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View this event in detail. Heading Off to Kindergarten (Children)
Saturday, 08/19/17 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Get your child ready for Kindergarten!
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  • I love the Children’s Programs, especially the American Girl Tea Party and The Polar Express-Addison. Age 9
  • As a Military family, the library is the first place I visit to gather information on the town’s contacts and locations for everything from daycare to dentists. The GAPL has welcomed our family that first day and we have never stopped coming to the library. What a great place to be!-Jane Coburn, Former Board Member
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View this news item in detail. Thursday Night Movies
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
Looking for something to do? Come chill in the library and see a 5:45 p.m. movie!
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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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8/18/2017
Exposed
~Scottoline, Lisa
 Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues―ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.
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8/18/2017
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall
~Gabaldon, Diana
 Featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more from Diana Gabaldon`s unforgettable cast of characters- a brilliant collection of Outlander novellas.
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8/18/2017
Trap the Devil
~Coes, Ben
 A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They`ve begun to remove the people who stand in their way―and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They`ve already taken out the Speaker of the House―whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning―and the president and vice president are next. Once they have their own people in place, they plan to start a bloody, brutal war on an unimaginable scale.

 On restricted duty while he recovers from injuries incurred on a previous mission, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris by CIA Director Hector Calibrisi. The Secretary of State is going there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn`t go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself.

 With the Secretary of State dead, shot by Dewey`s weapon, Dewey is on the run and out in the cold, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents.

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8/18/2017
The Breakdown
~Paris, B. A.
 Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She`s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It`s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she`d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she`d stopped.
 But since then, she`s been forgetting every little thing- where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn`t have a baby.
 The only thing she can`t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.
 Or the silent calls she`s receiving, or the feeling that someone`s watching her…
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8/18/2017
Tornado Weather
~Kennedy, Deborah E.
 Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez`s father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn`t. As the bus driver, Fikus, lowers her wheelchair to the ground and looks around, chaos erupts behind him as one child has an accident and the rest begin to scream. When Daisy says her house is right down the road, she`ll be fine, and begins to wheel herself away, Fikus lets her go. And that`s the last time she is seen.
 Nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened, if they could only put the pieces together. They also know a lot about each other. The immigrants who work in the dairy farm know their employers` secrets. The manager of the Laundromat knows who laid a curse on the town and why. A soldier daydreaming of his hometown can see it more clearly than the people still there. And the police officer doesn`t realize how much he knows. They are all connected, in ways small and profound, open and secret.
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8/18/2017
I Know a Secret
~Gerritsen, Tess
 The crime scene is unlike any that Detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have ever before encountered. The woman lies in apparently peaceful repose on her bed, and Maura finds no apparent cause of death, but there is no doubt the woman is indeed dead. The victim`s eyes have been removed and placed in the palm of her hand, a gesture that echoes the terrifying films she produces. Is a crazed movie fan reenacting scenes from those disturbing films?
 When another victim is found, again with no apparent cause of death, again with a grotesquely staged crime scene, Jane and Maura realize the killer has widened his circle of targets. He`s chosen one particular woman for his next victim, and she knows he`s coming for her next. She`s the only one who can help Jane and Maura catch the killer.
 But she knows a secret. And it`s a secret she`ll never tell.
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8/18/2017
The Store
~Patterson, James
 Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, The Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn`t even know you had.
 Most people are fine with that, but not Jacob and Megan Brandeis. New York writers whose livelihood is on the brink of extinction, Jacob and Megan are going undercover to dig up The Store`s secrets in a book that could change the entire American way of life. But after a series of unsettling discoveries, Jacob and Megan`s worst fears about The Store seem like just the beginning.
 Harboring a secret that could get him killed, Jacob has to find a way to escape The Store`s watchful eye and publish his expose – before the truth dies with him.
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8/18/2017
Patrick Henry
~Kukla, Jon
 Born in 1736, Patrick Henry was an attorney and planter, and an outstanding orator in the movement for independence. A contemporary of Washington, Henry stood with John and Samuel Adams among the leaders of the colonial resistance to Great Britain that ultimately created the United States. The first governor of Virginia after independence, he was re-elected several times. After declining to attend the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Henry opposed the Constitution, arguing that it granted too much power to the central government. Although he denounced slavery as evil, like many other southern slave-owners he accepted its continuation. Henry pushed vigorously for the ten amendments to the new Constitution, and then supported Washington and national unity against the bitter party divisions of the 1790s. He was enormously influential in his time, but his accomplishments, other than his oratory, were subsequently all but forgotten.
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8/18/2017
Hue 1968
~Bowden, Mark
 In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam`s intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front`s presence, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II.
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8/17/2017
Everything, Everything
~Yoon, Nicola
 My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I`m allergic to the world. I don`t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
 But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He`s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
 Maybe we can`t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It`s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
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8/17/2017
The Lying Game
~Ware, Ruth
 On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister...
 The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, `I need you.`
 The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict- no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school`s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate`s father).
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8/17/2017
The Force
~Winslow, Don
 All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.
 He is `the King of Manhattan North,` a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of `Da Force.` Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he`s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He`s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself.
 What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty- he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city`s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.
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8/17/2017
The Map that Leads to You
~Monninger, J. P.
 A romantic, vivid novel that takes place in the tender time of a young woman`s life- Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She`s left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one, one last summer to be free. Heather doesn`t expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with him. Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter a few years older than she is, who is following his grandfather`s journal to various cities around Europe. But in the same way that forces are bringing Jack and Heather together, life and duty are pushing them apart. And Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything.
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8/17/2017
Saving Charlotte
~Jong, Pia de
 When her newborn daughter Charlotte is diagnosed with a rare and deadly leukemia, Pia and her husband Robbert make a momentous decision- they reject potentially devastating chemotherapy and instead choose to `wait for what will come.` As the following year unfolds, Pia enters a disorienting world of doctors, medical procedures, and a colorful cast of neighbors and protectors in her native Amsterdam. Her seventeenth-century canal house becomes her inner sanctum, a private `cocoon` where she sweeps away distractions in order to give Charlotte the unfiltered love and strength she needs. Pia`s instinctive decision, now known as `watchful waiting,` has become the standard medical protocol for Charlotte`s type of leukemia.
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8/17/2017
The Reason You`re Alive
~Quick, Matthew
 After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard—that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It might be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect. It might also help him finally recover from his wife`s untimely demise.
 As David confronts his past to salvage his present, a poignant portrait emerges- that of an opinionated and goodhearted American patriot fighting like hell to stay true to his red, white, and blue heart, even as the country he loves rapidly changes in ways he doesn`t always like or understand. Hanging in the balance are Granger`s distant art-dealing son, Hank; his adoring seven-year-old granddaughter, Ella; and his best friend, Sue, a Vietnamese-American who respects David`s fearless sincerity.
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8/17/2017
Be Free or Die
~Lineberry, Cate
 It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old enslaved man named Robert Smalls boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces. Smalls` courageous and ingenious act freed him and his family from slavery and immediately made him a Union hero. It also challenged much of the country`s view of what African Americans were willing to do for their freedom.
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8/17/2017
Quiet until the Thaw
~Fuller, Alexandra
 Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger towards the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions- Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence.
 Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys, orphaned at birth, in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys within their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be, and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys.
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8/17/2017
UNSUB
~Gardiner, Meg
 Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges- the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the FBI calls an unknown subject—the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.
 The Prophet`s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack`s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders—eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh—was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career.
 Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father`s failure to protect their city. But now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession.
 Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father`s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father`s mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet drag her and everyone she loves into the depths of the abyss?
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