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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.

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5/20/2016
Everybody's Fool
~Russo, Ricahard
 The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist`s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it`s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life- Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years . . . the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren`t still best friends . . . Sully`s son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one). We also enjoy the company of Doug Raymer, the chief of police who`s obsessing primarily over the identity of the man his wife might`ve been about to run off with, before dying in a freak accident . . . Bath`s mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, whose wife problems are, if anything, even more pressing . . . and then there`s Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upward might now come to ruin. And finally, there`s Charice Bond—a light at the end of the tunnel that is Chief Raymer`s office—as well as her brother, Jerome, who might well be the train barreling into the station.
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5/20/2016
Slow Burn
~Atkins, Ace
 The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston`s South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, as the city prepares to honor their sacrifice, there are still no answers about how the deadly fire started. Most at the department believe it was just a simple accident- faulty wiring in a century-old building. But Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson.
 McGee is convinced department investigators aren`t sufficiently connected to the city`s lowlifes to get a handle on who`s behind the blaze—so he takes the case to Spenser. Spenser quickly learns not only that McGee might be right, but that the fire might be linked to a rash of new arsons, spreading through the city, burning faster and hotter every night. Spenser follows the trail of fires to Boston`s underworld, bringing him, his trusted ally Hawk, and his apprentice Sixkill toe-to-toe with a dangerous new enemy who wants Spenser dead, and doesn`t play by the city`s old rules. Spenser has to find the firebug before he kills again – and stay alive himself.
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5/17/2016
The Weekenders
~Andrews, Mary Kay
 Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends-and the mix between the regulars and `the weekenders` can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found.
 So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Cocktail parties aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.
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5/17/2016
Mercy
~Palmer, Michael
 Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die –until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiance, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together. With the help of an organization that opposes physician-assisted suicide, Julie has Sam coming around to her point of view when he suddenly dies from an unexpected heart attack. An autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress –in fact, it appears that Sam had been literally scared to death.

 As Julie investigates similar cases, she finds a frightening pattern…and finds herself the target of disturbing threats. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate, until she is accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name and save her career, she must track down whoever is behind these mysterious deaths...but time is running out as someone has decided that killing Julie is the only way to stop her.

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5/17/2016
Tall Tail
~Brown, Rita Mae
 At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia—nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains—might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink, Harry`s pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle`s steering wheel- Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway.
 Though Barbara`s death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight- Something evil is afoot.
 As it happens, Barbara died in the shadow of the local cemetery`s statue of the Avenging Angel. Just below that imposing funereal monument lie the remains of one Francisco Selisse, brutally murdered in 1784. Harry`s present-day sleuthing draws her back to Virginia`s slave-holding past and the hunt for Selisse`s killer. Now it`s up to Harry and her furry detectives—Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker—to expose the bitter truth, even if it means staring into the unforgiving eyes of history and cornering a callous killer poised to pounce.
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5/17/2016
Boar Island
~Barr, Nevada

 Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon.

 While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs---and find the person behind the harassment---the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island.

 But the move east doesn`t solve the problem. The stalker has followed them east. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren`t alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her.

