Pillsbury Free Library News | Sept. 11, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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Featuring...Warner Fire Department
The Warner Fire Department recently received a new Engine 1, replacing the previous 25 year old engine. Thanks to having a new Fire Station building, it did not need to be custom-height to fit the ceiling limitations of the old station!
Installation of the fire danger sign, with its accompanying roof and Smokey the Bear sculpture, was completed this summer thanks to Ben Blakeslee of Warner. Ben took on the fundraising, design and coordination as his Eagle Scout project. He was assisted by fellow scouts of Troop #77 of Hopkinton. We hear the sculpture is much admired by other Fire Departments. Some funds were provided by The Warner Firefighters Association, Inc. Donations to the WFA, Inc. can be sent to: 148 W. Main St., Warner NH 03278.

The Warner Firefighters Association, Inc. is selling reflective address markers so that emergency personnel can easily find your home. The 6" x 12" reflective red and silver durable signs are available for $15 in either horizontal or vertical orientation. Order form and image are at https://warner.nh.us/departments/fd/
Community News
The IRS wants you to know that unemployment income is taxable income, when it is time to pay federal taxes. "The State will provide taxpayers with a paper Form 1099-G or make it available electronically by January 31st showing the amount of taxable benefits paid".
You can ask to have taxes withheld from your payments, or pay in other ways before the end of this year. The IRS Information flyer is at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5444.pdf.

ALSO, note that if your payroll tax is being deferred starting Sept. 1, your check will look larger but the taxes will be taken out next year, so you may want to set aside the extra amount now, to avoid difficulty later. More information...
Updated 2020 Warner property values have been posted to the town website:

Bids are still being invited on land and building acquired by the Town by Tax Deed at 198 Horne Street, Map 12 - Lot 036

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

Census 2020 Self-Response rate : Warner SELF-responses are at 64.5%, N.H.is 65.9%, U.S. 65.6%. However, including followup, the total of NH households tallied is 91.3%.
To Do!
State Parks are still open, mostly by reservation. Borrow our pass to help with your costs.
More info HERE

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will re-open in phases starting Sept. 26 with the Art of the Americas Wing, with additions and enhanced interpretation. Women Take the Floor”, and Black Histories, Black Futures, the groundbreaking display curated by Boston teens, from last Spring, remain on view.

and other museums.
Freedom Historical Society, in partnership through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities, presents “Digging into Native History in New Hampshire by Robert G. Goodby, Ph.D. on Wed., Sept. 16 at 7 PM. This virtual program is free and open to the public using ZOOM. To receive access information, Register in advance.

Lots of new books and DVDs have arrived in the last few weeks. Check out the "lists" at the top of the Library Catalog page

Trivia Fun
Can you find the image of the Library's front door stained glass panel at Jamie Morgan Design Stained Glass website? Jamie repaired the panel after a break-in in the 1970's! Jamie just repaired two windows for us, as noted last week.
Library TECH TIPS:
Inter-Library Loan is coming Back!

The N.H. Inter-library loan system will be restarting Sept. 15, but will be a little bit slower due to quarantine measures at both ends being required of participants. Also, some libraries may not be participating at first or may pause at times, depending on local Covid-19 related decisions. You can place requests with us online at https://www.warner.lib.nh.us/books-more/inter-library-loan-requests/ or contact us at 456-2289.
You can view the titles available in NH online at https://nhais.agshareit.com/home?cid=nhais&lid=nhais but you will need to place your request through us.
Or let us know what topic you are seeking and we can search for materials that fit your needs.
Book group? Tell us how many copies and the date, and we can request them all at one time. Contact us for help.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
For chapter book readers- "The Coin Slot Chronicles: Arcade and the Triple T Token" by Rashad Jennings is recorded and available on our website. Books #2, 3 and 4 in the series are now available for you to check out. The picture above is #1, 2, and 4, (#3 is currently out).

Below is a new Parenting book for those who are homeschooling. It should be very helpful!
Preschool Story Times
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Story Times at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link.

When looking for a fun book to read or something for school, you can search the catalog by subject. However, asking a librarian is another way to find what you need or want. Librarians love to help, not only to get you what you need, but also teach you how to do it yourself.

To all the families who participated in the summer program- "Puff" has now been taken down from the window. If your child would like the dragon scales with their name on them, please let Miss Sue know.

(A suggested reading list)
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Sat. 9 am -1 pm on the lawn of Warner Town Hall
  • Bradford Farmer's Market Sun. 9-1 at 5 Acres Store
  • Monday Morning Zentangle New time!, 9 -10:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link or contact the library

Coming Soon
  • BookEnds Book Group Sun. Sept 13, 4 pm via Zoom A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
  • Poetry readings (via Zoom) on Mon. Sept. 21, 7 pm from COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems, an anthology edited by N.H. Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary. Information at NHSL Center for the Book's blog
  • Annual Meeting for Warner Historical Society. Thurs. Sept. 24, 7 pm on Zoom. Followed by Barn History talk. info@warnerhistorical.com. Members will get an email. Renew now!
  • Evening Book Discussion: Thurs. Sept 24 at 8:30 pm via Zoom. Euphoria by Lily King. Hosted by LIbrary Trustee Terry Hathaway.
  • Book/ History discussion: Wed. Sept. 30, 10 am via Zoom with Mark Zwonitzer, author of The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism. Advance registration required. The library owns the book.
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse
Especially for those who may not think they like History...

What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (Graphic book format)
In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the West Coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “relocation centers,”
hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.

They Called Us Enemy (Flume Award list '21) is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the terrors and small joys of childhood in the shadow of legalized racism... Read More

Gr. 7-8:

Gr. 9-12:
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 Support Keeps Library Service Strong
ONLINE BOOK SALE photo album on Facebook (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.

Sorry, no new donations of books accepted right now, as we have plenty to sell, including many children's and nonfiction, and not enough storage space or muscle.
**All books for sale have been in quarantine for weeks or months, and staff wear masks to handle**.