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Ever Hero has a Story! Entering grades 1 - 7. Must pre-register at the library.
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  • I need the library for research using the periodicals to the Internet.-Xavier, 14
  • I love the Children’s Programs, especially the American Girl Tea Party and The Polar Express-Addison. Age 9
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View this news item in detail. Every Hero has a Story
Thu, Jun 11, 2015
This summer the library is all about heroes! We're celebrating heroes in our community, superheroes, heroes in the home and the hero in each and every...
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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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6/10/2015
The Fateful Lightning
~Shaara, Jeff
  November 1864- As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in favor of the Union. A grateful Abraham Lincoln responds to Ulysses S. Grant`s successes by bringing the general east, promoting Grant to command the entire Union war effort, while William Tecumseh Sherman now directs the Federal forces that occupy all of Tennessee.
  In a massive surge southward, Sherman conquers the city of Atlanta, sweeping aside the Confederate army under the inept leadership of General John Bell Hood. Pushing through northern Georgia, Sherman`s legendary `March to the Sea` shoves away any Rebel presence, and by Christmas 1864 the city of Savannah falls into the hands of `Uncle Billy.` Now there is but one direction for Sherman to go. In his way stands the last great hope for the Southern cause, General Joseph E. Johnston.
  In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives- the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded.
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6/10/2015
Bllueprints
~Delinsky, Barbara
 Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. Together they are the faces of Gut It!, a home renovation series on local public television. Caroline takes pride in her work, and in the way she connects with the show`s audience. But when she is told the network wants her daughter to replace her as host-the day after Caroline`s fifty-sixth birthday-she is devastated. The fallout couldn`t come at a worse time.
  For Jamie, life changes overnight when, soon after learning of the host shift, her father and his new wife die in a car accident that orphans their two-year-old son. Accustomed to organization and planning, she is now grappling with a toddler who misses his parents, a fiance who doesn`t want the child, a staggering new attraction, and a work challenge that, if botched, could undermine the future of both MacAfee Homes and Gut It!

 
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6/10/2015
All the Single Ladies
~Frank, Dorothea Benton
 The perennial New York Times bestselling author returns with an emotionally resonant novel that illuminates the power of friendship in women`s lives, and is filled with her trademark wit, poignant and timely themes, sassy, flesh-and-blood characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry.

 
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6/2/2015
Missoula
~Krakauer, Jon
 Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team the Grizzlies with a rabid fan base. 
 The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. 
 A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer`s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. 
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5/28/2015
Be Safe, Love Mom
~Brye, Elaine

 When you enlist in the United States military, you don`t just sign up for duty- you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own.

 No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an `Army brat` turned military wife and the mother of four officers—one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she`s endured countless teary goodbyes, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She`s navigated the complicated tangle of emotions—pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love—that are part and parcel of life as a military mother.

 

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5/28/2015
Schubert`s Winter Journey
~Bostridge, Ian
 An exploration of the world`s most famous and challenging song cycle by one of the world`s most renowned singers, a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes - literary, historical, psychological--that weave through the twenty-four songs comprising this legendary masterpiece. 
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5/28/2015
God Help the Child
~Morrison, Toni
 At the center- a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride`s mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that `what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.`

 
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5/28/2015
Texas Tough
~Dailey, Janet

He`s everything she doesn`t need. 

The quiet horse whisperer whose touch still ignites her dreams—and is everything wealthy Lauren Prescott is not. She can think of a million reasons why she should never ever fall into Sky Fletcher`s sure embrace again. Until she clashes head-on with the dangerous complications of her privileged life and needs his protection like air to breathe . . .

She`s more than he can resist.

The heiress Sky can`t get out of his heart, no matter how much he tries. And being the secret third Tyler son doesn`t change a thing. All he wants from his two brothers is help uncovering a dangerous conspiracy threatening his land, their ranch, and the spirited beauty he never should have touched. . . 

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5/28/2015
Radiant Angel
~DeMille, Nelson
 

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey`s new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be `a quiet end,` he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life.

But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn`t- The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia.

When Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U.N. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch`s party in Southampton, it`s up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why? Is there a possible nuclear threat, a so-called radiant angel? Will Corey find Petrov and put a stop to whatever he has planned before it`s too late? Or will Corey finally be outrun and outsmarted, with America facing the prospect of a crippling attack unlike anything it`s ever seen before?

