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New arrivals, week of July 27, 2016

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July is winding to it’s close. The warm summer weather continues, occasionally broken by swirling thunderstorms. Which do you prefer? An easy book on a sandy beach at one of our many Adirondack lakes or a howling mystery while snuggled in a comfy chair with the lightening flickering around you? We have them both for you in this weeks new arrivals and more! Please stop by and check out the following additions to our collection.


The awakened family: a revolution in parenting    by   Shefali Tsabary
The wicked boy: the mystery of a Victorian child murderer   by   Kate Summerscale
I’ve got sand in all the wrong places   by   Lisa Scottoline
Will & I: a memoir   by   Clay Byars, biography
Hillbilly elegy   by  J.D. Vance, biography

courtesy nationalgeographic.com

The bee friendly garden  by  Kate Frey
Who shot sports   by Gail Buckland

courtesy thriftyfun.com

How to knit socks that fit   by  Donna Druchunas


Back lash: a Sam Acquillo mystery   by  Chris Knopf
Another one goes tonight   by Peter Lovesey
Buffalo jump blues   by  Keith McCafferty
The damned of Petersburg  by   Ralph Peters
Jonathan unleashed   by   Meg Rosoff
A meal in winter    by   Hubert Mingarelli
Absalom’s daughters: a novel   by   Suzanne Feldman
Stealing the countess   by David Housewright
Written in red  by Annie Dalton
Invincible summer   by   Alice Adams
Let the devil out   by Bill Loehfelm
Night of the animals   by Bill Broun

To reserve any of these books simply click on Login, search and renew in the right sidebar. You will need to enter the number that is on your library card as well as your pin number. The pin # is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the Wead Library. It’s easy but if you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to call us at 518-483-5251. We are here to help you.

the Staff of the Wead Library

Happy Summer reading!



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Our summer Children’s Programs for 2016 are nearing a close but not without a wonderful performance planned by magician Ron Cain.  We are getting closer to the Summer Olympics in Brazil. Cain will be delighting his audience with an imaginary journey to Ancient Greece, birthplace of the Olympics. How he weaves Greek myths and the Olympics into his magic should be delightful to watch. He will even do “Olymp-tricks”!  Please come join the fun on Wednesday, July 27th, at 11:00am  here at the Wead Library on our third floor. Attendance is free but does require climbing a few stairs. We look forward to having you as our guests. If you have any questions please call our friendly staff at 518-483-5251.  We all need a bit of magic in our lives!


New arrivals, week of July 20, 2016

A wide variety of topics are covered in the selections that have arrived on our shelves this week. The Wead Library is always proud to have a great selection of the most popular books currently being read. This week we have on our shelves all the selections on the New York Times Best Seller Fiction List. We hope you come in and check out one of these great reads. Some, like “The postman always purls twice” are just perfect for light summer reading.  Others, like “Walking the Himalayas” by Levison Wood take us far from those beach chairs and into the mountains of Tibet. We have something for everyone this week from adventures like Levison’s to the latest from Danielle Steele. If you would like to reserve a title, simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew and have ready your Wead Library card and your pin number. The pin is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record here at the library. One of our friendly staff is just a phone call away at 518-483-5251 and is ready to help you with your requests.


courtesy cntraveller.com   Levison Wood

Walking the Himalayas    by    Levison Wood
The Fifty Year Mission    by    Edward Gross (Star Wars)
Animals in translation    by   Temple Grandin
The way we die now    by    Seamus O’Mahony
Grit    by    Angela Duckworth
The Useful Book    by    Sharon Bowers
William Tecumseh Sherman: in the service of my country    by    James McDonough (biography)
The return: fathers, sons and the land in between   by   Hisham Matar (biography)


Charlotte    by    David Foenkinos
The postman always purls twice   by   Anne Canadeo
Collecting the dead   by   Spencer Kope
Late harvest   by   Fiona Buckley
Tom Clancy: duty and honor   by   Grant Blackwood
First comes love   by   Emily Giffin
We could be beautiful   by   Swan Huntley
Magic   by   Danielle Steele
The girls in the garden   by Lisa Jewell
Night and day   by   Iris Johansen
As good as gone   by   Larry Watson
Brighton   by   Michael T. Harvey

courtesy jhse.org




On your mark, get set…READ!!!!


Each Wednesday in July at 11:00AM the Wead Library has been sharing wonderful programs with our younger patrons and their parents. This coming Wednesday, Big Jeff DeSmedt, award-winning children’s singer/songwriter, will perform in a rollicking, rocking musical event. He promises dancing, singing, clapping and lots of laughs. Big Jeff is VERY tall and VERY talented and will hold your child’s attention and fill their faces with smiles.  We do hope you can set aside an hour or so to come enjoy the entertainment with your little ones. We know your children will have a great time!  If you have any further questions, feel free to call one of our friendly staff. We can be reached  at 518-483-5251. Hope to see you there!!!

