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Foreword: March 21, 2019

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Arbor Day is fast approaching and we’re celebrating with our first outdoor program of the year to soak up the spring weather!  (As long as the spring weather cooperates, that is...  otherwise we’ll be inside in the community room.)  Since there’s no school, adults, kids, and families can drop in anytime between 2-4 pm on Monday, April 22 to repot your choice of tree and take it home to care for.  Choose between Tamarack, Fraser Fir, and White Birch trees.  All supplies will be provided, as well as instructions on how to care for your tree, and reasons why trees are so important.  There will also be an Arbor Day themed basket provided by the Black Creek Advancement Association to be raffled off to participants of this program.

For all of you who have expressed interest in the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library group, their meeting is tonight (March 21) at 6:30 pm in the library.  Feel free to drop by and learn more!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, March 27th.  Copies of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion at 1 pm, some or all of the online discussion questions posted throughout the day, or both!  You decide!  Here is the link to the online discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  You can also access the discussion through the Black Creek Village Library’s Facebook page.

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible!  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on April 8th or May 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax form update: we now have Wisconsin forms! 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wed. Mar. 27th @ 1:00 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners discuss The Time Machine
  • Fri. Mar. 29th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 29th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 29th @ 3:30 pm: Flash Friday – Librarian’s Choice!

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: March 14, 2019

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Because of public libraries and the internet, humans have access to more information than ever before.  Freedom of Information Day is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and the foremost advocate for openness in government.  Each year, the James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award are presented by ALA (American Library Association,) on Freedom of Information Day to recognize those individuals or groups that have championed, protected, and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know.  ("Freedom of Information Day", American Library Association, November 1, 2018.) 

If you’re passionate about protecting intellectual freedom, net neutrality, and public policy, go to The American Library Association’s website, (http://www.ala.org/,) for information on advocacy and ways you can get involved.  If you’re looking for information and need a starting place, https://www.infosoup.info/resourcesprovides access to information on a wide variety of topics, including news, academics, government & military, health, business, jobs, consumer reports, automotive, local history, genealogy, books & literature, and so much more.  And as always, if there’s a topic that you need help researching, please stop in and talk to one of your friendly neighborhood librarians.  We’re always happy to help.

We couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming event, Naturally Clean, with our very own Lori Amerson!  Learn how easy it is to clean your home (and your body) using natural products you can find in your own kitchen pantry! Materials and containers will be provided for the "make and take" portion of the program.  Join us for this free (yet priceless,) event on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Feel free to bring your naturally-minded friends!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, March 27th.  Copies of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion at 1 pm, some or all of the online discussion questions posted throughout the day, or both!  You decide!  Here is the link to the online discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  You can also access the discussion through the Black Creek Village Library’s Facebook page.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on April 8th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax form update: we now have Wisconsin forms! 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Thurs. Mar. 21st @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Fri. Mar. 22nd @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 22nd @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 22nd @ 3:30 pm: Flash Friday – Game Day!

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: March 7, 2019

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It’s March!!  Does this mean that all of the snow and cold will finally start to go away?  We hope so, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding this winter during our many closures due to terrible roads and weather conditions.  Hang in there - spring is just weeks away!

Our table topic this month is: What is your favorite thing about spring?

Share your answer with us for a prize.  You will also receive a prize for working on our hallway project.  This month, it’s a create-a-fruit challenge.  We can’t wait to see all of your creative ideas!

We have some fantastic adult programs lined up for this spring.  Save the date for Wednesday evening, April 10th if you’re interested in learning more about DIY Homemade Cleaners hosted by our very own Lori Amerson!  Stay tuned for more information.  On Thursday evening, May 9th we’ll be hosting a Neighborworks Budgeting seminar.  Watch for more information on both of these great programs, as well as a few others coming up later this year.

