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Friday, 08/01/14 - 2 - 4
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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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7/17/2014
Sight Unseen
~Johansen, Iris
A deadly multi-vehicle pile-up on San Diego`s historic Cabrillo bridge is thought of as a horrific accident–until Kendra Michaels arrives on the scene and perceives it as something much more sinister. Blind for decades and now sighted, Kendra`s unusual skill for observation is highly sought after by both the FBI and CIA. Now her amazing conclusions open up a multi-jurisdictional investigation that once again teams her with the FBI and federal agent Adam Kyle as they investigate a conspiracy so explosive that someone will kill again and again to protect it. As the killer casts a deadly web of lies, Kendra`s life hangs in the balance, as do the lives of those she holds most dear.
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7/17/2014
Eden in Winter
~Patterson, Richard North
Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha`s Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine`s will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself.
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7/11/2014
The Outcasts
~Flanagan, John
They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn`t mean they don`t have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.
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7/11/2014
To All the Boys I`ve Loved Before
~Jan, Jenny
This is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters- her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister`s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all...
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7/11/2014
Seraphina
~Hartman, Rachel
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty`s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen`s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.
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7/11/2014
Fallout
~Strasser, Todd
In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott`s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way into the shelter before Scott`s dad can shut the door. With not enough room, not enough food, and not enough air, life inside the shelter is filthy, physically draining, and emotionally fraught. But even worse is the question of what will -- and won`t -- remain when the door is opened again.
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7/11/2014
Counting by 7s
~Sloan, Holly Goldberg
Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn`t kept her from leading a quietly happy life... until now.
Suddenly Willow`s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.
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7/11/2014
Zane and the Hurricane
~Philbrick, Rodman
Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina`s wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader.
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7/11/2014
The Roar
~Clayton, Emma
Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall- Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague. At least that`s what Ellie, who was kidnapped as a child, has always been taught.
But when she comes to suspect the truth behind her captivity, she`s ready to risk exposure to the elements and answer the call of the wild. Listen. Can you hear it? She's strapping on her headset, jumpstarting her Pod Fighter, and--with her capuchin monkey at her back--she`s breaking out!
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7/11/2014
One Came Home
~Timberlake, Amy
In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things- her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.
But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn`t, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of `pigeoners` trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha`s blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.
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7/10/2014
Written in My Own Heart`s Blood
~Gabaldon, Diana
In June of 1778, the world turns upside-down. The British army withdraws from Philadelphia, George Washington prepares to move from Valley Forge in pursuit, and Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that his best friend has married Jamie`s wife. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere discovers to his horror that he is in fact the illegitimate son of the newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser (a rebel -and- a Scottish criminal!) and Jamie`s nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for Ian`s Quaker betrothed.
Meanwhile, Claire Fraser deals with an asthmatic duke, Benedict Arnold, and the fear that one of her husbands may have murdered the other. And in the 20th century, Jamie and Claire`s daughter Brianna is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century- her son has been kidnapped, her husband has disappeared into the past, and she`s facing a vicious criminal with nothing but a stapler in her hand. Fortunately, her daughter has a miniature cricket bat and her mother`s pragmatism.
 The 8th of the Outlander series.
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7/10/2014
But Enough About You
~Buckley, Christopher
A wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful.
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7/9/2014
For All Time
~Devereaux, Jude
The wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is a glorious affair at an elegant little chapel in the woods, followed by dinner and dancing, all while moonlight blankets the festivities in a romantic glow. While most guests are fixed on the happy couple, Jared`s cousin Graydon can`t look away from a bridesmaid, Toby Wyndam. It`s not just her quiet beauty that enthralls him or the way she makes him laugh. Toby possesses the truly remarkable ability of being able to distinguish Graydon from his identical twin brother, Rory. According to family legend, such a gift marks her as Graydon`s True Love.
  But Graydon knows there is no possible way that they can ever be together, for he is heir to the Lanconian throne and is to marry a noble woman who has been chosen for him. Yet, intrigued by Toby, he asks her to help him hide on Nantuck for a week away from regal responsibilities. In exchange, he`ll assist her with planning acclaimed novelist Victoria Madsen`s lavish wedding. Since they both know their union is impossible, the pair promises that they will never be more than just friends.
  But there`s more going on between Graydon and Toby than her unique power to tell him apart from his twin. At work are forces beyond their control, which are ruled by time itself. Combine that with the magical island of Nantucket, and a seductive spell is cast over Graydon and Toby. If they are to be together, they must change what once was, as well as what will be.
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7/9/2014
Power Play
~Coulter, Catherine
Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a car accident, and mysterious rumors begin that she`s responsible begin to surface- she broke off the engagement and, heartbroken, he killed himself. Then someone tries to force her off the M-2 outside London. Again, rumors claim it was a sympathy ploy. When she returns to the United States, she`s nearly killed when a car tries to mow her down while she`s out for a run. No one believes her except FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan.
Meanwhile someone is following Sherlock. A stalker? Then someone tries to shoot her from the back of a motorcycle, but the assailant gets away. Sherlock next gets a call from an Atlanta mental hospital warning her that Blessed Backman has escaped. This is not good news. Blessed is a talented psychopath out for revenge against the agents, primarily Sherlock, whom his dying mother begged him to kill since she and Savich brought down her cult.
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7/2/2014
Field of Prey
~Sandford, John
The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.
He`d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields- nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.
By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasn`t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?
Because one thing was for sure- the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .
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7/2/2014
Robert B. Parker`s Cheap Shot
~Atkins, Ace
Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots` marquee players—a hard-nosed linebacker who`s earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client.
Heywood`s troubles seem to be tied to a nightclub shooting from two years earlier. But when Heywood`s nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston`s underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser`s protégé, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser`s back and return the child to the football star`s sprawling Chestnut Hill mansion. A controversial decision from Heywood only ups the ante as the clock winds down on Akira`s future.
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6/27/2014
Top Secret Twenty-One
~Evanovich, Janet
Trenton, New Jersey`s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he`s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city`s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer`s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn`t want to do- protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti`s bookkeeper and knows all his boss`s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti`s list of people to put six feet under.

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6/27/2014
Hard Choices
~Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Hillary Rodham Clinton`s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America`s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.

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