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Are you ready to watch the Solar Eclipse?

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Here at the Wead Library the excitement is building. Next Monday, August 21st, 2017 Northern New York will get to experience a solar eclipse.  It will begin at 1:22pm, max out at  2:39pm and terminate by 3:52pm. From this far north we will not be able to see the total eclipse but will be able to witness a 75% shadowing. To facilitate viewing for our patrons we have “safe for viewing” glasses available at the library. Supplies are limited. These are “CE” certified for viewing and endorsed by Starnet, NCIL and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.  StarNet is describing the eclipse as “the celestial event of the century”.

Here are links to help facilitate your eclipse experience:



Stop by to pick up you glasses and enjoy this special event. It won’t happen again until 2024!

 * We are sorry but the Wead Library is now out of  the eclipse viewing glasses. You can possibly find them at other libraries in the North Country. Call first to confirm their availability.  We do hope the weather cooperates and you do get to enjoy this rare celestial experience.  

Now for a listing of our new arrivals:


Seven stones to stand or fall   by Diana Gabaldon
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O.   by Neal Stephensen
Dragonsworn  by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The almost sisters   by Joshilyn Jackson
The accomplished guest   by Ann Beattie
The Essex Serpent   by Sarah Perry
In the valley of the sun   by Andy Davidson
Grace: a novel  by Dina Nayeri
Refuge: a novel  by Dina Nayeri
The Birdwatcher   by William Shaw
The library of light and shadow   by M.J. Rose
So much blue   by Percival Everett
The Secret Wife  by Gill Paul
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
The sisters Chace  by Sarah Healy
Blame   by Jeff Abbott
The windfall  by Diksha Basu
Deadfall  by Linda Fairstein
The gypsy moth summer  by Julia Fierro
Chasing down a dream   by Beverly Jenkins
Bad blood by Nick Oldham
Unsub: a novel  by Meg Gardiner
The last Tudor  by Philippa Gregory
Final Girls  by Riley Sager
The good daughter   by Karin Slaughter


Fashion Jewelry: a beginner’s guide  by Courtney Legenhausen
Finding Gobi   by Dion Leonard

We do hope you were able to stop in last week for the Wead Library Patron Appreciation Day, an annual showing of how much we appreciate all of our patrons and how important you all are to us. It is a great way to highlight some of the programs we have that you may not be aware of like Needles and Hooks, Tech Talk,  Book Club and so much more. If there is a program you would like to see happening at the library, please let us know. All of our programs are free and open to the public. We don’t just lend books!!!  Thank you to all who contributed to the day, the musicians, those who provided the tasty treats, our authors, princesses and all in the community who shared in our day. Most of all, to our Patrons:




August at the Wead Library

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As summer wanes on the calendar, it is finally heating up weather-wise. We have waited long and through many rainy days to arrive at sunshine enough to provide those lazy days at area swimming holes, lakes and rivers. What better time to grab a book!

The library is fairly quiet this month except for our VERY BIG DAY, Patron Appreciation Day.  Please plan on stopping by on Thursday, August 10th, from 12-6:00PM.  Lots of surprises planned for our patrons, new and old, young and not so young. There will be authors, music, craft demos, food and more. We appreciate all of you and look forward to showing you just how much. We promise a fun and interesting afternoon.



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Back to those lazy, hazy days of summer reading,  here are the latest books to hit our shelves.


The Alice Network  by Kate Quinn
Amatka  by Karin Tidbeck
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen  by Hendrik Groen
The  breakdown  by B.A. Paris
Less than a treason  by Dana Stabenow
Lockdown  by Laurie R. King
Gather the daughters  by Jennie Melamed
A talent for murder  by Andrew Wilson
Spoon benders  by Daryl Gregory
The witchwood crown  by Tad Williams
The lying game  by Ruth Ware
The salt house  by Lisa Duffy
Slipping  by John Toomey
The open road  by M.M. Holaday

We have some very diverse non-fiction books to tell you about as well this week. There is “Hunger” , an author’s personal story of being overweight; Senator and funny man Al Franken’s autobiography;  a great book full of crochet tips by expert Jan Eaton; and books on growing up in cults and  growing up with extremely rare disease. Many more than these have arrived as well and here is the complete list.


I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool by Lisa Scottoline
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate  by Al Franken
On edge: a journey through anxiety  by Andrea Petersen
Marcel’s letters  by Carolyn Porter
350+ crochet tips, techniques and trade secrets  by Jan Eaton
Hue 1968: a turning point of the American War in Vietnam  by Mark Bowden
Beyond the palate   by Daniela Galarza
Building a bridge  by James Martin
Hunger: a memoir of my body  by Roxane Gay
The boy who loved too much  by Jennifer Latson
In the days of rain, a daughter, a father, a cult  by Rebecca Stott
Wrestling with his angel  by Sidney Blumenthal

Happy summer reading and we hope to see you on Patron Appreciation Day. Till next week….

the Staff of the Wead Library


New Arrivals, week of July 19th

Many of you know that the Wead Library is more than just a place to find great books. We have so many programs but today I would like to focus on a new one you may not be aware of. At the library we share a long standing relationship  with the Malone Central School District. We also boast facilities available for community meetings. With that combination we are able to be the place where the Summer Lunch Program, for all children 18 and under, sponsors a daily free lunch.  The lunches are great, consisting of wraps or sandwiches, fresh veggies and salads, fruit and milk. They are SUBSTANTIAL. So if you have children who are 18 and under, have an appetite and can be at the library between 11:15AM and 12:15AM you can have a great lunch with friends.  Time is critical as the wonderful providers leave at 12:15 sharp. These are bag lunches  that must be eaten here at the library. Yesterday lunchers enjoyed a picnic outside in the sunshine. Today lunch was served up on our third floor ( no handicap access).  We really hope your young ones can enjoy this opportunity.


