Pillsbury Free Library News | Oct. 8, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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COVID-19 Survival on Human Skin
"Wash your hands and don't touch your face"!
A new study evaluated the survival time of Covid 19 and Influenza A (IAV) virus on human skin surfaces. Read the Manuscript here
The study showed that IAV survives around 2 hours, and Covid 19 survives about 9 hours on skin. Good news: the virus is completely inactivated on skin surfaces by 80% ethanol disinfectants in 15 seconds.
"Conclusions: The 9-h survival of SARS-CoV-2 on human skin may increase the risk of contact transmission in comparison with IAV, thus accelerating the pandemic. Proper hand hygiene is important to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections."
Community News
Kathy Carson is looking for a few more Ballot Counters for the Nov. 3 General Election. "I'm nearly to my quota and I'd like to have a wait list". Start time is arrival at Town Hall just before 7 pm, and the night is anticipated to be long...the commitment is until your table's ballots are counted.  Email kathy.carson50@gmail.com or text 603-748-0755. 

The sample 2020 General Election ballot is now on the town website linked both on the home page and Town Clerk page: https://warner.nh.us/temp/2020-11_SampleBallot.pdf

The Supervisors of the Checklist will hold public sessions to accept voter registrations and corrections on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on October 13, and October 20 at Warner Town Hall. Masks are required in Town Hall.

Warner Police Department is accepting applications for part-time and reserve police officers. Applications are available at the PD and Town Hall

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

Fall Foliage Festival is Online this year, Saturday, October 10. Donations have already started coming in, and T-shirts can be ordered. More online at https://wfff.org.

Town offices, Schools, & the Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, Columbus Day. The library staff will, however, be working on Saturday Oct. 10 from 9 am to 2 pm.
New cases of Covid-19 have recently been confirmed in Warner. Please take precautions to be safe!

HALLOWEEN Trick-or-Treating
Statement from Warner PD:
"The CDC has discouraged Trick or Treating during the Covid -19 pandemic. For those who choose to Trick or Treat between 5 pm and 8 pm October 31, we ask that you be safe and responsible:
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Wear a non-costume mask over your nose and mouth when trick-or-treating and handing out treats.
  • Avoid large gatherings or parties and find ways to trick-or-treat while staying at least 6 feet away from others, including when handing out and accepting treats.
  • Practice frequent hand cleaning - bring a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you while trick-or-treating, and use it often.
For those not wishing to participate in handing out treats, we ask that you turn off outside lights."

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

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

An alternative activity: STORIES OF GHOSTS, WITCHES & THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Online Halloween Storytelling Event from the Warner and Hopkinton Historical Societies, October 31, at 7pm, by Zoom. 
"We’ll share a few historical spooky tales on Halloween. We want to hear your favorite scary stories too."
To receive the zoom link for this free event, email info@warnerhistorical.org or director@hopkintonhistory.org.
Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Some stories may not be suitable for young ears.
To Do!
Watch the Warner Fall Foliage Virtual Festival online, Run the 5K on your own time (register first), buy a raffle ticket or a t-shirt, or donate at wfff.org! End with the DoBros Concert on Facebook at 6 pm!
All proceeds will be donated to the Warner Area Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance Programs.

20 NH State Parks are open by reservation, some only until Oct. 12, but some, including the two on Mt. Kearsarge, apparently until November 15. More information and reservation links at
Our NH Parks Library Pass will reduce your cost. Contact us in advance to book one for the date of your visit.

North Hampton Public Library is sponsoring the NH Humanities program Thirteen Days in October: the untold story of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Michael Tougias Tues. October 20th in a Zoom presentation. Free. Register here.

If you have never tried Zoom, and want to learn about using it, we can help you! We could even lend you a Chromebook laptop overnight. (You will need a tablet, smartphone, or computer, and an Internet connection.) Call 456-2289.

Downloadable Books
The most recent audio and ebooks purchased for NH.Overdrive.com are posted at nhdbooks.blogspot.com
Roger Recommends:
Great New Nonfiction

Currier Museum of Art's October ARTalk Online with artist Skawennati. Free. Tues. Oct. 20
5 pm to 6 pm Skawennati discusses her work in the current exhibition Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art. Her multi-platform series TimeTraveller™ features nine machinima episodes, a hybrid of “machine” and “cinema” that refers to a way of producing animated films using computer graphics and video game technology. The work explores indigenous self-representation in new media.
Online via Zoom for the first 100 registrants, and also livestreamed on the Currier’s Facebook page for unlimited viewing.
Reserve your ticket now for Zoom version.

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!
(Hurry! the two Warner museums' seasons end soon)
Library Tech Tips: Screen sharing in Zoom for games and photos!
Can't get together for the holidays or a celebration? Some people are using Zoom to play games with each other, such as "Pictionary", using the screen sharing of the "whiteboard" option to draw images.
The host will need to give permission to others, to switch who shares their screen.(Thanks Terry Hathaway for the tip idea.)

Not sure how to do it all? No worries, you will all laugh a lot as you learn together! Or ask us for a free tutorial!
You can also share photos, just like an old fashioned home slide show. Just preselect your images and place in a special folder, then screen share the folder. (Hint: rename your photos with numbers to keep them in desired order.)
Need more time to play or chat? The free version of Zoom only allows 40 minutes for each "meeting" - but when it ends, you can all click on the same link to start it up again. Easy peasy.
Anyone with an email can create a free Zoom account at Zoom.us. Or contact us to book a time in the Library's Zoom "room".
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
These are the 10 Ladybug Picture book nominees for 2020. We own all 10. Miss Sue is reading them one by one at her Zoom story time. Once read, they can be checked out. For now, you can put a hold on any if you would like to borrow them later, or borrow the ebooks! Vote for your favorite in December!

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Simonds School will NOT be holding its annual Halloween parade this year. Individual classrooms will be recognizing this holiday in order to avoid "whole" school events.

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.

Edible Books!? Create something made of food to illustrate a book title, character or scene, and send us the photo! We will post all photos in a Library Facebook album, and each participant will receive a surprise gift! Send one of your creation and one with you and the item, by October 18. To see examples from past years, visit Facebook.com/PIllsburyFreeLibrary/photos.

Matt Forrest Esenwine is doing a virtual book launch "at" MainStreet BookEnds. We own "Night Wishes" if you'd like to borrow it. Congrats Matt!
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Sat. 9 am -1 pm on the lawn of Warner Town Hall
  • 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
  • WHS Barn sale (outdoors) Sat. Oct. 10, 9 am - 1 pm
  • Warner Fall Foliage VIRTUAL Festival Sat. Oct. 10, including The DoBros WFFF Livestream 6 pm
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day vigil. Warner Town Hall lawn, Mon. Oct. 12, 4-6 pm. Native Speakers.
  • Library Book Group: Wed. Oct.14, 1:30 pm.
  • Flu Clinic by Concord Regional VNA at MainStreet BookEnds, Tues. Oct. 20, 12 pm Register HERE
  • Evening Book Group: Thurs. Oct. 22, 8:30 pm Books for living by Will Schwalbe
  • Indian Museum and Bookends Book Group: The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich. Sun. Nov. 1, 4 PM  
  • Sutton/Warner Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sat. Nov. 7, 9 AM - 1 PM. Highway Garage.
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse
"Look, Jason. I am only stating what they think. I am trying to show you the seriousness of your situation. You are their prime suspect. They have evidence against you. No one else fits the profile . . . ."
Twelve-year old Jason is accused of the brutal murder of a young girl. Is he innocent or guilty? The shocked town calls on an interrogator with a stellar reputation... read more

After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting - things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory...

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!
Contributions 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.

According to a Concord Monitor article on Sunday Sept. 27, indoor hanging plants are now all the rage. You too can be part of the new fashion, while supporting the Library - stop by on the Depot St. side to pick one out...Spider plants and others available. Call, or order at our online store. You choose the amount to pay.

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.