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 for more information and to place a hold.

On Edge: A Freerunner Mystery by Gin Price
Emanuella “LL” Harvey is a freerunner, jumping and climbing all over the city as part of her brother’s Parkour group. Haze is a graffiti artist still trying to solve his sister’s murder from two years before. They should not be in love, but they are. And when Haze starts painting LL’s picture around town, trouble is bound to find them.

The Possibility of Now by Kim Culbertson
After Mara has a massive meltdown during a calculus exam that goes viral, she goes to live with her father until she can figure things out. But she never intended her new life to be so amazing. If she can only stop trying to plan the perfect future, she might be able to enjoy life as it happens.

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Grace Mae is mad, locked up in the Boston insane asylum with her dark family secrets and growing belly. When a doctor discovers her brilliant mind, he transfers her to an ethical Ohio asylum and makes her his assistant at crime. But even as she hunts a murderer she is also running from her own demons.

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure
Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for Lucille to fall in love with Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother.

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
Just after Thomas and his mother move to Garrets Mill she is murdered. And his new stepfather, who happens to be a cop, decides he is the best suspect. His only ally is Charlotte, little sister to three cops, and best friend to a girl who was murdered years ago. Is there a connection? And if so, is it worth their lives to find it?

 

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Next Week

Monday, February 29 @ 6:00 p.m.
Doctor Who fans of all ages are invited to a Doctor Who Trivia Contest. Brush up on your alien races, companions, history and more for a chance to win prizes. Sign up in teams of up to four people or let us put you with a group. Registration is required. Call 309-524-2470 or visit the second floor reference desk to sign up.

Thursday, March 3 @ 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
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.

A Librarian Reads…

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Violet and Finch meet on the top of their school’s belltower. They each have their own reasons for going up there. Violet is tired of pretending that everything is fine after her sister’s death almost a year ago. Finch has just “woken up” after another deep depression. When they are paired up on a class assignment to visit sites of interest across Indiana, they get to know each other and eventually fall in love. But they’re still hiding behind their fears. Will they be able to trust each other enough to be saved?

Recommended for upper High School due to the topics of mental illness and suicide.

 

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Around Town

Check out these events around town…

February 24 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

February 24 – After School Activities @ Bettendorf Public Library

February 25 – Teen Gaming Night @ Rock Island Public Library

February 26 – Teen Movie @ River Valley District Library

February 29 – Various Video Games @ Bettendorf Public Library

 

 

Would you like your teen-friendly events listed here? Let me know in the comments.

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 for more information and to place a hold.

Once Upon a Kiss by Robin Palmer
Zoe chokes on a Fun-Dip in 1986 and wakes up in 2016. In this version of life, she’s popular, and way too cool for the modern version of her best friend, Jonah. As she tries to figure out all the new technology and how to reconnect with Jonah, she’s also looking for a way back to 1986. If, that is, she still wants to go back.

Zero Day by Jan Gangsei
Eight years ago, Addie vanished. Now her father is president of the United States, and she returns out of the blue. When the NSA asks Darrow, Addie’s childhood best friend, to spy on her, he thinks they’re overreacting. Could she really be a risk to national security? And more importantly, what kind of danger does she put Darrow in?

What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass
Amanda is finally getting close to Henry again. The only problem? Her brother is in prison for a drunk driving accident that left Henry’s sister in a wheelchair. How can Amanda love Henry and still love her brother?

Other Broken Things by Christa Desir
Nat is not an alcoholic, no matter what the court-ordered AA meetings imply. She knows she can do it, but her old friends want her party-girl self back. Only Joe, a recovering alcoholic, seems to really get her. Can she put all the pieces of her life back together? Or should she fight for something new?

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
Beatrix will do anything to win a scholarship to help her follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, including breaking in to a hospital to draw cadavers. But when she meets Jack, a handsome, charming graffiti artist, everything she thought she knew begins to unravel.

 

Next Week

Monday, February 29 @ 6:00 p.m.
Doctor Who fans of all ages are invited to a Doctor Who Trivia Contest. Brush up on your alien races, companions, history and more for a chance to win prizes. Sign up in teams of up to four people or let us put you with a group. Registration is required by February 24. Call 309-524-2470 or visit the second floor reference desk to sign up.

 

A Librarian Reads…

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

This graphic novel autobiography tells the story of the author’s life just before and after the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1980. At ten years old, Marji was already well versed in the politics of her country and wanted to fight injustice along with her parents. They struggle to reconcile their religion and sense of personal freedom with the strict rules imposed by the new government. Iran also comes under attack from Iraq, plunging the country into war on top of everything else. As Marji learns more about the history of her own family, she fights to forge her own future.

This is an eye-opening glimpse into the lives of the real people of Iran, not just the stereotypes portrayed in the media. Marji is far more interested in wearing her denim jacket and Michael Jackson button than the veil, but is also deeply rooted in Iran’s history and religion. Recommended for all ages.

Check out also Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return.

 

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