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This week’s non fiction offerings bring us the words and wisdom of two very famous Americans, astronaut Scott Kelly and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  We are sure you will enjoy the readings  of  both of these amazing Americans.

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Non-fiction:

Endurance 
by Scott Kelly

Scalia Speaks
by Antonin Scalia

The Animals Among Us: How Pets Make Us Human
by John Bradshaw

Blood Brothers
by Deanne Stillman

The New Wild West
by Blaire Briody

The Templars: the Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors
by Dan Jones

Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times
by Kenneth Whyte, biography

The Apparitionists
by Peter Manseau

 

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The first five selections featured in our new fiction arrivals are all holiday related.   Richard Paul Evans , as always, will offer more spiritual writings about this time of year.  Another book, this time by Francesca Hornak, tells about being quarantined with all of your family  for seven days over the Christmas Holidays.  Gregory Maguire, author of “Witch”, (based on Wizard of Oz and a Broadway hit),  brings us a story expanding on the Nutcracker classic.  If lighter holiday reading is your preference, Emily Brightwell and Laurien Berenson are here to please with their Christmas offerings. Without further comment, here are our latest Fiction arrivals. Grab a Christmas tale, a cozy chair and a nice hot chocolate and enjoy!

Fiction:

Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women
by Emily Brightwell

Wagging Through the Snow
by Laurien Berenson

The Noel Diary
by Richard Paul Evans

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker
by Gregory Maguire

Seven Days of Us
by Francesca Hornak

Quick & Dirty
by Stuart Woods

Knit to Kill
by Anne Canadeo

Every Breath You Take
by Mary Higgins Clark

The Midnight Line
by Lee Child

Smile
by Roddy Doyle

Heaven’s Crooked Finger
by Hank Early

The Indigo Girl
by Natasha Boyd

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Week of 11/9/17

This week’s new arrivals portend  our holidays to come. Popular authors Debbie Macomber and Linda Lael Miller are able to spread holiday cheer to their many fans with these new arrivals. If you would like to break into your holiday reading early, please stop by or simply reserve their books by clicking on Log In, Search and Renew and following the easy prompts. Your library card and pin number will be needed. If you need any assistance, please feel free to call our helpful staff at 518-483-5251. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Fiction:

Tell Tale
by Jeffrey Archer

In the Midst of Winter
by Isabel Allende

A Snow Country Christmas
by Linda Lael Miller

Righteous: and IQ novel
by Joe Ide

The Shadow List
by Todd Moss

Merry and Bright: a novel
by Debbie Macomber

Paris in the Present Tense
by Mark Helprin

Without Merit: a novel
by Colleen Hoover

Old Scores
by Will Thomas

The Trick
by Emanuel Bergmann

Hanna Who Fell From the Sky
by Christopher Meades

How the Finch Stole Christmas
by Donna Andrews

Two Kinds of Truth
by Michael Connolly

Haunted
by James Patterson

The Last Mrs. Parrish
by Liv Constantine

Non-fiction:

The Origin of Others
by Toni Morrison

The Blessed Earth: a year in the life of the American family farm
by Ted Genoways

The Thin Light of Freedom
by Edward Ayers

Forged in Crisis: the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times
by Nancy Koehn

We Were Eight Years in Power
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!
by Ree Drummond

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library

 

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Some of our favorite authors have returned this week to our New Arrival shelves, the likes of Alice Hoffman, John Sandford, John Grisham and others.  A new author, esteemed actor Tom Hanks, shares his short stories with his offering. Please stop by to see what is available and feel free to call the Library to request and reserve any books, not just new arrivals.  Our number is 518-483-5251.

Fiction:

Dick Francis’s Refusal
by Felix Francis

Uncommon Type
by Tom Hanks

Never Coming Back
by Alison McGhee

Killing Season: a thriller
by Fayer Kellerman

The Rules of Magic 
by Alice Hoffman

Dunbar
Edward S.t Aubyn

Unforgivable Love
by Sophfronia Scott

Affections
by Rodrigo Hasbun

The Deep, Dark Descending
by Allen Eskens

Pulse
by Felix Francis

The Rooster War
by John Grisham

Mind Game
by Iris Johansen

Lilac Lane
by  Sherryl Woods

Deep Freeze
by John Sandford

Non-Fiction:

Famous couples make up several selections on our Non-Fiction list this week. The book, “Sisters First”, about being sisters as well as the daughters of a sitting President, is currently Number One on the New York Times Best Seller List for Non-Fiction.  Other “couples” that have arrived on our shelves this week are “Hank and Jim” about James Stewart and Henry Fonda.  “Friends Divided”  provides us with a view inside the relationship of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Bios on Mohammed Ali and Ulysses S. Grant , along with other new books, round out our new listings in Non-Fiction.

 

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Hank and Jim
by Scott Eyman

The Future of War
by Lawrence Freedman

Gasping for Air
by Kevin Glynn, M.D.

Sisters First
by Jenna Bush

Grant  
by Robert Chernow, biography

Ali: a life,
by Jonathan Eig, biography

Smitten Kitchen Every Day
by Deb Perelman

Friends Divided, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
by Gordon S. Wood

Happy Fall Reading
The Staff of the Wead Library

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We have so many new books to share with you. Two in particular share the years and history of the Viet Nam war. One book is in conjunction with the Viet Nam War program by Ken Burns that is currently on PBS.  It is a large, illustrative book written by Geoffrey C. Ward. The second arrival chronicling this war is  by  Gregory A. Daddis and is named “Withdrawal, Reassessing America’s Final Years in Viet Nam”.  For fans of history as well as the generation that witnessed and partook in this episode of American History, these books will be a testament to that event and time period.

Non-fiction:

The Viet Nam War   by Geoffrey C. Ward
Simply Electrifying   by Craig Roach
True Gentlemen   by John Hechinger
Code Girls   by Liza Mundy
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather  by Linda Akeson McGurk
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder  by Marta McDowell
Within the Sanctuary of Wings   by Marie Brennan
Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away  by Alice Anderson, biography
Darwin’s Backyard 
by James Costa
The Woman Who Smashed Codes   by Jason Fagone, biography
The Face of Water  by Sarah Ruden
Life 3.0   by Max Tegmark
Withdrawal, Reassessing America’s Final Years in Viet Nam  by Gregory A. Daddis

 

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Sci-Fi and Steampunk Lit fans  will find “Frankenstein’s Dreams” quite intriguing. It is a collection of “a connoisseur’s Victorian  Science Fiction” . Jules Verne is just one of the authors featured. Popular writer, Susan Mallery, also has her latest, “Second Chance Girl”, on our new arrival shelf, ready for your reading pleasure. These are just a few of the many new arrivals this week at the Wead Library.  Please stop by to see the others and check them out or have one of our friendly staff request and reserve them for you.

Fiction:

Second Chance Girl    by Susan Mallery
Turkey Trot Murder   by Leslie Meier
Trace   by Archer Mayor
Sleep Like a Baby  by Charlaine Harris
Don’t Let Go   by Harlan Coben
House, Tree, Person  by Catriona McPherson
Shattered   by Allison Brennan
Origin   by Dan Brown
Manhattan Beach  by Jennifer Egan
Midwinter Break   by Bernard MacLaverty
Savage Country  by Robert Olmstead
Under a Pole Star  by Stef Penney
Frankenstein Dreams : a connoisseur’s collection of Victorian Science Fiction
The Downside   by Mike Cooper
Cast Iron   by Peter May
The Last to See Me    by Mylene Dressler
White Bodies  by Jane Robins
Good Me Bad Me   by Ali Land
The Countess of Prague   by Stephen Weeks
Winter Solstice   by Elin Hilderbrand
Dark Chapter   by Winnie M. Li
The Witches’ Tree   by M.C. Beaton
The Western Star  Craig Johnson
The Power   by Naomi Alderman
Sourdough: a novel   by Robin Sloan
Close to Home   by Robert Dugoni

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library

Do you love to craft???

On Thursday evening, from 6:00PM until 7:45PM, the Wead Library will present a class in the Chenille Technique. Learn this method that can be used for scarves, hats, and more. Teacher Bunny Pepin, will show how to pick the right fabrics to make a soft, cuddly scarf , the special cutting techniques that provide the interesting texture and how to work your textile up into a lovely wearable accessory or gift.

This class will be a demo, with handouts. The project is much easier than it appears and you will leave the class knowing what is needed to make your own fascinating scarves for yourself, friends and family.

No need to bring anything to class other than your enthusiasm, curiosity and eagerness to learn a new craft.  We hope to see you  Thursday evening at 6:00PM.  Class will be held in our downstairs children’s area.

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A Raging Success!

Thank you to all who have helped make our Fall Book Sale a huge success. Thanks go out to all who so kindly donated books, those who carried them up the stairs, the Teen Group who set them up so nicely, and above all those who came to purchase and have a good time. We do have a few books left as we do with each sale and rather than face hauling them away, we have decided to let the public come in and up to our third floor and take whatever they would like FOR FREE! All sorts of books remain, so please come and help yourself today and tomorrow. The free books will be available for the taking today until 5:30 this evening and tomorrow from 10:00AM until 2:30PM. NO LIMIT!!! Bring some muscle to help you carry your books away if need be and first come first serve!

 

The Staff of the Wead Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A friendly reminder:  Tomorrow and Saturday is our annual Fall Book Sale here at the Wead Library. We have a huge selection of books for you to choose from, one of our best yet! Friday the sale will be from 10:AM until 7:00PM and Saturday 10:00AM until 2:00PM. Join your friends and neighbors for some serious Fall Book Bargain Hunting. We hope to see you at the sale.

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This week we have a new group of Audio Books on the shelves. They make great companions on road trips and for the visually impaired or just while accomplishing a bit of Fall cleaning.  Most contemporary Best Sellers are available in audio book form so don’t hesitate to ask for you choices at our circulation desk or by phone at 518-483-251. Here is the latest selection:

Seeing Red   by Sandra Brown
Any Dream Will Do  by Debbie Macomber
Glass Houses   by Louise Penny
Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
The Good Daughter   by Karin Slaughter
The Late Show   by Michael Connelly
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Leaving Time   by Jodi Picoult

To reserve any of these books on CD you can simply click in the right sidebar on Log In, Search and Renew with your library card and your pin number. Search until you see the desired title with  the words “sound recording” in parentheses next to it. That is the the audio book version. You can also call us here at the Wead Library and we will be happy to search for Audio Books for you any time. We can be reached at 518-483-5251. Happy listening!