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    10:00am to 8:00pm
    Sat: 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Closed Sundays & Holidays

    Library Director: Susan Wool

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We have so many new books to share with you. Two in particular share the years and history of the Viet Nam war. One book is in conjunction with the Viet Nam War program by Ken Burns that is currently on PBS.  It is a large, illustrative book written by Geoffrey C. Ward. The second arrival chronicling this war is  by  Gregory A. Daddis and is named “Withdrawal, Reassessing America’s Final Years in Viet Nam”.  For fans of history as well as the generation that witnessed and partook in this episode of American History, these books will be a testament to that event and time period.


The Viet Nam War   by Geoffrey C. Ward
Simply Electrifying   by Craig Roach
True Gentlemen   by John Hechinger
Code Girls   by Liza Mundy
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather  by Linda Akeson McGurk
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder  by Marta McDowell
Within the Sanctuary of Wings   by Marie Brennan
Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away  by Alice Anderson, biography
Darwin’s Backyard 
by James Costa
The Woman Who Smashed Codes   by Jason Fagone, biography
The Face of Water  by Sarah Ruden
Life 3.0   by Max Tegmark
Withdrawal, Reassessing America’s Final Years in Viet Nam  by Gregory A. Daddis


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Sci-Fi and Steampunk Lit fans  will find “Frankenstein’s Dreams” quite intriguing. It is a collection of “a connoisseur’s Victorian  Science Fiction” . Jules Verne is just one of the authors featured. Popular writer, Susan Mallery, also has her latest, “Second Chance Girl”, on our new arrival shelf, ready for your reading pleasure. These are just a few of the many new arrivals this week at the Wead Library.  Please stop by to see the others and check them out or have one of our friendly staff request and reserve them for you.


Second Chance Girl    by Susan Mallery
Turkey Trot Murder   by Leslie Meier
Trace   by Archer Mayor
Sleep Like a Baby  by Charlaine Harris
Don’t Let Go   by Harlan Coben
House, Tree, Person  by Catriona McPherson
Shattered   by Allison Brennan
Origin   by Dan Brown
Manhattan Beach  by Jennifer Egan
Midwinter Break   by Bernard MacLaverty
Savage Country  by Robert Olmstead
Under a Pole Star  by Stef Penney
Frankenstein Dreams : a connoisseur’s collection of Victorian Science Fiction
The Downside   by Mike Cooper
Cast Iron   by Peter May
The Last to See Me    by Mylene Dressler
White Bodies  by Jane Robins
Good Me Bad Me   by Ali Land
The Countess of Prague   by Stephen Weeks
Winter Solstice   by Elin Hilderbrand
Dark Chapter   by Winnie M. Li
The Witches’ Tree   by M.C. Beaton
The Western Star  Craig Johnson
The Power   by Naomi Alderman
Sourdough: a novel   by Robin Sloan
Close to Home   by Robert Dugoni

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library


Do you love to craft???

On Thursday evening, from 6:00PM until 7:45PM, the Wead Library will present a class in the Chenille Technique. Learn this method that can be used for scarves, hats, and more. Teacher Bunny Pepin, will show how to pick the right fabrics to make a soft, cuddly scarf , the special cutting techniques that provide the interesting texture and how to work your textile up into a lovely wearable accessory or gift.

This class will be a demo, with handouts. The project is much easier than it appears and you will leave the class knowing what is needed to make your own fascinating scarves for yourself, friends and family.

No need to bring anything to class other than your enthusiasm, curiosity and eagerness to learn a new craft.  We hope to see you  Thursday evening at 6:00PM.  Class will be held in our downstairs children’s area.

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A Raging Success!

Thank you to all who have helped make our Fall Book Sale a huge success. Thanks go out to all who so kindly donated books, those who carried them up the stairs, the Teen Group who set them up so nicely, and above all those who came to purchase and have a good time. We do have a few books left as we do with each sale and rather than face hauling them away, we have decided to let the public come in and up to our third floor and take whatever they would like FOR FREE! All sorts of books remain, so please come and help yourself today and tomorrow. The free books will be available for the taking today until 5:30 this evening and tomorrow from 10:00AM until 2:30PM. NO LIMIT!!! Bring some muscle to help you carry your books away if need be and first come first serve!


