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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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9/21/2016
The Bridge to Brilliance
~Lopez, Nadia
 When thirteen-year-old Vidal Chastanet told photographer Brandon Stanton that his principal, `Ms. Lopez,` was the person who most influenced his life, it was the pebble that started a whirlwind for Nadia Lopez and her small, new public school in one of Brooklyn`s most wretched communities. The posting on Stanton`s wildly popular site Humans of New York (HONY) went mega-viral. Lopez—not long before on the verge of quitting—found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with Obama, as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar IndieGoGo campaign for the school. Here is her first-person account of what it took to get to that moment.

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9/21/2016
A Gentleman in Moscow
~Towles, Amor
 When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel`s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
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9/21/2016
Killing the Rising Sun
~O`Reilly, Bill
 Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.
 Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. 
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9/21/2016
Forward
~Wambach, Abby
 Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys` soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation`s heart with her team`s 2015 World Cup Championship. Called an inspiration and `badass` by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women`s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world.
 
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9/21/2016
The Imperial Wife
~Reyn, Irina
 Two women`s lives collide when a priceless Russian artifact comes to light.
 Tanya Kagan, a rising specialist in Russian art at a top New York auction house, is trying to entice Russia`s wealthy oligarchs to bid on the biggest sale of her career, The Order of Saint Catherine, while making sense of the sudden and unexplained departure of her husband.
 As questions arise over the provenance of the Order and auction fever kicks in, Reyn takes us into the dazzling world of Catherine the Great, the infamous 18th-century empress, who may have owned the priceless artifact, and who, it turns out, faced many of the same issues Tanya wrestles with in her own life.
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9/20/2016
The Wonder
~Donoghue, Emma
 Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O`Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale`s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.
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9/20/2016
An Obvious Fact
~Johnson, Craig
 In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming—the nearest town to America`s first national monument, Devils Tower—to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a
wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry`s `59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt`s granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year`s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won`t stop quoting, `There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.`
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9/20/2016
The Kept Woman
~Slaughter, Karin
 A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It`s the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city`s biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world`s most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge.
 But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI`s newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will`s troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues.
 But Sara`s scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out . . .
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9/20/2016
Commonwealth
~Patchett, Ann
 One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating`s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny`s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
 Spanning five decades, the story explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
 When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
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9/20/2016
Fates and Traitors
~Chiaverini, Jennifer
 The world would not look upon his like again. John Wilkes Booth—driven son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, whose misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of America—has been the subject of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession.
 Though in his plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln Booth did not act alone—`I am determined to be a villain,` he tragically prophesized on the occasion of his acclaimed 1862 New York City debut in the role of Richard III—he is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, devoid of human connection. Yet four women were integral in the life of this unquiet American: Mary Ann, the mother he revered above all but country; his sister and confidante, Asia; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator`s daughter who loved him; and the Confederate widow Mary Surratt, to whom he entrusted the secrets of his vengeful wrath.
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9/20/2016
Home
~Coben, Harlan
 A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? 
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9/20/2016
Nutshell
~McEwan, Ian
 Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She`s still in the marital home a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse but John`s not here. Instead, she`s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month old resident of Trudy`s womb.
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9/20/2016
Pushing Up Daisies
~Beaton, M. C.
 When Agatha Raisin left behind her PR business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately, the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend Sir Charles Fraith attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans he scoffs: `Do you think I give a damn about those pesky villagers?` So when Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper two weeks later, it`s no surprise that some in town are feeling celebratory.
 The villagers are relieved to learn that Bellington`s son and heir, Damian, has no interest in continuing his father`s development plans. But the police are definitely interested in him―as suspect number one. His father`s death, it seems, was no accident. But when Damian hires Agatha to find the real killer, she finds no shortage of suspects. The good news is that a handsome retired detective named Gerald has recently moved to town. Too bad he was seen kissing another newcomer. But when she is also found murdered, Gerald is eager to help Agatha with the case. Agatha, Gerald, and her team of detectives must untangle a web of contempt in order to uncover a killer`s identity.
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9/20/2016
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew`d
~Bradley, Alan
 In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote`s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia`s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar`s wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man`s body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It`s amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one`s spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core.
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9/9/2016
The Dollhouse
~Davis, Fiona
 When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren`t- plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn`t belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she`s introduced to an entirely new side of New York City- seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that`s used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance.
 Over half a century later, the Barbizon`s gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby`s involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman`s rent-controlled apartment. It`s a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby`s upstairs neighbor, to resist—not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose`s obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed.
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9/9/2016
Downfall
~Jance, J. A.
 With a baby on the way, her mother and stepfather recently slain, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal.
 Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What`s the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?
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9/9/2016
A Little Things Called Life
~Thompson, Linda
 For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led one of the most remarkable lives in show business. The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King. Their chance late-night encounter at a movie theater was the stuff of legend, and it marked the beginning of a whirlwind that would stretch across decades, leading to a marriage with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and more drama than she ever could have imagined.
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9/9/2016
Apprentice In Death
~Robb, J. D.
 The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park`s ice skating rink. The victims- a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.
 Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite- police, military, professional killer.
 Eve`s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact- There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we`re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil...
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