Next Week

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

The Teen Advisory Group will meet on Thursday, December 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.

Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12 can create a variety of different crafts, including ornaments, squishies, cards, and more during a Teen Holiday Craft Extravaganza. Give them away as gifts or keep them for yourself. Enjoy snacks and a movie while you work. The first of two sessions will be on Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room at the Moline Public Library. Registration is requested.

 

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…

All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson

A bridge has collapsed. No one knows how many people were on it, who was injured, who has died. Jason and Alexa’s parents were on the bridge. So was Kate’s sister and Scott’s girlfriend. In the middle of the crowded hospital waiting room they are each alone, waiting to hear if their lives have changed forever. Gradually they find each other, and as they think about the paths that led them to this moment, they begin to find peace as well.

Told primarily through flashbacks, this story takes some work to piece together, but it is worth the effort. It’s a powerful story about relationships, honesty, and people supporting each other. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy emotional stories that unfold slowly.

Featured Series

Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

After his father is murdered and a ninja saves his life, Taro discovers the connection between ninjas and vampires and finds himself being dragged into a bitter conflict between the rival lords ruling Japan.

1) Blood Ninja

2) The Revenge of Lord Oda

3) Betrayal of the Living

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 Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
When Ali’s estranged father leaves her his prized 1968 Firebird convertible she wants nothing to do with it. So when she finds a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast willing to pay enough money for the car to save her childhood home, Ali can’t wait to get going. But the only person who knows how to drive a stick is her ex-boyfriend, Nico.

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally
Julia Blake has disappeared, but did she run away, or is she in trouble? When a copy of their favorite fairy-story book arrives with a mysterious list inside, her sister Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister, and their favorite fairy tales, everywhere she goes. With the help of her best friend’s brother, Sylvie sets out to follow the strange signs right to Julia and return to New York with her in tow. But sometimes the damsel in distress can only save herself.

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Seafire, Book One)
After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair, Caledonia is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men. Their misson: stay alive, and take down Aric’s fleet.

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
Cason is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. Her mother has always controlled her life, but an injury Carson was hiding her undergoing chemotherapy. Davis survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. He’s doing community service at the hospital, and has been sober for six months. As Cason and Davis start to depend on each other, can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. The chance to take down an unstoppable monster may be their way out—if they can survive.

Next Week

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, November 28 @ 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.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

Writers working on NaNoWriMo can come to the Moline Public Library on Monday and Thursdays in November from 5:00 to 7:30 for a quiet place to work and catch up with fellow writers.

 

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…

Scream All Night by Derek Milman

Dario grew up in a horror movie. Or rather, a horror movie studio. Moldavia is a castle that serves as set, studio, and home to its cast and crew. But after years of neglect and abuse, he got out. Now emancipated and nearing his eighteenth birthday, Dario finally feels he might be free of the place. Then his brother calls to invite him to their father’s funeral. He’s still alive, but 91 and in poor health so he’s electing to be buried alive. Dario agrees to go, mostly because his childhood friend (and maybe more) Hayley asks him to. And then his worst fears come true…Dario’s father has left him the studio and only six months to turn the business around or everyone he’s ever loved will lose their jobs and homes.

Fans of cult horror movies will love all the references to the genre. Despite the craziness of the setting, however, this is a story about finding your place in the world and discovering your family. Recommended to readers in high school and up.

* Book listened to as audiobook CD

 

2018 YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

 

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.

 

2018 Teens’ Top Ten :

 

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Warcross by Marie Lu. G. P.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ​​​​

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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

Paper Hearts by Ali Novak

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

 

See all the 2018 Nominees here.