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Sat, Mar 21, 2015
The Friends of the Library will host their annual wine tasting fundraiser, "A Toast to Reading" at the library on Saturday, March 21 from 6:30-8:30 p....
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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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3/5/2015
Prodigal Son
~Steel, Danielle
 Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children- one good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later, moving into his parents` lakeside cottage. But the reunion of the brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations...
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3/5/2015
Mightier than the Sword
~Archer, Jeffrey
 When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime, writing a book Uncle Joe, which gives an insight into what it was like to work for Josef Stalin. So determined is he to see Babakov released, Harry puts his own life in danger.
 Emma Clifton, now Chairman of Barrington Shipping, is having to face the repercussions of the IRA bombing her ship. Some board members feel she should resign while others, including Sebastian Clifton, newly elected to the board, are determined to see she remains as Chairman.
 Giles Barrington is now a Minister of the Crown, and looks set for high office, but a trip to East Germany does not end as a diplomatic success, and once again Giles` political career is thrown off balance by none other than Major Alex Fisher. Fisher decides to stand against Giles at the forthcoming general election. But this time who wins?
 Sebastian Clifton asks his girlfriend Samantha to marry him. She happily accepts, but then later changes her mind after she discovers what Seb has been up to behind her back.


 
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3/5/2015
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
~Chiaverini, Jennifer
 In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom`s abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony.
 Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress`s closely held twin secrets- She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia`s eyes to the world.
 And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks—becoming general in chief of the Union Army—so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband`s side.
 Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women—Union and Confederate—she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women`s paths continued to cross throughout the Grants` White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant`s Tomb.

 
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3/5/2015
Assassin
~Cussler, Clive
 As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller`s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell`s best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim`s independent refinery ablaze.
  Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill? But the murders—shootings, poisonings, staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the `oil fever` regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons` enclave of New York, to Russia`s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.   
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2/26/2015
Beautiful Oblivion
~McGuire, Jamie
 Fiercely independent Camille `Cami` Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn`t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
 Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.
 Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.
 As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she`ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
   
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2/20/2015
A Spool of Blue Thread
~Tyler, Anne
 `It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.` This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too- Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red`s father. 
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2/20/2015
Motive
~Kellerman, Jonathan
 Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can`t keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don`t get solved—and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end—one even Alex Delaware`s expert insight can`t explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case—because there`s always a next one.
   This time the victim is Ursula Corey- a successful, attractive divorcée who`s been gunned down—not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp- the dead woman`s business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they`re zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the specter of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

 
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2/20/2015
The Nightingale
~Hanah, Kristin
 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn`t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child`s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another. 
 Vianne`s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. When he betrays her, Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance, never looking back or giving a thought to the real--and deadly--consequences.

 
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2/20/2015
Blue Labyrinth
~Preston and Child
 A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast...
 It begins with murder. One of Pendergast`s most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue- a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.
 The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California`s Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family`s sinister past.
 But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history- he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined...   
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2/20/2015
Bone Deep
~White, Randy Wayne
 When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson`s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along—but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they`ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things- a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
 Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses—and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two. 
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2/20/2015
Crucible of Command
~Davis, William
 A dual biography of two iconic leaders- how they fought a bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our nation. They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast competing styles for the reunited nation. Each the subject of innumerable biographies, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here.   
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2/20/2015
The Kennedy Wives
~Hunt, Amber
 The Kennedy wives saw history up close—made history in some cases. They knew wealth and privilege but we are bonded to them by loss which are our losses too. The Kennedy women—fierce, intelligent, and very private—belong to us. Not because of their glamour, but because of their grief and misfortunes. 
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2/17/2015
Haunted
~White, Randy Wayne
 The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She`s been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house`s seller didn`t disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its role in a bloody Civil War skirmish (in which two of Hannah`s own distant relations had had a part), and the suicides--or were they murders--of two previous owners.
Hannah sees it as a win-win opportunity- She can stop the condo project while tracking her family history. She doesn`t believe in ghosts, anyway. But some things are more dangerous than ghosts. Among them, as she will learn, perhaps fatally, is human obsession.
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2/17/2015
Bloom and Doom
~Allen, Beverly
 A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquets—many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flower—Audrey Bloom is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple she`s worked with is still together, living in wedded bliss. But her perfect record is about to be broken.
 Her childhood friend Jenny Whitney has reeled in the most eligible bachelor in Ramble, Virginia, and she`s hired Audrey to design the bouquet. But before Jenny can walk down the aisle clutching her blend of anemone, scabious, and pussy willow, a floral disaster in Audrey`s mind), the groom is found dead—sprinkled with bits of a bouquet. This is bad for business—not to mention for Jenny, who has become the prime suspect. So Audrey decides to do a little digging herself, hoping she won`t be the next Ramble resident pushing up daisies…
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2/17/2015
Crash and Burn
~Gardner, Lisa
 Nicole Frank shouldn`t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help- Vero.
  Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can`t find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky`s husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations- Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn`t trust anything she says.
 Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman`s lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.

 
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2/17/2015
Florence Gordon
~Morton, Brian
 Meet Florence Gordon- blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible and underappreciated by most everyone else. At seventy-five, Florence has earned her right to set down the burdens of family and work and shape her legacy at long last. But just as she is beginning to write her long-deferred memoir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seattle with his wife and daughter, and they embroil Florence in their dramas, clouding the clarity of her days with the frustrations of middle-age and the confusions of youth. And then there is her left foot, which is starting to drag.

 
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2/10/2015
Die Again
~Gerritsen, Tess
 Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with a the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard`s kill. Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari four years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths.

 
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2/10/2015
Tom Clancy`s Full Force and Effect
~Greaney, Mark
 A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don`t have. 
   The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one with a terrifying new twist. The international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade.  A young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock. Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country`s nuclear ambitions. Until now, that program was impeded by a lack of resources. However, there has been a dramatic change in the nation`s economic fortune. A rich deposit of valuable minerals have been found in the Hermit Kingdom.  Coupled with their nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.

 
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