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Acquisitions, week of February 27th, 2015

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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

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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!