Pillsbury Free Library News | Oct. 22, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Now that we have had some rains, seasonal campfire permits are being issued at this time. Contact a warden for a permit or use the state online permitting. If you have a current permit, you are allowed to burn following the regular rules (from Warner Fire and Rescue on Facebook).
Burning of brush piles is still not allowed per the governor.

Fuel and Electric Assistance applications are being accepted by Community Action Program Warner Area Center. Call Jill Engel at 603-456-2207 to request a packet, which is then mailed in for processing.

The Warner Area Food Pantry is continuing under the care of Erin Reed and Laurie, in partnership with MainStreet Warner, Inc. under the new "Warner Connects Community Resources". Details of the distribution location are being worked out and will be announced shortly.

New Children's Park opened: MainStreet Warner, Inc. recently announced the Grand Opening of the Children's Park within the Jim Mitchell Community Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on 10/10/20, the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Jim Mitchell Community Park, and the 20th anniversary for MainStreet Warner, Inc. In the Spring of 2021 look for exciting things happening there.

Sample 2020 General Election ballot can be viewed at https://warner.nh.us/temp/2020-11_SampleBallot.pdf
Check the status of your absentee ballot request or return, at the Secretary of State's website. Simply enter your town, legal voting name, and date of birth.

Warner Town Clerk can accept voter registrations and corrections to be submitted for verification on Tuesday, Nov. 3 during Voting Day at Warner Town Hall.

Sign up for Town email alerts and notices at https://warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch/
Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner have increased to 46, up 7 from last week. Please take precautions to be safe, and isolate or quarantine for the sake of others if you have been asked to do so or are awaiting test results!

HALLOWEEN Trick-or-Treating
Due to increases in community Covid-19 transmission, Trick -or treating and gatherings are being discouraged. Please be cautious in your choices of activity. Consider borrowing scary stories to share by Zoom, or DVDs for a movie night, and staying home!

The NH Governor's COVID-19 guidelines for Halloween: https://www.readynh.gov/halloweensafety.htm

CDC Covid-19 guidelines about how to manage all types of seasonal celebrations, at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

Kearsarge Regional School Board has issued a letter about parent Petitions to change student learning location (such as from Remote to In-person). Some classes in some schools are at maximum allowed capacity due both to new families, and changing decisions. Where requests cannot all be granted, there is a protocol for prioritization, as explained in the letter: read details at https://www.kearsarge.org/

The Warner Fall Foliage Virtual Festival T-Shirts still available - or make a donation online at https://wfff.org.

Judy Newman-Rogers has started work this week as Administrative Assistant to the Selectmen. She is resigning from her Selectboard position. Anyone interested in being a selectman should contact the office at 456-2289, extension 1.

Clocks "Fall Back" one hour to Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, November 1.
Hero Appreciation: Postal Workers
A shout-out to the overworked civil servants of the U. S. Postal Service who are working hard to keep up with the increasing demands of getting our mail to us, while also facing a larger risk of exposure to Covid-19.
I recently noticed a mailbox in my neighborhood that had the front hanging open. Inside was a painted "Thank You" and a gold star, obviously intended for the mail carrier to see. (Note: It is illegal to place objects or unpaid mail inside mailboxes, so this was a creative way to show appreciation, every day).
A large number of homes have recently changed hands, and there is a much larger volume of packages and election mail due to the Pandemic and people working from home. Often the carriers are being asked to work 7 days a week, due to arrangements with Amazon for assisting with Sunday deliveries in nearby towns.
Additionally, there have been some recent employee shortages and changes at the Warner Post Office, with the retirement of Part Time Clerk Teresa, and rotating substitute mail carriers. As new employees learn the long routes, and get familiar with variations in how some people's mail is addressed, you may notice some later delivery times due to the high volume of mail. Let's remember to be understanding of any delays or delivery errors, and maybe find a way to say Thank You, as my neighbors did.
We Recommend
To Do!
8 NH State Parks are still open by reservation, some until November 15. 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 in advance to book one for the date of your visit.

Currier Museum of Art
Current exhibits include Richard Haynes Whispering Quilts, open until November 29. For information about this and other exhibits, visit currier.org.

Reserve Tickets online. Entry is free with our Pass. Shows are $5.

MFA- Boston Writing the Future
Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation Oct. 18, 2020–May 16, 2021. October is sold out, November tickets on sale NOW. Ask us for the promo code for your discounted entry price of $10.

Going to see an Exhibit? 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!
(Indian Museum season ends soon)
Dark tales: beyond Steven King and Ann Rice.
For those of you who enjoy edge-of- your-seat stories, or classic spirit tales, Nancy has created some lists (found at the top of the library catalog page) of lesser known titles hiding in our collection. Horror, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, dark suspense, and other disturbing tales and a few with humor are included.
Select Scary Stories, or try the shorter reads in Scary Teen Fiction, which includes some Graphic novel versions of classics like Dracula.

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

Scary Movies at home
Try our Scary DVDs, or for the fainter of heart or family movie night, try "Scary (NOT really) DVDs" like Ghost Busters or Bewitched.

NH Humanities: The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking? Wed. Oct. 28, 7 pm by Zoom.

NH Humanities: Black Thought series program, Reparations, Its History & Impact: Why Now? Wed. Nov. 11, 6 pm led by Mr. Woullard Lett, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America RSVP here

Find more free virtual programs at the NHhumanities.org website.
Library Tech Tip: Genealogy
Proquest Services has extended permission for at-home access to the genealogy resource Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) to December 31, 2020.
Before Covid-19, the ALE licensing only allowed access from the library buildings. Their one condition is that the access must be behind a protected login. Here's how:
To access ALE and HeritageQuest online genealogy resources easily, use your library card number and password to enter your account at our catalog link. Then it is one-click to either of the two genealogy resources subscribed to by the library.
Once you start, it is hard to stop!

Not sure of your account log in? Call 456-2289 Or use or contact forms.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Did you know about the PARENTING section in the Children's room?
Our collection can help parents get through tough "stages" covering topics from anxieties, biting, or breastfeeding, to education and homeschooling. To see all the titles, search by Call Number for PARENTS, or call Sue at 456-2289.

Pictured are magazine titles offered in the Children's room.
Also, we discard old issues, if you'd like any we'd be happy to put them in your curbside bag.
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.

Books from the Ladybug list are being read at story time. A description and voting sheet are available with the link above. Voting for your favorite will be in December.

The Pinkalicious cupcakes pictured are a submission for the library's "2020 Edible Book Display" from Lulu and her family. The deadline to enter is now Oct. 30th. Send us your photos! Cooking with your child is a fun (and tasty) family adventure, and a way to learn math, reading and even science! Photos will be put on Facebook.
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
Coming Soon
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse
If you like the challenge of reading a book that might haunt you later, take a look at these choices...

Where does reality end and insanity begin? This title by National Book Award finalist Francine Prose is The Turn of the Screw reinvented for modern-day teens,... Read more

Werewolf - a creature who has made men shiver for centuries. Just imagine human beings who can transform... Read more

Reserve classic scary tales written as graphic novels...
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.

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.