Pillsbury Free Library News | Sept. 25, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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Reopening: Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is reopening limited areas and exhibits on September 26, 2020. Entry is by prebooked ticket only. Bookings must be made online. CONTACT US for the special promo code to be used instead of our paper coupons, to get our library pass discounted entry fee of $10 per adult (instead of the regular cost of $25, or $30 with special exhibit access).
The Museum will be open five days a week: Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Masks are required, and you must enter on Huntingdon Ave and follow the directional signs inside the Museum.
More information at https://www.mfa.org/visit. Some great exhibits are scheduled for later this Fall.
Community News
The Warner Town Administrator has announced that Judy Newman-Rogers has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen in Warner, starting one month from now.
Judy served in several positions in the 27 years that she previously worked for the Town; most residents knew her as the Town Clerk. Most recently, Judy has been serving as a member of the Board of Selectmen. She will resign from that Board position next month.

Ballots:Town Moderator Ray Martin want to reassure people that absentee ballots will be sent out to those who requested them as soon as they are available. Each Town's ballots are unique and will become available when printed.
For speediest delivery, bring by hand to the Town Clerk's office personnel (ring doorbell) or mail at the Warner Post Office.
You may also deliver by hand on Election Day.

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

Town offices & the Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, Columbus Day. The library staff will, however, be working on Saturday Oct. 10.

Fall Foliage Festival is Online this year, Saturday, October 10. Donations have already started coming in, and T-shirts can be ordered. More online at https://wfff.org.
The Kearsarge School District has been approved to offer School Lunch and Breakfast at no charge through December 31, 2020 for all Kearsarge students.
This approval is retroactive from the first day of school, August 31. For those who have purchased meals since the beginning of the school year, reimbursement will be in the form of a credit to the student’s lunch account. Source: Ken Bartholomew, School Board rep.

FIRE DANGER has been HIGH lately. Even if you have a seasonal burning permit, and there is a light rain, it is best to check in with a Warner Fire Warden before you plan to burn, at this time. There have been a few unintentional brush fires in the area recently. Keep an eye on the sign at the FIre Station or Warner Rescue Facebook page for status.

Condolences to the family of Neale and Janet Carlson, long time former Warner residents, who passed away last week in Florida.

Quilt Raffle to support the food pantry.
Suki Wright of Dancing Crane Quilting is contributing a beautiful hand made quilt (79" x 79") to benefit the Warner Area Food Pantry. This quilt is valued at $675. Tickets available on the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce web store:
Drawing will be held Monday December 14, 2020 and announced on the Kearsargechamber.org website and FB.
To Do!
An Afternoon of Dance, Sculpture, and Art. Saturday, September 26, 1 -3 pm at the John Hay Estate at the Fells in Newbury.
Visitors can follow a self-guided tour of the grounds where they will see dancers from the professional dance company Ballet Misha of Manchester performing improvisational dance inspired by the sculptures.

Biopics and documentaries. Inspirational films on DVD about the lives of interesting people like Ghandi, Jackie Robinson, Mr. Rogers, Presidents, and many others. Find our list "DVD Biographies" at our catalog page.
Ruth Bader GInsberg: biographies, a film, and her own workout book can be found by searching her full name in our catalog. We found 7 results in-house, and one eBook. There are even two children;s books!

Downloadable Book news:
If you use the Libby mobile app for your downloadable books from nh.overdrive.com, there is a new app feature.
Users can now share titles on social media or directly with friends, using the Share button found on a title’s Reading Journey and details screen. A shared title page shows the book’s summary, basic details, and nearby libraries that offer the title through Libby.
Library TECH TIPS:
Using "Advanced search" in catalog
Looking for seasonal children's books in our catalog? Try using the "advanced search" or simply change the type of search, to use call numbers to browse the list of titles we would usually have on display for you. Use "HALLOW" for Halloween, "THANKS" for Thanksgiving, XMAS for Christmas books, etc.
When you have decided what to request, Place a hold on the item(s) line to request them.
You will need to log in using your library card number as Username, and your password to see the "Place Hold" option.
contact us for help.
HINT: if there are too many pages of results, you can also filter it using "limit to currently available items".
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
There are now 6 new "STEAM to GO" kits available for checkouts. Have fun and learn together. The picture above is our newest 3 kits. The picture below is the first shipment of kits. Funding was provided by a Summer Learning Grant administered by NH State. More details on our Kids page.
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.

Miss Sue has many favorite Fall/autumn books, including "Wonderfall" by Hall, "Tap the Magic Tree" by Matheson, "The Busy Little Squirrel" by Tafuri, and "Leaf Man" by Ehlert just to name a few. ENJOY!
Search our catalog HERE

Sad news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing. There is a children's biography in the library!
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Sat. 9 am -1 pm on the lawn of Warner Town Hall
  • Monday Morning Zentangle New time!, 9 -10:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link or contact the library

Coming Soon
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse
Warning: Not to be listened to after dark
Capturing witches, Binding boggarts, Driving away ghosts. For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county...Read More

The Abarat: a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day, from the sunlit wonders of Three in the Afternoon, where dragons roam, to the dark terrors of the island of Midnight, ruled by Christopher Carrion... 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!
Many thanks to the recent donors who have made contributions to the Pillsbury Free Library. These donations will help make up for the loss of expected income this year due to cancellation of fundraising events. You can Donate online or Mail to P O Box 299, Warner NH 03278 or drop in the bookdrop! Contact us.

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.

Sorry, no new donations of books accepted right now, as we have plenty to sell, including many children's and nonfiction, and not enough storage space or muscle.
All books for sale have been isolated for many weeks.