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View this event in detail. Classic Book Discussion (Adults)
Monday, 12/17/18 - 6:30 p.m.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse KingE. T. A. Hoffman

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View this news item in detail. Christmas Hours
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 25-Wednesday, December 26- resume regular hours for Thursday and Friday then close Saturday, 29- Tuesday, J...
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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.
 
 
 


   New Arrivals:
12/11/2018
Pandemic
~Cook, Robin
 After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to a virulent case of influenza. That is, until she ends up on Dr. Jack Stapleton`s autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy: first, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart.
 Strangely, two more incidences of young people with this same sudden and rapid illness crop up, and Jack fears that this could be the start of an unprecedented pandemic. But the facts aren`t adding up. Something is off about these cases, something creepy, and it`s up to Jack to figure it out before it`s too late.
 Thus begins a race against time, during which Jack unveils the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market. His name is Bui Zhao, a businessman and hospital board member who has been cheating the system by using organs and cells from chimeric pigs, via the gene editing biotechnology CRISPER/CAS9, which allows pig genes to be inserted into living human cells.
 In a climactic and risky mortal showdown, Jack must face Zhao, the megalomaniac willing to risk the fate of the world to pursue his commercial interests, if he wants to save the future of medicine.
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12/11/2018
The enemy of my enemy
~Griffin, W.E.B.
 A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. He`s been lying low ever since, but that little vacation is about to end. Somebody--Odessa, the NKGB, the Hungarian Secret Police?--has broken the criminals out of jail, and he must track them down again.
 But there`s more to it than that. Evidence has surfaced that in the war`s last gasps, Heinrich Himmler had stashed away a fortune to build a secret religion, dedicated both to Himmler and to creating the Fourth Reich. That money is still out there in the hands of Odessa, and that infamous organization seems to have acquired a surprising--and troubling--ally.
 Cronley is fast finding out that the phrase `the enemy of my enemy is my friend` can mean a lot of different things, and that it is not always clear which people he can trust and which are out to kill him.
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12/7/2018
Becoming
~Obama, Michelle
 In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
 In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world`s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.
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12/7/2018
European travel for the monstrous gentlewoman
~Goss, Theodora
 Mary Jekyll`s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary`s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, the members of the Athena Club get along as well as any five young women with very different personalities. At least they can always rely on Mrs. Poole.
 But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped, the Athena Club must travel to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation. Where is Lucinda, and what has Professor Van Helsing been doing to his daughter? Can Mary, Diana, Beatrice, and Justine reach her in time?
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12/7/2018
Brief answers to the big questions
~Hawking, Stephen
 Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues.
 Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe`s greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us.
 Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.
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12/7/2018
The Songbird
~Willett, Marcia
 When Mattie invites her old friend Tim to stay in one of her family cottages on the edge of Dartmoor, she senses there is something he is not telling her. Having left his job in a rush, Tim, usually cheerful, is now quiet and reserved, as if holding on to a painful secret.
 But as he gets to know the rest of the warm jumble of family by the moor, Tim begins to relax again and he discovers that everyone there has their own secrets. There is Kat, a retired ballet dancer who longs for the stage again; Charlotte, a young navy wife struggling to bring up her son while her husband is at sea; William, who guards a dark past he cannot share with the others; and Mattie, who has loved Tim in silence for years.
 As Tim begins to open up, Mattie falls deeper in love. And as summer warms the wild Dartmoor landscape, new hopes begin to bloom...
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12/7/2018
Almost everything
~Lamott, Anne
 In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life`s essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.
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12/7/2018
Baby teeth
~Stage, Zoje
 Meet Hanna.
 She`s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He`s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she`ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.
 Meet Suzette.
 She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna`s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette`s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there`s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn`t the best place for their baby girl after all.
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12/7/2018
Forever and a day
~Horowitz, Anthony
 The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.
 One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.
 It`s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime.
 It`s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill.
 This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.
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12/7/2018
Ways to hide in winter
~St.Vincent, Sarah
 In a remote corner of Pennsylvania`s Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a fugitive from Uzbekistan, setting in motion this suspenseful, atmospheric, politically-charged debut
 After a freak car accident left her widowed, Kathleen has retreated to Pennsylvania`s Blue Ridge Mountains, where she works in an isolated corner of the state park. There she meets a stranger who seems to be hiding from the authorities in his native Uzbekistan. As the violent secrets of their pasts unfold, the difference between good and evil proves more complicated than we might think . . . and a surprising final twist casts Kathleen in a new light altogether.
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12/7/2018
Tomorrow
~Dibben, Damian
 Tomorrow tells the story of a 217-year-old dog and his search for his lost master. His adventures take him through the London Frost Fair, the strange court of King Charles I, the wars of the Spanish succession, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam and to nineteenth-century Venice. As he journeys through Europe, he befriends both animals and humans, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for war and gains insight into both the strength and frailties of the human spirit.
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12/7/2018
The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
~Turton, Stuart
 The Rules of Blackheath
 Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.
There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.
We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.
Understood? Then let`s begin...
 Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...
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12/7/2018
The Dakota winters
~Barbash, Tom
 It`s the fall of 1979 in New York City when twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton`s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy`s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon.
 But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father`s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. 
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12/7/2018
The Three secret cities
~Reilly, Matthew
 When Jack West, Jr. won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil.
Now these dark forces are coming after Jack...in ruthless fashion.
With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend.
It`s an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted...by the greatest hunters in history.
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12/7/2018
The Western wind
~Harvey, Samantha
 15th century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found: accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, is privy to many secrets in his role as confessor. But will he be able to unravel what happened to the victim, Thomas Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village? And what will happen if he can`t?
 Moving back in time towards the moment of Thomas Newman`s death, the story is related by Reve – an extraordinary creation, a patient shepherd to his wayward flock, and a man with secrets of his own to keep. Through his eyes, and his indelible voice, Harvey creates a medieval world entirely tangible in its immediacy.
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12/7/2018
Burning Ridge
~Mizushima, Margaret
 Colorado`s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on the ridge, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called in to spearhead the investigation. But this is no ordinary crime—and it soon becomes clear that Mattie has a close personal connection to the dead man.
 Joined by local veterinarian Cole Walker, the pair scours the mountaintop for evidence and makes another gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of two adults and a child. And then, the unthinkable happens. Could Mattie become the next victim in the murderer`s deadly game?
 A deranged killer torments Mattie with a litany of dark secrets that call into question her very identity. As a towering blaze races across the ridge, Cole and Robo search desperately for her—but time is running out.
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12/4/2018
Once upon a river
~Setterfield, Diane
 A dark midwinter`s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.
 Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.
 Is it a miracle?
 Is it magic?
 Or can it be explained by science?
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12/4/2018
Of Blood and bone
~Roberts, Nora
 Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
 In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
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