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Foreword: January 3 2019

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We hope everyone had a great holiday season!  We’re looking forward to seeing what 2019 will bring.  So far, it has brought us a new hallway project (design a snowman,) a new table topic (every snowflake is unique.  I am unique because…) and a new display (local authors.)  Also, Twiga is back!  She had a nice vacation in the North Pole, but is happy to be back here in the library.

Fox Cities Reads has announced their selection for 2019 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, which focuses on homelessness, poverty, and affordable housing.  You can request this book here: http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2079327__Sevicted__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=def or by calling (920) 984-3094.  

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Sign up for Lawyer in the Library on Monday, January 14th!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. 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 provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on January 14th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Friday, January 11th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Cartoons and 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: December 27, 2018

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Thanks for everyone who took time to work on our community puzzle.  The first one has been completed, and we have a new, rainforest-themed puzzle in progress.  Don’t forget, if you’re looking for even more fun things to do at the library, we have a large selection of board games for you and your family to play while you’re here.

Starting in 2019, our director, Eva will be providing e-reader help for any patrons who are interested in downloading library e-books and audiobooks to an e-reader, tablet, or phone.  Sign-up will be required.  Call (920) 984-3094 for more information or watch for sign-up forms at the circulation desk.

We will be taking a temporary break from Storytime, but we’ll let you know when it’s back!  Watch for updates over the next few weeks.  Also, just a reminder that when the schools are closed due to bad weather, we will also be closed.

Our next book club book is My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier:

“Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa.  But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath – clinically, threateningly, dangerously.  Recently, Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things.  Che is the only one who knows; he’s the only one his sister trusts.  Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and very good at hiding what she is and the manipulation she is capable of.

“Their parents, whose business takes the family from place to place, brush off the warning signs as Rosa’s ‘acting out.’  Now that they have moved again – from Bangkok to New York City – their new hometown provides far too many opportunities for Rosa to play her increasingly complex and disturbing games.  Che’s always been Rosa’s rock, protecting her from the world.  Now, the world might need protection from her.” (From the publisher.)

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Sign up for Lawyer in the Library on Monday, January 14th!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. 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 provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on January 14th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a reminder, we will be closed Monday and Tuesday next week for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.  Enjoy your holidays!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, December 31st  - Closed for New Year’s Eve
  • Tuesday, January 1st – Closed for New Year’s Day
  • Friday, January 4th @ 3:15 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: December 20, 2018

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We are very excited to introduce you to our newest Kid Reader of the Month, Sam Kastning!  Sam is 11 years old, and in 6th grade.  As a baby, his favorite book was Where, Oh Where is Huggle Buggle Bear? by Katherine Sully, but now as a middle schooler, he really enjoys the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.  He has read the series 3 times!  Despite being such a great reader, Sam admits that his least favorite subject in school is writing.  He prefers math, and finds that he’s very good at it.  When he’s not in school or reading, Sam likes to play the popular video game, Fortnite.  When he grows up, he hopes to become a NASA scientist.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Black Creek Business Association, we will be adding hot cocoa and coloring activities to our button making day next Wednesday, December 26th.  Join in on the fun beginning at 1 pm.

Also next Wednesday, December 26th, is the next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners at 1 pm.

Copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are still available for check out at the circulation desk if you’re interested in joining us!  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

Last chance to win one of the three wonderful raffle baskets filled with all kinds of goodies donated by the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library and a generous member of our community.  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

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 January 14th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a reminder, we will be closed Monday and Tuesday next week.  Enjoy your holidays!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, December 24th  - Closed for Christmas Eve
  • Tuesday, December 25th – Closed for Christmas Day
  • Wednesday, December 26th @ 1 pm – Button Making, Coloring, & Hot Cocoa
  • Wednesday, December 26th @ 1 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners Book Club Meeting
  • Thursday, December 27th @ 1 pm – Magician
  • Friday, December 28th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 28th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 28th @1 pm – Create Your Own Tote Bag
  • Friday, December 28th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Game 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: December 13, 2018

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Less than two weeks until Winter Break, and we have some fun and exciting activities planned for you.  We will be closed Monday, December 24th, and Tuesday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but we’ll back Wednesday, December 26th with Button Making at 1:00 pm (no sign-up necessary.)  Thursday, December 27th at 1:00 pm, we have a real magician coming to teach magic tricks!  Sign-up is required for this one, and we only have a handful of spots left.  Stop in, call (920-984-3094,) email (bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org,) or message us on Facebook to reserve your spot!  On Friday, December 28th at 1:00 pm, we are decorating tote bags.  This activity also requires sign-up so that we can make sure we have enough materials for everyone. 

Also on Wednesday, December 26th is the next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners at 1 pm.

Copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are still available for check out at the circulation desk if you’re interested in joining us!  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

For all of you news lovers out there, there are two new resources available from BadgerLink and free to all Wisconsin residents.  U.S. Newsstream (https://search.proquest.com/usnews/index) allows users to search the most recent premium U.S.news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites.  It also offers access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers.  Newspapers.com Library Edition – World Collection (https://newscomwc.newspapers.com/#) is an historical newspaper archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers.  This site also works hand in hand with Ancestry.com and allows you clip and save articles and information to your Ancestry.com Tree.  You can also download and print articles for scrapbooks or for personal use. 

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 January 14th, 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:

  • Thursday, December 20th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, December 21st @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 21st @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 21st @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Craft 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: December 6, 2018

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We’re having a hard time believing it’s December already!  Twiga has left for her yearly vacation to the North Pole, and in her place is Cookie MacNobbins – the library’s very own Elf on the Shelf!  He will be hiding all over the library keeping an eye on things.  If you find him, remember not to touch him, but you can tell a librarian where he is for a prize.

Our Dust Bunnies have become such a hit that we’ve decided to keep them around!  This month, they’re hiding in new spots.  Answer their Christmas-themed questions for a prize!  You can also get prizes by answering our table topic: “What made you smile today?” or by doing our Santa and his Treats hallway project.

Also new in December – we’ve started a community puzzle on the coffee table by the furniture in the center of the library.  Feel free to work on it while you’re here.

Did you know that December 10th is Melvil Dewey’s birthday?  He created the system we use today to classify and organize the items in our library.  He also founded the Library Bureau, the American Library Institute, and co-founded the American Library Association (ALA.)  The library world would be much different today without his contributions.

We are once again collecting winter wear for Community 2000 – boots, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, long underwear, warm socks, snowsuits, snow pants, facemasks, etc.  They will be distributed to those in need within our community in mid-December.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be Wednesday, December 26th at 1 pm.

Copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are available for check out at the circulation desk.  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

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 December 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, December 10th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Friday, December 14th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 14th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 14th @ 3:15 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

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