence, aka, “Cady”, a teenager granddaughter, the first grandchild, and apple of Grandad’s eye. Her dramatic reactions to the world she lives in are at times over the top but pretty accurately portray her teen age circumstances. This is a book that you definitely don’t want to tell any details about to friends who may read it. The plot is tightly wrapped and delicately unwound. Without even realizing it you are charmed into her world on the island and the friends and family that have surrounded her every summer since birth. You watch her fall in love and find a way to move her family back on the track of caring for one another.  I so want to tell you more but don’t want to spoil the the excellent way the story unfolds into a hold on to your seat finish.

This books is so well crafted. It’s clear, simple language and interesting characters brilliantly  build the story detail by detail ending into an explosive unexpected ending. I highly recommend….M. Pepin, Wead Library


July at the Wead Library

Hours of operation change for the library in the months of July and August. We will be open from July 1st through Labor Day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. On Thursdays we will be open from 10:00AM until 8:00PM. Saturday hours do not change and we will be open 10:00AM to 3:00PM as always.

July 9th, 2014 at 11:00  there will be musical storytelling by the Storycrafters. Folk tales and song of How and Why from around the world will be   featured. This is a participatory family performance.

July 3oth, 2014 at 11:00  Domino, the Great will wow with his program of magic and fun.

These two programs do not require reservations and are free to the public. Come join the fun with friends and family.

Knitting continues to be a  hit with patrons and our knitting group meets at 10:00AM on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Plans are to meet throughout the summer to share the joy of knitting as well as the comfort of air conditioning.

This summer Mrs. McDonald will be offering the “Read in the Park” program in conjunction with summer activities at the Malone Recreation Park. We will be meeting AT THE PARK every Tuesday at 1:00 in the afternoon. Hope to see you there! Please call us at 483-5251 if you have any further questions regarding summer programs.

Mrs. Andre will be handling our Summer Story Time for those under five years of age. It will take place every Thursday at 6:30 in the evening throughout the summer. Let us please know if  you are planning on making story time a part of your summer fun.


Movie Matinees will continue throughout the summer and here is July’s schedule:

July 12 at 1:00PM    ” We Bought a Zoo “

July 19 at 1:00PM    ” Ice Age “

July 25 at 1:00PM    ” Ice Age, the Meltdown “

Please feel free to call us here at the library if you have any questions. Our number is 518-483-5251. We are happy to help.

Happy Summer!





The Thrillers Arrive!

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The writing Kings of Thrill have surely arrived here this week at the Wead Library. Stephen King, James Patterson, John Sandford, Stephen Hunter, Jim Butcher, Steve Berry and Michael Palmer  have all taken up residence on our latest thrillers shelf. Don’t miss the action!

We’ve also acquired quite a few books on the NY Times best seller list, including Mario Rivera’s biography, “The Closer”.  Let’s get started with our list.


“Resistant”    by Michael Palmer

“The Lincoln Myth”    by Steve Berry

“Skin Game”    by Jim Butcher

“Mr. Mercedes”    by Stephen King

“Field of Prey”     by John Sandford

“Unlucky 13″    by James Patterson

“Small Ceremonies”   by Carol Shields

“Vatican Waltz”   by Rolando Merullo, large print

“The Last Bride”    by Beverly Lewis, large print

“All Fall Down”    by Jennifer Weiner

“The Mountain between us”    by Cindy Myers


“The Closer”   by Mariano Rivera, biography

“Unstoppable”   by Ralph Nader

“Think like a freak”   Steven D. Levitt

“Capital in the twenty-first century” by Thomas Piketty

“One Nation”   by Ben Carson

“Stress Test” by Timothy Geitner

“James Madison, a life reconsidered” by Lynne Cheney, biography

“Inside Marine One”   by Ray L’Heureux, biography

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Lates Arrivals at the Wead Library

Let’s start with DVDs today! These three acquisitions are all great family entertainment and will be part of our ever growing DVD collection. DVDs here at the Wead Library are FREE to borrow. You just need a library card! We have a really large selection of entertainment and a quite varied one, too! So if you are into history, nature documentaries, British television series, or just cartoons for the kids, we have a lot to choose from. Please stop on by to check it all out and if you are searching for something in particular just call us at 483-5251 and we will do the searching for you.