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5/17/2016
Beyond the Ice Limit
~Preston, Douglas
That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now...
 With these words begins Gideon Crew`s latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet.  Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.
 Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.
But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying- the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.
 Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope- for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon`s expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the `meteorite` has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...
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5/17/2016
Blood Flag
~Martini, Steve
 Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client- Emma Brauer, a woman accused in the `mercy killing` of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Insisting she`s innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package sent to her father shortly before he entered the hospital. Bequeathed to him by a member of his unit from World War II, the box contains a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that this package is connected to her father`s death.
 When Paul`s young assistant Sofia is murdered Madriani is blindsided by the realization that Emma`s fears are well-grounded.
 Digging into Robert`s military history, Madriani discovers that other members of the Army unit Robert served with have recently died—under similarly suspicious circumstances. When he finds that the box sent to Brauer relates to a mysterious talisman that went missing at the end of the war—a feared Nazi relic known as the `Blood Flag`—Madriani and Hinds realize they are in for the fight of their lives.
 With Emma`s life on the line and their own safety in jeopardy, Madriani must uncover the truth before the evil of the Blood Flag is allowed to spin a new web.
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5/17/2016
The Rainbow Comes and Goes
~Cooper, Anderson
 Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.
 Both a son`s love letter to his mother and an unconventional mom`s life lessons for her grown son, this offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories, including their tragedies and triumphs. In these often humorous and moving exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they`ve learned along the way. In their words their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson`s journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his mother`s idealism and unwavering optimism.
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5/17/2016
Cape Hell
~Estleman, Loren
 U. S. Deputy Page Murdock is ordered by Federal Judge Harlan A. Blackthorne to Cape Hell, Mexico, to verify a report that former Confederate Captain Oscar Childress is raising an army to take over Mexico City--and then intends to turn north to rekindle the Civil War.
 Childress, it seems, has the weapons, wealth, and moral compass to do it. Unable to talk himself out of the mission, Murdock heads south on a steam train named El Espanto--The Ghost.
 With only Hector Cansado, an engineer who can`t be trusted and Joseph, a Native American fireman with a few secrets of his own, Murdock hurtles through the murderous desert of a foreign land toward a man bent on wholesale massacre . . . unless Murdock can stop him.
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5/17/2016
The Highwayman
~Johnson, Craig
 When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man`s-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving `officer needs assistance` calls. The problem? They`re coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago.
 With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend- The Highwayman.
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5/13/2016
LaRose
~Erdrich, Louise
 North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence—but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he`s hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor`s five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich.
 The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux`s five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux`s wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty`s mother, Nola. Horrified at what he`s done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition—the sweat lodge—for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. `Our son will be your son now,` they tell them.
 LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new `sister,` Maggie, welcomes him as a co-conspirator who can ease her volatile mother`s terrifying moods. Gradually he`s allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches` own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal.
 But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.
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5/13/2016
Troublemaker
~Howard, Linda
 For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he`s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who`s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he`s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.
 The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau `Bo` Maran finally has her life figured out. She`s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn`t need a mysterious man in her life—especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.
 The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he`s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she`s willing to give. And when Morgan`s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.
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5/13/2016
Prayers the Devil Answers
~McCrumb, Sharyn
 Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner.
 Ellie has long proven she can handle herself. But becoming sheriff is altogether different, and the demands of the role are even more challenging when she is forced to combat society`s expectations for a woman. Soon enough, dark secrets come to light, and Ellie must grapple with small town superstitions and the tenuous ties she shares with a condemned killer as she carves out a place for herself in an uncertain future.
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5/5/2016
The Gates of Europe
~Plokhy, Serhii
 Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today`s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine`s existence as a sovereign nation. 
 Situated between Europe, Russia, and the Asian East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that have used it as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Romans and Ottomans to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, all have engaged in global fights for supremacy on Ukrainian soil. Each invading army left a lasting mark on the landscape and on the population, making modern Ukraine an amalgam of competing cultures.
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5/5/2016
Swiped
~Levin, Adam
 Increasingly, identity theft is a fact of life. We might once have hoped to protect ourselves from hackers with airtight passwords and aggressive spam folders, and those are good ideas as far as they go. But the truth is, there are people out there -- a lot of them -- who treat stealing your identity as a full-time job.
 One such company is a nameless firm located in Russia, which has a trove of over a billion internet passwords. Another set up a website full of live streams of hacked web cameras, showing everything from people`s offices and lobbies to the feeds from baby monitors. Even purchases made in person are still logged by retailers like Target, who are famously vulnerable to hackers.
 Adam Levin, a longtime consumer advocate and identity fraud expert, is your guide to this brave new world. By telling memorable stories and extracting the relevant lessons, he offers a strategy for dealing with these risks. You may not be able to prevent identity theft, but you certainly shouldn`t wait until it happens to take action. Levin`s approach is defined by the three M`s: minimizing risk, monitoring your identity, and managing the damage. The book is also organized around the different problems caused by identity theft: financial, criminal, medical, familial, etc., enabling readers to dip into the sections most relevant to them. 
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5/5/2016
Young Elizabeth
~Williams, Kate
 We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. It seems to be the job she was born for. And yet for much of her early life the young princess did not know the role that her future would hold. She was our accidental Queen.
 Elizabeth`s determination to share in the struggles of her people marked her out from a young age. Her father initially refused to let her volunteer as a nurse during the Blitz, but relented when she was 18 and allowed her to work as a mechanic and truck driver for the Women`s Auxiliary Territorial Service. It was her forward-thinking approach that ensured that her coronation was televised, against the advice of politicians at the time.
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5/5/2016
67 Shots
~Means, Howard
 At midday on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus Commons at Kent State University. At noon, the Guard moved out. Twenty-four minutes later, Guardsmen launched a 13-second, 67-shot barrage that left four students dead and nine wounded, one paralyzed for life. The story doesn`t end there, though. A horror of far greater proportions was narrowly averted minutes later when the Guard and students reassembled on the Commons.
 The Kent State shootings were both unavoidable and preventable: unavoidable in that all the discordant forces of a turbulent decade flowed together on May 4, 1970, on one Ohio campus; preventable in that every party to the tragedy made the wrong choices at the wrong time in the wrong place.
 Using the university`s recently available oral-history collection supplemented by extensive new interviewing, Means tells the story of this iconic American moment through the eyes and memories of those who were there, and skillfully situates it in the context of a tumultuous era.
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