Book Discussion Group: IL Reads Book, By the Numbers

Don’t let the title fool you. Tons of letters and words, average amount of numbers.

IL Reads - By the Numbers

Book Movies coming in September

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen Fallen_filmWhen it comes out: September 1
What the book is about: 17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

It by Stephen King

ItIt_filmWhen it comes out: September 8
What the book is about: It was the children who saw – and felt. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of their nightmares. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd

Dan Leno and the Limehouse GolemThe Limehouse Golem_filmWhen it comes out: September 8
What the book is about: Dan Leno, the great music hall comedian, was known in his lifetime as ‘the funniest man on earth’. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London’s history when, in a short period during the autumn of 1880, a series of murders was attributed to the mysterious ‘Limehouse Golem’?

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

First They Killed My FatherFirst They Killed My Father_filmWhen it comes out: September 15
What the book is about: Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author’s forced ”evacuation” of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family’s subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.

J.D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski

(Film: Rebel in the Rye)

JD Salinger A LifeRebel in the Rye_filmWhen it comes out: September 15
What the book is about: One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now comes a new biography that is “energetic and magnificently researched”—a book from which “a true picture of Salinger emerges.”

Stronger by Jeff Bauman

StrongerStronger_filmWhen it comes out: September 22
What the book is about: When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn’t, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: “Saw the guy. Looked right at me,” setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country’s history. Just thirty hours before, Jeff had been at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend, Erin, when the first bomb went off at his feet.

Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu

Victoria and AbdulVictoria and Abdul_filmWhen it comes out: September 22
What the book is about: Abdul Karim, an assistant clerk at Agra Central Jail, suddenly finds himself a personal attendant to the Empress of India herself, Queen Victoria. Within a year, he is established as a powerful figure at court, becoming the queen’s teacher, or Munshi, and instructing her in Urdu and Indian affairs. Devastated by the death of John Brown, the queen had at last found his replacement. But her intense and controversial relationship with the Munshi led to a near-revolt in the royal household.

It’s not over yet!

If you are a student or the parent of a student the beginning of school in late August (or, if you’re lucky, early September) can feel like the end of summer.

BUT IT’S NOT! Don’t short yourself! You still have a whole month left!

Here’s a list from OverDrive tailor made to remind you that the season isn’t over yet, a list of books about summer, for summer.  

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Review the Rules of the Road

Moline Public Library

Rules of the Road Review Course

Wednesday, August 30


Bronze Meeting Room


Please stop by or call 309-524-270 with questions or to register for this program.

Learn Your Library Resources – Moline High School Yearbooks – NOW ONLINE!

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The yearbook collection is hosted online at You can find it under the Catalogs & Databases tab on the Moline Public Library website. Or, if you can’t do without the real thing, the yearbooks themselves are all still available for your perusal in are Local History Room on the second floor of the library.


MHSHappy. Sad. A little sleepy.

No matter how they are feeling about it, Moline students are back to school today. Good luck on the 2017-2018 school year everyone!

For you Moline High School grads out there that are feeling nostalgic (or glad that you don’t have to go back), we’ve got something for you to. Check out our online collection of Moline High School Year Books from 1913-2013 at

Mango – faster, fancier and more accessible than ever.

Faster Mango

Smoother speeds, safer access, striking contrast.

The Mango team has been hard at work on an update to your most-loved language-learning resource. Our desktop experience has been redesigned to be much more intuitive, while improvements to the interface will better accommodate the needs of all learners—and all at a smoother speed than ever before.

The faster speeds, cleaner connections, and optimized interface will ensure you get the best experience while using the Mango you know and love:

Icons_Gym Launch_Real-World Conversations@0.5x.pngPractical, conversation-based courses narrated by native speakers, structured using our linguist-approved methodology.


Icons_Gym Launch_Progress Tracking@0.5x.pngProgress tracking across devices.



Icons_Gym Launch_Free Mobile Apps@0.5x.pngFree mobile apps equipped with hands-free features for learning on-the-go.


Try the new Mango today. You can find it on the Moline Library website, under Catalogs & Databases. You just need your library card number to access it from anywhere.