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.

Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience and will meet on Wednesday, December 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

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.

Students in grades 4 through 10 can drop by the Library on December 5 between 5:30 and 7:00 to work on lap blankets and lap quilts to donate to a nursing home. No registration required.

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…

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Everyone knew California was facing water shortages. But until the days the taps were turned off, no one knew just how bad things had gotten. People are slow to realize the significance of the Tap-Out. Alyssa’s family waits hours to go to the store for bottled water, only to find they are too late. Kelton’s family, on the other hand, has been preparing for this for years. For a couple of days it seems like this will all be a minor inconvenience. But when Alyssa’s parents head out to get water and don’t return, the situation becomes deadly serious. Alyssa, her younger brother Garrett, and Kelton soon find themselves in a fight for their lives as thirst becomes one of only several things trying to kill them.

The situation the Shustermans have created is frighteningly plausible and drawn out in excruciating detail. Never has an apocalypse seemed so likely or realistic. Recommended for readers in high school and up who love apocalyptic worlds and survival stories.

*Book listened to on Audio CD.

Featured Series

Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.

1) Beautiful Creatures

2) Beautiful Darkness

3) Beautiful Chaos

4) Beautiful Redemption

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.

Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson
Ariadne’s royal family’s entertainment empire is beloved by everyone. The Labyrinth Contest, a TV extravaganza in which Ariadne leads fourteen teens into a maze to kill a monster, is their biggest hit. When the gorgeous, mysterious Theseus asks Ariadne to help him to victory, she doesn’t expect to fall for him. If he wins, the contest would end for good. But if she helps him, she doesn’t just endanger her family’s empire―the monster would have to die.

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
When Emma arrives at North Lake to spend the summer with her mother’s family, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. Emma also feels divided. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her. Then there’s Roo, the boy who holds the key to her family’s history.

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
When Sophie’s boyfriend dumps her right before Christmas, she flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. But when her ex shows up seeking a second chance, Sophie realizes she’s developing real feelings for someone else.

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund (Clue Mystery, Book One)
When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, a motley crew of students are left stranded on campus with their headmaster. Hours later, his body is found in the conservatory and it’s very clear his death was no accident. With this group of students who are all hiding something, nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder.

Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
Simone is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different. She’s making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she’s HIV-positive, because last time . . . well, last time things got ugly.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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…

A World Without You by Beth Revis

Bo can control time. Well, maybe not quite control, but he definitely moves through time. That’s why he’s been sent to the Berkshire School. The world outside thinks it’s a school for children with special needs, but Bo knows the truth—it’s a school for people with superpowers. But he’s made a mistake and now his girlfriend, Sofia, has been trapped in the past and everyone believes she’s dead. Bo is sure he can save her. Only, everyone is beginning to act strangely, as if they don’t really have powers. As the government investigates the school, Bo’s world begins to shatter. He can’t believe they are right, because if he doesn’t really have the power to control time, how can he save Sofia?

This book looks at mental illness through an inside lens. Chapters from the perspective of Bo’s sister, Phoebe, add insight as to how his illness affects his whole family. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

2019 YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

 

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.

 

2019 Teens’ Top Ten :

 

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil

Wildcard by Marie Lu

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

See all the 2019 Nominees here.