Pillsbury Free Library News | July 31, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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Do Bears Zoom?
"Judy! Do you also have a large black dog?" was the question that caused a recent Library Trustee subcommittee meeting to pause for a few minutes. Everyone who has used Zoom to meet with people online has probably seen family dogs wandering in and out, or cats jumping up in front of the camera during a meeting. At this meeting, we were treated to a view of the black bear who often visits the home of a Board member! Chickens secured, the meeting resumed.
Community News
Dept. of Public Works reminder:
Anyone who is resurfacing their driveway needs to fill out a driveway permit form prior to having work done. Patching or resealing does not require a permit. Driveway Regulations

Census 2020
If you own a building that is not a full time residence, you still need to file a census report on it and tell them there are Zero residents. That will save workers time calling or visiting to get the information. Seasonal homeowners can call in their information 844-330-2020 .  If you received the paper questionnaire at your seasonal home, you only need to answer the questions on the first page, and send it in.

You can also file online at census.gov.
Kearsarge Regional School District is still working on options, and a decision on instruction modes for Fall 2020 will not be made until the August 6 School Board meeting. The SAU issued a letter on July 23 outlining a tentative menu of options for families, and discussion held July 30.

Velvet Moose Icecream Shoppe
Now open till 8:00 every night.
Mon. - Fri. 3-8 pm, Sat & Sun 2-8 pm

Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts has announced their Summer session for dance lessons is August 3 -20. Private lessons also offered.
Schoodacs Coffee House announced on their Facebook page that the Cafe will be re-opening under a new name/ owner in a month or so, and the FB page will be renamed soon to give updates.
Recommended


Learn /Do
 Currier Museum of Art will reopen August 20. Masks will be required. Timed tickets will go on sale Aug.1
The Library has passes for half price admission. Children are free.
New museum hours will be:
Thursdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday thru Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
10 to 11 am reserved for members and seniors only. http://currier.org
Watch a live virtual ARTalk with one of the artists in the Currier's exhibit: Joan Pamboukes Aug. 6, 5-6 pm

Listen
National Public Radio (NPR)'s series Codeswitch. "tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society."

Read
Rebecca & Adi Rule (Aug. 22)

John Lewis 's MARCH : told in a three-volume graphic (comic) format.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Summer Program!
"Imagine Your Story" Gr. K and up
"Drive-in" programs:
Tues. Aug 4, 9:30 AM: Poster
Wed. Aug 5, 1:30 PM Mermaids/Mermen & a link to a video on how to build a boat.
Full schedule here. Call 456-2289

Sign up now ! Register here to reserve an activity kit for projects to do at home.
 The Fairy Village has had "Fairies"! We've noticed rock creations and some "Fairy Dust"!

Our Dragon has a name- "Puff the Magic Dragon".

Preschool storytimes
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytimes at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link.

REMEMBER, books to take home need to be ordered at least a day ahead !

LOCAL EVENTS In Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Saturdays 9 am -1 pm
Coming Soon
  • Monday Morning Zentangle every week, 8 - 9:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link or contact the library
  • BookEnds Book Discussion Sun. Aug 2, 4 pm on Zoom: The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss
  • Tory Hill Readers - CANCELLED Bernd Heinrich (Sat. Aug. 8 )
  • Book DIscussion Wed. Aug 12, 1:30 pm via Zoom The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason (unlim. ebooks available after Aug. 3 for State-wide "Big Read").
  • Evening Book DIscussionThurs. Aug 27, 8 pm via Zoom The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason unlim. ebooks available after Aug. 3 for State-wide "Big Read")

Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
Teen Talk
Teen Summer Challenge:
Take on one or more "Missions" and complete easy challenges to win points and prizes!
Create a sign-in account at our site on READSquared to see mission options and log your progress, or contact the library or go online for printable copies of missions and report forms. 
Book Discussion
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, online using Zoom: Earn points for a Mission if you are using READsquared!
Wed. Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm

Kearsarge Summer Reading
Suggestions from NH Teens
Gr. 7-8: from the 2020-21 Isinglass Award List
by Samira Ahmed
Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today. .. Read more...
Gr. 9-12: from the 2020-21 Flume Award List
As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Read more...

Both books are available at the library or at nh.overdrive.com (or use the Libby app)
Library Trustees' Meetings
Library Trustee committees next meetings by Zoom include the Library's Programs and PR Committee meeting on Tuesday Aug 4, at 6 pm and Policies Committee Tues. Aug. 11 at 6 pm
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.
Donors in the Spotlight
Thank you to Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum for once again donating Museum passes for the year for Warner Residents to borrow from the library. The museum is open Wed - Sunday. Call 603-456-2600 or email deputydirector@indianmuseum.org to reserve your tour.
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
Support our supporters! Auction Sponsors
We have yet more people and businesses to thank for donations of items to the Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social which was postponed due to COVID-19!
Author/ Illustrators True Kelley and husband Steven Lindblom of Warner donated copies of some of their many wonderful children's books. Collectibles!