Large Print is here!

photo from “The Notebook” movie, book by Nicholas Sparks

Is reading easier and more pleasurable for you if the print is a bit larger than what is used in most books? If so, you are not alone. The Wead Library carries an ample selection of books in large print, including best sellers and non fiction. This week we put on our shelves 6 new offerings. Our large print collection grew to the point of needing new space and is now situated on the back wall in our regular fiction area of the library. We would love for you to come in an check them out. There is even a nice comfy chair in that area to sit in and enjoy your large print reading. Here are the new selections we shelved just today:

The melody lingers on   by Mary Higgins Clark

Friends forever   by Danielle Steel

The Blossom sisters   by Fern Michaels

Dashing through the snow   by Debbie Macomber

Undercover   by Danielle Steel

Country   by Danielle Steel



New book arrivals, week of November 18th, 2015

We have so many new books that I am not quite sure where to even start. Five new biographies have arrived, running from Clementine Churchhill to the amazing Diana Nyad. Non fiction finds us with a tome on the Salem Witches by Pulitzer prize winning author Stacy Schiff.  John Irving leads the pack of  numerous new fiction titles with his latest, “Avenue of mysteries”. Here is the entire list:

Non Fiction:

Find a way   by Diana Nyad   (biography)
In this together: my story   by Ann Romney  (biography)
Clementine: the life of Mrs. Winston Churchill   by Sonia Purnell
The lost landscapes: a writer’s coming of age   by Joyce Carol Oates 
A common struggle   by Patrick Kennedy   (biography)
The house tells the story: homes of the American presidents  by
Adam van Doren
The witches: Salem 1692   by Stacy Schiff
Andy and Don   by Daniel De Vise
Humans of New York: stories   by Brandon Stanton
Not in God’s name   by Jonathan Sacks
American Apostles: when evangelicals entered the world of Islam  by
Christine Heyrman
Two hours: the quest to run the impossible marathon  by Ed Caesar
A field philosopher’s guide to fracking  by Adam Briggle
Objective Troy: a terrorist, a president and the rise of the drone  by
Scott Shane


The autobiography of James T. Kirk edited by David A. Goodman
Avenue of mysteries   by John Irving
Recipe for love and murder   by Sally Andrew
Saving Laurel Springs   by Lin Stepp
The Mulberry bush   by Charles McCarry
A Cherry Cola Christmas   by Ashton Lee
Welcome to Nightvale   by Joseph Fink
Carrying Albert home   by Homer H. Hickam
Sweet caress: the many lives of Amory Clay  by William Boyd
The crossing   by Michael Connelly
Smoke   by Catherine McKenzie
After Alice   by Gregory Maguire
A banquet of consequences    by Elizabeth George
Cleopatra’s shadows   by Emily Holleman
Entry Island by Peter May
Gold fame citrus  by Claire Vaye Watkins
All the stars in the heavens   by Adriana Trigiana
The silent boy   by Andrew Taylor
The gilded life of Matilda Duplaine   by Alex Brunkhorst
Mothers, tell your daughters   by Bonnie Jo Campbell
God’s Kingdom   by Howard Frank

To reserve any of these new books, simply click in the right side bar on Login, search and renew. Have your library card and pin number at the ready. If you need any further help, don’t hesitate to call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251.

Happy reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

Fun at the Wead Library

photo courtesy

So many fun things are coming up for our patrons at the Wead Library.  The Tail Waggin’ Tutors program continues with its rock star therapy dog, Ranger. If you haven’t met Ranger please bring your little one in to meet a very kind soul of a dog. You can even read to Ranger. More information can be found on our children’s page. Our Story Hours for small children continue as well as the Family Movie Night on Fridays. Just a click on the tabs above will provide you with more information.

On Saturday, November 14th, our staff member, Bunny, will present a fun class on making small gifts for holiday giving. These will use mostly recycled objects found around your home. You will learn about wool felting as well as hand crafted jewelry. Please come and  join in the fun. As with all the wonderful programs at the Wead Library, this class will be free. It will start at 1:30PM, Saturday afternoon. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please call. Bunny will be glad to fill you in with the details.

The Wead Library is proud to continue to present these programs to our patrons and friends and all at no cost. Please come join in the fun.

The Staff of the Wead Library



New DVDs



Seven new DVDs have been shelved here at the Wead Library this week. For the little ones we have a My Little Pony dvd called “The Runaway Rainbow.”  More family entertainment can be found in our new copy of “My Fair Lady”, starring the stunning Audrey Hepburn and the rakish Rex Harrison.  Other new DVDs include “The Sentinel” with Michael Douglas and Eva Longoria,  “No Reservations” with Catherine Zeta-Jones and  Hidalgo with the late Omar Sharif. Great acting by Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris can be found on our new copy of “Radio”. For edge of your seat excitement we now have “The Missing” with Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett.

