Magic at the Wead Library!



The Elementary Schools of Malone are sponsoring an event on Wednesday, May 4th, from 5:00 to 6:00PM at the Wead Library. Magician and performer, Brian Richards, will feature comedy, audience participation,  story telling, educational fun and of course, magic!  While in college, Brian discovered that his greatest passion is  educating and motivating kids through magic, comedy, juggling, and puppetry. He has presented his programs at schools, camps, libraries and more.

The program will take place on the third floor of the Wead Library. We hope to see you there! Please come join us for

The Magic of Reading


New Book Arrivals Week of 4/20/16


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This week on our New Arrival shelf you will find four great biographies, one about the life of country music legend, George Jones,   another about a teen survivor of a horrendous plane crash in the Andes Mountains, a best seller on the extraordinary life of Mrs. John Quincy Adams, and the fourth is about a scientist passionate about her research. Here are our latest non-fiction picks.


Lab girl    by Hope Jahren,   biography
Louisa     by Louisa Thomas,  biography
The grand tour: the life and music of George Jones  by Richard Kienzle,         biography
I had to survive     by Dr. Roberto Canessa,   biography
Half  Earth    by Edward I. Wilson
Apostle   by Tom Bissell
Crisis Point   by Trent Lott
Putin Country    by Anne Garrels


Here comes the bribe   by Mary Daheim
Dying for a taste   by Leslie Karst
Sisi: Empress on her own   by Allison Pataki
The Beast   by J.R. Ward
Property of a noblewoman   by Danielle Steele
Cold barrel zero   by Matthew Quirk
The excellent Lombards   by Jane Hamilton
What lies between us    by Nayomi Munaweera
Alice and Oliver    by Charles Bock
The Last Mile    by David Baldacci
Dodgers: a novel    by William Beverly
At the edge of the orchard   by Tracy Chevalier


To reserve any of these new titles have your library card handy along with your pin number (the last four digits of the phone number on record with the Wead Library), and click in the right sidebar on Log-in, Search and Renew. You can also always call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 and they will be glad to assist you in reserving your choices.

Happy Reading,

The Staff of the Wead Library

Did you know?



The Wead Library is part of the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System. As a member, there are many advantages that we can share with our patrons. The System, what we fondly call CEFLS, can be accessed by this link here: CEFLS.
When visiting CEFLS you will find many links on their front page. There are lots of data bases available for searching, links to all area libraries and current happenings within the library system. Today we would like to feature a link currently on the home page of CEFLS,  the Auto Repair Reference Center.  Many patrons come into the library seeking detailed information on how to do various car repairs on specific models of vehicles. While some libraries have some of this information, the Auto Repair Reference Center has it all.  There are drawings and step-by-step photographs, service bulletins & recalls, wiring diagrams, specifications & maintenance schedules, as well as instructional videos! The auto repair data base offers access to this automotive information at any time of day or weekend. You will simply use your library card  bar code/number to log in and can do your research from there. Here is a link to the log-in: Auto Repair Reference Center.

The Auto Repair Reference Center is just one of many databases on the CEFLS site that are fun, interesting and very informative. Latest and back issues of popular magazines can be read, genealogy searched and so much more. Please visit our “mother” site, CEFLS and enjoy some of the many perks of being a patron of the Wead Library.

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New Arrivals Week of 4-6-2016


So many new books this week and many are from our favorite writers. We have several new biographies, including a delightful work from Rabbi Susan Silverman about raising her family.  Fiction favorites, Karen Robards, Phillip Kerr and Karen Kingsbury are just waiting for our patrons to read their latest novels. Non-fiction writings cover topics  like eviction and its contribution to the cycle of poverty, investigating America’s home grown terrorists and tiny little wonder of a book, “Seven brief lessons on physics” which I personally can’t wait to read. Here is our latest grouping and we hope there are books that you can’t wait to read as well!


A few of the girls     by Maeve Binchy
Fool me once     by Harlen Coben
The gangster     by Clive Cussler           
A tangled thread by Anthea Fraser
The book of memory   by Petina Gappah
As close to us as breathing    by Elizabeth Poliner
Version Control    by Dexter Palmer
The little red chairs     by Edna O’Brien
The watcher in the wall    by Owen Laukkanen
No safe secret    by Fern Michaels
The cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman
The hourglass factory   by Lucy Ribchester
The North water: a novel     by Ian McGuire
The other side of silence     by Philip Kerr
Brush of wings     by Karen Kingsbury
Thursday’s  children   by Nicci French
Goodbye to the dead    by Brian Freeman
Jane Steele: a confession    by Lyndsay Faye
Exposure   by Helen Dunmor
Guilt edged    by Judith Cutler
The killing in the cafe    by Simon Brett
Clash of Eagles   by Alan Smale
Eagle in exile    by Alan Smale
Innocents and others: a novel  by Dana Spiotta
The charm bracelet    by Viola Shipman
Darkness   by Karen Robards
The summer before the war    by Helen Simonson



Charlotte Bronte: a fiery heart   by Claire Harman  (biography)
An unrestored woman    by Shobba Rao  (biography)
Saving Alex    by Alex Cooper  (biography)Casting lots    by Susan Silverman  (biography)
Dreaming of lions    by Elizabeth Marsh Thomas  (biography)
The black presidency     by Michael Eric Dyson
Forgiven: the Amish School shooting   by Terri Roberts
Blood Year   by David Kilcullen
The Legends Club    by John Feinstein
Cook it in cast iron    by America’s Test Kitchen
American girls    by Nancy Jo Sales
The firebrand and the first lady    by Patricia Bell-Scott
The United States of Jihad    by Peter L. Bergen
Well seasoned quilts    by Ruth Jensen
Evicted    by Matthew Desmond
Quick and legal will book   by Atty. Denis Clifford
Unnaturally delicious    by Jayson Lusk
Democracy: a life   by Paul Cartledge
The art of war    by Sun Tzu
Seven brief lessons on physics    by Carlo Rovelli
The finest traditions of my calling    by Abraham Nusbaum

To reserve or request any of the above books simply click on Log-in, search and renew in the right sidebar. Have ready your library card and pin number. If you have forgotten your pin number it is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the library. You can also call one of our friendly staff to reserve your requests as well. The Wead Library phone number is 518-483-5251.

Happy Reading!

the Staff of the Wead Library

April at the Wead Library

Bluebirds are back in the North Country and like our little friend above, they’ve met with ice and snow. Spring here is so unpredictable. Should we be getting the garden going or be curled up with a book by the woodstove?  For now, Mother Nature makes that call! As always, our month is filled with events  for the whole family. Here are a few April happenings:

Movies continue every Friday night at 6:00PM. For more details click on the Movies tab.


The Needles and Hooks group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00AM. Please come share your hand work and fellowship with others, whether it be knitting, crocheting, beading, or sewing. Its fun, easy and relaxed.

Our Teen Group meets on the last Saturday of the month at 11:00AM. More info can be found by clicking the Teen tab above.

The Wead Library Board of Trustees meets on Monday, April 18th at 7:00PM. These meetings are open to the public.

VERY IMPORTANT: On Tuesday, April 26th, it will be Voting Day here at the Wead Library. Important issues like budget and new Board of Trustee members will be voted upon . We look forward to seeing our patrons that day as they do their civic duty.

Tech Talk continues on Wednesdays from 2-3:00PM.  We will work with you to try and solve issues with your electronic devices.

One of our most popular programs is on Wednesday, April 20th at 3:00PM. This is when therapy dog Ranger comes to visit. He is warm, patient and kind to all who meet him and loves small children. He likes to be read to so bring your little one and a favorite book to read to Ranger when you come!

On Saturday, April 16th, from 11:30AM to 2:30PM the Wead Library is joining forces with Foothills ART Society to sponsor the 15th annual Robideau/Lamitie-King art exhibit. Artwork from area middle and high school students will be showcased. The opening reception will begin at 11:00AM on April 16th in our third floor conference room. Graphic designer and children’s author, Mark Gonyea, will be there to answer questions about his books and art work. Please come support our fine young artists.

On Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00PM a magical “pre-event” will be held at the Wead Library to get ready for a visit from Magician Brian Richards. Magician Richards’s show will take place the first week in May but this “pre-event” should be great fun and is  being put on by elementary school staff from the Malone Central School District. Bring the children!

Story Hours continue with Mrs.  Andre and Mrs. McDonald. They are divided by age groups and again, you can click on the children’s tab for further information.

Spring forward with us here at the Wead Library!


New arrivals at the Wead Library

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This week’s new arrivals consist of some very interesting non-fiction that includes themes of radiation, small data, the Supreme Court and more.


Strange glow: the story of radiation    by Timothy Jorgensen

Imbeciles: the Supreme Court, eugenics and the sterilization of Carrie Buck   by   Adam Cohen 

All the ways we kill and die: an elegy to a fallen comrade   by Brian  Castner

Small data: the tiny clues that uncover huge trends  by Martin Lindstrom


Ice Chest     by J.d. Rhoades

Work like any other   by Virginia Reeves

The last dawn    by Joe Gannon

The lightkeepers    by Abby Geni

Death on the Nile    by Agatha Christie

Honky Tonk Samurai    by Joe Lansdale

Tender    by Belinda McKeon

Under the influence   by Joyce Maynard

The passenger    by Lisa Lutz

Hide    by Matthew Griffin

The fine art of murder   by Emily Barnes

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March events at the Wead Library

Spring arrives this month. Let’s hope our  weatherman knows that but for now it is looking good! March at the Library also means a return to Story Hours  and other community happenings.

On the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:30AM the Needles and Hooks Group meets and all interested in knitting, crocheting, sewing or other handwork are welcome.  The group consists of very experienced needlworkers as well as total newbies. We hope you join us.

On Saturday, March 26th at 11:00am our Teen Group meets. Immediately after, at 12:00noon the Franklin Academy Student Band will provide a public concert here at the library. Please come and enjoy the hard earned skills of these young musicians. Your support is really appreciated.

Friday Night Family Movies continue every Friday evening at 6:00PM until approximately 8:00pm. Feel free to wear your jammies and bring snacks. Liquids must be in covered containers. It’s great family fun and FREE!!!

Story Hours continue with Mrs. Andre on Monday nights at 6:30pm and Mrs. McDonald on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11:0oam. Please call the library at 518-483-5251 if you have any questions. Groups are divided by age. We hope you will give your little ones  this fun introduction to reading and foster a lifelong habit of visiting the library.

On Monday, March 21, the first day of Spring, the Board of the Wead Library will have its monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is open to the public.

Remember, every Wednesday afternoon, from 2-3:00pm, we have Tech Talk, where one of our knowledgeable staff will help you work through issues with your electronic devices. We’ve have helped many over the past year and a half of offering this program and would be glad to help you. We know how sticky Windows 8 can be and have helped many maneuver that operating system.

Once a month we have a visit from our good Library Friend, Ranger. Ranger is a trained therapy dog who has stolen our hearts. He is wonderful with little children, is patient and so kind as well.  Please come visit Ranger on Wednesday, March 16th at 3:00pm.

If you have any questions at all regarding our monthly programs, please call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251. We look forward to serving you.

The staff of the Wead Library

Happy Reading!


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