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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Summer Word Search
07/30/2014
By Cordelia Teen: Zakayya

 

Q R T A S T E L A P E T W O F M F R O G S P L T G V L I M K S I X
W A T E R M E L O N Q Z I L V P O I M B F D S R O G I N K E S Z W
A K B H M Z L D U E U M P Q L I O S L E D I P L I R T B P E J O P
L R D V Z S T V I Y E H I S M E D I C A T I O N P Z W T O J Q S D
M S U M M E R C L B A R D W Z V D G A C D I R T Y S F K L N F K F
Z L T B W V S M Q B D E M S M S H P T H Q L T R P J V C G O I U A
V A C A T I O N R P W X L S U A C L S H E V S V X Y S N O L N I I
R W Q S T V A M D F O P L S B G C E H O J S R C F A C D O G S E T
S T M K F I O P V R T Z D F E A V C L U I M T I B S C H O O L I H
L D A E C D O F U M M Z L P S E R O T S B R E D H O R S E S M C F
W P Q T J M Z N S A D V W E F M N P I E S R K S U H J L M O P I U
B A L B I B L E N W D C E G L N R S T U V S C R S M O U T K N J L
V S L A N P R A D Y Z N O X E I G M A R K E T O W T T E U I C E S
T M N L R S P N O P W A T E R P A R K S J N A C U X C E T D P N I
F N W L A U N D R Y R D C A B N A C U F A M I L Y R E U N I O N W

 

WORD BANK

 

FOOD SCHOOL WATERPARKS HORSES
STATION CATS SPORTS STORES
MEDICATION SUMMER TASTE FAMILY REUNION
FOOD COURT FAITHFUL FROGS DIRTY
MARKET DOGS WATERMELON BIBLE
BASKETBALL VACATION LAUNDRY PIES
BEACH HOUSE      

 



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Teen Poetry: Trees
07/28/2014
By Cordelia Teen: Laura

Trees

Standing tall

Swaying in the wind

Growing, living, changing

Green and beautiful

Trees



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Teen Film Review: The Fault in our Stars
07/28/2014
By Cordelia Teen: Laura

The Fault in our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars

 

The movie, tells the amazing story of Hazel Grace and Augustus (Gus) Waters. Despite the fact that they both have cancer, the two teenagers find a road to happiness with their friendship. Overall this will have you laughing and crying all in the same scene! I would give this movie 9 out of 10 stars for its brilliance!

 

 

 

 



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Teen Book Review: The Maze Runner
07/28/2014
By Cordelia Teen: Laura

The Maze Runner
by James Dashner

 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is an amazing novel that keeps you reading with cliff-hangers and adventure. The main characters, Teresa and Thomas, play a huge role in the breathtaking novel. Overall The Maze Runner is spectacular in many different ways and keeps readers asking for more!

 

 

 

 



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Teen Film Review: The Conjuring
07/28/2014
By Cordelia Teen: Abraham

The Conjuring

 

The movie was about a doll that had a demonic curse and in the beginning of the film the doll wrote ‘did you miss me?’ on the wall. Later the woman saw dead people hanging from trees and in the house, so she set up camera’s to catch the killer, the conjurer.

 

 

 

 

 



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Rock and Read Library Palooza at the Vacaville Town Square Library
07/25/2014
By Katrina

On July 12, Vacaville Town Square Library hosted live local teen bands playing on the Town Square Plaza as part of their teen summer reading events. View these and more images of our events on our flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/solanolibrary/

 

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Teen Book Review: The Red Pyramid
07/17/2014
By Fairfield Teen: Johana B.

The Red PyramidThe Red Pyramid is a fantasy/sci-fi book written by Rick Riordan. 

 

This book circles around the story of Carter and Sadie Kane; two young kids who also act as an embodiment for power Egyptian gods.  The story is told from both Sadie and Carter’s viewpoint and is well written as well as heart pounding.  This book captures the mind so much that you almost feel as if you are in the book yourself.  Riordan’s stunning book is one of my favorites now and if anyone read and like the Percy Jackson series I strongly suggest they read the Kane Chronicles as well. 

 

 

 

 

 



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Interview with Jennifer, the YA Library Associate at the Cordelia Library
07/16/2014
By Cordelia Teen Justin M.

1.) Question: what is the main purpose of being a librarian?

answer:  to help people find information and homework help.

 

2.) Question: why you pick this profession?

answer: she really felt like the library is being a part of the community.

 

3.)  Question: how did you get this job?

answer: she applied for it.

 

4.) Question: where did you start?

answer: she started shelving books.

 

5.) Question: do you like your job?

answer: she loves it.

 

6.) Question: why do you like your job?

Answer: she has a lot of fun.

 

7.) Question: how do you know where certain books are?

Answer: the Dewey Decimal system

 

8.) Question: why is the job hard?

answer there are challenges

 

9.) Question: how long have you been at this?

Answer: ten years

 

10.) Question: if you didn't pick this profession what other job would have picked?

Answer: services for teens

 

11.)Question: what are the challenges?

Answers: letting people know about the library



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Teen Poetry: The Difference
07/10/2014
By Zizi of Cordelia

THE DIFFERENCE

As I walk I turn my head side to side looking at all the houses,
buildings, cars, and buses they are dull and grey,
but when I look up all I see is pretty colors blue rainbows all over and the yellow sun.
I can see the differences between my world and up and sometimes I wish I was part of the sky.



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