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Foreword: April 30, 2018

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May starts tomorrow, which means new displays!  This month, we’ll be celebrating royal wedding month with all things British.  With all of us tired of being cooped up all winter, we also have a great selection of books for breaking cabin fever, and activities to do outside now that the weather is nice.

The table topic this month is: If you had a garden, what would you grow?  And, to celebrate National No Socks Day (which, in case you’re wondering, happens to be on May 8,) we are decorating socks for our hallway project.  All participants get a prize!

Also in May, speaker, author, blogger, and couponer, Dannelle Gay from Operation $40K (www.operation40k.com) will be joining us to share the creative ways she was able to cut costs and save over $40,000 in one year!  She will share tips and ideas to inspire others to take control of their financial lives, pay off debt, and save money.  Join us on Thursday, May 24, at 5:30 pm for this free event.  No preregistration necessary.

Don’t forget to join us on Friday after school for Legos!

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:00 pm – Knitting
  • Friday, May 4th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, May 4th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, May 4th @ 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 23, 2018

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We’re looking forward to two exciting events this week at the Black Creek Village Library.  Join us on Thursday, April 26, at 6 pm for Wisconsin gardener, author, and speaker, Megan Cain’s workshop on how our gardens can feed us all year long.  Founder of the blog The Creative Vegetable Gardener, (https://www.creativevegetablegardener.com/) which was nominated by Better Homes and Gardens magazine as one of the top 10 gardening blogs in 2016, Megan is an expert in all things gardening.  This is a free event and no pre-registration is required, so feel free to bring your friends! 

On Friday, April 27, we are having our School’s Out Friday: Arbor Day Edition.  From 2-4 pm, we will have lots of tree and nature-themed activities, including pressed leaf coasters, personalized tree discs, Bean in a Bag, and more.  To make sure we have enough materials for everyone, please let us know if you plan to be here.  You can do this by signing up in person at the library, calling us at (920) 984-3094, emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, sending us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary/, or simply clicking “Going” on our Facebook event page, and then commenting with the names of the people attending.

Be sure to take a peek at all of the colorful artwork decorating our walls for the month of April!  Brought to us by the Seymour Women’s Club Art Show, it showcases works of art from both Black Creek and Seymour Middle Schools. 

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 26th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Thursday, April 26th @ 6:00 PM – “Your Garden Can Feed You All Year Long” Workshop
  • Friday, April 27th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, April 27th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, April 27th @ 2:00 PM – School’s Out Friday: Arbor Day Edition

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 16, 2018

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Congratulations to Beth Casper, our March Kid Reader of the Month!  As a young child, her favorite book was 10 Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth, but now, at 13 years old and in 7th grade, some of Beth’s favorite books include the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, and the Wolves of the Beyond series by Kathryn Lasky.  The books she most recommends, however, are the Smile books by Raina Telgemeier - she finds them very fun and relatable.  In addition to reading, Beth loves animals, especially the rabbits that she raises.  She also shows animals for 4-H, and enjoys going to the zoo.  She hopes to someday be a vet tech or a rabbit breeder.

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.

Be sure to take a peek at all of the colorful artwork decorating our walls for the month of April!  Brought to us by the Seymour Women’s Club Art Show, it showcases works of art from both Black Creek and Seymour Middle Schools.

The Black Creek Village Library is a sign-up location for the Black Creek Village-Wide Rummage Sales on Saturday, April 28th.  It’s just $5 to list your sale on the map, and the deadline is 5 pm on Friday, April 20th.  You can also sign up at BMO Harris Bank, Sal’s Foods, Fox Communities Credit Union, or by emailing BCAdvancement@hotmail.com.

Don’t forget to sign up if you plan to attend our School’s Out Friday – Arbor Day event taking place next Friday, April 27 from 2-4 pm.  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.

For those of you who still want to read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr for FBCVL’s amazing Booked for Dinner event this coming Saturday, we still have a few copies available at the circulation desk.

This week’s Flash Friday is Legos - hope to see you here!

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 19th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Thursday, April 19th @ 6:30 PM – FBCVL Meeting
  • Friday, April 20th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, April 20th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, April 20th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday
  • Saturday, April 21st @ 6:00 PM – FBCVL’s Booked For Dinner

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 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

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