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New Arrivals, week of March 23rd, 2018

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If you are a football fan, you know what “Deflategate” is. If you can remember back to the eighties you have heard the term “Contragate”. There was even a scandal involving President Jimmy Carter’s brother that went by the name “Billiegate”.  Why does the “gate” suffix stick through the decades? It all started with the Richard Nixon scandal involving the new Watergate Apartment complex in Washington, DC. That “gate” suffix came to signify any far reaching scandal and has been plastered to the tail end of numerous named scandals through the decades.  On our shelves this week, one of our new arrivals is about the Watergate and the very interesting cast of characters that lived there.  This book and many others are listed below. Tara Westover’s personal biography of a young girl in a survivalist family is quite enlightening. It is called “Education: a Memoir.”  To reserve these and any other of our new arrivals simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. You library card will be needed as well as your pin #, the last four digits of the phone number you have on record.  Our staff would also be happy to assist you with your requests and can be reached at 518-483-5251. 


The Watergate   by Joseph Rodota
Educated: a Memoir   by Tara Westover
Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer  by Pope Francis
Political Tribes   by Amy Chua
Fatal Discord   by Michael Massing
Without Precedent   by Joel Paul



Duel to the Death   by J.A. Jance
The Temptation of Forgiveness  by Donna Leone
Green Sun   by Kent Anderson
A Dangerous Game   by Heather Graham
The View From Rainshadow Bay   by Colleen Coble
The Sparsholt Affair  by Alan Hollinghurst
The Punishment She Deserves  by Elizabeth George
Accidental Heroes   by Danielle Steel
The Women Left Behind   by Linda Howard
Driest Season   by Meghan Kenny
The Atomic City Girls   by Janet Beard
Alternate Side   by Anna Quindlen
Blue Dreams   by Lauren Slater

Happy Spring Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library

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The New York Times Best Seller list here at the Wead Library

At the Wead Library circulation desk the New York Times’  weekly list of best selling hard cover books can be found.  It gets much attention as it is a sure guide to what others are reading, enjoying and buying. Usually, most of the selections are close by, on our new arrival shelf, waiting to be checked out for your reading pleasure. We can often get books on the list from other libraries as well. Our staff will be more than happy to help you locate these popular reads and reserve them for you as necessary.

The list is updated weekly from the latest New York Times Book Review section. Here are the books we own, ready for your reading pleasure, from the most recent  list.


Fire and Fury   by Michael Wolff
Obama   by Pete Souza
All-American Murder   by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich
Directorate S   by Steve Coll
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry   by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Killers of the Flower Moon   by David Grann
Promise Me, Dad   by Joe Biden
How Democracies Die   by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
When    by Daniel Pink
Grant   by  Ron Chernow
The Line Becomes a River   by Francisco Cantu
Leonardo Da Vinci   by Walter Isaacson


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The Great Alone   by Kristin Hannah
The Woman in the Window   by A.J. Finn
Look for Me   by Lisa Gardner
Dark in Death   by J.D. Robb
Little Fires Everywhere   by Celeste Ng
Origin   by Dan Brown
The Rooster Bar   by John Grisham
Fall From Grace   by Danielle Steel
The Immortalists   by Chloe Benjamin
Sing, Unburied, Sing   by Jesmyn Ward
City of Endless Night   by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child


To reserve any of these there are two options. You can call our staff at 518-483-5251 and they will be happy to assist. You can also click in the right side bar on Log in, Search and Renew to request and reserve your choices.  For this option you will need to have handy your library card and pin number as well. The pin # is the last four digits of the phone of record at the library. Again, our staff is here ready to serve you if you need any further assistance.


Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library



DVDs at the Wead Library

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Many are not aware of the large collection of DVDs we have here at the Wead Library. Thanks to the generosity of our patrons we’ve been able to expand our collection greatly. You will be amazed at the broad array of genres. If you care for the best of British drama, we have it, including the likes of Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Foyle’s War and so much more. Love nature specials? We have those, including Tribeca Film Festival winner, The Farthest Voyager in Space, 12 Billion Miles and Counting. Love those old black and white classics from TV and movies? We’ve got tough guys like Humphrey Bogart, East Side Kids, John Wayne and so many more to share with the next generation. More contemporary TV drama is available as well with the likes of the Jeff Foxworthy Show (comedy), the Bionic Woman and many more.


Are your children needing some good family movie fun? We have animated movies running the gamut from Barbie, to  Scoobie Doo and much in between. There are solid, family classics like Sounder, Polar Express, Night at the Museum and King Kong. Adults can enjoy other great dramas like The King’s Speech, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind and other beloved films.

These films are just a small smattering of the diversity of the Wead Library DVD Collection. Please stop by to check out our titles and bring home a couple for this weekend’s enjoyment. DVDs are a fourteen day loan and limited to two at a time on a card. Once you discover this great resource, we know your family will be anxious to share more classic TV time together.

