Pillsbury Free Library News | Sept. 4, 2020 Warner, N.H.
Community News From Your Library
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Library staff will be OFF DUTY Sept. 5 - 7
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Stained Glass Restored
Jamie Morgan of Jamie Morgan Design Stained Glass of Wilmot, N.H. has completed the meticulous repair and rebuilding of the two stained glass transoms on the west side of the historic library building, facing MainStreet BookEnds. When the interior drop ceiling that hid the transoms was removed in 2017, multiple cracks, and even one hole in the glass were discovered.
Funding for the repair and rebuilding of the two windows was provided by a Conservation License Plate Grant from the N.H. State Council on the Arts.

Fun fact: the lead ("came") used for a few decades around the time of the Library's constructon in 1891 was a purer lead than in earlier times, and was more brittle. Once this was realized, a newer lead alloy was developed that lasts far longer. Therefore these repairs have also greatly extended the potential life of these windows.
Community News
The Town Clerk's office will be open from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, on Monday, Sept. 7th, 2020 (Labor Day) for absentee voting onlyPlease enter using the side entrance of the building. Masks are required to vote in person in the Town Hall on Sept 8. If you cannot wear a mask, and have not completed an absentee ballot, other accommodations will be provided to vote.
Supervisors of the Checklist voter registration, at Town Hall, masks required: Tuesday 9/08/2020, 7 AM - 7 PM

Information about voting, including absentee ballots, is on the Town Clerk's page.

Ballot Counting. Registered voters in the Town of Warner are needed for this all-volunteer process which starts at 7 pm on State Primary Election Day, Tuesday, Sept. 8 and the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 3.
To volunteer, please email Kathy Carson in advance at kathy.carson50@gmail.com

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

Bids are invited on land and building acquired by the Town by Tax Deed at
198 Horne Street, Map 12 - Lot 036
Need Mums? The School House Cafe is helping out the Merrimack County Ox-bows 4-H club with their fundraising. They are selling 22' mums in a 9" pot for $10 each, which can be picked up at the Cafe. Red, white, pink, orange or yellow delivered mid-Sept. To order call 746-3850 or contact via the Cafe on Facebook.

Census 2020 Response rate : Warner responses went up slightly again last week to 63.6%, still lagging behind average N.H. 65%, U.S. 64.9% 2020census.gov/

Simonds School updates are posted on their remote learning page, including how to sign up for breakfasts and lunches.

Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA) have created the Open NH website to provide a database of businesses that are open and services that are currently available. They encourage all tourism businesses to sign up for a free listing (open an account). ao far only 3 locations in Warner are listed.

To Do!
Register now for a discussion Wed. Sept. 30 at 10 am via Zoom of Mark Zwonitzer’s book, The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism. Mr. Zwonitzer will be joining the discussion. Sponsored by the John Hay Estate at the Fells. to register call 603-763-4789 x3 or email info@thefells.org

Listen - in person
Poetry Live! with Marie Harris, Poet Laureate of NH from 1999-2004. She will read from her new poetry book, DESIRE LINES, and from her 2 children's books at the Newbury Town Offices Community Room, Sept. 12 at 2 pm.
Thurs. Sept. 10, 2020, at 7 p.m., a special screening of PBS American Experience’s “The Vote,” the remarkable story of the fight for women’s suffrage that culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. 1 hour, followed by a discussion. Register in advance, free, and more info on Eventbrite.com.

Warner HIstorical Society's three Railroad programs can be watched free, on the All..Aboard! website.

Great Mysteries
Library TECH TIPS:
Transparent Language Online
The library has a subscription to this excellent online language lesson program, which keeps track of your progress and provides multiple-mode lessons, including spelling, and voice pattern comparison (if you have a microphone)!
Brush up, study together, learn a new alphabet, or explore up to 200 languages. English for speakers of other languages is also available.
Start from the logo on our home page at https://www.warner.lib.nh.us/
You will need to provide your library card number, then create an account with the email and password of your choice.
Contact us if you need help.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Welcome back to school everyone! Hope the transition has gone smoothly for all, be it virtual, in school, or homeschooling.
Below are some early reader sets we have for the beginning readers.
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.

