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Foreword: November 29, 2018

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Remember back in April when we talked about the first annual Wisconsin Author Project?  Out of 116 submissions, a winner has been chosen: On the Road to Death’s Door by M.J. Williams.  The runner up is Depravity by M.J. Haag.  Both are available to read for free in the Indie Wisconsin collection in BiblioBoard Library (https://library.biblioboard.com/anthology/6190feb5-0f31-4f88-b620-934b9ea0d35c).  The Wisconsin Author Project is made possible by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The 2019 contest will begin April 1st, 2019.

A lot of people don’t realize all of the cool stuff a library card gives them access to.  You might have been aware that you can listen to audiobooks and read ebooks for free online with your library card, but did you know that you also have access to over 135 full-color digital magazines?  You can access them here: http://infosoup.rbdigital.com/#/search/emagazine?page-index=0&page-size=60.  RB Digital also offers ArtistWorks, which provides free video art and music lessons.  You can access those here: http://infosoup.rbdigital.com/#/service-details/education/artist-works.

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 next Wednesday, December 26th at 1 pm.

This month, we’re reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson: 

“Called one of America’s favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972.  Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyone else rediscover its true meaning.

“The Herdmans – Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys – are horrible.  They do awful things like lie and steal and smoke cigars.  They threaten to stuff pussy willows down their enemies’ ears and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old toolhouse.  They are the worst thing that ever happened to their school, and it’s hardly surprising when they extend their reign of terror to the church and take over the annual Christmas pageant.

“The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and their interpretation of the events, which includes beating up Herod and finding some decent gifts for the Wise Men to bring, promises disaster and has the whole town up in arms.  But the Herdmans are no ordinary kids, and this year’s Christmas pageant is full of surprises for everyone, especially the Herdmans themselves.” – from the publisher.

We have several copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the circulation desk available for check out.  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:

  • Friday, December 7th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 7th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 7th @ 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: November 22, 2018

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Love to write?  The Black Creek Village Library is in the beginning stages of starting a writing group for current and aspiring writers.  We’d love to know who is interested, and we’re also looking for someone who would be willing to moderate the group until it gets established (and maybe even after!)  Call (920) 984-3094, email bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, send us a Facebook message, or talk to one of us in person if you’re interested in growing as a writer and/or sharing your expertise with others.

Our November raffle basket is finally here!  This lovely basket has everything needed for your fall gatherings.  Decorative paper plates and napkins, ceramic table decorations, and a beaded garland in harvest colors will make your table look festive.  Many other fun treats can be found in this basket, such as hand-crocheted kitchen towels, hot cocoa, candy, and much more.  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  Thank you for supporting the library!

These days, there are scams everywhere, and unfortunately, the two groups that get targeted the most often are seniors and veterans.  These scams often play on emotions, fears and concern for loved ones.  They also take advantage of a veteran’s trust for other members of the military.  Here are some ways to stay safe from these scams:

  • Most scams come by phone and use fake caller ID information.  Hang up on unwanted or threatening calls!
  • Never wire money to someone you don’t know.
  • Ignore requests to pay by gift cards or prepaid cards.
  • Never click a link in an unsolicited email or text message.
  • Never give out personal information in an unsolicited phone call.

For more information, stop in at the library, or get a free copy of the Wisconsin Senior Guide at datcp.wi.gov or by calling 1-800-422-7128.  Report fraud at AARP.org/fraudwatchnetwork or by calling 1-877-908-3360.

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.

It’s time again to choose the Black Creek Citizen of the Year!  The Black Creek Village Library is once again a drop-off location for nominations.  Be sure to vote before November 30th!  Citizen of the Year is sponsored by the Black Creek Advancement Association.

Thanks to all of you who brought in your plastic, we now have our brand new bench from Trex!  We will still be collecting plastic through the end of November.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be next Wednesday, November 28th at 1 pm.

This month’s book is Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich, and we have several copies at the circulation desk available for check out.  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:

  • Wednesday, November 28th @ 1 pm – BCL Page Turners
  • Friday, November 30th – Deadline for Citizen of the Year Nominations
  • Friday, November 30th – Deadline for plastic collection
  • Friday, November 30th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 30th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 30th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Librarian’s Choice!

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: November 15, 2018

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Have you had a chance to stop in and check out our new seasonal and holiday displays?  From Hallmark movies to holiday cooking, crafts, music, football, and deer hunting, we have something for everyone. 

