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Foreword: December 20, 2018

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We are very excited to introduce you to our newest Kid Reader of the Month, Sam Kastning!  Sam is 11 years old, and in 6th grade.  As a baby, his favorite book was Where, Oh Where is Huggle Buggle Bear? by Katherine Sully, but now as a middle schooler, he really enjoys the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.  He has read the series 3 times!  Despite being such a great reader, Sam admits that his least favorite subject in school is writing.  He prefers math, and finds that he’s very good at it.  When he’s not in school or reading, Sam likes to play the popular video game, Fortnite.  When he grows up, he hopes to become a NASA scientist.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Black Creek Business Association, we will be adding hot cocoa and coloring activities to our button making day next Wednesday, December 26th.  Join in on the fun beginning at 1 pm.

Also next Wednesday, December 26th, is the next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners at 1 pm.

Copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are still available for check out at the circulation desk if you’re interested in joining us!  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

Last chance to win one of the three wonderful raffle baskets filled with all kinds of goodies donated by the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library and a generous member of our community.  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

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 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.  Enjoy your holidays!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, December 24th  - Closed for Christmas Eve
  • Tuesday, December 25th – Closed for Christmas Day
  • Wednesday, December 26th @ 1 pm – Button Making, Coloring, & Hot Cocoa
  • Wednesday, December 26th @ 1 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners Book Club Meeting
  • Thursday, December 27th @ 1 pm – Magician
  • Friday, December 28th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 28th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 28th @1 pm – Create Your Own Tote Bag
  • Friday, December 28th @ 3:15 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: December 13, 2018

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Less than two weeks until Winter Break, and we have some fun and exciting activities planned for you.  We will be closed Monday, December 24th, and Tuesday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but we’ll back Wednesday, December 26th with Button Making at 1:00 pm (no sign-up necessary.)  Thursday, December 27th at 1:00 pm, we have a real magician coming to teach magic tricks!  Sign-up is required for this one, and we only have a handful of spots left.  Stop in, call (920-984-3094,) email (bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org,) or message us on Facebook to reserve your spot!  On Friday, December 28th at 1:00 pm, we are decorating tote bags.  This activity also requires sign-up so that we can make sure we have enough materials for everyone. 

Also on Wednesday, December 26th is the next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners at 1 pm.

Copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are still available for check out at the circulation desk if you’re interested in joining us!  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

For all of you news lovers out there, there are two new resources available from BadgerLink and free to all Wisconsin residents.  U.S. Newsstream (https://search.proquest.com/usnews/index) allows users to search the most recent premium U.S.news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites.  It also offers access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers.  Newspapers.com Library Edition – World Collection (https://newscomwc.newspapers.com/#) is an historical newspaper archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers.  This site also works hand in hand with Ancestry.com and allows you clip and save articles and information to your Ancestry.com Tree.  You can also download and print articles for scrapbooks or for personal use. 

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 January 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:

  • Thursday, December 20th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, December 21st @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 21st @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 21st @ 3:15 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: December 6, 2018

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We’re having a hard time believing it’s December already!  Twiga has left for her yearly vacation to the North Pole, and in her place is Cookie MacNobbins – the library’s very own Elf on the Shelf!  He will be hiding all over the library keeping an eye on things.  If you find him, remember not to touch him, but you can tell a librarian where he is for a prize.

Our Dust Bunnies have become such a hit that we’ve decided to keep them around!  This month, they’re hiding in new spots.  Answer their Christmas-themed questions for a prize!  You can also get prizes by answering our table topic: “What made you smile today?” or by doing our Santa and his Treats hallway project.

Also new in December – we’ve started a community puzzle on the coffee table by the furniture in the center of the library.  Feel free to work on it while you’re here.

Did you know that December 10th is Melvil Dewey’s birthday?  He created the system we use today to classify and organize the items in our library.  He also founded the Library Bureau, the American Library Institute, and co-founded the American Library Association (ALA.)  The library world would be much different today without his contributions.

We are once again collecting winter wear for Community 2000 – boots, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, long underwear, warm socks, snowsuits, snow pants, facemasks, etc.  They will be distributed to those in need within our community in mid-December.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be Wednesday, December 26th at 1 pm.

Copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are available for check out at the circulation desk.  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

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 December 10th, 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, December 10th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Friday, December 14th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 14th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 14th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Cartoons & 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: November 29, 2018

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Remember back in April when we talked about the first annual Wisconsin Author Project?  Out of 116 submissions, a winner has been chosen: On the Road to Death’s Door by M.J. Williams.  The runner up is Depravity by M.J. Haag.  Both are available to read for free in the Indie Wisconsin collection in BiblioBoard Library (https://library.biblioboard.com/anthology/6190feb5-0f31-4f88-b620-934b9ea0d35c).  The Wisconsin Author Project is made possible by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The 2019 contest will begin April 1st, 2019.

A lot of people don’t realize all of the cool stuff a library card gives them access to.  You might have been aware that you can listen to audiobooks and read ebooks for free online with your library card, but did you know that you also have access to over 135 full-color digital magazines?  You can access them here: http://infosoup.rbdigital.com/#/search/emagazine?page-index=0&page-size=60.  RB Digital also offers ArtistWorks, which provides free video art and music lessons.  You can access those here: http://infosoup.rbdigital.com/#/service-details/education/artist-works.

We are once again collecting winter wear for Community 2000 – boots, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, long underwear, warm socks, snowsuits, snow pants, facemasks, etc.  They will be distributed to those in need within our community in mid-December.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be next Wednesday, December 26th at 1 pm.

This month, we’re reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson: 

“Called one of America’s favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972.  Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyone else rediscover its true meaning.

“The Herdmans – Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys – are horrible.  They do awful things like lie and steal and smoke cigars.  They threaten to stuff pussy willows down their enemies’ ears and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old toolhouse.  They are the worst thing that ever happened to their school, and it’s hardly surprising when they extend their reign of terror to the church and take over the annual Christmas pageant.

“The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and their interpretation of the events, which includes beating up Herod and finding some decent gifts for the Wise Men to bring, promises disaster and has the whole town up in arms.  But the Herdmans are no ordinary kids, and this year’s Christmas pageant is full of surprises for everyone, especially the Herdmans themselves.” – from the publisher.

We have several copies of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the circulation desk available for check out.  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

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 December 10th, 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:

  • Friday, December 7th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 7th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, December 7th @ 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

Foreword: November 22, 2018

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Love to write?  The Black Creek Village Library is in the beginning stages of starting a writing group for current and aspiring writers.  We’d love to know who is interested, and we’re also looking for someone who would be willing to moderate the group until it gets established (and maybe even after!)  Call (920) 984-3094, email bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, send us a Facebook message, or talk to one of us in person if you’re interested in growing as a writer and/or sharing your expertise with others.

Our November raffle basket is finally here!  This lovely basket has everything needed for your fall gatherings.  Decorative paper plates and napkins, ceramic table decorations, and a beaded garland in harvest colors will make your table look festive.  Many other fun treats can be found in this basket, such as hand-crocheted kitchen towels, hot cocoa, candy, and much more.  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  Thank you for supporting the library!

These days, there are scams everywhere, and unfortunately, the two groups that get targeted the most often are seniors and veterans.  These scams often play on emotions, fears and concern for loved ones.  They also take advantage of a veteran’s trust for other members of the military.  Here are some ways to stay safe from these scams:

  • Most scams come by phone and use fake caller ID information.  Hang up on unwanted or threatening calls!
  • Never wire money to someone you don’t know.
  • Ignore requests to pay by gift cards or prepaid cards.
  • Never click a link in an unsolicited email or text message.
  • Never give out personal information in an unsolicited phone call.

For more information, stop in at the library, or get a free copy of the Wisconsin Senior Guide at datcp.wi.gov or by calling 1-800-422-7128.  Report fraud at AARP.org/fraudwatchnetwork or by calling 1-877-908-3360.

We are once again collecting winter wear for Community 2000 – boots, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, long underwear, warm socks, snowsuits, snow pants, facemasks, etc.  They will be distributed to those in need within our community in mid-December.

It’s time again to choose the Black Creek Citizen of the Year!  The Black Creek Village Library is once again a drop-off location for nominations.  Be sure to vote before November 30th!  Citizen of the Year is sponsored by the Black Creek Advancement Association.

Thanks to all of you who brought in your plastic, we now have our brand new bench from Trex!  We will still be collecting plastic through the end of November.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be next Wednesday, November 28th at 1 pm.

This month’s book is Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich, and we have several copies at the circulation desk available for check out.  If you’re unable to join us for the book club meeting, (or even if you are,) you can still participate in our online discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411

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 December 10th, 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, November 28th @ 1 pm – BCL Page Turners
  • Friday, November 30th – Deadline for Citizen of the Year Nominations
  • Friday, November 30th – Deadline for plastic collection
  • Friday, November 30th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 30th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 30th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday – Librarian’s Choice!

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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