Pillsbury Free Library News | Oct. 15, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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MainStreet Warner, Inc. Has a Home
Through a generous community effort, on September 25th, 2020, MainStreet Warner, Inc. purchased the former Harris Masonic Lodge at 17 Church Street (near Simonds School). This will provide the community with a fabulous indoor venue for future concerts and performances, a meeting place for workshops, a commercial kitchen, and partnering with the Warner Area Food Pantry to better meet the needs of our families all year round.
Community News
Christopher "C.G." Martiello will be performing live, on SKIT’s Facebook page, on a Theremin Friday Oct. 16 @ 7pm. If you have never seen this amazing instrument being played, tune in to see music being pulled from the air!
Donations can be made to Sunapee Kearsarge Intercommunity Theater (SKIT) on their website.

Welcome to Fred Moe, the new manager of Community Action Program Warner Area Center. Energy Assistance program registration begins soon. Fred is a Warner resident, and started this week.
The Warner Area Food Pantry is continuing under the care of Erin and Laurie, in a separate space, and USDA foods via CAP will also continue. More soon on these changes.

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.

The Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session to accept voter registrations and corrections on Tues. Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Warner Town Hall.

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

The Warner Fall Foliage Virtual Festival raised over $10,000, all of which will be contributed to the Warner Area Food Pantry and CAP Fuel Assistance programs during this extraordinary time of need. More online at https://wfff.org.

39 New cases of Covid-19 have recently been confirmed in Warner, mostly associated with Pine Rock Manor residents and staff, many of who reportedly have had mild or no symptoms. Bradford Elementary school cancelled one class temporarily recently due to two students who were potentially exposed. Please take precautions to be safe!

HALLOWEEN Trick-or-Treating
Due to community transmission, parties and gatherings are not encouraged, so please be cautious in your choices of activity.

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 decided that for two weeks after Thanksgiving break all students in KRSD will learn from home, with no in-person classes. This will ensure 14 days of distancing after possible holiday gatherings and travel. Arrangements are being made to issue the additional chromebook laptops.

Scam alert! If you are a TDS customer beware of scam emails trying to get you to click a link. Do NOT click - call instead!
One example mentioned on the Facebook Group Let's Talk About Warner stated that a new cell # was added to their account for recovery purposes. It contained the text
"Didn’t make this change? Please verify your account immediately with the verify button below to delete the masked mobile phone number". Don't Click!

Clocks "Fall Back" one hour to Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, November 1.

Correction: AA is meeting in-person now.
To Do!
15 NH State Parks are still open by reservation, some only another week, some 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.

Currier Museum of Art
Current exhibits include A Life Made in Art: Maud Briggs Knowlton. On view through October 25, 2020. Knowlton, the Currier’s first director (1929–1946), was a lifelong Manchester, N.H. resident with deep ties to Monhegan Island, off the coast of Maine. Visit currier.org for information about more exhibits.

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)

Downloadable Books
The most recent audio and ebooks purchased for NH.Overdrive.com are posted at nhdbooks.blogspot.com
Roger Recommends:
Outstanding Poetry
From the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature, Louise Gluck:
From Warner's Pulitzer-Prize poet, Maxine Kumin: Full catalog search includes Selected Poems 1960-1990

And just added to the collection:

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

October ARTalk Online with artist Skawennati. (exhibit Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art. on view now). Free. Tues. Oct. 20, 5 pm to 6 pm. Online via Zoom for the first 100 registrants, and livestreamed on the Currier’s Facebook page for others.

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 20, 6 pm by Zoom. Free. Register here.

Find more free virtual programs at the NHhumanities.org website.
Library Tech Tip: Just ASK!
Feeling intimidated by trying to search our catalog online or placing holds to request items? Don't let it stop you from borrowing!
You can just call 456-2289 or email pfl.ill@tds.net and ask us for specific titles, or recommendations. We can also find books or DVDs on the general topic, age level or genre of your choice.
Or use our contact forms.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Autumn has arrived at the library! Come see some decorations, enjoy a family in town walk, and walk along the story walk!

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.

Did you know that not only do we have Halloween books to share with your children, but we also have a few movies. Many aren't trick or treating this year, so movie night would be a great option.
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Sat. 9 am -1 pm on the lawn of Warner Town Hall until too cold.
  • Monday Morning Zentangle 9 -10:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link or contact the library
Coming Soon
  • 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
  • Online Halloween storytelling event Stories of ghosts, witches & things that go bump in the night from the Warner and Hopkinton Historical Societies, Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7pm, by Zoom.
  • 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.
  • 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!)
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse
Rick Riordan has created several successful book series for teens. He is the most requested teen author in our library!

He conceived the idea for the Percy Jackson series as bedtime stories about ancient Greek heroes for his son Haley. Haley had been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, inspiring Riordan to make the titular protagonist ADHD and dyslexic.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series features the twelve-year-old who discovers he is the modern-day son of the ancient Greek god Poseidon. This five book series inspired a feature film.

Riordan also created a sequel series to Percy Jackson, The Heroes of Olympus. Five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death.
The Kane Chronicles, a three book series, which features a modern-day Egyptian pantheon and two new sibling protagonists, Sadie and Carter Kane.

The Five book series about Camp Half-Blood, The Trials of Apollo, features Apollo who has been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. He is on his path to restoring five ancient Oracles and reclaiming his godly powers.

The library has many of his books and audio books that you can reserve. Search for Rick Riordan and reserve a book from the library

Overdrive has many of his works available as downloads. Download from Overdrive

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!
Thank you to a local couple who recently donated to the library after hearing about our iWave bipolar ionization installation. Their donation will help with the cost of the installation, and/or the ion counter and data logger, which was just received and is being put to use to monitor the iWave's effect on the air ion content. A reading of 1 = 1000, the minimum goal. Success so far!

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.