Next week…

Monday, February 2 @ 6:30
The Brilliant Companions, a Doctor Who fan club, will meet at the Moline Public Library on Monday, February 2 at 6:30 to discuss season 9 of the Classic Doctor Who featuring Jon Pertwee.

Tuesday, February 3 @ 4:00
The fifth session in our PNG Moviemaking Workshop will explore using computer software to edit films. If interested in attending, please call the library at 309-524-2477 to see if spots are open.

Wednesday, February 4 @ 2:30-4:30
Stop by the Teen Corner of the library for TEEN-ucopia. We have a variety of games for Nintendo Wii and Xbox One, board games, and other activities.

Thursday, February 5 @ 3:30
The Teen Advisory Group is your chance to help plan programs and events for teens, recommend new books and materials for the library, earn service credits, make friends, and have fun.

Saturday, February 7 @ 9:00
Teens and Tweens in grades 5 and up can take part in a Graphic Novel Workshop hosted by the Moline Public Library. This workshop is part of “Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver,” and will introduce students to the history of cartooning, creating a comic strip, publishing, and more. Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. starting January 24 and concluding April 11. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. This program is free and no experience is necessary, but space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes will be available to registered participants.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or by calling 309-524-2470.

Did You Know?

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The Rock Island Arsenal is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States. In addition to being a National Historic Landmark, the island is home to Colonel Davenport House, the Mississippi River Visitors Center, and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.

Featured Series

 Shadow Falls

Sixteen-year-old Kylie Galen thinks her misbehavior in the wake of her grandmother’s death and her parents’ separation are the reasons she has been sent to Shadow Falls Camp, but learns it is a training ground for vampires, werewolves, and other “freaky freaks,” of which she may be one.

Born at Midnight (Y HUN)

Awake at Dawn (Y HUN)

Taken at Dusk (Y HUN)

Whispers at Moonrise (Y HUN)

Chosen at Nightfall (Y HUN)

Shadow Falls After Dark

Shadow Falls vampire Della Tsang teams up with a boy who might break her heart in order to save everyone she cares about from a new threat.

Reborn (Y HUN)

Eternal (Y HUN)

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

January 28-30 – YouTube Class @ East Moline Public Library
January 28 – Pinterest Craft Night @ East Moline Public Library
January 28 – Gaming for Teens  @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)
January 29 – Gaming for Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Fairmount)
January 22 – Teen Gaming @ Rock Island Public Library
January 30 – Gaming for Teens & Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Eastern)
January 31 – Role Playing Group @ Bettendorf Public Library
February 2 – Movie Night  @ East Moline Public Library
February 2 – After School Otaku Monday @ Bettendorf Public Library
February 3 – Teen Movie Night @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

Know of something special for teens happening soon in the Quad Cities? Post a comment about it.

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci (Graphic Novel)
Two Sisters, deep jealousies, an alluring carnival, and one surreal summer.

Night Sky by Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann (Night Sky, Book One)
Skylar thought she was having problems when the little girl she babysits was kidnapped. Then Supergirl Dana her dangerously hot partner in crime show up and things get really weird.

Very Bad Things by Susan McBride
Katie’s boyfriend appears is in a photo with another girl, who then ends up missing. Was he cheating? Is he a killer?

Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly
Thea plays a role-playing game online to escape her overprotective parents. When she falls for Kit and he wants to bring her into his real-life world things turn frightening and dangerous.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi (Graphic Novel series)
The beginning of the story of the true roots of the Jedi Order, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago.

 

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Next week…

Wednesday, January 28 @ 2:30-4:30
Stop by the Teen Corner of the library for TEEN-ucopia. We have a variety of games for Nintendo Wii and Xbox One, board games, and crafts. Make a marshmallow Adipose baby from Doctor Who.

Saturday, January 31 @ 9:00
Teens and Tweens in grades 5 and up can take part in a Graphic Novel Workshop hosted by the Moline Public Library. This workshop is part of “Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver,” and will introduce students to the history of cartooning, creating a comic strip, publishing, and more. Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. starting January 24 and concluding April 11. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. This program is free and no experience is necessary, but space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes will be available to registered participants.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or by calling 309-524-2470.

Did You Know?

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is sponsoring an art contest for children and teens. You can submit an original piece of 2 dimensional artwork by January 30 to help promote the 10th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Be a part of history!

Rules and entry form are available HERE.

2014 Alex Award Winners

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The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002.

The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust. Edwards pioneered young adult library services and worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. Her work is described in her book Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, and over the years she has served as an inspiration to many librarians who serve young adults. The Alex Awards are named after Edwards, who was called “Alex” by her friends.

Brewster by Mark Slouka
Feeling stifled and powerless, high school friends Ray Cappicciano and Jon Mosher yearn for change and plan for freedom from their blue-collar town and dysfunctional homes, even while knowing they can never truly escape.

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell
With their parents dead and buried in the backyard, Scottish teens Marnie and Nelly are finally free from a childhood wracked with abuse. If only the neighbor’s dog would quit digging in the garden.

Golden Boy: A Novel by Abigail Tarttelin
Max, an intersex teen, is confused about who he is and who he is meant to be. After one shattering night, he is faced with a choice that no boy should ever have to make.

Help for the Haunted by John Searles
Sylvie has been dealing with taunting classmates, her erratic older sister and the unsolved murder of her ghost-hunting parents. But perhaps more problematic are the cursed remnants of her parents’ work still lingering in the basement.

Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry
In this fast-paced, cutthroat story, words are weapons and poets are the ones who wield the swords. Teen prodigy Emily may be the finest poet ever until she makes the catastrophic mistake of falling in love.

Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Couch potato Roen Tan becomes host to the alien Tao who has lived millennia inside some of the most famous people in history. With Tao on board, Roen enters a war to save mankind.

Mother, Mother: A Novel by Koren Zailckas
Why did Rose run away? Did Violet really stab her little brother? Is her alcoholic father really having an affair? In this chilling novel about family dysfunction, does mother really know best?

Relish by Lucy Knisley
This poignant graphic novel is a wonderful journey of cartoonist Lucy Knisley’s transition from childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood, framed by the food that shaped her worldview. Through colorful vignettes she tackles complex issues with humor and unique family recipes.

The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel by Katja Millay
Nastya has barely survived a brutal attack. Josh has lost his entire family. The two isolated teens are drawn together as they deal with their emotional and physical damage.

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
It all begins when Alex is hit in the head by a meteorite and it all ends when he is arrested trying to re-enter England with several grams of marijuana, lots of cash, and the ashes of Mr. Peterson.

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

January 21 – Gaming for Teens  @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)
January 22 – Gaming for Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Fairmount)
January 22 – Anime @ Rock Island Public Library
January 23 – Gaming for Teens & Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Eastern)
January 24 – Role Playing Group @ Bettendorf Public Library
January 24 – Teen Crafting @ Rock Island Public Library
January 24 – Magic Show @ East Moline Public Library
January 26 – Random Fandom @ Davenport Public Library 
January 26-30 – YouTube Classes @ East Moline Public Library 

Know of something special for teens happening soon in the Quad Cities? Post a comment about it.

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

Loop by Karen Akins (Loop, Book One)
A 23rd century teenage time-travel student accidentally kidnaps a really hot 21st century guy.

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell
Life and death and grief and romance. All the good stuff.

Playing With Matches by Suri Rosen
Raina’s attempts at playing match-maker have unexpected consequences.

Predator by Janice Gable Bashman
Bree visits Ireland, falls in love, becomes a monster, and fights evil forces.

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
When a black boy is shot to death by a white boy, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up.

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