Next Week

Wednesday, May 3 @ 12:00 – 3:00 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, May 4 @ 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. Grades 6-12.

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A Teen Reads…

Life Uploaded by Sierra Furtado 

Harper’s life is falling apart after she finds out that the boy she likes doesn’t like her the same way. After taking advice from mom and going out shopping after a heartbreak, she starts a YouTube channel that shows girls how to choose a great outfit and giving other advice that could make a girl feel better about herself. Her fame starts building up and soon she is invited to Adam Levine’s party. She finds herself in another twist. See how Harper gets through her fame life by reading Life Uploaded by Sierra Furtado, a YouTube vlogger.

–Review by Kylie H.

 

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Featured Series

Wilde Island Chronicles by Janet Lee Carey

Long ago, it was prophesied that Princess Rosalind would restore glory to her dragon-infested home of Wilde Island. But Rosalind isn’t sure how she’s supposed to achieve her destiny when her hands are constantly hidden to conceal the dragon’s talon that grows in place of her left ring finger. It isn’t until she’s kidnapped by the formidable dragon Lord Faul that Rosalind discovers the secret behind her dragon claw.

1) Dragon’s Keep

2) Dragonswood

3) In the Time of Dragon Moon

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

April 26 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

April 26 – Teen Fun on Early Release @ Bettendorf Public Library

April 27 – Anime Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Main)

April 27 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

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

April 28 – Stop Motion Movie Maker @ River Valley Library

April 29 – Teen Stem: Adhesion, Cohesion, Gravity @ East Moline Public Library

May 1 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

May 2 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf 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 to find the book or place a hold.

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
In the wake of a family tragedy, Petula sees danger in everything, from airplanes to ground beef. The worst part of her week is her mandatory art therapy class. She has nothing in common with this small band of teenage misfits. When Jacob joins their ranks, Petula wants nothing to do with him, or his prosthetic arm. But when they’re forced to collaborate on a unique school project, she slowly opens up, and he inspires her to face her fears.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch, Book One)
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. She’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. An older, wiser bone witch takes in Tea and her brother. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Exo by Fonda Lee
Donovan is the son of the Prime Liaison between the humans and aliens that now rule them. That, along with his exocel, guarantees him a bright future in the security forces. Until he is abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience, determined to end alien control. But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan’s survival.

Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
It’s 1945, and Lorna’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. When Paul, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart.

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
Bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable for Mel. Her latest struggle is balancing her new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium. Mel fears her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can she bring herself to risk everything to find out?

Next Week

Going on a road trip? Download e-books, e-audio books, music, movies, magazines and more with your Moline Public Library card and the Overdrive, Axis 360, Hoopla, and Zinio apps.

A Librarian Reads…

Scythe by Neal Shusterman 

Humanity’s intellect has solved every problem to be solved. The Thunderhead, a massive semi-sentient computer system takes care of everything. No one ever gets sick or hurt and no one ever dies. Except when they are chosen for gleaning. In order to keep the population under control, a select few, known as scythes, take a certain number of lives. Most, like Scythe Faraday, are good. They choose impartially, glean mercifully, and take no pleasure in their task. When Citra and Rowen are both chosen to be his apprentices, they possess the number one quality for becoming a scythe—they don’t want to be. But as they learn more, they come to understand the necessity of not only gleaning, but doing so in a compassionate manner. Unfortunately, not all scythes are good. Soon, Citra and Rowen find their reluctant friendship and apprenticeship under attack.

Recommended for high school and up.

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