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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.

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5/12/2015
ISIS Exposed
~Stakelbeck, Erick
 Who is ISIS? Where did it come from, and what is driving its successful campaign of murder and conquest? Our government and our media alike seemed to be blindsided by the Islamic State`s blitzkrieg-like advance, which forced American troops back into Iraq. ISIS has conquered a territory roughly the size of the state of Indiana, rules over eight million terrorized souls, and has even revived the practice of legal slavery. And yet the true motivations, inner workings, and future plans of this terror state and its mysterious caliph seem almost as obscure as when ISIS first burst onto the world scene.
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5/12/2015
Lincoln`s Secret Spy
~Singer, Jane
 A month after Lincoln`s assassination, William Alvin Lloyd arrived in Washington, DC, to press a claim against the federal government for money due him for serving as the president`s spy in the Confederacy. Lloyd claimed that Lincoln personally had issued papers of transit for him to cross into the South, a salary of $200 a month, and a secret commission as Lincoln`s own top-secret spy. The claim convinced Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt—but was it true?
 For many years Lloyd had been hawking his Southern Steamboat and Railroad Guide throughout Dixie, and it was this thorough familiarity with the South and its people—and their familiarity with him—that would have given him a good cover when the time came. In July, 1861, and now desperate for cash, Lloyd crossed enemy lines to collect debts owed by advertising clients in the South.
After just a few days in the Confederacy, officials jailed Lloyd for bigamy, not for being a Yankee spy as he later claimed. After bribing his way out, he crisscrossed the Southern states, trying to collect enough money to stay alive.
 Between riding the rails he found time to marry plenty of unsuspecting young women only to ditch them a few days later. His behavior drew the attention of Confederate authorities, who nabbed him in Savannah and charged him as a suspected spy. But after nine months, they couldn`t find any incriminating evidence or anyone to testify against him, so they let him go. A free but broken man, Lloyd continued roaming the South, making money however he could. In May 1865, he went to Washington with an extraordinary claim and little else.
So was he really Lincoln’s secret agent or nothing more than a con man? 
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5/6/2015
The Real West
~Fisher, David
 The must-have companion to Bill O`Reilly`s documentary series Legends and Lies- The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know.
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5/6/2015
14th Deadly Sin
~Patterson, James
 After her near-death experience, Yuki is seeing her life from a new perspective and is considering a change in her law career. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy has healed from her gunshot wound and has published a book on the infamous serial killers she helped to bring down. Lindsay is just happy that the gang are all still in one piece.
 But a new terror is sweeping the streets of San Francisco. A gang dressed as cops are ransacking the city, and leaving a string of dead bodies in their wake. Lindsay is on the case to track them down and needs to discover whether these killers could actually be police officers. Maybe even cops she already knows... 
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5/6/2015
America Invades
~Kelly, Christopher
A global tour of America`s military history.
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5/6/2015
The Fall
~Lescroart, John
 Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco`s Stockton tunnel. But did she fall or was she pushed?
 Rushing to produce a convictable suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus their attention on a young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanya`s death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart and Hardy`s daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man`s defense.
 By the time Greg`s murder trial gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories about the crime- a missing stepfather who`d sexually assaulted her; a roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And if they can, what price will they have to pay?

 
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4/28/2015
Detroit is Our Beat
~Estleman, Loren
 The place- Detroit. The time- World War II.
 While most of the police department is fighting overseas, the four men of the Racket Squad struggle to keep a lid on a powderkeg stuffed with draft-dodging troublemakers, Black Market gangsters, enemy saboteurs, and a mixed bag of racial and ethnic groups working uneasily side by side in defense plants run by the automobile industry.
 With blackjacks, brass knuckles, tommy guns, and their bare fists, Lieutenant Max Zagreb, Sergeant Starvo Canal, and detectives McReary and Burke--known collectively as the `Four Horsemen`--battle their way through ten gritty stories in the hardest-boiled town during the twentieth century`s hardest-boiled decade.
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4/28/2015
Your Next Breath
~Johansen, Iris
 Catherine Ling is one of the CIA`s most prized operatives. Raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule- her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. Luke was kidnapped at age two, and now, nine years later, he has astonishingly been returned to her. Catherine vows never to fail him again. Now, just as she is building a relationship with Luke, it seems that someone from Catherine`s past is playing a deadly game with her, and using those she cares about as pawns. Three are dead already- the former prostitute who helped Catherine when she was out on the street, a CIA agent with whom she worked closely, and the informant who helped her free Luke. Someone is picking off the people Catherine cares about one by one, with the circle narrowing closer and closer to those she loves the most. Catherine has made many enemies throughout her life, and she has no choice but to weed through her past to find out who is targeting her now, and then go after the vicious killer herself. 
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4/28/2015
Death Wears a Beauty Mask
~Clark, Mary Higgins
 A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling `Queen of Suspense` Mary Higgins Clark.
 
