Based on the Bard

Check out these titles inspired by the works (and life) of the great William Shakespeare. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

Srsly Hamlet by Courtney Carbone

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters

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 Waning Age by S.E. Grove
Natalia works as a hotel maid, practices martial arts, and cares for her eleven-year-old brother, Calvino. Cal should be starting to wane, losing his ability to feel emotions. But he’s not. When a mysterious corporation kidnaps him for testing, Natalia will do anything to save him. Along the way, she meets others looking for the truth about waning.

What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards
Spencer volunteers (aka community service) at the library. He likes his work, especially if it means getting to see Mallory. Mallory spends a lot of time keeping her head down. When you’re sixteen and homeless, nothing matters more than being anonymous. When sinister things start happening at the library, the two know they must find the culprit before Mallory is the next target.

The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh
Lacey is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. She’s never kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. But when she sees first-hand how much damage the abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum of her school can do, she decides to take a stand and starts doling out wisdom and contraception to anyone who seeks her out in the girls’ restroom.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy, Ava Dash
Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, Raya has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her. When her beloved grandmother dies, Raya decides to spend her last free summer at the ashram in India where her grandparents met. But she didn’t expect to fall in love.

Next Week

Students in grades 4-8 can make and eat a meal during the TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Cooking Class on Monday, March 4 @ 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.

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. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 7 @ 3:30 p.m. Grades 6-12.


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