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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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British Manor Murder
~Meier, Leslie
 Although Perry, the earl of the house, and his sister, Poppy, are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly—snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel`s gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrison`s son, Cyril.
 Considering the weapon and the clandestine location, Lucy wouldn`t be shocked if the murder was an inside job. Cyril wasn`t exactly a gentleman, and it`s unclear what business he had on the property. Was the victim trying to make off with the family riches before meeting his end? Or was a scorned country squire looking to settle an ancient indiscretion for good? One thing`s for sure—the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets . . .
 To end the reign of terror, Lucy must keep her ear to the ground and mind time-honored traditions—no matter how unusual. Because Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red . . .
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Superfood Soups
~Morris, Julie
 Acclaimed superfood chef Julie Morris has chosen 100 favorites packed with nutrient-dense and plant-based whole foods such as vegetables and fruits, legumes and grains, nuts and seeds. Plus, she boosts each dish with such scientifically lauded superfoods as chia, medicinal mushrooms, turmeric, and kale. From a comforting Smoky Pumpkin Soup with Candied Seed Clusters, to an irresistibly inventive Watermelon Goji Gazpacho, to the tasty Cacao Black Bean Soup, every health-giving bowl delivers deeply nourishing deliciousness that satisfies on every level. Along with beautiful color photographs, the book is full of helpful soup-making advice and information about the health rewards of superfood soups, including soup cleanses and rejuvenating broths.
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The Muralist
~Shapiro, B. A.
 Alizee Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940 amid personal and political turmoil. No one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie`s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind recently found works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?
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The Magnolia Story
~Gaines, Chip and Joanna
 Are you ready to see your fixer upper?
 These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV`s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people? What`s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America`s new best friends.
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Big Fat Food Fraud
~Philip, Jeff Scot
—Why are you are you eating diet foods and getting fatter?
—Why do you still have cellulite even though you eat `healthy`?
—Why don`t you know what you are eating, even when you read the label?
—Why does the obesity rate in America keep climbing, even though the weight-loss market is a $300 billion industry?

It is because food manufacturers, the media, nutritionists, trainers, medical professionals, health inspectors, and people like Jeff Scot Philips collude for profits and are: big fat food liars.
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El Paso
~Groom, Winston
 An episodic novel set in six parts, El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa, a much-feared outlaw and revolutionary, against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel, whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel`s grandchildren in the midst of a cattle drive, and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his adopted son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the Generalissimo down.
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The Fall of the House of Wilde
~O`Sullivan, Emer
 Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values - to his parents. Oscar`s mother, Lady Jane Wilde, rose to prominence as a political journalist, advocating in 1848 a rebellion against colonialism. Proud, involved and challenging, she became a salon hostess and opened the Wilde`s Dublin home at No. 1 Merrion Square to the public. Known as the most scintillating and stirring hostess of her day, she passed on her infectious delight in the art of living to Oscar, who imbibed it greedily.
 His father was Sir William Wilde, one of the most eminent men of his generation. Acutely conscious of injustices in the social order, Sir William laid the foundations for the Celtic renaissance in the belief that culture would establish a common ground between the privileged and the poor, Protestant and Catholic. But Sir William was also a philanderer, and when he stood accused of sexually assaulting a young female patient, the scandal and trial sent shock waves through Dublin society. After his death the Wildes moved to London where Oscar burst irrepressibly upon the scene.
 The one role that didn`t suit him was that of the Victorian husband, as his wife, Constance, was to discover. For beneath the swelling forehead was a self-destructive itch: a lifelong devourer of attention, Oscar was unable to recognise when the party was over.
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Game of Queens
~Edghill, India
 You may know part of the story already, but you only know what history has passed along. The story of how Vashti, Queen of Queens, the most beautiful woman in all the empire, defied the king her husband and so lost her crown. The story of how Ahasuerus, King of Kings, commanded that the most beautiful maidens be sent to his court so he might choose a new queen. And you may know how he set the queen`s crown upon the head of the virtuous and beautiful Esther, and how Queen Esther herself defied both king and law to save her people from a treacherous fate.
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Behold the Dreamers
~Mbue, Imbolo
 Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark`s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses` summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.
 However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers` façades.
 When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende`s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.
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The Book that Matters Most
~Hood, Ann
 Ava`s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group`s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother.
 Alternating with Ava`s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava`s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.
