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Foreword: March 7, 2019

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It’s March!!  Does this mean that all of the snow and cold will finally start to go away?  We hope so, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding this winter during our many closures due to terrible roads and weather conditions.  Hang in there - spring is just weeks away!

Our table topic this month is: What is your favorite thing about spring?

Share your answer with us for a prize.  You will also receive a prize for working on our hallway project.  This month, it’s a create-a-fruit challenge.  We can’t wait to see all of your creative ideas!

We have some fantastic adult programs lined up for this spring.  Save the date for Wednesday evening, April 10th if you’re interested in learning more about DIY Homemade Cleaners hosted by our very own Lori Amerson!  Stay tuned for more information.  On Thursday evening, May 9th we’ll be hosting a Neighborworks Budgeting seminar.  Watch for more information on both of these great programs, as well as a few others coming up later this year.

Check out the new St. Patrick’s Day themed raffle basket sponsored by the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library.  This lovely green-filled basket contains so many fun and delicious goodies, including a green travel cup, a mug & hot cocoa, a Green Bay Packer scarf, a pair of wine glasses, 2 St. Paddy’s Day scarves, shamrock towels, treats, stickers, toys, and much more!  As always tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

Don’t forget, this is the last week to drop off donations for the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive.  These donations will help those in need in the communities where they are donated.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, March 27th at 1 pm.  This month, we’re reading the classic, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, about a turn-of-the-century scientist who builds a time machine that takes him on a perilous journey into the far distant future.  Copies of The Time Machine are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  If you’re unable to join us in person for the discussion, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  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 March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax time is here.  We are not able to get tax forms at the library this year, but here are some ways you can get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.  All items returned in the bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To place holds or new items, go to www.infosoup.org.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Mar. 11th @ 5:00 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Fri. Mar. 15th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 15th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 15th @ 3:30 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: February 28, 2019

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Last week, we talked a little about the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive.  To date, nearly 3 million dollars of products have been donated through this event to help those less fortunate right here in Wisconsin.  Food Share (formerly Food Stamps,) can only be used to buy food, but many people are also in need of other basic necessities like soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. that a lot of us take for granted.  Some of the most needed items include:

  • Cleaning supplies: laundry and dish soap, trash bags
  • Feminine care items
  • Baby care: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment
  • Hair care: Shampoo and conditioner
  • Dental care: Soft toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Miscellaneous: Bar/soft soap, shower gel, deodorant, disposable razors, lotion, lip balm, face wash
  • Paper goods: paper towel, bathroom and facial tissue
  • First aid: Band-Aids, antacids, anti-diarrheal meds, antibiotic ointments, sunscreen

These donations will help those in need in the communities where they are donated.  If you’re interested in donating, please drop off any donations at the Black Creek Village Library before March 10th.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, March 27th at 1 pm.  This month, we’re reading the classic, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, about a turn-of-the-century scientist who builds a time machine that takes him on a perilous journey into the far distant future.  Copies of The Time Machine are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  If you’re unable to join us in person for the discussion, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  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 March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax time is here.  We are not able to get tax forms at the library this year, but here are some ways you can get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.  All items returned in the bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To place holds or new items, go to www.infosoup.org.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Mar. 8th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 8th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 8th @ 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: February 21st, 2019

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We are so excited to welcome Miss Krista back!  Thank you to everyone who sent cards and well wishes while she was recovering.  We are thrilled to have her back at the library and feeling better.

The return of Miss Krista also means the return of StoryTime!  Here are a few great things about StoryTime that everyone should know:

  • It’s a great way for young children (and parents) to socialize.
  • It helps children to develop pre-reading and language skills, such as answering simple questions about a story, retelling a story in their own words, understanding print concepts such as holding a book correctly and understanding that the words on the page represent spoken words, letter recognition, rhyming, syllables, letter sounds, and much more.
  • Develops reading comprehension.
  • Builds listening skills and attention span.
  • StoryTime is a great way for children to practice using their imagination.
  • It helps boost emotional intelligence.
  • It makes learning fun and creates an enthusiasm for reading.
  • It’s free!

