Spring is in the air, somewhere! While it appears to be ignoring the North Country so far, it gives us a bit more indoor time to sit by the fire and enjoy some good reading. Our rakes will be found and used soon enough!  New selections this week include an impressive collection of thrillers and mysteries by some of the best writers in that genre. Three biographies also round out this week’s new arrivals!  Starred * items are on the New York Times Best Seller List.


Trigger Warning*   by Neil Gaiman

Blood Infernal  by James Rollins

Motive  by Jonathan Kellerman

Endangered  by C.J. Box

NYPD Red 3  by James Patterson

World gone by   by Dennis Lehane

The house of Wolfe: a border noir   by James Carlos Blake

The rules of Wolfe:  a border noir   by James Carlos Blake

The forgotten girls   by Sara Bladel

Don’t be a stranger   by John D. Nesbitt

Hush, hush*   by Laura Lippman

Cold betrayal   by Judith Jance


Did you know that the Wead Library has a really strong collection of books about knitting? Many books have patterns and others are more instructional.  This week there are two new arrivals on this topic.  If you have caught the bug to “cast on” with your knitting, please come check them out. You are also welcome to join our knitting and craft group, “Needles and Hooks” that meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month here at the Wead Library at 10:00-11:00AM.  It’s a lot of fun and there are some really experienced knitters and crafters to help you along.  Here are our non-fiction selections.


I am sorry to think I have raised a timid child  by Kent Russell

Classic knits  by Marianna Isager

Knitting workbook   by Debbie Bliss

Thieves of state: why corruption threatens global security by Sarah Chayes

American ghost: a family’s haunted past in the desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhouse

Pioneer girl: the annotated autobiography   by Laura Ingalls Wilder (biography)

Richard John Neuhaus: a life in the public square  by Randy Boyagoda (biography)

All the wrong places: a life lost and found  by Philip Connors (biography)

As always, reserving a selection is merely a click or phone call away. We can be reached at 518-483-5251.  If you have your library card handy, you can also click in the right sidebar on “Log in, search and renew”  to make you request. Your pin number is the last four digits of your phone number on record with the library.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library







New Arrivals, week of March 12, 2015

This week non-fiction outnumbers fiction among our new acquisitions. We also have  some new DVDs and CDs to loan as well. Here is the latest and greatest, ready for your reading, viewing and listening pleasure.


Paper Pop Up: 40 dynamic designs  by Dorothy Wood

The diabetes reset  by George King

Lincoln’s Body  by Richard Wightman Fox

Is shame necessary? New uses for an old tool  by Jennifer Jacquet

H is for Hawk  by  Helen MacDonald

Guantanamo Diary  by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

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Four Fields  by Tim Dee

The monopolists  by Mary Pilon

The age of Cryptocurrency  by Paul Vigna

On your case  by Lisa Green

The story of my heart  by Richard Jefferies as rediscovered by Brook and Terry Williams

Ghost Boy  by Martin Pistorious  (biography)

George Harrison: behind the locked door by Graeme Thomson  (biography)


A love like blood by Marcus Sedgwick

The American Lover by Rose Tremain


The marriage game: a novel of Queen Elizabeth I by Allison Weir

The unfortunate importance of beauty  by Amanda Filipacchi

Into the Savage Country  by Shannon Burke

Makin’ Miracles: A Smoky Mountain novel  by Lin Stepp (large print)

Searching for Grace Kelly  by Michael Callahan  (large print)


The Duke, John Wayne

The Three Musketeers, volume 1

The toy that saved Christmas

Green Lantern


The Rosie Effect

courtesy of the Washington Post




Did you know?

Photo by Alene Tchekmedyian

Ever feel like the wave of technology has surfed right on by you? Have you been gifted a new phone or tablet and don’t know where to start? Would you really like to start enjoying the e-reader that your children gave you for your birthday? How can you fully utilize the tech purchase you just made?

If  your answer is yes to any of these questions, we may have the help you need. Every Wednesday at the Wead Library from 2:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon we have Tech Talk. Stop on in at that time if you need help with any tech issues. Just for example, we have recently showed a new tablet owner how to buy apps and how to download music.  Another patron learned about her wireless modem and still another had issues with Windows 8 that were easily fixed. If you feel you need help or would like to learn how to better enjoy your e-toys, stop by for Tech Talk on Wednesday afternoons. Service is first come first serve and while we are not degreed IT experts, we know our way around computers enough to share our knowledge and help get you on your way to enjoying your tech toys.  We are proud of having this dedicated time at the Wead Library to concentrate on your needs. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our knowledge.