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A friendly reminder:  Tomorrow and Saturday is our annual Fall Book Sale here at the Wead Library. We have a huge selection of books for you to choose from, one of our best yet! Friday the sale will be from 10:AM until 7:00PM and Saturday 10:00AM until 2:00PM. Join your friends and neighbors for some serious Fall Book Bargain Hunting. We hope to see you at the sale.



This week we have a new group of Audio Books on the shelves. They make great companions on road trips and for the visually impaired or just while accomplishing a bit of Fall cleaning.  Most contemporary Best Sellers are available in audio book form so don’t hesitate to ask for you choices at our circulation desk or by phone at 518-483-251. Here is the latest selection:

Seeing Red   by Sandra Brown
Any Dream Will Do  by Debbie Macomber
Glass Houses   by Louise Penny
Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
The Good Daughter   by Karin Slaughter
The Late Show   by Michael Connelly
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Leaving Time   by Jodi Picoult

To reserve any of these books on CD you can simply click in the right sidebar on Log In, Search and Renew with your library card and your pin number. Search until you see the desired title with  the words “sound recording” in parentheses next to it. That is the the audio book version. You can also call us here at the Wead Library and we will be happy to search for Audio Books for you any time. We can be reached at 518-483-5251. Happy listening!

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Summer weather continues to impinge on the Fall season. What is more glorious than a Fall walk, with its riot of color taunting us to wish for cool and crispy days, woolen scarfs and long packed away fleeces? Alas, it is still tanks and shorts but we are loving it, aren’t we?

Such forecasts allow us to still sit on our porches, docks or beaches enjoying great reading. Please check out our latest arrivals this week. They include a touching memoir by famed author, Joyce Maynard as well as journalist Katy Tur‘s account of, in her words, “the craziest campaign in American History.” There are many other great arrivals that we would love for you to check out. Did you know they have a special place in our library? When you walk through our big, front double doors on your right, straight ahead, there will be  some shelves carrying all the latest and greatest books from the past couple months. If there is a new book in particular you are looking for and you don’t see it, just ask one of our staff and they can reserve it for you. We will call you when it comes in. New books tend to move quickly so there is not always the long wait you might expect.  Here are our new Fiction arrivals.


The Ninth Hour   by Alice McDermott
The Red Haired Woman   by Orhan Pamuk
The Romanov Ransom   by Clive Cussler
The Doll Funeral   by Kate Hamer
Keep Her Safe   by Sophie Hannah
The Misfortune of Marion Palm  by Emily Culliton
We Were Strangers Once  by Betsy Carter
Motherest: an novel   by Kirsten Iskandrian
The Unquiet Grave   by Sharyn McCrumb
The Salt Line   by Holly Goddard Jones
Impossible Views of the World   by Lucy Ives
Sleeping Beauties   by Stephen King
To Be Where You are   by Jan Karon
George and Lizzie   by Nancy Pearl


The Best of Us: a memoir   by Joyce  Maynard
The Cold War: a world history   by Odd Arne Westad
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter   by Celeste Headlee
What Happened   by Hillary Clinton
The Cancer Fighting Kitchen   by Rebecca Katz
Unbelievable   by Katy Tur
To reserve any of our new arrivals, simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. You will need your Wead Library card and your pin #. Your pin # is the last four digits of the phone number you left on record with the library. Simply follow the prompts to reserve your choices.

Happy  Fall Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library




Week of 9-18-17


Megafire   by Michael Kodas
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult   by Bruce Handy
Champions Way   by  Mike McIntire
Frommer’s Montreal Day by Day   by Leslie Brokaw

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Layered Cloth, The Art of Fabric Manipulation  by Ann Small
What I Found in a Thousand Towns   by Dar Williams
Mikey and Me   by Teresa Sullivan, biography
A Disappearance in Damascus   by Deborah Campbell
Gut and Psychology Syndrome  by Natasha Campbell-McBride
The Far Away Brothers  by Lauren Markham
One Long Night: a global history of concentration camps  by Andrea Pitzer
The Futilitarians   by Anne Gisleson

Did you like the artwork in the  photo above by fiber artist Ann Small? The Wead Library will be offering an evening of how to do “fabric slashing and manipulation” on October 19th at 6:00pm. Ann’s techniques, which are quite simple to do, will be taught and demonstrated.  The technique will be applied to scarf making. Samples are at the Library.  The process is quite easy and would make great gifts for the holidays.   Please come join Bunny Pepin on the 19th to learn this exciting technique. Now for our new fiction titles…………..


Dirt Road   by James Kelman
Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet   by Reed Coleman
A Column of Fire   by Ken Follett
The World of Tomorrow   by Brendan Mathews
Enigma  by Catherine Coulter
A Legacy of Spies   by John le Carre
The Golden House   by Salman Rushdie
Dark River Rising   by Roger Johns
See What I Have Done  by Sarah Schmidt
The Cuban Affair   by Nelson DeMille
The Burning Girl  by Claire Messud
Who is Rich?   by Matthew Klam
What We Lose   by Zinzi Clemmons
Little Fires Everywhere   by Celeste Ng

To reserve any of our new acquisitions, simply click on the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew and follow the prompts with your library card and pin number. The pin is the last four digits of your home phone of record with the library. Please feel free to call our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 if you need further assistance.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

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Week of September 6th, 2017

This week’s new fiction offerings  include Tom Perotta’s latest, “Mrs. Fletcher: a novel” as well two new “cozy” books  from Sadie Hartwell for all you “cozy” fans. John Boyne, author of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”  has an epic novel out this week as well, “The Heart’s Invisible Furies.” Here are all the other new fiction listings that have recently arrived on our shelves here at the Wead Library.


The Swallow’s Nest  by Emilie Richards
Secrets in Death   by J.D. Robb
Enemy of the State  by Kyle Mills
Mrs. Fletcher: a novel  by Tom Perrotta
Proof of Life   by Judith A. Jance
The Forgotten Girl   by Rio Youers
Fast Falls the Night   by Julia Keller
Fierce Kingdom   by Gin Phillips
Beren and Luthien   by J.R.R. Tolkien
Judgement at Appomattox   by Ralph Peters
You Belong to Me   by Colin Harrison
The Four Legendary Kingdoms   by Matthew Reilly
Need to Know   by Fern Michaels
A French Wedding   by Hannah Tunnicliffe
Lies She Told  by Cate Holahan
A Knit Before Dying   by Sadie Hartwell
Young June Young  by Gabrielle Zevin
My Absolute Darling   by Gabriel Tallent
The Heart’s Invisible Furies  by John Boyne
The Goddesses   by Swan Huntley
Fox Hunter   by Zoe Sharp
The Watcher   by Ross Armstrong
If the Creek Don’t Rise   by Leah Weiss
Yarned and Dangerous  by Sadie Hartwell
The Right Time   by Danielle Steel
Texas Fierce   by Janet Dailey
Among the Dead   by J.R. Backlund
The Half-Drowned King  by Linnea Hartsuyker



Gorbachev: His Life and Times   by William Taubman, biography
Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels and the Borderland Dream  by Joe Tone
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary  by Walter Stahr, biography
Warner Brothers: the making of an American Movie Studio   by David                     Thomson
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows    by Melanie Joy, PhD.
Teacher Misery   by Jane Morris
Finding Paradise   by Laurelee Blanchard

To reserve any of these new arrivals, simply have your library card handy, know the pin number is the last four digits of your phone number on record and click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew and follow the prompts. If you prefer, please feel free to call us at 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly staff will be glad to help.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library