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.

Internment by Samira Ahmed
In the near future, Layla and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

Brawler by Neil Connelly
Eddie MacIntyre is Pennsylvania’s most promising wrestler. But during a match at the state championship his famous rage consumes him and he assaults a referee. Facing arrest, he runs away to another town, where he is taken in by a shady promoter to join Brawlers, an illegal underground fighting ring run by a gangland boss. Soon he teams up with Khajee, and together they try to figure out their place in an unkind and unforgiving world.

The Lost by Natasha Preston
In the small town of Aurora, teens go missing all the time. But when one of Piper and Hazel’s classmates disappears, they become determined to find out the truth of what happened to her. While investigating, they meet three handsome and rich grad students who lock them in a building that isn’t just designed to keep them locked away—every room is a test in survival. And Piper and Hazel won’t give up without a fight.

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Once & Future, Book One)
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren
Holland wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with her new fame. But there’s one person who fiercely supports her: her bossy team captain, Wes, whom she might be falling for.

Next Week

Poets who entered the Teen Poetry Contest are invited to a Poetry Café and Awards Ceremony at the Moline Public Library on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. All poets will have a chance to read their poems out loud. Bring your friends and family for refreshments and entertainment.

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, May 2 @ 3:30 p.m. Grades 6-12.

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to an Interactive Movie Program featuring Avengers: Infinity War on Thursday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the second-floor program room. Enjoy food, crafts, and other activities related to the film. Registration is required and space is limited.

 

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…

Nikki on the Line by Barbara Carroll Roberts

Nikki loves basketball more than almost anything in her life. She’s always been the star of her county league teams, coached by her best friend Adria’s dad. Now they’re trying out for a club team. It’s a great opportunity for Nikki to step up her game, learn the skills she needs to get onto a high school team, and compete with other girls who love basketball as much as she does. But the change is harder than she expects. Not only does she have to learn a new position, for the first time on her life she’s not the best player on the team. As if that all weren’t enough, a genetics project leads to questions about her father, Adria starts spending more time with their new friend Kate, and a boy named Booker starts taking an interest in Nikki.

This amazing book has something for everyone…a little bit of family drama, a little bit of friendship drama, a little bit of romance drama, and a whole lot of basketball. Highly recommended for readers in middle school and up who enjoy stories about strong female characters and basketball.

Featured Series

Atlantis Saga by T.A. Barron

The young thief Promi and the forest girl Atlanta battle evil and in the process bring about the creation of Atlantis.

1) Atlantis Rising

2) Atlantis in Peril

3) Atlantis Lost

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.

You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook
Kim meets Nicki, a stranger on her flight to London who’s more than willing to listen to Kim’s woes. Nicki’s got a great sense of humor, and when she jokes about swapping murders, Kim plays along—that is, until Kim’s ex-boyfriend mysteriously dies. Blackmailed by Nicki to fulfill her end of the deal, Kim will have to commit a murder or take the fall for one.

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Jack is the King of Almost. But when he meets Kate at a party and they bond, he can’t help falling for her. He thinks his curse might finally be broken. But then Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Can he save her? And if so, at what cost?

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (We Set the Dark on Fire, Book One)
At the Medio School for Girls, young women are trained for one of two roles—run a husband’s household or raise his children. Both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela is the school’s top student, but her pedigree is a lie, forged by her parents with the hope of a better life. But when she’s asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio, she will have to decide where her loyalties lie.

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
By day, Margo is a socialite, dodging paparazzi while soaking up California sunshine. By night, however, she pulls off high-stakes cat burglaries with a team of flamboyant young men. But then Margo’s personal life takes a sudden, dark turn, and a job to end all jobs lands her crew in deadly peril. Can one rebel heiress and four kickboxing drag queens withstand the slings and arrows of truly outrageous fortune?

The Year I Didn’t Eat by Samuel Pollen
Max is 14, and anorexic. His brother, Robin, gives him a geocache for Christmas. Max hides it in the forest near his house. Before long, he gets a note from ‘E’. Is it Evie, the new girl at school, playing a trick on him? In the midst of a family crisis, Max’s eating disorder quickly deteriorates. Anorexia pulls him further and further away from his family and friends, until he feels totally alone. Can anyone help him find a way out?

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 6:00 p.m. in the second floor program room. Bring up to 6 double-spaced pages of a piece you’re working on to the April 22 meeting to get feedback and advice.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, April 24 @ 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.

Students in grades 4-8 can learn about the effects humans have on the environment in a Watershed Science Class on Thursday, April 25 @ 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…

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Best friends Josie and Delia host a cable access show where they showcase cheesy old horror movies. For Josie, it’s a chance to get to know about the business side of TV, her future career. For Delia, it’s a chance to reconnect with the father who walked out on her. But they both want something more. Deliah secretly hopes her father will see her show someday and come back to her. And as much as Josie loves doing the show, she’s feeling pressure from her parents to go away to college and take an internship with the Food Network. Add in Lawson, a hot MMA fighter who falls for Josie after appearing on their show, and life becomes incredibly complicated.

Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy stories with strong female characters, friendships, and references to obscure horror movies.

2019 Margaret A. Edwards Award

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The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes an author’s work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.

M.T. Anderson wins 2019 Edwards Award for FeedThe Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves

M.T. Anderson is a powerful force in the field of literature for teens. His creativity, wit and intelligence distinguish him and inform the body of his work, which is further notable for its artful variety, whether it be his fiercely satirical “Feed” or his monumental two-volume “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation.”

“M.T. Anderson is a true nonpareil, demonstrating an extraordinary facility for writing in a variety of forms and genres, standing virtually alone in his creative venturesomeness and bold innovation,” said Edwards Committee Member Michael Cart.

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.

All Is Fair by Dee Garretson
It’s 1918, and war is raging across Europe. Mina, who’s been trained to be a proper English lady, wants to help in a way that matters. When she receives a telegram that’s written in code, she finally has her chance to do something big. She returns to her childhood home, joined by Lord Andrew Graham, and a dashing and mysterious young American, Lucas. The three of them must band together to work on a dangerous project that could turn the tide of the war.

The Fever King by Victoria Lee (Feverwake, Book One)
In the former United States, Noam wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks, and an offer to work for the minister of defense offers a way to make a change. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
Hugo is determined to take his last-hurrah-before-college train trip across the United States. The only problem is the other ticket is in his recently-ex-girlfriend’s name. So he offers the ticket to anyone with the same name. When Mae and Hugo meet, the attraction is undeniable, and both find more than they bargained for.

Sorry Not Sorry by Jaime Reed
Janelle and Alyssa used to be BFFs — but not anymore. Alyssa became leader of the shallowest girls in school while Janelle got involved in activism with new, true friends. Then Alyssa’s diabetes becomes the talk of the school. It’s turned life-threatening; without a kidney transplant, her chances are not good. When Janelle discovers she’s a rare, perfect match with Alyssa, community feuds and accusations push the girls further apart. Will the match bring the girls back together, or drive them apart for good?

The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales by Ailsa Wild (Graphic Novel)
France, 1916. While treating a patient with dysentery, Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria. As the invaders journey deep into her gut, the resident microbes must fight to survive. Annie’s life hangs in the balance. Enter the phage, deadly predators, ready to wage war to protect their host.

Next Week

Students in grades 4-8 can make and eat a meal during the TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Cooking Class on Thursday, April 18 @ 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 Friday, April 19 in observance of the Spring Holiday.

 

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