The Imitation Game was a wonderful movie because it taught the viewer about breaking Enigma. Alan Turning, a genius in Britain, creates an intricate machine that overall takes down Germany and saves millions of lives. To improve the movie, the producers could have developed the main female character in more detail. Overall, The Imitation Game earns 4.5 stars out of 5. The movie was clever, interesting, and a success!
Review of The Imitation Game
By Laura W.
Thank you to all the teens who participated in this year’s Teen Summer Challenge. You dared yourselves to do new, exciting things and we hope you had fun along the way! Don’t forget to check out your local library branch and see what teen events are going on during the school year. Congratulations to the following teens who are the grand prize winners of the iPad minis:
Fairfield/Suisun - Jacques Singleton
Rio Vista - Anthony Rickets
Vacaville - Daniel Crist
Vallejo - Amrit Aulakh
Materials: alluminum can
By: Annika (Fairfield teen)
materials: buttons, cardboard boxes, craft paper, craft sticks, packing tape, pipe cleaners
By: Audrey (Fairfield teen)
The main character is Tiana who's loving sweet and kind and enthusiastic. The movie was heart warming accomplishing and persuading.It's heart warming because Tiana and her mom were very strong even though her dad died when she was little. Accomplishing because it shows the audience Tiana accomplishing her fathers dreams of his very own restaurant. And it persuading because it shows Tiana completing her goals at the end of the movie .I would definently recommend this movie to a family member or friend because it's a movie made for everyone and the would really love it. And I love this movie because of the songs characters and plot
Solano Library's 2015 Teen Summer Challenge has seen more creative teens daring themselves to do advanced projects.
Anika, Fairfield teen, sporting her repurposed a tshirt.
Springstowne teen pictured with her robot sculpture made from recycled items.
Jazz trio Finding the Moon shares their music during a teen event at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library.
Cordelia teen Eli G. (pictured in mid air) dared himself in the teen summer challenge to jump from new heights.
Avi K. making savory, cornbread muffins with red pepper and onion for the Teen Summer Challenge. Yummy side dish.
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.
~~“All Book Zone” by Fabian, Angel and Michael
To the tune of “No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurd
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
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
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.
"The" by Donovan Comeaux
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.
Is that a Chrome Book I see before me? Email Kevin for more information about how you can participate too!
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