Zombie Survival Club

The Zombie Survival Club of the Moline Public Library will meet on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. We will watch the first zombie movie ever filmed, enjoy snacks, and prepare for the apocalypse.

Harry Potter Costume Party

The Moline Public Library is celebrating the release of the seventh Harry Potter movie with a Harry Potter Costume Party. Join us on Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. in your favorite Harry Potter costume or just dress like a muggle. We’ll have food, games, activities, and prizes. This event is free and open to all ages, but registration is required. Call 309-524-2470 or 309-524-2480 to register.

Teen Writers Group

If you are a teen who loves to write, this is the group for you. Join us on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Platinum Room of the Moline Public Library. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, get feedback, and share your writing. This event is free.

Teen Advisory Group

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Group of the Moline Public Library. Join us on the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 in the Platinum Room to help plan teen events, recommend books, and have fun!

Zombie Book of the Month

Zombies Vs. Unicorns
edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

This collection of short stories attempts to answer the question: Which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? There’s really no question of course. Team zombie wins with stories like Alaya Dawn Johnson’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” in which a teenage boy infected with ZSE falls in love with a zombie hunter, and Scott Westerfeld’s “Inoculata,” which features four teenagers who find a way to live halfway between zombies and humans. Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Carrie Ryan also pitch in to secure the win.

While Team Unicorn was clearly outclassed, they did come through with some enjoyable stories. Meg Cabot’s “Princess Prettypants” even features a unicorn that actually farts rainbows! “The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn” by Diana Peterfreund was creepy enough to almost make me want my own baby killer unicorn. Kathleen Duey, Garth Nix, Margo Lanagan, and Naomi Novik also pitch in.

Four fingers up.

Four fingers up