Pillsbury Free Library News | Oct. 29, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Clocks "Fall Back" one hour to Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, November 1.

REMINDER: Fire permits are required for all burning, unless there is snow covering the ground (for 100 feet around the fire).
Effective 10/21/2020 all NH open burning (Category 3 fires, brush pile fires) are permitted with normal fire permit requirements. The online fire permit system is at NHFirepermit.com.

VOTE! Tuesday, Nov. 3. Absentee ballots may be handed in until 5 pm. Please remember that clothing etc. mentioning political candidates is not allowed inside the polling space.

Sample 2020 General Election ballot 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.

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

Warner Town Offices and the Library will be closed Wed. Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day.
Request your library books by Monday to pick up on Tuesday!
Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: at least 43 active, for a total of 59 overall, mostly associated with Pine Rock Manor, including some staff. Please take precautions to be safe, and isolate or quarantine for the sake of others if you have been asked to do so or know you have been in contact with a case!

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
On Thurs., Oct. 29, at 6 p.m., the District will be hosting a virtual community forum on the topic of student participation in winter sports.
New SNOW DAY policy due to the current set up for remote learning, and shortened school day: no delayed openings, and for a cancellation there will be remote learning for all, and no Blizzard Bags. If power is lost for a large area, the day will be made up in June.
Read details in the News section at https://www.kearsarge.org/
In Appreciation: Schools, Students and Families
It is hard to imagine a more complicated situation than the one which schools and parents are navigating these days, with seemingly weekly alerts and constant or looming changes in remote vs. in-person attendance, technology issues, staffing and child care schedule juggling, etc. Educators, support personnel, parents and the students deserve a HUGE pat on the back and a virtual hug for perseverance and adaptability.
We wish we could do more to help, but the library can offer reading and DVDs for relaxation, education support, and even books on coping with anxiety or child behavior. We also offer group story times, personal assistance with using Zoom or other software, or help with selecting titles to borrow. Give us a call at 603-456-2289 or contact us online.
We Recommend
To Do!
The NH Telephone Museum in Warner is open Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm in November and December, then will close for January and February.

Currier Museum of Art is open Thursdays through Sundays.
Current exhibits include Richard Haynes Whispering Quilts, open until November 29. For information about this and other exhibits, visit currier.org. If using a library pass you need to book your visit by phone to have the 50% discount applied.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: outdoor movie- admission by donation. October 31 THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, 6 PM. Limited to first 50 people.
For regular exhibits, entry is free with our Pass. Shows are $5. Reserve Tickets online.

MFA- Boston Writing the Future
Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation Oct. 18, 2020–May 16, 2021. Tickets on sale NOW. Ask us for the promo code for your discounted entry price of $10.

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!
8 NH State Parks are still open by reservation, until November 15, with some exceptions in icy weather. More information and reservation links at https://www.nhstateparks.org/planning/day-use-reservations
Our NH Parks Library Pass will reduce your cost. Contact us in advance to book one for the date of your visit.

Kearsarge Center for Performing Arts class Registration is now open for Nov-Dec 2020. Classes are limited to six students in Studio A and four in Studio B.
A Salute to Veterans
War in Their Words
The Effects of War: Letters of Joseph R. Rogers, Civil War Soldier, Warner, New Hampshire (Warner Historical Society in collaboration with Stanley Warren)

From Northern Woodlands magazine
The defenses of Hairy Caterpillars
Full article HERE.
Fabulous Fall Fungi Article
You can also ask to borrow full issues of this wonderful magazine from the library.

6 Ways to stop a Vampire: hints from National Geographic... Read it here

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

Nov. 6 at 7 pm Super Stellar Friday: Invasion of the Jumping Worms webinar by Wallace Boram: register in advance for the link.

NH Humanities: Black Thought series program, Reparations, Its History & Impact: Why Now? Wed. Nov. 11, 6 pm led by Mr. Woullard Lett, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America RSVP here

Find more free virtual programs at the NHhumanities.org website.

Concord Regional VNA Online Wellness Wednesdays start in November. On the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 1 PM in addition to other programs in their calendar.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is Open weekends in November, 11am - 4pm. Call 603-456-2600
Library Tech Tip: TDS emails
If you are using a tds.net email address, you may have received a notice that after Nov 18, you’ll need to call a TDS Repair Advisor at 1-866-983-7249 to add new email addresses to your account.
Confused? By signing in to your account at portal.tds.net it has been possible to create or delete extra email addresses hosted by your account, so that each member of your household might have their own address.
(Some of you may have noticed that the library has several tds.net emails).
After November 18, changes can only be made by calling TDS support (Presumably to reduce hacking and fake accounts).
Most people prefer email addresses from other providers like yahoo, gmail, or Outlook/Hotmail, but if you are happy with a tds.net email, you can take advantage of this ability to hold several email addresses on your account. You can also manage them to forward to one central account.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Coming up in November, the 9th-15th, 2020-Children's Book Week. Several fun things to do...Color the picture seen here (Miss Sue will put it into your curbside book bag) and/or when you pick up a bag of books that week, there will be a free book to keep.

Halloween memories!
We may not be together this year but the memories are priceless!
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.
Thursday, October 29th, Halloween stories. Come to the Zoom dressed in your costume!

Hoping you enjoy lots of goodies this Halloween! Be safe and have fun! Make some wonderful memories!
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
Coming Soon
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse

Koko's always got a new project cooking, even though they usually end in total disaster. This time will be different... Read more


This practical book for teens and preteens is filled with helpful suggestions, true stories, lively cartoons, and proven effective skills for...Read more

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!
With Thanksgiving coming up soon, consider sending a special thank you card to people who are important to you. What better card than one of our special "Stained glass" 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. Or buy a plant (select one at our pickup table near the Depot St. Entrance)

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.