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Summer weather continues to impinge on the Fall season. What is more glorious than a Fall walk, with its riot of color taunting us to wish for cool and crispy days, woolen scarfs and long packed away fleeces? Alas, it is still tanks and shorts but we are loving it, aren’t we?

Such forecasts allow us to still sit on our porches, docks or beaches enjoying great reading. Please check out our latest arrivals this week. They include a touching memoir by famed author, Joyce Maynard as well as journalist Katy Tur‘s account of, in her words, “the craziest campaign in American History.” There are many other great arrivals that we would love for you to check out. Did you know they have a special place in our library? When you walk through our big, front double doors on your right, straight ahead, there will be  some shelves carrying all the latest and greatest books from the past couple months. If there is a new book in particular you are looking for and you don’t see it, just ask one of our staff and they can reserve it for you. We will call you when it comes in. New books tend to move quickly so there is not always the long wait you might expect.  Here are our new Fiction arrivals.


The Ninth Hour   by Alice McDermott
The Red Haired Woman   by Orhan Pamuk
The Romanov Ransom   by Clive Cussler
The Doll Funeral   by Kate Hamer
Keep Her Safe   by Sophie Hannah
The Misfortune of Marion Palm  by Emily Culliton
We Were Strangers Once  by Betsy Carter
Motherest: an novel   by Kirsten Iskandrian
The Unquiet Grave   by Sharyn McCrumb
The Salt Line   by Holly Goddard Jones
Impossible Views of the World   by Lucy Ives
Sleeping Beauties   by Stephen King
To Be Where You are   by Jan Karon
George and Lizzie   by Nancy Pearl


The Best of Us: a memoir   by Joyce  Maynard
The Cold War: a world history   by Odd Arne Westad
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter   by Celeste Headlee
What Happened   by Hillary Clinton
The Cancer Fighting Kitchen   by Rebecca Katz
Unbelievable   by Katy Tur
To reserve any of our new arrivals, simply click in the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew. You will need your Wead Library card and your pin #. Your pin # is the last four digits of the phone number you left on record with the library. Simply follow the prompts to reserve your choices.

Happy  Fall Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library





Week of 9-18-17


Megafire   by Michael Kodas
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult   by Bruce Handy
Champions Way   by  Mike McIntire
Frommer’s Montreal Day by Day   by Leslie Brokaw

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Layered Cloth, The Art of Fabric Manipulation  by Ann Small
What I Found in a Thousand Towns   by Dar Williams
Mikey and Me   by Teresa Sullivan, biography
A Disappearance in Damascus   by Deborah Campbell
Gut and Psychology Syndrome  by Natasha Campbell-McBride
The Far Away Brothers  by Lauren Markham
One Long Night: a global history of concentration camps  by Andrea Pitzer
The Futilitarians   by Anne Gisleson

Did you like the artwork in the  photo above by fiber artist Ann Small? The Wead Library will be offering an evening of how to do “fabric slashing and manipulation” on October 19th at 6:00pm. Ann’s techniques, which are quite simple to do, will be taught and demonstrated.  The technique will be applied to scarf making. Samples are at the Library.  The process is quite easy and would make great gifts for the holidays.   Please come join Bunny Pepin on the 19th to learn this exciting technique. Now for our new fiction titles…………..


Dirt Road   by James Kelman
Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet   by Reed Coleman
A Column of Fire   by Ken Follett
The World of Tomorrow   by Brendan Mathews
Enigma  by Catherine Coulter
A Legacy of Spies   by John le Carre
The Golden House   by Salman Rushdie
Dark River Rising   by Roger Johns
See What I Have Done  by Sarah Schmidt
The Cuban Affair   by Nelson DeMille
The Burning Girl  by Claire Messud
Who is Rich?   by Matthew Klam
What We Lose   by Zinzi Clemmons
Little Fires Everywhere   by Celeste Ng

To reserve any of our new acquisitions, simply click on the right sidebar on Login, Search and Renew and follow the prompts with your library card and pin number. The pin is the last four digits of your home phone of record with the library. Please feel free to call our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 if you need further assistance.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

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Week of September 6th, 2017

This week’s new fiction offerings  include Tom Perotta’s latest, “Mrs. Fletcher: a novel” as well two new “cozy” books  from Sadie Hartwell for all you “cozy” fans. John Boyne, author of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”  has an epic novel out this week as well, “The Heart’s Invisible Furies.” Here are all the other new fiction listings that have recently arrived on our shelves here at the Wead Library.


The Swallow’s Nest  by Emilie Richards
Secrets in Death   by J.D. Robb
Enemy of the State  by Kyle Mills
Mrs. Fletcher: a novel  by Tom Perrotta
Proof of Life   by Judith A. Jance
The Forgotten Girl   by Rio Youers
Fast Falls the Night   by Julia Keller
Fierce Kingdom   by Gin Phillips
Beren and Luthien   by J.R.R. Tolkien
Judgement at Appomattox   by Ralph Peters
You Belong to Me   by Colin Harrison
The Four Legendary Kingdoms   by Matthew Reilly
Need to Know   by Fern Michaels
A French Wedding   by Hannah Tunnicliffe
Lies She Told  by Cate Holahan
A Knit Before Dying   by Sadie Hartwell
Young June Young  by Gabrielle Zevin
My Absolute Darling   by Gabriel Tallent
The Heart’s Invisible Furies  by John Boyne
The Goddesses   by Swan Huntley
Fox Hunter   by Zoe Sharp
The Watcher   by Ross Armstrong
If the Creek Don’t Rise   by Leah Weiss
Yarned and Dangerous  by Sadie Hartwell
The Right Time   by Danielle Steel
Texas Fierce   by Janet Dailey
Among the Dead   by J.R. Backlund
The Half-Drowned King  by Linnea Hartsuyker



Gorbachev: His Life and Times   by William Taubman, biography
Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels and the Borderland Dream  by Joe Tone
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary  by Walter Stahr, biography
Warner Brothers: the making of an American Movie Studio   by David                     Thomson
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows    by Melanie Joy, PhD.
Teacher Misery   by Jane Morris
Finding Paradise   by Laurelee Blanchard

To reserve any of these new arrivals, simply have your library card handy, know the pin number is the last four digits of your phone number on record and click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew and follow the prompts. If you prefer, please feel free to call us at 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly staff will be glad to help.

Happy Reading!

The Staff of the Wead Library

The Times, They are a Changin’……

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As we move into that last hurrah of Summer, Labor Day Weekend, this is a gentle reminder that the open hours of the Wead Library will be changing back to our Winter Schedule. Starting September Fourth we will be open the following hours:

Monday – Friday  10:00AM to 8:00PM
Saturday                 10:00AM to 3:00PM

We look forward to serving you with the expanded schedule. Please be aware that computers automatically shut down at fifteen minutes before closing. Thank you for your understanding.

This week’s new arrivals are on the shelves!  If the likes of political conservatism, Buddhism, and food related thrill you, please stop in or request on line or by phone any of the volumes below. Have your library card handy, your pin number (the last four digits of your phone number) and simply click on Login, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. If you need further help, one of our friendly staff can be reached at 518-483-5251. We are here to help!


The Wildling Sisters  by Eve Chase
The Lost Ones   by Sheena Kamal
Love Murder   by Saul Black
The Saboteur  by Andrew Gross
The Address   by Fiona Davis
Before We Were Yours   by Lisa Wingate ( NY Times Best Seller)
Goodbye, Vitamin   by Rachel Khong
Y is for Yesterday  by Sue Grafton
Charlatans  by Robin Cook
The Secrets She Keeps   by Michael Robotham
Glass Houses   by Louise Penney
Dark Saturday   by Nicci French
The Last Laugh   by Lynn Freed
Map of the Heart   by Susan Wiggs



Frommer’s Easy Guide to Washington, DC
What She Ate   by Laura Shapiro
Conscience of a Conservative   by Jeff Flake (NY Times Best Seller)
Beautiful Bodies: a memoir   by Kimberly Rae Miller
Why Buddhism is True   by Robert Wright
Playing Hurt    by John Saunders, biography

A safe and happy Labor Day Weekend to all of our patrons.
The Staff of the Wead Library

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Loving all things Lego?

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If you are a Lego Lover or know someone who is, (who doesn’t?) the Wead Library Lego Club is happy to announce that it will meet every Saturday from 11:00am to 12 noon, starting  September 9th. For all of our Lego loving patrons we invite you come visit the library and have some Lego loving fun. This has been one of the library’s most popular programs. We are happy to make it more accessible with these additional play times and all are welcome to participate. We hope to see you there.  We provide the Legos!


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This week’s new supply of fiction has two really scary novels. “The grip of it” by Jac Jemc will enthrall you with its vivid descriptions of a haunted house controlling those who inhabit it’s rooms within rooms. Another novel, “The Witches of New York” will bring to life the world of tea rooms, seances, and witchcraft in  1880s New York City.  For those clinging to the last vestiges of summer and the beach reading that goes with it, “The Bookshop at Water’s End” will be just the ticket to bring you to Labor Day. Lifelong friendships and the truths that come out many years later make for a good end of Summer read.  Fans of Debbie Macomber will be happy to know her latest, ” Any dream will do” has arrived for  your enjoyment. Here is the list of our most recent acquisitions.


The bookshop at Water’s End   by Patti Callahan Henry
The witches of New York  by Ami McKay
The grip of it  by Jac Jemc
Any dream will do   by Debbie Macomber
Seeing red  by Sandra Brown
Watch  me disappear  by Janelle Brown
Let the dead speak  by Jane Casey
The locals: a novel  by Jonathan Dee
The switch  by Joseph Finder
Barely legal   by Stuart Woods
Exposed  by   Lisa Scottoline
I know  a secret  by Tess Gerritson
Emma in the night  by Wendy Walker
The diplomat’s daughter   by Karin Tanabe

If you care to request any of these books online simply have your library card handy and click in the right sidebar on Log in, Search and Renew. Your pin number is the last four digits of the telephone number of record with the library. Any questions, we are happy to help and can be reached at 518-483-5251.

