Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword: October 24, 2019

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

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

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

Foreword: October 3, 2019

Do you know a girl in 6th, 7th or 8th grade that is interested in exploring Information Technology?

The library is very excited to announce that we will be hosting a local chapter of the WIT4Girls club!
WIT4Girls is an awesome way for young females in Wisconsin to engage with and learn about technology skills and careers! WIT4Girls provides hands-on activities, the chance to engage with female role models in IT careers and connection with others who have similar interests.

The group will meet weekly for 10-12 Wednesdays at 4:30pm-5:30pm here at the library! We will start on Wednesday, October 9th.

Attending each session is not required, come to as many as you can! Please let the library know if your child is interested!

Congratulations to Barb S., who won the “picnic” basket last month! The Friends of the Library have a new “spooky” raffle basket out for Halloween! Tickets are $.25 each or 5 for a dollar, a winner will be drawn around the middle of the month.

Speaking of spooky, stop by and grab one (or more) of the scary movies we have here at the library. Browse the shelves, or take a look at the creepy movies display we have near the front desk-the perfect way to the get into the Halloween mood!

Don’t forget to join us TONIGHT for the Cheeseheads film screening and Q&A! “Tailgating” starts at 5:30pm and we will start the movie at 6pm!

Next Week at the Library:

 

  • Fri. Oct 11 - @ 10:15am -Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Oct 11 - @ 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: September 26, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month! Being ready, responsive and organized in an emergency situation is important but still something we all hope never have to use in real life! Thinking and planning ahead can save time and lives in an emergency situation. For starters, you and your household members should be practicing your fire escape routes at least twice a year.

Flooding of home and land seems to be a perennial issue in our area every year. Not all homeowners’ and renters’ insurance covers flood damage. Want more information on flood insurance and how to financially prepare for a flood? Visit floodsmart.gov at home or on one of our internet-ready computer stations.

Does your household have an emergency plan in place? If not, you can prepare one at ready.gov/plan. Tips and tools are included, as well as downloadable forms and documents. Visit the library to use one of the internet-ready computer stations to get started!

Community communication is also key in any disaster or emergency. Black Creek Fire, Police and Rescue Departments all have Facebook pages as do our neighboring communities. Commit to helping get factual and helpful information out to your friends and neighbors in the event of an community-wide emergency or disaster. The library has a weather radio and access to real-time weather updates, give us a call during normal library hours if you are unable to access this information yourself at 920-984-3094.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Thurs. Oct. 3 @ 5:30pm-Cheeseheads Film Screening and Q&A
  • Fri. Oct 4 - @ 10:15am -Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Oct 4 - @ 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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