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Foreword: July 3, 2017

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Happy Fourth of July! We are closed on Tuesday for the Fourth of July. We are open today (July 3rd,) during our normal business hours, and will be open our normal business hours starting again on Wednesday July 5th.

We had a blast at the Mad Science show last Wednesday! Thank you, Mad Science, for giving us an excellent show! Everyone had a wonderful time! Plus, we learned some fantastic acts of science!

We have many great events planned this week. On Wednesday, July 5th, everyone is invited to join us for Smokey the Bear’s birthday. We will do crafts and will even be decorating our own cookies to celebrate (and eat)! Thursday, we will learn how to twist balloons into animals and objects with a real balloon artist! On Saturday, we are hosting the children's book author, Elise Moser. She will introduce her book “What Milly Did,” and we will learn about the importance of recycling. To see the times of each of these great programs, check out our programming schedule below.

Don’t forget to pick up your July game boards! If you have not turned in your June ones, please get them in to us as soon as possible so you can be included in the grand prize drawings.

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Wednesday, July 5. Smokey’s Birthday 1:00PM – 2:30PM.
Wednesday, July 5. Marshmallow Catapult for Teens 2:45PM – 4:00PM.
Thursday, July 6. Learn Balloon Twisting 1:00PM – 2:00PM.
Friday, July 7. Baby Toddler Storytime 10:15AM – 10:30AM.
Friday, July 7. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM – 11:00AM.
Saturday, July 8. Meet Author Elise Moser 10:30AM.

Library Hours:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed for Fourth of July
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed
 

Foreword: June 26, 2017

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As June comes to a close, it is time to make sure you bring in your June game boards and pick up July’s. We are having a fantastic time talking to everyone about reading; as well as seeing the filled game boards and book reviews! Black Creek is filled with wonderful readers!

We had a blast at our Free Build Friday last week! There were so many great creations! Check out our Facebook page to see some of the creations we caught on camera! If you missed this month’s Free Build Friday, we are doing it again July 28th from 2:30PM to 4:30.

Tonka is here Monday from 1:00PM till 2:30PM for our Paws to Read activity! Come in and sign up for a time slot! You can even stop by on Monday while he is here to see if a spot is still available.

This Wednesday we have two great events happening! First at 1:00 PM, we are watching the Lego Batman movie and building our own trail mix. Then, at 6:00PM, the Mad Science Show is coming to perform at our library! They do such fantastic acts of science that everyone is bound to be amazed! Come to the show and you might just become part of it!

This summer, if you decide you want to clear out some of your books, CDs, VHS tapes or DVDs, you can donate them to the library. We are always very grateful for donated materials to use in our library or to give to the Friends of the Library group for their book sale. The book sale helps fund projects that the Friends of the Library do for our library each year.  

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Monday, June 26. Paws to Read with our Reading Dog 1:00PM – 2:30PM.
Wednesday, June 28. Lego Batman Movie & Build Your Own Trail Mix 1:00PM – 3:00PM.
Wednesday, June 28. Mad Science Show 6:00PM – 7:00PM.
Friday, June 30. Baby Toddler Storytime 10:15AM – 10:30AM.
Friday, June 30. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM – 11:00AM.

Library Hours:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed
 

Foreword: June 19, 2017

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We had a fantastic time with Jack & Kitty last week! It was a great way to kick off our Summer Reading Program!  We want to thank Jack & Kitty for giving such a great show! Everyone loved it!

If you have not done so yet, stop by and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. This year, the kids will keep track of minutes read, and the teens/adults have to complete bingo boards to earn tickets for one of (6) $50 gift certificates.

This Wednesday, we are challenging kids to make the longest paper chain they can with just 2 pieces of construction paper and 12 inches of tape! Then later, during the teen hour, we are playing the hit party game, Werewolf. You can see the times below. Please note, children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to participate in the teen hour game.

This week, our reading dog, Tonka, will be starting his Monday visits to the library from 1:00PM till 2:30! Come in and sign up for a time slot!