Acquisitions, week of February 27th, 2015


Our newest non fiction selections include just the ticket for getting through this challenging winter: a book on vegetable gardening. It is such fun this time of year to plan the next summer’s crops and this book, with it’s emphasis on small space gardening, enables all to start growing!  New biographies include one on rock star Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame.  Thrillers by Alex Berenson, Jeffrey Archer and Clive Cussler round out our new fiction selections.  Here’s the rest of the story:


Emotional Intelligence 2.0  by Travis Bradberry

Gateway to freedom: the hidden history of the Underground Railroad  byEric foner

Irritable hearts: A PTSD love story  by Mac McClelland

Modern country knits by Susan Farmer Gibbs

The supplement handbook by Mark A. Moyad

Small space vegetable gardens  by Andrea Bellamy

Leaving before the rain comes  by Alexandra Fuller (biography)

Stevie Nicks: visions, dreams and rumors   by Zoe Howe  (biography)



The Wonders   by Paddy O’Reilly

Prudence  by David Treuer

Amherst  by William Nicholson

The chessman  by Peter May

Shame and the captives  by Thomas Keneally

The assassin  by Clive Cussler

Funny girl   by Nick Hornby

A woman unknown  by Frances Brody

The alphabet house  by Jussi Adler-Olson

The whites  by Harry Brandt

Mightier than the sword  by Jeffrey Archer

Twelve Days  by Alex Berenson


To reserve any of these new books, click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew. Have your library card and pin number handy. Your pin number is the last four digits of your home telephone number on record with the Wead Library. Please feel free to call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 if you need any assistance.

Time to enjoy some Spring reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

New Arrivals week of February 18, 2015

This weeks new arrivals mean we currently have all selections on this week’s New York Times Best Seller list for hard cover fiction. They are ready to be reserved. Non-Fiction works run the gamut, from ” the life-changing magic of tidying up”  to two books discussing health care and a great variety in between. Fiction choices include two new large print books, thrillers and more. Here is this week’s list:


Life is sweet by Elizabeth Bass (large print)

The look of love by Sarah Jio (large print)

The Escapement by K.J. Parker

The damned by Andrew Piper

Black Dog Summer by Miranda Sherry

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

The first bad man by Miranda July

The Lewis man by Peter May

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

In every way: a novel by Nick Brown

Doing the devil’s work by Bill Loehfelm

The evening chorus by Helen Humphreys

Euphoria: a novel by Lily King



The undertaker’s daughter by Kate Mayfield (biography)

The age of acquiescence by Steve Fraser

Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval Hurari

The fall line by Nathaniel Vinton

Keep out of reach of children by Mark A. Largent

America’s bitter pill by Steven Brill

Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson

The life changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo

These books are ready to be reserved. Call us at 483-5251 if you would like us to reserve any book for you or just have  your library card handy and click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew. Follow the prompts to make your request. Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the library.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library




New DVDs at the Wead Library




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We have acquired a number of new DVDs for your viewing pleasure, including all five seasons of Downton Abbey.  There are a wide variety of new flicks running the gamut from “The Life of Deer” to discs on Yoga and much in between.

For your viewing pleasure:

Downton Abbey, season five
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Basil Rathbone, complete set
How to succeed in business without really trying, starring Robert Morse
Batman, all fifteen segments
George of the Jungle, a cartoon favorite
Tarzan Hollywood Classics, four classic movies
The Best of the Andy Griffith Show, life in Mayberry with all it’s characters
Popeye, with Robin Williams
The March,  the story of the greatest march in American history
Earth Flight, from BBC, follow birds across six continents


The Private Life of Deer, From Nature and PBS
Mamma Mia the movie , with Meryl Streep,
Annie, special anniversary edition with Carol Burnett


Shogun, starring Richard Chamberlain
The Magic Schoolbus, All about Earth
The Magic Schoolbus, Human Body
The Magic Schoolbus, In a pickle
Sing Along Songs, Disney Princess
Sing Along Songs, The Lion King
Easy Yoga, the secret to strength and balance
Yoga for the rest of us, with Peggy Cappy
The Mountain of the Lord, from LDS
Adventures of the Wilderness Family, about family togetherness
Dinosaurs inside and out, from Discovery Channel
Carousel, a musical classic

To reserve any of these programs and films, click on Login, Search and Renew and follow the prompts. Have your  library card handy and remember – your pin number is the last four digits of the number on record with the Wead Library.

Happy viewing!

February at the Wead Library


Our coldest, shortest month of the year beckons. Will it portend an early Spring or fling us into the depths of a seemingly unending winter? Only time will tell. The good news is there is a lot happening in February at the Wead Library. Our Story Hours return. Our Winter Book Sale happens the first weekend of the month. The Board of Trustees will be meeting and Family Movie Nights continue. Our Needles and Hooks group will meet to share their love of needlework and the Teen Advisory Group will close out our month with another fun meeting.

If you are interested in Story Hour, please call or come in and register your child for this fun weekly event. We have different age groups. Little ones share crafts, music and story time. Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Andre have some great times planned!

The Winter Book Sale will take place on Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th. We hope to see you there. Our director has been scouring our vault for old goodies to put in the sale and of course there will be hundreds of books to choose from as well. They usually run the full gamut from fiction to cookbooks to children’s literature and lots more. Please stop by and seek out your bargains.

Needles and Nooks will meet on the first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00AM until 11:00AM. It does not matter what your needle craft is. Share your knitting, beading, crocheting , quilting and more with like minded friends and have a wonderful start to your weekend.

We will be closed for President’ Day , February 16th.

The Board of Trustees will meet on Monday evening at 7:00pm on February 9th.

Other than during our Book Sale, Family Movie Night will continue on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00PM. For more information, click on the Movies tab above.

As we all search for ways to get through this cold and snowy month, remember that hunkering down with a good book is just one of the perks of visiting the Wead Library.  Come join us for the fun events listed above.

The Staff of the Wead Library


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