Next Week

The Teen Advisory Group will meet on Thursday, October 4 @ 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.

The Library asks you to celebrate Teen Read Week and to represent Moline in the 2018 Quad City Area Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge! Teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at the Library after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the Library (Reading logs due to Library by Monday, Oct. 22). Teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend an after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6pm. For more information, contact the Moline Public Library at 309-524-2470 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL or online at www.molinelibrary.com.

 

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

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A Librarian Reads…

Other Broken Things by C. Desir

Natalie is two days out of rehab after a DUI when she goes to her first AA meeting. It’s about as bad as she expects, except maybe for Joe, the older guy who won’t cut her a break. She feels a connection to him for some reason. Back in school after missing a month, Natalie struggles to catch up and stay sober. It isn’t easy, especially with her two former best friends drunk all the time and her ex-boyfriend practically stalking her, demanding they talk. Though at first Natalie only cares about getting through her probation, once she really starts working the steps she discovers a lot about herself she would like to change. And with Joe there to help her, she thinks maybe she really can.

This is an honest and heartbreaking look at the reality of addiction and the toll it places on everyone involved. Recommended for readers in grades 11 and up who enjoy gritty, realistic stories with strong characters.

Featured Series

The Great Library by Rachel Caine

In a world where the Great Library of Alexandria governs the flow of information to the people, Jess discovers that those who control the Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than human life after his friend inadvertently commits heresy.

1) Ink & Bone

2) Paper and Fire

3) Ash and Quill

4) Smoke and Iron

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.

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé
Marianne is losing time and doing things she would never do. Objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close. Something is after her, but an attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing’s rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. And Marianne must uncover the truth that lies beneath it all before the nightmare can take what it think it’s owed, leaving Marianne trapped in the darkness of the other side.

Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves, Book One)
With his father dead, Jase is the new leader of the Ballenger empire. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family. But a young queen wants things to change. She sends Kazi, a legendary former street thief, to investigate. She soon learns there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.

Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen
When Viola Li develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity, her parents go overboard to protect her. She has to stay away from all hint of light, but is determined to maintain a normal life, particularly after she meets Josh. But the intensity of their romance makes her take more and more risks, and when a rebellion against her parents backfires dangerously, she must find her way to a life—and love—as deep and lovely as her dreams.

Someone I Used to Know by Patty Blount
Two years ago, Ashley was raped by her brother’s teammate. After the trial, he was only given a slap-on-the-wrist sentence. Since then, Ashley has had crippling panic attacks that make her feel like she’s living a half-life. Her brother Derek has been living in hell, too. He feels Ashley blames him for what happened, and knows she blames him for how he handled the aftermath. When tensions come to a head, they will both have to decide if their relationship is able to be saved. And if their family can ever be whole again.

Illegal by Eoin Colfer (Graphic Novel)
Ebo’s sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe. His own epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister.

Next Week

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, September 26 @ 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games at in the second floor program room. Drop in anytime. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

The Library asks you to celebrate Teen Read Week and to represent Moline in the 2018 Quad City Area Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge! Teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at the Library after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the Library (Reading logs due to Library by Monday, Oct. 22). Teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend an after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6pm. For more information, contact the Moline Public Library at 309-524-2470 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL or online at www.molinelibrary.com.

 

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…

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas and Molly Muldoon (Graphic Novel)

Jesse would much rather be working on her fashion designs this summer, but her parents have decided to send her to a weight-loss camp instead. The other campers and counselors have a long history together, which makes her feel even more out of place. Then one night she sneaks out to buy a black-market candy bar and ends up witnessing a murder. As she joins Kate, Noah, and Tony to try to figure out what to do, the mystery deepens.

This graphic novel showcases many different kinds of people with very different views about body issues, which is refreshing. The mystery almost takes backstage to the developing friendships, but it’s an entertaining read. Recommended for readers in middle school and up who like body-positive stories, graphic novels, and not-too-complicated mysteries.

The YA Book Prize

The YA Book Prize, presented by The Bookseller magazine in the United Kingdom, is a new award for UK and Irish YA books.

The winner of the 2018 YA Book Prize is After the Fire by Will Hill

Other titles on the 2017 short list were:

  • The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  • S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett
  • It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
  • Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
  • Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence
  • Release by Patrick Ness
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
  • La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman
  • Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle