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    Library Director: Susan Wool

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From the photo above you can see what a gifted artist former President George Walker Bush has become. He has used this gift to honor some  of our brave military heroes in his new book,  “Portraits of Courage.” His artistic skills  beautifully  honor our  soldiers and do not make any opinion regarding the wars or politics.  I promise, whatever your beliefs, you will enjoy the care, respect and sensitivity  shown to these great men and women by President Bush.  Here are the other arrivals at the Wead Library this week:


Portraits of Courage: a commander in chief’s tribute to America’s warriors   by George Walker Bush
The American Spirit: who we are and what we stand for   by David G. McCullough
The Complacent Class  by Tyler Cowen
Never Caught  by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
She Sheds, a room of your own  by Erika Kotite
Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!  by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
A Surgeon in the Village   by Tony Bartelme
The Book of Home Sewing   by Maggie Gordon

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The Stolen Child   by Lisa Carey
Chosen Maiden  by Eva Stachniak
New York 2140   by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Orphan’s Tale   by Pam Jenoff
A Simple Favor  by Darcey Bell
Exit West  by Mohsin Hamid
The Chosen   by J.R. Ward
Night of Fire   by Colin Thubron
Humans, bow down   by James Patterson
The stars are fire   by Anita Shreve
The Fix   by David Baldacci
The One Inside   by Sam Shepard

To reserve any of our new arrivals simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. You will need your library card and your pin number. The pin is the last four digits of the home phone you have on record with the Wead Library. Simply follow the prompts. You are also welcome to call one of our friendly staff to assist you in reserving at 518-856-0164.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

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New DVDs for your watching pleasure!

If you are a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald (who isn’t?) and particularly The Great Gatsby, we have a treat for you! Brand new DVDs of this classic story are now on our shelves. We have the Robert Redford version and the Leonardo de Caprio version as well. Both are feasts of eye candy with Downton-esque fashions and beautiful people all giving life to Fitzgerald’s words. Other new DVDs have joined these two as well this week. This listing is for the new DVD arrivals we put on the shelf just this week.

The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow
The Great Gatsby with Leonardo De Caprio and Tobey Maguire
The Help, based on the sensational best seller
The BFG by Disney/Spielberg
Grantchester, the complete 2nd season, a PBS Masterpiece Mystery
Home Fires a Masterpiece production from PBS, WW II
Return to Cranford, a BBC/PBS production with Dame Judi Dench

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Any of these selections can be requested and reserved with a phone call to one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 or by clicking on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have handy your library card and pin number. The pin number matches the the last four digits of your home phone. Please call if you have any issues. We are here to help.

New arrivals, week of April 10, 2017

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And why on earth would a listing of our new  arrivals start with a photo of a luscious banana cream pie? We have a genre of books here at the Wead Library that are quite popular but you may not have heard of . They are called “Cozies”.  Wikipedia provides us with a description, “Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.”   Books can revolve around tea houses, wineries, bakeries,  and other yummy venues and often the pages are populated with recipes from the author. They have a loyal following and are hugely  popular. Authors of Cozy mysteries are writers like Joanne Fluke. Mary Ellen Hughes and Kerry Greenwood. This week’s new arrivals include Joanne Fluke’s latest,  “Banana Cream Pie Murder”.  You can reserve her new book or any of our other new arrivals by clicking on Login, Search and Renew with your library card handy. You can also call one of our helpful staff at 518-483-5251 and they will gladly reserve your choices as well. Here are our other new arrivals this week.


Banana Cream Pie Murder  by Joanne Fluke
In the name of the family   by Sarah Dunant
The gargoyle hunters   by John Freeman Gill
It happens all the time   by Amy Hatvany
The night ocean  by Paul La Farge
Old bones: a Bill Slider mystery  by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The underworld   by Kevin Canty
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane  by Lisa See
The fall of Lisa Bellow   by Susan Perabo
All by myself, alone   by Mary Higgins Clark
The arrangement  by Sarah Dunn
The Rusted Sun   by Michael Zimmer, western


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Casey Stengel: baseball’s greatest character  by Marty Appel, biography
Year of no clutter: a memoir   by Eve Schaub
The novel of the century  by David Bellos
Dinner: changing the game  by Melissa Clark
We do our part  by Charles Peters
The death and life of the Great Lakes  by Dan Egan
The Evangelicals: the struggle to shape America  by Frances FitzGerald
Dyeing to spin & knit  by Felicia Lo

May the joy of Spring be part of your weekend.
The Staff of the Wead Library

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New Arrivals, week of April 5th, 2017

As promised, here is a list of all new non-fiction books that have found a home on our shelves over the past two weeks. Topics are across the board and run from a book on Hitler’s limousine to one on sleep and how getting a full nights sleep is a relatively new development in human history. Who knew we were a species of nappers by nature?

The best seller , “The stranger in the woods” also promises to be a good read. It covers the life of a real modern day hermit recently found after thirty years in the deep woods of Maine. He hadn’t spoken to another human the entire time! These and many more non-fiction books are here for your enjoyment. If you traditionally read only fiction, this would be a great time to give a try to the Wead Library’s awesome non-fiction collection. It covers every possible topic and so many interesting people.


This life I live  by Rory Lee Feek,  biography
Dorothy Day   by Kate Hennessy,  biography
We were sisters   by Sheila Kohler, biography
The stranger in the woods   by Michael Finkel, biography
Wild nights: how taming sleep created our restless world  by Benjamin Reiss
Letter to a young farmer  by Gene Logsdon
The President’s Kitchen Cabinet  by Adrian Miller
Health  Care Choices   by Archelle Georgiou, MD
Hazard   by Margaret Combs, biography
Thinking Machines   by Luke Dormehl
Age of Anger   by Pankaj Mishra
Richard Nixon: the life   by John A. Farrell, biography
Strangers tend to tell me things   by Amy Dickinson, biography
Travelling with ghosts: a memoir   by Shannon Fowler, biography
The Devil’s Mercedes   by Robert Klara

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To reserve any of these books simply click on Log in, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have your library card handy and simply follow the prompts. If you would prefer to call one of our friendly, helpful staff members, we can be reached at 518-483-5251 during library hours.

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library



April is always so promising. Warmth is bound to the color green and  welcomes us all into a long awaited rebirth of life’s cycles. We plan gardens, bring out the lawn furniture and dust off our grills. Make a nice place to sit outside and read a book a priority! We do also hope you include time to spend at our Library. There are many great programs happening this month that we hope you will enjoy. Let’s check them all out below!

Our very popular Story Hours will continue on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday and Thursday mornings. There will be NO story hours the week of school vacation, the week of April 16-22nd. Click on the Children’s tab above or call us at 518-483-5251 for further info on Story Hour.

Saturday, April 1st, at 12:00pm,  the opening reception to the Robideau/Lamitie-King Student Art Show will take place. The public is invited. The artwork is gallery worthy and the talent inspirational. Awards will be presented to these young artists and your presence at the reception would be most welcome. You will not be disappointed when you see the  exhibited  displays. The show will continue throughout the month of April. Don’t miss it!

Our Crochet/Knitting/Craft Group will meet on the first and third Saturdays of April at 10:00am.

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Lego Group will meet Saturday, April 15th at 11:00am on the third floor.

Friday Night Family Movies continue and will start at 6:00pm.

Every Friday afternoon, our local children’s favorite, Grandma Helen, will be here  at 2:00pm. Grandma Helen loves to read stories, color with little ones, and pass out hugs and snuggles. Please bring your children to meet this very special lady.

The Wead Library Board of Trustees  will meet at 7:00pm on Monday, April 17th. The public is always welcome to these important meetings.

Our continuing program on Alzheimer’s, for those who have it or are caretaking those who may have it, meets on April 3rd at 11:00am and April 18th at 11:00am. If you are a caregiver or someone who has Alzheimer’s, please join us for these excellent presentations on the subject. It covers all aspects of the disease.

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Tech Talk continues every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. It is first come first serve. Recent topics covered have been using an OLD Kindle, setting up groups for texting, I phone issues and much more. If you are having questions regarding your devices bring them in at the scheduled time, fully charged, and we will do our best to help you along.

On April 14th the Wead Library will be open from 3:00pm to 8:00pm in observance of Good Friday.

Last and certainly not least, our all important annual budgetary vote will take place. An informational evening for all residents of the Malone Central School District will occur with the Board of Trustees on April 17th from 7:00-8:00pm in the Library’s third floor Conference Room.  Actual voting will take place, at the Library, on April 25th at 12:00 noon to 8:00pm. The vote will be for two positions on the Wead Library Board of Trustees as well as the proposed annual Budget.  To vote you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age and have lived in the Malone Central School District 30 days prior to voting day.

Let’s get out and vote!

The Staff of the Wead Library






New Arrivals, Week of March 20th, 2017

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This week we have many new  Fiction books to present to you, so many that we will do Non-fiction in a separate post.  We have  great stories to read as we slog through Mud Season! Let’s hope our surroundings dry out and green up soon!



The Blue Hour   by Laura Pritchett
Minds of winter   by Ed O’Loughlin
Ties   by Domenico Starnone
The Dressmaker’s Dowry   by Meredith Jaeger
The woman next door   by Yewande Omotoso
All that’s left to tell  by Daniel Lowe
Most dangerous place   by James Grippando
Piano Tide  by Kathleen Dean Moore
The Bertie Project   by Alexander McCall Smith
North of Forsaken  by Matthew P. Mayo  (Western)
Heartbreak Hotel    by Jonathan Kellerman
Say nothing   by Brad Parks
Man Overboard   by J.A. Jance
Gunmetal Grey   by Mark Greaney
Saratoga Payback  by Stephen Dobyns
Silence fallen  by Patricia Briggs
In this grave hour   by Jacqueline Winspear
The Idiot   by Elif Batuman
Pekoe most poison   by Laura Childs
The Cutthroat   by Clive Cussler
The  Devil’s Triangle    by Catherine Coulter

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library

We are open

The Wead Library is open and looking forward to serving our patrons. We will be open until 8:00pm tonight with a movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks, being shown at six o’clock.

The Staff of the Wead Library