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    10:00am to 8:00pm
    Sat: 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Closed Sundays & Holidays

    Library Director: Susan Wool


Once again, treacherous weather is predicted for this evening. In response to the forecasted icing through this evening and Tuesday morning, the Wead Library will close today, Monday, January 22 at 5:00PM.  Current plans are to open normally at 10:00AM on Tuesday morning. Stay safe!


This Week’s Non-Fiction Offerings

We have some very interesting offerings this week in new Non-Fiction.  Chef Todd English shares his expertise and recipes for making pizza in Rustic Pizza. Women who have had their lives totally impacted by water are featured in a great book by Kathleen Bagley called Ladies of the Lake, Women Rooted in Water. It features 23 women,  members of the Lake Placid community, and the legacy of their lives on the Lake. It is beautifully photographed and a delight to read. Anyone interested in the North Country would truly enjoy this story of the Adirondacks. Here is the full list of this week’s new Non-Fiction.

Rustic Pizza   by Todd English
Waking Up in Winter   by Cheryl Richardson
The Road Not Taken   by Max Boot,  biography
Revolution Song: a Story of American Freedom  by Russell Shorto
The Doomsday Machine   by Daniel Ellsberg
Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine   by Anne Applebaum
Bunk: the Rise of Hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and     fake news    by  Kevin Young
Ladies of the Lake, Women Rooted in Water  by Kathleen Bagley

To reserve any of our books simply have your library card handy and click in the right sidebar on Log In, Search and Renew. Follow the prompts. You will be asked for your pin number which is the last four digits of the home phone you have on record with the Wead Library. If you need any assistance at all, simply call us at 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly staff will help reserve your chosen book.

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library

January Thaw?

Stormy Weather!!!

Due to expected dangerous weather conditions tonight and tomorrow the Wead Library will close today at 5:00PM.  We appreciate your understanding. This is in response to the Weather Warnings issued for the North Country and particularly for the safety of our Staff and patrons.  Please stay off the roads, enjoy a good book or dvd and we hope to see you Tuesday when we will re-open. We will be closed, as always, for the Martin Luther King holiday.

Stay safe!
Susan Wool, Director
Wead Library


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Let’s hope so! Realistically we are all back in the throws of winter after a brief thaw. Did you get all your holiday decorations removed and put lovingly away till next year? If so you are ready, deservedly so, to take on a yummy new novel or some fascinating non-fiction.  Some of our favorite thriller writers have new offerings this week at the Wead Library.  Non-fiction brings us the much anticipated “Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit”  by journalist, Chris Matthews.  Numerous other books are on our shelves that are currently on the NY Times Best Seller list as well, such as “Killing England”  by Bill O’Reilly. Biographies of Joni Mitchell and David Bowie are sure to please music lovers. Pour a good cup of tea, snuggle up to the fire and enjoy your moments of reading pleasure, courtesy your friends at the Wead Library.


Reckless Daughter: a portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe,.  biography
David Bowie: a life   by Dylan Jones,  biography
Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit  by Chris Matthews,   biography

Planet of Microbes   by Ted Anton
In Shock  by Rana Awdish
Big Mind: how collective intelligence can change our world   by Geoff Mulgan
Daring to Hope  by Katie Davis Majors
Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less   by Colette Heimowitz
The Water Will Come  by Jeff Goodell
Garden of the Lost and Abandoned   by Jessica Yu
1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder  by Arthur Herman
Why You Eat What You Eat   by Rachel Herz
Felicity  by Mary Oliver,  poetry
Silence: In the Age of Noise  by Erling Kagge
Killing England  by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia  by Bridget Lancaster

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The End We Start From  by Megan Hunter
The Last Man in Europe  by Dennis Glover
The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel  by David Casarett
Reservoir 13   by Jon McGregor
You Can Run  by steve Mosby
After the Fire  by Henning Mankell
A Distant Heart  by Sonali Dev
The Wanted  by Robert Crais
Promise Not to Tell  by Jayne Ann Krentz
Robicheaux: a Novel   by James Lee Burke
Unbound   by Stuart Woods
Easy Errors  by Steven Havill
One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning  by David Moody
The Bomb Maker  by Thomas Perry
Mrs. Osmond   by John Banville
Weave a Circle Round  by Kari Maaren

To request any of these books simply click in the right sidebar on Log-in, Search and Renew. Have your library card number with you as well as your pin number which is the last four digits of your home phone. The number will be whatever the phone number of record is here at the library. Follow the prompts to reserve your requested title. If you need further help, it is as close as a phone call to one of our friendly staff. You can reach us at 518-483-5251.

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library






Due to extreme temperatures and accompanying wind chills, all PROGRAMS at the Wead Library scheduled for Saturday, January 6th, will be cancelled until the following Saturday.

Knitting, Book Club and Legos will be rescheduled to Saturday, January 13th, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

The Staff of the Wead Library











Merry Christmas to all!

Wishing all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday.
The WEAD Library will reopen on Wednesday, December 27th.

The Wead Library is closed today!

Due to inclement weather and threatening road conditions, the Wead Library will not open today, December 19, 2017. The Library is part of the Malone Central School System and as such follows the scheduling for weather-related school closures. If the schools are closed, the library is closed.  Early dismissals due to weather may also affect the library’s closing time. If you are unsure, call ahead 518-483-5251. If no live person answers the phone, we are closed. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe and warm.

The Staff of the Wead Library

Merry Christmas!

It’s that busy time of year. What with decorating our homes for the holidays, visiting Santa, shopping, wrapping and baking, is there any time for a good book? There is and it is when you want to steal that little bit of “me” time on a cold, winter evening, a Christmas treat just for you alone. What greater way to unwind from all the hustle bustle of the season than to hunker down with a good book, maybe some egg nog, and a comfy chair? At the library this week we have all sorts of new offerings for your winter reading enjoyment. We have books about the life of a famous baker as well as a now famous father, Khizer Khan. There are books titled, “The Kingdom of the World”, “The Floating World” and “The Library at the Edge of the World”. Alliteration has arrived on our shelves!   Please let us share all the books we received this week here at the Wead Library.  


The Kingdom of the World  by Alejo Carpentier
The Library at the Edge of the World  by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
The Floating World   by C. Morgan Babst
Unholy City  by Carrie Smith
The Paris Secret  by Karen Swan
The Ghosts of Galway  by Ken Bruen
The Revolution of Marina M.   by Janet Fitch
Year One  by Nora Roberts
The Demon Crown   by James Rollins
A Hundred Small Lessons   by Ashley Hay
Fools’ River  by Timothy Hallinen
Alone on the Shield   by Kirk Landers
Refuge Cove  by Janet Dailey
Mountain Shadows   by Patricia Reiss Brooks , an Adirondack novel
Insidious Intent   by Val McDermid
The Body in the Casket   by Katherine Hall Page
Sleep No More: six murderous tales  by P.D. James
Improvement    by Joan Silber
House of Shadows   by Nicola Cornick
You Were There Before My Eyes   by Maria Riva

To reserve any of our new books simply click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew. Have your library card handy as well as your Pin Number. Forgot your Pin Number? It is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record here at the Wead Library. You can also call one of our friendly staff to handle your requests and they can be reached at 518-483-5251. Remember to dial that area code!


Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all our Wead Patrons! May your season be filled with comfort and joy!

The Staff of the Wead Library

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