Next Week

Students in grades 6-12 can participate in the annual Teen Reading Challenge. Keep track of how much you read from October 2-22 to compete against other Quad City area libraries and win prizes. A final party will take place at the Rock Island Public Library on Friday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. for everyone who reads at least 250 minutes. Stop by the library to pick up your Challenge Log or print one out here.

Thursday, October 6 @ 3:30 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…

 

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

“Now” Bobby is a single teenage father raising his baby daughter on his own. “Then” he and Nia were a typical couple trying to figure out what to do with an unplanned pregnancy. As Bobby deals with sleepless nights, fighting to stay awake through classes, trips to the emergency rooms, and a mother who makes sure he knows it is all his responsibility, he also thinks about how he got where he is. The two stories weave together, asking and answering questions and leaving you guessing until the heartbreaking end.

Recommended for high school and up.

 

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Featured Series

Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

When Anne’s misbehavior sends her from her Upper East Side prep school to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston, her only goal is to get back home until her roommate, Isabella, is murdered and Anne decides to find out what happened, whatever the cost.

1) Prep School Confidential

2) Wicked Little Secrets

3) Deadly Little Sins

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

September 28 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

September 28 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 29 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 29 – Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Scavenger Hunt @ Rock Island Public Library

September 30 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 30 – Birds of Prey @ River Valley District Library

October 3 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 3 – Minecraft Mondays @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

October 4 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 4 – Book Club: Red Rising @ Silvis 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

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout
Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary. The stakes are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch, Book One)
Sam is a descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for the Salem witch trials. When she and her stepmother move to Salem she finds herself the enemy of a group of girls who are the descendents on the other side of those trials. As if that weren’t bad enough, she also meets a ghost and discovers a centuries old curse that may cause history to repeat itself.

The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
When Daisy’s best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy dives 100% into ally status. She leads a charge to end their school’s antiquated ban on same-sex dates at dances and doesn’t care what people think about her. That is, until her story goes viral and her good intentions start causing more problems than they’re solving.

The Hill by Karen Bass
When Kyle finds Jared after a plane crash in the Alberta wilderness, he’s more than willing to help. So when Jared insists on seeking cell reception on a hill Kyle’s Cree grandmother insists is forbidden, he reluctantly follows. Not only do they not find cell reception, after a night spent on the hill they find themselves in the middle of a nightmare.

The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray
After moving from Virginia to Walthingham Hall in England, Katherine feels like her new life is a dream. But the splendor of upper-class England in the 1820s is shattered when her brother mysteriously drowns. She is expected to follow mourning customs, but she can’t accept her brother’s death was an accident. And the more she searches, the more strangeness she finds.

Next Week

Thursday, September 29 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to make their own glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls and slime.

A Librarian Reads…

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Hepperman

Addie has always been a good girl—good athlete, good student, good friend, good daughter. A girl like that isn’t supposed to get pregnant. And she certainly isn’t supposed to make the choice she did. Now Addie doesn’t know where she fits in, or even who she’s supposed to be.

This powerful novel in verse explores several serious issues and is recommended for high school and up.

 

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