New arrivals, week of 7/13/16


Troublemaker   by   Linda Howard
Seven days dead   by   John Farrow
Missing, presumed   by   Susie Steiner
Death at breakfast   by   Beth Richardson Gutcheon
Aunt Dimity and the buried treasure   by   Nancy Atherton
Born on a Tuesday   by   Elnathan John
Sweetbitter   by   Stephanie Danler
She poured out her heart   by   Jean Thompson
A murder in mohair   by   Anne Canadeo
Vinegar  girl   by   Anne Tyler
A hundred thousand worlds   by   Bob Proehl
Coulter’s journey   by   William Johnston,   Western


The boys in the bunkhouse   by   Dan Barry
Oneida: from free love Utopia to the well set table   by Ellen Wayland-Smith
White trash: the 400 year untold history of class in America   by   Nancy Isenberg
Bill O’Reilley’s Legends and lies: the Patriots   by David Fisher
Tribe: on homecoming and belonging   by Sebastian Junger
The lonely city: adventures in the art of being alone   by   Olivia Laing

courtesy inthestudio.net

Paul, McCartney: the life   by   Philip Norman,   biography
Bite me: how Lyme disease stole my childhood, made me crazy and almost killed
me   by   Ally Hilfiger,  biography

Ally Hilfiger and her dad, designer Tommy Hilfiger, courtesy jezebel.com She survived Lyme Disease.

To request any title its simply a matter of having your library card handy and knowing your pin number. Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record at the Wead Library. On the right sidebar, click on Login, Search and Renew and just follow the prompts to reserve your choices. If you need any help please call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251. We look forward to helping you.  Our staff hopes you have a cool place to read during these hot July summer days, maybe one like the picture at the top of the page.

Happy Summer Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

New arrivals, week of 7/7/2016

Two new biographies hit our shelves this week. One is about Secret Service agent Clint Hill and the five presidents he worked under. The other, for all you rock fans, is the biography of Don Felder, member of the legendary Eagles rock group. Lots of new fiction has arrived this week as well so let’s share our new acquisitions!

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The border of paradise   by Esme Weijun Wang
Ghosts of war    by  Brad Taylor
The games   by   James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
A low country wedding   by   Mary Alice Monroe
The pursuit    by    Janet Evanovich
The weekenders   by   Mary Kay Andrews
After the fire    by Jane Casey 
The Emperor’s revenge   by    Clive Cussler
I’m thinking of ending things   by Iain Reid
The doll-master and other tales of terror  by  Joyce Carol Oates
Smoke: a novel  by   Dan Vyleta
Left in the wind   by   Ed Gray
Grace: a novel    by Natasha Deon


Five Presidents    by   Clint Hill
Heaven and Hell: my life in the Eagles   by   Don Felder
How English became English  by Simon Horobin
The morning they came for us: dispatches from Syria  by  Janine DiGivoanni
Mexican slow cooker cookbook   by  Marye Audet
Dinner with Edward   by  Isabel Vince

Our library is cool, dry, air conditioned and staffed by friendly people eager to share their love and knowledge of books with you. Need a respite from the heat? Drop by the Wead Library! Our friendly staff is always read to answer your questions and help in so many ways.







photo courtesy sporadicreads.com

Summer has truly arrived in the North Country with its  sunny days, yard sales, hiking, fishing, and that lovely treat, a good summer read! Some really warm temperatures are here too!  There is much to do at the Wead Library in July that will appeal to all the family. We welcome our loyal patrons but also invite our summer visitors to join in the fun and action here on Elm Street.  If you have any questions about any of the programs, just give a call at 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly staff will be glad to help you out. Here is a list of our upcoming events:

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Weds, July 6th @ 11:00am….Motion Commotion………Yoga, ninjas, nursery rhyme relays and more will help explore the connection between movement and literature. Fun for all!

Weds, July 13th @ 11:00am…….Around the Year in Stories with Karen Pillsworth…..Karen will share tales that will touch your heart and make you laugh. Join her as she goes through a year story by story.

Weds, July 20th @ 11:00am………BIG Jeff’s Songs and Fun……..Jeff Desmedt is an award winning children’s singer and songwriter. We promise rocking musical fun, dancing, clapping, laughter and song! And yes, you could say Jeff is BIG. He is very tall and very talented!

courtesy Greece.mrdon.org

Weds, July 27th @ 11:00am………..Olymp-Trick Games and Magic…….Magician Ron Cain will bring you on his magical journey to ancient Greece with emphasis on the Olympics, Greek myths and sports, and all just in time for the summer Olympics.

Thurs. evenings @ 6:30 throughout the month of July, Mrs. Andre will be having her very popular Story Time evenings for children 3-5 years of age. As space is limited a sign up is required. It’s as easy as dropping by or calling any of our staff at 518-483-5251 to register.


May your Fourth of July be full of summer fun, fireworks, and great reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library




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