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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
  • As a Military family, the library is the first place I visit to gather information on the town’s contacts and locations for everything from daycare to dentists. The GAPL has welcomed our family that first day and we have never stopped coming to the library. What a great place to be!-Jane Coburn, Former Board Member
  • No matter how busy our life gets, we always find time for the library-Meredith, Felicity, Ainsley and Emory Anderson

  • Libraries do so much more now in many different ways. As a family of four generations of library users, we are able to: check out books, movies, audio tapes; download e-books – free of charge; do research on the computers, and enjoy a wide range of programs for all ages.-The Kiser Family: Doris, Fred, Jodi, Sean

  • I love my library because books are an adventure waiting to happen. Reading can take you to new heights and test all of your emotions in just one chapter. Anything is possible when you read.-Betsy Fischer Book Club Member
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View this news item in detail. Souper Bowl Kick-Off Party!
Sat, Jan 31, 2015
Saturday, January 31 from 1-3 p.m. Wear your team jersey to the library to sample soups from local restaurants and see our game plan for library expansion ...
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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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1/22/2015
Stonewalled
~Attkisson, Sharyl
 Sharyl Attkisson has been a journalist for more than thirty years. During that time she has exposed scandals and covered controversies under both Republican and Democratic administrations. She has also seen the opponents of transparency go to ever greater lengths to discourage and obstruct legitimate reporting.
 She reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today`s media.

 
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1/22/2015
Watch Me
~Huston, Angelica
 Anjelica Huston was twenty-nine years old and trying to create a place for herself as an actress in Hollywood when the director Tony Richardson said to her-`Poor little you. So much talent and so little to show for it. You`re never going to do anything with your life.` Tony had a singsong voice, like one of his own parrots, but there was no mistaking the edge. `Perhaps you`re right`, I answered. Inside I was thinking, `Watch me.`

 
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1/15/2015
Cold Cold Heart
~Hoag, Tami
 Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.  Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep.  Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer, Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back together.  But home doesn`t provide the comfort she expects.
   Dana`s harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend, Casey Grant, who disappeared without a trace the summer after their graduation from high school.  Terrified of truths long-buried, Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past.  Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD, old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies.  Questioning everything she knows, refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds, Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed…

 
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1/15/2015
The Body Snatchers Affair
~Muller, Marcia
 Two missing bodies and two separate investigations take Carpenter and Quincannon from the heights above San Francisco Bay to the depths of Chinatown`s opium dens.
 For John Quincannon, this is a first- searching a Chinatown opium den for his client`s husband, missing in the middle of a brewing tong war set to ignite over the stolen corpse of Bing Ah Kee.
Meanwhile, his partner, Sabina Carpenter, unsure of the dark secrets her suitor might be concealing, searches for the corpse of a millionaire, stolen from a sealed family crypt and currently being held for ransom.
 With the threat of a tong war hanging over the city (a war perhaps being spurred on by corrupt officials), Carpenter and Quincannon have no time to lose in solving their cases. Is there a connection between the two body snatchers? Or is simple greed the answer to this one?
 And why is the enigmatic Englishman who calls himself Sherlock Holmes watching so carefully from the shadows?   
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1/14/2015
Saint Odd
~Koontz, Dean
 Odd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them—as he`s borne witness to humanity`s greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do—for better or worse—with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll.
 Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge—vast and dreadful—awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains.
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1/14/2015
Insatiable Appetites
~Woods, Stuart
 It`s a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge- an underhanded foe who`s determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. And when a lethal beauty from Stone`s past resurfaces, there`s no telling what chaos will follow in her wake . . .
  Ever a master of keeping cool under pressure, even Stone might have his work cut out for him this time . . . because when grand ambitions collide with criminal inclinations, the results may be more deadly than he could have anticipated.   
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1/14/2015
Passing Strangers
~Hunt, Angela
 A train roars over the rails, carrying passengers on a trip that will change their lives. Among the many people aboard the 97 Silver Meteor are Andie Crystal, a lonely young woman hiding from her youth as a reality TV star; Matthew Scofield, a widower trying to escape his responsibilities to his two young children; and Janette Turlington, a middle-aged mother running from a situation that has destroyed the peace in her home and marriage. These three form a makeshift family on an Amtrak tour through the Southern seaboard, a journey that just might heal their wounded hearts and restore them to the people to whom they matter most.
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1/14/2015
Trust No One
~Krentz, Jayne Ann
 It`s no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying--and deliberate--reminder of the horrors of her past. Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she`s learned about positive thinking into practice--a process that is seriously challenged on the world`s worst blind date. Awkward doesn`t begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright.
 She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-Marine does have some skills that Grace can use--and he`s the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked.
 As Witherspoon`s financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her...

 
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12/10/2014
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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12/5/2014
Journey
~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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12/5/2014
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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12/5/2014
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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12/5/2014
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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12/5/2014
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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12/5/2014
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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12/5/2014
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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12/5/2014
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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12/5/2014
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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