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Foreword: October 11, 2018

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Have you ever thought about becoming an author?  Maybe you’ve daydreamed about what you would write about, or maybe you’ve already written or started to write a book or several books.  But did you know that your library now offers a free self-publishing toolbox, with tools that will take you from your very first word to showcasing your finished, published work for others to read, and everything in between?  Visit http://www.infosoup.info/self-pub to learn more and to access the toolbox!

Hey kids!  We have a new, fun scavenger hunt at the library!  8 Dust Bunnies have invaded the library and are hiding.  The mission is to find all 8 bunnies, check the bottom of their feet for a mystery question, and then answer all 8 questions.  Complete the mission for a prize!

Part of a library’s job is to promote and support literacy.  Because children so often do their best learning while they’re having fun (and don’t realize that they’re learning,) we have added several new word puzzles and games to the children’s area.  The categories are: Things that Go, Word Match Game, Word Puzzle Game, and Onset-Rime.  Participating in fun activities like this with your child can make a huge impact on their reading and learning abilities throughout their life.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20th in the community room across from the library.  Thanks to all of the donations from our wonderful patrons, this will be one for the record books with thousands of books, movies, and CDs to choose from.  You won’t want to miss it!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be October 31st at 1 pm.  Copies of Nightbird by Alice Hoffman are available at the circulation desk.  To join the online discussion, go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

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 November 12th, 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:

  • Thursday, October 18th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, October 19th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 19th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 19th @ 3:30 pm – Flash Friday: Craft Day!
  • Friday, October 19th – ALL DAY – FBCVL’s Annual Book & Bake Sale
  • Saturday, October 20th – ALL DAY – FBCVL’s Annual Book & Bake Sale

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: October 4, 2018

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The 2018 Fox Cities Book Festival begins on Monday, October 8th and runs through Sunday, October 14th.  This week-long festival features over 60 events and 50 authors.  Attend book signings and conversations with popular authors, poetry readings, workshops and talks about the craft of writing, lessons, lectures, and so much more!  There is something for all ages and interests.  To find out more about the festival, visit the website: https://foxcitiesbookfestival.org/.

Our October hallway project and table topic are up!  This month, decorate a Halloween costume for a Lego mini figure and/or tell us which books you’re batty for to get a prize!  This time of year, most people are in the mood for something scary.  Our book displays this month are featuring spooky books for all ages.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20th in the community room across from the library.  Thanks to all of the donations from our wonderful patrons, this will be one for the record books with thousands of books, movies, and CDs to choose from.  You won’t want to miss it!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be October 31st at 1 pm.  Copies of Nightbird by Alice Hoffman are available at the circulation desk.  To join the online discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

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 October 8th, 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, October 8th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Friday, October 12th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 12th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 12th @ 3:30 pm – Flash Friday: Cartoons and 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: September 26, 2018

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Storytime is a program that many libraries, (including ours,) offer.  But did you know that children benefit from storytime in more ways than one?

  • Storytime teaches young children early literacy and pre-reading skills
  • Children learn how to sit quietly in a group and practice building their attention spans
  • Children learn reading comprehension and making cognitive connections
  • Children get a chance to learn and practice social skills as they spend time interacting with their peers
  • Storytime develops a positive association with books and fosters a love of reading in children
  • Storytime exposes children to a range of books they might not have access to at home
  • Storytime is a great way to meet other families in the community

At the Black Creek Village Library, Storytime with Miss Krista also includes a fun craft project that goes with the story and weekly theme, giving children a casual, hands-on way to explore reading.  Have you checked out our storytime yet?  Join us every Friday morning at 10:15 for Baby/Toddler Storytime, and at 10:30 for Preschool Storytime.  4K students are also welcome!