For any student, when looking for a fun book to read or something for school, search the catalog by subject. However, asking a librarian is another way to find what you need or want. Librarians love to help, not only to get you what you need, but also teach you how to do it yourself.

For Homeschoolers, you may already have your resources in place but just an FYI. There is the N.H. Homeschooling Coalition that may be a helpful resource. https://nhhomeschooling.org/ or at Facebook.com/NHhomeschoolingcoalition

(A suggested reading list)
Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week

Coming Soon
  • NH State Primary elections Tues. Sept 8. Polling open 7 am - 7 pm at Warner Town Hall.
  • Library Book Discussion Wed. Sept 9, 1:30 pm, Euphoria by Lily King -on Zoom +/or outdoors?
  • BookEnds Book Group Sun. Sept 13, 4 pm via Zoom A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
  • Poetry readings (via Zoom) on Mon. Sept. 21, 7 pm from COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems, an anthology edited by N.H. Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary. Information at NHSL Center for the Book's blog
  • Annual Meeting for Warner Historical Society. Thurs. Sept. 24, 7 pm on Zoom. Followed by Barn History talk. info@warnerhistorical.com. Members will get an email.
  • Evening Book Discussion: Thurs. Sept 24 at 8:30 pm via Zoom. Euphoria by Lily King. Hosted by LIbrary Trustee Terry Hathaway.
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk by Linda Lacasse
Teen Reading... raise kids who love to read!
Graphic novels are one of the fastest growing genres in libraries and bookstores and have become especially popular among teenage readers. These novels tell stories through a combination of prose and pictures — generally in the form of comics, or what is known as “sequential art”. Books are available to download online or borrow from the library. Ours are labeled GRA.
Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind . . . with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, plotter, planner, trickster, swindler . . . maybe even thief? ... Read More
Rapunzel escapes her tower-prison all on her own, only to discover a world beyond what she'd ever known before. Determined to rescue her real mother and to seek revenge on her kidnapper would-be mother, Rapunzel and her very long braids team up with Jack...Read More

Gr. 7-8:

Gr. 9-12:

Kearsarge Summer Reading
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.
Welcome to Warner, Cafe One East!
Schoodacs is now Cafe One East and will be open for business Saturday September 5, through the 3-day Labor Day weekend, 7 am - 2 pm. Shawn Coe and family are the new owners, and say "The coffee and smoothie menu will look very similar, with only minor changes. We'll offer a variety of pastries, bagels and breakfast sandwiches in the am, and soup, grilled cheeses and that famous chicken salad for lunch. There will be some specials too." (from their Facebook post). Welcome!
More Local Businesses in the Spotlight
Still open for business: Thanks to our local businesses, there are many services available to us with minimal travel, in addition to the food and cultural sources mentioned in previous newsletters. For example, on central Main Street: Warner Wags (pet grooming), Brown Family Realty, Kearsarge Insurance Agency, Sugar River Bank, Harry's Garage, Hegnauer Holistic Health, Family Tree Health Care, and at Brookside (51 East Main) you can find Bella Capelli hair salon, The Warner Barber, an Attorney, and Mental Health /counseling services (see photo of sign).

Many other local businesses, both with and without a storefront, are members of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce (KACC), and therefore listed in the directory of the KearsargeChamber.org website and in their brochure. You can find electricians, pet boarding, chimney cleaning, and many more area businesses, services, and nonprofits.

A big shout-out also to Warner's Dan Watts, who is the sustaining energy behind the KACC, and whose business, Dimentech.com also provides website hosting and technical support to many non-profits and businesses in Warner. (Full disclosure: Dimentech hosts the Library and Town websites)

Keep in touch, support your Community businesses. Shop local!
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
More photos added to the ONLINE BOOK SALE photo album on Facebook (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 in quarantine for weeks or months, and staff wear masks to handle**.