This week’s Non-Fiction includes “My Life with Bob”  by Pamela Paul. “Bob”  is a journal the main character has kept since a young girl. It is a list of every book she has ever read and reflects growth and change in her life. It has been with her every moment of her life and to every place she’s been and provides the backdrop for her own personal story.

Non Fiction:

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My life with Bob   by Pamela Paul
This fight is our fight   by  Elizabeth Warren
But seriously    by John McEnroe, biography
Saving Charlotte   by Pia de Jong, biography
American Fire  by Monica Hesse
I was told to come alone   by Souad Mekhennet




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A fugitive in Walden Woods  by Norman Lock
Some kind of hero   by Suzanne Brockman
A game of ghosts   by John Connolly
Two nights   by Kathy Reichs
Persons unknown  by Susie Steiner
A dog’s way home   by W. Bruce Cameron
House of spies  by Daniel Silva
Beautiful tempest  by Johanna Lindsey
The confusion of languages   by Siobhan Fallon
Murder at the puppy fest   by Laurien Berenson
The outer Cape  by Patrick Dacey
The last place you look   by Kristen Lepionka
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
The Standard Grand  by Jay Nicorvo

To reserve these new books simply click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew. You will need your library card handy as well as you pin number, the last four digits of your telephone of record with the Wead LibraryYou  are always welcome to call us at 518-856-0164 and one of our friendly staff will help with your request.

Happy Summer Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library


New Arrivals – July 11, 2017


Today we had many new audio books to put on the shelves. They are all from today’s most popular authors, the likes of Danielle Steel, Lincoln Child and many more. What better way to clean the kitchen refrigerator out but with the sounds of a great novel being played to your ears while you work?  Besides our new audio arrivals, we have many other new books ready on our shelves.  The latest Kennedy non-fiction, “Jackie’s girl: my life with the Kennedy Family”  by Kathy McKeon, Jacqueline’s  personal assistant for many years, promises to share a new dimension of this  American icon.  For our  “Western” fans, John D. Nesbitt’s latest, “Destiny at Dry Creek” is now on the shelves.  Please stop by to get the newest and  best of summer reading. Now here is our list:


After the Fall   by Julie Cohen
Destiny at Dry Camp   by John D. Nesbitt, Western
The thing about love   by Julie James
Here and gone   by Haylen Beck
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore  by Matthew Sullivan
The baker’s secret   by Stephen P. Kiernan
The long drop   by Denise Mina
In the labyrinth of Drakes: a memoir by Lady Trent  by Marie Brennan
New boy   by  Tracy Chevalier
What my  body remembers   by Agnete Friis
Standard deviation   by Katherine Heiny
Odd numbers   by Anne Holt


Old school: life in the sane lane  by Bill O’Reilly
Memory’s last breath   by Gerda Saunders
Jackie’s girl: my life with the Kennedy family  by Kathy McKeon, biography
Frommer’s easy guide to New York City  by Pauline Frommer
Frommer’s easy guide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2017
by Jason Cochran
The highly sensitive person   by Elaine N. Aron, PH.D.
My Lai, Viet Nam 1968   by Howard Jones
The intelligent body   by Kyle Davies
Jackie’s girl: my life with the Kennedy family   by Kathy McKeon,   biography


Same beach, next year   by Dorothea Benton Frank
Come Sundown    by Nora Roberts
Against all odds   by Danielle Steel
Full Wolf Moon   by Lincoln Child
Curious Minds   by Janet Evanovich
Testimony  by Scott Turow
Strangers in death  by J.D. Robb

To reserve any of our new arrivals, simply click on Log-in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have your library card and pin number ready and just follow the easy prompts. If you would like us to reserve a book for you simply call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251.  Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number of record with the library.

Happy Summer Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library


Fourth of July ahead!

courtesy Lake Placid, the annual Fourth of July parade

We have many new arrivals on our shelves that could make great vacation reading over the Fourth.  “The ministry of utmost happiness”  by Arundhati Roy is getting rave reviews.  “Beach house for rent”  by Mary Alice Monroe could be just the ticket for some light and lazy reading on the beach, as well. If non-fiction is your preference, “Return of the King: Lebron James” could satisfy your basketball cravings this summer.  Also, “Curators” by Lance Grande sheds  a bright light on the life of a curator who has collected and curated for museums around the world. Photos of man eating lions, exquisite jewelry, and so much more beautifully show the rarified world of the curator. A bit of an announcement and then our latest acquisitions:

The Wead Library will be open Monday, July 3rd, from 10:00AM until 6:00PM. We will be closed on Tuesday July 4th, 2017. We will re-open Wednesday on new summer hours for July and August.

