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    Library Director: Susan Wool

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







New arrivals, week of August 24, 2016

If you are like many parents, you are looking forward to the first day of school, A LOT! The children will leave Mom and Dad a quiet home in the wake of the school bus. Could that be a great time to cozy up with a warm cup of  tea and start a new book? We think so! We have a really interesting, diverse group of new listings this week. Biographies of Helen Gurley Brown, Patricia Hearst and Jaycee Dugard show three very different women, meeting unique challenges. We have several new non-fiction options but one particularly intriguing book is called “Utopia Drive” and it’s a study of the many Utopian societies that have existed in the United States over our history. From the Shakers to the Oneida, NY community this enjoyable read underscores our Constitution and the guaranteed right of free expression and religion.

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Fiction choices are led with two very popular writers, Daniel Silva and Michael Koryta but we have many other great new fiction selections as well. Please stop by to pick up one of our new arrivals or reserve your copy digitally or with a phone call to one of our friendly staff. This can be done by calling 518-483-5251 or clicking on Log in, Search and Renew  in the right side bar.  Here are the latest books to land on our shelves:


Utopia Drive    by Erik Reece
The human superorganism    by Rodney R. Dietert
Unearthed: love, acceptance and other lessons from an abandoned garden           by  Alexandra Risen
Lift: a fitness culture    by Daniel Kunitz
On trails    by Robert Moor
Freedom: my book of firsts    by Jaycee Dugard, biography
American heiress: the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst     by Jeffrey Toobin, biography
Not pretty enough: the unlikely triumph of Helen Gurley Brown   by Gerri Hirshey, biography


The black widow    by Daniel Silva
Rise the dark    by Michael Koryta
Miss Jane: a novel    by Brad Watson
The widower’s wife    by Cate Holahan
First star I see tonight    by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
In the land of milk and honey    by Jane Jensen
Valley of the moon: a novel    by Melanie Gideon
The book that matters most    by Ann Hood
Stranger, father, beloved    by Taylor Larsen
The secret language of stones   by M. J. Rose
Katherine of Aragon, the true queen   by Alison Weir
The house between tides   by Sarah Maine

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New DVDs

Through the generosity of our patrons, the Wead Library has many new DVDs on its shelves this week. We thought we’d share a list of them with you. To reserve any just call us at 518-483-5251 or simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. Please have your library card at the ready.

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Driving Miss Daisy, Academy Award Winning film

Valkyrie,   World War II

The Patriot,   Revolutionary War

Hotel Rwanda,    Academy award winning war story

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Washington Square,    love story

Entourage,    HBO series

A Summer in Genoa,   romance

Airplane,    comedy

Napolean Dynamite,    family

Major League II,    sports

Mr. Baseball,    sports

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Field of Dreams,    sports, family

Open season,   children

Short Circuit 2,    children

Kung Fu Panda,    children

Percy Jackson, Lightening Thief,  family

The fault in our stars,    young adult

Alice in Wonderland,    Johnny Depp version, family

Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss,  children

Sand Lot 2,   sports, family

The secret of life on earth,     Imax nature

Adventures in the Crystal Empire with My Little Pony,   children






An Amazing August at the Wead Library!

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While summer may be waning for some, here at the Wead Library it is gung ho! We have so much planned for you, our patrons, who we appreciate so much. On August 11 from 1:00 to 6:00pm we will have our second annual Patron Appreciation Day! This is when we show our many loyal patrons, new patrons and hopefully returning patrons, how much the Library appreciates them. We have seen generations pass through our doors and watched them learn the glory of reading, the wonder of story telling and myriad craft projects and songs. We have been home to art exhibits, competitions, magic shows and  community gathering. From movie nights (free) to meetings of all kinds, our beautiful building has been your witness. Please let us share our appreciation with you. There will be free books and magazines, authors and book discussion, live music by gifted local musicians, refreshments and so much more. There is even an  AMNESTY  for any overdue books returned that day, no matter how old or overdue. On one day only, you can bring them back with no charge and in return we offer a smile and a thank you.  We will have special activities planned for our younger readers with crafts, live owls,  and even movies and a popcorn machine! We really do hope you bring the family to all join in the fun!

On August 18th, we will offer a Mindfulness Workshop at 6:30 followed by  a Book Talk with author, J. McArdle at 7:00pm. The second Mindfulness Workshop will take place at 6:30 on August 25th. The Mindfulness event is  particularly directed to teens wanting to learn to be more present in the moment.

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Our Craft group continues to meet on the first and third Saturday of each month. Please bring your hand crafts to work on and discuss and share a great time with others passionate about knitting, crocheting, beading and more! All are welcome.

At 11:00am on Saturday, August 2oth, our social media mavens, Jenna and Nicolle, will give a talk on how to use and get the most from sites like Pinterest, Good Reads and other social media. It should be great fun and an opportunity for those who are wondering what the fuss is all about.  Come join the Social Media Revolution!

This month on Saturday, August 27th at 11:00 AM our teen group will meet and share a movie together. All teens are welcome and we look forward to your sharing a fun Saturday morning.

As always Tech Talk continues but there will be a brief break the week of August 8-12. Tech Talk takes place every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00pm in our library. Our staff will help those facing challenges with their digital devices all free of charge. We will do our best to get you to enjoy your devices to the max. Help is on a first come first serve basis. Many’s the Kindle and Ipad we’ve explained! We can even help with digital cameras! So bring your devices in and our staff will nudge you into cyberspace!

Hope to see you all at  Patron Appreciation Day!

The Staff of the Wead Library





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

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

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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.


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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

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