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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

courtesy wikipedia



Fiction, fiction….everywhere!

courtesy Lakeplacid.com

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……….

courtesy adirondackcamp.com


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
courtesy natural sciences.org


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

courtesy usbport.com

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