Happy Reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library


Are you ready to watch the Solar Eclipse?

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Here at the Wead Library the excitement is building. Next Monday, August 21st, 2017 Northern New York will get to experience a solar eclipse.  It will begin at 1:22pm, max out at  2:39pm and terminate by 3:52pm. From this far north we will not be able to see the total eclipse but will be able to witness a 75% shadowing. To facilitate viewing for our patrons we have “safe for viewing” glasses available at the library. Supplies are limited. These are “CE” certified for viewing and endorsed by Starnet, NCIL and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.  StarNet is describing the eclipse as “the celestial event of the century”.

Here are links to help facilitate your eclipse experience:



Stop by to pick up you glasses and enjoy this special event. It won’t happen again until 2024!

 * We are sorry but the Wead Library is now out of  the eclipse viewing glasses. You can possibly find them at other libraries in the North Country. Call first to confirm their availability.  We do hope the weather cooperates and you do get to enjoy this rare celestial experience.  

Now for a listing of our new arrivals:


Seven stones to stand or fall   by Diana Gabaldon
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O.   by Neal Stephensen
Dragonsworn  by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The almost sisters   by Joshilyn Jackson
The accomplished guest   by Ann Beattie
The Essex Serpent   by Sarah Perry
In the valley of the sun   by Andy Davidson
Grace: a novel  by Dina Nayeri
Refuge: a novel  by Dina Nayeri
The Birdwatcher   by William Shaw
The library of light and shadow   by M.J. Rose
So much blue   by Percival Everett
The Secret Wife  by Gill Paul
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
The sisters Chace  by Sarah Healy
Blame   by Jeff Abbott
The windfall  by Diksha Basu
Deadfall  by Linda Fairstein
The gypsy moth summer  by Julia Fierro
Chasing down a dream   by Beverly Jenkins
Bad blood by Nick Oldham
Unsub: a novel  by Meg Gardiner
The last Tudor  by Philippa Gregory
Final Girls  by Riley Sager
The good daughter   by Karin Slaughter


Fashion Jewelry: a beginner’s guide  by Courtney Legenhausen
Finding Gobi   by Dion Leonard

We do hope you were able to stop in last week for the Wead Library Patron Appreciation Day, an annual showing of how much we appreciate all of our patrons and how important you all are to us. It is a great way to highlight some of the programs we have that you may not be aware of like Needles and Hooks, Tech Talk,  Book Club and so much more. If there is a program you would like to see happening at the library, please let us know. All of our programs are free and open to the public. We don’t just lend books!!!  Thank you to all who contributed to the day, the musicians, those who provided the tasty treats, our authors, princesses and all in the community who shared in our day. Most of all, to our Patrons:




August at the Wead Library

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As summer wanes on the calendar, it is finally heating up weather-wise. We have waited long and through many rainy days to arrive at sunshine enough to provide those lazy days at area swimming holes, lakes and rivers. What better time to grab a book!

The library is fairly quiet this month except for our VERY BIG DAY, Patron Appreciation Day.  Please plan on stopping by on Thursday, August 10th, from 12-6:00PM.  Lots of surprises planned for our patrons, new and old, young and not so young. There will be authors, music, craft demos, food and more. We appreciate all of you and look forward to showing you just how much. We promise a fun and interesting afternoon.



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Back to those lazy, hazy days of summer reading,  here are the latest books to hit our shelves.


The Alice Network  by Kate Quinn
Amatka  by Karin Tidbeck
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen  by Hendrik Groen
The  breakdown  by B.A. Paris
Less than a treason  by Dana Stabenow
Lockdown  by Laurie R. King
Gather the daughters  by Jennie Melamed
A talent for murder  by Andrew Wilson
Spoon benders  by Daryl Gregory
The witchwood crown  by Tad Williams
The lying game  by Ruth Ware
The salt house  by Lisa Duffy
Slipping  by John Toomey
The open road  by M.M. Holaday

We have some very diverse non-fiction books to tell you about as well this week. There is “Hunger” , an author’s personal story of being overweight; Senator and funny man Al Franken’s autobiography;  a great book full of crochet tips by expert Jan Eaton; and books on growing up in cults and  growing up with extremely rare disease. Many more than these have arrived as well and here is the complete list.


I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool by Lisa Scottoline
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate  by Al Franken
On edge: a journey through anxiety  by Andrea Petersen
Marcel’s letters  by Carolyn Porter
350+ crochet tips, techniques and trade secrets  by Jan Eaton
Hue 1968: a turning point of the American War in Vietnam  by Mark Bowden
Beyond the palate   by Daniela Galarza
Building a bridge  by James Martin
Hunger: a memoir of my body  by Roxane Gay
The boy who loved too much  by Jennifer Latson
In the days of rain, a daughter, a father, a cult  by Rebecca Stott
Wrestling with his angel  by Sidney Blumenthal

Happy summer reading and we hope to see you on Patron Appreciation Day. Till next week….

the Staff of the Wead Library