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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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9/25/2014
It Can`t Be True
~DK Publishing
 The moon is the same size as Australia. A blue whale`s heart is as large as a car. It sounds weird, but it`s true! This book wows the reader with impressive facts about the world that are all difficult to believe, but true. From animals and the human body to buildings and outer space, this quirky book combines the latest CGI and photographic imagery with impossible-to-believe, accurate facts about just about everything. Children will enjoy these fun facts and impressive figures, and incredulous adults will be flabbergasted by these crazy factoids. 
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9/25/2014
Eat Your Science Homework
~McCallum, Ann
 Hungry readers discover delicious and distinct recipes in this witty companion to Eat Your Math Homework. A main text explains upper-elementary science concepts, including subatomic particles, acids and bases, black holes, and more. Alongside simple recipes, side-bars encourage readers to also experiment and explore outside of the kitchen. A review, glossary, and index make the entire book easy to digest.
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9/19/2014
Lisette`s List
~Vreeland, Susan
In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, Andre, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for Andre`s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures.
Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cezanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal`s advice to `Do the important things first,` Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, Andre goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal`s paintings to keep them from the Nazis` reach.
With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again.
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9/19/2014
Lucky Us
~Bloom, Amy
Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, the sidekick, journey across 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris`s ambitions take them from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island.
With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine through a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war.
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9/19/2014
Off the Sidelines
~Gillibrand, Kirsten
Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words- `Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you`ll have no one to blame but yourself.` A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she`d been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice—all women`s voices—were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life- to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them.
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9/19/2014
Swan Point
~Woods, Sherryl
Determined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street`s most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses paths with the sexiest man to hit Serenity in years.
Gabe Franklin, back in town to make amends for past mistakes, has no intention of settling down, but Adelia`s proving irresistible. Cheered on by their friends, `the Sweet Magnolias,` Gabe is bringing long-absent passion and laughter into Adelia`s life. To his surprise—and hers—sometimes a rolling stone is just what it takes to build the rock-solid foundation of a family.
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9/19/2014
In the Kingdom of Ice
~Sides, Hampton
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe- the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.
James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world`s attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of `Arctic Fever.`
The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom, and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice-a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival.
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9/19/2014
The Silkworm
~Galbraith, Robert
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine`s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives—meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...
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9/19/2014
Shots Fired
~Box, C. J.
From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well—and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there.
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9/19/2014
Bittersweet
~McCullough, Colleen
This is the story of two sets of twins, Edda and Grace, Tufts and Kitty, who struggle against all the restraints, prohibitions, laws and prejudices of 1920s Australia. Only the submissive yet steely Grace burns for marriage; the sleekly sophisticated Edda burns to be a doctor, the down-to-earth but courageous Tufts burns never to marry, and the too-beautiful, internally scarred Kitty burns for a love free from male ownership.
Turbulent times, terrible torments, but the four magnificent Latimer sisters, each so different, love as women do- with tenderness as well as passion, and with hearts roomy enough to hold their men, their children, their careers and their sisters.
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9/19/2014
Harbor Island
~Neggers, Carla
Emma Sharpe, former nun and granddaughter of world-renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, is a handpicked member of a small Boston-based FBI team. For the past decade Emma and her grandfather have been trailing an elusive serial art thief. The first heist was in Ireland, where an ancient Celtic cross was stolen. Now the Sharpes receive a replica of the cross after every new theft—reminding them of their continued failure to capture their prey.
When Emma receives a message that leads her to the body of a woman on a frozen island in Boston Harbor, she finds the victim holding a small, cross-inscribed stone—one she recognizes all too well. Emma`s fiance, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, is troubled that she`s gone off to the island alone, especially given the deadly turn the thief has taken. But as they dig deeper they are certain there is more to this murder than meets the eye.
As the danger escalates, Emma and Colin must also face do-or-die questions about their relationship. While there`s no doubt they are in love, can they give their hearts and souls to their work and have anything left for each other? There`s one thing Emma and Colin definitely agree on- before they can focus on their future, they must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they`ve ever encountered.
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9/19/2014
When Britain Burned the White House
~Snow, Peter
In August 1814, the United States Army is defeated in battle by an invading force just outside Washington DC. The US president and his wife have just enough time to pack their belongings and escape from the White House before the enemy enters. The invaders tuck into the dinner they find still sitting on the dining-room table and then set fire to the place.
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9/18/2014
Adultery
~Coelho, Paulo
Linda knows she`s lucky.
Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again.
Her friends recommend medication.
But Linda wants to feel more, not less.
And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared.
Even she can`t predict what will happen next...
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9/18/2014
Beach Bags and Burglaries
~Howell, Dorothy
The island has everything Haley imagined- pristine beaches, posh accommodations, and possibly Brad Pitt. But trouble soon looms on the horizon when Jaslyn Gordon, a maid at the island resort, goes missing. And while practically looting the resort for a Sea Vixen beach bag, Haley of course finds the maid - on the beach - and clearly dead. Everyone at the resort says Jaslyn`s death was just an accident, but Haley thinks there`s a lot going unsaid - especially when she spots hunky FBI agent Luke Warner. He claims to be on the island only for a wedding but Haley`s not buying it. Haley`s faced down clever criminals before and always come out on top, but this malicious murderer might be too crafty. And though she`s dying to get her hands on a Sea Vixen, she also wants to live long enough to be seen with it!
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9/18/2014
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow
~Pol, Jan
From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family`s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it`s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre-fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn`t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what`s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock.
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9/18/2014
Station Eleven
~Mandel, Emily St. John
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor`s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people- the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor`s first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
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9/18/2014
Secrets of the Lighthouse
~Montefiore, Santa
Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is due to get married to a man she doesn`t love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she know her mother won`t follow her - to her aunt`s house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have. Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. She died tragically in what the village thinks is suspicious circumstances, and now she is stuck in a limbo, unable to move on.
And between the two of them is an old lighthouse - the scene of so much tragedy. Can each woman find the peace she so desperately longs for? And can they find the way to live again?
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9/18/2014
The Mountaintop School for Dogs
~Cooney, Ellen
The Sanctuary. High up on the mountain, the Sanctuary is a place of refuge. It is a place where humans save dogs, who, in turn, save the humans. It is a place where the past does not exist, where hopelessness is chased away, where the future hasn`t been written, where orphans and strays can begin to imagine a new meaning for `family.`
Evie is making her way to the Sanctuary. She has lied to gain entry. She has pretended to know more than she does about dogs, but she is learning fast. Once the indomitable Mrs. Auberchon lets her pass, she will find her way. Like the racing greyhound who refuses to move, the golden retriever who returns to his job as the Sanctuary`s butler every time he`s adopted, and the Rottweiler who`s a hopeless candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie comes from a troubled past. But as they all learn, no one should stay prisoner to a life she didn`t choose.
This is the story of two women and a whole pack of dogs who, having lost their way in the world, find a place at a training school—and radical rescue center—called the Sanctuary. It is a story of strays and rescues, kidnappings and homecomings, moving on and holding on and letting go. And it is, ultimately, a moving and hilarious chronicle of the ways in which humans and canines help each other find new lives, new selves, and new hope.
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