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week already!  We will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 21st, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 22nd so that our staff can enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.

We already have lots of fun things planned for the week of Christmas.  You’ll have to stay tuned for all of the details, but if you’ve ever wanted to learn magic from a real magician, you’re in luck!  On Thursday, December 27th, we’re having a Magic Workshop at 1 pm for everyone aged 7 and up.  Space is limited, so you’ll have to sign up to reserve your spot.  You can do that in person at the library, by calling us at (920) 984-3094, or by emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org.

It’s time again to choose the Black Creek Citizen of the Year!  The Black Creek Village Library is once again a drop-off location for nominations.  Be sure to vote before November 30th!  Citizen of the Year is sponsored by the Black Creek Advancement Association.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be next Wednesday, November 28th at 1 pm.

This month’s book is Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich, and we have several copies at the circulation desk available for check out.  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:

  • Wednesday, November 21stClosing at 5 pm
  • Thursday, November 22ndClosed for Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 23rd @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 23rd @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 23rd @ 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: November 8, 2018

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Happy Veterans’ Day to all of you brave men and women out there who have worked so hard to protect our country and freedom.  We appreciate you more than we can say!  If you want just a little taste of what these men and women have gone through, we have a whole section of books about military history, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the war in Iraq, World War II, and much more.  Ask one of our friendly librarians, or head over to the 940s and start browsing!

Have you ever thought about writing an entire novel in a month?  It sounds impossible, but thousands of authors every November commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days.  That’s about 1,667 words a day, or approximately 7 pages.  The challenge is called called NaNoWriMo, (which, of course, stands for National Novel Writing Month.)  Sign up here: https://nanowrimo.org/sign_up, and remember, at the end of the month, when your novel is finished, you can use our Self Publishing Toolbox to get your work in the hands of readers!  Find the toolbox here: http://www.infosoup.info/self-pub.

Check out our new seasonal fall display!  We’re taking down the spooky and replacing it with deer hunting, the Green Bay Packers, and Thanksgiving, as well as some delicious fall cooking and baking books.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be next Wednesday, November 28th at 1 pm.

This month’s book is Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich, and we have several copies at the circulation desk available for check out.  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 November 12th or 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, November 12th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thursday, November 15th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, November 16th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 16th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 16th @ 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: November 2018

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Thank you to everyone who has been donating all of their plastic!  We now have more than enough for a bench, and we’re still collecting through the end of November.

Thank you also to everyone who was involved in the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Annual Book & Bake Sale.  Whether you shopped, donated, volunteered, or baked, we appreciate you!  Because of you, the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library were able to raise $676.62 for the library!  That’s a lot of books!  For those of you who missed it but would still like to help support the library, you can still donate by clicking the DONATE button on our website.  Here is the direct link to the donation page: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=n4SZHFZlIs5iWCmiybJOFN_7FINniAI2NKp-OwGigO-qa12yygluw_XOihaykI5DjM0P4G&country.x=US&locale.x=US.  You can also help the library by ordering through https://smile.amazon.com/, and selecting Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Inc. as your charity to support.  We are also now accepting gently used books, movies, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks for 2019.

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?  There are dozens of reasons why picture books are awesome (and important,) but don’t take our word for it – find out for yourself!  Here is the official Picture Book Month website: http://picturebookmonth.com/ with everything you’ll ever want to know about picture books.  You never know – you might end up like us and start checking out stacks of them a week.

Our book displays are changing in November.  We will now be featuring holiday themed books for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Our hallway project is really fun this month.  It’s called tessellation, and it’s a series of shapes and patterns that fit together perfectly!  Tell us something that made you smile today for our table topic.  Both activities will get you a prize!  Due to the popularity of the Dust Bunnies, we are sticking with them for another month, but with new questions and new hiding places.  See if you can find them all and answer all of the questions for another prize.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be next Wednesday, November 28th at 1 pm.

This month’s book is Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich:

“When Megan Murphy discovers a floppy-eared rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt, she means to give its careless owner a piece of her mind, but Dr. Patrick Hunter is too attractive to stay mad at for long.  As for Patrick, he wants nothing more than to play house with Maggie – and make Thanksgiving dinner for their families.  But Megan has wept over one failed love, and she’s afraid to risk her heart again.  Can the good doctor help heal her heart?”

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 November 12th, 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:

  • Friday, November 9th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 9th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 9th @ 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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