Featured Series

Smothered Rose Trilogy by Lelia Eye

Beauty and the Beast is reimagined from the beast’s perspective; a boy of noble birth forced to live among commoners as a shepherd before being bewitched to inhabit an enchanted castle in the body of a beast.

1) Thorny

2) Unsoiled

3) Roseblood

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

January 31 – Teen GamingDavenport Public Library (Fairmount)

January 31 – Magic: The Gathering Club @ Bettendorf Public Library

February 1 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

February 2 – DIY Braided Rugs @ River Valley District Library

February 5 – String Art @ Silvis Public Library

February 6 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

February 6 – 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.

Alone by Cyn Balog
When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda’s almost excited to spend the summer there. Except now her mom wants to renovate and stay rather than sell the estate. When winter hits they will be cut off from the outside world, and Seda’s not sure she can handle the solitude or the darkness it brings out in her. Then a group of teens get stranded in a blizzard and Seda has no choice but to offer them shelter, even though she knows danger lurks in the dilapidated mansion—and in herself.

The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker
After his mother dies, Samuel will do anything to turn back time. Prompted by three strange carnival fortune-tellers and the surfacing of his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Samuel begins his search for the Tree of Life–the only thing that could possibly bring his mother back. His quest to defeat death entangles him and his best friend Abra in an ancient conflict and forces Samuel to grapple with an unwelcome question: could it be possible that death is a gift?

Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
Hadley will do anything to keep her sister safe from their father. But when Hadley’s forbidden relationship with Charlie deepens, the violence at home escalates, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed. When Hadley attempts to take her own life at the hospital post-accident, everyone wants to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she’s not talking.

Like Water by Rebecca Podos
Vanni never planned to get stuck in her small hometown. Then her father was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. Now her life consists of helping her mother care for her father, working as a performing mermaid at a second-rate water park, and distracting herself with one boy after another. When she meets Leigh, Vanni finds a friend like no other. But it also brings up questions she’s held under for so long.

Girl in a Bad Place by Kaitlin Ward
Cara has always been the organized one, taking care of her best friend Mailee. When the girls are invited to visit the Haven, a commune in the mountains near their Montana home, it seems like an adventure. Until Cara starts spending every waking minute there…and Mailee thinks it’s creepy, almost like a cult. When Cara decides she’s going to move to the Haven permanently, Mailee knows it’s a bad idea. But how far will she go to save her best friend … from herself?

Next Week

Wednesday, January 31 @ 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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. Make a sewn paper bookmark. Drop in any time. No registration required.

Thursday, February 1 @ 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.

Thursday, February 1 @ 6:00 p.m.
Join HyVee dietitian Hannah Eddy to create and enjoy a Valentine’s Day feast in a Cooking Class. Open to grades 4-8. Space is limited and registration is required.


Want to get reminders about upcoming teen programs at the Moline Public Library? Sign up for Remind at https://www.remind.com/join/mpl-teens.

A Librarian Reads…

Skink—No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

When Richard’s cousin Malley doesn’t show up for their turtle walk on the beach, he’s not too worried. Malley can be flighty like that. Besides, he ends up meeting Skink, a crazy old guy who claims to be looking for a turtle egg thief. But when Malley’s best friend calls him the next day to say Malley has gone, Richard does worry. She’s not only run away, she’s done it with a guy she met online. When Richard runs into Skink again, he learns the former soldier/governor now environmental warrior has decided to look for Malley. And Richard is determined to go with him. As they cross Florida and encounter lots of dangerous animals (some of whom are human) Richard learns that the right thing to do isn’t always easy, and sometimes isn’t even right.

A great blend of action and humor, this book will appeal to readers in grades 6 and up who enjoy stories about environmentalism and adventure.


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Featured Series

Storm Siren Trilogy by Mary Weber

Seventeen-year-old slave girl, Nym, should not exist. In a world where Elementals are only born male, and always killed at birth, she is an anomaly at best. At worst, people around her die. When a court emissary identifies her weather-manipulating ability as a weapon, Nym is purchased and put to work honing her skills. With time running out for the kingdom of Faelen, Nym might be all that stands between it and the technologically-advanced horror racing down upon them; not to mention the rumored reemergence of the monstrous shapeshifter, Draewulf. But some elements even she can’t control. Nym must decide whom to trust as she’s unleashed into a world of assassins and political betrayal surrounding a young king fighting for his throne, a tired nation that has forgotten its calling, and her handsome tutor whose dark secrets could destroy both her people and her heart.

1) Storm Siren

2) Siren’s Fury

3) Siren’s Song

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

January 24 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

January 24 – Magic: The Gathering Club @ Bettendorf Public Library

January 25 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

January 25 – Teen Chef @ East Moline Public Library

January 26 – Teen Coding Club (Intermediate) @ East Moline Public Library

January 27 – Chess Club @ Bettendorf Public Library

January 27 – D & D – First Campaign @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

January 30 – Tween/Teen Gaming Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Downtown)

January 30 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library


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