Pillsbury Free Library News | April 8, 2021, Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Happy National Library Week!

Town committees... When/What?
Calendar https://warner.nh.us/calendar & details and links at warner.nh.us/agenda

Mink Hills Recreation Study Committee: Monday April 12, 7:00 pm via Zoom .Details and link at https://warner.nh.us/agenda/?show=mhr

Town Meeting business discussion session is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9 AM  See Warrant
Location: Town Hall, inside and on lawn.

2020 TOWN REPORT is available online

Hydrant flushing will take place in the village over the course of 3 weeks: April 8 thru April 30, 2021. In buildings within the Warner Village Water District you may notice a decrease in water pressure or slight discoloration in your water at times during this period. Flushing of the hydrants is done two times a year, in April and November.

To receive Town notices or emergency alerts, sign up at https://warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch/

SPRING Youth SOCCER Registration is OPEN! Spring soccer will be every Tuesday from May 4 - May 25 (4 weeks). for 4 weeks. $40 per player, ages 4-14 (pre-k/and grade school).
Held at Simonds Elementary School right after school, this program is organized by WYSA and coached by NEC's Soccer coach and team.
Registration deadline is APRIL 13.

2020 IRS tax filing deadline has been extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021.
The Library has Tax forms and copy service, computer use by appointment.
For free Tax help (AARP): nhtaxhelp.org or call 211.
Keep your voter registration active!
Voter Checklist Verification - Saturday April 10, 9 - 9:30 AM Warner Town Hall.
Any person on the checklist who has not voted in the past four years must re-register to remain on the checklist. This session is for re-registering voters who have not voted since April 1, 2017, and also new voter registration, correction of the Checklist, and/or change of political party affiliation.
Voters may check party affiliation on-line:

NH COVID vaccination Information
vaccines.nh.gov or call 211. Summary at

Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: 23 active cases, with a total of 165 cases so far, an increase of 22 from last week's newsletter. (read on...)

Eric Buck, Professor & Interim President of Magdalen College asked us on Monday to share this: "in the last several days the college has had an outbreak of coronavirus. We have had to close the campus to all outsiders and are requiring students to stay on campus. Daily Mass has been cancelled this week."

and the Union Leader reported further details April 6 and April 7.

How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines? Should you bother getting vaccinated? A good overview with helpful FAQs is provided by Dartmouth Hichcock at https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/covid19/vaccine-effectiveness

CDC interim public health guidelines for fully vaccinated people: HERE

Kearsarge Regional School District
News at https://www.kearsarge.org/ includes a letter about in-person vs remote learning at KRSD in response to Governor Sununu's Emergency order #89.
Reminder: Independent student work day
Friday April 16 to accommodate the second-dose vaccination event for District personnel.
Warner People
Condolences to the family of John E Marsh who passed away March 24, 2021. Services will be Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10 o'clock at the United Church of Warner.

Some of you know the talented Jonmichael Tarleton, son of Angela and Kevin Tarleton See his Musical Theater Reel on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZAhvkxEsCQ

In a list of special books on Bookpage for this month, Earthday suggestions: the first is a new book by Charles Ghigna & Warner's Matt Forrest Esenwine: https://bookpage.com/features/26139-make-every-day-earth-day-childrens

See the recommendations section below for David Elliott's talk at Gibson''s Bookstore.

We recently updated our page of Warner writers and illustrators to include Dr. Anthony Esolen, resident of Warner since 2017. He is a writer, social commentator, translator of classical poetry, including Dante and Lucretius, and Writer-in-Residence at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts.
Warner Wildlife
Do Possums Socially Distance?
Nancy Ladd was surprised to catch a Possum on her critter cam several nights last week, but even more surprised to discover it coordinating with a porcupine in the wee hours one night... (no masks required since they were outdoors and properly socially distancing).
Send us your photos to share!
Earth Day Projects
Volunteer Opportunities - Earth Day Cleanup projects

