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View this event in detail. The Night Before Christmas Story Time (Children)
Tuesday, 12/19/17 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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12/6/2017
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
~Kilmeade, Brian
 When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task--New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians.
 What the British didn`t count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson. A formidable military leader with a grudge against the British and a heart for the common man, he rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen.
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12/6/2017
The City of Brass
~Chakraborty, S. A.
 Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she`s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.
 But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she`s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale- across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brassa city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.
 In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.
 After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for . . .
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12/6/2017
Artemis
~Weir, Andy
 Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
 Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you`re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you`ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
 Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she`s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
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12/6/2017
The Last ballad
~Cash, Wiley
 Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill`s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and others workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May`s best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it`s the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband John has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever she can find.
 When the union leaflets first come through the mill, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including lies, threats, and bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county`s biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement—a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town—indeed all that she loves.
 Seventy-five years later, Ella May`s daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the whole story of what happened to Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929.
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12/6/2017
The Revolution of Marina M.
~Fitch, Janet
 St. Petersburg, New Year`s Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers` rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.
 As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina`s own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman`s journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.
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12/6/2017
Suzanne`s Children
~Nelson, Anne
 Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country`s leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Renee Magritte. In Paris in the late 1930s her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life`s purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups.
 Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups `kidnapped` hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers.
 In the final year of the Occupation Suzanne was caught in the Gestapo dragnet that was pursuing a Soviet agent she had aided. She was executed shortly before the liberation of Paris. Suzanne Spaak is honored in Israel as one of the Righteous Among Nations.
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12/5/2017
No one is coming to save us
~Watts, Stephanie Powell
 JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina to build his dream home and to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava. But he finds that the people he once knew and loved have changed, just as he has. Ava is now married, and wants a baby more than anything. The decline of the town`s once-thriving furniture industry has made Ava`s husband Henry grow distant and frustrated. Ava`s mother Sylvia has put her own life on hold as she caters to and meddles with those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia`s undeserving but charming husband, just won`t stop hanging around.
 JJ`s newfound wealth forces everyone to consider what more they want and deserve from life than what they already have—and how they might go about getting it. Can they shape their lives to align with their wishes rather than their realities? Or are they resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead?
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12/5/2017
Member of the Family
~Lake, Dianne
 At age fourteen Dianne Lake—with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them—became one of `Charlie`s girls,` a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson`s true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles` White Album and Manson`s dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group`s descent into madness as she lived it.
 Though she never participated in any of the group`s gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution`s case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life.
 While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.
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12/5/2017
We`re going to need more wine
~Union, Gabrielle

 One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic `90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: `It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real.`