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~Brown, Rita Mae
 The night a riot breaks out at the Capitol Theater movie house-during a Mary Pickford picture, no less-you can bet that the Hunsenmeir sisters, Louise and Julia, are nearby. Known locally as Wheezie and Juts, the inimitable, irrepressible, distinctly freethinking sisters and their delightful circle of friends are coming of age in a shifting world and are determined to understand their place in it. Across town, the well-to-do Chalfonte siblings are preparing for the upcoming wedding of brother Curtis. But for youngest sister Celeste, the celebration brings about a change she never expected and a lesson about love she`ll not soon forget.
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~Smith, Wilbur
 Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded, All seems lost.
 Taita, advisor to the Pharaoh, prepares for the enemy`s final, fatal push. The ex-slave, now general of Tamose`s armies, is never more ingenious than when all hope is dashed. And this is Egypt`s most desperate hour.
 With the timely arrival of an old ally, the tide is turned and the Egyptian army feasts upon its retreating foe. But upon his victorious return to Luxor, Taita is seized and branded a traitor. Tamose is dead and a poisonous new era has begun. The new Pharaoh has risen — and he must be stopped…
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The Obsidian Chamber
~Preston, Douglas
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
Sick with grief, Pendergast`s ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
Proctor, Pendergast`s longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance`s kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .
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Escape Clause
~Sandford, John
 The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they`ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others -- as Virgil is about to find out.
 Then there`s the homefront. Virgil`s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie`s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil`s kind of cute.
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The Boy is Back
~Cabot, Meg
 Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back…
 One post. That`s all it took to destroy the care-free, glamorous life of pro golfer Reed Stewart. One tiny post on the Internet.
 Then again, it`s not like Reed`s been winning many tournaments lately, and his uncle isn`t the only one who says it`s because of the unfinished business he left behind back home in Bloomville, Indiana—namely Reed`s father, the Honorable Judge Richard P. Stewart, and the only girl Reed ever loved, Becky Flowers.
 But Reed hasn`t spoken to either his father or Becky in over a decade.
 Until that post on the Internet. Suddenly, Reed`s family has become a national laughingstock, his publicist won`t stop calling, his siblings are begging for help, and Reed realizes he has no other choice: He`s got to go home to face his past . . . the Judge and the girl he left behind.
 Becky`s worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she`s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed—which hasn`t been easy, considering he`s their hometown`s golden boy, and all anyone ever talks about. It was fine while they were thousands of miles apart, but now he`s back in Bloomville. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him—until his family hires her to help save his parents.
 Now Reed and Becky can`t avoid one another…or the memories of that one fateful night.
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~White, Randy Wayne
 A fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith is a tall, strong Florida woman descended from many generations of the same. But the problem before her now is much older even than that.
Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the whole industry is in trouble. The trees are dying at the root, weakened by infestation and genetic manipulation, and the only solution might be somehow, somewhere, to find samples of the original root stock. No one is better equipped to traverse the swamps and murky backcountry of Florida than Hannah, but once word leaks out of her quest, the trouble begins. `There are people who will kill to find a direct descendant of those first seeds,` a biologist warns her—and it looks like his words may be all too prophetic.
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Paris for One
~Moyes, Jojo
 Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She`s never even been on a weekend away—to anywhere, and certainly not with her boyfriend. Everyone knows traveling abroad isn`t really her thing. But when Nell`s boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong. Alone and in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. 
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The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
~Rosenfelt, David
 Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter usually tries to avoid taking on new cases at all costs. But this time, he`s happy—eager, even—to take the case that`s just come his way. Andy`s long-time friend Martha `Pups` Boyer takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can`t handle, raises them until they`re old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however. With Christmas just around the corner, one of Pups`s neighbors has just reported Pups to the city for having more than the legal number of pets in her home under the local zoning laws.
 Andy happily takes Pups`s case, and he feels confident in a positive outcome. Who could punish someone for rescuing puppies, after all, especially at Christmastime? But things get a lot more complicated when Randy Hennessey, the neighbor who registered the complaint against Pups, turns up dead. Pups had loudly and publicly threatened Hennessey after he filed his complaint, and Pups was also the one to find his body. All the evidence seems to point to Pups as the killer, and suddenly Andy has a murder case on his hands. He doesn`t believe Pups could be guilty, but as he starts digging deeper into the truth behind Hennessey`s murder, Andy may find himself facing a killer more dangerous than he ever imagined.
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