Next Week

Wednesday, March 1 @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Students in grades 6 through 12 can play a variety of video games, board games, and computer games in the Teen Corner on Game Days. Drop in any time.

Thursday, March 2 @ 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.

YouTube Contest for Teens
Quad City teens in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, make a video based on one of this year’s themes. Upload your movie to YouTube, submit a hard copy to your library, and turn in the entry form. Entries are due March 1st. A Premiere Party will be held March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam. See your local library for more information and an entry form.

A Teen Reads…

Katie and the Cupcake Cure by Coco Simon (Cupcake Diaries, Book One)

Katie has been ditched by her best friend to hang out with the PGC (Popular Girls Club) on her first day of middle school. She finds out that she has the worst math teacher, an evil locker, and no classes with her best friend. At lunch, she sits with her new friend that she met on the bus. Everything gets better when she meets her new best friends Mia, Alexis, and Emma.

Recommended for girls in 5th through 7th grades that love cooking and fashion and math.

–Review by Kylie H.

 

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Featured Series

Killer Unicorn by Diana Peterfreund

After sixteen-year-old Astrid Llewelyn survives a vicious unicorn attack, she learns that she is a descendant of the most famous unicorn hunter of all time and she must travel to Rome, Italy, to train in the ancient arts in order to carry on her family legacy and save the world from the threat posed by the reemergence of lethal unicorns.

1) Rampant

2) Ascendant

Around Town

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 to find the book or place a hold.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Norah knows her fears are irrational, but that doesn’t make it possible for her to leave her house or have a normal life. And she’s mostly okay with that. Until Luke enters her life. He doesn’t see her illness, just a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. Norah knows he deserves better. Can she let him go for his own good, or learn to see herself through his eyes?

A List of Cages by Robin Roe
As part of his senior elective serving as an aide to the school psychologist, Adam thinks he’s got it easy. But when he helps the doctor track down an elusive freshman, he realizes its Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years. As they reconnect, Adam discover Julian is hiding secrets. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Mary killed a baby. Allegedly. She never admitted it, but a white baby died in the care of a black nine-year-old, and that was enough for the public to convict her. After six years in jail, Mary is dumped in a group home where she meets and falls in love with Ted. Mary was never willing to fight for herself, but when she becomes pregnant the state threatens to take away the baby, she finds the courage to tell the truth.

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Mimosa and her mother are the only two aromateurs left on the planet. Her future holds a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking. But Mim longs for a normal life, with school and sports and a chance at love of her own. When she teams up with the local soccer star to correct a problem she made, Mim learns that falling in love isn’t always a a choice.

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Jackie’s father is dying from a brain tumor, and her life has been turned into a reality TV show to pay for the bills. She’s lost her mom and sister to the cameras and new-found infamy. She’s lost her privacy and dignity. And pretty soon she’s going to lose her dad for good. Armed only with her ingenuity and the power of the internet, Jackie is determined to end the show and reclaim all of their lives, even in death.

Next Week

Thursday, February 23 @ 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Chocolate Month at our Chocolate Festival. Sample various kinds of chocolates, build your own sundae, and make a mug cake. (Please bring a coffee mug to participate.) Grades 6-12. Registration is requested.

YouTube Contest for Teens
Quad City teens in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, make a video based on one of this year’s themes. Upload your movie to YouTube, submit a hard copy to your library, and turn in the entry form. Entries are due March 1st. A Premiere Party will be held March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam. See your local library for more information and an entry form.

A Librarian Reads…

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Quinn Roberts is a screenwriter. In fact, he’d already written the screenplay of his life: write movies, have his sister direct, become famous. But when his sister died in a car crash, Quinn couldn’t figure out how to go on. Six months later he hardly even leaves the house anymore. Then his best friend Geoff drags him to a party, and Quinn meets a handsome guy that makes him think it might be time to get back into the real world. But there are secrets that might make that harder than it should be, including the secret Quinn is keeping from himself.

Enough light-hearted humor to carry you through the darkest times, this book is recommended for high school and up.

 

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