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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm