Around Town

Check out these events around town…

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

November 1 – Magic: The Gathering Club @ Bettendorf Public Library

November 2 – Marvel Movie Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Southwest)

November 2 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

November 3 – Teen Coding Club @ East Moline Public Library

November 3 – Teen Game Night @ River Valley District Library

November 4 – Life Skills: Applying For A Job @ Bettendorf Public Library

November 7 – Board Game Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Downtown)

November 7 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

November 7 – Jolly Rancher Readers @ 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 to find the book or place a hold.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
Matt can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; his promising basketball skills are being overshadowed by his attitude on the court, and the only place he feels normal is in English class. Matt is desperately hoping that Tabby will reciprocate his feelings; but then Tabby starts dating Liam Branson, senior basketball star and all-around great guy. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough; but, as Matt soon discovers, he’s close to losing everything that matters most to him.

Boy Seeking Band by Steve Brezenoff
Terence Kato is a prodigy bass player, but he’s determined to finish middle school on a high note. Life has other plans. In eighth grade, he’s forced to transfer from a private arts school to a public school, where the kids seemingly speak a different language. Luckily, Terence knows a universal one: music. He sets out to build a rock band and, in the process, make a few friends. However, great music and great friendships aren’t always in harmony.

Release by Patrick Ness
Adam Thorn is having the most unsettling, difficult day of his life. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Half-Japanese Kiko has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. She’s sure once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, things will be better. Then she doesn’t get into Prism at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So she sets out with a childhood friend to tour art schools on the west coast, and learns life-changing truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave along the way.

Next Week

Monday, October 30 @ 6:00
Writers are invited to a NaNoWriMo Kick-off Party. Meet with other writers, set your goals, and make plans to write your novel in November.

Wednesday, November 1 @ 12:00-3:00
Students in grades 6 through 12 can enjoy a variety of video games, board games, computer games, crafts, and other activities at the Moline Public Library during After School Fun. Featuring 3D Doodlers! Drop in any time. No registration required

Thursday, November 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. Grades 6-12.

Monday, November 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn the basic LEGO Robotics as part of the Project Next Generation grant. Create commands and modify them to have your robot compete in a sumo-bot contest. Attendance at all three sessions on November 6, 13, and 20 is recommended.

A Librarian Reads…

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette has been locked in a cell by herself for 264 days. The last thing she expects is for a boy to be thrown in with her. Let alone a boy with startling blue eyes who seems familiar. Who seems kind. A boy she wants desperately to be able to touch. But she can’t. That’s why she’s locked up in the first place. Juliette’s touch brings pain and agony, even death. Even her own parents want nothing to do with her. But Adam doesn’t seem afraid or repulsed. And for the first time in her life, Juliette begins to believe she might be worthy of love. But in order to be with Adam she needs to be free, and she will do anything win her freedom against the tyrant who holds her.

Recommended for readers in eighth grade and up who enjoy dystopia and romance.

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Featured Series

Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson

This series focuses on the adventures of orphan David and a shadowy band of Reckoners, a group of normal humans who battle the super-powerful Epics for control of a dystopian world. Action-packed, gory, and lightning-fast, these novels feature high-tech hardware, endless chases and battles, and occasional silliness to lighten the mood.

1) Steelheart

2) Firefight

3) Calamity

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

October 25 – Anime Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Downtown)

October 25 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

October 25 – Magic: The Gathering Club @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 26 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 28 – Movie Matinee: War for the Planet of the Apes @ East Moline Public Library

October 28 – Murder Mystery @ Silvis Public Library

October 30 – Zombie Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Downtown)

October 30 – Teen Movie Night @ River Valley District Library

October 31 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ 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 to find the book or place a hold.

Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross, Book One)
Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. Emika is a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. When she accidentally glitches herself into the action and becomes an overnight sensation, the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, offers her a position as spy in the yearly tournament. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Blood & Ink by Stephen Davies
Kadija is the daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of Timbuktu. Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained as a warrior for Allah. Tonight, the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu. They will install a harsh regime of law and tear apart the peaceful world within the mud walls of the city. Kadija refuses to let go of her former life. And something in her defiance draws Ali to her. Which path will he choose?

Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley
When Wendy’s father, a Chicago cop, is arrested for his shady criminal practices, his bad reputation rubs off on her. Then she meets Kenzie—a cigarette-smoking, Catholic-school-uniform-skirt-hiking alpha—and she knows that she’s met her savior. Now she’s a member of the most feared and revered clique in school. But on the inside, Wendy still feels lost.

Game Change by Joseph Monninger
Zeb is content to be the backup quarterback on his high school’s undefeated football team. Then T.T. is injured a week before the state championship game. Now Zeb’s tapped to start. As he assumes the role of QB and team leader, it feels like the entire town is watching.

A Dangerous Magic by Donald Hounam (Gifted, Book One)
A bishop is beheaded, and Frank, a rule-breaking forensic sorcerer, is requested to help solve the case. Frank’s extraordinary gifts lead him to perform dangerous magic like summoning demons to untangle the mystery.