Acquisitions, week of February 27th, 2015


Our newest non fiction selections include just the ticket for getting through this challenging winter: a book on vegetable gardening. It is such fun this time of year to plan the next summer’s crops and this book, with it’s emphasis on small space gardening, enables all to start growing!  New biographies include one on rock star Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame.  Thrillers by Alex Berenson, Jeffrey Archer and Clive Cussler round out our new fiction selections.  Here’s the rest of the story:


Emotional Intelligence 2.0  by Travis Bradberry

Gateway to freedom: the hidden history of the Underground Railroad  byEric foner

Irritable hearts: A PTSD love story  by Mac McClelland

Modern country knits by Susan Farmer Gibbs

The supplement handbook by Mark A. Moyad

Small space vegetable gardens  by Andrea Bellamy

Leaving before the rain comes  by Alexandra Fuller (biography)

Stevie Nicks: visions, dreams and rumors   by Zoe Howe  (biography)



The Wonders   by Paddy O’Reilly

Prudence  by David Treuer

Amherst  by William Nicholson

The chessman  by Peter May

Shame and the captives  by Thomas Keneally

The assassin  by Clive Cussler

Funny girl   by Nick Hornby

A woman unknown  by Frances Brody

The alphabet house  by Jussi Adler-Olson

The whites  by Harry Brandt

Mightier than the sword  by Jeffrey Archer

Twelve Days  by Alex Berenson


To reserve any of these new books, click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew. Have your library card and pin number handy. Your pin number is the last four digits of your home telephone number on record with the Wead Library. Please feel free to call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 if you need any assistance.

Time to enjoy some Spring reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

New Arrivals week of February 18, 2015

This weeks new arrivals mean we currently have all selections on this week’s New York Times Best Seller list for hard cover fiction. They are ready to be reserved. Non-Fiction works run the gamut, from ” the life-changing magic of tidying up”  to two books discussing health care and a great variety in between. Fiction choices include two new large print books, thrillers and more. Here is this week’s list:


Life is sweet by Elizabeth Bass (large print)

The look of love by Sarah Jio (large print)

The Escapement by K.J. Parker

The damned by Andrew Piper

Black Dog Summer by Miranda Sherry

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

The first bad man by Miranda July

The Lewis man by Peter May

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

In every way: a novel by Nick Brown

Doing the devil’s work by Bill Loehfelm

The evening chorus by Helen Humphreys

Euphoria: a novel by Lily King



The undertaker’s daughter by Kate Mayfield (biography)

The age of acquiescence by Steve Fraser

Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval Hurari

The fall line by Nathaniel Vinton

Keep out of reach of children by Mark A. Largent

America’s bitter pill by Steven Brill

Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson

The life changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo

These books are ready to be reserved. Call us at 483-5251 if you would like us to reserve any book for you or just have  your library card handy and click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew. Follow the prompts to make your request. Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the library.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library




New DVDs at the Wead Library




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We have acquired a number of new DVDs for your viewing pleasure, including all five seasons of Downton Abbey.  There are a wide variety of new flicks running the gamut from “The Life of Deer” to discs on Yoga and much in between.

For your viewing pleasure:

Downton Abbey, season five
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Basil Rathbone, complete set
How to succeed in business without really trying, starring Robert Morse
Batman, all fifteen segments
George of the Jungle, a cartoon favorite
Tarzan Hollywood Classics, four classic movies
The Best of the Andy Griffith Show, life in Mayberry with all it’s characters
Popeye, with Robin Williams
The March,  the story of the greatest march in American history
Earth Flight, from BBC, follow birds across six continents


The Private Life of Deer, From Nature and PBS
Mamma Mia the movie , with Meryl Streep,
Annie, special anniversary edition with Carol Burnett


Shogun, starring Richard Chamberlain
The Magic Schoolbus, All about Earth
The Magic Schoolbus, Human Body
The Magic Schoolbus, In a pickle
Sing Along Songs, Disney Princess
Sing Along Songs, The Lion King
Easy Yoga, the secret to strength and balance
Yoga for the rest of us, with Peggy Cappy
The Mountain of the Lord, from LDS
Adventures of the Wilderness Family, about family togetherness
Dinosaurs inside and out, from Discovery Channel
Carousel, a musical classic

To reserve any of these programs and films, click on Login, Search and Renew and follow the prompts. Have your  library card handy and remember – your pin number is the last four digits of the number on record with the Wead Library.

Happy viewing!

February at the Wead Library


Our coldest, shortest month of the year beckons. Will it portend an early Spring or fling us into the depths of a seemingly unending winter? Only time will tell. The good news is there is a lot happening in February at the Wead Library. Our Story Hours return. Our Winter Book Sale happens the first weekend of the month. The Board of Trustees will be meeting and Family Movie Nights continue. Our Needles and Hooks group will meet to share their love of needlework and the Teen Advisory Group will close out our month with another fun meeting.

