Next week…

YouTube Contest for Teens!
Quad City teens in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, make a video based on one of this year’s themes. Upload it to YouTube, submit a hard copy to your library, and turn in the entry form. Entries due March 3rd. A Premiere Party will be held March 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam Museum. See your local library for more information and an entry form, or click here.

Monday, March 2 @ 6:30
The Brilliant Companions, a Doctor Who fan club, will meet at the Moline Public Library on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 to discuss seasons 9 & 10 of Classic Doctor Who featuring Jon Pertwee.

Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 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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LeClaire, Iowa is the birthplace of William Frederick Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill. He was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. You can visit the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire to learn all about him and other local history.

Featured Series

The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima

After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.

1) The Warrior Heir

2) The Wizard Heir

3) The Dragon Heir

4) The Enchanter Heir

5) The Sorcerer Heir

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

February 25 – Gaming for Teens  @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)
February 25 – YouTube Tutorial @ East Moline Public Library
February 25 – Pinterest Night @ East Moline Public Library
February 26 – Gaming for Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Fairmount)
February 26 – Teen Gaming Night @ Rock Island Public Library
February 27 – Gaming for Teens & Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Eastern)
February 28 – Role Playing Group @ Bettendorf Public Library
February 28 – Teen Movie Day @ Rock Island Public Library
February 28 – Friendship Bracelets @ Silvis Public Library
March 2 – After School Otaku Monday @ Bettendorf Public Library
March 3 – Teen Movie Night @ Davenport Public Library  (Fairmount)


Coming Soon

Check out these books coming soon to the Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

Mind Blind by Lari Don
Ciaran Bane is a criminal who can read minds. Lucy’s sister was killed for a secret Ciaran’s family wants buried. Can these unlikely allies work together to discover the truth?

Twisted Fate by Norah Olson
Alyson thinks Graham, the new boy next door, is a kindred spirit. Her sister, Sydney, thinks he’s a psychopath, not sweetheart. But when she finds she’s drawn to Graham, too, she realizes just how right—and wrong—she is about everything.

Geek Girl by Holly Smale (Geek Girl, Book One)
When geeky Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself.

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (Conspiracy of Us, Book One)
Avery’s powerful new family believe she is the key to an ancient prophecy. Others want her dead. Avery must hunt down clues to unravel the mystery.

Love, Lucy by April Lindner
While backpacking through Italy, Lucy falls in love with the culture, the architecture, the food…and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. Will their romance survive the summer?

 

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Next week…

YouTube Contest for Teens!
Quad City teens in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, make a video based on one of this year’s themes. Upload it to YouTube, submit a hard copy to your library, and turn in the entry form. Entries due March 3rd. A Premiere Party will be held March 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam Museum. See your local library for more information and an entry form, or click here.

Tuesday, February 24 @ 5:00 Join us in the Bronze Room of the Moline Library for a screening of the films created as part of the Project Next Generation Moviemaking Workshop. Help us congratulate our students for their hard work. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 25 @ 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 26 @ 6:00
Date Safe: Teen Dating Violence Class is a class that parents and teens (ages 12-17) will take together. We will be learning about the dynamics of teen dating violence. We will discuss awareness, prevention and intervention aspects, and what healthy relationships look like. Part of the class time the parents and teens will be separated to foster open discussion and a customized presentation. The class will be led by Chassity Morse of Army Community Service. Registration is required and a minimum sign-up is needed to hold the class.

For more information and to register, please call 309-782-3773 or 309-524-2470.

Saturday, February 28 @ 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?

Chinese New Year 2015 begins on Thursday 19 February, and end on 5 March. It is day one month one of the Chinese lunar calendar, and its date in January or February varies from year to year (always somewhere in the period January 21 to February 20).

The Chinese lunar calendar is associated with the Chinese zodiac, which has 12 animal signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, Rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal represents a year in a 12-year cycle, beginning on Chinese New Year’s Day. 2015 is a year of the goat.

2015 — a Goat Year (“Wood Goat”)

2015 is a year of the “Goat” according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac (Heavenly Stem) cycle. If you were born in a Goat year you should be particularly careful in 2015, according to Chinese astrology. See more on how to be lucky in the year of the Goat.

2015 is furthermore a year of the “Wood Goat”, according to Chinese Five Element (Earthly Branch) Theory. A “Wood Goat” year occurs every 60 years.