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5/28/2015
Piranha
~Cussler, Clive
 In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelee erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist`s legacy.
 During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist`s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.
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5/28/2015
The Marriage Season
~Miller, Linda Lael
 Since Hadleigh, Melody and Bex—the best of best friends—entered into a marriage pact, two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts. But Bex doesn`t think she`ll be as fortunate as the others. Her own first love died years ago in a faraway war, and Bex has lost hope for a happy marriage of her own. She concentrates on her business, a successful chain of fitness clubs, instead.
 Then, when single father Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek with his two sons in tow, who befriend Bex`s eight-year-old nephew, she and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. But is the marriage season over? Or can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all? 
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5/12/2015
ISIS Exposed
~Stakelbeck, Erick
 Who is ISIS? Where did it come from, and what is driving its successful campaign of murder and conquest? Our government and our media alike seemed to be blindsided by the Islamic State`s blitzkrieg-like advance, which forced American troops back into Iraq. ISIS has conquered a territory roughly the size of the state of Indiana, rules over eight million terrorized souls, and has even revived the practice of legal slavery. And yet the true motivations, inner workings, and future plans of this terror state and its mysterious caliph seem almost as obscure as when ISIS first burst onto the world scene.
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5/12/2015
Lincoln`s Secret Spy
~Singer, Jane
 A month after Lincoln`s assassination, William Alvin Lloyd arrived in Washington, DC, to press a claim against the federal government for money due him for serving as the president`s spy in the Confederacy. Lloyd claimed that Lincoln personally had issued papers of transit for him to cross into the South, a salary of $200 a month, and a secret commission as Lincoln`s own top-secret spy. The claim convinced Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt—but was it true?
 For many years Lloyd had been hawking his Southern Steamboat and Railroad Guide throughout Dixie, and it was this thorough familiarity with the South and its people—and their familiarity with him—that would have given him a good cover when the time came. In July, 1861, and now desperate for cash, Lloyd crossed enemy lines to collect debts owed by advertising clients in the South.
After just a few days in the Confederacy, officials jailed Lloyd for bigamy, not for being a Yankee spy as he later claimed. After bribing his way out, he crisscrossed the Southern states, trying to collect enough money to stay alive.
 Between riding the rails he found time to marry plenty of unsuspecting young women only to ditch them a few days later. His behavior drew the attention of Confederate authorities, who nabbed him in Savannah and charged him as a suspected spy. But after nine months, they couldn`t find any incriminating evidence or anyone to testify against him, so they let him go. A free but broken man, Lloyd continued roaming the South, making money however he could. In May 1865, he went to Washington with an extraordinary claim and little else.
So was he really Lincoln’s secret agent or nothing more than a con man? 
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5/6/2015
The Real West
~Fisher, David
 The must-have companion to Bill O`Reilly`s documentary series Legends and Lies- The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know.
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5/6/2015
14th Deadly Sin
~Patterson, James
 After her near-death experience, Yuki is seeing her life from a new perspective and is considering a change in her law career. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy has healed from her gunshot wound and has published a book on the infamous serial killers she helped to bring down. Lindsay is just happy that the gang are all still in one piece.
 But a new terror is sweeping the streets of San Francisco. A gang dressed as cops are ransacking the city, and leaving a string of dead bodies in their wake. Lindsay is on the case to track them down and needs to discover whether these killers could actually be police officers. Maybe even cops she already knows... 
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5/6/2015
America Invades
~Kelly, Christopher
A global tour of America`s military history.
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5/6/2015
The Fall
~Lescroart, John
 Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco`s Stockton tunnel. But did she fall or was she pushed?
 Rushing to produce a convictable suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus their attention on a young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanya`s death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart and Hardy`s daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man`s defense.
 By the time Greg`s murder trial gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories about the crime- a missing stepfather who`d sexually assaulted her; a roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And if they can, what price will they have to pay?

 
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4/28/2015
Detroit is Our Beat
~Estleman, Loren
 The place- Detroit. The time- World War II.
 While most of the police department is fighting overseas, the four men of the Racket Squad struggle to keep a lid on a powderkeg stuffed with draft-dodging troublemakers, Black Market gangsters, enemy saboteurs, and a mixed bag of racial and ethnic groups working uneasily side by side in defense plants run by the automobile industry.
 With blackjacks, brass knuckles, tommy guns, and their bare fists, Lieutenant Max Zagreb, Sergeant Starvo Canal, and detectives McReary and Burke--known collectively as the `Four Horsemen`--battle their way through ten gritty stories in the hardest-boiled town during the twentieth century`s hardest-boiled decade.
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