“War of the Worlds” with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning.

“What Dreams May Come” starring Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

“Clifford tries his best and Clifford’s schoolhouse” a double feature cartoon

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Acquisitions, Week of July 13th


“A Sting in the Tale: my adventures with bumblebees”   by Dave Goulson

“Missing Microbes”   by Martin J. Blaser

“Six amendments: how and why we should change the Constitution”  by John P Stevens

“The story of the Jews”   by Simon Schama

“You are here: from the compass to the GPS”   by Hiawatha Bray

“The Mantle of Command”   by Nigel Hamilton

“Stronger”   by Jeff Bauman, biography

“John Wayne: the life and legend”   by Scott Eyman, biography



“Oblivion: stories”   by David Foster Wallace

“The Painter”    by Peter Heller

“A father’s prayer by Linda”   by Linda Wood Rondeau

“The axe factor”   by Colin Cotterill

“The Auschwitz escape”   by Joel C. Rosenberg

“Bellweather Rhapsody”   by Kate Racculia

“Troika”   by Adam Pelzman

“Sundance”   by David Fuller“Dante’s Poison”   Lynne Raimondo

“The transcriptionist”  by Amy Rowland

“The vacationers” by Emma Straub

“Suddenly, love”   by Aharon Appelfeld

“Those who wish me dead”   by Michael Koryta

“Be safe, I love you”   by Cara Hoffman

“The here and now”    by Ann Brashares

“Above the East China sea”   by Sarah Bird

We at the Wead Library hope you are enjoying your summer and it is filled with great reading. If there is anything you are looking for or would like to reserve, simply call one of our staff 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 phone number you have on file with the library.


New Arrivals!

We have an interesting group of new arrivals in our book selections this week.  Biographies on Cesar Chavez and John Quincy Adams shed light on the lives of these two men and the times that brought them to power. A noted historian has delved into the mysteries of why we dress so sloppily in America today and a good short summer read can be found in “Can’t and Won’t” by Lydia Davis.  Adding to our poetry collection is “Sanctuary” by Patricia Monaghan.  This week we are also adding study guides for TASC which has replaced the GED exam and also the study guide for being certified as a “Nursing Assistant”

Here are our latest offerings.

Non Fiction:

“The wildlife friendly vegetable gardener” by Tammi Hartung

“The Lost Art of Dress” by Linda Przybyszewski

“Nursing Assistant, Nurse’s Aide Exam” fifth edition

“Crochet: the complete step by step guide”,    DK Publishing

“TASC: Test assessing secondary completion” (formerly the GED) by Kathy Zahler

“Sanctuary” by Patricia Monaghan

“The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” by Miriam Pawel

“John Quincy Adams: American Visionary” by Fred Kaplan


“A night in Shanghai”  by Nicole Mones

“Sarah Thornhill” by Kate Grenville

“The Lieutenant” by Kate Grenville

“Don’t look for me” by Loren Estleman

“A burnable book” by Bruce Holsinger

“Hyde”  by Daniel Levine

“You should have known”  by Jean Hanff Korelitz

“Can’t and won’t” by Lydia Davis

“The weight of blood” by Laura McHugh

“The visitors” by Patrick O’Keefe

“Kinder than solitude”  by Yiyun Li

“Steal the North” by Heather Brittain Bergstrom

Plan your vacation reading now! For any special requests you can use the link in the sidebar “log in, search and renew” or call the library for one of our friendly staff to help you. Please have  your library card at the ready for both situations.

Happy Summer Reading!



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