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Registration for the Summer Quest program will be May 15 - June 8 at the library.  This year's theme is Libraries Rock!  Age groups range from bi...
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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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5/23/2018
The New farm
~Preston, Brent
 After years of working at the ends of the earth in human rights and development, Brent Preston and his wife were die-hard city dwellers. But when their second child arrived, the shine came off urban living. In 2003 they bought a hundred acres and a rundown farmhouse and set out to build a real farm, one that would sustain their family, nourish their community, heal their environment, and turn a profit. 
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5/23/2018
The Outsider
~King, Stephen
 An eleven-year-old boy`s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City`s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
 As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, the story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? 
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5/23/2018
Then she was gone
~Jewell, Lisa
THEN
 She was fifteen, her mothe`'s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her.
And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.
NOW
 It`s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up
hope of finding her daughter.
 And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a cafe and sweeps Laurel off her feet.
 Before too long she`s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter.
 Poppy is precocious and pretty - and meeting her completely takes Laurel`s breath away.
 Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age.
 And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.
 What happened to Ellie? Where did she go?
 Who still has secrets to hide?
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5/15/2018
By invitation only
~Frank, Dorothea Benton
 A tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple—the privileged daughter of Chicago`s creme de la creme and the son of hard -working Southern peach farmers.
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5/15/2018
How it happened
~Koryta, Michael
 Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well-known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.
 Not Rob Barrett, the FBI investigator and interrogator specializing in telling a true confession from a falsehood. He`s been circling Kimberly and her conspirators for months, waiting for the right avenue to the truth, and has finally found it. He knows, as strongly as he`s known anything, that Kimberly`s story -- a grisly, harrowing story of a hit and run fueled by dope and cheap beer that becomes a brutal stabbing in cold blood -- is how it happened. But one thing remains elusive- where are Jackie and Ian`s bodies?
 After Barrett stakes his name and reputation on the truth of Kimberly`s confession, only to have the bodies turn up 200 miles from where she said they`d be, shot in the back and covered in a different suspect`s DNA, the case is quickly closed and Barrett forcibly reassigned. But for Howard Pelletier, the tragedy of his daughter`s murder cannot be so tidily swept away. And for Barrett, whose career may already be over, the chance to help a grieving father may be the only one he has left.
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5/15/2018
The Sugarhouse Blues
~Stewart, Mariah
 Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father`s estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them- his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz`s challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.
 As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.
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5/15/2018
Princess
~Patterson, James
 Jack Morgan receives an offer he cannot refuse...When the head of the world`s foremost investigation agency receives an invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, he boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London.The Princess needs Morgan`s skills, and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the Princess, has gone missing. She needs to be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told. But what is the Princess hiding?
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5/15/2018
The Cast
~Steel, Danielle
 Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love.
 Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything changes. Inspired by the true story of her own indomitable grandmother, Kait creates the storyline for a TV series. And when she shares her work with Zack, he is impressed and decides to make this his next big-budget project.
 Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colorful world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life. A cool, competent director. An eccentric young screenwriter. A world-famous actress coping with private tragedy. A reclusive grande dame from Hollywood`s Golden Age. A sizzling starlet whose ego outstrips her abilities. L.A.`s latest `bad boy` actor, whose affairs are setting the city on fire. An unknown ingenue with outsized talent. And a rugged, legendary leading man. As secrets are shared, the cast becomes a second family for Kait. But in the midst of this charmed year, she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know.
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5/15/2018
In the region of the summer stars
~Lawhead, Stephen R.
 The isle of Eirlandia has been ravaged by the barbarian Scalda, who seek to conquer all. The High King has called for the warring clans and tribes of the Tuatha DeDanann to set aside their feuds and unite to fight to save their nation.
 Conor is the first-born son of the Celtic king Ardan mac Orsi. He should have been battlechief, but a birthmark casts him as unclean and that honor has fallen to his younger brother Liam. Conor is resigned to his fate, but wishes he could do something to earn his tribe`s respect.
 Sometimes wishes take unexpected turns—when Conor is wrongly accused of theft and cast out of his tribe, he embarks on a dangerous mission to not only prove his innocence but to expose the treachery that led him on this path. He also seeks the ethereal beauty he saw being abducted by the Scalda. Convinced that she is no mortal woman, but one of the faery, Conor must find and rescue her.
 Because he knows that if the Scalda gain the secret of faery magic, they will conquer his homeland.
