Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword: March 5, 2020

Please join us on Wednesday, March 18th for the presentation: “Bees in the Coal Mine: What Does Their Decline Mean?” Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, will be here to talk about the worldwide decline of pollinators and what we can do to discourage the continued loss. This free program will start at 6pm in the community center, no registration is required.

Starting March 12th, households will begin receiving official invitations to respond to the 2020 census. There will be a unique census number included on each invitation, as well as detailed instructions on how to respond. One person from each household will need to respond in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail.

Stop by the library to use one of our public computers to respond to the census and cross one more thing off your list! Get it done before May, and you can avoid an in-person visit from a census taker. If it was 1790-the first year the census was conducted-this “tallyman” would be on horseback and you may have had to provide him with room and board!

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 9th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Fact of the Week:

Over 200,000 animal species serve as pollinators. Almost 75% of the 1,400 crops grown require and depend on pollination. These include favorites such as: coffee, chocolate, almonds and many fruits!

Next Week at the Library:

 

  • Mon. Mar 9th – 5:00pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Fri. Mar 13th - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Mar 13th- 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

 

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: February 27, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be the first to check out a book, and know it? Our new display showcases books from our collection that have been “overlooked” and do not have a single checkout! Look for the display across from the circulation desk. You could find a hidden gem or two!

Feeling like a little “Luck o’ the Irish” is on your side? Come on in for some raffle tickets to win the new Friends of the Library basket. This month the theme is: St. Patrick’s Day! All kinds of green and gold treasures and treats await the winner, as well as a gift certificate to Black Creek Convenience!

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 9th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Fact of the Week:

The extra day in a leap year is also referred to as an intercalary day. The purpose of adding this day to the Gregorian calendar every four years is to synchronize it with the solar year. This practice began in the year 46 BC by decree of Julius Caesar.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Mar 3 – 6:00pm – Black Creek Village Library Board Meeting
  • Fri. Mar 6 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Mar 6- 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

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: February 20, 2020

Who is ready for the birds to return? In the meantime, on our hallway bulletin board you can see some colorful birdies (of the paper variety) for this month’s hallway craft! Stop by and create your own to add to our “flock.” And soon enough we will see the real thing! After all, we are only a month from the spring equinox!

Last week we talked about how amazing the Newberry award is and this year’s winner is truly in excellent company! Come see for yourself, we have a display of past award winners for you to check out and take home and enjoy. Find them in the children’s section, above our nonfiction.

We have two great donation drives going on at the library right now. A local family is collecting new, unopened peanut butter and jelly jars for Feeding America. We are also a drop-off site for donations towards Community 2000’s Help for the Homeless Hygiene drive.

Fact of the Week:

Culturally, the spring equinox is celebrated as an entire day. In reality, the actual equinox occurs at a single moment in time: when the sun crosses the celestial equator. This year’s spring equinox will occur on Thursday, March 19th at 10:50pm.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Feb. 27 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Feb. 28- 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

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: February 20, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be the first to check out a book, and know it? Our new display showcases books from our collection that have been “overlooked” and do not have a single checkout! Look for the display across from the circulation desk. You could find a hidden gem or two!

Feeling like a little “Luck o’ the Irish” is on your side? Come on in for some raffle tickets to win the new Friends of the Library basket. This month the theme is: St. Patrick’s Day! All kinds of green and gold treasures and treats await the winner, as well as a gift certificate to Black Creek Convenience!

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 9th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Fact of the Week:

The extra day in a leap year is also referred to as an intercalary day. The purpose of adding this day to the Gregorian calendar every four years is to synchronize it with the solar year. This practice began in the year 46 BC by decree of Julius Caesar.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Mar 3 – 6:00pm – Black Creek Village Library Board Meeting
  • Fri. Mar 6 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Mar 6- 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

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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