StoryTime is for every child from birth to school age.  Join us Fridays at 10:15 am for Baby/Toddler StoryTime, and at 10:30 for Preschool StoryTime.  No sign-up or commitment is ever required.

We’re teaming up with Community 2000 again this year to do another “Help for the Homeless” Hygiene Drive, sponsored by 91.9 and 91.5 The Family.  It will run from February 17th – March 10th, and will be used to help local families in our community.  Please drop off any personal care and cleaning items at the library for those less fortunate.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, February 27th at 1 pm.  Copies of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  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.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  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 March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax time is just around the corner.  We’re unsure how the government shutdown will affect the distribution of tax forms locally, but here are some ways you can still get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

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

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wed. Feb. 27th @ 1 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners discuss Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Fri. Mar. 1st @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 1st @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 1st @ 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: February 14, 2019

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At this week’s Flash Friday Craft Day, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in a big way by making color-your-own mini Valentine Magic Cubes, which are like Rubik’s Cubes, but way more fun.  We’re also decorating shoelaces.  Think of all the ways life would be more fun with shoelaces you’ve designed yourself!

This month’s table topic is: What is your favorite animal and why?  Fill out a table topic sheet for a prize!

Just a reminder, Milk Moola is going away at the end of February, so be sure to bring in any bag tops or bottle caps you’ve been saving.  Thank you to everyone who has participated in this throughout the years.

If you’re looking for temporary employment, consider applying to work for the 2020 Census!  Census jobs provide great (weekly) pay, flexible hours, and paid training.  Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.  For questions or help applying, call 1-855-JOB-2020.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, February 27th at 1 pm.  Copies of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  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.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  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 March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax time is just around the corner.  We’re unsure how the government shutdown will affect the distribution of tax forms locally, but here are some ways you can still get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

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

Next Week at the Library:

  • Thurs. Feb. 21st @ 6:30 pm: Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Fri. Feb. 22th @ 3:30 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: January 31, 2019

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We’ve talked about our amazing Friends of the Black Creek Village Library group many times throughout the years, but let’s take a moment to recognize and thank them for all they’ve managed to accomplish in 2018 alone! Here are some of the highlights:

* Purchased nature kits for kids’ programming

* DVD & book replacements

* 2 magazine subscriptions

* Easel, flannel board with pieces, and chart paper for storytime

* Amazon Prime membership for the library

* $200 in board game replacements

* Advertiser Community News subscription for the library

* Cricut machine and supplies

* $300 in Usborne books

* 12 + Book of the Month picks

* $175 for a DIY program in December

* Diary of a Minecraft Zombie book series

* Nichols Centennial books

* Ad in the ACN Resource Guide

* Sponsored the Books for Babies program

* Provided supplies for the disc repair machine

* Fixed the locks on the front book drop

This organization would not be possible without the time, effort, and dedication of their members, for volunteering, donating, and contributing however they are able. If you are interested in joining this group of wonderful people and becoming a Friend of the Library, or volunteering with the Friends, you can learn more by going to their website: http://blackcreeklibrary.org/support-library/friends-library?fbclid=IwAR... or by liking their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Black-Creek-Library-Black-Creek-....

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, February 27th at 1 pm. In February, we’re going retro with Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote:

“The story of Holly Golightly, a hill-billy turned Manhattan playgirl, and the eclectic circle of friends who surround her. The unnamed narrator of the story is a young writer from a small town, out on his own for the first time. He lives in a New York brownstone and dreams of literary success.

“In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.” – (from the publisher.)

Copies of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

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.

Have you checked out our Large Print section lately? We have a huge selection of adult fiction and non-fiction books, and it’s growing steadily - we’ve added over 30 new titles in the last two months, including the latest work by Janet Evanovich, Lorraine Snelling, Fern Michaels, Clive Cussler, Tammy Hoag, Amy Clipston, Robyn Carr, and many more. Large print is for everyone!

Having legal trouble? Sign up for Lawyer in the Library! 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 March 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org.

Tax time is just around the corner. We’re unsure how the government shutdown will affect the distribution of tax forms locally, but here are some ways you can still get them:

* Printable versions are available online at: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

* The IRS Office

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

* Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

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

Next Week at the Library:

* Fri. Feb. 8th @ 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

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