If you are interested in Story Hour, please call or come in and register your child for this fun weekly event. We have different age groups. Little ones share crafts, music and story time. Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Andre have some great times planned!

The Winter Book Sale will take place on Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th. We hope to see you there. Our director has been scouring our vault for old goodies to put in the sale and of course there will be hundreds of books to choose from as well. They usually run the full gamut from fiction to cookbooks to children’s literature and lots more. Please stop by and seek out your bargains.

Needles and Nooks will meet on the first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00AM until 11:00AM. It does not matter what your needle craft is. Share your knitting, beading, crocheting , quilting and more with like minded friends and have a wonderful start to your weekend.

We will be closed for President’ Day , February 16th.

The Board of Trustees will meet on Monday evening at 7:00pm on February 9th.

Other than during our Book Sale, Family Movie Night will continue on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00PM. For more information, click on the Movies tab above.

As we all search for ways to get through this cold and snowy month, remember that hunkering down with a good book is just one of the perks of visiting the Wead Library.  Come join us for the fun events listed above.

The Staff of the Wead Library

New arrivals at the Wead Library


This week we are proud to share that the Wead Library now has every current fiction best seller on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Other than two topical books we have the current selections on the non-fiction list as well. If you keep track of the list and enjoy reading the best and/or most popular literature out today,  there is no need to purchase the books. They are available here at the Wead Library in written as well as large print and audio formats. Just a call to 483-5251 can reserve your choice or click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew. If you need any assistance, just call one of our friendly staff.

New non-fiction includes a wonderful story of  dealing with a lifetime of mental illness by Jessie Close, sister of actress Glen Close. Crafters will find a fun new book on papercrafting pop up and three dimensional cards. Here’s our new non-fiction.


The Conversation: a revolutionary plan for end of life care by Angelo Volandes

Stonewalled   by Sharyl Attkisson

Pay any price; greed, power, and endless war  by James Risen

Resilience: two sisters and a story of mental illness  by Jessie Close

The West Point history of the Civil War / The US Military Academy

Your water footprint  by Stephen Leahey

Cards that pop up, flip and slide  by Michael Jacobs

One Nation under-taught  by Vince Bertram


The Rosie Effect  by Graeme Simsion *

Beautiful you by Chuck Palahniuk

Saint Odd by Dean Koontz

The devil you know  by Elisabeth De Mariaffi

Everlasting Lane by Andrew Lovett

The forgers by Bradford Morrow

DWF: divorced white female by Carol McClain

White plague by James Abel

A billion ways to die  by Chris Knopf

The secret wisdom of the earth by Christopher Scotton

Florence Gordon   by Brian Morton

First impressions: a novel of old books…  by Charles C. Lovett

Starred items are currently on the NY Times Best Seller list.

Happy Reading!

The staff of the Wead Library


The Wead Library will be closed Monday, January 19th, Martin Luther King Day.  We will reopen Tuesday, January 20th at 10:00AM.


Latest Book Arrivals at the Wead Library


This weeks new arrivals are quite varied with a bit of something for everyone. Biographies of two strong personalities, Pope Francis and Aretha Franklin, are now on our shelves.   Fans of George R.R. Martin have a large picture book depicting the history of Westeros and the Game of Thrones to enjoy. Those who enjoy thrillers and mysteries also have a great new selection to choose from. Here are our new titles.


Respect: the life of Aretha Franklin   by David Ritz

The great reformer: Francis and the making of a radical Pope  by Austen Ivereigh

When books went to war   by Molly Guptill Manning

The unspeakable and other subjects of discussion  by Meghan Daum

The birth of a nation   by Dick Lehr

The world of ice and fire  by George R.R. Martin

Baghdad: a city of peace , city of blood by Justin Marozzi

Spare Parts    by Joshua Davis

The bishop’s wife   by Mette Ivie Harrison



Moriarty    by Anthony Horowitz

The cruiser   by David Poyer

A string of beads   by Thomas Perry

Empress of the night   by Eva Stachniak

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No fortunate son    by Brad Taylor

Screenplay   by MacDonald Harris

The big finish    by James W. Hall

The assassination option   by W.E.B. Griffin

Saving Grace   by Jane Green

The loner: a crossfire    by J.A. Johnstone

Domestic malice    by Donald Bain


To reserve any of these books have your library card handy. You will need to know your pin number which is the last four digits of the home phone you have on record with the library. Click on “Log in, search and re-new” in the right sidebar and you are good to go!  As always, our friendly staff is only a phone call (518-483-5251) or a visit away if you need any help. Happy reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library


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