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Foreword: March 5, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for School’s Out Friday - Mouse Paint last week.  We always enjoy doing crafty things with our patrons, and this was an especially fun one.

Congratulations to Kay Otto, winner of our Valentine’s Day basket!  Keep an eye out for the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s St. Patrick’s Day basket, coming soon.  We can’t wait to see what they come up with this time.  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  

We’re in March now, which means all kinds of fun things, including spring, which according to Google, starts on Tuesday, March 20, at 11:15 am.  It also means new displays.  This month, we’re celebrating the 70s with a great selection of books, movies, TV shows, and CDs from the 70s.  We’re also displaying biographies this month, because it’s so much fun to read about other people’s lives.

Our table topic this month is leprechaun themed.  If a leprechaun gave you three wishes, what would they be?  Normally, we wouldn’t encourage you to share your wishes because then they won’t come true, but this time it’s okay and you’ll get a prize.  You can also draw a picture of what you would see on a magic carpet ride for our hallway project (we’ll give you a prize for this one, too!)

Have you read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr?  Whether you’ve read it before and loved it so much you want to read it again, or haven’t read it but want to, we will have several copies of the book available for checkout at the circulation desk for our upcoming Booked for Dinner Event, organized by the wonderful Friends of the Black Creek Village Library.  We can’t tell you too much about the event yet, but mark your calendars for the weekend of April 21 if you like book discussion, French food, and raffles.

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 8th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 9th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 9th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 9th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

Library Hours:

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

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: February 26, 2018

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Do you remember the classic children's book, Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stoll Walsh?  This week’s School’s Out Friday will be centered on this book.  From 2-4 pm, we will be hand-stuffing and tie-dying our own mice (with tie-dye paint pens, so it shouldn’t be too messy!)  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!

Speaking of fun projects at the Black Creek Village Library, we have a storytime craft project coming up in April that we need cardboard tubes for.  Instead of recycling your old foil or paper towel tubes, please consider donating them to the library for our storytime kids.  Thanks!

The Black Creek Village Library is currently a drop off location for two amazing causes.  The Lutheran churches of Seymour and Cicero are hosting a shoe drive to raise money for their yearly youth gathering.  All sizes of shoes, boots, sandals, sports cleats, etc. are welcome, as long as they’re dry and clean and in good condition.  We’re also collecting hygiene items for homeless families in the area, sponsored by 91.9 and 91.5 The Family.  Items collected will remain in the area they were collected and will help local families.

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 1st @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 2nd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 2nd @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 2nd @ 2:00 PM – School’s Out Friday – DIY “Mouse Paint” Tie-Dye Stuffed Mice Workshop!

Library Hours:

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

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: February 19, 2018

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Audiobooks are probably the best thing to ever happen to busy booklovers.  We hear from our patrons over and over again how wonderful it is to listen to them on long car rides, daily commutes to work, and even while baking or cleaning the house.  Our patrons are clearly not the only ones with a strong appreciation for audiobooks.  More and more audiobooks are being produced each year, and our collection is growing weekly with new, amazing titles.

The Audio Publishers Association has recently announced the nominees for the 2018 Audie Awards.  You can find the list here (https://www.audiopub.org/winners/2017-audies-1) and here (http://www.booklistreader.com/2018/02/06/audiobooks/2018-audie-award-finalists-announced/).  You can also find a printed copy of the list at our circulation desk.  Maybe you’ll find your next favorite!  If the audiobook you’re looking for is not on the shelf, you can look for it on Infosoup (http://infosoup.org/), OverDrive (https://wplc.overdrive.com/), or RB Digital (http://infosoup.rbdigital.com/) – all free with your library card.

Did you know that also free with your library card is access to dozens of free resources, like the Auto Repair Reference Center?  Simply enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle to access repair information, technical service bulletins, recall information, electrical wiring diagrams, vehicle specifications, videos about how auto components function, guides to ownership and maintenance, auto troubleshooting and diagnostic information, as well as labor and repair estimates if you’d rather not attempt to do the repairs yourself.  This can all be found on http://www.infosoup.info/resources.

