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Foreword: March 26, 2018

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It’s that time again!  The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library are hosting their annual Booked for Dinner event on Saturday, April 21. Gather in the library at 6 pm for a meet and greet before heading over to the community room to enjoy a delicious French themed meal of salade du jardin (garden salad) with vinaigrette, côtelettes de porc Normandie (Normandy pork chops), carottes glacées (glazed carrots), and gratin dauphinois (similar to potatoes au gratin). After dinner, head back over to the library to enjoy tea or coffee, along with almond gateau Breton and fondue au chocolat for dessert, while discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Throughout the evening, there will also be drawings for raffle baskets, as well as door prizes.  Space is limited, so please RSVP before April 12 and reserve your seat with a $20 donation.  Cash or check made out to FBCVL will be accepted at the library.

If you’d like to read All the Light We Cannot See, we have several copies available for checkout at the circulation desk.  To learn more about this 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner, go here: http://www.pulitzer.org/winners/anthony-doerr.

Just a note that we will be open on Good Friday, and also the Monday after Easter, however, we will be closed Saturday, March 31 in observance of Easter.  All items returned over the weekend will be backdated to our last open date.

There are only about 3 weeks left of tax season.  If you still need tax forms, here is how to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 29th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 30th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 30th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 30th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

 

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. Closed

Foreword: March 19, 2018

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It’s spring (well, tomorrow, but close enough,) and the American Library Association (ALA) has released their annual list of honor-worthy books and media for children and teens.  To see the lists, go here (http://infosoup.info/kids/awards-home) and here (http://infosoup.info/teens/awards-home.)  They also have an ALA Recommended Print/Media List with even more amazing titles.  For that list, go here (http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/browse/rlist?showfilter=no.)

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular as more and more retailers are making it an option.  Many grocery stores even offer online shopping now, with pick up and often even delivery options.  But did you know that you can donate money to your favorite charity (hint hint - the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library,) simply by shopping online? Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to the charity of your choice through their program AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com.)  If you’ve never done this before, it’s a great time to start – now through March 31, AmazonSmile will triple your donation to 1.5% for your first purchase.

It’s tax season again, but because of budget cuts, the IRS will no longer send us federal tax forms.  Fortunately, there are still a number of ways to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 22nd @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 23rd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 23rd @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 23rd @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

 

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: March 12, 2018

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Congratulations to our February Kid Reader of the Month, Remy Sumner!  Remy is six years old and in kindergarten.  She loves to read, especially with her dad, and her favorite book is "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.  When she grows up, she wants to be a dentist, but for now, she enjoys arts and crafts, and playing soccer. 

To nominate someone for Kid Reader of the Month, you can access the form on our website: http://www.blackcreeklibrary.org/kid-reader-month, through our Facebook page (here’s the direct link that will take you to the online form:) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZHQZQM, or fill out a paper nomination form at the library.  All winners will have their picture in the paper, along with a short interview.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s St. Patrick’s Day basket is here and full of all things green.  Some of the many treasures in this basket include Lucky Charms, homemade canned pickles, a TY Beanie Baby bear, Junior Mints, hot cocoa, tea, a chocolate bar, marshmallow chicks, a kitchen towel, seasonal home décor, snacks, necklaces, playing cards, a fidget spinner, a hair pin, and more!  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.   

It’s tax season again, but because of budget cuts, the IRS will no longer send us federal tax forms.  Fortunately, there are still a number of ways to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 15th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Thursday, March 15th @ 6:30 PM – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, March 16th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 16th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 16th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: March 5, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for School’s Out Friday - Mouse Paint last week.  We always enjoy doing crafty things with our patrons, and this was an especially fun one.

Congratulations to Kay Otto, winner of our Valentine’s Day basket!  Keep an eye out for the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s St. Patrick’s Day basket, coming soon.  We can’t wait to see what they come up with this time.  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  

We’re in March now, which means all kinds of fun things, including spring, which according to Google, starts on Tuesday, March 20, at 11:15 am.  It also means new displays.  This month, we’re celebrating the 70s with a great selection of books, movies, TV shows, and CDs from the 70s.  We’re also displaying biographies this month, because it’s so much fun to read about other people’s lives.

Our table topic this month is leprechaun themed.  If a leprechaun gave you three wishes, what would they be?  Normally, we wouldn’t encourage you to share your wishes because then they won’t come true, but this time it’s okay and you’ll get a prize.  You can also draw a picture of what you would see on a magic carpet ride for our hallway project (we’ll give you a prize for this one, too!)

Have you read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr?  Whether you’ve read it before and loved it so much you want to read it again, or haven’t read it but want to, we will have several copies of the book available for checkout at the circulation desk for our upcoming Booked for Dinner Event, organized by the wonderful Friends of the Black Creek Village Library.  We can’t tell you too much about the event yet, but mark your calendars for the weekend of April 21 if you like book discussion, French food, and raffles.

It’s tax season again, but because of budget cuts, the IRS will no longer send us federal tax forms.  Fortunately, there are still a number of ways to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 8th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 9th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 9th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 9th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: February 26, 2018

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Do you remember the classic children's book, Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stoll Walsh?  This week’s School’s Out Friday will be centered on this book.  From 2-4 pm, we will be hand-stuffing and tie-dying our own mice (with tie-dye paint pens, so it shouldn’t be too messy!)  Please let us know if you plan to be here so we can have enough materials 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, send us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary/, or simply click “Going” on our Facebook event page, and then comment with the names of the people attending.  Easy!

Speaking of fun projects at the Black Creek Village Library, we have a storytime craft project coming up in April that we need cardboard tubes for.  Instead of recycling your old foil or paper towel tubes, please consider donating them to the library for our storytime kids.  Thanks!

The Black Creek Village Library is currently a drop off location for two amazing causes.  The Lutheran churches of Seymour and Cicero are hosting a shoe drive to raise money for their yearly youth gathering.  All sizes of shoes, boots, sandals, sports cleats, etc. are welcome, as long as they’re dry and clean and in good condition.  We’re also collecting hygiene items for homeless families in the area, sponsored by 91.9 and 91.5 The Family.  Items collected will remain in the area they were collected and will help local families.

It’s tax season again, but because of budget cuts, the IRS will no longer send us federal tax forms.  Fortunately, there are still a number of ways to get them:

440 Security Blvd.

Green Bay, WI 54313

(920) 662-5999

Hours: Mon. Closed; Tue. 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wed. Closed; Thu. 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Appleton Public Library

225 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 832-6177

Hours: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 9pm; Fri. 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12pm – 5pm.

  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) between 7am and 7pm Mon. – Fri. to have forms and instructions mailed to you within 7-10 days. 

 

While we cannot answer any tax-related questions, there are several resources available to help:

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (https://www.irs.gov/help/ita) will provide answers to tax law questions, as well as general filing questions.
  • The IRS Frequently Asked Questions page: (https://www.irs.gov/faqs). 
  • Free live chat services are available on many tax preparation websites if you create an account with them.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 1st @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, March 2nd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, March 2nd @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, March 2nd @ 2:00 PM – School’s Out Friday – DIY “Mouse Paint” Tie-Dye Stuffed Mice Workshop!

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

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