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New Arrivals (11/14/18)

New Fiction Arrivals:

“Bathed in Prayer,” by Jan Karon

“The Caregiver,” by Samuel Park

“The Craftsman,” by Sharon Bolton

“Dark Sacred Night,” by Michael Connelly

“An Easy Death,” by Charlaine Harris

“The Hollow of Fear,” by Sherry Thomas

“Killing Commendatore,” by Haruki Murakami

“Lethal White,” by Robert Galbraith

“Little Comfort,” by Edwin Hill

“Marilla of Green Gables,” by Sarah McCoy

“Nine Perfect Strangers,” by Liane Moriarty

“Noel Stranger,” by Richard Paul Evans

“The Rain Watcher,” by Tatiana de Rosnay

“The Royal Runaway,” by Lindsay Emory

“Season of Wonder,” by RaeAnne Thayne

“Tear me apart,” by J.T. Ellison


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star – The War Years, 1940-1946,” by Gary Giddins

“Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: and Other Lessons in Life,” by Michael Caine

“Einstein’s Shadow: a Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable,” by Seth Fletcher

“A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone,” by Robert E. Friedman

“Homebody: a Guide for Creating Spaces you Never Want to Leave,” by Joanna Gaines

“In the Hurricane’s Eye: the Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown,” by Nathaniel Philbrick

“The Job: Work and its Future in a Time of Radical Change,” by Ellen Ruppel Shell

“Nine Pints: a Journey through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood,” by Rose George


New Arrivals (11/6/18)

Good afternoon!  Here is our weekly list of the new books we have received.  Enjoy!

New Fiction Arrivals:

“Christmas Cake Murder,” by Joanne Fluke

“Devil’s Day,” by Andrew Michael Hurley

“Dracul,” by Dacre Stoker

“Hippie,” by Paul Coelho

“In the Night Wood,” by Dale Bailey

“The Infinite Blacktop,” by Sara Gran

“Jane Doe,” by Victoria Helen Stone

“Juror #3,” by James Patterson

“Leave no Trace,” by Mindy Mejia

“Not Quite Over You,” by Susan Mallery

“One in a Million,” by Lindsey Kelk

“Ordinary People,” by Diana Evans

“Silver Anniversary Murder,” by Leslie Meier

“Up from Freedom,” by Wayne Grady

“A Well-Behaved Woman,” by Therese Anne Fowler

“Wyoming Legend,” by Diana Palmer


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“All you can Ever Know: a Memoir,” by Nicole Chung

“Cook Like a Pro: Recipes & Tips for Home Cooks,” by Ina Garten

“The Escape Artists: a Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War,” by Neal Bascomb

“How the Internet Happened: from Netscape to the iPhone,” by Brian McCullough

“Letters from Max: a Book of Friendship,” by Sarah Ruhl

“The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean

“Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution,” by Mary Fulbrook

“The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: from the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future,” by Roger D. Launius

New Arrivals 10/30/18

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Good afternoon!  If you celebrate Halloween, we hope you have a safe and happy time trick-or-trating!  Here is a list of the most recent titles to hit our shelves.  As always, we hope you enjoy our new selections!

New Fiction Arrivals:

“Ambush,” by James Patterson

“An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” by Hank Green

“A Borrowing of Bones,” by Paula Munier

“A Catered Cat Wedding,” by Isis Crawford

“Countdown,” by Frederick Ramsay

“The Dinner List,” by Rebecca Serle

“The Last Time I Lied,” by Riley Sager

“The Man who Came Uptown,” by George Pelecanos

“Putney,” by Sofka Zinovieff

“The Reckoning,” by John Grisham

“She Would Be King,” Wayetu Moore

“The Sound of Distant Thunder,” by Jan Drexler

“The Spook in the Stacks,” by Eva Gates

“The Vanishing Box,” by Elly Griffiths

“Vendetta,” by Iris Johansen

“A Winter’s Promise,” by Christelle Dabos


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“American Like Me: Reflections on Life between Cultures,” by American Ferrera

“Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee,” by Peter Ackroyd

“The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis

“How to Flunk out of College,” by Bruce E. Fleury (local)

“Lands of Lost Borders: Journey on the Silk Road,” by Kate Harris

“The Last Englishman: Love, War, and the End of Empire,” by Deborah Baker

“The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire,” by John Eisenberg

“Rx: a Graphic Memoir,” by Rachel Lindsay

“Storm Lake: a Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper,” by Art Cullen

Accepting Applications for Wead Library Director


Wead Library

About the Position:

The Wead Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director 1. The library is an active community center serving a vibrant, rural and school community. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of library operations.

The Ideal candidate will be a community leader -building relationships with community groups, employees, patrons and the Board of Trustees. Candidates should feel comfortable initiating and executing capital projects.


The Library Director is responsible for all library functions, implementing library policies, and supervision of personnel. Duties include, but are not limited to developing library budget, administering the expenditure of library funds, preparing state, local and other statistical, narrative or financial reports, supervising maintenance of library property, consulting with Business Administrator Malone Central Schools, and developing long range plans for library service and evaluating the effectiveness of services and programs in conjunction with the Board of Trustees.


