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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: http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/search/C__Schad%20lewis__Orightresult__U?lang=eng.

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.

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 bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

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

Foreword: September 13, 2018

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Reading isn’t just a big deal in the summer.  Studies show that even during the school year, it’s important for kids to read at home as well as in school.  Former Wisconsin First Lady, Jessica Doyle, created Read On Wisconsin, and since 2011, it has been administered by the CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center.)  This program highlights a great selection of quality books for children and teens from birth through high school.  The complete list of 2018-2019 titles can be found here: http://readon.education.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Read-On-Wisconsin-2018-2019.pdf.  To check out the monthly lists, or lists from previous years, those can be found here: http://readon.education.wisc.edu/.

We also have several lists of read-a-likes and popular books and series at the start of the juvenile fiction section.  Any books on the list that are not currently in our library can be ordered and will be available for pick up in just a few days.

Great news!  It is now possible for patrons to print wirelessly from a smartphone or laptop at the Black Creek Library.  Simply download the free Princh app on your smart phone or tablet or go to print.princh.com on your laptop.  This software will also give patrons the option to pay for printing and copies with a credit card. 

Don’t forget, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th at 1 pm!  Online discussion will be ongoing throughout the month.  To join the online discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Our first book will be If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, and we have several copies available at the circulation desk.

Also, on September 26 at 6 pm, join us as we welcome Chad Lewis for his presentation of Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past. 

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 bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Thursday, September 20th @ 6:30 pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library meeting
  • Friday, September 21st @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 21st  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 21st @ 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: September 6, 2018

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We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and a smooth transition to the school year.  In September, we’re ushering in a few changes to the library.  We now have a “New to Us” display on the side of the New Arrivals shelf in the center of the library.  This will give us a way to differentiate between the books that were recently published and “new” in general, and books that are a little older but still new to our library and patrons.

One of our newer book displays across from the circulation desk will continue to house books for America Reads through October, but the other side is changing and in honor of Banned Books Week, will now display banned and challenged books.  These are books that have been banned and/or challenged for a number of reasons, including language, violence, sexual references or content, religious views, political content, promotion of questionable morals, slavery, abuse of animals and/or humans, racial stereotypes, etc.  We won’t be able to fit all of them on our shelf, but we do have a list available if anyone wants to check out what else is on the list or what the reason is for being banned.

Also in September, we have a new table topic (Reading helps me: ____), a new hallway project (color and cut out a honeybee for National Honeybee Month,) and a fun back-to-school scavenger hunt!  Miss Krista has hidden 11 presidents around the library.  Find and identify all of them to win a prize.

For kids looking for a new book or series to read, we now have several lists of read-a-likes and popular books and series at the start of the juvenile fiction section.  Any books on the list that are not in our library can be ordered and will be available for pick up in just a few days.

Great news!  It is now possible for patrons to print wirelessly from a smartphone or laptop at the Black Creek Library.  Simply download the free Princh app on your smart phone or tablet or go to print.princh.com on your laptop.  This software will also give patrons the option to pay for printing and copies with a credit card. 

Don’t forget, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th at 1 pm!  Online discussion will be ongoing throughout the month.  To join the online discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Our first book will be If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, and we have several copies available at the circulation desk.

Also, on September 26, at 6 pm, join us as we welcome Chad Lewis for his presentation of Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past. 

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 September 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, September 10th @ 5 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Friday, September 14th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 14th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 14th @ 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: August 30, 2018

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With school starting again next week comes the return of Flash Fridays!  Flash Fridays will now be 3:30 – 5:00 pm to accommodate Black Creek School’s time change.  Here is the 2018-2019 line-up:

  • 1st Friday of the month – Lego Fun
  • 2nd Friday of the month – Cartoons and Coloring
  • 3rd Friday of the month – Craft Day
  • 4th Friday of the month – Game Day (the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library have generously donated several new games, so we have a fun new collection!)
  • 5th Friday – Librarian’s Choice

Don’t forget, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th!  In-person meetings will be the last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm, and online discussion will be ongoing throughout the month.  To join the online discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Our first book will be If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, and we have several copies available at the circulation desk.

Also, on September 26, at 6 pm, join us as we welcome Chad Lewis for his presentation of Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past.  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, and UFOs.  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: http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/search/C__Schad%20lewis__Orightresult__U?lang=eng

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 September 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 Saturday, September 1st and Monday, September 3rd, so our staff can spend Labor Day weekend with their families.  Items returned in the outside bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To renew items, go to www.infosoup.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Monday, September 3rd – Closed for Labor Day
  • Friday, September 7th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 7th  @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, September 7th @ 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: August 23, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our summer reading program, and congratulations to all of our winners!  We had a big year, with record numbers for program attendance.  We are already excited to start planning for next summer.  Next year’s theme is Space: A Universe of Stories – and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon.

Don’t forget, the Black Creek Library Page Turners will begin meeting again September 26th!  In-person meetings will be the last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm, and online discussion will be ongoing throughout the month.  To join the online discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2168740469821856/?source_id=87182937411.  Our first book will be If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, and we have a whole stack of copies up at the circulation desk available for check out.

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 September 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 Saturday, September 1st and Monday, September 3rd, so our staff can spend Labor Day weekend with their families.  Items returned in the outside bins will be backdated to the last open date, so they will not be late.  To renew items, go to www.infosoup.org

Next Week at the Library:

  • Friday, August 31st @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Friday, August 31st @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime with Miss Krista
  • Saturday, September 1st – Closed for Labor Day weekend
  • Monday, September 3rd – Closed for Labor 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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