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New Arrivals (5/15/18)

Hello, Readers!  Here is a list of the new books that hit our shelves this week.

New Fiction Arrivals:

“The Crooked Staircase,” by Dean Koontz

“Death Doesn’t Bargain,” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“The Elizas,” by Sara Shepard

“The Forgotten Road,” by Richard Paul Evans

“The Glass Room,” by Ann Cleeves

“The High Tide Club,” by Mary Kay Andrews

“The Husband Hour,” by Jamie Brenner

“The Last Equation of Isaac Severy,” by Nova Jacobs

“Lord of the Pies,” by Nell Hampton

“Love and Ruin,” by Paula McClain

“Mary Rose,” by Geoffrey Girard

“Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic,” by Ace Atkins

“Warlight,” by Michael Ondaatje

“Whiskey and Ribbons,” by Leesa Cross-Smith


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“Make Trouble,” by Cecile Richards

“No Turning Back,” by Rania Abouzeid

“The Opposite of Hate,” by Sally John

“President Carter,” by Stuart E. Eizenstat

“The Sun Does Shine,” by Anthony Ray Hinton

“Teach Yourself Visually,” by Paul McFedries


New Arrivals (5/9/18)

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Good afternoon!  This week we added 21 new books to our collection.  Take a look!

New Fiction Arrivals:

“A Dangerous Crossing,” by Ausma Zehanat Khan

“Gods of Howl Mountain,” by Taylor Brown

“A Gruesome Discovery,” by Cora Harrison

“How to be Safe,” by Tom McAllister

“The Knowledge,” by Martha Grimes

“Love and Other Words,” by Christina Lauren

“The Other Mother,” by Carol Goodman

“The Overstory,” by Richard Powers

“Red Alert,” by James Patterson

“Stray City,” by Chelsey Johnson

“Twisted Prey,” by John Sandford

“The Vain Conversation,” by Anthony Grooms

“Varina,” by Charles Frazier


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“Beneath a Ruthless Sun,” by Gilbert King

“The Best Cook in the World,” by Rick Bragg

“The Class of ’74,” by John A. Lawrence

“Darkness over Germany,” by Ernestine Buller

“Feast,” by Hannah Howard

“Magnolia Table,” by Joanna Gaines

“The Man who Caught the Storm,” by Brantley Hargrove


Stop by (or call) to get your hands on these new great reads!

New Arrivals 5/1/2018

Good afternoon, readers!  Here are the new items that hit our shelves this week.


“After Anna,” by Lisa Scottoline

“Big Guns,” by Steve Israel

“The Fallen,” by David Baldacci

“The Family Gathering,” by Robyn Carr

“Glimpse,” by Jonathan Maberry

“A Higher Loyalty,” by James Comey

“I’ll Keep you Safe,” b y Peter May

“The Liar in the Library,” by Simon Brett

“Miss Julia Raises the Roof,” by Ann B. Ross

“The Sandman,” by Lars Kepler

“Shattered Mirror,” by Iris Johansen

“Then she was Gone,” by Lisa Jewell

“The Thief,” by J.R. Ward



“Faith,” by Jimmy Carter

“Giant,” by Don Graham

“Meghan: a Hollywood Princess,” by Andrew Morton

“Natural Causes,” by Barbara Ehrenreich

“The Recovering,” by Leslie Jamison

“Saladish,” by Ilene Rosen

“Where there’s Hope,” by Elizabeth Smart

New Arrivals! (added 4/24/18)

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Good morning, readers!  We recently added new books to our collection.  Here’s what hit the shelves this week:


“Bachelor Girl,” by Kim van Alkemade
“Cave of Bones,” by Anne Hillerman
“Circe,” by Madeline Miller
“The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse,” by Alexander McCall Smith
“Greeks Bearing Gifts,” by Philip Kerr
“Hold Back the Dark,” by Kay Hooper
“I was Anastasia,” by Ariel Lawhon
“The Italian Teacher,” by Tom Rachman
“Kill the Angel,” by Sandrone Dazieri
“Queen Anne’s Lace,” by Susan Wittig Albert
“Twenty-one Days,” by Anne Perry



The Age of Eisenhower,” by William I.  Hitchcock
“Bring It!” by Ali Rosen
“In the Shadow of Statues,” by Mitch Landrieu
“The Left Behind,” by Robert Wuthnow
“Odd Girl Out,” by Laura James
“Tiger Woods,” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian


Stop by to borrow (or call and reserve!) one of these new additions.  Happy reading!

New Arrivals, week of March 23rd, 2018

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If you are a football fan, you know what “Deflategate” is. If you can remember back to the eighties you have heard the term “Contragate”. There was even a scandal involving President Jimmy Carter’s brother that went by the name “Billiegate”.  Why does the “gate” suffix stick through the decades? It all started with the Richard Nixon scandal involving the new Watergate Apartment complex in Washington, DC. That “gate” suffix came to signify any far reaching scandal and has been plastered to the tail end of numerous named scandals through the decades.  On our shelves this week, one of our new arrivals is about the Watergate and the very interesting cast of characters that lived there.  This book and many others are listed below. Tara Westover’s personal biography of a young girl in a survivalist family is quite enlightening. It is called “Education: a Memoir.”  To reserve these and any other of our new arrivals simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. You library card will be needed as well as your pin #, the last four digits of the phone number you have on record.  Our staff would also be happy to assist you with your requests and can be reached at 518-483-5251. 


The Watergate   by Joseph Rodota
Educated: a Memoir   by Tara Westover
Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer  by Pope Francis
Political Tribes   by Amy Chua
Fatal Discord   by Michael Massing
Without Precedent   by Joel Paul



Duel to the Death   by J.A. Jance
The Temptation of Forgiveness  by Donna Leone
Green Sun   by Kent Anderson
A Dangerous Game   by Heather Graham
The View From Rainshadow Bay   by Colleen Coble
The Sparsholt Affair  by Alan Hollinghurst
The Punishment She Deserves  by Elizabeth George
Accidental Heroes   by Danielle Steel
The Women Left Behind   by Linda Howard
Driest Season   by Meghan Kenny
The Atomic City Girls   by Janet Beard
Alternate Side   by Anna Quindlen
Blue Dreams   by Lauren Slater

Happy Spring Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library

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The New York Times Best Seller list here at the Wead Library

At the Wead Library circulation desk the New York Times’  weekly list of best selling hard cover books can be found.  It gets much attention as it is a sure guide to what others are reading, enjoying and buying. Usually, most of the selections are close by, on our new arrival shelf, waiting to be checked out for your reading pleasure. We can often get books on the list from other libraries as well. Our staff will be more than happy to help you locate these popular reads and reserve them for you as necessary.

The list is updated weekly from the latest New York Times Book Review section. Here are the books we own, ready for your reading pleasure, from the most recent  list.


Fire and Fury   by Michael Wolff
Obama   by Pete Souza
All-American Murder   by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich
Directorate S   by Steve Coll
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry   by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Killers of the Flower Moon   by David Grann
Promise Me, Dad   by Joe Biden
How Democracies Die   by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
When    by Daniel Pink
Grant   by  Ron Chernow
The Line Becomes a River   by Francisco Cantu
Leonardo Da Vinci   by Walter Isaacson


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The Great Alone   by Kristin Hannah
The Woman in the Window   by A.J. Finn
Look for Me   by Lisa Gardner
Dark in Death   by J.D. Robb
Little Fires Everywhere   by Celeste Ng
Origin   by Dan Brown
The Rooster Bar   by John Grisham
Fall From Grace   by Danielle Steel
The Immortalists   by Chloe Benjamin
Sing, Unburied, Sing   by Jesmyn Ward
City of Endless Night   by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child


To reserve any of these there are two options. You can call our staff at 518-483-5251 and they will be happy to assist. You can also click in the right side bar on Log in, Search and Renew to request and reserve your choices.  For this option you will need to have handy your library card and pin number as well. The pin # is the last four digits of the phone of record at the library. Again, our staff is here ready to serve you if you need any further assistance.


Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library



DVDs at the Wead Library

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Many are not aware of the large collection of DVDs we have here at the Wead Library. Thanks to the generosity of our patrons we’ve been able to expand our collection greatly. You will be amazed at the broad array of genres. If you care for the best of British drama, we have it, including the likes of Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Foyle’s War and so much more. Love nature specials? We have those, including Tribeca Film Festival winner, The Farthest Voyager in Space, 12 Billion Miles and Counting. Love those old black and white classics from TV and movies? We’ve got tough guys like Humphrey Bogart, East Side Kids, John Wayne and so many more to share with the next generation. More contemporary TV drama is available as well with the likes of the Jeff Foxworthy Show (comedy), the Bionic Woman and many more.


Are your children needing some good family movie fun? We have animated movies running the gamut from Barbie, to  Scoobie Doo and much in between. There are solid, family classics like Sounder, Polar Express, Night at the Museum and King Kong. Adults can enjoy other great dramas like The King’s Speech, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind and other beloved films.

These films are just a small smattering of the diversity of the Wead Library DVD Collection. Please stop by to check out our titles and bring home a couple for this weekend’s enjoyment. DVDs are a fourteen day loan and limited to two at a time on a card. Once you discover this great resource, we know your family will be anxious to share more classic TV time together.

Happy Viewing!

The Staff of the Wead Library