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Fresh on our shelves! Week of 9/20/16

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We have had some beautiful starry nights as Summer wanes. Now Fall arrives with all it’s glory and it’s time to plan some good reading.  A wonderful new book, one of many to hit our shelves this week, is “We are all made of stars” by Rowan Coleman. Also among the new choices is a book on Kiddie Parks in the Adirondacks. Did you go to a Kiddie Park as a child? They have provided many with great family memories and Rose Ann Hirsch, an Adirondack native, has written a lovely book about them, complete with fun photos. We are sure this will bring back many memories.  We also have several new DVDs, including “Word Play” featuring NY Times cross word builder  and star of NPR’s Sunday Puzzle, Will Shortz. Here are all the latest this week at the Wead Library:

Fiction:

The risen: a novel    by Ron Rash
Black water: a novel   by Louise Doughty
Perfume river   by Robert Olen Butler
Fates and traitors   by Jennifer Chiaverini
We are all made of stars    by Rowan Coleman
Robert B Parker’s Debt to pay   by Reed Coleman
Razor girl   by Carl Hiaasen
Apprentice in death   by J.D. Robb
Pirate   by Clive Cussler
Commonwealth: a novel    by Ann Patchett
Sorrow Road   by Julia Keller
Lost along the way   by Erin Duffy

 

Non-Fiction:

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Kiddie parks of the Adirondacks   by Rose Ann Hirsch
Depression in later life   by Deborah Serani
The secret   by Rhonda Byrne
Sun, moon and earth   by Tyler Nordgren
25 bags to knit   by Emma King
Substitute: going to school with a thousand kids   by Nicholson Baker


In such good company   by Carol Burnett
The art of waiting…on fertility, medicine and motherhood   by Belle Boggs

DVDs:

Word World:  Boppin’ with the Bug Band,   children
Post Concussion, some comedy
She’s the man, comedy
Church Ball,    sports, comedy
Word Play with Will Schortz,   NYTimes Crossword and more

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To reserve any of these titles, simply click on Log in, search and renew in the right sidebar. Have ready your library card. You will be asked for your pin number which is the last four digits of the phone number of record here at the Wead Library.

Happy Fall Reading!

the Staff of the Wead Library

 

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Bobbie Dumas Panek, author and poet,

will  visit the Wead Library and read from her book, Just Another Day on

Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30PM

Please come hear her stories about raising four children on a farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Bobbie promises a fun evening and we hope to see you there.

New book arrivals, week of September 12, 2016

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Do you know who Linda Thompson is? Probably not, but you do know her iconic partners. Thompson was married to athlete Bruce Jenner and composer David Foster. Foster was not the only musical legend she partnered with either. She was the girlfriend of Elvis Presley the last five years of his life. We have her fascinating autobiography among our new arrivals this week. In “A little thing called life” she details her life with these iconic figures. Fiction arrivals include “The Hamilton affair”  by Elizabeth Hoffman and James Patterson’s latest thriller, “Bullseye” and much more. To reserve any of these titles simply click on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar and follow the prompts to reserve your copy. Have handy your library card and know that your pin number is the last four digits of the phone of record at the Wead Library.  Starred items are on the current NY Times Best Seller list.

Fiction:

 

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Bullseye *   by James Patterson
The underground railroad *   by Colson Whitehead
Revenge in a cold river  by Anne Perry
Smooth operator   by Stuart Woods
The woman in cabin 10  *   Ruth Ware
Downfall   by Judith A. Jance
The jealous kind   by James Lee Burke
The hopefuls    by Jennifer Close
Leave me   by Gayle Forman
Live and let growl   by Laurien Berenson
The Hamilton affair   by Elizabeth Cobbs
The one man   by Andrew Gross

Non-fiction:

 

A little thing called life   by Linda Thompson,   autobiography
Marconi: the man who networked the world   by Marc Raboy, biography
The political life of Abraham Lincoln   by Sidney Blumenthal, biography
Trump revealed  *  by Michael Kranish, biography
The game   by David Goldblatt
The bridge to brilliance   by Nadia Lopez
Camp Sunset: a modern camper’s guide   edited by Sunset Magazine

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Happy Fall reading!

The staff of the Wead Library

 

 

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As part of a grant obtained by the CEF Library System (Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties) the Wead Library will host an interactive learning presentation designed to inform residents about  disaster preparedness. It is an easily usable computer kiosk that presents various potential disasters  and how to prepare for them. Since much preparedness is knowledge there are small 2-5 minute videos on how to  react in the event of disasters such as floods, fires, cold weather, and much more. There are even fun informational videos directed at children so they can learn what to do in the event of such calamities. Touching icons and swiping pages insures the program is user friendly.

 

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The kiosk has already been a success and the  Wead Library will be hosting the program  for the next two weeks. Please drop by to check it out and better equip yourself and your family in the event of an emergency.

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Stay Safe,

the Staff of the Wead Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New arrivals, week of September 8, 2016

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Our summer weather hangs on tightly but Fall will be officially here in a couple of weeks. This gift of late season warmth provides a chance to catch up on outside chores like stacking wood and mulching gardens. We do hope you try to squeeze in some moments to enjoy the pleasure of a good book along with this Indian Summer. It’s a wonderful combination.

