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

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.

Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal (The Necromancer’s Song, Book One)
Naya is on a trading mission in Ceramor when she is murdered, and resurrected by a necromancer as one of the “undead,” bound to her former body by mysterious magic runes, an abomination in her homeland of Talmir–she has been effectively recruited as a spy for Talmir, and soon finds herself embroiled in politics, kidnapping, and murder, and facing the truth that she can never go home again.

Black Wings Beating by Alex London (Skybound, Book One)
In Uztar birds of prey are revered and their falconers honored above all others. Brysen strives to be a great falconer–while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.

Skating Over Thin Ice by Jean Mills
Imogen St. Pierre, a talented piano prodigy who is painfully awkward socially, meets Nathan McCormick, a hockey phenom who lets his anger get the best of him on the ice, and the two find a special, but dangerous, connection.

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo
All the girls in Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas have special talents. Rome, Lux, and Mercy all have similar talents, but to them, their abilities often feel like a curse, and certainly don’t make their lives any easier. But sometimes friendship is more powerful than curses, and sometimes what you’ve been looking for has been under your feet the whole time.

Words We Don’t Say by K.J. Reilly
High school junior Joel Higgins grapples with the aftermath of a tragic loss. He can’t talk to anyone, especially his crush, so he uses unsent text messages to express himself. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen he forms bonds with the people he serves there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain.

Next Week

TWEEN STEAM CLUB: LEGO Space Challenge is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn to program robots and use them to accomplish tasks. Sessions will take place on January 14, 21, 28, and February 4 at 6:00 p.m. Attendance at all four session is recommended. 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.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, February 6 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.

 Thursday, February 7 @ 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.

 TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Book Trailers is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn to make videos using Windows Moviemaker on Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. Bring a favorite book and create a book trailer video for it. 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