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View this news item in detail. Downton Abbey Tea Party
Sat, Jan 3, 2015

You are invited to a Premiere Party of Downton Abbey- Season 5- at the library on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Please wear your favo...

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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Mean Streak
~Brown, Sandra
  Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.
 While police suspect Jeff of `instant divorce,` Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won`t even tell her his name. She`s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.
 Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can`t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.
 As her husband`s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.
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~Becker, Aaron
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship.
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The Animals` Santa
~Brett, Jan
When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animals` Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him. Maybe he`s a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him.
On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe finds a way to see the animals` Santa when a Snowy Owl in a red cap swoops down with a pack full of presents. Never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals` Santa.
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One Winter`s Night
~Herman, John
On a cold winter`s night, Martha looks for shelter. Even a cow needs a safe, warm place to give birth to her baby. When she follows a star to a stable, Martha finds a man and woman have found shelter there, too, and a special baby is about to be born. Full color.
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The Gift of the Magi
~O. Henry
Della has saved for months to buy the perfect gift for her beloved husband, Jim. But $1.87 is the miserable sum of her efforts, and it`s now Christmas Eve. There is only one thing left to do- sell her most treasured possession, her beautiful knee-length hair. But when Jim returns home he is aghast - his gift for her is the tortoiseshell combs.
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The Nutcracker
~Jeffers, Susan
Come, take a front-row seat. The world`s most beloved holiday fairy tale is about to begin.
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Home for Christmas
~Brett, Jan
A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn`t want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for `the best Christmas ever.`

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The Carpenter`s Gift
~Rubel, David
Opening in Depression-era New York City, The Carpenter`s Gift tells the story of eight-year-old Henry and his father selling Christmas trees. They give a Christmas tree to construction workers building Rockefeller Center and celebrate together. Through the kindness of the construction workers and neighbors, Henry gets his wish for a nice, warm home to replace his family`s drafty shack. He plants a pinecone from that first Rockefeller Center Tree. As an old man, Henry repays the gift by donating the enormous tree that has grown from that pinecone. After bringing joy to thousands as the Rockefeller Center tree, its wood will be used to build a home for another family in need.
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Snowmen at Christmas
~Buehner, Caralyn
Have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now`s your chance to find out! The snowmen are back, and this time they`re celebrating Christmas—the snowman way!
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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker
~Mayhew, James
Christmas is coming, and Madame Rosa has prepared a surprise party for her ballet class. `Ella Bella, would you fetch the music box?` asks Madame Rosa. `Then we can have some dancing at our party.` As the music begins playing, little Ella Bella is magically transported into the enchanting, festive world of `The Nutcracker` ballet. There, she meets the beautiful Clara and her wooden Nutcracker doll. Together, Ella and Clara must fight off the evil Mouse King so they can break the evil spell that has transformed a handsome prince into the Nutcracker doll. When the spell is broken and the prince comes to life, he leads Clara and Ella to a magic forest where they dance to the music of the famous `Nutcracker`ballet.
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Frozen Sing-Along
This deluxe picture book features a full retelling of Frozen, plus lyrics to your favorite songs! As an added bonus, the book includes a CD featuring three instrumental tracks!
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The Spirit of Christmas
~Tillman, Nancy
Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all—the most magical gift of the season—is when we spend Christmas with those we love.
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The Job
~Evanovich, Janet
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O`Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox—bring down the world`s most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it`s the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn`t know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate–loving drug lord.
From the streets of Nashville to the back alleys of Lisbon, from the rooftops of Istanbul to the middle of the Thames, Nick and Kate chase their mark. When they find themselves pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard and a Portuguese enforcer who gets advice from a pickled head, they decide it`s time to enlist some special talent—talent like a machete-wielding Somali pirate, a self-absorbed actor, an Oscar-winning special effects artist, and Kate`s father Jake, a retired Special Forces operative. Together they could help make this Fox and O`Hare`s biggest win yet . . . if they survive.
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
~Joyce, William
Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.
But every story has its upsets.

Everything in Morris Lessmore`s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds.
But the power of story will save the day.
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This is Not My Hat
~Klassen, Jon
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it`s a good thing that enormous fish won`t wake up. And even if he does, it`s not like he`ll ever know what happened...
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The Mistletoe Promise
~Evans, Richard Paul
A new holiday story from the bestselling master of the Christmas novel.
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~Robinson, Marilynne
Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church—the only available shelter from the rain—and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security.
 Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband that paradoxically judges those she loves.

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The Escape
~Baldacci, David
It`s a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it`s impossible.
Until now.
John Puller`s older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice.
But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own.
They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but that there are troubling details about his brother`s conviction….and that someone is out there who doesn`t want the truth to ever come to light. As the nationwide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller`s masterful skills as an investigator and strength as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother—or himself.
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