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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








In remembrance of all who have served our country and in great appreciation to those who offered up the ultimate sacrifice, and their families, the Wead Library will be closed Monday, Memorial Day, May 29th. We will reopen on Tuesday May 30th, 2017, at ten AM.

Thank you and we wish you a safe holiday.

The Staff of the Wead Library

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So many fascinating people, places and books this week!  We have a really interesting array of new arrivals. For those who are intrigued by others who claim  to be able to communicate with departed loved ones, we have the latest book by the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo.  Biographies of David Letterman and Alec Baldwin are just  two more of the really interesting non fiction books awaiting patrons. Have you ever heard of Indian Step Wells?  They are a unique and beautiful form of  Indian architecture. Their history and beauty are highlighted in a new book “The Step Wells of India.”

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As usual there are plenty of new fiction selections.  Iris Johansen, Robyn Carr,  Lisa Scottoline and  others work their magic.  Here is this week’s list of new books at the Wead Library.


One perfect lie   by Lisa Scottoline
The Romance reader’s guide to life   by Sharon Pywell
Fallout  by
Sara Paretsky
Any day now  by
Robyn Carr
No easy target   by
Iris Johansen
Our short history  by
Lauren Grodstein
The Chilbury Ladies Choir  by
Jennifer Ryan
Marlena   by
Julie Buntin
The women in the castle 
by Jessica Shattuck
The broken road 
by Richard Paul Evans
Swimming lessons 
by Claire Fuller
Fast and loose 
by Stuart Woods


Good grief   by Theresa Caputo
Killers of the Flower Moon  by David Grann
Letterman: the last giant of late night  by Jason Zinoman
Nevertheless: a memoir   by Alec Baldwin
The Vanishing Step Wells of India  by Victoria Lautman
Climate of Hope  by Michael Bloomberg
No friends but the mountains  by Judith Matloff
Where the water goes  by David Owen

To request and reserve any of our new arrivals, simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Re-new. You will need your library card and pin number. If you have any difficulty please feel free to call us at 518-856-0164 and one of our friendly staff will be glad to assist.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library


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From the photo above you can see what a gifted artist former President George Walker Bush has become. He has used this gift to honor some  of our brave military heroes in his new book,  “Portraits of Courage.” His artistic skills  beautifully  honor our  soldiers and do not make any opinion regarding the wars or politics.  I promise, whatever your beliefs, you will enjoy the care, respect and sensitivity  shown to these great men and women by President Bush.  Here are the other arrivals at the Wead Library this week:


Portraits of Courage: a commander in chief’s tribute to America’s warriors   by George Walker Bush
The American Spirit: who we are and what we stand for   by David G. McCullough
The Complacent Class  by Tyler Cowen
Never Caught  by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
She Sheds, a room of your own  by Erika Kotite
Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!  by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
A Surgeon in the Village   by Tony Bartelme
The Book of Home Sewing   by Maggie Gordon

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The Stolen Child   by Lisa Carey
Chosen Maiden  by Eva Stachniak
New York 2140   by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Orphan’s Tale   by Pam Jenoff
A Simple Favor  by Darcey Bell
Exit West  by Mohsin Hamid
The Chosen   by J.R. Ward
Night of Fire   by Colin Thubron
Humans, bow down   by James Patterson
The stars are fire   by Anita Shreve
The Fix   by David Baldacci
The One Inside   by Sam Shepard

To reserve any of our new arrivals simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. You will need your library card and your pin number. The pin is the last four digits of the home phone you have on record with the Wead Library. Simply follow the prompts. You are also welcome to call one of our friendly staff to assist you in reserving at 518-856-0164.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

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New DVDs for your watching pleasure!

If you are a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald (who isn’t?) and particularly The Great Gatsby, we have a treat for you! Brand new DVDs of this classic story are now on our shelves. We have the Robert Redford version and the Leonardo de Caprio version as well. Both are feasts of eye candy with Downton-esque fashions and beautiful people all giving life to Fitzgerald’s words. Other new DVDs have joined these two as well this week. This listing is for the new DVD arrivals we put on the shelf just this week.

The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow
The Great Gatsby with Leonardo De Caprio and Tobey Maguire
The Help, based on the sensational best seller
The BFG by Disney/Spielberg
Grantchester, the complete 2nd season, a PBS Masterpiece Mystery
Home Fires a Masterpiece production from PBS, WW II
Return to Cranford, a BBC/PBS production with Dame Judi Dench

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Any of these selections can be requested and reserved with a phone call to one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 or by clicking on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have handy your library card and pin number. The pin number matches the the last four digits of your home phone. Please call if you have any issues. We are here to help.

New arrivals, week of April 10, 2017

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And why on earth would a listing of our new  arrivals start with a photo of a luscious banana cream pie? We have a genre of books here at the Wead Library that are quite popular but you may not have heard of . They are called “Cozies”.  Wikipedia provides us with a description, “Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.”   Books can revolve around tea houses, wineries, bakeries,  and other yummy venues and often the pages are populated with recipes from the author. They have a loyal following and are hugely  popular. Authors of Cozy mysteries are writers like Joanne Fluke. Mary Ellen Hughes and Kerry Greenwood. This week’s new arrivals include Joanne Fluke’s latest,  “Banana Cream Pie Murder”.  You can reserve her new book or any of our other new arrivals by clicking on Login, Search and Renew with your library card handy. You can also call one of our helpful staff at 518-483-5251 and they will gladly reserve your choices as well. Here are our other new arrivals this week.


Banana Cream Pie Murder  by Joanne Fluke
In the name of the family   by Sarah Dunant
The gargoyle hunters   by John Freeman Gill
It happens all the time   by Amy Hatvany
The night ocean  by Paul La Farge
Old bones: a Bill Slider mystery  by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The underworld   by Kevin Canty
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane  by Lisa See
The fall of Lisa Bellow   by Susan Perabo
All by myself, alone   by Mary Higgins Clark
The arrangement  by Sarah Dunn
The Rusted Sun   by Michael Zimmer, western


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Casey Stengel: baseball’s greatest character  by Marty Appel, biography
Year of no clutter: a memoir   by Eve Schaub
The novel of the century  by David Bellos
Dinner: changing the game  by Melissa Clark
We do our part  by Charles Peters
The death and life of the Great Lakes  by Dan Egan
The Evangelicals: the struggle to shape America  by Frances FitzGerald
Dyeing to spin & knit  by Felicia Lo

May the joy of Spring be part of your weekend.
The Staff of the Wead Library

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