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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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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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4/17/2015
The Liar
~Roberts, Nora
 Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …
  The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn`t just dead. He never really existed.
 Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new- Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning … 
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4/17/2015
A Dangerous Place
~Winspear, Jacqueline
 Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger.
 But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn`t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, `You will be alone in a most dangerous place,` she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone- the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain.
 Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie`s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar`s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on `the Rock`—arguably Britain`s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way. 
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4/15/2015
H is for Hawk
~Macdonald, Helen
 When Helen Macdonald`s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk`s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White`s chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself `in the hawk`s wild mind to tame her` tested the limits of Macdonald`s humanity and changed her life.


 
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4/15/2015
Miracle at Augusta
~Patterson, James
 A year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he`s famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still Travis can`t shake the feeling that he`s a fraud, an imposter who doesn`t deserve his success - and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right.
 A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form- a teenage outcast with troubles of his own - and a natural golf swing. As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world`s most revered golf course, Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no one is watching.
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4/15/2015
The Late Starters Orchestra
~Goldman, Ari
 In a cluttered room in an abandoned coat factory in lower Manhattan, a group of musicians comes together each week to make music. Some are old, some are young, all have come late to music or come back to it after a long absence. This is the Late Starters Orchestra--the bona fide amateur string orchestra where Ari Goldman pursues his lifelong dream of playing the cello.  
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4/15/2015
Chasing Sunsets
~Kingsbury, Karen
 Growing up in a comfortable home, Mary Catherine wanted for nothing. Though she loves her wealthy parents, their lifestyle never appealed to her. Instead, Mary Catherine pursues meaning through charity work, giving away a part of herself but never giving away her heart.
 Mary Catherine lives in Los Angeles with her roommate, Sami, and volunteers at a local youth center with coach Tyler Ames and LA Dodger Marcus Dillinger. Despite Mary Catherine's intention to stay single, she finds herself drawing close to Marcus, and their budding romance offers an exciting life she never dreamed of. That is, until she receives devastating news from her doctor. News that alters her future and forces her to make a rash decision. 
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4/15/2015
The Alpine Zen
~Daheim, Mary
 As an early summer heat wave beats down on Alpine, Emma and her staff are treading very lightly. For unfathomable reasons, the paper`s House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, is in a major snit, refusing to speak to her colleagues, or even her boss. So when a peculiar young woman walks in claiming her parents have been murdered, and that she`s in mortal danger, too, it fits right in with the rest of the craziness. Then, to the utter bafflement of her colleagues, Vida vanishes without a word to anyone. And just when Emma and her husband, Sheriff Milo Dodge, start to unsnarl these tangles, a male body, dead too long to identify, surfaces at the town dump—making what seemed merely weird feel downright sinister. Has the hot weather driven everyone nuts, or are cold-blooded forces committing deadly misdeeds?

 
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4/15/2015
Miss Julia Lays down the Law
~Ross, Ann
 It`s November and Miss Julia is looking forward to some quiet time before the holidays. That is until snobby Connie Clayborn and her rich husband move to town. At first, Miss Julia and the other ladies are pleased to be invited over for coffee, but the afternoon turns into a slap in the face when their hostess spouts nonstop criticism about Abbotsville. Why, how dare she? Days later, Miss Julia decides to confront Connie woman to woman, but when she arrives, Connie is lying on the kitchen floor—lifeless in a pool of blood. Who could have done this? Miss Julia will need to find out fast—particularly because her fingerprints are now all over the crime scene. . . .
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4/15/2015
Stand up straight and sing!
~Norman, Jessye
 Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, nurtured in a close family and tight-knit community centered around the church, she studied the piano and sang the songs of her childhood, not dreaming that this passion for music might lead to her life`s profession.
 Jessye Norman recalls in rich detail the strong women who were her role models, from her ancestors to family friends, relatives, and teachers. She hails the importance of her parents in her early learning and experiences in the arts. And she describes coming face-to-face with racism, not just as a child living in the segregated South, but also as an adult out and about in the world.
 She speaks of the many who have inspired her and taught her essential life lessons. A special interlude on her key relationship with the pioneering African American singer Marian Anderson reveals the lifelong support that this great predecessor provided through her example of dignity and grace at all times.

 
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4/15/2015
The Boston Girl
~Diamant, Anita
 Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie`s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can`t imagine - a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.

 
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