Foreword: March 14, 2019

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Because of public libraries and the internet, humans have access to more information than ever before.  Freedom of Information Day is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and the foremost advocate for openness in government.  Each year, the James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award are presented by ALA (American Library Association,) on Freedom of Information Day to recognize those individuals or groups that have championed, protected, and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know.  ("Freedom of Information Day", American Library Association, November 1, 2018.) 

If you’re passionate about protecting intellectual freedom, net neutrality, and public policy, go to The American Library Association’s website, (http://www.ala.org/,) for information on advocacy and ways you can get involved.  If you’re looking for information and need a starting place, https://www.infosoup.info/resourcesprovides access to information on a wide variety of topics, including news, academics, government & military, health, business, jobs, consumer reports, automotive, local history, genealogy, books & literature, and so much more.  And as always, if there’s a topic that you need help researching, please stop in and talk to one of your friendly neighborhood librarians.  We’re always happy to help.

We couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming event, Naturally Clean, with our very own Lori Amerson!  Learn how easy it is to clean your home (and your body) using natural products you can find in your own kitchen pantry! Materials and containers will be provided for the "make and take" portion of the program.  Join us for this free (yet priceless,) event on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Feel free to bring your naturally-minded friends!

The next meeting of the Black Creek Library Page Turners is Wednesday, March 27th.  Copies of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion at 1 pm, some or all of the online discussion questions posted throughout the day, or both!  You decide!  Here is the link to the online discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  You can also access the discussion through the Black Creek Village Library’s Facebook page.

Having legal trouble?  Sign up for Lawyer in the Library!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and 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 April 8th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Tax form update: we now have Wisconsin forms! 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Thurs. Mar. 21st @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Fri. Mar. 22nd @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 22nd @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Mar. 22nd @ 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