Creative Teen Spotlight: Jazz Trio "Finding the Moon"
07/22/2015
By Katrina

Jazz trio Finding the Moon shares their music during a teen event at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.



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Jumping from New Heights
07/20/2015
By Katrina

Cordelia teen Eli G. (pictured in mid air) dared himself in the teen summer challenge to jump from new heights.



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YA Open Mic
07/13/2015
By Juenita

 

 

YA Open Mic

 

 

Saturday, August 15, 1-5 pm

 

John F. Kennedy Library
505 Santa Clara Street • Vallejo, CA • 94590

 

 

Are you a musician? Poet? Dancer? Come show off your talents.

 

 

Only 16 slots available so sign up fast. Entertain your audience for 3 songs or perform your talent for 15 minutes. Deadline to sign-up is Saturday, August 8.

 

Sign up for Open Mic

 



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Avi K. Making a recipie
06/24/2015
By Kevin

Avi K. making savory, cornbread muffins with red pepper and onion for the Teen Summer Challenge. Yummy side dish.

Yummy side dish.



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The Imitation Game
06/16/2015
By Sophia

The Imitation Game

A movie review


Compare alcohol to water. Water hydrates you and nothing else, in fact, it’s rather boring. Alcohol , on the other hand, usually leaves you drunk, emotionally unstable, without sense, and addicted. This movie is a double shot of Russian Vodka. It is set in Britain in WW11 and explores the lonely childhood of Alan Turing, the man who cracked Enigma, and his lonelier adulthood as a genius. Unlike machines, he never understood how people functioned, was a bit of a jerk because of it, but was also a homosexual man in a time when homosexuality was a criminal offense in Britain. Lonely? One would think. This movie is a captivating experience, travelling back through Turing’s past in a series of flashbacks as the movie goes on. Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch create an astounding atmosphere as they delve deep into the tragic story of a wronged man who never understood people, and a brave woman who helped him learn. I do not recommend this movie to any without a certain level of maturity.

by Sophia



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Joyce Brothers
06/01/2015
By Kevin



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All Book Zone
04/15/2015
By Kevin

~~“All Book Zone” by Fabian, Angel and Michael
To the tune of “No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurd
[Hook]
All Books Zone, all books zone
Read the Rhythm, read the rhythm 
All Books Zone, all books zone
Read the Rhythm, read the rhythm 
I read a good book, it made life better
I treat these books special, every body's jealous
Free books, got several, they tens or better
I'm a trendsetter, I'm a go-getter!

Young kids got to read books
Dumb kids giving me funny looks
In the library gotta stay quiet
If it's a book, don't gotta buy it
She said, "why you have so many books with you?"
I said, "I'm a reader to the honest with you"
Mind you, my crew right behind me
Went shopping, coulda bought Treasure Island
I read books cuz I'm a reader
They kids follow me like I'm a leader
Read a book, it's story time
All these books better rhyme
Reading a book is not a crime
I'm going to read every word and every line
These books are not to mess with, never messy
Three books I am reading, real loud, its acapella
Awesome like heavy metal
Teen Summer Challenge dares, god bless 'em



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Teen Poetry
03/21/2015
By Kevin

The last Teen Writing Club prompt was "Monday's never go well;" member Angel B. wrote this rap. Teen Writing Club meets every month at the Fairfield Cordelia Library, EXCEPT this April. Instead, all teens are encouraged to attend the Teen Poetry-Writing Workshop at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library on April 16 at 7pm.

 

Monday’s never go well

I’m so hungry can anybody tell

I think I’m gonna go to taco bell

The weather today is hot as hell

My grades fell, my math test was a fail

 

Oh well, today is still a great day

Today was my payday,

 

Honestly every day is a great day

 

So make a worst day, into your best day

 

Enjoy the nice weather in the bay

Let your friends and family know you love them all day

Keep moving forward like a highway

Keep doing everything your way

I hope love will stay

And everything will be OK



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2015 Teen Tech Photo Contest Winners
03/06/2015
By Katrina

Congratulations to Donovan Comeaux for becoming the grand prize winner of the theme
'A Day in the Life of a Creator' for his photograph 'The RES-olution.'

 

Congratulations to the following teens who won in each of our 10 categories.

Take a look at their winning photographs.

 

Urban: Donovan Comeaux (Grand Prize Winner)
Design: Nathan Lawson Jr.
Edited: Alex Novoa
Animals: Marlie Arrington
Flowers: Emra Silva
Macro: Jacob Barron
Nature: Tom Place
People: Olivia Gibreau
Catch All: Reagan Graham
Action: Madeleine Burgess
 

 

Solano County Library would like to thank all the creative teens who participated in this year's contest. Stop by our Flickr site and see the work of all of our contestants.

 

Donovan Comeaux -

"The RES-olution" by Donovan Comeaux



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Teen Photo Contest
01/13/2015
By Kevin Tolley

Teen Photography Contest

 

Want to see what was entered to the “A Day in the Life of a Creator” contest? All the entries were collected into Flickr albums. Use http://tinyurl.com/oonc8rx to see them all. P.S. Don't worry if you don't see your photos in the Facebook album yet. We got a lot of entries in the last few days of the contest, and had some trouble keeping up. The photos will all be added soon, and credits for photographers will also be updated as well. In the meantime, Flickr has everything.

 

 



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Homework Help at Vacaville Town Square library
11/25/2014
By Kevin

Everybody studying here

Homework is happening here.

Is that a Chrome Book I see before me? Email Kevin for more information about how you can participate too!



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Congratulations to Victoria for Winning the Teen Summer Reading Dare Drawing!
08/25/2014
By Katrina

This year's winner of the 2014 Teen Summer Reading Challenge was Victoria from Cordelia.

 

 

The 2014 Teen Summer Reading theme was "Spark a Reaction." It was the first year that allowed teens to complete an open range of summer goals of their own making, the ability to complete and view their success online and also "dare" their friends to complete a goal.

 

Here is what Victoria shared with us about participating in the program:

"I liked doing the dares this year, it was different and fun. I did extra dares mostly because it was just fun to make up dares. My favorite part was doing the dares that I wanted – and this part (winning) too! If I were to tell my friends about the summer reading program I would tell them it’s fun and how it works, and that they could win an ipad mini too."

"Shout out to my family, and to my sister Hosanna who I dared to write a letter to this summer.”

 



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