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5/11/2018
Two Steps forward
~Simsion, Graeme
 The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkers—some devout, many not—follow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other.
 Zoe, an artist from California who`s still reeling from her husband`s sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction. Martin, an engineer from England, is road-testing a cart of his own design…and recovering from a messy divorce. They begin in the same French town, each uncertain of what the future holds. Zoe has anticipated the physical difficulties of her trek, but she is less prepared for other challenges, as strangers and circumstances force her to confront not just recent loss, but long-held beliefs. For Martin, the pilgrimage is a test of his skills and endurance but also, as he and Zoe grow closer, of his willingness to trust others—and himself—again.
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5/11/2018
Women in sunlight
~Mayes, Frances
 Three American women--new friends, all older single women--have taken a lease on a stone manse in Tuscany. They are escaping, reinventing, reevaluating the fates expected of them as aging women in America. Released from their former lives, encouraging one another, and finding a lot of `why not`courage, each woman becomes more than she`d dreamed she`d be. Though there are serious setbacks because of cultural misunderstandings, jealous locals, and tensions from home, their trajectories throughout the novel are big affirmations of late-life possibilities.
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5/11/2018
Fascism
~Albright, Madeleine
 A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, `is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.`
 The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. 
 Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates division and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s.
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5/11/2018
Sisters like us
~Mallery, Susan
 Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can`t afford and a teenage daughter who`s pulling away. With her fledgeling virtual-assistant business, she`s scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother`s ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper`s fresh-baked cookies.
 Spending half her life in school hasn`t prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge—motherhood. She didn`t inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey`s husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad…assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she`s already six months pregnant.
 Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything—their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and ex`s weddings. 
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5/11/2018
Macbeth
~Nesbo, Jo
He`s the best cop they`ve got.
When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it`s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess.
He`s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.
He`s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They`re all within reach.
But a man like him won`t get to the top.
Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He`s convinced he won`t get what is rightfully his.
Unless he kills for it.
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5/11/2018
The Lonely witness
~Boyle, William
 Amy was once a party girl, but she now lives a lonely life, helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn. She stops in at one of the apartments on her route, where Mrs. Epifanio, the elderly woman who lives there, says she hasn`t seen her usual caretaker, Diane, in a few days. Supposedly, Diane has the flu—or so Diane`s son Vincent said when he first dropped by and vanished into Mrs. E`s bedroom to do no-one-knows-what.
 Amy`s brief interaction with Vincent in the apartment that day sets off warning bells, so she assures Mrs. E that she`ll find out what`s really going on with both him and his mother. She tails Vincent through Brooklyn, eventually following him and a mysterious man out of a local dive bar. At first, the men are only talking as they walk, but then, almost before Amy can register what has happened, Vincent is dead.
 For reasons she can`t quite understand, Amy finds herself captivated by both the crime she witnessed and the murderer himself. She doesn`t call the cops to report what she`s seen. Instead, she collects the murder weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer.
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5/11/2018
The Last equation of Isaac Severy
~Jacobs, Nova
 Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden.
 While in Los Angeles for Isaac`s funeral, Hazel realizes she`s not the only one searching for his life`s work, and that the equation`s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch.
 As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac`s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel`s grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives.
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5/11/2018
An Unsuitable match
~Trollope, Joanna
 Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson—a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn`t the first time for either of them. And when you marry later in life there are a lot more people to consider. Like Rose`s daughter, Laura, who remembers her mom`s first marriage and doesn`t want her to get hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, who are used to their mom being there for them whenever and for whatever they need. And then there`s Tyler`s children- Mallory, a young actress who craves her father`s attention; and Seth, whose San Francisco bakery is just taking off and needs all the money he can get. Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?
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5/11/2018
The City of Lost Fortunes
~Camp, Bryan
 The post–Katrina New Orleans is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane`s destruction, a place that is hoping to survive the rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it has a future. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret- the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known—a father who just happens to be more than human.
 Jude has been lying low since the storm, which caused so many things to be lost that it played havoc with his magic, and he is hiding from his own power, his divine former employer, and a debt owed to the Fortune god of New Orleans. But his six-year retirement ends abruptly when the Fortune god is murdered and Jude is drawn back into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind. A world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune god`s death, uncover the plot that threatens the city`s soul, and discover what his talent for lost things has always been trying to show him- what it means to be his father`s son.
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