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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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7/19/2017
Two Nights
~Reichs, Kathy
 Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .
 Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie`s help.
 Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn`t she want to be found? It`s time for Sunnie to face her own demons because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.
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7/19/2017
Collared
~Rosenfelt, David
 Lawyer Andy Carpenter`s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn`t that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog`s embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the -DNA dog.-
 Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven`t been seen since. A tip came in that ID`d a former boyfriend of Hickman`s, Keith Wachtel, as the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachte`'s arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman`s dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found.
 Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife`s desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy`s desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.
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7/19/2017
Down a Dark Road
~Castillo, Linda
 Eight years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a `fallen` Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he`s headed for Painters Mill.
 News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle`s house. He`s armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.
 Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.
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7/19/2017
The Late Show
~Connelly, Michael
 Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she`s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
 But one night she catches two cases she doesn`t want to part with- the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner`s wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won`t give up her job no matter what the department throws at her.
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7/19/2017
Look Behind You
~Johansen, Iris
 A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.- With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels` home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery- the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature `holdback` characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own `dream team` of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making.
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7/19/2017
House of Spies
~Silva, Daniel
 Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London`s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread.
 The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel`s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel`s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terrorism.
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7/19/2017
A Distant View of Everything
~McCall Smith, Alexander
 A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie--but Isabel`s almost four-year-old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are, of course, the qualities that bring Rosemary Hipple, an old acquaintance of Isabel`s, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Rosemary is something of a matchmaker and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party. But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but her inquiries take an unexpected turn, and she starts to wonder which of the two she should be investigating after all. As ever, her intelligence, quick wit and deep empathy for others will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter- friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness and the importance of perspective.
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7/7/2017
Take Out
~Maron, Margaret
 Sigrid is still reeling from the untimely death of her lover, acclaimed painter Oscar Nauman, when she is called to investigate the deaths of two homeless men in the West Village. The police at first assume an overdose, until they realize that one of the men shows no signs of drug use. Then when containers of poisoned takeout food are found nearby, Sigrid`s case is suddenly much more complicated. As Sigrid investigates, she uncovers an intriguing neighborhood history- a haughty mafia widow and her disgraced godson, a retired opera star with dark secrets, an unsolved hit-and-run, and the possible discovery of a long-missing painting that will rock the art world. Soon the case is fraught with myriad suspects and motives. Who killed the two homeless men, and why? And which one was the intended victim? Or was the poisoned food meant for someone else entirely?
 Throwing herself into the murder investigation to distract herself from her personal grief, Sigrid still can`t stop wondering what led Nauman across the country to the winding mountain road that took his life. Until she meets a man who may hold the answers she seeks.
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7/7/2017
A Game of Ghosts
~Connolly, John
 It is deep winter and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished and Charlie Parker is assigned to track him down. Parker`s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator- he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker is drawn into Eklund`s world- a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts... 
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7/7/2017
Indian Summer
~Willett, Marcia
 For renowned actor Sir Mungo, his quiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his old friends in London.
 Among those is Kit, who comes to stay for the summer, bringing with her a letter from her first and only love, Jake, and a heart in turmoil. Years have passed since they last saw each other, and now he has written to Kit asking to meet again.
 As the summer unfolds, secrets are uncovered that will shatter the sleepy community, and even tear a family apart. But those involved soon realize that the only way to move forward might be to confront the past...
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7/7/2017
Use of Force
~Thor, Brad
 As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore.

 Identified as a high value terrorism suspect -who had disappeared three years prior-, his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency.

 Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the `spectacular attack` they have been fearing all summer?

 In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers- Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath.

 Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

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7/7/2017
Murder Games
~Patterson, James
 A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Elizabeth Needham, the gorgeous, tenacious cop in charge of the case turns to an unlikely ally--Dylan Reinhart, a handsome and brilliant professor whose book turned up in connection with the murders. As the tabloid frenzy over The Dealer reaches a fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.
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7/7/2017
The Duchess
~Steel, Danielle
 Angelique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. At eighteen she is her father`s closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angelique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources--and one bold stroke of fortune.
 Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angelique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam--and suddenly sees a possibility- Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father`s bequest, Angelique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own--or regain her rightful place in the world?
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6/30/2017
The Captain Class
~Walker, Sam
 Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports- What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the NBA to the English Premier League to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams in history. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question- What did these freak teams have in common?
 As Walker dug into their stories, a pattern emerged- Each team had the same type of captain—a singular leader with an unconventional skill set who drove it to achieve sustained, historic greatness.
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6/30/2017
Dragon Teeth
~Crichton, Michael
 The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America`s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.
 Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William`s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West`s most notorious characters.
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6/30/2017
The Little French Bistro
~George, Nina
 Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as the end of the world.
 Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life`s small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it`s never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.
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6/30/2017
Trajectory
~Russo, Richard
 Russo`s characters in these four expansive stories bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we`re familiar with from many of his novels.
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6/30/2017
Entrelac
~Drysdale, Rosemary
 One of today`s hottest knitting trends is entrelac, a modular technique that results in striking basketwork designs of rows within rows and interlocking diamond patterns. Using only simple knit and purl stitches, knitters can create eye-catching pieces with incredible texture.
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