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Foreword: October 25, 2018

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Every October, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) gives teens an opportunity to focus on their reading with their Teen Read Week initiative.  We (along with many other libraries, schools, and bookstores,) have expanded it to last a whole month, because there are just so many great YA books that it would be hard to squeeze them all into a week.  Our display this month is featuring the work of tons of great YA authors.  Check them out – even if you’re not a teen!  And if you’re looking for more awesome YA reading, check out these lists: 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults - http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2018-best-fiction-young-adults, 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults - http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2018-amazing-audiobooks-young-adults, 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2018-quick-picks-reluctant-young-adult-readers, and last, but not least, the Teen Book Finder Database - http://booklists.yalsa.net/.

It’s hard to believe Halloween is next week already!  Join us tomorrow, October 26, for an all-ages movie marathon beginning at 1 pm, featuring a selection of Halloween shorts, including Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, Scared Shrekless, and the Goosebumps classic: It Came From Beneath the Sink.  (*Titles are subject to change depending on time and audience.)  Stick around for an exciting game of Deal or No Deal from 3:15 – 5 pm.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be next Wednesday, October 31st at 1 pm.  Copies of Nightbird by Alice Hoffman are still available at the circulation desk.  If you’re unable to join us for the meeting, consider joining the 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 November 12th, 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, October 31st @ 1 pm – Black Creek Page Turners Book Club Meeting: Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
  • Friday, November 2nd @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 2nd  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 2nd @ 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: October 18, 2018

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Who’s excited for the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale this weekend, October 19th & 20th?  There will be something for everyone – from cookbooks and craft books to mysteries, suspense, and romance novels.  They also have a ton of children’s books for sale, along with DVDs, CDs, magazines, and more!  Don’t forget to check out the delicious array of desserts before you leave - after all, what better way to enjoy your new books than with a plate of bars, brownies, cupcakes, or cookies?

October’s Spooktacular Raffle Basket is here!  This Halloween-themed basket is filled to overflowing with wonderful goodies, including a treat bag filled with candies, cookies, and snacks, a giant pair of cat eye glasses and green press-on fingernails to enhance your costume, glow sticks for safety on dark nights, pumpkin leaf bags for your lawn, 3 black resin pumpkins that spell out “BOO” for your home, a mug and hot cocoa mix to warm up cold fingers, activity books, a stuffed bear, and much, much more!  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00, and proceeds go to support your library.

Guess what, kids?  There is no school on Friday, October 26th, and we’re celebrating with a Halloween movie day!  Join us for a family-friendly movie from 1-3 pm, and then stick around for an exciting game of Deal or No Deal from 3:15-5 pm.

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be October 31st at 1 pm.  Copies of Nightbird by Alice Hoffman are available at the circulation desk.  To join the online discussion, go to: 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 November 12th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Just a heads-up – we will be closed on Monday, October 22nd for a staff work day.  All items returned in the outside bins will be backdated to our last open date, so they will not be late.  To renew or place items on hold, visit www.infosoup.org.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, October 22nd – ALL DAY – Closed for Staff Work Day
  • Friday, October 26th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 26th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 26th @ 1:00 pm – Halloween Movie Day
  • Friday, October 26th @ 3:15 pm –Deal or No Deal

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 11, 2018

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Have you ever thought about becoming an author?  Maybe you’ve daydreamed about what you would write about, or maybe you’ve already written or started to write a book or several books.  But did you know that your library now offers a free self-publishing toolbox, with tools that will take you from your very first word to showcasing your finished, published work for others to read, and everything in between?  Visit http://www.infosoup.info/self-pub to learn more and to access the toolbox!

Hey kids!  We have a new, fun scavenger hunt at the library!  8 Dust Bunnies have invaded the library and are hiding.  The mission is to find all 8 bunnies, check the bottom of their feet for a mystery question, and then answer all 8 questions.  Complete the mission for a prize!

