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 for more information and to place a hold.

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson
In Myra’s world, some people can flicker, or become invisible. Flickerkin are viewed with suspicion by the ruling Plats and can be put to death. Myra has never dared to use her inherited power. But when mysterious happenings begin to occur around New Heart City, she will have to decide where her loyalties lie.

Until I Break by Kara Bietz
Sam North has a bright future as a well as a problem that nobody else seems to see—Ace Quinn, his neighbor and teammate. For years, Ace has been bullying and harassing Sam. When gunshots echo through the halls of Broadmeadow High School, whose finger is on the trigger?

Infinity by Jus Accardo (The Infinity Division, Book One)
Kori is used to being the daughter of an army general. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away… That’s taking it a step too far. Cade watches Kori he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, she learns that her father isn’t who she thought. Now she finds herself caught between deadly crossfire and falling in love.

After the Fall by Kate Hart
Raychel often sneaks into her best friend Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. That’s fine with Raychel, who is in a secret relationship with Matt’s brother, Andrew. As she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach, she needs Matt’s friendship more than ever. But Matt has secrets of his own.

The Life Fantastic by Liza Ketchum
In Brattleboro, Vermont in 1913, Teresa’s beautiful voice makes her a hit in vaudeville. But her parents have given up life on the road, and her father wants her to drop out of school and work in the organ factory. An amateur singing contest offers Teresa a way out, but her journey to stardom is paved with danger.

Next Week

Monday, March 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
During the second session of LEGO Robotics, students will use what they learned to compete against their friends. This event is part of the Project Next Generation grant. Space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes are available upon request.

Tuesday, March 14 @ 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Anime Club is open to teens and tweens in grades 6 through 12 who love anime, manga, and all things Japanese. Drop by to watch anime, enjoy snacks, and make new friends.

Wednesday, March 15 @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Students in grades 6 through 12 can play a variety of video games, board games, and computer games in the Teen Corner on Game Days. Drop in any time.

Thursday, March 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-12 are needed for Illinois Veteran’s History Project Training. Learn interview techniques, how to use recording equipment, and the project’s guidelines. Interviews with veterans will be scheduled in April and May. This workshop is part of the Project Next Generation grant. No registration required and bus passes are available to participants.

A Librarian Reads…

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum  

When Jessie was fourteen she lost her mom to cancer. Two year later her dad came home from what was supposed to be a business trip and announced he’d eloped with a woman he met online. Now Jessie finds herself transplanted from her simple life in Chicago to living among strangers—including her own father—and attending a posh private school in Los Angeles. What she needs is a guardian angel. And she gets one. An anonymous email from “Somebody Nobody” offers support and guidance. Reluctant at first, Jessie comes to depend on SN as she navigates mean girls, new friendships, and a crush on an unattainable guy. Who is SN? Could he be someone she could love as much in real life as she does online?

Recommended for grades 7 and up.

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Featured Series

Quarantine by Lex Thomas

When a virus deadly to adults infects their high school, brothers David and Will and the other students soon break into gangs that fight each other for survival and the hope of escaping their quarantine.

1) The Loners

2) The Saints

3) The Burnouts

4) The Giant

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

March 8 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

March 8 – Make Your Own Compass @ Bettendorf Public Library

March 9 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

March 10 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

March 11 – 2nd Saturday Card ClubSilvis Public Library

March 13 – Creation Studio: Yarn Monsters @ Bettendorf Public Library

March 14 – Teen Coloring Contest @ Silvis Public Library

 

 

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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 for more information and to place a hold.

Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff (The Red Abbey Chronicles, Book One)
Maresi is a novice at the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Four years ago, during the hunger winter, she was taken in by the Mother and now enjoys days learning and caring for others. But when Jai arrives at the Abbey, her dark past follows her, and Maresi will have to find the courage to act to save her new sister and their way of life.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. To prove it, she immerses herself in Lizzie’s life, including taking Lizzie’s job—and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk, but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Will is blind, and does not want to be dependent on anyone. But when he develops a crush on a sweet but shy girl named Cecily, he’s willing to take a risk. Then he gets a chance at an experimental surgery that could let him see for the first time, and he discovers that being able to see might be more confusing and dangerous than being blind.

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron
Lily’s starting her junior year after a summer spent avoiding everyone because of an incident at the end of the previous school year. Dari is an artistic and mysterious transfer student. As the two find each other and become close, they start to believe they can finally be happy. When tragedy becomes reality, can friendship survive even if romance cannot?

Dreadnought by April Daniels (Nemesis, Book One)
Danny had enough on her plate with trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. Then Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her. Inheriting Dreadnought’s powers also transformed her body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now she has to deal with people knowing her secrets and a murderous cyborg out to get her.

Next Week

Monday, March 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4 through 8 can learn about LEGO Robotics. Learn how to program the robots, then come back next week to compete against your friends. This event is part of the Project Next Generation grant. Space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes are available upon request.

Tuesday, March 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Teens who entered a video in the YouTube Contest, along with their family and friends, are invited to the Putnam Museum for the Premiere Party. View the entries on the giant screen and vote for your favorite. Pizza and drinks will be provided.