Pillsbury Free Library News | May 20, 2021, Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
The Piggies have a New Home!
There was great concern about the fate of the Piggies on Main Street when it was obvious their foster home was up for sale.
We are happy to report that arrangements have been made to let them stay in Warner, and they moved across the street on Tuesday, May 18.
They will miss their former foster family but are excited about their new home!
There was a 2-alarm brush fire today, Thursday. Fire danger is currently HIGH.

You may have noticed various trucks parked near the Warner Town Hall this week for installation of special shelving in the room behind the Town Clerk. This is for the Town records archive.

Town committees... When/What?

Wed. May 26 at 7 pm, two choices: Warner River Local Advisory Committee, or Warner Energy Committee.
Calendar https://warner.nh.us/calendar & details and links: warner.nh.us/agenda

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

Agricultural Commission is Seeking Volunteer members
The Town voted on May 1, 2021 for an Agricultural Commission and is actively seeking to fill the positions. There are three (3) at large community member positions available, and up to five (5) alternates. If interested, complete a volunteer application
What is your connection to farming in Warner? and Why do you want to be on this commission?
The goal is to have representatives who have a commitment to the farming community in Warner. Return the form to selectboard@warner.nh.us or mail to Selectboard, PO Box 265, Warner, NH 03278.

Other Boards and Committees which have openings:
Planning Board alternates (2), Zoning Board (2 alternates), Conservation Commission (1), Parks & Recreation (2), Energy Comm. (2), Economic Development Advisory Comm. (1)

Black History / Independence Day
Volunteers from around the state will meet on Saturday July 3rd at noon in front of Town Hall to read Frederick Douglass’ famous speech, "What to the slave is your fourth of July?". If you would like to read a portion of Douglass’ speech email info@warnerhistorical.org
The next Red Cross Blood Drive at United Church of Warner is Friday June 11, 1 pm - 6 pm. at United Church of Warner. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter WARNER to schedule an appointment.

School District news Kearsarge.org
Veterans' BBQ Tuesday June 1, 11-1pm
Class of 2021 Commencement
Saturday, June 12 1 pm (rain date: 6/13)

Last Day of School (Projected)
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021.
Simonds School calendar:
May 27: 5th Gr. Environmental Camp
June 14: Davis Awards

Magdalen College
From April 29 Union Leader (and in the Messenger last week): "the New England Commission of Higher Education... accreditors are concerned the [Magdalen] college is not meeting standards for governance, planning and financial viability. The commission will not decide until late September if Magdalen’s accreditation will be placed on probation or remain in good standing...
Even if the college’s accreditation goes on probation, it would remain accredited and eligible for federal funding and student aid" Article

Warner Parks and Rec are putting in for a grant this week in hopes to rebuild the skate park as quick as possible. The structures sadly had run their course and became a liability so most were removed. There is every intention of rebuilding. Please, do let the town administrator/select board know you are in support of this. If they do not get the grant, It will be put in next years budget, most likely as a warrant article. Here is a pic of the replacement structures for the grant. (from Apryl Blood)
Warner People
Ross Mingarelli and his business, CandleTree Soy Candles were featured in a #StaplesConnect article in People about 3 businesses. Congrats!
Kearsarge Regional School District 2021 National Honor Society Induction and Junior Book Awards Presentation video is at https://www.facebook.com/watch/KearsargeSAU65/. Congratulations to all.
Condolences to Rick Hedrick and family for the loss of Linda Hedrick on May 15, 2021. Linda was an active member of the Library's Circle of Friends and worked on several complex projects as a volunteer. We will greatly miss her cheerful and dedicated help.
Calling hours are TODAY May 20, 4-7 pm in Manchester. Obituary

As some already know, Janet Carlson passed away on September 10th, 2020 in Florida, and her husband Neale Carlson passed away two days later on September 12th, 2020, due to complications from Covid-19. Friends are invited to call at the United Church of Warner at 1 pm on Saturday June 12th, 2021 and there will be a reception following the service, with details provided at that time. Obituary

Condolences to the family of Ronald Eugene Cook who passed away May 10, 2021. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 23rd from 12-4 pm at the Wild Rover, 21 Kosciuszko Street, Manchester, NH for close friends, colleagues and family, Obituary

Community Conversation: Simonds Free High School: Share your stories about Simonds Free High School Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7 PM Online - Register (free)
Warner News from Facebook
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum now has a #LittleFreeLibrary on their front lawn, constructed by Peter Anderson and installed with help from Gary Young.
If you are traveling and need something to read, those that are registered can be found by visiting https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Lauren Horner has created a Facebook group Warner's Casual Garden Group.
Bears are being sighted all over the area. One in Newbury decided to have chicken dinner (four!) last week, uninvited. Did you know bears have a territory of up to 60 sq. miles?
COVID updates and vaccine info
Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: 0 active cases, with a total of 201 cases so far, an increase of only 1 from last week's newsletter.

NH COVID vaccination Information vaccines.nh.gov or call 211. Drop-ins are now allowed at some sites daily 3-6 pm Mon-Sat.

A special clinic for the deaf and hard of hearing with interpreters will be held Saturday, May 22, 8 am to 4 pm in Manchester.

NEW May 17, 2021 NH Public Health Recommendations for People Who Are Fully Vaccinated When Around Others From Outside the Household: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/fully-vaccinated-guidance.pdf

Governor Sununu's Covid-19 Universal Best Practices became effective May 7, 2021 for all individuals, businesses, and organizations to consider.
Business News
Many new Smoothie recipes are being developed at Cafe One East
Other menu items are on Facebook

Warner Public Market Workshops are back!! Outdoors, small groups.
closed Tuesday May 25th for remodeling then reopening the entire market May 26th! Online and curb service still 100% available.
Michael Prete, the owner of The Kitchen in Andover has recently announced via facebook.com/thekitchenandover/
a projected opening date of August 5th in the former location of The FootHills Restaurant. There are plans to include an outdoor patio deck with live entertainment, Sunday Brunch, a counter on the front porch to eat and people watch. They plan to work closely with local suppliers like Warner Public Market, Kearsarge Gore Farm, other area farmers and existing seacoast seafood connections. The Andover Kitchen location will be closing.
FREE SCORE Workshop
Other workshops also available.
Free Lead Paint workshop for contractors and homeowners.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021 AT 8:30 AM EDT – 9:30 AM Online
There is a need for more people who are certified to remove lead safely. Right now there are scholarships available for lead-safe practices training and much of the lead abatement costs can be covered, too.
Covers health problems caused by lead, the laws around notification and removal, and funding opportunities to remove the lead.
We Recommend
To Do
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 April 1. New Exhibit: The Body in Art: From the Spiritual to the Sensual. currier.org.

NH Telephone Museum is open Tues. THRU Sat. May thru October, 10 am to 4 pm. Library pass available

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"!
With our Library Pass use the "Library Pass ticket" for admission.
Four NEW shows start May 7 ($5).

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

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum Mon. through Sat., 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays, noon to 4 pm.

The Nature Discovery Museum in Warner (next to the Indian Museum) plans to open June 5, 2021. Volunteers needed! ndcnh.org.
Looking for weekend volunteers. contact Sandy at 603-822-2234.

NH State Parks are using the same reservation system as last year. 26 parks are now open. Save $$ using a library pass,

Warner Historical Society
"Barn sale" reopens outdoors, Sat. May 29, 9 am -12 noon.

Mini Book Sale at Pillsbury Free Library Sat. June 5, 9:30-12:30 (outdoors). DVDs, Children's books, adult fiction and nonfiction, and some plants, for sale by donation.
Please don't donate items to the sale this time, as we are trying to clear out some space!
To volunteer for setup, pack-up or sales, call the library 603-456-2289.
Hidden In Plain Sight!
by Roger Robbins
The Foxfire Book series is unlike any other, ever. It is a five book gem from Appalachia on the "affairs of plain living", which includes everything from hog-dressing to fiddle-making; from brewing sassafras tea to making moonshine; from bear hunting to building log cabins.
The commentary is priceless. It is laced with old-timey anecdotes and insights, delivered in authentic voices that bring you inside the crafting process and inside another culture.
A classic and a page-turner. Give it a try!

Interested in trying your hand at crafting? Warner Public Market will be offering workshops in basketry, spoon carving, natural dyeing, and broom making. Check their website for times and registration.

Learn more about New Hampshire folk ways and folk life. There's plenty to learn about old days and crafting ways right in the Granite State!

Newest adult books
for March APRIL and MAY
Find previous lists at our catalog.
Remember, we can borrow titles not in our collection. Just ask!

Watch & Learn
Solarize Kearsarge informational session. Learn about rooftop and backyard solar, storage batteries, mini-split heat pumps
and electric vehicle charging.
Tuesday, May 25th at 7 PM with Seventh Generation Solar
Email KearsargeClimate@gmail.com
for info or find link on Facebook

The Warner Historical Society has announced their four virtual 2021 Tory Hill Author Series events for July and August, starting with Ty Gagne, Sat, July 10. Registration $5: https://www.toryhillauthorsseries.com/tickets.html . The library has books by three of the Authors, and the fourth is on order.

Big Trees in New Hampshire with Kevin Martin Wed., June 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM, Online, by Newmarket Conservation Commission. Wooden boatbuilder and outdoorsman Kevin Martin will discuss his book "Big Trees of New Hampshire": how lumber from similar trees is used in his boat-building work, and how wildlife uses these impressive parts of our landscape. Email for link: newmarketlibrarystaff@gmail.com
I-89 Night Roadwork
There will be nighttime lane closures on Interstate-89 in Hopkinton for the next 10 weeks as the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will repair the Jewett Road Bridge. Work was set to begin Monday, May 17.
The overpass is located just south of Exit 4 and all lanes on I-89 will be open during the day.
The Exit 4 southbound on-ramp will be closed during the nighttime hours when crews are working on that end of the bridge. Motorists will be detoured to the I-89 on-ramp at Exit 2 via NH Route 9/202 and the Langley Parkway (6.5 miles). Detour signs and message boards will be used to direct motorists.
During the work on the Jewett Road bridge over I-89, the local traffic will be limited to one lane of alternating two-way traffic using temporary traffic signals.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
1000 Books before Kindergarten may sound daunting to some but it actually goes very fast!
Whether you're reading to an infant or a toddler, it's a great way to remind yourself to constantly read to them. For more details Kids page, or you can always contact Miss Sue. Enjoy this quality time and encourage the love of reading!
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 or call 603-456-2289.

Thursday May 27th is the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Again it will be via Zoom, but bring a "lovey" and have a picnic after!
Outdoors, Bugs and Fun
Hiking or camping with kids? Engage them in taking an interest in their surroundings with simple observation activities or "treasure hunts" such as this one from The Flume Gorge State Park, or the Nature Bag activities from Warner's Nature Discovery Museum which you can borrow from the Museum, to use around the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum's Medicine Woods trail, or elsewhere, starting June 5. The library also can lend a nature bag to you.

A reminder: NH ticks carry multiple serious diseases. Do careful tick checks during and after being outside. Free tick info activity books and tick removers are available at the library.

Going camping out of state? Don't take your own firewood! To slow the spread of insects and diseases that affect trees, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, (and NH) and many other states have restrictions on moving firewood. Federal restrictions may apply depending on origin of firewood. www.dontmovefirewood.org.
For good NH tree insect and disease info see https://nhbugs.org/prohibited-firewood
"It takes years to decades for EAB to spread naturally; humans can spread it in hours".
TEEN TALK with Linda
Read or listen to what all the fuss is about… the 2021 Isinglass and Flume Award list Winners and Runner Ups. Voting is in April each year.
The Isinglass (Gr. 7-8) winner is...
A Curse So Dark & Lonely

Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.


The Isinglass Runner Up is Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by Rey Terciero

More about the Isinglass Award
The Flume (Grade 9-12) winner is...
With the Fire on High

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her Abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Book Talk on YouTube

The Flume Runner Up is Unpregnant by Jenni Hendricks and Ted Caplan

More about the Flume Award
Memorial Day Services
From Paul Violette, Post 39 Adjutant: On Monday, May 31, 2021 the American Legion Post 39 will repeat the same process as last year for Memorial Day Services
We will salute departed comrades both at the Pine Grove Cemetery and on the North Village Road near the Bridge over the Warner River.  
Members and Veterans will meet at the Legion Hall at 10:30 AM to pick up gear for the Color Detail and the Firing Squad. We will leave for the Cemetery by 11.00 AM.
Post 39 participants will then drive and/or ride to the Pine Grove Cemetery for the presentation of a prayer and salute and then proceed to the Warner River for another prayer and salute in remembrance for Veterans that perished at Sea. The Legion Detail will then return to the Legion Hall to stow all gear be dismissed. 
All persons that wish are welcome to attend this event. Hopefully we may be able to conduct the Memorial Day Exercises next year as we have for more than 100 years.

There will be no event at the Town Hall due to COVID-19. We also will again not have the Kearsarge Regional High School Band for any activities in Warner.
However, KRHS will be streaming a Virtual Memorial Day Observance with music Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11 AM on Facebook and the KRSD homepage Kearsarge.org.

Kearsarge Regional High School will also honor Veterans with a drive thru BBQ on Tues. June 1 from 11 am to 1pm at KRHS. Please RSVP by Wed. June 26 to Ellie Philides at 603-927-4261 ext 2303 or to Curtis Roddy at croddy@kearsarge.org.
They will also be collecting canned goods for The Liberty House Food Drive.

Any honorably discharged veteran that served on active duty, as of December 7, 1941 through the present date of hostilities, yet to be reached, is eligible to join the American Legion. NEXT MEETING of Post 39: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the ​Post 39 Hall (8 Kearsarge St. Extension, across from Sugar River Bank.), contact http://www.post39warnernh.org/contact.html
Art News
Main Street Wall Mural! Thanks to NH Council on the Arts and Warner's Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), along with fiscal agent the Warner Historical Society, Warner's Main Street Mural Project by artist Jyl Dittbenner of Manchester is progressing quickly! The Mural will be installed on the side of the building where The Local was located, on Kearsarge St. Extension. Jyl says the whole bottom row of panels is painted, and now the task of matching each panel to the one above has commenced. The hope is to unveil this project during Warner Fall Foliage Festival in October.
Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market starts Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm at Warner Town Hall
  • Pick up a free seasonal craft kit at the Library (call 603-456-2289) - woven cups!
Coming Soon
  • Family Closet Thrift Store opens Saturday May 22, 2021, 10 am-4 pm,
  • Community Conversation: Simonds Free High School, Wed. May 26, 7 pm. Warner Historical Society, on Zoom - REGISTER.
  • Warner Historical Soc."barnsale" reopens outdoors, Saturday May 29, 9-12.
  • BookEnds Book Group Sunday June 6 at 4 pm The National Road' by Tom Zoellner
  • Plant sale at Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Sat. June 5, 10 to 4 pm.
  • NH Herbal Network annual Herb and Garden Day at MKIM, Sat. June 5, 10 am - 4 pm ($5) 
  • Mini Book Sale at Library Sat. June 5, 9:30-12:30 (outdoors).
  • Library Book Group Wed. June 9, 1 pm Lily and the Octopus by Stephen Rowley.
  • Navajo Weaving Workshop at MKIM Saturday, June 12, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Tory Hill Author Series: Ty Gagne, author of Last Traverse, Sat. July 10 at 7 pm via Zoom.

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.

On Tuesday May 18, the Library Board of Trustees voted to aim for reopening the library to brief in-person browsing around June 28, 2021. The decision is based on low levels of local Covid-19 cases, increasing vaccination levels, and waiting for completion of a floor refinishing project which is scheduled for Mid June. The floor project will require moving furniture and shelves.
Your donations keep Library services strong!
Houseplants for sale. Call 456-2289 to arrange a time to select your plant.
New! Chive plants for the garden.
Colorful cotton corner bookmarks crafted and donated by Marcia Moyer are the gentle way to mark your place in a book.
Stained glass theme "Thank You" cards (3 for $5), or other non-specific library stained glass cards (5 for $10), pictured here.
Call 603-456-2289 to arrange for pickup.

ONLINE BOOK and DVD SALE from Facebook album
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.
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.