This week’s new fiction arrivals include the latest from Louise Penny, “A great reckoning”, and a wrenching tale of two missing girls, “The lost girls”, by Heather Young.  Four memoirs and biographies round out the non fiction selections this week. Please give us a call to reserve these books or click on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. It’s as easy as having your library card handy and knowing your pin number which is the last 4 digits of the phone number you have on record with the Wead Library.  Here are our latest selections.

Fiction:

The lost girls    by Heather Young
A great reckoning    by Louise Penny
Invasive    by  Chuck Wendig
The boy in the shadows   by Carl-Johan  Vallgren
All waiting is long   by Barbara J. Taylor
Surrender, New York   by Caleb Carr
It ends with us    by Colleen Hoover
Once upon a time in Camelot   by James Patrick Hunt
The unseen world    by Liz Moore
Harmony    by Carolyn Parkhurst
Nine women, one dress   by Jane Rosen

Non-fiction:

The huntress: the adventures, escapades and triumphs of Alicia Patterson   by Alice Arlen, biography
Riverine: a  memoir from anywhere but here   by Angela Palm, memoir
How I became a North Korean   by Krys Lee, memoir
Threading my prayer rug   by Sabeeha Rehman, memoir
Adnan’s story    by Rabia Chaudry

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Real food/fake food   by Larry Olmsted
I contain multitudes    by Ed Yong
The seventh sense   by Joshua Cooper Ramo
Troubled refuge: struggling for freedom in the Civil War  by Chandra Manning

Happy reading!

The staff of the Wead Library

 

 

New Arrivals, week of 9/1/16

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September has arrived bringing with it school buses,  Canadian geese in our fields, backpacks, a long holiday weekend, gardens being put to bed and the quiet of a home with kids in school! If you can squeeze a bit of that quiet time for your reading pleasure we have some new arrivals this week for you.

Non-fiction:

Patient H.M: a story of memory, madness and family secrets   by Luke Dittrich
How everything became war and the war became everything   by Rosa Brooks
Beyond human   by Eve Herold
Home décor cheat sheets   by Jessica Probus
Second chances   by Pat Smith
The tongue is also a fire    by James Como
I’m supposed to protect you from all this   by Nadja Spiegelman,   memoir
They left us everything   by Plum Johnson,   memoir

Fiction:

Bitter poison: a village mystery   by Margaret Mayhew
Another Brooklyn   by Jacqueline Woodson
Charlie Red   by Michael Zimmer
Shadowed   by Karen E. Olson
Home field   by Hannah Gerson
Leaving Lucy Pear   by Anna Solomon
I will send rain   by Rae Meadows
Revolver   by Duane Swierczynski
When the music’s over   by Peter Robinson
Sweet tomorrows: a Rose Harbor novel   by Debbie Macomber
Heroes of the frontier   by Dave Eggers
The regulars   by Georgia Clark

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A happy and safe Labor Day to all of our patrons,

the Staff of the Wead Library

 

Recurring programs at the Wead Library

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We hope you are all familiar with the many programs the Wead Library offers to the public. Just this summer we have had magicians, story tellers, therapy dogs, poets and so much more. We love making our beautiful, historied building a place for the community to gather and share a wonderful time as well as occasional enlightenment! We do our best to make you aware, through our Face Book page, our website and local radio and newspapers. But…..we have other exciting programs that happen on a recurring basis here at the library, with little fanfare and lots of  enthusiastic participants. So today’s post is the remind you of some of these regularly repeating programs that are all free and offer a warm welcome to those who attend.

Every Wednesday we have Tech Talk from 2-3:00 pm. It is on a first come first serve basis. What do we do in Tech Talk? We help you to make friends with  your new devices, whether they are phones, laptops, tablets, etc. Just recently we helped someone set up an account to read the many free books offered through the Northern NY Library System for Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties. We’ ve helped folks set up email accounts, learn how to handle wifi, deal with Windows 8 and 10 and so much more. We are not IT graduates here but we have a pretty good reputation for helping out the digitally challenged. If you are having issues with your device or PC, we are here for you, almost every Wednesday afternoon.

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Another recurring program is our craft group. They meet on the first and third Saturdays at ten o’clock. Members bring their knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing, beading and questions and answers for each others projects. It is an easy group, no rules and a pleasant way to relax on a Saturday morning. It’s always fun to get together with those who share our passions.

On September 9th our Family Movie Nights will start up again on Friday nights at 6:00pm. Watch the Malone Telegram for details. Snacks and covered beverages are allowed. Some bring their sleeping bags and pillows, too! Bring friends and family to share a movie night together up on our third floor (stair access only.)

On the last Saturday of each month our Teen Group regularly meets.  Pizza and projects are  part of the fun. September  24th at 11:00am will be our first meeting and it is open to all teens. We’d love to see you there!

And last but not least, our annual Fall Book Sale  is coming fast. It promises lots of bargains and fun for those who love books and a bit of thrifty shopping. Mark your calendar for the weekend of October 7th and 8th. Donations are being accepted now for the book sale and will be stopped one week prior. Thank you to all who so generously contribute.

If you have any further questions regarding any of these recurring programs just call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251. We are here to help.

 

Happy Fall Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library