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Foreword: February 14, 2019

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At this week’s Flash Friday Craft Day, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in a big way by making color-your-own mini Valentine Magic Cubes, which are like Rubik’s Cubes, but way more fun.  We’re also decorating shoelaces.  Think of all the ways life would be more fun with shoelaces you’ve designed yourself!

This month’s table topic is: What is your favorite animal and why?  Fill out a table topic sheet for a prize!

Just a reminder, Milk Moola is going away at the end of February, so be sure to bring in any bag tops or bottle caps you’ve been saving.  Thank you to everyone who has participated in this throughout the years.

If you’re looking for temporary employment, consider applying to work for the 2020 Census!  Census jobs provide great (weekly) pay, flexible hours, and paid training.  Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.  For questions or help applying, call 1-855-JOB-2020.

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:

  • Thurs. Feb. 21st @ 6:30 pm: Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Fri. Feb. 22th @ 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: January 31, 2019

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We’ve talked about our amazing Friends of the Black Creek Village Library group many times throughout the years, but let’s take a moment to recognize and thank them for all they’ve managed to accomplish in 2018 alone! Here are some of the highlights:

* Purchased nature kits for kids’ programming

* DVD & book replacements

* 2 magazine subscriptions

* Easel, flannel board with pieces, and chart paper for storytime

* Amazon Prime membership for the library

* $200 in board game replacements

* Advertiser Community News subscription for the library

* Cricut machine and supplies

* $300 in Usborne books

* 12 + Book of the Month picks

* $175 for a DIY program in December

* Diary of a Minecraft Zombie book series

* Nichols Centennial books

* Ad in the ACN Resource Guide

* Sponsored the Books for Babies program

* Provided supplies for the disc repair machine

* Fixed the locks on the front book drop

This organization would not be possible without the time, effort, and dedication of their members, for volunteering, donating, and contributing however they are able. If you are interested in joining this group of wonderful people and becoming a Friend of the Library, or volunteering with the Friends, you can learn more by going to their website: http://blackcreeklibrary.org/support-library/friends-library?fbclid=IwAR... or by liking their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Black-Creek-Library-Black-Creek-....

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, February 27th at 1 pm. In February, we’re going retro with Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote:

“The story of Holly Golightly, a hill-billy turned Manhattan playgirl, and the eclectic circle of friends who surround her. The unnamed narrator of the story is a young writer from a small town, out on his own for the first time. He lives in a New York brownstone and dreams of literary success.

“In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.” – (from the publisher.)

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.

Have you checked out our Large Print section lately? We have a huge selection of adult fiction and non-fiction books, and it’s growing steadily - we’ve added over 30 new titles in the last two months, including the latest work by Janet Evanovich, Lorraine Snelling, Fern Michaels, Clive Cussler, Tammy Hoag, Amy Clipston, Robyn Carr, and many more. Large print is for everyone!

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:

* Printable versions are available online at: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

* The IRS Office

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:

* Fri. Feb. 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: January 24, 2019

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We are excited to announce that MyHeritage Library Edition is now available for free to patrons of any InfoSoup library. MyHeritage.com is one of the leading websites to discover, share, and preserve family histories, with millions of users worldwide. The Library Edition provides access to a huge database of more than 9 billion historic records and includes 3 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni. Here are just some of the resources available:

  • Complete index of US Censuses from 1790 to 1940, including document images
  • Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
  • Citizenship & naturalization records
  • Directories, guides, references, biographies, and yearbooks
  • Government, land, and court records
  • Wills and probate records
  • More than a hundred million tombstone photos
  • Hundreds of millions of Nordic records

100 million additional records are added on average every month, including exclusive content not available anywhere else.  MyHeritage Library Edition is available to InfoSoup library users from anywhere, using your library card.  To learn more, go here: https://records.myheritagelibraryedition.com/support

Just a reminder for those of you who painted heart boxes last week for the adult Valentine’s Day craft - don’t forget to stop in sometime tonight (Thursday, January 24th,) before 6 pm to finish up your project. 

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  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.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

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:

  • Printable versions are available online at: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions
  • The IRS Office (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. Jan. 30 @ 1 pm:  Black Creek Library Page Turners Book Club – My Sister Rosa
  • Fri. Feb. 1 @ 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

Foreword: January 17, 2019

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Thanks to all of our fantastic patrons, 2018 was a big year for us.  We ended the year with close to 55,000 checkouts, and over 25,000 visits!  We take pride in serving this community and love that we are able to bring a constantly growing collection of materials to the people of Black Creek.  Thank you for being a part of making this library what it is today.

If you haven’t checked out Flash Friday yet, this is the week to do it.  We have a great selection of fun projects lined up for tomorrow’s Flash Friday crafts - Thumbprint Snowflakes, Pet Rocks, and Year of the Pig Magnets to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  No sign-up is necessary!  Join us Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

Just a reminder – the candy heart box craft for adults starts tonight, (Thursday, January 17,) between 5 and 6 pm and concludes next Thursday, January 24.  We have a few samples at the front desk for you to take a look at for ideas.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  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.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

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 February 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

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

Next Week at the Library:

  • Thursday, January 24th @ 5 pm – Adult Valentine’s Day Project
  • Friday, January 25th @ 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: January 10, 2019

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We’re having so much fun with our new Cricut purchased for us by the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library, that we just had to do another Cricut project.  This one is an adult Valentine’s Day project.  We will be decorating pre-made, heart-shaped, papier-mâché boxes with conversation hearts.  This project will span two nights.  On Thursday, January 17th (feel free to drop in any time between 5 and 6 pm,) we will be painting the boxes.  The second night, Thursday, January 24th, (also anytime between 5 and 6 pm,) drop in to add one or several conversation hearts to your boxes.  Depending on availability, each person will be able to make up to 3 boxes. 

The wonderful Friends of the Black Creek Village Library also have a new raffle basket out.  This one focuses on activities that can be done indoors during the coldest months of the year, including puzzles, games, treats, and two tickets to the Children’s Museum of Green Bay!  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

Kwik Trip has announced that they have discontinued their Milk Moola program as of the end of 2018.  If you’ve been collecting bottle caps or bag tops for us, make sure to bring them in before the end of February, which is when the box will come down.  Thank you to all of you who have saved bottle caps and bag tops and dropped them off.  The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library (and the Black Creek Village Library,) truly appreciate the community support and effort.

Be on the lookout for two new children’s magazines coming soon to the Black Creek Village Library.  Curious Jane magazine brings hands-on projects and DIY fun to creative girls everywhere, and is full of fun things to make and do.  Muse magazine won the Parents’ Choice Gold Award in 2018, and provides adventures in science, technology, and the arts.  Even better, it’s full of facts, and off the wall jokes.

For our patrons interested in art, we have a new display up which features books about the arts and art history.  Check it out next time you’re here!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  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.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Have 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 January 14th or February 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

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

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, January 14th @ 5:00 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thursday, January 17th @ 5 pm – Adult Valentine’s Day Project
  • Thursday, January 17th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, January 18th @ 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

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