Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword: November 7, 2019

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Halloween is over, the leaves are just about history and it has already snowed. Welcome to the Holiday Season! Looking for something to put you in the spirit? Take a glance at our holiday-themed books and movies display near the front desk! Can you smell the hot cocoa yet?

We also have pulled out some coffee-table style books for your perusal. These tend to sometimes get lost in our stacks because of their size and shape! Lots of subjects are represented from artists to war to magazine covers.

The Friends of the Library have a new basket out! Filled with festive tableware and holiday décor, the winner of this basket will also receive some delicious treats and a gift card for Sal’s! Get your tickets at the library, five for a dollar or a quarter each.

This month’s table topic is: what is your favorite smell? We call dibs on “new book smell!” Earn a scented pencil for sharing with us! For the hallway project, participants will caption one of four different fun photos having to do with libraries and reading-winners of the caption contest will have theirs made into a meme and shared on Facebook!

Fact of the Week: Tomorrow, November 8th is “Cook Something Bold” day! Everyone has their own definition of bold when it comes to food, but come down and check out our large selection of cookbooks where you are sure to find something new to try!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Nov 11 - @ - Lawyer in the Library
  • Wed. Nov 13 - @ 4:30pm-WIT4Girls
  • Fri. Nov.18 - @10:15am- Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Nov 18 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

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: October 31, 2019

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We are so excited to introduce you to our reader of the month: Zayda Byers! Zayda is nine years old and in fourth grade; her family includes her mom, dad and brother Issac.

Zayda has two favorite book series: Smile by Raina Telgemeier and The Babysitters Club series. She also recommends the graphic novel Real Friends by Shannon Hale, a great choice! Her favorite book as a child was a “big book” here at the library titled: The Chick and the Duckling.

Zayda likes to express herself through art, her favorite subject in school! She also enjoys coloring and dancing. This well-rounded reader also plays piano and can perform some great duets with her cousin!

When she grows up, Zayda is planning to be a teacher, an artist or an architect-perhaps even a combination of all three! Zayda loves to go to amusement parks with her family and she does not shy away from thrill rides. She is a fervent fan of “the Hulk” and the “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit” at Universal Studios Florida! Thank you Zayda, for being a terrific Reader of the Month!

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat hours for the village of Black Creek will be 4pm-6m this evening! Stop by the library during your travels so that we can see your costume and you can get a treat or sweet! 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Tues. Nov. 5 - @ 6:00pm –Black Creek Village Library Board Meeting
  • Wed. Nov 6 - @ 4:30pm-WIT4Girls
  • Fri. Nov. 8 - @10:15am- Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Nov 8 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

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: October 24, 2019

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There are still a few spaces open for our apple tasting event tomorrow, October 25th! We are partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to learn about and taste the different apple varieties that abound this time of year. We will be starting at 1pm, as school is out! All apples will be locally grown and you can even take a few home with you! You can call the library at 920-984-309 or drop by to sign up.

With the temperatures dropping, please remember that we have a secure drive-up return bin for library materials near our back entrance. We check this bin, and the one next to our front doors, at least twice per day. Also, we always backdate the morning returns to the last day the library was open.

Only one week until Halloween! Trick or Treat hours for the village of Black Creek will be 4pm-6m on Thursday, October 31st. Black Creek Rescue Squad, Rural Fire and the Police Department will be involved in making sure “treating” is safe for all our local kids! Stop by the library during your travels so that we can see your costume and you can get a treat or sweet! 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Nov 1 - @ 10:15am -Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Nov 1 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

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: October 17, 2019

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We are extremely excited about our apple tasting event on Friday, October 25th! We are partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to learn about and taste the different apple varieties that abound this time of year. We will be starting at 1pm, as school is out that day!

This is a family-friendly program, but there is a limited amount of spots so reserve yours today! You can call the library at 920-984-309 or drop by to sign up.

There are only a few more days left for the Friends of the Library’s annual book sale, the final day is this Saturday so make sure you stop by! The proceeds for the sale go to the Friends, who help support the library’s programs and collections.

2020 is an election year and the “electioneering” is already starting! Please be wary of any voter registration forms or absentee ballot requests that come to your mailing address. While these documents look legitimate, they are often from special interest groups and not from village personnel. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Check myvote.wi.gov or ask library staff to  look you up. This website also contains polling place locations, ballot data and other trustworthy voter information. There will be four separate elections next year, the first of which will be the spring primary on Tuesday, February 18th.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Oct 25 - @ 10:15am -Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Oct 25 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Oct 25 – @1pm -Apple Tasting (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: October 9, 2019

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It is almost time for the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s annual book sale! This year, because of a record-setting number of book donations, the sale will be spread out over several days. Opening day will be Friday, October 11th and will run continuously through Saturday, October 9th with operating hours being the same as the library’s. During the book sale, meetings and events normally held in the community center will be in the lower level instead.

All types of books-new and used- will be up for sale as well as media, puzzles and board games. Please consider attending the sale and supporting the Friends! Be sure to thank them for all the support they give the library each year!

Did you the library has a watt meter available for checkout? You can use this device to measure how much electricity an item or appliance you own is using. Even when every day electronics and devices are not being used, the amount of electricity they draw can be surprising. This is a great tool for identifying how to reduce electricity consumption and save money! Our watt meter is user-friendly and comes with directions for set up and use. Ask for it at the circulation desk!

Having legal trouble?  Have a legal quandary or question? Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on October 14th, 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:

 

  • Mon. Oct 14 – Lawyer in the Library
  • Fri. Oct 18 - @ 10:15am -Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Oct 18 - @ 10:30am - Preschool StoryTime

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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