Around Town

Check out these events around town…

April 1 – Family Movie Matinee @ Silvis Public Library
April 1 – Gaming for Teens  @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)
April 2 – Gaming for Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Fairmount)
April 2 – Sharpie MugsRock Island Public Library
April 4 – Role Playing Group @ Bettendorf Public Library
April 6 – After School Otaku Monday @ Bettendorf Public Library
April 6 – Movie Night @ East Moline Public Library
April 7 – Teen Movie NightDavenport Public Library  (Fairmount)



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.

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
Skylar’s dreams of escaping her small town are threatened when her mom loses her job. Josh’s dream of a career in the Marines ends when he loses his leg in Afghanistan. As the two work together, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go by Laura Rose Wagner
Cousins, raised as sisters, survive the Haiti earthquake and must fend for themselves in the aftermath until they are separated.

Hellhole by Gina Damico
When geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore accidentally unearths a devil, he finds himself in a race against time to get rid of the houseguest from hell.

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
After graduation, Glory begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. And what she sees in the future is terrifying.

Dreamfire by Kit Alloway
Joshlyn Weaver has to power to enter people’s dreams. By stopping nightmares while sleeping, she helps stop nightmares in real life. Will an ancient feud in dream walker society put the whole world at risk?

Next Week

The Moline Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 3 for the Spring Holiday. We will be open on Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 to 5:30.

Teen Poetry Contest
Entries for the Moline Public Library is Poetry Contest are due Friday, April 10, 2015. Students in grades 6-12 can submit one (1) original poem in the category of short (up to 12 lines) or long (up to 25 lines). Prizes will be $25, $15, and $10 gift certificates for first, second, and third places in each category. All poets are invited to the Awards Ceremony and Poetry Café on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Moline Public Library. Poets can read their poems and prizes will be awarded. Entry forms are available at the Library or here.

Featured Series

The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother’s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can’t find his mother’s body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, Jacob meets a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, who offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions Dr. Silva’s motives for helping him.

1) The Soulkeepers

2) Weaving Destiny

3) Return to Eden

4) Soul Catcher

5) Lost Eden

6) The Last Soulkeeper

Around Town

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.

I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler
Tess has always been the opposite of her popular her sister. Then Kristina is diagnosed with cancer, and Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Lex’s brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn’t have to be real to keep you from moving on.

Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards
Piper finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. When one of them dies, she begins to suspect something very bad is going on.

Misdirected by Ali Berman
Ben is an atheist in a very conservative town. Through bullying, uncaring teachers, and lonliness, he  makes and enlightening journey as he learns the value of challenging accepted beliefs—including his own.

Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe
It’s 1968, and Ashe experiences both the war in Vietnam and the one brewing between his parents.

Next Week

Wednesday, March 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.

Saturday, March 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 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 or by calling 309-524-2470.

Morris Award


The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.  The award’s namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children’s and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.

2015 Winner

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Aspiring poet Gabi Hernandez is having a complicated senior year: One of her best friends is pregnant, and the other just came out. Even as her mother worries that she will become a “bad” girl, Gabi adds romance and the quest for college to her already full plate.

2015 Finalists

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston

The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

March 18 – Gaming for Teens  @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)
March 19 – Gaming for Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Fairmount)
March 19 – Insurgent Party @ Rock Island Public Library
March 20 – Gaming for Teens & Tweens @ Davenport Public Library  (Eastern)
March 21 – Doctor Who Party @ Davenport Public Library  (Fairmount)
March 21 – Role Playing Group @ Bettendorf Public Library
March 23 – After School Otaku Monday @ Bettendorf Public Library

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.

I Was Here by Gayle Forman
When Cody’s best friend commits suicide, she discovers there was a lot more to Meg than she could have imagined.

The Terminals by Royce Buckingham
A covert team of young, terminally ill teens spend their last year alive running dangerous missions as super-spies for an organization that may not be all it seems.

H2O by Virginia Bergin
Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Now she’s left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country.

All Fall Down by Ally Carter (Embassy Row, Book One)
Grace spent most of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row. Now she’s come back to stay so she can solve the mystery of her mother’s death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
In 1900 Oregon, Olivia’s fight for women’s rights marks her as a troublemaker. When her father hires a hypnotist to make her more docile, he somehow gives her the ability to see people’s true natures. Then the trouble really begins.