  • Warner Parks and Recreation Department: Thursday April 15, Meeting at Bagley Park for a 10am start to pickup trash for the Adopt-A-Highway Program in Warner, We have vests and gloves, you can bring your own as well. Please spread the word, any help is appreciated. It is usually done with 1-1/2 hours. Rain or Shine event. 
  • A new Facebook group called Warner Cares has been set up by Jody Sloane as "a community group focused on organizing local-based actions with a global impact." Anyone can ask to be added to the group. The first event posted is an Earth Day Cleanup Event on April 24th and 25th. Meet up is at 10 a.m. at the Park and Ride on either day. There you will receive bags and gloves, and trash claws for anyone who struggles with mobility. Pick your area to work on, but focus is Main Street (103) from Exit 9 south to Exit 8. At noon they will check-in at the Jim Mitchell Park to lend a hand with their cleanup if necessary. Do only what you are comfortable doing. Please observe all COVID-19 precautions.
  • Jim Mitchell Park Spring Cleanup, also to include The Lodge at 17 Church Street. Pick up sticks, Clip dead plant material, rake, sweep. Bring clippers, rake, gloves, bucket and tarp if you have one. Saturday, April 24 9:30 - 11:30 am, and Saturday May 1 if needed. (editor's NOTE: May 1 is Town Meeting day)
Looking Back: Wednesdays-To-Go with the Library
30 people attended Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares. Many other excellent presentations are listed at nhhumanities.org/programs/upcoming
"SHOP LOCAL, Shop Safely: Support local business"
How does the American Rescue Plan Act affect employers?
Now Hiring, locally:

Warner McDonald's is hiring for all shifts! Full or part time, competitive pay, flexible schedules, tuition assistance, 401k and much more!
Visit and grab an application or Apply Online HERE or Call 603-456-2805 and ask Elizabeth Bushaw for more details.
Bagley Pond Perennials is looking for part time greenhouse help. Hours and days are flexible. Please contact Denise on Messenger or email at Natives@bagleypondperennials.com

Cafe One East is looking for a part- time Barista. Contact Shawn Coe.
We Recommend
To Do
Be safe: stay home and phone, Zoom, Skype or Facetime family and friends, or learn something new...
Ask the library to set up a Zoom meeting link for you! Training is also available by phone or Zoom, or we can send you instructions.
Museum news:
The Currier Museum of Art reopened to the public on Thursday, April 1. currier.org

NH Telephone Museum is open Tuesdays AND Saturdays in April – 10 am to 4 pm. Call 603-456-2234

Reserve timed tickets from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM or from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM online at starhop.com
New exhibit items from the now-closed Weather Discovery Center include the "shaking shack"!
Library Pass users may use the "member ticket" price.

MFA- Boston: Advance timed-entry Ticket information. use our promo-code "pass" - call us 603-456-2289.

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum will open for the season on May 1. Hours Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays, noon to 4 pm. Reservations encouraged but not required.

Speaker: The Rev. Cornelia Eaton Canon to the Ordinary for Ministry & Program Director of Hozhó Wellness Center for Women, The Episcopal Church in Navajoland.
Find Link info at IndianMuseum.org

Tick-Safe Strategies for Outdoor Activities: Learn how to teach others to prevent tick bites and avoid illness.Tickfreenh workshop for tick-safe strategies via a train-the-trainer format. Friday May 7, 8:30 to 11:30 AM. Register HERE
April is National Poetry Month
Roger Robbins

The power of a poem was wonderfully demonstrated when Amanda Gorman delivered her inauguration poem The Hill We Climb, now available as a book. Her words electrified a national audience, riveting their attention and their feelings - things a good poem should do!
Sample an anthology of New Hampshire poetry or read one of these outstanding poets with New Hampshire ties (there are many more!): starred names are connected to Warner!

Interested in learning more about poetry in the Granite State? Visit the Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Newest adult books
for March and APRIL
Find previous lists at our catalog.

Remember, we can borrow titles not in our collection. Just ask!