This time of year, most of us are in the mood for spring cleaning (which is way more fun while listening to an audiobook!)  If you’re wondering what to do with the items you’ve cleared out, the Black Creek Village Library is a drop off location for two amazing causes.  The Lutheran churches of Seymour and Cicero are hosting a shoe drive to raise money for their yearly youth gathering.  All sizes of shoes, boots, sandals, sports cleats, etc. are welcome, as long as they’re dry and clean and in good condition.  We’re also collecting hygiene items for homeless families in the area, sponsored by 91.9 and 91.5 The Family.  Items collected will remain in the area they were collected and will help local families.

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

Library Hours:

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

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: February 12, 2018

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A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our School’s Out activities on Friday.  We hope you all had as much fun making sun catchers and weather vanes as we did.  Our next installment of School’s Out Friday will be March 2nd.  Stay tuned for more details, although we can tell you that if you like tie-dye and stuffed animals, you will like this.

Keep an eye out for the newest Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Raffle Basket – just in time for Valentine’s Day.  It’s full of Valentine’s Day themed goodies – cookbooks, games, a fidget spinner, red mittens, greeting cards, coasters, a journal and pens, a hot cocoa mug, a heart-shaped pin, and more chocolate than you could possibly imagine.  Tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

Even though it hasn’t been that long since we were all in school, it’s true what they say – use it or lose it.  So when our kids come to us wanting help with their homework, it’s frustrating (and completely normal) to not remember how to divide fractions or diagram a sentence.  The good news is, the Black Creek Village Library has a great selection of Common Core books and DVDs for both adults and children.  Check Infosoup.org or ask one of our librarians for help.

We have also updated and expanded our Homeschool section.  We know that homeschooling can be difficult without the proper resources for guidance and support.  We have some great resources for both homeschooling families and families that are considering homeschooling.  If you are a homeschool family or looking into it, you might also check out HSLDA.org and thehomeschoolmom.com to connect with homeschool groups and families in the area.

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.

The Black Creek Village Library is once again a drop off location for Black Creek Citizen of the Year nominations, sponsored by the Black Creek Advancement Association.  If you have someone in mind who is deserving of this honor, please stop in and fill out a nomination form.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, Feb. 15th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, Feb. 16th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, Feb. 16th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, Feb. 16th @ 3:15 FLASH Friday - Crafts

Library Hours:

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

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: February 5, 2018

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Who’s excited about no school on Friday?  We are!  Don’t forget to let us know if you plan to be here for School’s Out: Sun Catchers and Weather Vanes at 2 pm on Friday.  Here’s how to RSVP: sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or send us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary/.  Easy!

“And Best Picture Goes to…” our new February displays!  This month, we’re celebrating Award Season with fan (and academy) favorite movies, as well as a whole shelf full of favorites recommended by our patrons.  If you have a book (or CD, or movie) to recommend, let one of us know the next time you’re here.

We also love to hear from kids.  What is your favorite book and why?    In fact, that’s our table topic this month, and all participants will get a prize.  You will also get a prize for drawing a picture of a bug, even though bugs aren’t our favorite (but maybe they’re yours!)  Our hallway project this month is: “If you were to discover a new insect, what would it look like?”  We can’t wait to see all of the creative ideas you come up with.

It’s tax season again, and if you’re looking for federal tax forms, we unfortunately do not have them.  Don’t panic, though, because 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. 

The Black Creek Village Library is once again a drop off location for Black Creek Citizen of the Year nominations, sponsored by the Black Creek Advancement Association.  If you have someone in mind who is deserving of this honor, please stop in and fill out a nomination form.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, Feb. 8th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, Feb. 9th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, Feb. 9th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, Feb. 9th @ 2:00 PM – School’s Out: Sun Catchers and Weather Vanes!

Library Hours:

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

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

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