Mon-Tues-Wed   10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday     10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday           10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday      10:00am – 3:00pm


Beach house for rent   by Mary Alice Monroe
The shark club   by Ann Kidd Taylor
The ultimatum   by Karen Robards
 A house among trees by Julia Glass
The last Neanderthal  by Claire Cameron
A line made by walking  by Sara Baume
After the Bloom   by Leslie Shimotakahara
Billy Pinto’s War   by Michael Zimmer,   Western
He said, she said  by Erin Kelly
Defectors: a novel   by Joseph Kanon
The ministry of utmost happiness   by Arundhati Roy
The girl on the bridge   by James Hayman


Return of the King: Lebron James   by Brian Windhorst
Ike’s gamble: America’s rise to dominance in the Middle East  
by Michael Doran
The Civil War   by David Fisher
Daring to Drive   by Manal Sharif, biography
You don’t have to say you love me  by Alexie Sherman, biography
Faster, higher, farther: the Volkswagon scandal  by Jack Ewing
Vegan: the cookbook   by Jen-Christian Jury
Curators   by Lance Grande

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Fiction, fiction….everywhere!

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We have lots of new fiction works this week, many from our favorite authors. A timely novel, “Border child” by Michel Stone is on the shelf now and features the challenges of living and moving encountered by Mexican families as they navigate  the Mexican – American border. John Grisham’s much anticipated new book, “Camino Island” has arrived just in time for your summer reading.  Stewart Woods provides us with his latest detective thriller, “Indecent Exposure”. These are just a few of the many exciting new arrivals. Check out this  list of new fiction offerings and hopefully your summer reading list will include a few!


Indecent exposure   by Stuart Woods
Grief Cottage   by Gail Godwin
The identicals:  a novel  by Elin Hilderbrand
Do not become alarmed: a novel  by Maile Meloy
The sunshine sisters  by Jane Green
G-man: a Bob Lee Swagger novel  by Stephen Hunter
The fallen: a testament novel   by Eric Van Lustbader
The awkward age  by Francesca Segal
A hiss before dying   by Rita Mae Brown
No middle name  by Lee Child
The garden of small beginnings  by Abbi Waxman
Aunt Dimity and the widow’s curse  by Nancy Atherton
The chalk pit  by Elly Griffiths
House of names   by Colm Toibin
Border child: a novel   by Michel Stone
Camino Island  by John Grisham
Love story   by Karen Kingsbury
Magpie Murders  by Anthony Horowitz




June and the reading is easy……….

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With so many new offerings finding a good summer read is quite easy right now. Did you know our staff all have differing tastes in their reading? They also communicate with patrons every day and get tremendous feedback on what is good or not so good to read as well as the whys and why nots. Please feel free to ask for suggestions if you are not sure what you would like to read next. We are always here and ready to help!


Thank you to all our patrons who helped make the recent Summer Book Sale at the Wead Library our best ever! We have so much appreciation for the many who helped. That  includes the teens who generously gave of their time to help set up our Book Sale. There are the wonderful ladies who work the sale and share their smiles with our Book Sale visitors. We thank all the patrons who have donated the hundreds of books we are able to sell. Another very special thank you goes  to all those who willingly brought their books up to our third floor sales area.  It was a HUGE  help. For Tom Geoghan and his beautiful donated artwork, thanks and appreciation are sent his way. It wouldn’t be a great book sale without Tom’s lovely artworks.  Thank you , most of all, to our loyal patrons, for making the sale a success once again. You are so appreciated. Now for the latest books on our shelves:


Theft by finding: diaries (1977-2002)   by David Sedaris
Democracy: stories from the long road to freedom  by Condoleezza Rice
Scared selfless   by Michelle Stevens
The most beautiful: my life with Prince   by Mayte Garcia
The vanishing American adult   by Benjamin E. Sasse
Rising Star: the making of Barack Obama  by David J. Garrow
Homo Deus   by Yuval Harari
The New York Times book of crime   edited by Kevin Flynn
Thunder in the mountains   by Daniel J. Sharfstein
The radium girls   by Kate Moore
Hallelujah anyway   by Anne Lamott
The world remade   by G. J. Meyer
Libertarians on the prairie   by Christine Woodside
Astrophysics for people in a hurry  by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Into the water  by Paula Hawkins
16th Seduction by James Patterson
Same beach, next year   by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Fix by David Baldacci
Golden Prey   by John Sandford
Against all odds   by Danielle Steele

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Full wolf moon   by Lincoln Child
Since we feel   by Dennis Lehane
Anything is possible   by Elizabeth Strout
The Thirst   by Jo Nesbo

To reserve any of these awesome summer reads, simply click in the right sidebar on login, search and renew or call one of our friendly staff members at 518-483-5251. Have  your library card and pin number ready. The pin # is the last four digits of the phone number on record with the library.

Happy Summer Reading!

the Staff of the Wead Library