Next Week

The Summer Reading Program runs through Saturday, July 27. Sign up and keep track of how much you read to earn prizes and entries into a drawing. Visit the library for a list of special events happening all summer long.

Join the Popular Astronomy Club for a discussion of 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing & Our Night Sky on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards we will be outside in the back parking lot between 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. for crafts and activities followed by night sky viewing. All Ages. No registration required.
** Teen Assistants are needed to help with this program. If you can help, please call 309-524-2470 to sign up for an hour or more.

Would you like to help out with special events at the Library this summer? Teen Assistants ages 13 to 18 are needed to help with the following programs:

  • Astronomy Club—July 16 @ 8:00-11:30 p.m.
  • Movie Sing-A-Long—July 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Art Extravaganza—July 20 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Escape Room—July 25 @ 2:00-7:00 p.m.

To sign up to help out with any of these programs for an hour or more, call the Library at 309-524-2470.

 

Do You . . . Sing? Juggle? Dance? Act? Do magic? Tell jokes? Play an instrument? Do spoken word? Have some other hidden talent? We would love to see it! Join us for the Moline Public Library Talent Show on Saturday, August 17, 2019. All ages and types of family-friendly amateur entertainment welcome. Perform solo or in a group. Acts will have a 12’x24′ performance area, and a maximum of 6 minutes including set, entrance, and exit. Registration forms are available online and at the Library and must be returned by July 17.  Spots are limited, so early application is recommended. Performers will be assigned a time slot between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please plan to be available at any time during those hours. The Library will contact you with your time by August 3.

 

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 Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault

Offred used to have a different name—and a different life—but that doesn’t matter anymore. All that matters now is following the rules and continuing to survive. She is a handmaid, selected by the Republic of Gilead to make a baby for the Commander and his wife. She has accepted this role, and yet she remembers. She remembers the time before, when women could have jobs and hold their own money, when she had a husband and daughter of her own, before the wars and destruction and chemicals. She is torn between trying to hold on to those memories and accept her fate. But this new world she finds herself in isn’t as perfect as the government would have everyone believe, and soon Offred will have to make some impossible choices.

This graphic novel, based on the novel of the same name, is both accessible and haunting. The colors, alternatingly vivid and subdued, add to the mood of the story. For those who have not yet read the novel, it is a great introduction, and for those who have it provides a different perspective. Recommended for readers in high school and up who are fans of classic dystopian novels and the TV show based on the novel.

Featured Series

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Fifteen-year-old twins Josh and Sophie meet 14th-century alchemist Nicholas Flamel, alive and well in present-day San Francisco, and learn they are part of an ancient prophecy and have the ability to become powerful magicians. Whether they save or destroy the world as the prophecy states unfolds over this fast-paced fantasy series featuring thrilling action and magical adventure.

1) The Alchemyst

2) The Magician

3) The Sorceress

4) The Necromancer

5) The Warlock

6) The Enchantress

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 Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
The city of Noor still bears scars of its recent past, when the Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population — except for Fatima and two other humans. Now Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason. But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her.

Refugee 87 by Ele Fountain
Shif is one of the smartest boys in school, feels safe and loved in the home he shares with his mother and little sister, and is unfamiliar with the horrors of his country’s regime. But the day that soldiers arrive at his door, his only choice is to run. Facing both unthinkable cruelty and boundless kindness, Shif bravely makes his way towards a future he can barely imagine.

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta
When Danny and her mother move to Tempest, California she finds the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they’re ordinary. But Danny find the Grays—they cast a spell to call her to them. The believe Danny can bring back Imogen, but before she does she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast.

Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite TV show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth, she’s stuck picking up coffee. Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own!

This Book Is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni
The Green Street Cinema has always been a sanctuary for Ethan. But developers are threatening to tear it down to build a luxury condos. It’s going to take a movie miracle if the Green Street is going to have a happy ending. And when Raina, Ethan’s oldest friend (and possible soul mate?), comes back home from Hollywood where she’s been starring in B-movies about time-traveling cats, Ethan thinks that miracle just may have been delivered.

Next Week

The Summer Reading Program runs through Saturday, July 27. Sign up and keep track of how much you read to earn prizes and entries into a drawing. Visit the library for a list of special events happening all summer long.

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to a Paint & Smoothie Night on Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. Use a transfer image on canvas or create your own masterpiece with acrylic paint or sharpies. No talent required, just an imagination! Registration is required and space is limited.

Would you like to help out with special events at the Library this summer? Teen Assistants ages 13 to 18 are needed to help with the following programs:

  • Astronomy Club—July 16 @ 8:00-11:30 p.m.
  • Movie Sing-A-Long—July 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Art Extravaganza—July 20 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Escape Room—July 25 @ 2:00-7:00 p.m.

To sign up to help out with any of these programs for an hour or more, call the Library at 309-524-2470.

 

Do You . . . Sing? Juggle? Dance? Act? Do magic? Tell jokes? Play an instrument? Do spoken word? Have some other hidden talent? We would love to see it! Join us for the Moline Public Library Talent Show on Saturday, August 17, 2019. All ages and types of family-friendly amateur entertainment welcome. Perform solo or in a group. Acts will have a 12’x24′ performance area, and a maximum of 6 minutes including set, entrance, and exit. Registration forms are available online and at the Library and must be returned by July 17.  Spots are limited, so early application is recommended. Performers will be assigned a time slot between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please plan to be available at any time during those hours. The Library will contact you with your time by August 3.

 

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…

Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

For the first eighteen years of her life, it’s just been Sawyer and her mom. She grew up in an apartment over a bar, learned to fix cars and pick locks, and had periodic obsessions with things like medieval torture devices. It might not have been ideal, but she loved her life. Then her grandmother showed up out of the blue and offered her a deal: live with her for nine months and go through a debutante season in exchange for $500,000 toward college tuition and a chance to discover who her birth father is. Sawyer is reluctant, since her mother’s family turned their backs on her when she got pregnant at 17, but she’s willing to give it a try. Soon she’s swept up in a world of manicures and brunches and cocktail dresses—and blackmail. It turns out life isn’t so perfect for Sawyer’s cousin Lily and her fellow debs. Lucky for them, Sawyer knows a thing or two about the seedier side of life.

This novel starts in a “now” section, with four debs in jail. Going back and forth in time, you gradually learn how the girls got there and why. There are several engaging mysteries going on at once, combined with some hilarious and also heartwarming moments. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy complicated mysteries and stories about Southern life.

* Book listened to as an MP3 audiobook.

Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM

Check out these amazing stories about teenage girls who love to code, do math, build robots, and more! Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker

Find Me by Romily Bernard (Find Me, Book One)

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (The Testing, Book One)

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

The Chaos of Now by Erin Jade Lange

Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross, Book One)

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book One)

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil, Book One)

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.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Emoni is juggling taking care of her daughter, supporting her abuela, and finishing her senior year of high school. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks. Still, her school’s new culinary arts class and the school trip to Spain feel unreachable. But once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
When Ben comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re forced to move in with their estranged sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, Ben tries to keep a low profile in a new school. But their attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing.

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
Opal uses code to build entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can’t code her dad, who disappeared after her tenth birthday leaving only a cryptic note, back into her life. Now WAVE, the world’s biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal’s dad.

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Jonathan and Kurl are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment. With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and devastating family secrets, Jonathan and Kurl struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship…and each other.

Brief Encounter of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid
When Lu’s boyfriend breaks up with her, she finds she can’t write a single word, despite the fact that her college scholarship is tied to her columnist job. When she learns about Cal and Iris, who plan to break up at the end of the summer, she decides to chronicle the last months the couple will spend together.