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20th in the community room across from the library.  Thanks to all of the donations from our wonderful patrons, this will be one for the record books with thousands of books, movies, and CDs to choose from.  You won’t want to miss it!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our new book club, the Black Creek Library Page Turners, whether online, or in person.  The next meeting will be October 31 at 1 pm.  To coincide with fall, and the next meeting being on Halloween, our next book will be Nightbird by Alice Hoffman.  This bewitching tale is perfect for all ages:

“Just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, the world surprises you.  This is especially true in Sidwell, a small town in the Berkshires.  Rumor has it that Sidwell is home to a monster, and tales of sightings draw in as many tourists as do the town’s famed Pink apples.  Twig’s mom owns the orchard and bakes irresistible pies.  Because of a family secret, Twig has tried her best to be invisible, but when two girls named Julia and Agate move into Mourning Dove Cottage next door, everything changes.  A witch lived there once, and Twig’s mother has always forbidden her to step inside.  But Julia might just be Twig’s first true friend, and her ally in vanquishing an ancient curse.  In this spellbinding story by beloved author Alice Hoffman, friendship and love are truly magical.” (From publisher.) 

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  To join the online discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

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 October 8th, 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:

  • Friday, October 5th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 5th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 5th @ 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: September 20, 2018

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You won’t want to miss Chad Lewis’ presentation of Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past, next Wednesday, September 26, at 6 pm.  You might even want to come early, because we had a huge turn out last time!  This presentation will showcase over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years.  These unbelievable stories were not lost – they were simply hidden.  This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, UFOs, and even alligators.  This will change the way you view the good old days of Wisconsin. 

For over two decades, Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and the unusual.  From tracking vampires in Transylvania, and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness, to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize, and searching for ghosts in Ireland’s castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.  Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, William Shatner’s Weird or What, ABC’s World’s Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries of America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Radio.  With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings.  If you’re interested in reading more about Chad Lewis and his intriguing research and discoveries, you can find many of his books here: http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/search/C__Schad%20lewis__Orightresult__U?lang=eng.

Also next Wednesday, September 26th, is the Black Creek Library Page Turners’ first meeting!  Join us at 1 pm to discuss If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss.  It’s not too late to pick up a copy of the book if you haven’t yet.  If you’re not able to make it to the meeting, you can still participate in the discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s new fall raffle basket is here!  Filled with snacks, party supplies, drinks, can koozies, and other goodies, this Green Bay Packer/Wisconsin Badger themed basket is sure to be a hit with any football fan.  Tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  Proceeds help support your library!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!  If you don’t already have a library card, now is a great time to get one.  Library cards are free, and give you access to tons of great stuff – movies (including new releases,) music, books, magazines, audiobooks, Kindle books and ebooks, as well as tons of free online content and resources.  We hope to see you in here soon!

We want to know what kinds of programs, classes, and events you’d be interested in attending!  Right now, we’re considering starting the knitting club back up again, but we’d like to know what you think.  Fill out a comment card here at the library, or take the short survey on our Facebook page to let us know what you think.

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 October 8th, 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, September 26th @ 1 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners Meeting: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
  • Wednesday, September 26th @ 6 pm – Chad Lewis Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past
  • Friday, September 27th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 27th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 27th @ 3:30 pm – Flash Friday: Game Day!

Have a great week, everyone, and check out our new fall displays in the children’s section!

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: September 13, 2018

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Reading isn’t just a big deal in the summer.  Studies show that even during the school year, it’s important for kids to read at home as well as in school.  Former Wisconsin First Lady, Jessica Doyle, created Read On Wisconsin, and since 2011, it has been administered by the CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center.)  This program highlights a great selection of quality books for children and teens from birth through high school.  The complete list of 2018-2019 titles can be found here: http://readon.education.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Read-On-Wisconsin-2018-2019.pdf.  To check out the monthly lists, or lists from previous years, those can be found here: http://readon.education.wisc.edu/.

We also have several lists of read-a-likes and popular books and series at the start of the juvenile fiction section.  Any books on the list that are not currently in our library can be ordered and will be available for pick up in just a few days.

Great news!  It is now possible for patrons to print wirelessly from a smartphone or laptop at the Black Creek Library.  Simply download the free Princh app on your smart phone or tablet or go to print.princh.com on your laptop.  This software will also give patrons the option to pay for printing and copies with a credit card. 

Don’t forget, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th at 1 pm!  Online discussion will be ongoing throughout the month.  To join the online discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Our first book will be If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, and we have several copies available at the circulation desk.

Also, on September 26 at 6 pm, join us as we welcome Chad Lewis for his presentation of Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past. 

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 October 8th, 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:

  • Thursday, September 20th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library meeting
  • Friday, September 21st @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 21st  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 21st @ 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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