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    Library Director: Susan Wool

So many new books!

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So many new arrivals on our shelves since our last post!  The range is quite broad with the much anticipated new James Patterson novel, “Never, Never”, for starters. At the other end of the thriller/mystery spectrum is Alyssa Maxwell’s much lighter “A Pinch of Poison.” In between are books by J.D. Robb, Sarah Pinborough and many other great writers of fiction.

Our non fiction offerings are many and varied with a coincidental emphasis on the human mind.  Books like “This close to happy” “Perpetual Now” and  “The Nature Fix” round out a varied selection of new non-fiction stars. Here is our list of the latest and greatest:


The Book Thieves   by Anders Rydell
This close to happy   by Daphne Merkin,  autobiography
Three days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s final mission  by Bret Baier, biography
Blue on Blue   by Charles Campisi
Locked In   by John Pfaff
Other minds: the octopus, the sea and deep origins of consciousness  by Peter  Godfrey-Smith
Tears we cannot stop   by Michael  Eric Dyson
The Omnivore’s Dilemma   by Michael Pollan

The Nature Fix   by  Florence Williams
A Really Good Day   by Ayelet Waldman, autobiography
Perpetual Now  by Michael D. Lemonick
Glass House   by Brian Alexander
No Barriers   by Erik Weihenmayer,   autobiography



The trapped girl   by Robert Dugoni
A pinch of poison  by Alyssa Maxwell
Pachinko   by Min Jon Lee
Echoes in Death   by J.D. Robb
Behind her eyes   by Sarah Pinborough
Never, never   by James Patterson
I liked my life   by Abby Fabiaschi
Rather be the devil: a novel   by Ian Rankin
The fifth petal  by Brunonia Barry
The prisoner  by Alex Berenson
The clairvoyants: a novel   by Karen Brown

To reserve any of our latest offerings just click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew and have ready  your library card and your pin number. The pin is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the Wead Library. If you need any help reserving your choices, simply call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 for assistance.

Let’s hope March comes in “like a lamb” and we have seen the last of winter! Happy reading, all!

The Staff of the Wead Library

President’s Day

Monday, February 20th, the Wead Library will closed in honor of President’s Day. We will return to our  regular schedule on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00AM.

We hope all our patrons have a safe and happy President’s Day.

Susan Wool

Snow Day!


Due to inclement weather the Wead Library will be closed today. We will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14th, at 10:00AM. For reference, the Wead Library follows the same closing schedule as the Malone Central School System. Thank you for your understanding of our concerns for our employees and patrons. Stay safe everyone!

Susan Wool




New Audio Books !

At the Wead Library we are proud of our substantial audio book collection. Many audio books have been donated by generous patrons. Others we purchase. Our latest purchase includes some of today’s best selling books on CD as well as some of the newest fiction on the market. One of the most popular books on the New York Times Best Seller list, “The Magnolia Story” by Chip and Joanna Gaines,  is now  on our shelves in audiobook form.   The late Carrie Fisher’s wonderful autobiography is also available in audiobook and I highly recommend it. Here are our latest audio book arrivals.

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Island of Glass   by Nora Roberts

No Man’s Land    by David Baldacci

Night School    by Lee Child

The Whole Town is Talking   by Fannie Flagg

The Sleeping Beauty Killer   by Mary Higgins Clark

Chaos     by Patricia Cornwell

The Magnolia Story   by Chip and Joanna Gaines

Star Wars Catalyst   by James Luceno

When We Were Sisters   by Emilie Richards

The Princess Diarist   by Carrie Fisher

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To reserve any of our new audio books just click in the right sidebar on Log-in, Search and Renew. You will need your library card and your pin number to request. Simply follow the prompts. The pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record here at the Wead Library. You can also call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 for help if you’d like.

The Staff of the Wead Library





Due to inclement weather the Wead Library will be closing this evening at 5:0oPM. Please keep checking this page for further updates.  Take care!

New arrivals, the first week of February

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Deep winter has finally settled in with the month of February. Our annual mid-winter Book Sale will be this Friday and Saturday. It will run 10:00am to 7:00pm February 3rd and 10:00am to 2:00pm on February 4th.  As always we will have great bargains. Where do this books all come from? Many are gifts from our generous patrons. Others come from our own shelves as we need to make room for new arrivals. Wherever they come from, we can guarantee many great choices for our buyers. We are really looking forward to seeing you all at the sale!

