Next Week

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

 

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

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A Librarian Reads…

iZombie: Dead to the World by Chris Roberson (Graphic Novel)

Gwen’s got a pretty good life—for someone who’s dead. She hangs out with her friend Ellie, who’s a ghost, and Scott, a werewolf (more like a were-terrier). Even having to eat brains once a month wouldn’t be so bad, despite their disgusting taste, if not for the fact that she absorbs the memories of the person. When she realizes her latest donation comes from a man who was murdered, she sets out to discover what happened to him, and discovers there is a whole lot more going on in the undead world than she ever imagined.

Fans of the shows iZombie, Supernatural, and Being Human will love the way the different paranormal beings work together. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

Featured Series

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

In this romantic and suspenseful fantasy series, Laia is one of the peace-loving Scholars who live in fear of the brutal Martial Empire. After her brother is arrested for treachery, Laia joins the resistance and goes undercover as a slave in the Empire’s military academy. Heart-stopping action and richly detailed world-building will engross fans of fantasy inspired by ancient civilizations.

1) An Ember in the Ashes

2) A Torch Against the Night

3) A Reaper at the Gates

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Afterimage by Naomi Hughes
After a horrific explosion levels part of the city, Camryn is the sole survivor. Amidst controversy, conspiracy theories, and threats from government officials, Camryn longs for the truth. But the only person who she can turn to is a transparent boy in a lab coat named Quint. Unsure whether he’s a hallucination or a ghost, Camryn has no choice but to trust him as they become embroiled in a plot that is bigger than either of them realize.

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos (The Mirror Visitor, Book One)
Long ago, The Rupture shattered the world into many floating celestial islands. Known now as Arks, each possesses a unique relationship to time. And over all of the Arks the spirit of an omnipotent ancestor abides. Ophelia has an ability to read the past of objects and to travel through mirrors. Forced to follow her fiancé to the Pole, Ophelia soon learns she has become a pawn in a political game with deadly consequences.

Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy 
Jenny doesn’t want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and she needs to get as far away from her hometown as possible and stay out of trouble. But Jenny still gets the itch to light a match and then watch it burn, something she’s had since an accident years ago. And now someone is watching her.

Kens by Raziel Reid
The Kens (Hilton, Roberts, and Carson) are the undisputed Queens of the school. Tommy knows he’ll never be like these shimmering images of perfection that glide through the halls. Then he gets a chance to join the Kens, just as he takes an interest in the handsome new boy, Blaine. When they decide together to overthrow the Kens, their plan takes a shocking turn.

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Every seven years, the people of Three Graces send a sacrifice to the woods. The death of their “best boy” ensures seven years free from disease, blight, and pain. But this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early, and three, not one, will run into the forest as a sacrifice.

Next Week

Write Now! is a group for teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room. The December 10 meeting will cover the topic of next steps to take once you have finished a work.

Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12 can create a variety of different crafts, including ornaments, squishies, cards, and more during a Teen Holiday Craft Extravaganza. Give them away as gifts or keep them for yourself. Enjoy snacks and a movie while you work. The second session will be on Tuesday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room at the Moline Public Library. Registration is requested.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, December 12 @ 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games at in the second floor program room. Drop in anytime. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

 

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…

Refugee by Alan Gratz

In 1939, Josef and his family are forced to leave Germany when Hitler takes power. His father has already spent time in a concentration camp, and moving to Cuba is the only chance they have to stay alive and together. In 1994, Isabel’s family has suffered under Castro’s reign over Cuba. Her father has been vocal in his resistance, so when they get a chance to flee to the United States, they have no choice but to escape. In 2015, Mahmoud’s family has been living with the daily bombings in their Syrian home. When a bomb takes out their home, they decide it’s time to get out while they still can. Germany offers a chance for them to start over…if they can get there.

Told in three separate story lines, this novel explores the differences and similarities between these three refugee families. Recommended for readers in middle school and up who enjoy historical fiction.

Teen Journalists

Check out these books featuring teen reporters on the hunt for a great story. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

 

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

Unspoken By Sarah Rees Brennan (Lynburn Legacy, Book One)

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey

Scream Site by Justina Ireland

The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele

Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks

Feral By Holly Schindler

It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm