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.

Featured Series

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others’ pasts, but revelations after his father’s death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.

1) Pathfinder

2) Ruins

3) Visitors

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.

Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
Princess Delia knows she must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. But she secretly dreams of true love. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway. All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess!

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (Infinity Cycle, Book One)
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day. Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jennieke Cohen
Lady Victoria had everything she could want. But now she must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season. Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about the roguish Mr. Carmichael, her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, or the foppish Mr. Silby. Most unfortunately, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster. The members of Nina’s haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina’s family is on the brink of some major upheaval.

Watch Over Me by Mila Gray
Ever since Zoey was a kid she’s been caring for her mom and her little sister, defending them from her violent father. Now her father, just released from prison, has discovered where they’re hiding. Tristian, a former Marine now member of the Coast Guard, promises Zoey’s Marine brother, that he will take care of Zoey and her family. As Tristan helps Zoey deal with the emotional fall out of her childhood, their relationship turns from protector to something more.

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

Join us for a Chocolate Party on Thursday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. We’ll have chocolate tastings, chocolate games, and more. Open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required and space is limited.

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. This class has reached its registration capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email jlaroche@molinelibrary.org.

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…

Middle School Misadventures by Jason Platt

When Newell is late to school—again—he’s sure Principal Todd is going to send him to summer school. Somehow, he gets away with it, only to be caught mocking Mr. Todd at lunch. It seems his fate is sealed. He has just once chance to avoid the worst summer ever, by participating in the school’s talent show. There’s just one problem; Newell has no talent!

This fun graphic novel by Quad City area author Jason Platt showcases a variety of real talents, including friendship, respect, and determination. Recommended for readers in grades 4 and up.