Next Week

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The Teen Advisory Group will meet on Thursday, September 6 @ 3:30 p.m. TAG 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.

Be sure to check out the “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine” exhibition on the Library’s second floor, now until September 8.


Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian

Rianne’s life has always been pretty simple: hanging out with her three best friends, hooking up with guys for fun, and avoiding any real responsibility. But halfway through senior year, everything starts to change. One of her friends is slowly distancing herself from the group. Another is reconsidering their post-high school plans together. Her relationship with Luke Pinsky is turning into a real relationship. Oh, yeah, and her dad is back in town rekindling his relationship with Rianne’s mom. Despite all the stress and confusion, one thing keeps Rianne grounded—the Russian guy, Sergei. She knows he’s all wrong, but why does even just thinking about him make her feel all right?

Rianne is a complicated character who makes some questionable choices in her life. But she is also a loyal friend and true to herself as she grapples with the world’s expectations of what a “good girl” is supposed to be. Recommended for mature readers in grades 11 and up.


Vote for the 2017 Teens Top Ten List

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 to through Teen Read Week, which is October 7-13, 2018! The Top Ten titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week, so check back to see the winners!

Vote for up to 3 books HERE. (Voting is for TEENS ONLY)


All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Paper Hearts by Ali Novak

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Warcross by Marie Lu. G

Waste of Space by Gina Damico

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

August 29 – Teen GamingDavenport Public Library (Fairmount)

August 30 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 4 – 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.

Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather
Indy has done her best to live by her Grammy’s rules and be a good girl. But it hasn’t always been easy, especially with her mother’s reputation. When she’s sent to live with distant relatives in Nassau, an assault leaves her pregnant. Knowing her family will only scorn her, Indy finds a yoga retreat and learns the true meaning of a home.

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
Tuck has been in stasis on the USS John Muir, a ship that houses Earth’s most valued artifacts—its natural resources. Parks and mountains are preserved in space. Laura belongs to a shipraiding family, who are funded by a group used to getting what they want. And they want what’s on the Muir. Tuck and Laura didn’t bargain on working together, or battling mutant aliens who use sound to kill. But their plan is the only hope for their crews, their families, and themselves.

Goldie Vance by Hope Larson (Graphic Novel)
Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it’s her dream to one day be the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, together they utilize her smarts, skills, and connections to solve the mystery…even if it means getting into a drag race, solving puzzles, or chasing a helicopter to do it!

The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass
One year ago, Kitty’s boyfriend Nikki visited a psychic who told him he had no future. Now, he’s dead. Now Kitty sets out to find the psychic who read Nikki his fate. Instead she finds Roan, a member of the Life and Death Parade—a group of supposed charlatans that explore, and exploit, the thin veil between this world and the next. A group whose members include the psychic… and Kitty’s late mother.

Whisper by Lynette Noni (Whisper, Book One)
For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Jane Doe has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word. As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new—and unexpectedly kind—evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.

Next Week

Be sure to check out the “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine” exhibition on the Library’s second floor, now until September 8.

A Librarian Reads…

Blood, Water, Paint by Joy McCullough

When she was twelve, Artemisia lost her mother and had to choose between being sent to a convent or staying to help her father with his painting. She chose to stay, and soon moved from grinding pigments to showing far more talent than her father. But Rome in the fifteenth century did not offer opportunities for women. Despite having her father’s name signed on her paintings, Artemisia is happy enough to enjoy her art. When her father brings in a tutor to teach her about perspective, she is thrilled. But both men have ulterior motives—motives that will threaten to break Artemisia.

Told primarily in verse, this beautiful tale blends history, art, and social issues. Artemisia is a strong woman who does not shy away from either seeing the world and all its flaws, or speaking out against them. Recommended for mature readers in high school and up.

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