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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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7/30/2015
The Novel Habits of Happiness
~McCall Smith, Alexander
 From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivid recollections of a past life- a perfect description of an island off the coast of Scotland which he couldn`t possibly know, and a house there, where he claims to have spent his former life. When the boy`s mother asks Isabel to investigate his claims, she feels she must--of course!--help them learn the truth, and she and Jamie set off for the island. But finding the house the boy described only leads to more complicated questions. And when they learn the tragic story of the family who lived there, Isabel is suddenly faced with a situation of extraordinary delicacy that will require all of her skills both as sleuth and philosopher. (Meantime, back in Edinburgh- Will an elderly lothario take Grace away from Isabel? Would Isabel be able to manage without her stalwart housekeeper, companion and babysitter?)
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7/30/2015
Perfect Touch
~Lowell, Elizabeth
 An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sarah `Sam` Maddox travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family`s dairy farm, and Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn`t have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.
 Jay Vermillion recently inherited Vermillion Sky, a working ranch near Wyoming`s breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains—and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay`s determined to restore Vermillion Sky, but first he`s got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father`s paintings. The last thing on his mind is a finding a wife and creating a sixth generation of Vermillions.
 When Jay hires Sam to handle his father`s artwork, it`s love at first sight—a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sam and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sam. And suddenly, Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he`s once again willing to die for . . . 
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7/30/2015
Who Let the Dog Out?
~Rosenfelt, David
 A lawyer by day-and then only when he`s forced to take on new cases-Andy Carpenter`s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. So it`s frightening when Willie calls him to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building, and there`s clearly been a break-in. It turns out that a recently rescued dog, nicknamed Cheyenne since her arrival at the foundation, has been stolen. Andy and Willie track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog...standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing?
 Andy takes Cheyenne safely back to the foundation building, and that should be the end of his involvement, but Andy`s curiosity-and his desire to keep the dog from further harm-won`t let him stop there. The cops have just arrested a man named Tommy Infante for the murder, but as Andy looks into the circumstances surrounding the break-in and the dog theft, he starts to wonder if Infante might actually be innocent. And when Andy takes Infante on as a client and starts searching in earnest for evidence that will exonerate him, what Andy starts to discover terrifies him. The murder might be just one small cog in a plot with far-reaching implications, and unless Andy can uncover the truth in time, thousands of lives could be in imminent danger.
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7/30/2015
Brush Back
~Paretsky, Sara
 No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she`d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that`s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo`s plea for help.
 For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter`s murder.
 Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesn`t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.`s adored mother, Gabriella.
 But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.`s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers` nest of Illinois politics she`s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.  
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7/30/2015
In the Unlikely Event
~Blume, Judy
 In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing `Unforgettable,` Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

 
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7/30/2015
Pirate Hunters
~Kurson, Robert
 Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister`s exploits would have been more notorious than Blackbeard`s, more daring than Kidd`s, but his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren`t enough to track down Bannister`s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate`s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it`s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before.

 
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7/30/2015
Enchanted August
~Bowen, Brenda
 On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkes and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children`s preschool bulletin board-  
Hopewell Cottage
Little Lost Island, Maine.
Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island.
Springwater, blueberries, sea glass.
August.
 Neither can afford it, but they are smitten—Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse, they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent- Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who`s getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who`s recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it`s not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country.
 When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air, the breathtaking views, the long, lazy days, and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up- to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they`ve been leading. Change can`t be that hard, can it?
 
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7/30/2015
The Drummond Girls
~Link, Mardi Jo
 The eight Drummond Girls first met in 1991 at Peegeo`s Food & Spirits in northern Michigan where, at the time, they were all waitresses, bartenders, or regular customers. When one of them got engaged, they celebrated with a trip to Drummond Island--their first trip together to the remote 36-mile chunk of rock, dive bars, dirt roads, and beautiful forests--and it`s where they became bonded forever. They`ve made this voyage every year since then as a way to retain a piece of their wild youth, despite the taming influence of marriage, motherhood, and management. This year, their focus is Beverly, oldest of the Drummond Girls at 65, whose memory is beginning to lapse. Undaunted, the other women intend to help Beverly remember all they`ve shared--every campfire, every late night talk, every secret confided.
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7/16/2015
The Naked Eye
~Johansen, Iris
 Kendra Michaels is obsessed with trying to track down serial killer Eric Colby. Despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive. The trouble is, she can`t prove it. Even her razor-sharp powers of observation, honed while blind during the first twenty years of her life, have gotten her nowhere. So no one believes her.
 Then out of the blue she gets a call from the Sheriff of Olancha, California, about a young woman being held on a drunk and disorderly charge who lists Kendra as her emergency contact. It`s Eve Duncan`s sister, Beth Avery, who after being wrongfully institutionalized for five years has been living on the road and trying to figure out her life. Kendra can identify, having gone through a similar period of self-discovery after gaining her sight, and she takes Beth home to San Diego with her.
 But the murder of a police detective who had once very openly crossed swords with Kendra is about to complicate her life even further. She visits the crime scene in search of anything that might provide a link to Colby and instead finds evidence that links the crime to her. Finally Colby`s master plan becomes clear- he is framing Kendra for a brutal cop-killing.
 Suspicions mount along with the body count, and Kendra is thrust into spine-tingling pursuit to clear her name and find the killer no one believes exists anymore. Beth joins her on her quest, and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch soon follows. And they get help from another friend anxious to repay her debt to Kendra… none other than Eve Duncan herself.
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7/16/2015
The Dead will Tell
~Castillo, Linda
 Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time—and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave.
 On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in so long, they`re both happy- a bliss quickly shattered when one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti`s family four years ago is found not guilty, and walks away a free man. Will Tomasetti be pulled back to his own haunted past?
 When a second man is found dead—also seemingly by his own hand—Kate discovers a link in the case that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and revealing the horrifying truth of what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished—and his young wife disappeared without a trace.