NH Humanities programs online

Did you miss the program on Indigenous Peoples of Warner on March 31? You can watch the recording on the Warner Historical Society's youtube channel

Did you miss David Elliott's talk at Gibson's Bookstore about his book the Seventh Raven? It is on Gibson's Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2h6aL_bIpU

For other area events, search online listings at nh365.org
April is Poetry Month! Friday, April 9, watch and listen to Poetry readings by contest winners on the theme Native American Beauty is Diversity: https://centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
These cute ladybugs are the next craft that Miss Sue will be sending home in your book bags. Enjoy!! Something fun, easy, and bright for spring!

April is Poetry month! There is a wide variety of poetry books in the children's room. The poetry book is now on the story walk for the month.

Our New Children's Items

Preschool Story Time
Join Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Story Times at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link.
Great Stone Face voting system this year is on a Google form ballot that can accept a single vote at a time. This is for all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders so they can vote on their own. You can access the ballot here: https://forms.gle/8LyrAm3i3SNpQxFa9

Miss Sue will have a "Great Stone Face Party" on Zoom if there are kids in grades 4-6 who would like to participate. We will be voting then, rather than doing it on your own, and we always play a fun game related to the books. Contact Miss Sue if you are interested- proposed date- April 22nd at 5:30 PM.

Following Bills in the NH Legislature
Senate Calendar (use arrows to move to other dates). Click on a calendar item to see details, find a link to join on Zoom (to comment), or watch the YouTube live stream.
on the Senate Youtube channel live, or later!

Find the latest House business at gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/default.aspx
To see all the bills being discussed, click here. House Calendar

Warner's NH Legislator contact pages: Senator Rebecca Whitley (District 15).
Bills that Becky has sponsored or cosponsored.
Representatives: Margaret Kennedy (Dist. 7) and Natalie Wells (Dist. 25). Committees, bill sponsorship and voting records are available on their pages or search by year

To speak at a committee hearing, or to register a position without speaking, go to the House testimony instructions or Senate testimony instructions (links are on the right side of the General Court home page).
To find specific Bills, go to gencourt.state.nh.us.

You can subscribe to the NH Municipal Association legislative bulletins: recent bulletins.
TEEN TALK with Linda

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.Life’s not perfect, but Read more

Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has always been too occupied with her love of math and frequent battles with anxiety to want to date. Besides, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be kind of weird. But by senior year, thanks to therapy and her friends, she’s feeling braver than before. Maybe even brave enough to enter a national math and physics competition or flirt Read more

READ THE Isinglass Nominees (Gr. 7-8) and Flume nominees (Gr.9-12)
Vote by April 30, 2021 for your favorite 2021 titles Here: Isinglass and Flume
Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Monday Morning Zentangle 9 -10:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link.
  • Pick up a free seasonal craft kit at the Library (call ahead, 603-456-2289)
Coming Soon
  • Poetry from NHCFA competition winners, April 9, 5:30 pm zoom.us/j/92742652437
  • Library Book Group Wed. April 14, 1:30 pm via Zoom (link on events calendar) The Woman who smashed Codes by Fagone. Call the library for a copy.
  • Social History of the Mink Hills presented by Rebecca Courser, Wed. April 28, 7pm, online Register Here
  • TOWN MEETING! Sat. May 1, at 9 am, at Warner Town Hall, inside and outside seating.
  • Plant sale at Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Sat. June 5, 10 to 4 pm.

Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
Library Trustees' Meetings
Library Trustee committees meetings by Zoom include the Monthly Board Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm, and various Committee meetings, some that meet monthly, are usually 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.
Your donations keep Library services strong!
New item! Colorful cotton corner bookmarks lovingly crafted and donated by Marcia Moyer are the gentle way to mark your place in a book. when you have to pause your reading. Available by donation. Stop by to select your personal favorite.

You can also donate to buy a perennial houseplant. Spider plants, Hoya, and Christmas cacti available. Call 456-2289 to arrange a time to pick up your plant.

The Circle of Friends "buy it now" sale of items has a few items available. Items photos can be found in an album on Facebook. Our sincere thanks to donors and buyers!

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.

Stained glass theme "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.

Photos of DVDs for sale have been added to our ONLINE BOOK SALE from Facebook photo album (no FB account needed to view or buy: click "not now" to view).
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.