2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award


The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year.

2018 Winner:
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

2017 Nominees:
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
Grit by Gillian French
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Around Town

Check out these events around town…

October 25 – Anime Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Downtown)

October 25 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

October 25 – Magic: The Gathering Club @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 26 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

October 28 – Movie Matinee: War for the Planet of the Apes @ East Moline Public Library

October 28 – Murder Mystery @ Silvis Public Library

October 30 – Zombie Night @ Rock Island Public Library (Downtown)

October 30 – Teen Movie Night @ River Valley District Library

October 31 – Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library


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

Teen Mysteries

Finding a great book is no mystery. Check out these books in the Library’s Teen Corner. Click on the title to go the catalog for more information or to place a hold.

The Amateurs by Sara Shepard (The Amateurs, Book One)

The Body in the Woods by April Henry (Point Last Seen, Book One)

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Confessions, Book One)

Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu

The Incident on the Bridge by Laura McNeal

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn

Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

She is not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Shelter by Harlan Coben (Mickey Bolitar, BookOne)

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (Charlotte Holmes, Book One)


Medieval Murder Mystery

Teens age 12 to 18 can enjoy a night of mystery that is part play, part game, and all fun at the Moline Public Library on Monday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Participants can play a role or just play along. This program is free, but registration is required. Call 309-524-2470 to sign up. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265.