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