The Thursday night knitting group will be taking a break this summer and will start back up after Labor Day. We will see you in the fall!

If you are looking at clearing out some of your books and would like to donate them to a great cause, you can donate them to our library. Our Friends of the Black Creek Village Library group is considering having a book sale this fall. Money raised from the book sale helps fund some of the great projects that the Friends of the Library do each year.

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Monday, June 19. Paws to Read with the Reading Dog 1:00PM – 2:30PM.
Wednesday, June 21. Paper Chain Challenge 1:00PM – 2:15PM.
Wednesday, June 21. Werewolf! (12 and up only) 2:30PM – 4:00PM.
Friday, June 23. Baby Toddler Storytime 10:15AM.
Friday, June 23. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM.
Friday, June 23. Free Build Friday 2:30PM – 4:30PM.

Library Hours:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed
 

Foreword: June 12, 2017

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This is the week! Our Summer Reading Program starts today! Stop by the Black Creek Library to sign up for our great reading program. This year, we have a program for kids and one for teens/adults! You will complete game boards for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! We are giving away six $50 gift certificates this summer - three for the kids' program and three for the teen/adult program.

We are very excited for Tuesday, June 13th, because the musical duo, Jack & Kitty, will be performing at 1:00PM! The Emmy Award winning husband and wife duo love to perform for all ages and have been featured at many events. They are even producing their own program for PBS Kids!  Black Creek Village Library is excited to be among their first Wisconsin tour stops!

We also have many great events happening every Wednesday this summer. You do not need to be signed up for the Summer Reading Program to participate. This week during our program for all ages we are making pin back buttons, and our program for teens will feature a fun Lego game where teams will reconstruct a hidden sculpture without making any sound! See our program schedule below for times.  

Next week, our reading dog, Tonka will be starting his Monday visits to the library from 1:00PM till 2:30! Come in and sign up for a time slot!

Our Friends of the Black Creek Village Library group is looking at the possibility of having a book sale this fall. If you are looking to clean out your old books this summer, please consider donating them to our library.

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Monday, June 12. Summer Reading Program Begins
Tuesday, June 13. Jack & Kitty Music Show 1:00PM.
Wednesday, June 14. Button Making 1:00PM – 2:30PM.
Wednesday, June 14. Teen Lego Game 2:45PM – 4:00PM.
Thursday, June 15. Knitting 6:00PM.
Friday, June 16. Baby Toddler Storytime 10:15AM.
Friday, June 16. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM.

Library Hours:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed
 

Foreword: June 5, 2017

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The Black Creek Village Library is closed Monday, June 5 for a staff work day. We will be doing some spring cleaning and since we are just one week away from the start of our Summer Reading Program, we will also be making sure everything is ready!

Our Summer Reading Program starts on June 12th this year, and boy do we have a great program planned! This year, we have two reading competitions in the program - one for kids and one for teens/adults. Kids, you will be keeping track of the minutes you read and your tasks completed on your game board. Teens/adults, you will be filling in your bingo board based on your reading and tasks completed.

Along with the reading portion of the program, we have many great activities planned each week, and no, you do not need to be signed up for the Summer Reading Program to take part. From crafting and building to games and movies, we have something for everyone! Our summer schedule is available for pickup or you can see all our activities on our website and Facebook page.

Our summer kicks off with a bang on Tuesday, June 13th, with the musical group, Jack & Kitty, at 1:00PM! The Emmy Award winning duo specializes in organic vaudeville folk and is fun for all ages. The husband and wife team has been described as “Leon Redbone meets Alicia Keys or Tom Waits meets Beyoncé."  Jack and Kitty have performed in nineteen countries, toured for the US Pentagon, sang at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and were called “one of the most entertaining acoustic groups in the Midwest” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Monday, June 5. Closed for Staff Work Day.
Thursday, June 8. Knitting 6:00PM.
Friday, June 9. Baby Toddler Storytime 10:15AM.
Friday, June 9. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM.

Library Hours:

Monday: Closed for Staff Work Day
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed
 

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