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Check out these events around town…

March 1 – YouTube Contest entries are due

March 1 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

March 1 – Teen Fun on Early Release @ Bettendorf Public Library

March 2 – Teen Gaming Night @ East Moline Public Library

March 2 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

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

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

March 7 – YouTube Contest Premiere Party @ Putnam Museum


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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 to find the book or place a hold.

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother start a new life in Kenya working in the house of Roland Greyhill. But Tina soon learns Greyhill is corrupt, and when her mother is shot and killed, she swears revenge. Four years later, as a member of a local gang of thieves, she gets her chance. But memories and past friendships make the job harder than she could have imagined.

Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie
With a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, Clancy has earned the label of freak in her small town. When her dad is involved in a crash that kills two teenagers, the town turns even more hostile. But Clancy finally meets someone who might be a real friend.

A Toaster on Mars by Darrell Pitt
Blake Carter, star agent with the Planetary Bureau of Investigation, isn’t having a good day. First he’s beaten up by a bunch of religious zealots, and he’s assigned a robot—sorry, cyborg—as his new partner, and his daughter is missing. To top things off, the world is held to ransom by his nemesis, evil genius Bartholomew Badde. Can things get any worse? Yes!

This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Kat’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office is far from glamorous. But when her boss gets assigned the River Boys case, where five boys went hunting and only four came back, Kate has a chance to investigate something important. Why is the incident being swept under the rug? The truth may cost her more than her job.

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley
In order to save her family’s farm, Roshen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China in arduous and degrading conditions. With her Uyghur background she also faces contempt. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people.

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

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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 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.