Part of a library’s job is to promote and support literacy.  Because children so often do their best learning while they’re having fun (and don’t realize that they’re learning,) we have added several new word puzzles and games to the children’s area.  The categories are: Things that Go, Word Match Game, Word Puzzle Game, and Onset-Rime.  Participating in fun activities like this with your child can make a huge impact on their reading and learning abilities throughout their life.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20th in the community room across from the library.  Thanks to all of the donations from our wonderful patrons, this will be one for the record books with thousands of books, movies, and CDs to choose from.  You won’t want to miss it!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be October 31st at 1 pm.  Copies of Nightbird by Alice Hoffman are available at the circulation desk.  To join the online discussion, go to: 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 November 12th, 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, October 18th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, October 19th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 19th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 19th @ 3:30 pm – Flash Friday: Craft Day!
  • Friday, October 19th – ALL DAY – FBCVL’s Annual Book & Bake Sale
  • Saturday, October 20th – ALL DAY – FBCVL’s Annual Book & Bake Sale

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 4, 2018

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The 2018 Fox Cities Book Festival begins on Monday, October 8th and runs through Sunday, October 14th.  This week-long festival features over 60 events and 50 authors.  Attend book signings and conversations with popular authors, poetry readings, workshops and talks about the craft of writing, lessons, lectures, and so much more!  There is something for all ages and interests.  To find out more about the festival, visit the website: https://foxcitiesbookfestival.org/.

Our October hallway project and table topic are up!  This month, decorate a Halloween costume for a Lego mini figure and/or tell us which books you’re batty for to get a prize!  This time of year, most people are in the mood for something scary.  Our book displays this month are featuring spooky books for all ages.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20th in the community room across from the library.  Thanks to all of the donations from our wonderful patrons, this will be one for the record books with thousands of books, movies, and CDs to choose from.  You won’t want to miss it!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners will be October 31st at 1 pm.  Copies of Nightbird by Alice Hoffman are available at the circulation desk.  To join the online discussion, go to 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 October 8th, 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, October 8th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Friday, October 12th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 12th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 12th @ 3:30 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: September 26, 2018

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Storytime is a program that many libraries, (including ours,) offer.  But did you know that children benefit from storytime in more ways than one?

  • Storytime teaches young children early literacy and pre-reading skills
  • Children learn how to sit quietly in a group and practice building their attention spans
  • Children learn reading comprehension and making cognitive connections
  • Children get a chance to learn and practice social skills as they spend time interacting with their peers
  • Storytime develops a positive association with books and fosters a love of reading in children
  • Storytime exposes children to a range of books they might not have access to at home
  • Storytime is a great way to meet other families in the community

At the Black Creek Village Library, Storytime with Miss Krista also includes a fun craft project that goes with the story and weekly theme, giving children a casual, hands-on way to explore reading.  Have you checked out our storytime yet?  Join us every Friday morning at 10:15 for Baby/Toddler Storytime, and at 10:30 for Preschool Storytime.  4K students are also welcome!

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20th in the community room across from the library.  Thanks to all of the donations from our wonderful patrons, this will be one for the record books with thousands of books, movies, and CDs to choose from.  You won’t want to miss it!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our new book club, the Black Creek Library Page Turners, whether online, or in person.  The next meeting will be October 31 at 1 pm.  To coincide with fall, and the next meeting being on Halloween, our next book will be Nightbird by Alice Hoffman.  This bewitching tale is perfect for all ages:

“Just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, the world surprises you.  This is especially true in Sidwell, a small town in the Berkshires.  Rumor has it that Sidwell is home to a monster, and tales of sightings draw in as many tourists as do the town’s famed Pink apples.  Twig’s mom owns the orchard and bakes irresistible pies.  Because of a family secret, Twig has tried her best to be invisible, but when two girls named Julia and Agate move into Mourning Dove Cottage next door, everything changes.  A witch lived there once, and Twig’s mother has always forbidden her to step inside.  But Julia might just be Twig’s first true friend, and her ally in vanquishing an ancient curse.  In this spellbinding story by beloved author Alice Hoffman, friendship and love are truly magical.” (From publisher.) 

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  To join the online discussion, go to 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 October 8th, 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, October 5th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 5th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, October 5th @ 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

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