Stop by to see our always growing selection of DVDs here at the Wead Library. You can easily reserve any of the above films by clicking in the right sidebar on “Log in, search and renew”. Have ready your library card and remember – your PIN number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on file at the library. If you have any issues or questions please feel free to call our staff at 518-483-5251. We are happy to help.

Happy viewing!

The Staff of the Wead Library

Tail Waggin’ Tutors


On Wednesday afternoon, October 28th at 3:00pm, Jill Barnes and her therapy dog, Ranger, will visit the Wead Library. Children are welcome to come visit with Ranger and even read to him if they like. Children who have struggled with reading can actually find it easier and more relaxing to read to a dog. If you think your little one would enjoy visiting with and petting Ranger the Therapy Dog, please stop by. Jill will be with Ranger throughout the afternoon and he would love to be petted by our small readers. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones on Wednesday. Like all Wead Library programs this is free to the public.

The Staff of the Wead Library

New arrivals, week of 10/21/15

We have a broad array of subject matter this week.  Non-fiction brings us the history and effect of two brilliant women on the bench of the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. “Neurotribes”, Steve Silberman’s book and unique perspective on autism, is on our shelves now. It’s a  NY Times best seller.  Books on cooking, micro shelters, politics and more fill out the shelves dedicated to our new non fiction works.

Fiction arrivals include two large print novels, and the third book in the series started by Sig Larson and many more exciting new works. Here is this week’s list:



Sisters in Law   by Linda Hirschman

Neurotribes   by Steve Silberman

My kitchen year   by Ruth Reichl

Plunder and deceit   by Mark R. Levin  (Mark Reed)

The valley of the shadow of death   by Kermit lexander

The witch of Lime Street   by Daved Jaher

Relentless Strike   by Sean Naylor

Microshelters   by Derek Diedricksen




The girl in the spider’s web   by David Lagercrantz

The photograph   by Beverly Lewis

The secret sister   by Brenda Novak,  large print

Hearth Stone   by Lois Greiman,  large print

The gates of Evangeline   by Hester Young

A curious beginning   by Deanna Raybourn

Wind/Pinball    by Haruki Murakami

The last midwife  by Sandra Dallas

The good girl    by Mary Kubica

Fortune smiles   by Adam Johnson

The secret Chord   by Geraldine Brooks

Not on fire   by Greg Hrbek

To reserve any of your choices, click on 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 the phone number you have on record at the library.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

New arrivals – week of 10/16/15



Are you a fan of audio books? They can certainly make a long drive more pleasant. They are also good accompaniment to more mundane household tasks. Others  find them an ideal way to keep up on their favorite authors instead of sitting with a book or tablet. For our audio fans, we would like you to know that a generous patron recently gifted us with  over 600 audio books that were only listened to once. We are doing our best to process them as quickly as we can and have about half the collection up on the shelves.  We have all the most popular writers of the day and many more yet to be shelved. Please stop by the Wead Library and check out this  generous gift. We have the best patrons!!!

Now for this weeks new book arrivals:   The mysterious Elena Ferrante has written the fourth and final book in her series of “Neapolitan Novels.” We have non-fiction books about politics, race, immigration and more. Two great biographies are on our new arrivals shelf, one about Henry Kissinger and the other about Rose Kennedy, a family member sadly kept secret by the Kennedy Dynasty for many years. There are new thrillers from Anne Perry, Ted Bell, John Sandford and others. Here is our latest list.


The dead student   by John Katzenbach
Purity   by Jonathan Franzen
Still time   by Jean Hegland
Corridors of the night   by Anne Perry
Saturn run   by John Sandford
The story of the lost child   by Elena Ferrante
Patriot    by Ted Bell
Fates and Furies    by Lauren Groff
Come rain or come shine   by Jan Karon
The killing lessons   by Saul Black
Into the valley  by Ruth Galm


courtesy of

Rosemary, the hidden Kennedy daughter   by Kate Larson, biography
Rising Strong   by Brene Brown
The patient’s playbook    by Leslie D. Michelson
The conservative heart   by Arthur C. Brooks


A nation of nations: a great American immigration story   by Tom Gjelton
The year of Lear   by James Shapiro
Black man in a white coat   by Damon Tweedy, biography
Kissinger, Volume 1, 1923-1968   by Niall Ferguson

To reserve any of these books just click on Log in, search and renew in the right sidebar. Have your library card handy and remember, your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number you have on file with the library. We renew all cards every three years. If you have a problem getting through, it may mean your card just needs to be renewed where we check for any phone or address changes. If that is the case, just call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251. We will gladly update your info and reserve your book as well.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library


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