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  • I need the library for research using the periodicals to the Internet.-Xavier, 14
  • I love the Children’s Programs, especially the American Girl Tea Party and The Polar Express-Addison. Age 9
  • As a Military family, the library is the first place I visit to gather information on the town’s contacts and locations for everything from daycare to dentists. The GAPL has welcomed our family that first day and we have never stopped coming to the library. What a great place to be!-Jane Coburn, Former Board Member
  • No matter how busy our life gets, we always find time for the library-Meredith, Felicity, Ainsley and Emory Anderson

  • Libraries do so much more now in many different ways. As a family of four generations of library users, we are able to: check out books, movies, audio tapes; download e-books – free of charge; do research on the computers, and enjoy a wide range of programs for all ages.-The Kiser Family: Doris, Fred, Jodi, Sean

  • I love my library because books are an adventure waiting to happen. Reading can take you to new heights and test all of your emotions in just one chapter. Anything is possible when you read.-Betsy Fischer Book Club Member
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View this news item in detail. A Toast to Reading
Sat, Mar 21, 2015
The Friends of the Library will host their annual wine tasting fundraiser, "A Toast to Reading" at the library on Saturday, March 21 from 6:30-8:30 p....
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The Greenville Area Public Library was established in 1921 in the former Penn High School with Katherine H. Rock serving as the first librarian and remaining as the Library Director for the next 46 years. In 1959, the library was moved next door to what is the current library site; the existing library building was completed in 1972.

Mission - The Mission of the Greenville Area Public Library is to make a positive contribution to the cultural and intellectual life of our Greenville area and the personal enrichment of its residents by providing quality materials, responsive service, and relevant technologies for all members of our community.

Vision - To engage our community in literacy, information, and connections which promote progress, achievement, and community growth.
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2/26/2015
Beautiful Oblivion
~McGuire, Jamie
 Fiercely independent Camille `Cami` Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn`t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
 Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.
 Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.
 As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she`ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
   
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2/20/2015
A Spool of Blue Thread
~Tyler, Anne
 `It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.` This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too- Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red`s father. 
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2/20/2015
Motive
~Kellerman, Jonathan
 Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can`t keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don`t get solved—and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end—one even Alex Delaware`s expert insight can`t explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case—because there`s always a next one.
   This time the victim is Ursula Corey- a successful, attractive divorcée who`s been gunned down—not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp- the dead woman`s business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they`re zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the specter of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

 
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2/20/2015
The Nightingale
~Hanah, Kristin
 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn`t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child`s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another. 
 Vianne`s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. When he betrays her, Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance, never looking back or giving a thought to the real--and deadly--consequences.

 
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2/20/2015
Blue Labyrinth
~Preston and Child
 A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast...
 It begins with murder. One of Pendergast`s most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue- a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.
 The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California`s Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family`s sinister past.
 But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history- he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined...   
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2/20/2015
Bone Deep
~White, Randy Wayne
 When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson`s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along—but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they`ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things- a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
 Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses—and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two. 
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2/20/2015
Crucible of Command
~Davis, William
 A dual biography of two iconic leaders- how they fought a bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our nation. They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast competing styles for the reunited nation. Each the subject of innumerable biographies, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here.   
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2/20/2015
The Kennedy Wives
~Hunt, Amber
 The Kennedy wives saw history up close—made history in some cases. They knew wealth and privilege but we are bonded to them by loss which are our losses too. The Kennedy women—fierce, intelligent, and very private—belong to us. Not because of their glamour, but because of their grief and misfortunes. 
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2/17/2015
Haunted
~White, Randy Wayne
 The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She`s been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house`s seller didn`t disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its role in a bloody Civil War skirmish (in which two of Hannah`s own distant relations had had a part), and the suicides--or were they murders--of two previous owners.
Hannah sees it as a win-win opportunity- She can stop the condo project while tracking her family history. She doesn`t believe in ghosts, anyway. But some things are more dangerous than ghosts. Among them, as she will learn, perhaps fatally, is human obsession.
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2/17/2015
Bloom and Doom
~Allen, Beverly
 A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquets—many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flower—Audrey Bloom is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple she`s worked with is still together, living in wedded bliss. But her perfect record is about to be broken.
 Her childhood friend Jenny Whitney has reeled in the most eligible bachelor in Ramble, Virginia, and she`s hired Audrey to design the bouquet. But before Jenny can walk down the aisle clutching her blend of anemone, scabious, and pussy willow, a floral disaster in Audrey`s mind), the groom is found dead—sprinkled with bits of a bouquet. This is bad for business—not to mention for Jenny, who has become the prime suspect. So Audrey decides to do a little digging herself, hoping she won`t be the next Ramble resident pushing up daisies…
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2/17/2015
Crash and Burn
~Gardner, Lisa
 Nicole Frank shouldn`t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help- Vero.
  Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can`t find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky`s husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations- Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn`t trust anything she says.
 Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman`s lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.

 
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2/17/2015
Florence Gordon
~Morton, Brian
 Meet Florence Gordon- blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible and underappreciated by most everyone else. At seventy-five, Florence has earned her right to set down the burdens of family and work and shape her legacy at long last. But just as she is beginning to write her long-deferred memoir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seattle with his wife and daughter, and they embroil Florence in their dramas, clouding the clarity of her days with the frustrations of middle-age and the confusions of youth. And then there is her left foot, which is starting to drag.

 
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2/10/2015
Die Again
~Gerritsen, Tess
 Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with a the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard`s kill. Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari four years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths.

 
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2/10/2015
Tom Clancy`s Full Force and Effect
~Greaney, Mark
 A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don`t have. 
   The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one with a terrifying new twist. The international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade.  A young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock. Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country`s nuclear ambitions. Until now, that program was impeded by a lack of resources. However, there has been a dramatic change in the nation`s economic fortune. A rich deposit of valuable minerals have been found in the Hermit Kingdom.  Coupled with their nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.

 
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2/5/2015
I`ll Drink to That
~Halbreich, Betty
 Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim`s repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through clothes, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons—including Hollywood`s top stylists—to tell them what looks best. But Halbreich`s personal transformation from a cosseted young girl to a fearless truth teller is the greatest makeover of her career.


 
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2/5/2015
Yes Please
~Poehler, Amy
 Amy offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious.   
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2/5/2015
Hope
~Zoglin, Richard
 The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was most important entertainer of the twentieth century.

 
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2/5/2015
The Girl on the Train
~Hawkins, Paula
 Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She`s even started to feel like she knows them. `Jess and Jason,` she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
 And then she sees something shocking. It`s only a minute until the train moves on, but it`s enough. Now everything`s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

 
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