Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Celebrate by checking out books by these amazing authors. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Brandy Colbert
Pointe
Little & Lion

Dhonielle Clayton
The Belles (Belles, Book One)

Lamar Giles
Overturned
Not So Pure and Simple

Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday’s Not Coming
Allegedly

Kekla Magoon
How It Went Down

Jason Reynolds
Long Way Down
All American Boys

Nic Stone
Dear Martin
Jackpot

Liara Tamani
Calling My Name

Angie Thomas
The Hate U Give
On the Come Up

Ibi Zoboi
American Street
Pride

Next Week

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a pig brain on Monday, January 27 @ 6:00 p.m. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. This class has reached registration capacity. Email jlaroche@molinelibrary.org to be placed on the waitlist.

PNG LEGO Space Challenge is for students in grades 4-10 who have previous experience with robotics. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, they will program robots to complete various challenges. This is four-part series will take place on January 21, 23, 28, & 30 @ 6:00 p.m. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Registration is required.

Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience and will meet on Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund

When a storm hits Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school, nearly everyone is evacuated before it is cut off by rising floodwaters. Those who are left hole up in Tudor House, once a girls’ reform school and now the most coveted dorm on campus. Everyone there has some kind of secret. Finn Plum has something going on in the chemistry lab. Orchid McKee’s past has just caught up to her. “Peacock” had a mysterious fight with the headmaster. Vaughn Green returns to the campus even though he lives safely in the village. Scarlet Mistry intentionally delayed her departure. And “Mustard” Maestor doesn’t want anyone to find out why he recently left his military school. But are any of these secrets worth killing for? When the headmaster is found stabbed, they will all need to pitch in to find out who killed him, in the hall, with the knife.

Inspired by the board game and movie Clue, this mystery novel is full of fresh characters, juicy side mysteries, and potential for all kinds of trouble. Highly recommended to readers in middle school and up who enjoy mysteries and stories told from multiple points of view.

*Book read as e-book through the Libby/Overdrive app.

Featured Series

Stranje House by Kathleen Baldwin

Banished to a boarding school to be reformed into marriageable young ladies in war-torn early 19th-century England, Miss Georgiana and her new friends are secretly entangled in a world of spies, diplomacy and romance.

1) A School for Unusual Girls

2) Exile for Dreamers

3) Refuge for Masterminds

4) Harbor for the Nightingale

Coming Soon!

Waiting for the next book in your favorite series? These books will be here soon. Click on the title for more information and to place a hold.

 

City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler (Wells of Sorcery Trilogy, Book Two)—January 7

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious, Book Three)—January 21

This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil, Book Three)—January 21

The King of Crows by Libba Bray (Diviners, Book Four)—February 4

Ember Queen by Laura Sebastian (Ash Princess, Book Three)—February 4

Storm from the East by Joanna Hathaway (Glass Alliance, Book Two)—February 11

Next Week

The Write Now! Writers Group is open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings take place on the first and third Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Moline Public Library 2nd floor program room. Bring up to 6 pages (double spaced) of a current writing project to share with the group for advice and feedback.

PNG LEGO Space Challenge is for students in grades 4-10 who have previous experience with robotics. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, they will program robots to complete various challenges. This is four-part series will take place on January 21, 23, 28, & 30 @ 6:00 p.m. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Registration is required.

Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience and will meet on Wednesday, January 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a pig brain on Monday, January 27 @ 6:00 p.m.. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. This class has reached capacity. If you would like to be on the waitlist, please email jlaroche@molinelibrary.org.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson

Jemma is very happy with her life. She loves her parents, who have been fostering her since she was two, and her brother and sister. And her aide, Sarah, is the best in the world. Jemma only wishes she could tell everyone how she feels. But her severe cerebral palsy makes it impossible for her to communicate. She’s never minded all that much–until Sarah’s boyfriend Dan comes around. He’s charming with everyone else, but Jemma sees the real Dan, cruel and dangerous. And when he confesses murder, Jemma needs to tell someone. There’s an adaptive communication device that might work for her, but will she have a chance to tell someone about Dan before it’s too late?

Told through Jemma’s eyes, this novel balances the horrors the world can throw at you with Jemma’s optimism and pure joy at simply being alive. Sensitive and realistic portrayals of differently-abled people and family types add another layer of humanity. Highly recommended for readers in middle school and up.