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.

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (The Thousandth Floor, Book One)
A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change. In a tower a thousand stories tall, five teenagers find themselves caught up in each other’s lives in a world full of technology, glamour, greed, and lies.

In-between Days by Vikki Wakefield
When Jacklin (aka “Jack”) drops out of school and moves in with her sister, she thinks she’s finally in control of her own destiny. But when she loses her job and her boyfriend, Jack isn’t sure of anything. As she tries to find her place in the world and falls in love (twice), Jack comes to realize it isn’t finding your path that’s hard, it’s taking the first step in the right direction.

Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer
Business has been slow at Megan’s job at a Chicago ghost tour company. When she realizes that her boss isn’t joking about making stops more haunted by killing people there, she doesn’t quit her job. Until she learns she has an uncanny resemblance to a flapper who disappeared in 1922, and the next ghost on the tour might be her.

The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond
After Lucie’s brother was killed by Nazis she volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington. She expected a desk job. Instead she was tapped to join the Clandestine Operations. Now she’s out to track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe.

The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
For the last twenty-five years every teenager in Ireland has been subject to “the call” which takes them away to the land of the Sídhe, where they are hunted for twenty four hours (though only three minutes pass in this world)–handicapped by her twisted legs, Nessa Doherty knows that very few return alive, but she is determined to be one of them.

Next Week

Monday, October 17 @ 6:00 p.m.
Try out MaKey MaKey, an invention kit that lets you turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the Internet. Open to students in grades 4-8.

The Teen Reading Challenge ends October 22. Be sure to turn in your Challenge Log by October 27 to get your prize and be entered into the drawings. The final party will be on Friday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Rock Island Public Library.

A Librarian Reads…

Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

When Jude gets the call that her best friend, Maggie, has committed suicide, she knows it’s a lie. Maggie was beautiful, rich, confident, and a drama queen–but never suicidal. Jude is determined to discover the truth, and everyone is a suspect. Starting with Maggie’s closest friends, she digs into every possible angle, angering and alienating a lot of people along the way. Who did Maggie sleep with the night she died? Why is one of their friends wearing Maggie’s grandmother’s pearl necklace? How many other secrets was she keeping? Jude is looking for answers about Maggie’s death, but what she finds are answers to questions she never knew she had about Maggie’s life.

Recommended for mature fans of mystery in high school and up.

 

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Featured Series

Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

After being saved by an immortal warrior, Nick Gautier — a scrappy, caustic teen from New Orleans — confronts his dark destiny. This action-packed series is filled with humorous one-liners, as Nick battles zombies, demons and other supernatural creatures, while also experiencing the usual high school issues.

1) Infinity

2) Invincible

3) Infamous

4) Inferno

5) Illusion

6) Instinct

7) Invision

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

October 12 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

October 12 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 13 – Anime Night @ Rock Island Public Library

October 13 – Halloween Party @ East Moline Public Library

October 13 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 14 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 15 – Movie: X-Men Apocalypse @ East Moline Public Library

October 17 – Minecraft Mondays @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

October 17 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 18 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 18 – No Sew Emoji Pillows @ Silvis Public Library

 

 

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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.

Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor
Cameron is enjoying his perfect life. Except it’s not his life. He used to be Skip, who ran away from his grifter family four years ago with $100,000. Now his uncle has tracked him down and is offering him a choice, do one last con for them or be exposed. But one last con is easier said than done.

Watching Traffic by Jane Ozkowski
Emily has finally finished high school and can’t wait for her new life to begin. But she has no idea what that life will be. Her friends are all leaving, and she worries she’ll be stuck in her small hometown. Is there more in her future than working at a catering company, watching TV with her spacey grandmother, and being known as the girl her mother abandoned?

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
Mara is having a pretty average senior year, until Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. She was the first, but she won’t be the last. As seniors continue to pop like balloons, the media takes note and the FBI rolls in. Now Mara’s senior year is about living every moment like it’s your last—because it might be.

Weeks and Days by S.E. Phinney
There are no sparks when Emily and Stephen meet the first time. But when he shows up again two weeks later, everything changes. Stephen knows what he wants, and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to get it. Emily, meanwhile, doesn’t have a clue what she wants. Can the two help each other get what they really need?

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Charlotte has already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, but will it ever be enough?

Next Week

Monday, October 10 @ 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 6-12 can make a haunted gingerbread house from graham crackers, frosting, and candy. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 309-524-2470 or email jlaroche@molinelibrary.org to sign up.

Tuesday, October 11 @ 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Anime Club is open to teens and tweens in grades 6 through 12 who love anime, manga, and all things Japanese. Drop by to watch anime, enjoy snacks, and make new friends.

Wednesday, October 12 @ 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Head to the library after your early out for After School Gaming. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games.

A Librarian Reads…

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Four years ago, Theo’s best friend Donovan disappeared just weeks after her boyfriend left without saying goodbye. Since then she’s focused on her ballet, battled anorexia, and spent more time partying. But nothing could prepare her for Donovan’s return—and discovering that his abductor was her ex-boyfriend. For years she’s kept the secret that she was in a relationship with Trent, who was 18 to her 13. Now she has to face the fact that her boyfriend was really Chris, and he was actually 26. The guilt that she didn’t know who he was or what he was planning is eating Theo alive and causing her to take up bad habits again. What will people say when they discover the truth about her?

Though slightly uneven, this is an important story about abuse, secrets, and the effects they can have. Recommended for high school and up.

 

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Calling All Foodies…

Feed your need to read with these delicious books. Click on the title for more information and to place a hold.

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock

Taste Test by Kelly Fiore

Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff

100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen

The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

When We Collided by Emery Lord

The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski

Crash by Lisa McMann

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

The Truth about Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

October 5 – Zombie Make-up Class @ River Valley District Library

October 5 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

October 5 – Teen Fun on Early Release @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 6 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 6 – Teen Gaming Night @ East Moline Public Library

October 7 – Young Adult After School Hangout  @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 8 – Teen Anime Day @ Figge Art Museum

October 10 – Minecraft Mondays @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

October 10- Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 11- Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 11 – Pokemon Night @ Rock Island Public Library (30/31)

 

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.

 

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