Foreword: September 20, 2018

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You won’t want to miss Chad Lewis’ presentation of Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past, next Wednesday, September 26, at 6 pm.  You might even want to come early, because we had a huge turn out last time!  This presentation will showcase over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years.  These unbelievable stories were not lost – they were simply hidden.  This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, UFOs, and even alligators.  This will change the way you view the good old days of Wisconsin. 

For over two decades, Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and the unusual.  From tracking vampires in Transylvania, and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness, to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize, and searching for ghosts in Ireland’s castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.  Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, William Shatner’s Weird or What, ABC’s World’s Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries of America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Radio.  With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings.  If you’re interested in reading more about Chad Lewis and his intriguing research and discoveries, you can find many of his books here:

Also next Wednesday, September 26th, is the Black Creek Library Page Turners’ first meeting!  Join us at 1 pm to discuss If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss.  It’s not too late to pick up a copy of the book if you haven’t yet.  If you’re not able to make it to the meeting, you can still participate in the discussion here:

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library’s new fall raffle basket is here!  Filled with snacks, party supplies, drinks, can koozies, and other goodies, this Green Bay Packer/Wisconsin Badger themed basket is sure to be a hit with any football fan.  Tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  Proceeds help support your library!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!  If you don’t already have a library card, now is a great time to get one.  Library cards are free, and give you access to tons of great stuff – movies (including new releases,) music, books, magazines, audiobooks, Kindle books and ebooks, as well as tons of free online content and resources.  We hope to see you in here soon!

We want to know what kinds of programs, classes, and events you’d be interested in attending!  Right now, we’re considering starting the knitting club back up again, but we’d like to know what you think.  Fill out a comment card here at the library, or take the short survey on our Facebook page to let us know what you think.

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

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wednesday, September 26th @ 1 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners Meeting: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
  • Wednesday, September 26th @ 6 pm – Chad Lewis Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past
  • Friday, September 27th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 27th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 27th @ 3:30 pm – Flash Friday: Game Day!

Have a great week, everyone, and check out our new fall displays in the children’s section!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm