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Foreword: May 14, 2018

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It’s hard to believe there’s less than a month until Summer Reading!  This year’s theme is Libraries Rock, and will focus on all things music.  We can’t wait for all of the great performers, programs, crafts, activities, and all kinds of summery fun coming up in just a few weeks.  Sign up begins June 11th.  We hope to see you all at the library this summer! 

Don’t forget - next week, speaker, author, blogger, and couponer, Dannelle Gay from Operation $40K (www.operation40k.com) will be joining us to share the creative ways she was able to cut costs and save over $40,000 in one year!  She will share tips and ideas to inspire others to take control of their financial lives, pay off debt, and save money.  Join us next Thursday, May 24, at 5:30 pm for this free event.  No preregistration necessary.

Monday was our first installment of Lawyer in the Library, and it was a success!  Attorney Robert Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices will be joining us the second Monday of every month to offer free, confidential legal advice to our patrons.  If you or someone you know have a legal matter you’d like to discuss, sign up for a 30 minute time slot between 5 and 6:45 pm on June 11.  Sign up in person, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or send us a Facebook message.

Attention writers! Do you have a book that you’d like to publish or that you’d like to help readers discover? The Black Creek Village Library wants to help you get the recognition you deserve for it! Submit your book to the Wisconsin Author Project for a chance to win $1,000 and a whole bunch of other prizes, including a review in Library Journal! Read more or submit your eligible book by June 30th at http://bit.ly/wiauthorproject.

Have a great week, everyone!

Next Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 24th @ 5:30 pm – Operation 40K: My Secrets to Living a Thrifty Life – with Dannelle Gay.
  • Thursday, May 24th @ 6:00 pm – Knitting
  • Friday, May 25th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, May 25th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, May 25th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday

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 7, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for School’s Out Friday – Arbor Day Edition.  We had a full house and a ton of fun doing tree and nature-themed crafts and activities.  For more crafts and activities, join us on Friday at 3:15 pm for Flash Friday.

Congratulations to the winner of FBCVL’s April raffle basket – Emma B!  The May (gardening-themed) basket is now on display, and it looks amazing.  It includes seeds, fertilizers, a gardening book, homemade gardener’s hand soap, gardening tools, a gift certificate from Black Creek Garden and Gifts, and more!  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  The winner of this basket will be drawn the week of Memorial Day.

We’re super excited about the newest program to come to the Black Creek Village Library – Lawyer in the Library!  Beginning May 14th, the Village of Black Creek’s own lawyer, Bob Sweeney, will be here the second Monday of every month to answer questions and give legal advice.  If you or someone you know have a legal matter you’d like to discuss, sign up for a free, confidential, 30 minute time slot between 5 and 6:45 pm.  Sign up in person, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or send us a Facebook message. 

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 10th @ 6:00 pm – Knitting
  • Friday, May 11th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, May 11th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, May 11th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday

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 30, 2018

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May starts tomorrow, which means new displays!  This month, we’ll be celebrating royal wedding month with all things British.  With all of us tired of being cooped up all winter, we also have a great selection of books for breaking cabin fever, and activities to do outside now that the weather is nice.

The table topic this month is: If you had a garden, what would you grow?  And, to celebrate National No Socks Day (which, in case you’re wondering, happens to be on May 8,) we are decorating socks for our hallway project.  All participants get a prize!

Also in May, speaker, author, blogger, and couponer, Dannelle Gay from Operation $40K (www.operation40k.com) will be joining us to share the creative ways she was able to cut costs and save over $40,000 in one year!  She will share tips and ideas to inspire others to take control of their financial lives, pay off debt, and save money.  Join us on Thursday, May 24, at 5:30 pm for this free event.  No preregistration necessary.

Don’t forget to join us on Friday after school for Legos!

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:00 pm – Knitting
  • Friday, May 4th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, May 4th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, May 4th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday

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 23, 2018

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We’re looking forward to two exciting events this week at the Black Creek Village Library.  Join us on Thursday, April 26, at 6 pm for Wisconsin gardener, author, and speaker, Megan Cain’s workshop on how our gardens can feed us all year long.  Founder of the blog The Creative Vegetable Gardener, (https://www.creativevegetablegardener.com/) which was nominated by Better Homes and Gardens magazine as one of the top 10 gardening blogs in 2016, Megan is an expert in all things gardening.  This is a free event and no pre-registration is required, so feel free to bring your friends! 

On Friday, April 27, we are having our School’s Out Friday: Arbor Day Edition.  From 2-4 pm, we will have lots of tree and nature-themed activities, including pressed leaf coasters, personalized tree discs, Bean in a Bag, and more.  To make sure we have enough materials for everyone, please let us know if you plan to be here.  You can do this by signing up in person at the library, calling us at (920) 984-3094, emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, sending us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary/, or simply clicking “Going” on our Facebook event page, and then commenting with the names of the people attending.

Be sure to take a peek at all of the colorful artwork decorating our walls for the month of April!  Brought to us by the Seymour Women’s Club Art Show, it showcases works of art from both Black Creek and Seymour Middle Schools. 

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 26th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Thursday, April 26th @ 6:00 PM – “Your Garden Can Feed You All Year Long” Workshop
  • Friday, April 27th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, April 27th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, April 27th @ 2:00 PM – School’s Out Friday: Arbor Day Edition

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 16, 2018

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Congratulations to Beth Casper, our March Kid Reader of the Month!  As a young child, her favorite book was 10 Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth, but now, at 13 years old and in 7th grade, some of Beth’s favorite books include the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, and the Wolves of the Beyond series by Kathryn Lasky.  The books she most recommends, however, are the Smile books by Raina Telgemeier - she finds them very fun and relatable.  In addition to reading, Beth loves animals, especially the rabbits that she raises.  She also shows animals for 4-H, and enjoys going to the zoo.  She hopes to someday be a vet tech or a rabbit breeder.

To nominate someone for Kid Reader of the Month, you can access the form on our website: http://www.blackcreeklibrary.org/kid-reader-month, through our Facebook page (here’s the direct link that will take you to the online form:) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZHQZQM, or fill out a paper nomination form at the library.  All winners will have their picture in the paper, along with a short interview.

Be sure to take a peek at all of the colorful artwork decorating our walls for the month of April!  Brought to us by the Seymour Women’s Club Art Show, it showcases works of art from both Black Creek and Seymour Middle Schools.

The Black Creek Village Library is a sign-up location for the Black Creek Village-Wide Rummage Sales on Saturday, April 28th.  It’s just $5 to list your sale on the map, and the deadline is 5 pm on Friday, April 20th.  You can also sign up at BMO Harris Bank, Sal’s Foods, Fox Communities Credit Union, or by emailing BCAdvancement@hotmail.com.

Don’t forget to sign up if you plan to attend our School’s Out Friday – Arbor Day event taking place next Friday, April 27 from 2-4 pm.  To RSVP: sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, send us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary/, or simply click “Going” on our Facebook event page, and then comment with the names of the people attending.

For those of you who still want to read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr for FBCVL’s amazing Booked for Dinner event this coming Saturday, we still have a few copies available at the circulation desk.

This week’s Flash Friday is Legos - hope to see you here!

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 19th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Thursday, April 19th @ 6:30 PM – FBCVL Meeting
  • Friday, April 20th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, April 20th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, April 20th @ 3:15 PM – Flash Friday
  • Saturday, April 21st @ 6:00 PM – FBCVL’s Booked For Dinner

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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