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4/28/2015
Memory Man
~Baldacci, David
 Amos Decker`s life changed forever--twice.
 The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything.
 The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.
 His family destroyed, their killer`s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.
 But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

 
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4/17/2015
At the Water`s Edge
~Gruen, Sara
After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year`s Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis`s father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son`s inability to serve in WWII due to his being colorblind. To Maddie`s horror, Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father`s favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at- he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and when he finds it he will restore his father`s name and return to his father`s good graces (and pocketbook). Joined by their friend Hank, a wealthy socialite, the three make their way to Scotland in the midst of war. Each day the two men go off to hunt the monster, while another monster, Hitler, is devastating Europe. And Maddie, now alone in a foreign country, must begin to figure out who she is and what she wants. The novel tells of Maddie`s social awakening- to the harsh realities of life, to the beauties of nature, to a connection with forces larger than herself, to female friendship, and finally, to love.
 
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4/17/2015
Every Fifteen Minutes
~Scottoline, Lisa
 Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric`s entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can`t turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a `person of interest` himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric`s life? 
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4/17/2015
Emma
~McCall Smith, Alexander
 The summer after she graduates from university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In the meantime, she will do what she does best- offer guidance to those less wise than she is in the ways of the world. Happily, this summer brings many new faces to Highbury and into the sphere of Emma`s not always perfectly felicitous council- Harriet Smith, a naïve teacher`s assistant at the ESL school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard; Frank Churchill, the attractive stepson of Emma`s former governess; and, of course, the perfect Jane Fairfax. This modern-day Emma is wise, witty, and totally enchanting, and will appeal equally to Alexander McCall Smith`s multitude of fans and to the enormous community of wildly enthusiastic Austen aficionados. 
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4/17/2015
A Song for Issy Bradley
~Bray, Carys
 It is the story of Ian Bradley—husband, father, math teacher, and Mormon bishop—and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. It is the story of his wife, Claire, her lonely wait for a sign from God, and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with tragedy.
 And it is the story of their children- sixteen-year-old Zippy, experiencing the throes of first love; cynical fourteen-year-old Al, who would rather play soccer than read the Book of Mormon; and seven-year-old Jacob, whose faith is bigger than a mustard seed—probably bigger than a toffee candy, he thinks—and which he`s planning to use to mend his broken family with a miracle.

 
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4/17/2015
America`s Pastor
~Wacker, Grant
 During a career spanning sixty years, the Reverend Billy Graham`s resonant voice and chiseled profile entered the living rooms of millions of Americans with a message that called for personal transformation through God`s grace. How did a lanky farm kid from North Carolina become an evangelist hailed by the media as America`s pastor? Why did listeners young and old pour out their grief and loneliness in letters to a man they knew only through televised Crusades in faraway places like Madison Square Garden? 
 
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4/17/2015
Dealing with China
~Paulson, Henry Jr.
 Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world`s second-largest economy. While negotiating with China on economic reforms, he safeguarded the teetering U.S. financial system. Paulson has worked with scores of top Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping, China`s most powerful man in decades. Now, in DEALING WITH CHINA, he takes readers behind closed doors to witness the future of China`s state-controlled capitalism.
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4/17/2015
Chasing Shadows
~Hughes, Ken
 The break-in at Watergate and the cover-up that followed brought about the resignation of Richard Nixon, creating a political shockwave that reverberates to this day. But as Ken Hughes reveals in his powerful new book, in all the thousands of hours of declassified White House tapes, the president orders a single break-in--and it is not at the Watergate complex. Hughes`s examination of this earlier break-in, plans for which the White House ultimately scrapped, provides a shocking new perspective on a long history of illegal activity that prolonged the Vietnam War and was only partly exposed by the Watergate scandal.
 
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4/17/2015
Bittersweet
~Albert, Susan Wittig
 It`s Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, and China is planning to visit her mother, Leatha, and her mother`s husband, Sam, who are enthusiastically embarking on a new enterprise—turning their former game ranch into a vacation retreat for birders. She`s also looking forward to catching up with her friend, game warden Mackenzie `Mack` Chambers, who was recently transferred to the area. But Leatha calls with bad news- Sam has had a heart attack.
 How will Leatha manage if Sam can`t carry his share? She does have a helper, Sue Ellen Krause. But China discovers that Sue Ellen, who is in the process of leaving her marriage to the assistant foreman at a large trophy game ranch, is in some serious trouble. Before Sue Ellen can tell China the full story, her car veers off a deserted road and she is killed.
 Meanwhile, when a local veterinarian is shot in what appears to be a burglary at his clinic, Mack Chambers believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch. As Mack follows the trail, China begins to wonder if Sue Ellen`s death may not have been an accident, and if there`s a connection to the stolen animals. But their search for the truth may put their own lives in danger… 
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