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The Library will be CLOSED on February 18 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, February 20 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.

Students in grades 5-12 can win $100 in the Teen Video Contest sponsored by Quad City area libraries. Submit a 3 to 5 minute movie that celebrates the theme “Libraries are for Creating” by February 27 along with an entry form. Then bring your friends and family to the Premiere Party at the Putnam Museum on March 7 at 6:00 p.m. to see your movie on the big screen.

 

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

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Write Now! is a group for teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room. On the second Monday we will discuss an aspect of writing craft, share experiences, ask questions, and/or do a writing exercise. On the fourth Monday participants can bring up to 6 pages of a current writing project to share with the group for advice and feedback. No registration required.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, February 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.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, February 13 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: Dissection is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn about animal science and dissect a sheep heart on Thursday, February 14 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.

Students in grades 5-12 can win $100 in the Teen Video Contest sponsored by Quad City area libraries. Submit a 3 to 5 minute movie that celebrates the theme “Libraries are for Creating” by February 27 along with an entry form. Then bring your friends and family to the Premiere Party at the Putnam Museum on March 7 at 6:00 p.m. to see your movie on the big screen.

 

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

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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.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, January 23 @ 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 23 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.

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to an Interactive Movie Program featuring Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief on Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor program room. Enjoy crafts and other activities related to the film. Registration is required and space is limited.

 

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

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

 

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Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, December 5 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.

The Teen Advisory Group will meet on Thursday, December 6 @ 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.

Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12 can create a variety of different crafts, including ornaments, squishies, cards, and more during a Teen Holiday Craft Extravaganza. Give them away as gifts or keep them for yourself. Enjoy snacks and a movie while you work. The first of two sessions will be on Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room at the Moline Public Library. Registration is requested.

 

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

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

July 18 – Teen GamingDavenport Public Library (Fairmount)

July 18 – Karaoke Party @ Bettendorf Public Library

July 18 – Teen Pizza & Prize Party @ East Moline Public Library

July 19 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

July 19 – DIY Teens @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

July 20 – Teen Movie Afternoon @ River Valley District Library

July 21 – Be Still: Meditation for Teens @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

July 21 – Teen Silent Reading Party @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

July 23 – Air Band Competition @ LeClaire Community Library

July 23 – Libraries Rock! The Greatest Music of All Time @ Bettendorf Public Library

July 24 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

 

Would you like your teen-friendly events listed here? Let me know in the comments.

Around Town