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Foreword: August 2, 2018

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Did you know that bees pollinate approximately 80% of all flowering plants on the earth, including 70 of the top 100 sources of food?  Without bees to help keep plants and crops alive, our ecosystem would suffer greatly.  If you’re interested in saving the bees, join us Thursday, August 9th at 5:00 pm as we learn all about beekeeping from local beekeeper, Dawn Martin.

Today (August 2,) at 10:30 am, we have our Art Smorgasbord event.  Come in and dabble with an array of art medium: craft rolls, glue pictures, painting with ink or watercolor, creating a 3D bug or other creature using textured paper, graph paper art, or craft sticks.

Next Wednesday, August 8, is our third DIY Day at 2:00 pm, and we’re making dreamcatchers and jewelry.  While aimed at tweens, we will also be pulling out our perler beads for anyone younger who would like to join the fun.

Friday, August 10th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, is our Cars Drive-In Night.  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 as well for our mini "car wash!"  You can bring your own box, or use one from our supply.

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:

  • Wednesday, August 8th @ 2:00 PM – DIY Day: Dreamcatchers and Jewelry
  • Thursday, August 9th @ 5:00 PM – Beekeeping (Adult Program)
  • Friday, August 10th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 10th @ 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

 

Foreword: July 26, 2018

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Did you know that the Black Creek Village Library has a great selection of games available for our patrons to play here at the library?  With help from the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library, we have refreshed our game collection and now have more than 35 family-friendly choices.  What better way to spend an afternoon with friends, an evening with your family, or even a free date night? A complete list of titles can be found at the circulation desk.

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.

The Black Creek Village Library is taking the plastic bag challenge!  We are trying to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags by December to receive a free bench from Trex for the library.  We have bins at the library and at village hall to collect the bags and other plastic material.  Qualifying bags and recyclable plastics include:

  • LDPE/HDPE Films
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Bread bags
  • Product wrap
  • Cereal liners
  • Food storage bags
  • Ice bags
  • Pellet bags
  • Produce bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Packaging air pillows
  • Salt bags

Next Monday, July 30th, join us for Coding and Pre-Coding from 1-3 pm.  We’ll be learning with various screen-free activities such as making a bracelet, coding your name, Legos, games, and other activities that will help develop computer skills.  If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so in person at the library, by calling us at (920) 984-3094, or by emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org.

On Thursday, August 2nd, we’re having our Art Smorgasbord event from 10:30 – 11:30 am.  Dabble with an array of art medium: craft rolls, glue pictures, painting with ink or watercolor, creating a 3D creature using textured paper, graph paper art, and craft sticks.  We hope to see you here!

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, July 30th @ 1:00 pm – Precoding and Coding
  • Thursday, August 2nd @ 10:30 am – Art Smorgasbord
  • Friday, August 3rd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 3rd @ 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: July 19, 2018

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You know those flimsy plastic bags you get anytime you go to the store?  If you’re like most people, you save all of those bags in an even larger bag with the intention of reusing them, but the bag just gets more full and pretty soon they’re taking up your whole cupboard.  Fortunately, we’ve found a way to put those bags to good use by taking the plastic bag challenge!  We are trying to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags by December to receive a free bench from Trex for the library.  We have bins at the library and at the village hall to collect the bags and other plastic material.  Qualifying bags and recyclable plastics include:

  • LDPE/HDPE Films
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Bread bags
  • Product wrap
  • Cereal liners
  • Food storage bags
  • Ice bags
  • Pellet bags
  • Produce bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Packaging air pillows
  • Salt bags

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow, July 20th at 2 pm for Candy Science.  If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so in person at the library, by calling us at (920) 984-3094, or by emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org.

Next Monday (July 23,) we’re having our Shark Week Luau Party from 10:30 am until noon!  Join us for this ocean-themed party as we commemorate the awesomeness that is sharks.  Activities, games, and crafts will be available, along with prizes and photo backdrops.  We may even have a certain red-headed mermaid and a Hawaiian heroine drop in for a visit – you don’t want to miss this!

On Wednesday, July 25th, we’re having Science Day with Mr. J at 11 am.  Science educator Mark Janssen will be presenting some amazing feats such as exploding paint cans, a bed of nails, and the crazy “frozen” banana hammer.  All ages welcome!

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 consultations 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, July 23 @ 10:30 am -  Shark Week Luau Party
  • Wednesday, July 25th @ 11 am – Performer: Science Day with Mr. J.
  • Friday, July 27th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, July 27th @ 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: July 11, 2018

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Calling all scientists with a sweet tooth!  Next Friday, July 20th, from 2-4 pm, we will be conducting fun (and edible,) science experiments.  Registration is required, so we can make sure we have enough candy and supplies for everyone.  Here’s how to RSVP: sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or send us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary/.  Easy!

Do you love your library?  Our Friends of the Library group is made up of ordinary people who love their library and want to make a difference in the community.  They support our library by volunteering, fund-raising, and by promoting and attending library programs.  The Friends of the Library meet in the library the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.  To find out more about the Friends, check out their website: http://www.blackcreeklibrary.org/support-library/friends-library, or attend a meeting to learn more.

Don’t forget to join us today at 11 am for our second DIY Day.  Scrapbooks and Sketchbooks is aimed at tweens, with plenty of materials to design and decorate your own inspiring scrapbook, journal, or sketchbook.  Don’t miss this fun event!

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 providing free, confidential consultations 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:

  • Thursday, July 19th at 6 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, July 20th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, July 20th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, July 20th @ 2 pm – Candy Science (Registration Required)

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: July 5, 2018

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This month, our displays feature books from The Great American Read - a new PBS series.  They polled the nation to find the 100 best-loved novels, and now they’re challenging all book lovers to read the 100 books on the list and vote for their favorite.  The list is incredibly diverse, and includes favorites from Anne of Green Gables to Twilight – from Gone with the Wind to Gone Girl.  A winner will be chosen by the end of this 8-part series concluding in October.  Vote online at https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/#, or through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter.  This fall, voting will extend to SMS and toll-free voting.  For more information, check out https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/.  To grab a copy of the complete list of books, visit our circulation desk, and don’t forget to check out one of the classics on display!

Our other July theme is “Where in the World Are You Going?” which features travel books and literature.  Get some ideas for your next vacation or just dream about far-away places.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  That is July’s table topic, and all participants will receive a prize.  For another prize, decorate a doghouse for our hallway project!

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at 3 pm for a showing of Disney’s new movie, A Wrinkle in Time, based on the young adult novel by Madeleine L'Engle.  This movie is rated PG.

Next Tuesday, July 10 at 5 pm, we welcome performer, John Duggleby, to do his “Boogie in the Barnyard” show!  Complete with chicken costume, barnyard humor, and the chicken dance, come ready to laugh, sing, and dance! 

Our second DIY Day, on Thursday, July 12, is aimed at tweens, with plenty of materials to design and decorate your own inspiring scrapbook, journal, or sketchbook.  Join us from 11 am to 1 pm to join in the fun!

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 providing free, confidential consultations the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on July 9th, 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, July 9th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library with Attorney Robert Sweeney.
  • Tuesday, July 10th @ 5 pm – John Duggleby “Boogie in the Barnyard.”
  • Thursday, July 12th from 11 am to 1 pm – DIY Day: Scrapbooks and Sketchbooks
  • Friday, July 13th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, July 13th @ 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

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