Next Week

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a snake on Monday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is required.

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. The next meeting is on March 5.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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…

All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Allie has always considered herself to be a “good” Muslim, the “right kind” of Muslim, a “safe” Muslim. With her light skin and red hair, no one even knows she is a Muslim. And that is exactly how her parents want it. Keep quiet, play it safe, fly under the radar. But as anti-Muslim sentiments grow, and Allie feels more and more isolated from her large religious family, she starts to wonder if she’s doing the right thing. She begins to explore her faith and her heritage, and finds peace and joy in it. The only problems are her father, who doesn’t want her to start practicing, and her new boyfriend’s father, who is a radio shock-jock who’s built a career out of Islamophobia.

While slow-moving, this novel takes a genuine look at what it means to come to terms with yourself in many different aspects. Recommended for readers in high school and up who are interested in religion, especially Islam.

Featured Series

Diviners by Libba Bray

Evie O’Neill has always been able to divine information from objects she touches. When she’s sent away from her small town to live with her uncle in New York City, Evie meets a diverse cast of equally gifted strangers and uncovers a terrifying supernatural mystery. Set in the roaring twenties, this slang-heavy historical fantasy series is pos-i-tute-ly thrilling.

1) The Diviners

2) Lair of Dreams

3) Before the Devil Breaks You

4) The King of Crows *NEW*

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.

Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne
Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month supply of canned tuna, and an eccentric reading list. She’s not homeless, she’s waiting for her father to come get her. When her credit card is declined, phone contact from her father stops, and summer slips into a frosty fall, Harbour is forced to face reality and accept the help of a homeless girl named Lise to survive on the streets.

Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern
David is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis. Jamie is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression. The pair soon realizes that they can be their true selves with each other, and their unlikely friendship develops into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts—and their time for honesty may be running out.

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore
Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family. Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz
Isabel has one rule: no dating. Isabel has issues. She has secrets. She has rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid with a chronic illness she’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor. He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.

Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Then, “Jane” was just your typical girl getting ready to start her senior year. She never would’ve imagined that in her town where nothing ever happens, a series of small coincidences would lead to a devastating turn of events that would forever change her life. Now, it’s been three months since “Jane” escaped captivity and returned home. Three months of writing down everything she remembered from those seven months locked up in that stark white room. But, what if everything you thought you knew turned out to be a lie?

Next Week

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, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a snake on Monday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is 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…

Sanctuary Somewhere by Brenna Dimmig

As he gets ready to begin his senior year, Osmel is looking forward to going to college to study meteorology. But at his younger sister’s birthday party he learns a terrible secret: most of his family is undocumented. The only citizen in the family is his sister. As he moves through his senior year, he begins to worry about what this means for him. Will he even be able to go to college? Will he or someone he loves get sent away? And if so, what will happen to his sister?

This slim novel in verse gives a brief glimpse into the fear and uncertainty felt by the over 10 million undocumented immigrants in the United States as they strive to achieve the better life they came here to find. Recommended to readers in high school and up.

2018 Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

2020 Winner

Dig by A.S. King

Five teenagers’ disparate lives weave together, unveiling long-buried secrets within a complex shared history. King’s surrealistic narrative confronts themes of white privilege and its dark legacies.

2020 Honor Books

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano
Orphaned Elin learns to use her ability to communicate with animals as she navigates through political unrest. The beauty and power of the natural world are at the heart of this captivating, nimbly translated Japanese fantasy.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Freddy is enamored with the magnetic Laura Dean, but their on-again, off-again relationship is far from healthy. Through soft-hued illustrations and cinematic scope, this graphic novel captures the intoxication of teenage love and the search for identity.

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes
Grimes’ verse memoir traces her development through a tumultuous childhood as she finds her voice as a powerful storyteller. Themes of family, belonging, and identity combine to tell a story of faith and resilience.

Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
In 1727, a group of men and boys from St. Kilda sail to a remote sea stack on a fowling trip, only to find themselves stranded. McCaughrean’s exceptional tale evokes the harsh beauty of its setting and the warm humor of its characters.

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.

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions, but there is magic everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. She soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.

Reverie by Ryan La Sala
All Kane knows is that the police found him half-dead in the river. As he pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere, Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley
Life changes forever for Liv when her older brother, Jonah, accidentally shoots himself with his best friend Clay’s father’s gun. Now Jonah needs round-the-clock care just to stay alive, and Liv seems to be the only person who can see that her brother is still there inside his broken body. With Liv’s mom suing Clay’s family, there are divisions in the community that Liv knows she’s not supposed to cross. But Clay is her friend, too, and she refuses to turn away from him—just like she refuses to give up on Jonah.

Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning
After one ill-advised punch, Liv has lost her private school scholarship, her boyfriend, and her teammates. At the nearest public school, she tries to convince the softball coach she deserves a spot. Then Grey, injured star quarterback, comes up with a plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he’ll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the spring.

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (Scavenge the Stars, Book One)
When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man offers her riches and a new identity, setting her on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide. Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But as she becomes entangled in this game of deception she uncovers about the truth of her past.

Next Week

Teens and adults can Learn to Knit with Carolyn Krueger, owner of The ARTery, and in the process make a trinket to take home. This two-part class will be on Tuesdays, February 18 & 25 @ 5:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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, February 19 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 4-10 can learn about nutrition and food safety, and make and eat an entire meal at the PNG Cooking Class on Thursday, February 20 @ 6:00 p.m. Registration limits have been met. Email to be put on the waitlist.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a snake on Monday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is 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…

Educated by Tara Westover

The first time Tara Westover set foot in a classroom she was seventeen and in college. She grew up on a mountainside in rural Idaho, homeschooled by fundamentalist Mormon parents along with her six older siblings. Despite any formal education, she followed in her brother’s footsteps, studying the ACT practice book and learned enough to be accepted to Brigham Young University. But she still knew very little of the world. As she learned for the first time about things like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement, her views changed and expanded. But the more she learned about the world off her mountain, the more she struggled to find her place.

This gripping memoir examines an alternate family lifestyle and the effects it had on the author. Growing up in a family that was anti-government, anti-medication, and always preparing for the apocalypse put her at odds with the rest of the world. Highly recommended for readers in high school and up.

**Book listened to on audio CD.