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Foreword: November 8, 2018

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Happy Veterans’ Day to all of you brave men and women out there who have worked so hard to protect our country and freedom.  We appreciate you more than we can say!  If you want just a little taste of what these men and women have gone through, we have a whole section of books about military history, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the war in Iraq, World War II, and much more.  Ask one of our friendly librarians, or head over to the 940s and start browsing!

Have you ever thought about writing an entire novel in a month?  It sounds impossible, but thousands of authors every November commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days.  That’s about 1,667 words a day, or approximately 7 pages.  The challenge is called called NaNoWriMo, (which, of course, stands for National Novel Writing Month.)  Sign up here: https://nanowrimo.org/sign_up, and remember, at the end of the month, when your novel is finished, you can use our Self Publishing Toolbox to get your work in the hands of readers!  Find the toolbox here: http://www.infosoup.info/self-pub.

Check out our new seasonal fall display!  We’re taking down the spooky and replacing it with deer hunting, the Green Bay Packers, and Thanksgiving, as well as some delicious fall cooking and baking books.

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 November 12th or 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, November 12th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thursday, November 15th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Friday, November 16th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 16th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 16th @ 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: November 2018

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Thank you to everyone who has been donating all of their plastic!  We now have more than enough for a bench, and we’re still collecting through the end of November.

Thank you also to everyone who was involved in the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Annual Book & Bake Sale.  Whether you shopped, donated, volunteered, or baked, we appreciate you!  Because of you, the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library were able to raise $676.62 for the library!  That’s a lot of books!  For those of you who missed it but would still like to help support the library, you can still donate by clicking the DONATE button on our website.  Here is the direct link to the donation page: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=n4SZHFZlIs5iWCmiybJOFN_7FINniAI2NKp-OwGigO-qa12yygluw_XOihaykI5DjM0P4G&country.x=US&locale.x=US.  You can also help the library by ordering through https://smile.amazon.com/, and selecting Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Inc. as your charity to support.  We are also now accepting gently used books, movies, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks for 2019.

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?  There are dozens of reasons why picture books are awesome (and important,) but don’t take our word for it – find out for yourself!  Here is the official Picture Book Month website: http://picturebookmonth.com/ with everything you’ll ever want to know about picture books.  You never know – you might end up like us and start checking out stacks of them a week.

Our book displays are changing in November.  We will now be featuring holiday themed books for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Our hallway project is really fun this month.  It’s called tessellation, and it’s a series of shapes and patterns that fit together perfectly!  Tell us something that made you smile today for our table topic.  Both activities will get you a prize!  Due to the popularity of the Dust Bunnies, we are sticking with them for another month, but with new questions and new hiding places.  See if you can find them all and answer all of the questions for another prize.

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:

“When Megan Murphy discovers a floppy-eared rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt, she means to give its careless owner a piece of her mind, but Dr. Patrick Hunter is too attractive to stay mad at for long.  As for Patrick, he wants nothing more than to play house with Maggie – and make Thanksgiving dinner for their families.  But Megan has wept over one failed love, and she’s afraid to risk her heart again.  Can the good doctor help heal her heart?”

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 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:

  • Friday, November 9th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 9th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, November 9th @ 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: 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

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