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.

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.

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla
When Tati sends a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site her results come back inconclusive. Does it have to do with her unexplained seizures and the beckoning tunnel she sees during them? Tati soon discovers that parallel universes exist and her abnormal DNA compels and condemns Tati and her other selves—shy Ana—privileged Tatyana—and on-the-run Tanya, to a lifetime of ricocheting between their parallel lives in the multiverse.

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls, Book One)
The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
Aliens might destroy the planet in a week. For Jesse, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. What does it matter if it all ends now? Cate is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about. And then there’s Adeem. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, he can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.

Topside by J. N. Monk (Graphic Novel)
When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet’s core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet’s dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she’s wandering through deserts, riding on the back of giant beasts, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit.

Panic by Sasha Dawn
Madelaine loves music, loves the stage, and loves performing. When she finds a fragment of poetry that inspires her to finish a song she’s been writing, she tracks down the poem’s author online in hopes of starting a collaboration. But as more pieces of the poem find their way to her, she realizes the online poet can’t possibly be the one who’s leaving them for her.

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.

Students in grades 4 through 10 can learn to sew using sewing machines and hand-stitching at the Moline Public Library. Create lap blankets and lap quilts to donate to a nursing home. Learn the basics on November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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, November 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

Students in grades 4 through 10 can drop by the Library on November 21 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…

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Makani is slowly adjusting to life in Nebraska after moving from Hawaii. Her parents are going through a messy divorce and sent her to help take care of her grandmother while they get things settled. At least, that’s what she tells everyone. She’s so worried about anyone finding out the real reason that she even changed her last name to her mother’s maiden name. After many months she’s finally got a couple of good friends and even had a fling with outcast Ollie over the summer. But when teenagers start turning up dead all over town, Makani is more worried than ever that her secret will get out.

This book is full of suspense, romance, and a healthy dollop of horror. The characters are well-rounded and believable. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

*Book listened to as e-audio through the Libby/Overdrive app.