 In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

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12/5/2017
Past perfect
~Steel, Danielle
 Sybil and Blake Gregory are the quintessential 21st century power couple: she a cutting-edge interior designer; he a forward-thinking top business analyst. They revel in the privileged, ordered life they lead in Manhattan with their children, teenagers Andrew and Caroline and 6-year-old Charlie. But when Blake accepts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the CEO of a visionary social media start-up in San Francisco—and then buys a magnificent turn-of-the-20th-century Pacific Heights mansion on impulse—all that will change. Built by the Butterfields, a prominent banking family, abandoned for decades, the grand house retains its exquisite furnishings and aura of long ago elegance. And that`s not all it retains. The modern Gregorys are about to meet their ghostly long ago counterparts….
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12/5/2017
The Idiot
~Batuman, Elif
 The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.
 At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan`s friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin`s summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer.
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12/5/2017
Relentless
~Edelman, Julian
 When the Patriots were down 28-3 in Super Bowl LI, there was at least one player who refused to believe they would lose: Julian Edelman. And he said so. It wasn`t only because of his belief in his teammates, led by the master of the comeback, his friend and quarterback Tom Brady-or the coaching staff run by the legendary Bill Belichick. It was also because he had been counted out in most of his life and career, and he had proved them all wrong.
 Whether it was in Pop Warner football, where his Redwood City, California, team won a national championship; in high school where he went from a 95-pound freshman running back to quarterback for an undefeated Woodside High team; or college, where he rewrote records at Kent State as a dual-threat quarterback, Edelman far exceeded everyone`s expectations. Everyone`s expectations, that is, except his own and those of his father, who took extreme and unorthodox measures to drive Edelman to quiet the doubters with ferocious competitiveness.
 When he was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round, the college quarterback was asked to field punts and play wide receiver, though he`d never done either. But gradually, under the tutelage of a demanding coaching staff and countless hours of off-season training with Tom Brady, he became one of the NFL`s most dynamic punt returners and top receivers who can deliver in the biggest games.
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11/30/2017
Sisters First
~Hager, Jenna Bush
 Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president- just twelve years later they stood by their father`s side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi, with every teenage mistake making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story of these two young women forging their own identities under extraordinary circumstances. In this book they take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, with never-before-told stories about their family, their adventures, their loves and losses, and the special sisterly bond that fulfills them.
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11/30/2017
Fools` River
~Hallinan, Timothy
 The two most difficult days in Bangkok writer Poke Rafferty`s life begin with an emergency visit from Edward Dell, the almost-boyfriend of his teenage daughter, Maiow. The boy`s father, Buddy, a late-middle-aged womanizer who has moved to Bangkok for happy hunting, has disappeared, and money is being siphoned out of his bank and credit card accounts. It soon becomes apparent that Buddy is in the hands of a pair of killers who prey on Bangkok`s -sexpats- when the accounts are empty, he`ll be found, like a dozen others, floating facedown in a Bangkok canal with a weighted cast on his unbroken leg. His money is already almost gone. Over forty-eight frantic hours, Poke does everything he can to work the case before it`s too late for him to do any good.
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11/30/2017
Smile
~Doyle, Roddy
 Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly`s for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and a pink shirt comes over and sits down. He seems to know Victor`s name and to remember him from secondary school. His name is Fitzpatrick.
 Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes, too, the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor`s own small claim to fame, as the man who would say the unsayable on the radio. But it`s the memories of school, and of one particular brother, that Victor cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.
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11/30/2017
Refuge Cove
~Dailey, Janet
 She came to Alaska on the promise of marriage, only to find herself on the run from her would-be husband. Lost and alone in the wilderness, Emily Hunter nearly weeps with relief at the sight of a small plane in the distance—until the rugged bush pilot makes his way through the brush to help her. Can she trust this stranger any more than the menacing predator on her trail? But there`s something in John Wolf`s dark eyes that wills her to believe in him, something about his gentle nature that allows her to accept his offer of protection . . .
 He`d let her into his life because he knew she was in trouble. The last thing John Wolf expects is to feel so much so quickly for the vulnerable woman in his care. For sharing his lonely wilderness home with Emily means allowing her to see his sorrow—the son he longs to reconnect with, the loss of the family he once dreamed possible. Sharing his heart with Emily means being willing to risk everything to keep her safe . . .
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11/24/2017
The People vs. Alex Cross
~Patterson, James
 Alex Cross is on the wrong side of the law. Serving a suspension from the force while he awaits trial for murder, Cross has been branded as a trigger-happy cop, another bad apple walking the streets with a gun, an accusation that Cross will do anything to refute. To make himself feel useful again, Cross opens a counseling office in the basement of his home. When his former partner Sampson shows up needing his help, Cross jumps at the chance, even if it may end up costing him what`s left of his career. When a string of young, blonde women go missing, the investigation leads Cross and Sampson to the most depraved, darkest corners of the internet. Struggling to prove his own innocence and uncover the truth lurking online, Cross must risk everything to save his most at-risk patient of all...himself.
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11/24/2017
Hardcore twenty-four
~Evanovich, Janet
 Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won`t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie`s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that`s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.
 Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it`s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she`s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.
 If all that`s not enough, Diesel`s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton`s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn`t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.
 As usual Jersey`s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What`s the deal with Grandma Mazur`s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel`s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?
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