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.

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard
Eden McKinley knows she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a complete shock when, five days before the start of their GCSEs, Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about. And it’s the last person she would ever have expected. As the days pass, and her world begins to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her best friend and herself.

The Fade by Demitria Lunetta
Something terrible happened in her basement. Haley can feel it. Four girls went missing several years ago, and the police never solved the case. But Haley know the missing girls were murdered. How else can she explain the hostile presence in her house? The ghostly girls need something from her. And unless Haley can figure out what they want…she might be next.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa were transported to another realm called the Woodlands while they cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. When they returned, nothing at all had changed, except for them. Now Ev longs to return to the Woodlands while Philippa tries to find a place in this world. But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must try to understand what her sister went through.

Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler (The Wells of Sorcery, Book One)
In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, Isoka comes to collect when there’s money owing. When her ability to access the Well of Combat is discovered by the Empire, she’s sent on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship—a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit.

The Color of Lies by C.J. Lyons
Ella has always been good at reading people. Her synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she meets a guy she just can’t read. Alec is a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life. That is, until he reveals that he sought her out because he wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths, the parents that Ella had always been told died in a fire. Alec turns Ella’s world upside down when he tells her their deaths were definitely not an accident.

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Next Week

The Write Now! writers group meeting on Monday, March 11 has been canceled. Please join us on March 25 at 6:00 for the next meeting.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, March 13 @ 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.

TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Dissection is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn about animal science and dissect a fetal pig on Monday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. 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…

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary Schmidt

Things are going pretty rough for Carter Jones and his family. It’s raining like an Australian tropical thunderstorm, his Dad is still deployed in Germany, the family Jeep isn’t working, it’s and the first day of school. That’s probably why when a strange British guy shows up on the doorstep Carter’s mom accepts his help. The Butler, who prefers to be called a gentleman’s gentleman, worked for Carter’s grandfather in England. In his will, he left money for the Butler to work for Carter’s family instead. Carter isn’t too keen on being turned into a gentleman, especially when it means walking his dog (even in the middle of an Australian tropical thunderstorm) and taking his little sisters to the ballet and learning to play cricket. Of course, there are perks, too. Like the Butler teaching Carter to drive even though he’s only twelve. And cricket doesn’t turn out to be so bad either. In fact, having the Butler around might be just what Carter needs, especially when he gets the second worst news of his life.

This is a fun and funny story that touches on some very deep and difficult topics at the same time. Recommended for readers in middle school and up.

Based on the Bard

Check out these titles inspired by the works (and life) of the great William Shakespeare. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

Srsly Hamlet by Courtney Carbone

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters

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.

The Waning Age by S.E. Grove
Natalia works as a hotel maid, practices martial arts, and cares for her eleven-year-old brother, Calvino. Cal should be starting to wane, losing his ability to feel emotions. But he’s not. When a mysterious corporation kidnaps him for testing, Natalia will do anything to save him. Along the way, she meets others looking for the truth about waning.

What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards
Spencer volunteers (aka community service) at the library. He likes his work, especially if it means getting to see Mallory. Mallory spends a lot of time keeping her head down. When you’re sixteen and homeless, nothing matters more than being anonymous. When sinister things start happening at the library, the two know they must find the culprit before Mallory is the next target.

The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh
Lacey is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. She’s never kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. But when she sees first-hand how much damage the abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum of her school can do, she decides to take a stand and starts doling out wisdom and contraception to anyone who seeks her out in the girls’ restroom.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy, Ava Dash
Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, Raya has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her. When her beloved grandmother dies, Raya decides to spend her last free summer at the ashram in India where her grandparents met. But she didn’t expect to fall in love.

Next Week

Students in grades 4-8 can make and eat a meal during the TWEEN STEAM CLUB: Cooking Class on Monday, March 4 @ 6:00 p.m. 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.

The Teen Advisory Group 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. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 7 @ 3:30 p.m. 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

A Librarian Reads…

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly

Barbara spends her time reading, avoiding people as much as possible, playing D&D, and killing giants. This doesn’t exactly make her very popular. But she doesn’t mind. All she cares about is getting ready, because a giant is coming soon. She sees the signs. But complications keep getting in her way. Like her older sister’s horrible cooking. Having to avoid the upstairs of her house.  Catching the attention of the school bully. And even meeting a new girl that might become a real friend.

This graphic novel tackles some pretty heavy concepts, like bullying, grief, and death. But it also has a lot of humor. Recommended for readers in middle school and up.