Next Week

The Library will be CLOSED on February 18 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, February 20 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.

Students in grades 5-12 can win $100 in the Teen Video Contest sponsored by Quad City area libraries. Submit a 3 to 5 minute movie that celebrates the theme “Libraries are for Creating” by February 27 along with an entry form. Then bring your friends and family to the Premiere Party at the Putnam Museum on March 7 at 6:00 p.m. to see your movie on the big screen.

 

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…

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Graphic Novel)

Like many children today, Jarrett was raised by his grandparents instead of his parents. His father was not in the picture, and for reasons unknown to him at the time he was not allowed to be with his mother. He chronicles his early life in this graphic biography, talking frankly about his grandparents’ drinking problems, the troubled relationship within the family, and the day he found out his mother was a heroin addict. But mostly this book focuses on hope and the joy he found in drawing as a way to connect with the people in his life.

This story deals with some very serious and heavy issues, but is not in a graphic or excessive manner. Recommended for mature readers in eighth grade and up who enjoy true stories about overcoming obstacles.

Featured Series

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

1) The Forest of Hands and Teeth

2) The Dead-Tossed Waves

3) The Dark and Hollow Places

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.

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Echo’s safe world falls apart after her mysteriously disappears. She finds him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf invites Echo to come live with him for a year. There, she discovers centuries-old secrets, a magical library full of books-turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them.

Unnatural Disasters by Jeff Hirsch
Lucy and her boyfriend have been planning an epic post-graduation trip for months, despite the unstable world they live in. But when everyone’s phones start to ring during prom, Lucy knows something terrible has happened—something new. Decades of climate change have taken their toll, religious extremism is spreading, refugees have nowhere left to turn, and terrorism is common. But this is worse. Far worse.

Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels
Twins Ty and Cory are on the run, but when they find a dying deer next to tire tracks going off the road, they know they have to help. When they reach the wrecked car the driver has escaped. Then they hear a sound coming from the trunk. What they discover inside puts them in the crosshairs of something darker and more sinister than their wildest nightmares.

The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan
Willa has always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach. But as her best friend’s boyfriend, he was always off-limits and the girl code says it needs to stay that way, even though they just broke up. Flor has a lot on her plate: her breakup with Zach, her dad’s new dating life, and her struggling grades…and her crush on hot, know-it-all tutor. The girl code says she should tell Willa. Two friends. Two secrets. One code that might need to be broken.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
Black Enough is a star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that will delve into the closeted thoughts, hidden experiences, and daily struggles of black teens across the country. From a spectrum of backgrounds—urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—Black Enough showcases diversity within diversity.

Next Week

Write Now! is a group for teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room. On the second Monday we will discuss an aspect of writing craft, share experiences, ask questions, and/or do a writing exercise. On the fourth Monday participants can bring up to 6 pages of a current writing project to share with the group for advice and feedback. No registration required.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, February 13 @ 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, February 13 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.

 TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Dissection is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn about animal science and dissect a sheep heart on Thursday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. This program is developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Students in grades 5-12 can win $100 in the Teen Video Contest sponsored by Quad City area libraries. Submit a 3 to 5 minute movie that celebrates the theme “Libraries are for Creating” by February 27 along with an entry form. Then bring your friends and family to the Premiere Party at the Putnam Museum on March 7 at 6:00 p.m. to see your movie on the big screen.

 

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…

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

In the year 2118, a giant tower covers what used to be Central Park. It is a thousand stories tall and has anything anyone could ever need: homes, stores, hospitals, schools, even parks. The higher you go, the fancier—and more expensive—everything is. Avery lives at the very top and seems to be perfect in every way. Just a few floors below her are her best friends Leda and Eris. Far below them live Watt and Rylin. Secrets, lies, and desperation bring them all together, until one of them pays the ultimate price.

An intriguing possible future, this books shows that while our surrounding may change, human nature really doesn’t. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy books about the dark underside of glamorous lives.

Witches!

Witches aren’t just for Halloween! Keep warm with these tales of witches and witchcraft. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch, Book One)

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

A Fiery Friendship by Lisa Fiedler (Ages of Oz, Book One)

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull (The Hawkweed Prophecy, Book One)

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (Brooklyn Brujas, Book One)

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Witchborn by Nicholas Bowling

Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes