Pillsbury Free Library News | August 21, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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Note: The Library staff will be OFF DUTY Sept. 5 to 7 for Labor Day Weekend.
100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote
100th Anniversary! Purple, white and gold banners have been placed at the Pillsbury Free Library, Town Hall, Warner Pharmacy, Warner Public Market, and MainStreet BookEnds this week, commemorating ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution in 1920, giving United States women the right to vote.
A committee of volunteers researched historical details, sewed banners, and then Becky MacDonald and her husband created and installed the displays. Several planned events have been postponed to 2021, but each of these banner displays includes a different set of interesting facts for you to read.
Community News

Kearsarge Regional School District issued a Community Update Letter on August 14. available at Kearsarge.org.

Supervisors of the Checklist Public Sessions, at Town Hall, voter registrations and corrections - masks required:
8/26/20 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9/01/20 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Information about voting, including absentee ballots, is on the Town Clerk's page.
Job opening: 20 hrs/wk Town of Warner Administrative Assistant. The job description can be viewed HERE.

Census 2020 2020census.gov/
Response rate : Warner responses went up since last week to 61.9%, still lagging behind average NH 63.8%, US 64%

Mental health issues related to lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, has a 24 hour helpline: 800-950-6264, and NAMI-NH has Zoom meetings and Facebook groups for some of its support groups. Find group contacts at naminh.org
Tired of your same old family board games? Borrow some new games from the library! Search our catalog for "Games & Puzzles". Games will be quarantined between borrowers.

Create an account using your library card # & email to enjoy free movies at warnernh.kanopy.com. More information HERE...
If you missed Bill Noble's talk Aug. 20 at the Fells/Hay Estate in Newbury, about his new book Spirit of Place, the Making of a New England garden, you can borrow it from us!.

Rebecca & Adi Rule (Aug. 22)

American Independence Museum
Virtual Tours are now available for the public. Hosted every Wednesday at 11 am and 2 pm with a live guide via Zoom. Tickets will be $5 and free for members of the AIM. Registration is required and must be completed at least 1 hour before the start time. https://independencemuseum.org/visit/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/626739408221149/
Easy Online Genealogy
If you log in to your library account from our catalog page (find the link at the top of our website), you will see links to genealogy resources on the top left side.
These links provide one-click access without more passwords.
Research your family, or find household members of long ago owners of your property.
Watch out: you'll get hooked!
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
We have a new addition to our Fairy Village! Thank you to whoever made it!

A BIG thank you to all my families for joining the summer program, to staff and trustees, Kiera Janssen (teen helper), to the NH Telephone Museum, NH Children's Museum, Chris Martiello (owner of the microphone), and of course, the children!

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

Just a reminder, not only do we have DVD's and books to borrow but there are magazines, audio's, book and CD kits, music CD's, parenting books and DVD's, and games!
Coming soon, "STEAM to go" kits that you will be able to check out and use at home.These will be featured in the next newsletter.

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

Miss Sue is looking for someone who will be at least 14 (or older) next summer to be the next teen helper for the 6-week program! Contact Miss Sue if you are interested, and get your community service credits!
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
Coming Soon
  • Tory Hill Readers - Rebecca & Adi Rule Sat. Aug. 22, 7 pm on Zoom. Email info@warnerhisorical.com or buy ticket for $5 online for the link.
  • Evening Book Discussion: Thurs. Aug 27 at 8:30 pm via Zoom The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason (unlim. ebooks available at nh.OverDrive.com for NH "Big Read").
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk
Free Teen eBooks, and videos, from Tumblebooks & MidAmerica:
Great for home schoolers and remote schooling!
TumbleBooks has Nonfiction, Fiction, and National Geographic Videos. and graphic novels.
MidAmerica ebooks HERE.
You will need to re-access them through the Teen Library page links.
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.
Changes at United Church of Warner
United Church of Warner's Interim Pastor Wayne Santos' last day was Sunday Aug.16. He turned over the last part of the Service to incoming Pastor, Jim Wilson. Jim lives in Warner, and told the congregation on Sunday that he was attracted to this Church because of all the good works he saw being done for the Community by its members. Video of this and other past Zoom Services can be viewed on the Church YouTube channel. Services may be attended by Zoom or in person.
Local Heroes in the Spotlight
Thank you to our farmers, restaurants and local food outlets and their employees for keeping us fed during this time!
Although the FootHills Restaurant and Schoodacs Cafe have closed, many other food businesses on Main Street, and at the Exit 9 and Exit 7 areas, are still open for business.
We can spend our food dollars locally at:
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
More Thanks to Auction Sponsors
This week we are thanking Louise Holt and daughters for donating many items for the Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social which was postponed due to COVID-19, probably until Spring 2021. Their donations included items for an amazing raffle basket from Louise, $100 value Wine from Susan Taggart, and unique Handcrafted Cards from Kathleen Clark.