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Foreword: September 6, 2018

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We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and a smooth transition to the school year.  In September, we’re ushering in a few changes to the library.  We now have a “New to Us” display on the side of the New Arrivals shelf in the center of the library.  This will give us a way to differentiate between the books that were recently published and “new” in general, and books that are a little older but still new to our library and patrons.

One of our newer book displays across from the circulation desk will continue to house books for America Reads through October, but the other side is changing and in honor of Banned Books Week, will now display banned and challenged books.  These are books that have been banned and/or challenged for a number of reasons, including language, violence, sexual references or content, religious views, political content, promotion of questionable morals, slavery, abuse of animals and/or humans, racial stereotypes, etc.  We won’t be able to fit all of them on our shelf, but we do have a list available if anyone wants to check out what else is on the list or what the reason is for being banned.

Also in September, we have a new table topic (Reading helps me: ____), a new hallway project (color and cut out a honeybee for National Honeybee Month,) and a fun back-to-school scavenger hunt!  Miss Krista has hidden 11 presidents around the library.  Find and identify all of them to win a prize.

For kids looking for a new book or series to read, we now 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 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 September 10th, 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, September 10th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Friday, September 14th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 14th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 14th @ 3:30 pm – Flash Friday: Cartoons & 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: August 30, 2018

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With school starting again next week comes the return of Flash Fridays!  Flash Fridays will now be 3:30 – 5:00 pm to accommodate Black Creek School’s time change.  Here is the 2018-2019 line-up:

  • 1st Friday of the month – Lego Fun
  • 2nd Friday of the month – Cartoons and Coloring
  • 3rd Friday of the month – Craft Day
  • 4th Friday of the month – Game Day (the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library have generously donated several new games, so we have a fun new collection!)
  • 5th Friday – Librarian’s Choice

Don’t forget, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th!  In-person meetings will be the last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm, and 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.  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, and UFOs.  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

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 September 10th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

We will be closed Saturday, September 1st and Monday, September 3rd, so our staff can spend Labor Day weekend with their families.  Items returned in the outside bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To renew items, go to www.infosoup.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, September 3rd – Closed for Labor Day
  • Friday, September 7th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 7th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 7th @ 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: August 23, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our summer reading program, and congratulations to all of our winners!  We had a big year, with record numbers for program attendance.  We are already excited to start planning for next summer.  Next year’s theme is Space: A Universe of Stories – and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon.

Don’t forget, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th!  In-person meetings will be the last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm, and 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 a whole stack of copies up at the circulation desk available for check out.

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 September 10th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

We will be closed Saturday, September 1st and Monday, September 3rd, so our staff can spend Labor Day weekend with their families.  Items returned in the outside bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To renew items, go to www.infosoup.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Friday, August 31st @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 31st @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Saturday, September 1st – Closed for Labor Day weekend
  • Monday, September 3rd – Closed for Labor 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

Foreword: August 16, 2018

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It’s official, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th!  In-person meetings will be the last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm, and online discussion will be ongoing throughout the month.  Let us know if you’re interested in participating in (or even just checking out) the online discussion and we’ll send you an invitation. 

Our first book will be If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, and we have a whole stack of copies up at the circulation desk for you to check out.  Here’s a short blurb by the publisher: “In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife. As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don't Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit."

Since The Great American Read has been so popular, we will continue to display these titles through October.  If you haven’t checked out the list yet, we encourage you to take one with you the next time you’re here and see how many of these new and old classics you’ve read.  To cast your vote, go here: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/#.  We’re also featuring books about places, including travel stories and novels set in foreign countries.  Check out these exciting books in our new display, “Where in the World Are You Going?”

Our hallway project this month is decorating cupcakes, and our table topic is possibly one of the most fun we’ve ever had - discover what your pirate name is for a prize!

Don’t forget to join us for Chalk Bombs today (August 16th,) at 2!  There’s nothing more fun (and messy) than throwing chalk around outside!  We’ll also have regular sidewalk chalk available to decorate our sidewalks.  If it happens to rain, we will reschedule for tomorrow at 2.

Next week Monday (August 20th,) is our End of Summer Ice Cream Party already!  Join us from 1 – 3 pm for ice cream and prizes.  If you can’t make it, don’t worry – we will save your prizes for you, and they will be here at the library for you to pick up.

Next Thursday (August 23rd,) is our final performer of the summer.  The Incredible One-Man Circus Show will be here at 11 am to showcase his incredible tricks while sharing historical circus facts.  Expect all kinds of excitement – fire-walking, contortion, and more.

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 September 10th, 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, August 20th @ 1 PM – End of Summer Ice Cream Party!
  • Thursday, August 23rd @ 11 AM – Performer: The Incredible One-Man Circus!
  • Friday, August 24th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 24th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista

 

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: August 9, 2018

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For all of you who have been asking, we will be relaunching our book club this fall, including an online component to accommodate those who are unable to meet in person due to scheduling or other conflicts.  Watch for more information as we work out the details, and make sure to let one of us know if you’re interested so that we can add you to the list of people to invite once it’s all set up.

It’s hard to believe back to school is less than a month away!  Once again, we’re doing Stuff the Bus to collect school supplies for those less fortunate, which will be donated to local families.  Drop off any items now through August 12 at the Black Creek Village Library.

Don’t forget about our Cars Drive-In Night tomorrow (Friday, August 10,) at 5:30 pm.  Perfect for the preschool crowd, we will be decorating our own cardboard box cars to sit in while enjoying a car-themed, animated movie!  Bring a favorite toy car along for our mini car wash.  You can bring your own box or use one from our supply.

Next Monday, August 13th, at 10:30 am, we’re having Legos, Coloring, and Kool-Aid at the library which is exactly what it sounds like and fun for all ages.

On Thursday, August 16th, we’re getting colorful and messy with chalk bombs from 2-4 pm.  We will also have regular sidewalk chalk to decorate the library’s sidewalk.  If it rains, we will reschedule for the following day at the same time.

It’s not too late to sign up for our summer reading program.  While it’s not necessary to sign up in order to attend our programs, it is if you want weekly prizes and a chance to win the grand prize at the end of the summer!  All you need is a name and a library card to sign up.

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 August 13th, 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, August 13th @ 10:30 AM – Legos, Coloring, and Kool-Aid
  • Monday, August 13th @ 5:00 PM – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thursday, August 16th @ 2:00 PM – Chalk Bombs!
  • Thursday, August 16th @ 6:30 PM – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, August 17th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 17th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 10th @ 5:30 PM – Cars Drive-In Night

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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