 
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7/16/2015
Nemesis
~Coulter, Catherine
 When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick`s Cathedral. The terrorist at JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock. She heads back with counterterrorist Special Agent Cal McLain to try to get him to talk. 
 Meanwhile, Savich—with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith—has his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula. When Dracula`s attempts to kill Savich collide with Sherlock`s terrorist case, very strange things happen.
 Who is really behind the bombing attack at St. Patrick`s? How does Savich`s mysterious killer fit into Sherlock`s terrorism investigation? Savich and Sherlock race against the clock, as more lives are in danger with every passing minute.

 
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7/16/2015
Ready Player One
~Cline, Ernest
 In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he`s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade`s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world`s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator`s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade`s going to survive, he`ll have to win—and confront the real world he`s always been so desperate to escape.
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7/1/2015
Ever After
~Deveraux, Jude
 A love story set on Nantucket, featuring the Montgomerys and the Taggarts and filled with secrets and surprises. 
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7/1/2015
Truth or Die
~Patterson, James
 New York attorney Trevor Mann`s world shatters when he receives a phone call telling him his girlfriend has been shot dead in a mugging. But the circumstances point to something more calculated than a random attack.
 Claire was a New York Times journalist and Trevor is convinced she had unearthed a secret so shocking that she was murdered to keep it from coming to light. Chasing Claire`s leads, Trevor will risk everything to discover what exactly she was killed for.
 It`s time to find out the truth, or die.
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7/1/2015
It`s a Long Story
~Nelson, Willie
 What I say is that this is the story of my life, told as clear as a Texas sky and in the same rhythm that I lived it.
 It`s a story of restlessness and the purity of the moment and living right. Of my childhood in Abbott, Texas, to the Pacific Northwest, from Nashville to Hawaii and all the way back again. Of selling vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias while hosting radio shows and writing song after song, hoping to strike gold.
 It`s a story of true love, wild times, best friends, and barrooms, with a musical sound track ripping right through it.
 My life gets lived on the road, at home, and on the road again, tried and true, and I`ve written it all down from my heart to yours.


 
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7/1/2015
Country
~Steel, Danielle
 Life for Stephanie Adams is all about being a devoted mother. For years, she has kept her unhappy marriage a secret, intent on protecting her children from seeing their family break up. Then Stephanie`s husband dies suddenly, and she sees a chance for everything to be different.
 Stephanie strives to balance her children`s grief with her desire to move on from the past – but after years of giving up her life for everyone else, what should she do next? A spur-of-the-moment road trip leads her to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and a chance meeting . . . and her whole life changes forever.
 When Stephanie meets country music megastar Chase Taylor, he opens up his exciting world to her. In Nashville, the music is bittersweet and the lyrics true. Now, Stephanie is no longer the same woman. By seizing the day, she has found a way to be free and happy.
 But can her family find it in their hearts to let her go?

 
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7/1/2015
The Melody Lingers On
~Clark, Mary Higgins
 As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating, and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett.
 Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett if he is still alive.
 Lane is surprised to find herself moved by Mrs. Bennett`s calm dignity and apparently sincere belief in her husband`s innocence. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Mark, the Bennetts` son, who is similarly determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn`t know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life―and her daughter`s life―in jeopardy.
 
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7/1/2015
The President`s Shadow
~Meltzer, Brad
 

There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find those stories for a living.

 To most, it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., he`s responsible for safekeeping the government`s most important documents . . . and, sometimes, its most closely held secrets.

 But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency. Now the current occupant of the White House needs the Culper Ring`s help. The alarming discovery of a buried arm has the President`s team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important- What`s the message hidden in the arm`s closed fist?Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn`t the President. It`s Beecher, himself.

 Beecher`s investigation will take him back to one of our country`s greatest secrets and point him toward the long, carefully hidden truth about the most shocking history of all- family history.

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