Check out the new St. Patrick’s Day themed raffle basket sponsored by the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library.  This lovely green-filled basket contains so many fun and delicious goodies, including a green travel cup, a mug & hot cocoa, a Green Bay Packer scarf, a pair of wine glasses, 2 St. Paddy’s Day scarves, shamrock towels, treats, stickers, toys, and much more!  As always tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

Don’t forget, this is the last week to drop off donations for the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive.  These donations will help those in need in the communities where they are donated.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, March 27th at 1 pm.  This month, we’re reading the classic, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, about a turn-of-the-century scientist who builds a time machine that takes him on a perilous journey into the far distant future.  Copies of The Time Machine are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  If you’re unable to join us in person for the discussion, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in general litigation, real estate law, debtor/creditor, employer/employee relations, business law, estate planning, municipal law, family law, criminal/traffic, and personal injury.  He provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax time is here.  We are not able to get tax forms at the library this year, but here are some ways you can get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.  All items returned in the bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To place holds or new items, go to www.infosoup.org.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Mar. 11th @ 5:00 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Fri. Mar. 15th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 15th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 15th @ 3:30 pm: Flash Friday – Craft Day!

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: February 28, 2019

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Last week, we talked a little about the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive.  To date, nearly 3 million dollars of products have been donated through this event to help those less fortunate right here in Wisconsin.  Food Share (formerly Food Stamps,) can only be used to buy food, but many people are also in need of other basic necessities like soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. that a lot of us take for granted.  Some of the most needed items include:

  • Cleaning supplies: laundry and dish soap, trash bags
  • Feminine care items
  • Baby care: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment
  • Hair care: Shampoo and conditioner
  • Dental care: Soft toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Miscellaneous: Bar/soft soap, shower gel, deodorant, disposable razors, lotion, lip balm, face wash
  • Paper goods: paper towel, bathroom and facial tissue
  • First aid: Band-Aids, antacids, anti-diarrheal meds, antibiotic ointments, sunscreen

These donations will help those in need in the communities where they are donated.  If you’re interested in donating, please drop off any donations at the Black Creek Village Library before March 10th.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, March 27th at 1 pm.  This month, we’re reading the classic, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, about a turn-of-the-century scientist who builds a time machine that takes him on a perilous journey into the far distant future.  Copies of The Time Machine are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  If you’re unable to join us in person for the discussion, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in general litigation, real estate law, debtor/creditor, employer/employee relations, business law, estate planning, municipal law, family law, criminal/traffic, and personal injury.  He provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax time is here.  We are not able to get tax forms at the library this year, but here are some ways you can get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.  All items returned in the bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To place holds or new items, go to www.infosoup.org.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Mar. 8th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 8th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 8th @ 3:30 pm: Flash Friday – Cartoons & Coloring!

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: February 21st, 2019

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We are so excited to welcome Miss Krista back!  Thank you to everyone who sent cards and well wishes while she was recovering.  We are thrilled to have her back at the library and feeling better.

The return of Miss Krista also means the return of StoryTime!  Here are a few great things about StoryTime that everyone should know:

  • It’s a great way for young children (and parents) to socialize.
  • It helps children to develop pre-reading and language skills, such as answering simple questions about a story, retelling a story in their own words, understanding print concepts such as holding a book correctly and understanding that the words on the page represent spoken words, letter recognition, rhyming, syllables, letter sounds, and much more.
  • Develops reading comprehension.
  • Builds listening skills and attention span.
  • StoryTime is a great way for children to practice using their imagination.
  • It helps boost emotional intelligence.
  • It makes learning fun and creates an enthusiasm for reading.
  • It’s free!

StoryTime is for every child from birth to school age.  Join us Fridays at 10:15 am for Baby/Toddler StoryTime, and at 10:30 for Preschool StoryTime.  No sign-up or commitment is ever required.

We’re teaming up with Community 2000 again this year to do another “Help for the Homeless” Hygiene Drive, sponsored by 91.9 and 91.5 The Family.  It will run from February 17th – March 10th, and will be used to help local families in our community.  Please drop off any personal care and cleaning items at the library for those less fortunate.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, February 27th at 1 pm.  Copies of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in general litigation, real estate law, debtor/creditor, employer/employee relations, business law, estate planning, municipal law, family law, criminal/traffic, and personal injury.  He provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax time is just around the corner.  We’re unsure how the government shutdown will affect the distribution of tax forms locally, but here are some ways you can still get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wed. Feb. 27th @ 1 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners discuss Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Fri. Mar. 1st @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 1st @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 1st @ 3:30 pm: Flash Friday – Lego Fun!

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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