Movies, Comics, Music and More with Hoopla!

The Moline Public Library offers Hoopla free to patrons with a valid Moline library card.

Easy to do with just 3 steps.

1.       Download Hoopla or go to hoopladigital.com

2.       Log in with your Moline library card.

3.       Borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, comics and more!

Once you are in, you will discover a wide variety of audiobooks, movies, music, comics, ebooks and television that you can download to your mobile device for free. You may check out up to 8 items per month. Search by title, artist, series or genre, or you can search in kids mode so you do not have to worry about the content your child sees. If you don’t know what you are looking for you can have Hoopla create a recommendation list by choosing topics you like. It’s a great option for when you are away from home and looking for some free entertainment.

The best part is you don’t have to worry about late fees!

Miss Christina

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Dance Me A Story- Halloween Hustle

 

Be a part of the Halloween Hustle!
Looking for a fun way to introduce dance to your children?
Join us at the library for Dance Me a Story: Halloween Hustle on Monday, October 16 at 6:30pm.

The Ballet Quad Cities does a fabulous job introducing dance to children through books with their Dance Me a Story program. They perform different stories and programs for children throughout the year.  During this program, a Ballet Quad Cities dancer will read the story Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson that will be sure to make them feel like dancing! The children then learn dance steps for the book. By the end of the hour program, children retell the story in a dance performance. There will be tutu’s and other costume props for children to put on – or your child can come in their own costume.
This program is guaranteed to be a visual treat!

Miss Christina

BOOK REVIEW: THE UNCOMMONERS BOOK 1: THE CROOKED SIXPENCE

I can almost always tell by the first chapter of a book whether it is one that will endear itself to my lil’ book worm heart.  Jennifer Bell’s The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence was not only endearing but filled the void that had been left by some of my favorite series.  This trilogy opener has magic, mystery, humor and adventure as Ivy and her brother Seb end up unexpectedly in a land called Lundinor, where nothing is as they know it in their world.  Check out the book trailer below for the publisher’s quick summary.  If you read and loved the Harry Potter series, The Underland Chronicles (Gregor the Overlander) or The Land of Stories and were left feeling like no other book or series would measure up, give this series a try.  I devoured book one and am anxiously awaiting book two!

 

Full disclosure: I read this using an audio book.  I’d pop it in and listen on my drive to the library each day.  Jayne Entwistle is an award-winning actress who did a beautiful job bringing individual voice and personality to each and every character.  I have listened to many books read by her, but by far, this was my favorite. From the slightly dented bicycle bell named Scratch (who has a slight issue with speech) to the mysterious Valian, to Grandma Sylvie herself, Entwistle seamless reads from one character to the next in a way that will have you lost in the story and isn’t that what the best books do?  Not to worry though, for those who need the physical book, the smell of the paper, the sound of the pages turning, we have traditional book copies available as well and Jennifer Bell’s writing on it’s own will pull you into the land of Lundinor and all of the curiosities it holds.

 

Miss Marta

Exploratorium Junior is back!

Starting this month Exploratorium Junior will happen the last Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Each Exploratorium Junior will have hands on activity for the kids to enjoy and this month they will be able to take the activity home with them.

Parents are required to stay with their children during the program.

Siblings are welcome.

Miss Sarah