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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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8/29/2014
The Exercise Cure
~Metzl, Jordan
What if there were a drug to treat every illness, across all body systems, proven potent against heart disease, depression, arthritis, PMS and erectile dysfunction — even in chronic diseases such as asthma, dementia, and certain types of cancer? What if it had no side effects, was completely free, readily available, and worked for everyone? Every single person who took it decreased her risk of premature death and raised his quality of life. Would you want it?
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8/29/2014
You Can Date Boys when You`re Forty
~Barry, Dave
Let`s face it- families not only enrich our lives every day, they drive us completely around the bend. Thank goodness we have Dave Barry as our guide!
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8/29/2014
The Islands of Chaldea
~Jones, Diana Wynne
Aileen was supposed to grow up magical – just like the other women in her family. Unfortunately, she`s just found out that the magic seems to have skipped a generation… but that`s not her biggest problem right now.
In her world, there are four Islands of Chaldea. The largest and most magical island has been cut off from the other three for decades – and is slowly draining the magic from them.
But now a prophecy has come to light. Someone from Aileen`s island will gather a man from each of the three islands, bring down the magical barrier, and unite them with the fourth island again. And according to the king, that someone is Aileen`s Aunt – who insists on dragging Aileen along. AND the boy Aileen is sure she`ll marry (one day)- AND the local boy with more brawn then brain. Someone seems to want to stop them too… someone with an interest in keeping the Islands apart. But still, with magic on their side, nothing can go wrong. Right?
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8/29/2014
Always Emily
~MacColl, Michaela
Emily and Charlotte Brontë are about as opposite as two sisters can be. Charlotte is practical and cautious; Emily is headstrong and imaginative. But they do have one thing in common- a love of writing. This shared passion will lead them to be two of the first published female novelists and authors of several enduring works of classic literature. But they`re not there yet. First, they have to figure out if there is a connection between a string of local burglaries, rumors that a neighbor`s death may not have been accidental, and the appearance on the moors of a mysterious and handsome stranger. The girls have a lot of knots to untangle—before someone else gets killed.
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8/29/2014
Sekret
~Smith, Lindsay
Yulia knows she must hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive in Communist Russia. But if she sometimes manipulates the black market traders by reading their thoughts when she touches their skin, so what? Anything to help her survive.
Russia`s powerful spy agency, the KGB, is recruiting young people with mind-reading capabilities for their psychic espionage program. Their mission- protect the Soviet space program from American CIA spies. Why shouldn`t the KGB use any means necessary to make the young psychic cooperate? Anything to beat the American capitalist scum to the moon.
Yulia is a survivor. She won`t be controlled by the KGB, who want to harness her abilities for the State with no regard for her own hopes and dreams. She won`t let handsome Sergei plan her life as a member of elite Soviet society, or allow brooding Valentin to consume her with his dangerous mind and even more dangerous ideas. And she certainly won`t become the next victim of the powerful American spy who can scrub a brain raw—and seems to be targeting Yulia.
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8/19/2014
Clam Wake
~Daheim, Mary
With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle`s retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. Surrounded by retirees in the off-season sounds peaceful and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. But it isn`t long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks—until they learn it wasn`t a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion hovering over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing—if only to prove they didn`t commit the crime.
But what she finds is puzzling. The victim reputedly didn`t have an enemy in the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly—at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.
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8/19/2014
Designated Daughters
~Maron, Margaret
When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel`s bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives at the hospice center she learns that Rachel hasn`t passed; in fact, the dying woman is awake. Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork quilt. But the Knott family`s joy quickly gives way to shock- less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow.
Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of mercy, or murder? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff`s Deputy Dwight Bryant, investigate they cross paths with an unlikely set of suspects- Rachel`s longtime minister; her neighbor, the respected local doctor; the friendly single father who often sought her advice; and perhaps the most puzzling party of all, the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers that Rachel`s own daughter belongs to.
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8/19/2014
Love Letters
~Macomber, Debbie
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks` good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark`s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She`s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.
  Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She`s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she`s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie`s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.
  Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage—and to win back each other`s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.
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8/1/2014
Hounded
~Rosenfelt, David
Andy Carpenter isn`t sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn`t expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that`s exactly where he arrives—at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diza. Upstairs are Danny`s now orphaned eight-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene—Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won`t get thrown into the `system.` This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny`s murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him…and to find out what really happened in Danny`s house that day.
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8/1/2014
A Perfect Life
~Steel, Danielle
Blaise McCarthy is an icon in the world of television news, asking the tough questions and taking on the emotionally charged issues of world affairs and politics with courage and insight. A single mother, she manages her well-ordered career meticulously, always prepared on the air or interviewing world-renowned figures and heads of state. To her audience, Blaise seems to have it all. But privately, and off the set, there is another untold story she has kept hidden for years.
  Blaise`s teenage daughter, Salima, was blinded by Type 1 diabetes in childhood, and her needs have kept her away in a year-round boarding school with full-time medical care and assistance ever since. When Salima`s school closes after a tragedy, Salima returns to her mother`s New York City apartment, and suddenly they face challenges they`ve never had to deal with before, and that Blaise feels ill-equipped to handle. A new caretaker provided by Salima`s school creates as many problems as he solves. Handsome, accomplished, thirty-two-year-old Simon Ward, with strong opinions on every topic, questions how mother and daughter view themselves and each other. Simon opens new doors for both of them and refuses to accept Salima`s physical limitations. He turns their world upside down, and the three become friends.
  Then everything starts to unravel and Blaise can`t keep her two worlds separate anymore. A beautiful young anchorwoman is hired at the network; it is no secret that she is being groomed to take Blaise`s place. Her career as she has known it is threatened, and her previously well-ordered life feels totally out of control. For the first time, Blaise`s life is not perfect, but real.
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8/1/2014
Texas True
~Dailey, Janet
The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty, planning never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms.
The girl Beau left behind but never forgot, despite his battle-scarred soul. Now Natalie is the real reason he`s staying on at the ranch, despite rumors that he was somehow involved in her late husband`s death. Because something in Beau has stirred to life again—something he believed his painful past had destroyed. And not even wild horses can keep him from the woman he still loves.
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8/1/2014
Remains of Innocence
~Jance, J. A.
Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together.
An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.
Tracing the money`s origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected? It`s up to Joanna to find out.
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8/1/2014
The Girls of August
~Siddons, Anne Rivers
Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.
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7/31/2014
The Skin Collector
~Deaver, Jeffery
A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before.
They call this butcher The Skin Collector- a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape . . .
Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased. As the pair struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. And with the clock rapidly ticking before the killer strikes again, they must untangle the twisted web of clues before more victims – or they themselves – are next.
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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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