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.

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok
Paris, 1887. Sixteen-year-old Nathalie writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal. Her job is to summarize each day’s new arrivals, a task she finds both fascinating and routine. That is, until the day she has a vision of the newest body, a young woman, being murdered—from the perspective of the murderer himself. When a second body is found a few days later, Nathalie has to figure out whether she’s going crazy or has the power to stop the killer.

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
Dino’s parents own a funeral home, so he’s used to spending time with the dead. But it’s different when July shows up. Not only is she his ex-best friend, she’s also not quite dead. Or quite alive. As Dino and July attempt to figure out what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other, and all those grand mysteries of life.

The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes
The Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who hurt girls and women for years. After Thea’s cousin Natalie’s killer goes free, she’s more than willing to join them. She trains with other girls to carry out Balancings—acts of revenge guaranteed to teach a lesson. But when the Balancings begin to escalate in brutality, Thea discovers that the Black Coats are not all they seem to be.

Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins (Dark Stars, Book One)
Seattle, 1913—Dorothy feels trapped, forced into an engagement she doesn’t want. So she runs into the woods, desperate to escape. New Seattle, 2077—Ash is on a mission to rescue the professor—his mentor who figured out the secret to time travel. When Dorothy collides with Ash, she stows away in his plane, only to wake up in a future Seattle devastated by earthquakes and floods. And she holds the key to putting it all right, though it may destroy Ash.

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West
Lacey is finally living her dream of being in a movie, working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood. Unfortunately, she also has to finish her senior year of high school. Even worse, Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, is a full-on nightmare. As she struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance, Lacey learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.

Next Week

TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Dissection is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn about animal science and dissect a fetal pig on Monday, March 18 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 6-12 can submit ONE original poem of up to 30 lines in the Teen Poetry Contest. Entry forms are available at the library or online at https://bit.ly/2Gi5lAz. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Prizes will be $25, $15, and $10 gift certificates for first, second, and third places in each category (middle school or high school).

The library will be closed on Thursday, March 21 for an In-Service day.

 

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…

Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Kate is a rider for the royal courier service. It’s not the life she imagined for herself. Once she the daughter of a minor noble who was stablemaster to the king. That all changed the day her father tried to kill the king. Now she’s a traitor too, for refusing to renounce her father. She’s managed to carve out a life, and at least she gets to work with horses. The long rides between cities even give her a chance to use her gift of animal magic safely, without risk of being discovered as a wilder. But everything changes the day Corwin, the king’s younger son and Kate’s former love interest, crashes back into her life. Despite her better judgment, Kate agrees to join him as he seeks to find out who is responsible for the attacks on the kingdom.

A great fantasy setting with a little romance and a lot of action, this book is recommended for readers in high school and up.

* Book listened to as audio CD.

Featured Series

The Agency by Y.S. Lee

Mary graduates from Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls with admirable skills, including being an undercover investigator. Working in the guise of a lady’s companion, she infiltrates a merchant’s home to try to trace his missing cargo ships. She then finds that that household is full of dangerous secrets.

1) A Spy in the House

2) The Body at the Tower

3) The Traitor in the Tunnel

4) Rivals in the City

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.

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard
Eden McKinley knows she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a complete shock when, five days before the start of their GCSEs, Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about. And it’s the last person she would ever have expected. As the days pass, and her world begins to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her best friend and herself.

The Fade by Demitria Lunetta
Something terrible happened in her basement. Haley can feel it. Four girls went missing several years ago, and the police never solved the case. But Haley know the missing girls were murdered. How else can she explain the hostile presence in her house? The ghostly girls need something from her. And unless Haley can figure out what they want…she might be next.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa were transported to another realm called the Woodlands while they cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. When they returned, nothing at all had changed, except for them. Now Ev longs to return to the Woodlands while Philippa tries to find a place in this world. But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must try to understand what her sister went through.

Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler (The Wells of Sorcery, Book One)
In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, Isoka comes to collect when there’s money owing. When her ability to access the Well of Combat is discovered by the Empire, she’s sent on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship—a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit.

The Color of Lies by C.J. Lyons
Ella has always been good at reading people. Her synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she meets a guy she just can’t read. Alec is a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life. That is, until he reveals that he sought her out because he wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths, the parents that Ella had always been told died in a fire. Alec turns Ella’s world upside down when he tells her their deaths were definitely not an accident.

Next Week

The Write Now! writers group meeting on Monday, March 11 has been canceled. Please join us on March 25 at 6:00 for the next meeting.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, March 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.

TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Dissection is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn about animal science and dissect a fetal pig on Monday, March 18 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.

 

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…

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary Schmidt

Things are going pretty rough for Carter Jones and his family. It’s raining like an Australian tropical thunderstorm, his Dad is still deployed in Germany, the family Jeep isn’t working, it’s and the first day of school. That’s probably why when a strange British guy shows up on the doorstep Carter’s mom accepts his help. The Butler, who prefers to be called a gentleman’s gentleman, worked for Carter’s grandfather in England. In his will, he left money for the Butler to work for Carter’s family instead. Carter isn’t too keen on being turned into a gentleman, especially when it means walking his dog (even in the middle of an Australian tropical thunderstorm) and taking his little sisters to the ballet and learning to play cricket. Of course, there are perks, too. Like the Butler teaching Carter to drive even though he’s only twelve. And cricket doesn’t turn out to be so bad either. In fact, having the Butler around might be just what Carter needs, especially when he gets the second worst news of his life.

This is a fun and funny story that touches on some very deep and difficult topics at the same time. Recommended for readers in middle school and up.