Pillsbury Free Library News | Nov. 5, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Election 2020: Thank you to all who helped count votes on Tuesday at Warner Town Hall, and to all poll workers and voters for being civically involved. (photo credit: Clyde Carson)

N.H. voting results from Tues. Nov. 3, 2020 are available at: http://www.nhprdigital.org/electionresults.
Town by town results for specific races can be found by selecting the specific race at
Warner results are also available here .

Warner residents Natalie Wells and Faith Minton were both candidates for the NH House in Merrimack District 25. Natalie won with 3247 votes to Faith's 2902. Warner's incumbent for District 7, Clyde Carson, was edged out in a close race with Margaret Kennedy, 1566 to 1479. Thank you, Clyde, for your 8 years of service!
The Merrimack County Sherriff's race between Warner's Dennis Crawford and David Croft was not fully tallied at the time this was published, but results available on WMUR at 95% of the count indicated a narrow win for Croft.

Warner Town Offices, The Transfer Station and the Library will be closed Wed. Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day.
Request your library books by Monday to pick up on Tuesday!

Due to a vacancy on the Selectboard created when Judy Newman-Rogers stepped down to become the Selectboard's Administrative Assistant, the remaining two selectmen have appointed Sam Bowers to fill the third position until March elections, as authorized by NH RSA 669:63. More about Sam HERE.

Sign up for Town email alerts and notices at https://warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch/

Sad goodbyes
Condolences to the families of the following former Warner residents who have recently passed. We will let the obituaries linked here speak for themselves.
Diane Torres Violette October 30, 2020.
Marion (Hamilton) Hall October 17, 2020
Kenneth C. Cole October 14, 2020
Warren F. Williams October 6, 2020
Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: at least 42 active, and a total of 60 overall, no increase since last week.

COVID contact tracing scam: Kearsarge Regional School Board is warning of a new phone scam targeting parents of school age children. The caller pretends to be notifying you that your child has been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and then offers testing, and asks for credit card information etc. NEVER give out credit card or personal information to a caller unless you started the contact by calling a place you trust.
Read details in the News section at https://www.kearsarge.org/

Sutton/Warner Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sat. Nov. 7, 9 AM - 1 PM. Highway Garage Details on the Warner Notices page. Questions? Call Warner Transfer Station at 603-456-3303.
Open to residents of Sutton and Warner

Warner Historical Society Cash Raffle tickets are now available from members, or from the Society's online store.

The NH Telephone Museum recently added items, such as historical telephones to its online shop.

Warner Food Pantry is collecting warm clothing and blankets, new or gently used, for our neighbors in need. All Sizes. Drop off at the "Old Graded School", 49 West Main Street in Warner. There is a tent down back. Call Erin or Lori at 456-2053 if you have questions.

If you need assistance with back rent, or eviction, apply for housing support help at CAPNH.org. For help with utility bills, or heating costs, call 456-2207 and leave a message. For urgent housing needs, or other difficulties, call 211 for services.

The United Church of Warner will pause in-person worship Services after Sunday Nov. 8, and will return to all-online services.

There will be NO Thanksgiving community dinner this year. Families in need are being contacted and will be receiving gift cards and/or assisting with shopping.
There WILL be Christmas Project distribution of gifts for needy families. Tags for specific items to donate will be available at Sugar River Bank soon.

Stay tuned for an adapted Festival of Trees and local options for seasonal shopping.
In Appreciation: Veterans
No matter which branch of the Armed Forces, what part of the world, home or abroad, or in which conflict or war you have served, we thank all Veterans for your service. I learned last November that Congress changed the law to include more veterans in eligibility for certain services, and also that any U.S. ARMED FORCES VETERAN that served Honorably on Active Duty starting with December 7, 1941 and going forward, is now eligible to join the American Legion.
Warner is host to the Wilkins-Cloues-Bigelow-Pearson American Legion Post 39. Click "Contact" at the top of their website www.post39warnernh.org/ to join or ask more questions. Or you can often find Adjutant Paul Violette at the N.H. Telephone Museum.
(The NH Telephone Museum is open Tuesdays AND Saturdays 10 am-4 pm for the months of November and December.)

The Legion Post's goal is "to serve Veterans, their families, and the Towns in the area covered". In some cases this may simply consist of conversation and an understanding of what you have experienced or are experiencing. Members can also help connect other veterans with any available medical or financial assistance.
We Recommend
To Do!
While slightly warmer weather is back, take advantage of our passes to the remaining 8 NH State Parks are still open by reservation, until November 15, with some exceptions in icy weather. More information and reservation links at https://www.nhstateparks.org/planning/day-use-reservations
Our NH Parks Library Pass will reduce your cost. Contact us to book one for the date of your visit.

The NH Telephone Museum in Warner is open Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm in November and December, and then will close for January and February.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is Open weekends in November, 11am - 4pm. Call 603-456-2600

Currier Museum of Art is open Thursdays through Sundays.
If using a library pass you need to book your visit by phone to have the 50% discount applied.
This Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8, free admission to the museum by showing a Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card at the Guest Services desk. Timed tickets should be reserved in advance by calling 603-669-6144, x108 to arrange for free admission.
For information about exhibits, visit currier.org

MFA- Boston Art of the Americas ongoing exhibit. Museum tickets must be purchased online. Ask us for the promo code for your discounted entry price of $10.

Contact us for a museum pass to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, The MFA in Boston, The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum or The NH Telephone Museum in Warner!

also has virtual exhibits online, with downloadable pdfs of the images and narratives, and activity worksheets that are ideal for homeschooling.
A Salute to Veterans
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord is offering free admission to active military and veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
That is also the opening day of their November exhibit, "Veterans in Space".
For all other people wanting to see the Center's exhibits, entry is free with our Pass. Shows are $5. Reserve Tickets online.

Read! Elections Edition
A Letter Concerning Toleration; Concerning civil government. John Locke.
American State Papers: [Declaration of Independence; Articles of Confederation; The Constitution]. The Federalist / by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, etc.

Downloadable Books
The most recent audio and ebooks purchased for NH.Overdrive.com are posted at nhdbooks.blogspot.com

Watch
Music concert by Tom Pirozzoli
Watch anytime (1 hr) -CFA- Sunapee

Nov. 6 at 7 pm Super Stellar Friday: Invasion of the Jumping Worms webinar by Wallace Boram: register in advance for the link.

These longer evenings cry out for some good videos: did you know that we lend DVDs for three weeks, just like books?
Choose from almost 2500 titles in our online catalog or ask us to borrow from other libraries through Inter-library Loan if we don't own what you want (it will take a while, so plan ahead or be patient!).

Give us a call at 603-456-2289 or contact us online.
Tech Tip: No Windows Libby App!
News from OverDrive, the provider of New Hampshire Downloadable Books: they will discontinue support for the Libby app for Windows (but not for iOS or android).

Windows device users will still be able to use Libby features on their device by going to libbyapp.com. This site offers the same features as the app-store version of Libby, except the ability to download books for offline use. To access this functionality, users can download Libby for iOS or Android on a compatible device (iPhone, iPad, android smartphone or tablet, etc).
The Libby app will be removed from the Windows App Store the week of Dec. 7, 2020 to prevent any new users from installing the app.
OverDrive will provide in-app messaging to help impacted users with this transition. When users transition to the browser version, OverDrive will preserve as much of the reading data as possible, including saved libraries, library cards, and active loans and holds. Tags and historical timeline activity will not carry over to the browser.
If you are not using a Windows device to listen to or read digital books or magazines, this will not affect you. 
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
This is our shelf full of audio CD's for you to borrow, great listening for your child! Many children love to listen to them while they are falling asleep.

Don't have time or energy to read to your child at night (hopefully not often)? The library has CD's, Audio's and Book/CD combinations. Here's a shelf of at least 50 books with a CD inside, so you have 3 options: read it to or with your child, have them listen to it, or have them listen and follow along.
Preschool Story Times
Join Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Story Times at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link.


Electing a President and all the political "goings on" can be stressful, confusing and overwhelming. Here are a few books that explain much of our political system. These are very helpful for homeschoolers or any child with lots of questions! ("Government" by Mark Friedman, "So You Want to be President" by Judith St. George, "Power to the People" by Kevin Cunningham, and "The People Pick a President" by Carolyn Jackson.
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
Coming Soon 
  • “The Person as Gift” Dr. Anthony Esolen of Magdalen College Fri. Nov. 6, 7:30-8:30 pm : a lecture on Shakespeare, the love of man and woman, and the nature of the human person as male and female. Online and open to the public. Register here
  • Sutton/Warner Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sat. Nov. 7, 9 am - 1 pm. Highway Garage.
  • Library Book Group Wed. Nov. 11 at 1:30 pm by Zoom: Golden Hill: a Novel of Old New York by Spufford (ask for an Inter-Library Loan copy asap!)
  • The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 and its 100-Year Legacy. by Marion Girard Dorsey of UNH. Thurs. Nov 12, 7 pm. Email info@warnerhistorical.org for Zoom link.
  • Evening Book Group: Thurs. Dec. 3, 8:30 pm Golden Hill: a Novel of Old New York by Spufford via Zoom
  • BookEnds Book group: "Book woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Sun. Dec. 6, at 4 PM via Zoom
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse
by Avi
The book’s riveting opening scene, in which Sophie watches as Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy, foreshadows the danger...Read more

In this steampunk world, the British have won the Revolutionary War, and they are not making it easy on the losers.... Read more

In honor of Veteran's Day, these selections encourage teens to learn about war. as well as recognize and honor the brave men and women who fought for our country.
Library Trustees' Meetings
Library Trustee committees meetings by Zoom include the Monthly Board Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, and various Committee meetings.
Zoom links to Trustee meetings are published 24-48 hours in advance on the Warner Events Calendar. Approved minutes are published on the Trustee Meetings page.
Your donations keep library services strong!
With Thanksgiving coming up soon, consider sending a special thank you card to people who are important to you. What better card than one of our special "Stained Glass" Thank You cards (3 for $5), or other non-specific stained glass cards (5 for $10), pictured here. Call 456-2289 to arrange for pickup. Or buy a plant (select one at our pickup table near the Depot St. Entrance).

Contributions to the library may be donated online, mailed to P. O. Box 299, Warner NH 03278 or put in the bookdrop! Contact us if you have any questions.

ONLINE BOOK SALE from Facebook photo album (no FB account needed to view or buy: click "not now").
Just call or email us if you see something in the photos you want to purchase. Price = you choose your donation.
All books for sale have been isolated for many weeks.