New arrivals, week of 5/13/16

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Life in the big city of Chicago is the focus of one of our new fiction offerings this week. Brian Doyley shares a fascinating view of the variety of life that exists in the Windy City. Another much requested new book by Iris Johansen has also arrived on the shelves.  We have a real cross section of works this week with a very diverse group of authors. Here are our fiction selections:

Fiction:

Chicago     by Brian Doyley
The best of my love     by Susan Maller
The taxidermist’s daughter     by Kate Mosse
Journey to Munich    by Jacqueline Windspear
Close your eyes    by Michael Robotham
13 ways of looking at a fat girl     by Mona Awad
The big showdown    by Mickey Spillane
Hide Away     by Iris Johansen
Before we visit the goddess    by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Flight of dreams    by Ariel Lawhon
Imagine me gone    by Adam Haslett
Tracking the beast    by Henry Kisor

Non-fiction works include the lovely offering by Artist Julie Zickfoose called “Baby Birds: an artist looks into the nest”. Zickfoose’s text and beautiful renderings highlight what is happening all around us with the arrival of many songbirds to the North Country. It’s a book to be savored. Biographies of two renown women, Barbara Streisand and Meryl Streep, round out the non-fiction offerings this week.

Non-Fiction:

The fight for fifteen: the right wage for a working America  by David Rolf
Rise of the Rocket Girls    by Nathalia Holt
Empire of things   by Frank Trentmann

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Baby birds: an artist looks into the nest   by Julie Zickfoose
Barbara Streisand: redefining beauty, femininity and power  by Neal Gabler,  biography
Heart of glass: a memoir   by Wendy Lawless,  biography
Her again: becoming Meryl Streep   by Michael Schulman,   biography
Lost and found coin hoards and treasures    by Q. David Bowers

To reserve any of these latest offerings simply click on Log-in, search and renew in the right sidebar. Have  your library card handy and your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the library. If you need any help at all, simply call one of our staff at 518-483-5251. We will gladly help you.

Happy Reading!

the Staff of the Wead Library

May brings new arrivals, and not just daffodils!

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As much as we love sunny Spring days with scents of crocuses and lilacs aloft, Spring also brings showers. And what greater indoor pastime than reading a good book all while the rain hits the roof and windows with its shattering drops? There is much new to share so let’s have at it!

Fiction:

Aloha betrayed     by Donald Bain
Trouble at high tide    by  Donald Bain
Sisi: Empress on her own     by Allison Pataki
Property of a Noblewoman      by Danielle Steele
The excellent Lombards     by Jane Hamilton
The last painting of Sara De Vos    by Dominic Smith
I’m glad about you     by Theresa Rebeck
Tuesday nights in 1980    by Molly Prentiss
Back Blast     by Mark Greaney
Even in paradise    by Elizabeth Nunez
Design for murder     by Jessica Fletcher
Quiet neighbors: a novel    by Catriona McPherson
What we find     Robin Carr
Mount Pleasant    by Alain Patrice Nganang
Eligible: a novel     by Curtis Sittenfeld
‘Til death do us part     by Amanda Quick
Girl in the dark      by Marion Pauw
Most wanted     by Lisa Scottoline
The obsession    by Nora Roberts
Treachery at Lancaster Gate     by Anne Perry
Before the wind    by Jim Lynch

 

Non-fiction:

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Brilliant beacons     by Eric Jay Dolin
The rainbow comes and goes     by Anderson Cooper
Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society    by Randall Bennett Woods
Alligator Candy     by David Kushner,  biography
Callings: the purpose and passion of work   by David Isay
Eating clean: the 21 day plant to detox    by Amie Valpone
Lone Survivor     by Marcus Luttrell
Vitamin N, the essential guide to a nature rich life   by Richard Louv
Stamped from the beginning    by Ibram X. Kendi

 

Magic at the Wead Library!

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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

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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.

Non-Fiction:

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

Fiction:

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

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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!

Fiction:

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

 

Non-Fiction:

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.

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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!

 

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