This week’s new arrivals are now on the shelves and here they are!


Below the belt   by Stuart Woods
Queen of the cookbooks   by Ashton Lee
The girl before   by JP Delaney
Huck out West  by Robert Coover
My husband’s wife  by Jane Corry
She stopped for death   by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
4 3 2 1  by  Paul Auster
The second Mrs. Hockaday  by Susan Rivers
Fatal: a novel   by John Lescroart
No man’s land: a novel   by Simon Tolkien


Canoes: a natural history in North America   by Mark Neuzil
Un-American: the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII  by
Richard Cahan
The Today Show   by Cathleen M. Londino
The Princess Diarist   by Carrie Fisher

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courtesy the Guardian

To reserve any of these new arrivals just click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. Have your Wead Library card at the ready and your pin number which will be the last four digits of the home phone on record at the library. If you have any questions or difficulty one of our friendly staff will be glad to help you. To reach staff simply call us at 518-483-5251. See you at the Book Sale!

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February Happenings at the Wead Library


Our Story Hours will be returning very soon. Mrs. Andre’s group will meet for the first time this winter at 6:30 in the evening on Tuesdays. Her first Story Hour will take place on January 31st.  Our group for little ones 3 years of age and under will meet on Thursdays at 11:00AM with Mrs. McDonald starting on February 2nd. Her group for three to five year olds will meet on Wednesday mornings at 11:00AM starting February 1st. Please call if you would like to attend any of our fun and lively children’s Story Hour groups with your little ones. All are welcome.  Story Hours will not occur the week of school vacation, February 19-25th but will return on Tuesday, February 28th.


On February 7th and 21st The Alzheimer’s Association will continue with its very informative programs. Some of our staff have attended the programs and found them highly informative and enlightening. If you have concerns about dementia, Alzheimer’s and aging, if you are caring for someone who has these issues, please attend. You will leave better informed and  aware of the many resources there are to help you along this journey. Each program will discuss a different aspect of dementia and Alzheimer’s and all are welcome to the program. As always it is free and we hope to see you there. It will be taking place on our third floor which lacks wheel chair access. (We are working on that.) The programs start at 6:30PM on the 7th and at 11:00AM on the 21st.

Our popular program, Tech Talk, continues every Wednesday from 2-3:00PM. Bring you devices, questions, cameras, phones, whatever clicks, and hopefully we will be able to help with  your questions. Need to unfriend on Face Book? We can show you how, that, and many other ways to maneuver social media. Again, this is a free program.

Wednesday, at 10:00AM on February 8th, 15th and 22nd, Children’s Home of Jefferson County will be presenting programs on Foster Care. If you have ever considered opening your heart and home to children in need, this is the perfect venue to find out what is involved. Attendance is free and open to all.

The Wead Library Book Club will meet on Thursday at 4:00PM on February 23rd. . New members are welcome and if you are interested in joining, just call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 for further details.


The Mid-Winter Book Sale is looming large and will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 3rd and 4th. Friday will last from 10:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. It’s a great time to ferret out awesome bargains in every type of literature and meet with other friends in the community. We so hope to see you at this special event.

Our lovely Grandma Helen will be here every Friday from 2-4:00PM  for stories, hugs and to color and craft with her small friends. She would love it if you would come by and say hello.

The Wead Library Craft Group meets on the 4th and 18th of February at 10:00AM.  If you are a knitter, sewist, beader, crocheter or other hand crafter, please join us for the fun. We have experts and beginners, all eager to share the joy of crafting.

Lego Club, a very popular program here at the Library, meets on the 18th  of the month, a Saturday, at 11:00AM. Parents must attend with their children and we promise great fun.

On Friday evenings, at 6:ooPM our family movie nights continue. It’s cold outside so bring your snacks, sleeping bags, and covered drinks to enjoy an evening of free, fun movies with families and friends.

The Wead Library Board of Trustees will have it’s monthly meeting at 7:00PM on Monday, February 27th. These meetings are open to the public and are on the third floor of our building. Sorry, no wheelchair access yet.

The Wead Library will be closed February 20th, a Monday, in observation of President’s Day.