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.

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai
Hằng’s little brother, Linh, is taken from her as they search for a way to escape the Việt Nam War. Six years later, she has made it to Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find Linh until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her.

Watch Out by Alison Hughes
Charlie is staying home from school to help his older brother who broke his leg in a football game. When he has time, Charlie investigates a series of break-ins that have the whole neighborhood on edge. Charlie nearly catches the thief and then foils an attempted break-in at his own house.

Not Hungry by Kate Karyus Quinn
June is fat. June also has an eating disorder, but no one sees. When she doesn’t eat, her friends and family think they see a fat girl on a diet, not someone starving herself. When June’s secret is found out by Toby, the new boy next door, she is panicked. Then she learns he also has a secret. Everyone has their own little lies.

Minor Prophets by Jimmy Cajoleas
Lee has always seen visions, including three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. When his mother dies in a car accident and her horrible husband tries to adopt them, Lee and his sister Murphy flee to their grandmother’s ranch. But is there a reason why their mother never brought them there? And what horrid truths lurk behind Lee’s haunting visions?

Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl
When CeCe’s boyfriend dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. She knows nothing about Jesus, but her best friend Paul does. He accompanies CeCe to camp, where her ex shows up with a new girlfriend. CeCe ropes Paul into faking a relationship, and soon she’s questioning her feelings about him, her ex, and the truth about the night she lost her virginity.

Next Week

This year’s Teen Reading Challenge runs September 22 through October 19. Pick up a Reading Log and keep track of how many minutes you read for prizes and an invitation to a party in your honor.

Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Moline Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

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…

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Ofelia believes she is nothing more than the daughter of a dead tailor and a woman who has remarried too soon. Ofelia also believes the man her mother wants her to consider her new father is actually a wolf, a capitan who uses his soldiers to feed his thirst for fear and blood. She is right about the second thing. When she arrives at the old mill the capitan has taken over as his base, Ofelia is led by a fairy into an ancient Labyrinth where the Faun tells her she is the princess of the Underworld. If she can complete three tasks by the next full moon, she can return to her real mother and father.

This novel is part fantasy, part fairy tale, where the humans are the most dangerous creatures of all. Set in Spain in 1944, it exposes a side of World War II and the Spanish Civil War that is relatively unknown. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

Featured Series

Mickey Bolitar by Harlan Coben

After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.

1) Shelter

2) Seconds Away

3) Found

September is Library Card Signup Month!

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.

A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause
Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy. And Emmy fears her future holds just that: nothing. When the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city, Emmy’s dreams seem closer than they ever have before. But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion she starts to wonder: will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost?

Bloody Seoul by Sonia Patel
Rocky is loyal to the Three Star Pa gang, which his father runs in Seoul, Korea; loyal to his best friends, who accompany him everywhere he goes; loyal to his ever-escalating public bullying of Ha-na, a girl at school. But when he catches his father in a lie, the truth is exposed, and his life begins to unravel―and Rocky has no idea where it’s going to lead.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
First the teachers at the Raxter School for Girls died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. There learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
When Deena’s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears—presumed dead—her family are heartbroken. Only Deena refuses to believe it’s true. And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family’s history is not just bad luck but a curse. Mandy has gone in search of the curse’s roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family’s rotten past – or rip it apart forever.

Ghady & Rawan by Fatima Sharafeddine and Samar Mahfouz Barraj
Ghady lives with his family in Belgium. Rawan lives in Lebanon. Ghady’s family travels every summer to Beirut, where he gets to spend all his time with Rawan and their other friends, enjoying freedom from school. During the rest of the year, he and Rawan keep in touch by email. Ghady struggles with homesickness and racism at school, while Rawan faces a changing relationship with her family.

Next Week

This year’s Teen Reading Challenge runs September 22 through October 19. Pick up a Reading Log and keep track of how many minutes you read for prizes and an invitation to a party in your honor.

Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to a Superhero Movie Night on Monday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. Choose which Marvel origin story to be shown, then enjoy snacks and crafts while you watch.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

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