Next Week

The Library will be closed on Saturday, December 31 and Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

Thursday, January 5 @ 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…

23 Minutes by Vivian Vande Velde

Zoe is a time traveler—sort of. She has the ability to play back time for 23 minutes, up to ten times. She’s played around with this gift a lot since she discovered it a few years ago, and it’s come in handy a time or two. But she never imagined someone’s life would depend on it. When she gets caught up in a bank robbery that ends in a shooting, Zoe simply can’t at least try to fix the situation. Especially since the really cute guy who was nice to her is one of the victims. But changing the story isn’t as easy as you’d think. And each time Zoe goes back something else goes wrong.

Zoe is a complex and likeable character you will root for. Recommended for grades seven and up.

 

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Featured Series

Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

1) I am Number Four

2) The Power of Six

3) The Rise of Nine

4) The Fall of Five

5) The Revenge of Seven

6) The Fate of Ten

7) United as One

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

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

December 28 – Christmas Movie @ Silvis Public Library

December 29 – Christmas Movie @ Silvis Public Library

January 3 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ 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.

If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson
Jill likes to fix things—cars, relationships, romances, people. But when her mom walks out she can’t even fix herself. And she and her best friend Sean don’t even talk anymore. As Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life, a new guy with scars—on the inside and out—moves in next door. Maybe if she can help him, she can help himself.

Dotwav by Mike A. Lancaster
Ani Lee is a skilled hacker who starts investigating when a .wav file that she’s downloaded starts acting weird. Joe Dyson is an American recruited into secret teen division of the British intelligence service who’s looking into the disappearance of a friend. When their investigations intertwine, they discover that someone’s embedding a file into tracks to create a mind-controlled teen army. But who’s behind it? And why? And how do you stop a sound?

Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand
On Whidbey Island, the Gray quintuplets are the stuff of legend. Pixie and her brothers serve as an unofficial search-and-rescue team for the island. But when a young boy goes missing, they find his mother’s dead body instead and the mysteries start to pile up.

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Henry Page has never been in love, and he’s okay with that. He focuses on school and the school newspaper while he waits for it to happen. Then Grace enters his life. She isn’t who he pictured as his dream girl, but as they co-edit the newspaper he finds he’s falling hard.

In Case You Missed It by Sarah Darer Littman
Sammy’s life is right on track for fun, romance, and success. But then her family’s private cloud, including Sammy’s entire digital life, is hacked and released to the world. Now her friends are angry about the things she wrote about them in private, her crush thinks she’s desperate, and her parents know all the rules she broke.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on Saturday, December 31 and Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

A Librarian Reads…

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Mim has suffered her parent’s divorce, being moved from Ohio to Mississippi, watching her father remarry far too soon, and taking medication she doesn’t need for a psychosis she doesn’t have. But when she overhears her new stepmother say her mother is sick, Mim realizes she can’t take one more thing. Armed with a journal, a coffee can full of (stolen) money, and her sarcastic wit, Mim sets out for a thousand mile journey to find her mom. Along the way she will make and lose friends, battle enemies, and discover a lot more about herself than she thought possible.

Recommended for high school and up.

 

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2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award

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The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year.

2016 Winner:
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Near the turn of the nineteenth century, Dr. Thornhollow helps teenaged Grace Mae escape from the Boston asylum where she was sent after becoming pregnant by rape, and takes her to Ohio where they put her intelligence and remarkable memory to use in trying to catch murderers.

2016 Nominees:
Endangered by Lamar Giles
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Ask the Dark by Henry Turner

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

December 21 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

December 21 – Teen Fun on Early Release @ Bettendorf Public Library

December 21 – Movie: Maximum Ride @ East Moline Public Library

December 27 – Christmas Movie @ Silvis Public Library

December 27 – Teen Literary Walk & Talk @ 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 catalog for more information and to place a hold.

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton
When aspiring reporter Piper Baird scores a scholarship to exclusive Chiswick Academy in Washington, DC, she uses her new connections to write a scathing exposé on the overprivileged. Rafael Amador, the son of the Spanish ambassador, is her chance to make it happen. But when she learns there is more to him than she imagined, she’ll have to decide if the story of a lifetime is worth losing the boy she just might love.

Resurrecting Sunshine by Lisa A. Koosis
At seventeen, Adam Rhodes is famous, living on his own, and in a downward spiral since he lost the girl he loved. Then one day, Dr. Elloran presents Adam with a proposition. Using cloning and memory-implantation techniques, Dr. Elloran and the scientists at Project Orpheus want to resurrect Sunshine, and they need Adam to “donate” intimate memories of his life with her.

Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen
Jae isn’t too upset that the magical Well is drying up and everyone will soon perish. As a slave, death is the only way she’ll be free. When it turns out she has the hidden magic needed to replenish the Well, she agrees to help in return for the freedom of all slaves. But the Lord is a cruel man who has no intention of keeping that promise.

Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron (Assassins, Book One)
Kindra has been raised to be an assassin and a thief. At sixteen, she’s better than most. But when her father misses a target, she breaks rank for the first time in her life, trying to figure out what happened and make it right. Kindra has to decide who to trust and which side of the battle to fight for. She has to do it fast and she has to be right, because the wrong choice will kill her.

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon
Willow never gave up on her best friend Ashton, not even when he was convicted of murder. Now, four years later, he’s out of juvie and back in her life. But even as Willow starts to question whether she really knew Ashton at all, he finds he wants to be the person she always thought he was. Will uncovering the truth of the past bring them together? Or rip everyone apart.