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Foreword: May 16, 2019

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Our Summer Calendars are out!  Summer Reading sign-up begins Saturday, June 1st at Family Daze, and continues here at the library starting on Monday, June 3rd.  Sign-up is free, and gives you the opportunity to earn and win great prizes for reading!

There are just a couple weeks left to vote for the Mystery Space Movie on Friday, June 7th at 3 pm.  Don’t forget to cast your vote the next time you’re here.  We also have a fun Design a T-Shirt program on Wednesday, June 5th.  All ages are welcome to join us from 1-2:30 pm, with a special teen/adult edition from 2:45–4 pm.  Sign up is required so we can make sure we have enough materials for everyone.  Sign up here at the library, by emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or by calling us (920) 984-3094.

The May raffle basket is now out, thanks to the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library.  This gardening-themed raffle basket includes just about everything you would need to plant a garden, including seeds and soil, Miracle Gro, a $10 gift certificate from Black Creek Garden and Gift, a gardening book, gardening gloves, a gardening apron, a rain gauge, and lots of other treats and treasures.  Tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

Stop in and check out our newest display about birds!

Our May book club pick is Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.  Set in Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, this book is about two octogenarian Amish folks who try their hand at matchmaking.  It’s the first book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series.  We will be discussing this book on Wednesday, May 29th, and there are several copies available at the circulation desk for check out.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion here at the library 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?  We can help!  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 June 10th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

We will be closed Monday, May 20th, for a staff work day.  All items returned in the outside bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To place items on hold or renew items, please visit www.infosoup.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. May 20th – Closed for a staff work day
  • Fri. May 24th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. May 24th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. May 24th @ 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

Foreword: May 9, 2019

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Need help creating a budget?  Tonight (May 9,) is our Make Budgeting Happen Seminar!  This free program is put on by NeighborWorks, in partnership with Fox Communities Credit Union, and starts at 5:30 pm.  Learn about financial capabilities and behaviors, how to create (and stick to) a spending plan, helpful budgeting apps, and much more.  Sign up online at foxcu.org/calendar, in person at the library, or by calling or emailing us (920-984-3094 or bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org,) so that we can get an approximate head count and make sure we have enough materials for everyone.  Last minute attendees will certainly also be welcome!  We hope to see you then!

Mark your calendars for Summer Reading sign-up, which starts the first week of June!  It’s hard to believe Summer Reading is less than a month away!  We have a great line up for you this year, beginning with DIY T-shirts using bleach pens on Wednesday, June 5th.  We also have a lot of other fun programs planned, including Christmas in July, an interactive mystery story, Game Show Day, and lots of learning about the solar system.

A huge thank you to the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library for their generous donation for awesome Summer Reading prizes, and for the full series of HBO’s The Wire.  If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful organization, the next meeting is next Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 pm in the library.

Stop in and check out our newest display dedicated to cleaning, organizing, and decluttering!

Our May book club pick is Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.  Set in Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, this book is about two octogenarian Amish folks who try their hand at matchmaking.  It’s the first book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series.  We will be discussing this book on Wednesday, May 24th, and there are several copies available at the circulation desk for check out.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion here at the library 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?  We can help!  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 May 13th or June 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:

  • Mon. May 13th @ 5:00 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thurs. May 16th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library Meeting
  • Fri. May 17th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. May 17th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. May 17th @ 3:30 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: May 2, 2019

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We are right in the middle of Children’s Book Week, a yearly celebration dedicated to children’s books and developing the love of reading in children.  Founded in 1919 by Franklin K. Matthiews to promote higher standards in children’s books, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the program.  Feel free to join in the fun by downloading free activity sheets, bookmarks, activity books, and posters, and by viewing 100 free KidLit TV videos all located here: https://everychildareader.net/cbw/resources/.  You can view the finalists for the 2019 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards by going here: https://everychildareader.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CCBA2019_FinalistsList.pdf.  Vote on the finalists by going to EveryChildaReader.net, or by filling out a ballot at the Black Creek Village Library.  To find even more great reading lists for children and teens, go here: https://www.cbcbooks.org/readers/reading-lists/.

Wisconsin Author Project, in partnership with local libraries, is continuing their support of local authors by announcing their second annual Wisconsin Author Project!  The contest is now open and will be accepting submissions of adult and young adult fiction through May 31.  The winner will receive:

  • $1,000 cash prize donated by BiblioBoard Library
  • Honors at the 2020 Public Library Association Conference in Nashville, TN
  • Opportunities to promote the winning title at Wisconsin public libraries
  • Invitation to speak at the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference in October
  • Winner and Runner Up will receive inclusion in a full page spread in Library Journal, one of America’s oldest and most renowned trade publications for library news.

