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.

Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry
Winona’s father locks the pantry to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them. Lucille’s mother and her drug-dealing brother demand all her time and energy. Finally they realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible to take them from Michigan to Las Vegas can’t hurt.

Gut Check by Eric Kester
Wyatt has wanted nothing more than to play football. It’s his last chance to build a relationship with his older brother Brett, the star quarterback, before he leaves for college. A big win could be just what their town needs to rebound from a fishing season devastated by Red Tide. But when Brett suffers a terrible concussion, Wyatt must decide if keeping his brother’s secret is worth risking his scholarship future.

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry
Ellis worries that the world is about to end. When she meets Hannah in her therapist’s waiting room, Hannah calls it fate. Ellis is scared of the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen. As Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, she learns there are secrets Hannah isn’t telling her.

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
By day, Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, “Dear Miss Sweetie.” When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society’s ills, but she’s not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender.

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (Graphic Novel)
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. They’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world every Autumn. They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1. Now Josiah and Deja are seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye. What if their last shift was an adventure?

Next Week

The Write Now! Writers Group is open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings take place on the first and third Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Moline Public Library 2nd floor program room. Bring up to 6 pages (double spaced) of a current writing project to share with the group for advice and feedback.

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

A Librarian Reads…

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Once & Future, Book One)

Ari is a refugee from Ketch, the planet barricaded from the rest of the universe for daring to speak out against the tyrannical Mercer Company which basically controls the entire galaxy. Rescued outside the barrier as a child, her very existence is a threat to Mercer. When she accidentally crash lands on Old Earth and finds a sword, she takes it, hoping it might be worth enough to allow her and her adoptive brother Kay to hide out a while. But when she pulls the sword from its ancient tree, she awakens ancient forces. Merlin has been waiting for centuries for the next reincarnation of King Arthur, and this time it’s Ari. He hopes she will be the one to complete the cycle and achieve the goal of uniting all of humankind. Along with Merlin and Kay, Ari gathers her knights one by one, fulfilling her destiny. But taking down Mercer won’t be quite so easy.

A compelling blend of fantasy, science fiction, adventure, and comedy, this novel is recommended to readers in seventh grade and up who enjoy those genres and stories that break stereotypes and expectations.

* Book listened to on Audio CD

Featured Series

Finishing School by Gail Carriger

In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.

1) Etiquette and Espionage

2) Curtsies and Conspiracies

3) Waistcoats and Weaponry

4) Manners & Mutiny

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.

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé
Skye is tired of always having to save her sister, Deirdre. When they move to an isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws. She becomes fixated on the swampy woods behind their house, building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones. After Deirdre disappears, something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night, claiming she’s the only one who can save Deirdre.

Mayhem and Madness: Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain by J A Dauber
Bailey is pretty average—he runs track, gets decent grades, and has an unrequited crush. When he finds a super-powered flying suit of computerized armor under his home, he needs to know where it came from and if it can help him find his long-missing father. One day he’s getting beat up by the captain of the football team, the next day he’s robbing banks on Fifth Avenue, stealing diamonds from Tiffany’s, and zooming through aerial dogfights. But how much bad is Bailey willing to do to bring his dad home safely?

Skyjacked by Paul Griffin
Six friends who attend Manhattan’s elite Hartwell Academy are returning from an end-of-summer camping trip together on a private plane. Everything seems normal… except one of the regular pilots is sick, so there’s a replacement; Cassie is starting to get violently ill for no clear reason; and they realize the plane is flying west, not east. Soon it’s clear: the plane has been hijacked. Can they make it into the cockpit and overpower the hijacker? And if so, can they land the plane? Emotions are running high, and choosing who to trust is a matter of life or death.

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (The Merciful Crow, Book One)
Fie’s Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, he offers Fie a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns. But the queen isn’t the only one Jasimir needs protection from.

Mother Tongue by Julie Mayhew
Darya has looked after her little sister, Nika, since she was a baby. Now Nika is starting school. Maybe Darya can find a job with her own tidy desk. Perhaps even a boyfriend. But when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, Darya’s life plans are fractured. Stalled. She is afraid. What if she never knows real love? What if she never finds somewhere she belongs?

Next Week

Join us on Monday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, Music for Wartime, and most recently, The Great Believers, a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Listen to Rebecca talk about this powerful & emotional tale of loss, heartbreak, and survival.

 

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…

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Jim and Will have been best friends forever. They live next door and were born only minutes apart. Where Will is cautious, Jim is wild, which is why they make such a great team. One day a lightning rod salesman comes to town, telling the boys a serious storm is headed their way and will strike Jim’s house. He is so convinced, he gives Jim a free lightning rod. But the storm doesn’t hit that night. Instead, a carnival comes to town even though it’s October. And this isn’t just any carnival. It is designed to discover your deepest desires and worst fears to trap you forever. Now the boys must save each other, even if they don’t want to be saved.

This classic from 1962 is featured in the 2019 Illinois Reads to celebrate the many wonderful works of Illinois native Ray Bradbury. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

* Book listened to as e-audiobook through Hoopla.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, thousands of children across America are diagnosed with cancer. Read some of these stories of brave children and teenagers dealing with a life-threatening illness.

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

A Story about Cancer (With a Happy Ending) by India Desjardins and Marianne Ferrer

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

Dessert First by Dean Gloster

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The F- It List by Julie Halpern

Looking For Group by Rory Harrison

Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin

Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

September is Library Card Signup Month!