Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword: January 24, 2019

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We are excited to announce that MyHeritage Library Edition is now available for free to patrons of any InfoSoup library. MyHeritage.com is one of the leading websites to discover, share, and preserve family histories, with millions of users worldwide. The Library Edition provides access to a huge database of more than 9 billion historic records and includes 3 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni. Here are just some of the resources available:

  • Complete index of US Censuses from 1790 to 1940, including document images
  • Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
  • Citizenship & naturalization records
  • Directories, guides, references, biographies, and yearbooks
  • Government, land, and court records
  • Wills and probate records
  • More than a hundred million tombstone photos
  • Hundreds of millions of Nordic records

100 million additional records are added on average every month, including exclusive content not available anywhere else.  MyHeritage Library Edition is available to InfoSoup library users from anywhere, using your library card.  To learn more, go here: https://records.myheritagelibraryedition.com/support

Just a reminder for those of you who painted heart boxes last week for the adult Valentine’s Day craft - don’t forget to stop in sometime tonight (Thursday, January 24th,) before 6 pm to finish up your project. 

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is next Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Tax time is just around the corner.  We’re unsure how the government shutdown will affect the distribution of tax forms locally, but here are some ways you can still get them:

  • Printable versions are available online at: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions
  • The IRS Office (440 Security Blvd. Green Bay, WI  54313  920-662-5999)
  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and instructions mailed to you.

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wed. Jan. 30 @ 1 pm:  Black Creek Library Page Turners Book Club – My Sister Rosa
  • Fri. Feb. 1 @ 3:30 pm: Flash Friday – Lego Fun!

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: January 17, 2019

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Thanks to all of our fantastic patrons, 2018 was a big year for us.  We ended the year with close to 55,000 checkouts, and over 25,000 visits!  We take pride in serving this community and love that we are able to bring a constantly growing collection of materials to the people of Black Creek.  Thank you for being a part of making this library what it is today.

If you haven’t checked out Flash Friday yet, this is the week to do it.  We have a great selection of fun projects lined up for tomorrow’s Flash Friday crafts - Thumbprint Snowflakes, Pet Rocks, and Year of the Pig Magnets to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  No sign-up is necessary!  Join us Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

Just a reminder – the candy heart box craft for adults starts tonight, (Thursday, January 17,) between 5 and 6 pm and concludes next Thursday, January 24.  We have a few samples at the front desk for you to take a look at for ideas.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. 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 provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on February 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Thursday, January 24th @ 5 pm – Adult Valentine’s Day Project
  • Friday, January 25th @ 3:30 pm - Flash Friday – Game Day!

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: January 10, 2019

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We’re having so much fun with our new Cricut purchased for us by the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library, that we just had to do another Cricut project.  This one is an adult Valentine’s Day project.  We will be decorating pre-made, heart-shaped, papier-mâché boxes with conversation hearts.  This project will span two nights.  On Thursday, January 17th (feel free to drop in any time between 5 and 6 pm,) we will be painting the boxes.  The second night, Thursday, January 24th, (also anytime between 5 and 6 pm,) drop in to add one or several conversation hearts to your boxes.  Depending on availability, each person will be able to make up to 3 boxes. 

The wonderful Friends of the Black Creek Village Library also have a new raffle basket out.  This one focuses on activities that can be done indoors during the coldest months of the year, including puzzles, games, treats, and two tickets to the Children’s Museum of Green Bay!  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

Kwik Trip has announced that they have discontinued their Milk Moola program as of the end of 2018.  If you’ve been collecting bottle caps or bag tops for us, make sure to bring them in before the end of February, which is when the box will come down.  Thank you to all of you who have saved bottle caps and bag tops and dropped them off.  The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library (and the Black Creek Village Library,) truly appreciate the community support and effort.

Be on the lookout for two new children’s magazines coming soon to the Black Creek Village Library.  Curious Jane magazine brings hands-on projects and DIY fun to creative girls everywhere, and is full of fun things to make and do.  Muse magazine won the Parents’ Choice Gold Award in 2018, and provides adventures in science, technology, and the arts.  Even better, it’s full of facts, and off the wall jokes.

For our patrons interested in art, we have a new display up which features books about the arts and art history.  Check it out next time you’re here!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Have legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. 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 provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on January 14th or February 11th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, January 14th @ 5:00 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thursday, January 17th @ 5 pm – Adult Valentine’s Day Project
  • Thursday, January 17th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, January 18th @ 3:30 pm - Flash Friday – Craft Day!

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: January 3 2019

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We hope everyone had a great holiday season!  We’re looking forward to seeing what 2019 will bring.  So far, it has brought us a new hallway project (design a snowman,) a new table topic (every snowflake is unique.  I am unique because…) and a new display (local authors.)  Also, Twiga is back!  She had a nice vacation in the North Pole, but is happy to be back here in the library.

Fox Cities Reads has announced their selection for 2019 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, which focuses on homelessness, poverty, and affordable housing.  You can request this book here: http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2079327__Sevicted__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=def or by calling (920) 984-3094.  

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Sign up for Lawyer in the Library on Monday, January 14th!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. 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 provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on January 14th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a reminder – if the schools are closed due to weather, we will also be closed.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Friday, January 11th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Cartoons and Coloring!

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: December 27, 2018

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Thanks for everyone who took time to work on our community puzzle.  The first one has been completed, and we have a new, rainforest-themed puzzle in progress.  Don’t forget, if you’re looking for even more fun things to do at the library, we have a large selection of board games for you and your family to play while you’re here.

Starting in 2019, our director, Eva will be providing e-reader help for any patrons who are interested in downloading library e-books and audiobooks to an e-reader, tablet, or phone.  Sign-up will be required.  Call (920) 984-3094 for more information or watch for sign-up forms at the circulation desk.

We will be taking a temporary break from Storytime, but we’ll let you know when it’s back!  Watch for updates over the next few weeks.  Also, just a reminder that when the schools are closed due to bad weather, we will also be closed.

Our next book club book is My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier:

“Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa.  But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath – clinically, threateningly, dangerously.  Recently, Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things.  Che is the only one who knows; he’s the only one his sister trusts.  Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and very good at hiding what she is and the manipulation she is capable of.

“Their parents, whose business takes the family from place to place, brush off the warning signs as Rosa’s ‘acting out.’  Now that they have moved again – from Bangkok to New York City – their new hometown provides far too many opportunities for Rosa to play her increasingly complex and disturbing games.  Che’s always been Rosa’s rock, protecting her from the world.  Now, the world might need protection from her.” (From the publisher.)

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, January 30th at 1 pm.  If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still participate online in our Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Copies of My Sister Rosa are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Sign up for Lawyer in the Library on Monday, January 14th!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. 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 provides free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on January 14th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a reminder, we will be closed Monday and Tuesday next week for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.  Enjoy your holidays!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, December 31st  - Closed for New Year’s Eve
  • Tuesday, January 1st – Closed for New Year’s Day
  • Friday, January 4th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Lego Fun!

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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