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Foreword: April 9, 2018

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Who’s ready for some spring-like weather?  We are!  With Summer Reading just two months away (can you believe it?) there is a lot going on at the library.  In addition to our gardening workshop on April 26 (don’t forget to mark your calendars,) and FBCVL’s Booked For Dinner on April 21, we also have another School’s Out Friday coming up - just in time for Arbor Day.

Join us on Friday, April 27 from 2-4 pm for lots of tree and nature-themed activities, including pressed leaf coasters, personalized tree discs, Bean in a Bag, and more.  Please let us know if you plan to be here so we can have enough materials for everyone.  Here’s how to RSVP: sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, send us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary/, or simply click “Going” on our Facebook event page, and then comment with the names of the people attending.  Easy!

Check out the new spring raffle basket from the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library!  Filled with homemade goodies, candy and items that will get you ready for warmer weather! As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

Don’t forget to join us for Flash Friday crafts on Friday at 3:15.

Last chance to get your taxes done!  If you still need tax forms, here is how to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 12th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, April 13th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, April 13th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, April 13th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

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: April 2, 2018

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April is the time of year when many people start to think about gardening, (although some of us never really stop thinking about it, am I right?)  Wouldn’t it be great if our gardens could feed us all year long?  On April 26th at 6 pm, acclaimed gardener, author, and speaker, Megan Cain, will teach us how to do just that in an interactive and engaging workshop.

Megan (who lives in Wisconsin,) is passionate about gardening as a lifestyle, not just a hobby.  Her blog, The Creative Vegetable Gardener (https://www.creativevegetablegardener.com/) was nominated by Better Homes and Gardens as one of the top 10 garden blogs of 2016.  In addition to her blog, she has also founded the Flavorful Life Garden Club, and is the author of several handbooks: The Smart Start Garden Planner, Super Easy Food Preserving, as well as several seasonal recipe guides and guides to growing vegetables.  Join us for this free event, and bring as many friends as you want!  No reservation is necessary.

For another kick start into gardening season, our April displays are (you guessed it!) books about gardening, and - for something to listen to while getting your hands dirty -  a great selection of our “best of” and “greatest hits” CDs. 

The new children’s table topic for April is: “What do you like to do on a rainy day?” Write it down and turn it in for prize!  April’s hallway craft is to pick a color and draw how it makes you feel.  These pictures may also be turned in for a prize, and used to decorate our hallway.

Don’t forget to join us for Legos on Friday at 3:15!

There are only about 2 weeks left of tax season.  If you still need tax forms, here is how to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 5th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, April 6th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, April 6th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, April 6th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

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 26, 2018

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It’s that time again!  The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library are hosting their annual Booked for Dinner event on Saturday, April 21. Gather in the library at 6 pm for a meet and greet before heading over to the community room to enjoy a delicious French themed meal of salade du jardin (garden salad) with vinaigrette, côtelettes de porc Normandie (Normandy pork chops), carottes glacées (glazed carrots), and gratin dauphinois (similar to potatoes au gratin). After dinner, head back over to the library to enjoy tea or coffee, along with almond gateau Breton and fondue au chocolat for dessert, while discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Throughout the evening, there will also be drawings for raffle baskets, as well as door prizes.  Space is limited, so please RSVP before April 12 and reserve your seat with a $20 donation.  Cash or check made out to FBCVL will be accepted at the library.

If you’d like to read All the Light We Cannot See, we have several copies available for checkout at the circulation desk.  To learn more about this 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner, go here: http://www.pulitzer.org/winners/anthony-doerr.

Just a note that we will be open on Good Friday, and also the Monday after Easter, however, we will be closed Saturday, March 31 in observance of Easter.  All items returned over the weekend will be backdated to our last open date.

There are only about 3 weeks left of tax season.  If you still need tax forms, here is how to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 29th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 30th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 30th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 30th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

 

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. Closed

Foreword: March 19, 2018

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It’s spring (well, tomorrow, but close enough,) and the American Library Association (ALA) has released their annual list of honor-worthy books and media for children and teens.  To see the lists, go here (http://infosoup.info/kids/awards-home) and here (http://infosoup.info/teens/awards-home.)  They also have an ALA Recommended Print/Media List with even more amazing titles.  For that list, go here (http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/browse/rlist?showfilter=no.)

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular as more and more retailers are making it an option.  Many grocery stores even offer online shopping now, with pick up and often even delivery options.  But did you know that you can donate money to your favorite charity (hint hint - the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library,) simply by shopping online? Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to the charity of your choice through their program AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com.)  If you’ve never done this before, it’s a great time to start – now through March 31, AmazonSmile will triple your donation to 1.5% for your first purchase.

It’s tax season again, but because of budget cuts, the IRS will no longer send us federal tax forms.  Fortunately, there are still a number of ways to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 22nd @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 23rd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 23rd @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 23rd @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

 

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: March 12, 2018

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Congratulations to our February Kid Reader of the Month, Remy Sumner!  Remy is six years old and in kindergarten.  She loves to read, especially with her dad, and her favorite book is "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.  When she grows up, she wants to be a dentist, but for now, she enjoys arts and crafts, and playing soccer. 

To nominate someone for Kid Reader of the Month, you can access the form on our website: http://www.blackcreeklibrary.org/kid-reader-month, through our Facebook page (here’s the direct link that will take you to the online form:) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZHQZQM, or fill out a paper nomination form at the library.  All winners will have their picture in the paper, along with a short interview.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s St. Patrick’s Day basket is here and full of all things green.  Some of the many treasures in this basket include Lucky Charms, homemade canned pickles, a TY Beanie Baby bear, Junior Mints, hot cocoa, tea, a chocolate bar, marshmallow chicks, a kitchen towel, seasonal home décor, snacks, necklaces, playing cards, a fidget spinner, a hair pin, and more!  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.   

It’s tax season again, but because of budget cuts, the IRS will no longer send us federal tax forms.  Fortunately, there are still a number of ways to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 15th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Thursday, March 15th @ 6:30 PM – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, March 16th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 16th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 16th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

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