To qualify for the contest, your book must be self-published, in an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre, written by a Wisconsin resident, and be available in either ePUB or PDF format.  To learn more or submit your work, go to https://indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/wisconsin/.  For every self-publishing resource you will ever need, check out the free Self Publishing Toolbox on Infosoup: http://www.infosoup.info/self-pub.

If you plan on joining us for the free Fox Communities/NeighborWorks Make Budgeting Happen seminar next Thursday, May 9th at 5:30 pm, we would appreciate if you would register online at foxcu.org/calendar, sign up in person at the library, or contact us here at the library (920-984-3094 or bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org,) so that we can get an approximate head count and make sure we have enough materials for everyone.  Last minute attendees will certainly also be welcome!  We hope to see you then!

Our May book club pick is Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.  Set in Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, this book is about two octogenarian Amish folks who try their hand at matchmaking.  It’s the first book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series.  We will be discussing this book on Wednesday, May 22nd, and there are several copies available at the circulation desk for check out.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion here at the library 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?  We can help!  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 May 13th, 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:

 

  • Thurs. May 9th @ 5:30 pm – NeighborWorks/Fox Communities Make Budgeting Happen Seminar
  • Fri. May 10th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. May 10th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. May 10th @ 3:30 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: April 25, 2019

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We are excited to introduce you to our newest Kid Reader of the Month, Liam Couillard!  Liam is 8 years old and in second grade, and has loved reading since he was a baby.  When he was younger, his favorite book was Press Here by Hervé Tullet, but his most recent favorites include the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney and the Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series.  If Liam had to choose between reading to someone or being read to, he would prefer to be read to, because he doesn’t really like to read aloud that much, but he is a great listener.  He especially likes to read quietly to himself.  His favorite subject in school is gym, and he likes to play outside, spend time with his friends and family, and play video games.  When Liam grows up, he wants to be a librarian or a video game designer.    

If you plan on joining us for the free Fox Communities/NeighborWorks Make Budgeting Happen seminar on Thursday, May 9th at 5:30 pm, we would appreciate if you would register online at foxcu.org/calendar, or contact us here at the library (920-984-3094 or bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org,) so that we can get an approximate head count and make sure we have enough materials for everyone.  Last minute attendees will certainly also be welcome!  We hope to see you then!

Our May book club pick is Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.  Set in Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, this book is about two octogenarian Amish folks who try their hand at matchmaking.  It’s the first book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series.  We will be discussing this book on Wednesday, May 24th, and there are several copies available at the circulation desk for check out.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion here at the library 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?  We can help!  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 May 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

We have changed our laminating prices!  Prices are now $0.25 for business card sized, and $0.50 for a full page. 

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. May 5th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. May 5th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. May 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

Foreword: April 18, 2019

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Arbor Day is coming up on Monday, and we’re celebrating with our first outdoor program of the year to soak up the spring weather!  (As long as the spring weather cooperates, that is...  Otherwise we’ll be inside in the community room.)  Since there’s no school, adults, kids, and families can drop in anytime between 2-4 pm on Monday, April 22 to repot your choice of tree and take it home to care for.  Choose between Tamarack, Fraser Fir, and White Birch trees.  All supplies will be provided, as well as instructions on how to care for your tree, and reasons why trees are so important.  There will also be an Arbor Day themed goodie basket provided by the Black Creek Advancement Association to be raffled off to participants of this program. We hope to see you here!

If you’re planning a rummage sale this spring, tomorrow (Friday, April 19th,) is the last day to fill out a form to be part of the Black Creek Community Rummage Sales.  You can find the forms here at the Black Creek Village Library, BMO Harris Bank, Sal’s Foods, Fox Communities Credit Union, or by emailing BCAdvancement@hotmail.com.

On Wednesday, April 24th, we’ll be discussing Storm of the Century by Stephen King: There are still a few copies left at the circulation desk for check out if you’d like to read it along with us.  Feel free to join us for the in-person discussion here at the library 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?  We can help!  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 May 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

We will be closed this Saturday (April 20th,) so our staff can spend the holiday weekend with their families.  To renew or place items on hold, please visit Infosoup.org.  Items returned in the drop box will be backdated to our last open date, so they will not be late.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Apr. 22nd @ 2-4pm – Arbor Day Drop-in Program
  • Wed. Apr. 24th @ 1 pm – Black Creek Library Page Turners discuss Storm of the Century by Stephen King
  • Fri. Apr. 26th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Fri. Apr. 26th @ 10:30 am – Preschool StoryTime
  • Fri. Apr. 26th @ 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

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