Happy Viewing!

The Staff of the Wead Library


Due to the incoming storm and the closing of the Malone Central School District after 11:00AM today, the Wead Library will remain open today until only 1:00PM.

The Wead Library follows the closings of the Malone Central School District. Please drive safely as we maneuver through this latest winter challenge. The Library plans to open as scheduled at 10:00AM, Thursday morning, tomorrow, February 8th.

Thank you for your understanding.

Susan Wool,



Once again, treacherous weather is predicted for this evening. In response to the forecasted icing through this evening and Tuesday morning, the Wead Library will close today, Monday, January 22 at 5:00PM.  Current plans are to open normally at 10:00AM on Tuesday morning. Stay safe!

This Week’s Non-Fiction Offerings

We have some very interesting offerings this week in new Non-Fiction.  Chef Todd English shares his expertise and recipes for making pizza in Rustic Pizza. Women who have had their lives totally impacted by water are featured in a great book by Kathleen Bagley called Ladies of the Lake, Women Rooted in Water. It features 23 women,  members of the Lake Placid community, and the legacy of their lives on the Lake. It is beautifully photographed and a delight to read. Anyone interested in the North Country would truly enjoy this story of the Adirondacks. Here is the full list of this week’s new Non-Fiction.

Rustic Pizza   by Todd English
Waking Up in Winter   by Cheryl Richardson
The Road Not Taken   by Max Boot,  biography
Revolution Song: a Story of American Freedom  by Russell Shorto
The Doomsday Machine   by Daniel Ellsberg
Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine   by Anne Applebaum
Bunk: the Rise of Hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and     fake news    by  Kevin Young
Ladies of the Lake, Women Rooted in Water  by Kathleen Bagley

To reserve any of our books simply have your library card handy and click in the right sidebar on Log In, Search and Renew. Follow the prompts. You will be asked for your pin number which is the last four digits of the home phone you have on record with the Wead Library. If you need any assistance at all, simply call us at 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly staff will help reserve your chosen book.

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library

January Thaw?

Stormy Weather!!!

Due to expected dangerous weather conditions tonight and tomorrow the Wead Library will close today at 5:00PM.  We appreciate your understanding. This is in response to the Weather Warnings issued for the North Country and particularly for the safety of our Staff and patrons.  Please stay off the roads, enjoy a good book or dvd and we hope to see you Tuesday when we will re-open. We will be closed, as always, for the Martin Luther King holiday.

Stay safe!
Susan Wool, Director
Wead Library


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Let’s hope so! Realistically we are all back in the throws of winter after a brief thaw. Did you get all your holiday decorations removed and put lovingly away till next year? If so you are ready, deservedly so, to take on a yummy new novel or some fascinating non-fiction.  Some of our favorite thriller writers have new offerings this week at the Wead Library.  Non-fiction brings us the much anticipated “Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit”  by journalist, Chris Matthews.  Numerous other books are on our shelves that are currently on the NY Times Best Seller list as well, such as “Killing England”  by Bill O’Reilly. Biographies of Joni Mitchell and David Bowie are sure to please music lovers. Pour a good cup of tea, snuggle up to the fire and enjoy your moments of reading pleasure, courtesy your friends at the Wead Library.


Reckless Daughter: a portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe,.  biography
David Bowie: a life   by Dylan Jones,  biography
Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit  by Chris Matthews,   biography

Planet of Microbes   by Ted Anton
In Shock  by Rana Awdish
Big Mind: how collective intelligence can change our world   by Geoff Mulgan
Daring to Hope  by Katie Davis Majors
Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less   by Colette Heimowitz
The Water Will Come  by Jeff Goodell
Garden of the Lost and Abandoned   by Jessica Yu
1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder  by Arthur Herman
Why You Eat What You Eat   by Rachel Herz
Felicity  by Mary Oliver,  poetry
Silence: In the Age of Noise  by Erling Kagge
Killing England  by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia  by Bridget Lancaster

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The End We Start From  by Megan Hunter
The Last Man in Europe  by Dennis Glover
The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel  by David Casarett
Reservoir 13   by Jon McGregor
You Can Run  by steve Mosby
After the Fire  by Henning Mankell
A Distant Heart  by Sonali Dev
The Wanted  by Robert Crais
Promise Not to Tell  by Jayne Ann Krentz
Robicheaux: a Novel   by James Lee Burke
Unbound   by Stuart Woods
Easy Errors  by Steven Havill
One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning  by David Moody
The Bomb Maker  by Thomas Perry
Mrs. Osmond   by John Banville
Weave a Circle Round  by Kari Maaren

To request any of these books simply click in the right sidebar on Log-in, Search and Renew. Have your library card number with you as well as your pin number which is the last four digits of your home phone. The number will be whatever the phone number of record is here at the library. Follow the prompts to reserve your requested title. If you need further help, it is as close as a phone call to one of our friendly staff. You can reach us at 518-483-5251.

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library