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.

Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian
In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals are sent to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait. As she fights for her life, Larkin finds a light in Amias, a fellow outlaw with a notorious past. But as the dangers multiply and her band of felons are picked off one by one, Larkin must confront a terrible truth: They were never meant to return.

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer
Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasn’t lived anyplace longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet—a social media site where users upload cat pictures—a place she knows she is welcome. What Steph doesn’t know is that the admin of the site, CheshireCat, is a sentient A.I. When a threat from Steph’s past catches up to her and ChesireCat’s existence is discovered by outsiders, it’s up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save her.

Color Outside the Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna
This anthology is about race, and about how being different from the person you love can matter but how it can also not matter. And it’s about Chinese pirate ghosts, black girl vigilantes, colonial India, a flower festival, a garden of poisons, and so, so much else. More than anything, Color outside the Lines is a collection of stories about young, fierce, brilliantly hopeful people in love.

Firefly: The Sting by Delilah Dawson (Graphic Novel)
Saffron — the enigmatic rogue who captured the heart of Capt. Malcolm Reynolds — returns to the Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Mal, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on December 31 and January 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

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…

Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution by Youssef Daoudi

Many people have heard of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and other greats of 1940s jazz. But not enough attention and credit is given to Thelonious Monk, the pianist whose unique improvisational style gave rise to this new style of jazz music. And even fewer people know about Pannonica de Koenigswarter, a baroness whose love of jazz inspired her to use her wealth and position to support Monk and other jazz musicians who were down on their luck. Their friendship led to some of the greatest jazz music ever written.

This biographical graphic novel follows the lives of Monk and Pannonica as they overcame adversity in order to follow their own paths. Recommended for readers in high school and up who love jazz and biographies of musicians.

Featured Series

Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory

In 1453, seventeen-year-old Luca Vero, accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, is recruited to help investigate evil across Europe but frees his first subject, Isolde, from captivity in a nunnery, and together they seek the one who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.

1) Changeling

2) Stormbringers

3) Fools’ Gold

4) Dark Tracks

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.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (Dreamer Trilogy, Book One)
Ronan is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. Jordan is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. Carmen is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer—and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed.

All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney
Allie has it all going for her—grades, friends, a close-knit family, and she’s dating Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells’s father is America’s most famous conservative shock jock…and Allie hasn’t told Wells that her family is Muslim. As Allie witnesses ever-growing Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she begins to embrace her faith.

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson
Jemma knows who the murderer is. She knows because he told her. He thought his secret was safe because Jemma can’t speak or move. But Jemma observes all kinds of things about everyone around her. His secret is just one of them. And when a new technology means she may be able to communicate and reveal all she knows, Jemma no longer feels powerless in the face of this deadly secret. It’s a race against time before the killer acts again…or tries to stop her.

When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis
When Ashton breaks Devon’s heart at the end of the most romantic and magical summer ever, she thinks her heart will never heal again. But over the course of the following year, Devon finds herself slowly putting the broken pieces back together. Now it’s senior year, and she’s determined to enjoy every moment of it as she prepares for a future studying the galaxies. That is, until Ashton shows up on the first day of school.

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls, Book One)
Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers. As a deadly last resort, she can trade years of her own life for scraps of magic. Then children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit. She uncovers something worse.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on December 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas 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…

Klaus: How Santa Claus Began by Grant Morrison

Long, long ago, a man named Klaus returned to his hometown of Grimsvig in the far north to find it a cold and joyless place. The Baron has forbidden anything that could make people happy, from wishes to toys, and the men toil day and night in the mines even though the town has enough coal to last for centuries. Klaus sees this, and is troubled. Back at his home in the wild, with his wolf Lilli by his side, he is visited by the shining family who show him what he must do. But delivering toys to children does more than just break the law—it starts a war between good and evil.

This graphic novel imagines the origin of Santa Claus as a man with a kind soul and a strong spirit, willing to stand up for what is right in the face of all odds. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy origin stories and Nordic folklore.

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