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Foreword: August 16, 2018

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It’s official, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th!  In-person meetings will be the last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm, and online discussion will be ongoing throughout the month.  Let us know if you’re interested in participating in (or even just checking out) the online discussion and we’ll send you an invitation. 

Our first book will be If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, and we have a whole stack of copies up at the circulation desk for you to check out.  Here’s a short blurb by the publisher: “In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife. As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don't Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit."

Since The Great American Read has been so popular, we will continue to display these titles through October.  If you haven’t checked out the list yet, we encourage you to take one with you the next time you’re here and see how many of these new and old classics you’ve read.  To cast your vote, go here: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/#.  We’re also featuring books about places, including travel stories and novels set in foreign countries.  Check out these exciting books in our new display, “Where in the World Are You Going?”

Our hallway project this month is decorating cupcakes, and our table topic is possibly one of the most fun we’ve ever had - discover what your pirate name is for a prize!

Don’t forget to join us for Chalk Bombs today (August 16th,) at 2!  There’s nothing more fun (and messy) than throwing chalk around outside!  We’ll also have regular sidewalk chalk available to decorate our sidewalks.  If it happens to rain, we will reschedule for tomorrow at 2.

Next week Monday (August 20th,) is our End of Summer Ice Cream Party already!  Join us from 1 – 3 pm for ice cream and prizes.  If you can’t make it, don’t worry – we will save your prizes for you, and they will be here at the library for you to pick up.

Next Thursday (August 23rd,) is our final performer of the summer.  The Incredible One-Man Circus Show will be here at 11 am to showcase his incredible tricks while sharing historical circus facts.  Expect all kinds of excitement – fire-walking, contortion, and more.

Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. has generously offered to share his services with the patrons of the Black Creek Village Library!  He 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 will be providing free, confidential legal advice the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on September 10th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, August 20th @ 1 PM – End of Summer Ice Cream Party!
  • Thursday, August 23rd @ 11 AM – Performer: The Incredible One-Man Circus!
  • Friday, August 24th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 24th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista

 

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: August 9, 2018

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For all of you who have been asking, we will be relaunching our book club this fall, including an online component to accommodate those who are unable to meet in person due to scheduling or other conflicts.  Watch for more information as we work out the details, and make sure to let one of us know if you’re interested so that we can add you to the list of people to invite once it’s all set up.

It’s hard to believe back to school is less than a month away!  Once again, we’re doing Stuff the Bus to collect school supplies for those less fortunate, which will be donated to local families.  Drop off any items now through August 12 at the Black Creek Village Library.

Don’t forget about our Cars Drive-In Night tomorrow (Friday, August 10,) at 5:30 pm.  Perfect for the preschool crowd, we will be decorating our own cardboard box cars to sit in while enjoying a car-themed, animated movie!  Bring a favorite toy car along for our mini car wash.  You can bring your own box or use one from our supply.

Next Monday, August 13th, at 10:30 am, we’re having Legos, Coloring, and Kool-Aid at the library which is exactly what it sounds like and fun for all ages.

On Thursday, August 16th, we’re getting colorful and messy with chalk bombs from 2-4 pm.  We will also have regular sidewalk chalk to decorate the library’s sidewalk.  If it rains, we will reschedule for the following day at the same time.

It’s not too late to sign up for our summer reading program.  While it’s not necessary to sign up in order to attend our programs, it is if you want weekly prizes and a chance to win the grand prize at the end of the summer!  All you need is a name and a library card to sign up.

Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. has generously offered to share his services with the patrons of the Black Creek Village Library!  He 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 will be providing free, confidential legal advice the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on August 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, August 13th @ 10:30 AM – Legos, Coloring, and Kool-Aid
  • Monday, August 13th @ 5:00 PM – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thursday, August 16th @ 2:00 PM – Chalk Bombs!
  • Thursday, August 16th @ 6:30 PM – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, August 17th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 17th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 10th @ 5:30 PM – Cars Drive-In Night

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: August 2, 2018

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Did you know that bees pollinate approximately 80% of all flowering plants on the earth, including 70 of the top 100 sources of food?  Without bees to help keep plants and crops alive, our ecosystem would suffer greatly.  If you’re interested in saving the bees, join us Thursday, August 9th at 5:00 pm as we learn all about beekeeping from local beekeeper, Dawn Martin.

Today (August 2,) at 10:30 am, we have our Art Smorgasbord event.  Come in and dabble with an array of art medium: craft rolls, glue pictures, painting with ink or watercolor, creating a 3D bug or other creature using textured paper, graph paper art, or craft sticks.

Next Wednesday, August 8, is our third DIY Day at 2:00 pm, and we’re making dreamcatchers and jewelry.  While aimed at tweens, we will also be pulling out our perler beads for anyone younger who would like to join the fun.

Friday, August 10th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, is our Cars Drive-In Night.  Perfect for the preschool crowd, we will be decorating our own cardboard box "cars" to sit in while enjoying a car-themed animated movie!  Bring a favorite toy car as well for our mini "car wash!"  You can bring your own box, or use one from our supply.

It’s not too late to sign up for our summer reading program.  While it’s not necessary to sign up in order to attend our programs, it is if you want weekly prizes and a chance to win the grand prize at the end of the summer!  All you need is a name and a library card to sign up.

Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. has generously offered to share his services with the patrons of the Black Creek Village Library!  He 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 will be providing free, confidential legal advice the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on August 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wednesday, August 8th @ 2:00 PM – DIY Day: Dreamcatchers and Jewelry
  • Thursday, August 9th @ 5:00 PM – Beekeeping (Adult Program)
  • Friday, August 10th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 10th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 10th @ 5:30 PM – Cars Drive-In Night

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: July 26, 2018

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Did you know that the Black Creek Village Library has a great selection of games available for our patrons to play here at the library?  With help from the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library, we have refreshed our game collection and now have more than 35 family-friendly choices.  What better way to spend an afternoon with friends, an evening with your family, or even a free date night? A complete list of titles can be found at the circulation desk.

It’s not too late to sign up for our summer reading program.  While it’s not necessary to sign up in order to attend our programs, it is if you want weekly prizes and a chance to win the grand prize at the end of the summer!  All you need is a name and a library card to sign up.

The Black Creek Village Library is taking the plastic bag challenge!  We are trying to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags by December to receive a free bench from Trex for the library.  We have bins at the library and at village hall to collect the bags and other plastic material.  Qualifying bags and recyclable plastics include:

  • LDPE/HDPE Films
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Bread bags
  • Product wrap
  • Cereal liners
  • Food storage bags
  • Ice bags
  • Pellet bags
  • Produce bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Packaging air pillows
  • Salt bags

Next Monday, July 30th, join us for Coding and Pre-Coding from 1-3 pm.  We’ll be learning with various screen-free activities such as making a bracelet, coding your name, Legos, games, and other activities that will help develop computer skills.  If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so in person at the library, by calling us at (920) 984-3094, or by emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org.

On Thursday, August 2nd, we’re having our Art Smorgasbord event from 10:30 – 11:30 am.  Dabble with an array of art medium: craft rolls, glue pictures, painting with ink or watercolor, creating a 3D creature using textured paper, graph paper art, and craft sticks.  We hope to see you here!

Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. has generously offered to share his services with the patrons of the Black Creek Village Library!  He 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 will be providing free, confidential legal advice the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on August 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, July 30th @ 1:00 pm – Precoding and Coding
  • Thursday, August 2nd @ 10:30 am – Art Smorgasbord
  • Friday, August 3rd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 3rd @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista

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: July 19, 2018

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You know those flimsy plastic bags you get anytime you go to the store?  If you’re like most people, you save all of those bags in an even larger bag with the intention of reusing them, but the bag just gets more full and pretty soon they’re taking up your whole cupboard.  Fortunately, we’ve found a way to put those bags to good use by taking the plastic bag challenge!  We are trying to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags by December to receive a free bench from Trex for the library.  We have bins at the library and at the village hall to collect the bags and other plastic material.  Qualifying bags and recyclable plastics include:

  • LDPE/HDPE Films
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Bread bags
  • Product wrap
  • Cereal liners
  • Food storage bags
  • Ice bags
  • Pellet bags
  • Produce bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Packaging air pillows
  • Salt bags

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow, July 20th at 2 pm for Candy Science.  If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so in person at the library, by calling us at (920) 984-3094, or by emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org.

Next Monday (July 23,) we’re having our Shark Week Luau Party from 10:30 am until noon!  Join us for this ocean-themed party as we commemorate the awesomeness that is sharks.  Activities, games, and crafts will be available, along with prizes and photo backdrops.  We may even have a certain red-headed mermaid and a Hawaiian heroine drop in for a visit – you don’t want to miss this!

On Wednesday, July 25th, we’re having Science Day with Mr. J at 11 am.  Science educator Mark Janssen will be presenting some amazing feats such as exploding paint cans, a bed of nails, and the crazy “frozen” banana hammer.  All ages welcome!

Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. has generously offered to share his services with the patrons of the Black Creek Village Library!  He 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 will be providing free, confidential consultations the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on August 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, July 23 @ 10:30 am -  Shark Week Luau Party
  • Wednesday, July 25th @ 11 am – Performer: Science Day with Mr. J.
  • Friday, July 27th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, July 27th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista

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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