Master’s degree in Librarianship from an ALA accredited school and recognized by the NYS Education Dept. as following acceptable education practices and a minimum of 2 years professional library experience.

Special Requirements:

Eligibility for a NYS  Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application.  Possession of NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at time of appointment.


The position offers a hiring salary of $50,000+ commensurate with experience and benefits.

To Apply:

Appointment will be provisional pending a Civil Service Examination to be announced at a later date. Successful candidates must be reachable on the Library Director 1 list with Franklin County.

Please forward your cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference, Franklin County employment application, and copy of professional certificate to Cathleen Bonville, Chair Personnel Committee, Wead Library 64 Elm Street Malone, NY 12953 by November 25, 2018. *residency waived* The Wead Library is an equal opportunity employer.

New Arrivals (10/23/18)

Good afternoon, readers!  Here is a listing of the new titles that joined our collection this week.  Enjoy!

New Fiction Arrivals:

“The Clockmaker’s Daughter,” by Kate Morton

“The Dead Ringer,” by M.C. Beaton

“Desperate Measures,” by Stuart Woods

“Every Breath,” by Nicholas Sparks

“The Forbidden Place,” by Susanne Jansson

“If the Coffin Fits,” by Lillian Bell

“The Line that Held Us,” by David Joy

“Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit,” by Amy Stewart

“NFPA 70: National Electrical Code” (deposit required to borrow)

“Presidio,” by Randy Kennedy

“Sea Prayer,” by Khaled Hosseini

“When We Were Young,” by Karen Kingsbury

“The Wish Child,” by Catherine Chidgey

“The World is a Narrow Bridge,” by Aaron Their

“Wrecked,” by Joe Ide


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“American Dialogue: the Founding Fathers and Us,” by Joseph J. Ellis

“Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” by Stephen Hawking

“Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War,” by H. Bruce Franklin

“Esoteric Visions,” by Kasey Marie Hynes

“Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” by David W. Blight

“Not Exactly Love,” by Betty Hafner

“On the Future: Prospects for Humanity,” by Martin Rees

“Reclaiming Conversation: the Power of Talk in a Digital Age,” by Sherry Turkle

“Young Benjamin Franklin: the Birth of Ingenuity,” by Nick Bunker

New Releases – 10/16/18

Good afternoon, Readers.  Here is a list of the most recent titles to join our collection:

New Fiction Arrivals:

“Alaskan Holiday,” by Debbie Macomber

“An Act of Villainy,” by Ashley Weaver

“Blood Communion,” by Anne Rice

“Bury the Lead,” by Archer Mayor

“Don’t Eat Me,” by Collin Cotterill

“The Dream Daughter,” by Diane Chamberlain

“The Fall of Gondolin,” by J.R.R. Tolkien

“Glitter Bomb,” by Laura Childs

“Holy Ghost,” by John Sandford

“My Kind of Christmas,” by Janet Dailey

“The Next Person you Meet in Heaven,” by Mitch Albom

“Red, White, Blue,” by Lea Carpenter

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” by Heather Morris

“Under my Skin,” by Lisa Unger

“Winter in Paradise,” by Elin Hilderbrand

“The Witch Elm,” by Tana French


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“A Certain Loneliness,” by Sandra Gail Lambert

“Accessory to War: the Unspoken Alliance between Astrophysics and the Military,” by Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure,” by Greg Lukianoff

“Make Time: How to Focus on what Matters Every Day,” by Jake Knapp

“Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: the Story of Little Women and why it Still Matters,” by Anne Boyd Rioux

“The Oath and the Office,” by Corey Brettschneider

“Rising out of Hatred: the Awakening of a Former White Nationalist,” by Eli Saslow

“U.S. Presidents: Rankings, Controversies, Scandals, and Oddities,” by MJ Rossi

New Arrivals (10/10/18)

Good afternoon, readers!  Here are the newest titles to hit our shelves:

New Fiction Arrivals:

“Button Man,” by Andrew Gross

“The Devoted,” by Blair Hurley

“Echoes of Evil,” by Heather Graham

“In Want of a Knife,” by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

“Let me be like Water,” by S.K. Perry

“Lies,” by T.M. Logan

“Magdalena Mountain,” by Robert Michael Pyle

“The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock,” by Imogen Hermes Gowar

“Mrs. Kopp’s Midnight Confessions,” by Amy Stewart

“River to Redemption,” by Ann H. Gabhart

“The Silence of the Girls,” by Pat Barker

“A Spark of Light,” by Jodi Picoult

“War of the Wolf,” by Bernard Cornwell

“Washington Black,” by Esi Edugyan

“A Willing Murder,” by Jude Deveraux

“The Winter Soldier,” by Daniel Mason


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” by Yuval Noah Harari

“Aware: the Science and Practice of Presence,” by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

“Big Game: the NFL in Dangerous Times,” by Mark Leibovich

“The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters,” by Sam Kashner

“Killing the SS: the Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History,” by Bill O’Reilly

“Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor who Became a Founding Father,” by Stephen Fried

“The Tangled Tree: a Radical New History of Life,” by David Quammen

“Winners Take All: the Elite Charade of Changing the World,” by Anand Giridharadas