What a week!

We have so much that is new at the library this week! DVDs, audio books, best sellers and new fiction and non fiction make up the new arrivals. Let’s start with DVDs.


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory (Gene Wilder version)
Monster House
Adventures in Zambezia
Over the hedge from Disney Glory
Forest Gump

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Audio Books

The magic strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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Go set a watchman by Harper Lee
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
All the light we cannot see  by Anthony Doerr
See me by Nicholas Sparks


Kingdom come by Jane Jensen
Metro 2033   by Dmitry Glukovsky
Youngblood   by Matt Gallagher
The Flood girls   by Richard Fifield
The Cellar    by Minette Walters
The forgotten room   by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig
Orchard Grove   by Vincent Zandri
Killing Trail: a Timber Creek K-9 mystery   by Margaret Mizushima


Midnight in broad daylight    by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
The road to Little Dribbling   by Bill Bryson
Republic of spin     by David Greenberg
No better friend    by Robert Weintraub

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The Iceberg    by Marion Coutts   (biography)
The secret life of Stories   by Michael Berube
Integration nation: immigrants, refugees, and America at its best by
Susan E. Eaton
Low bridge ahead   by Donald E. Mellon


To request any of these books, dvds, and audio books simply click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew. Have handy your Wead Library card and your pin number. The 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





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As book lovers, we consider it near sacrilegious to dismember a book. However, one of our very talented staff, Jenna W., is totally into upcycling and has done some very clever things with  old discarded books. She is excited to be able to teach the public how to do the same.  Her “upcycling” provides unique works of art for her home and more.

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Jenna will be showing how to make jewelry out of discarded books as well as trivets and wall tiles. On February 13th, at 11:00AM, a Saturday morning, she will be sharing her skills with all who are interested and have signed up for the class.  It promises to be  inspiring and great fun. Those of us here at the library who have seen her work have been impressed, both with the final result as well as the simplicity of the craft. We know you will find it time well spent and hopefully will be inspired to try your own hand at this easy craft.

The class requires sign up and spaces are limited to facilitate the learning and the fun!  Please call 518-483-5251 or stop by to sign up for this class. As always, there is no cost for any of the programs offered here at the Wead Library. We look forward to a fun and inspiring morning with our patrons.

Hope to see you there!

the Staff of the Wead Library

The Great Courses

We’d like to present to you “The Great Courses”. These are college level audio and video courses taught by some of the best professors in the world and distributed by The Teaching Company. We all know a great teacher makes the class interesting and the subject matter understood by all. . Having taken a class personally and spoken to patrons who have as well, we can all tell you that is the case with these lessons.


The courses cover many topics. Here at the Wead Library  we have courses like “The Everyday Gourmet”, “Our Night Sky”, “The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders” and much more!  They consist of one or more books along with DVDs. We would love for you to try them out. What usually happens is the patron is so pleased with  the first course taken that they can’t wait to start another that they hadn’t even planned on.

If  you have any questions regarding The Great Courses, please feel free to give us a call at 518-483-5251.  You will need an adult card to check out a course for 28 days.  Stop by and select a topic of interest and enjoy this engaging, immersive learning experience.

New Arrivals, Week of 1-11-16

Our new arrivals this week include a book on the City of Thorns, the world’s largest refugee camp as well as Chris Bohjalian’s  latest story telling venture, “The Guest Room.” Let’s check them all out.


“The seventh bride”  by     T. Kingfisher
“Cinnamon toasted”  by     Gail Oust
“The children’s home: a novel”  by     Charles Lambert
“Mr. Splitfoot”   by    Samantha Hunt
“The Guest Room”   by     Chris Bohjalian
“The Investigation”  by     J.M. Lee,
“Murder most malicious”  by     Alyssa Maxwell
“Its nice outside”  by    Jim Kokoris


“The last volcano”  by    John Dvorak
“When the sun bursts: the enigma of schizophrenia  by    Christopher Bollas
“The invention of science”  by    David Wootton
“The Brothers Vonnegut”  by    Ginger Gail Strand
“30th April 1945”  by    Alexander Kluge
“How to make your money last”  by    Jane Bryant Quinn
“City of Thorns: nine lives in the world’s largest refugee camp”  by  Ben Rawlence
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Tax Time!

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We regret to inform our patrons that the Wead Library will not be receiving either state or federal income tax forms this year and in the future. Here are numbers and links to help you obtain tax forms and any additional help needed to prepare your return.


IRS.gov.Forms – to view and download forms
IRS.gov/order forms – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
1-800-829-3676 – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
1-800-829-1040 – to ask the IRS tax questions

NY State:

http://www.tax.ny.gov – for information and online services
http://www.tax.ny/gov/forms – to view and download forms
518-457-5181 – Personal Income Tax Information Center
518-457-5431 – to order tax forms and publications to be delivered by mail
518-485-5082 – Hearing/Speech Impaired ordering publications

We suggest you call early and often to assure getting through on your call. Forms are also available by clicking on the links in the right sidebar.

Thank you.

The Staff of the Wead Library

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New Arrivals, week of 1/4/2016

Congratulations are in order today! The Wead Library owns every fiction title on the latest New York Times Best Seller list and most of the non fiction titles as well. Kudos to our Director, Sue Wool, and her buying wisdom. Here is a list of the new arrivals for this week. Call us or click on Log in, Search and Renew to reserve any of these new titles.

With the one hundredth birthday of Frank Sinatra last month, several writers are turning out new biographies on his centennial. Our second new biography this month for probably the greatest singer of our time has arrived and is now on the shelves for your reading pleasure.  Two books on Ross Poldark are also part of the mix.

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Away in a manger   by Rhys Bowen

After she’s gone   by Lisa Jackson

Kill ’em with cayenne   by Gail Oust

Demelza    by Winston Graham

Ross Poldark   by Winston Graham

Cross Justice   by James Patterson

The bone labyrinth   by James Rollins

Marked   by Sue  Tingey

Hidden   by Karen E. Olson

Anything goes   by Richard S. Wheeler


Sinatra: the chairman    by James Kaplan

Maggie Smith: a biography   by Michael Coveney

Maple    by Katie Webster

My dear father: civil war letters of Col. Frederick Wead  by Maren Dodge Miles

The war on alcohol: prohibition and the rise of the American state by Lisa McGirr

The big question: why we can’t stop talking about science, faith and God  by Alister McGrath

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Stoned: a jewelry obsession   by Aja Raden

Slaughterhouse  by Dominic A. Pacyga

Navigating life with multiple schlerosis  by Kathleen Costello

Adirondack vistas: third edition   by Nancy A. Douglas

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Have you been gifted with a wonderful new electronic device for Christmas? Is it not so wonderful because you don’t quite understand how it works or how to get the most out of it? Here at the Wead Library we can help! Every Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00pm our library features “Tech Talk”. Help is available to help you get connected with your new device. We try to ease the way into cyberspace for you and teach you how to get the most from your new “toy”. We understand that many can find the digital arena a bit intimidating and hopefully we can take that feeling away and get you up and running with confidence. We are not IT experts, but between our library employees we had had success helping many with various issues.

Please drop by on Wednesdays if you need our help. There may be a brief wait while others are getting assistance but we will do our best to assist. Hope to see you there!

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