Featured Series

Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas

A young elemental mage named Iaolanthe Seabourne discovers her shocking power and destiny when she is thrown together with a deposed prince to lead a rebellion against a tyrant.

1) The Burning Sky

2) The Perilous Sea

3) The Immortal Heights

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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.

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Waking up in the arms of Prince Emory, Ama has no memory of him rescuing her from a dragon’s lair, but she soon discovers there is more to the legend of dragons and damsels than anyone knows and she is still in great danger.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
When Elizabeth is taken in by Victor Frankenstein’s parents, it seems like the answer to all her prayers. She does everything she can to make herself indispensable to the family, and is rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Being a friend to Victor is no burden…until his dangerous temper threatens everything.

Swing by Kwame Alexander
Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah’s love life and Walt’s baseball career begin, the letters alter everything.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward, Book One)
The remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible…because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

Come November by Katrin van Dam
Senior year at high school is going to be hard enough for Rooney, desperate to get into a good college and away from her small town, but things get tougher when she ends up as the sole support for herself and her younger brother because of their mother’s obsession with the Next World Society, a cult that believes they will be whisked away to a new world paradise on November 17.

Next Week

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, January 9 @ 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games at in the second floor program room. Drop in anytime. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

TWEEN STEAM CLUB: LEGO Space Challenge is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn to program robots and use them to accomplish tasks. Sessions will take place on January 14, 21, 28, and February 4 at 6:00 p.m. Attendance at all four session is recommended. Registration is required and space is limited. This program is developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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…

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Coming to American from Haiti was supposed to be a start to a new life for Fabiola and her mother. But her mother is detained and Fabiola is sent on to her aunt and cousins in Detroit without her. All she wants is to be reunited with her mother, even if it means going back to Haiti. But as she settles into a routine with her family, Fabiola comes to find that she has not left her old life behind at all. Everywhere she looks are signs that the lwas, the Vodou spirit guides, are all around her. And Fabiola must make a choice, whether to accept the life she has been left with or create the one she always dream of.

This is a powerful novel that looks at many important issues: immigration, drug abuse, violence, spirituality, and family. Highly recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy a blend of urban realism and mysticism.

Books on the Big Screen

Check out these books that were made into movies in 2018 and those in the works for 2019. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

All the Bright Places
based on
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Artemis Fowl
based on
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Ashes in the Snow
based on
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Darkest Minds
based on
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Dumplin’ 
based on
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Every Day
based on
Every Day by David Levithan

The Hate U Give
based on
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Love, Simon
based on
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Maze Runner: The Death Cure
based on
The Death Cure by James Dashner

Monster
based on
Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Mortal Engines
based on
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
based on
The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

Ready Player One
based on
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
based on
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

A Wrinkle in Time
based on
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

 

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.

Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider
Serena Fuentes has her Paris trip all mapped out and the last thing she wants is a change in plans, but when she starts touring the city with Jean-Luc, a French friend of her sister’s boyfriend, they’re exploring corners of Paris that Serena never imagined.

Last Pick by Jason Walz (Graphic Novel)
Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old, or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Their captors never considered them a threat–until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.

Nightingale by Amy Lukavics
June is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be–independent, rebellious, a dreamer. She longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner’s domineering son. When June resists, her whole world is shattered–suburbia isn’t the only prison for different women.

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head…literally.

What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi
Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to withdraw from everyone she loves, she is faced with a life-altering choice―a choice she must face alone. Lise stands up―and speaks out―for what she believes in. And when she notices Mellie acting strangely, she gets caught up in trying to save her…all while trying to protect her own secret. One that might be the key to helping Mellie.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 for the New Year’s holiday.

The Teen Advisory Group will meet on Thursday, January 3 @ 3:30 p.m. TAG is your chance to help plan programs and events for teens, recommend new books and materials for the library, earn service credits, make friends, and have fun. Grades 6-12.

 

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