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    Sat: 10:00am to 3:00pm
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    Library Director: Susan Wool

New arrivals, the third week of January

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This week we have witnessed the amazing and peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next.  We have the books to keep you up on the whos, the whys and the wherefores here at the Wead Library. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you are looking for good reads about President Trump, President Obama, their families, our political process and those who have gone before them. We have much in our library on these subjects. A well informed citizenry makes for strong democracy and at the Wead Library we have all you need to be an informed citizen. Here are this week’s latest arrival.


Everything you wanted me to be   by Mindy Mejia
Burning bright   by Nicholas Petrie
Kill the father: a novel   by Sandrone Dazieri
Wyoming brave   by Diana Palmer
The drifter   by Nicholas Petrie
The seventh plague   by James Rollins
Class: a novel   by Lucinda Rosenfeld
Tom Clancy:  true faith and allegiance  by Mark Greaney
A word for love   by Emily Robbins
The crossing   by Andrew Miller


The day the revolution began   by N.T. Wright
How America lost its secrets   by Edward Jay Epst
The new odyssey: the story of the 21st century refugee crisis   by Patrick Kingsley
Mrs. Sherlock Homes   by Brad Ricca
All the gallant men   by Donald Stratton, biography
Relentless Spirit  by Missy Franklin, biography

To reserve any of these books, feel free to call us at 518-856-0164 and we can assist. You can also request and reserve on your own by clicking in the right sidebar on Log-in, Search and Renew. You will need your Wead Library card and your pin number. The pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the library.

The staff of the Wead Library

New arrivals, week of January 12, 2017

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New arrivals this week are quite varied and interesting. Topics include caregivers, the petroleum industry, Christian Science, Russia, Australia and so much more, all wrapped in wonderful fictional tales.

The Dry   by Jane Harper
Small admissions: a novel   by Amy Poeppel
The girl in green   by Derek Miller
The Strays   by Emily Bitto
The Bear and the Nightingale   by Katherine Arden
History of wolves: a novel   by Emily Fridlund
Killing Adonis   by J.M. Donellan

These are easy to reserve with a phone call to our helpful staff at 518-483-5251 or b y clicking on Login, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have your card handy and follow the prompts. Don’t hesitate to call if you need any help.


On Monday, January 16th, the Wead Library will be observing Martin Luther King Day. We offer here several books that will inform and enlighten why this day is important and celebrated. If you care to reserve any of these, don’t hesitate to call us at 518-483-5251.

The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.   by Clayborne Carson
Death of a King   by Tavis Smiley
To the Mountaintop   by Stewart Burns

March, Books One, Two and Three by Congressman John Lewis

The Wead Library will reopen on Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00AM.

Happy reading!

The staff of the Wead Library

The New Year is here!


As the holidays become a memory for years to come a cold January beckons. We are
back to our regular programming and also prepping for our annual February Book Sale. It will take place on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th. We will have more information for you as we get closer to the big event!

In the meantime, Family Movie Night has returned starting January 6th at 6:00PM. We have great family movies every Friday night that are fun for all the family.

Did you get a new device for Christmas? Every Wednesday from 2:00pm -3:00pm we have Tech Talk and  will do our best to get you comfortable with your device. We help with cameras, tablets, laptops, phones and will give it all our best efforts

Our good friend, Ranger the Rescue Dog, returns on the 18th of January at 3:00PM in our Children’s Library. He is wonderful, patient, kind and  loves children.

Our evening Story Hour with Mrs. Andre will return on the last day of the month, January 31 st at 6:30. This group is for 3-5 year olds and if you would like to attend just give us a call to register at 518-483-5251.

Friday afternoons we have stories with Grandma Helen. Grandma Helen is here to read to your little ones, do some coloring and share her kindness and love of children in many ways. She is here at the library from 2-4:00 every Friday, weather permitting.

A special program, “Know the Ten Signs of Early Detection of Alzheimer’s” will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 11:00AM. This program is supported by the NYS Dept. of Health and the Center for Neurobehavioral Health at Suny Plattsburgh.  The workshop will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Mark your calendars  and plan for a very enlightening evening. This meeting is for the public.

Our Craft Group convenes on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00am. All are welcome. Bring your knitting, crochet, quilting or any other craft project you are currently working on. It is always great fun to share with kindred creative spirits.

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Lego Club, a big hit at the Wead Library,  is scheduled at 11:00AM at the Wead Library on January 21st. Parents, plan to stay with your children as they enjoy this wonderful toy.

Our Teen Group will be looking forward to lunch provided by the Library while they work to set up our Winter Book Sale on January 28th at 11:00AM. New members are always welcome.

The Wead Library Board of Trustees will meet on January 23rd at 7:00PM at the Library.

Last but not least, the Library will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, 2017.

We look forward to seeing our patrons as we get deeply into winter. The folks of the North Country know how to have fun all winter long and we are here for you!

The Staff of the Wead Library




The Best Seller List

This week the New York Times Best Seller list is populated with today’s  greatest writers of mystery and suspense. On the List right now are John Grisham with “The Whistler”,  James Patterson with “Cross the line”, Janet Evanovich with “Turbo Twenty Three”, David Baldacci with “No man’s land”, Lee Child with “Night School”, Michael Connelly with “The wrong side of good bye”, Clive Cussler with “Odessa Sea” and Patricia Cornwell with “Chaos”. 

If you like to read this genre, your choices have never been better. We have all of these new and best selling books here at the Wead Library. Just  give us a call at 518-483-5251 to request and reserve.  You can also reserve the book easily on your own. To do your own reservations, simply click in the right sidebar on “Log-in, search and renew”. Have your library card at the ready. Do you know your Pin Number? It is the last four digits of the telephone number on record with the Wead Library. Then simply follow the prompts to reserve your choices.

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We also have many of the other choices listed on the New York Times Best Seller List in both fiction and non-fiction, titles like “The Underground Railroad” and “Killing the rising Sun”.

Any can easily be reserved for your reading pleasure. Start the New Year off right by reading some of the greatest of today’s writers!

Happy New Year !

The Staff of the Wead Library

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To our many valued patrons and their families we would like to wish the best of holiday cheer.  May the spirit of Christmas be with you all throughout the coming year.

The Staff of the Wead Library
Susan Wool,


Movie Night!

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Due to the chilling cold and the challenge of heating an old building, our family movie, Cinderella, will be shown in our children’s library, downstairs. Please bring your snacks, covered drinks and other comfies, as usual. We look forward to enjoying the movie with you in cozy, warm area. See you tonight!


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Did  you know that the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System includes 30 public library members? Or that they are our main resource for sharing books among each other? The CEFL system is proud to offer E-books and audiobooks to our patrons. These include best sellers, holiday classics, digital audio books and more. Right now our inventory of holiday classics is begging for a bit of freshening up and some expansion.

Just think how nice it would be to share a hot chocolate and a holiday audio book as a family! For a donation of 25.oo dollars or more the name of your honoree will be in the note field for a designated title. You can simply mail a check to CEF Library System, 33 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Add “Holiday Honoree” to the memo line on your check and  make sure you include the name of the honoree

http://adirondackgives.org/campaigns/honor-a-loved-one-share-the-gift-of -reading-this-season/

Wishing  you the joy of the holiday season!

The Staff of the Wead Library