Pillsbury Free Library News | Oct. 2, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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Keeping Library Air Healthy!
The Library Trustees voted Sept. 8 to install iWave bipolar ionization units in the library air handlers, to help combat infectious agents that might come into the library. Although this is a sizable unexpected expense, it was deemed a worthwhile investment to protect the health and safety of the staff and anyone borrowing items from the library, as we go into the season when outside air ventilation is less practical.
How it works: positive and negative ions sent into the air in each room can attach to particles of virus, bacteria, molds, and other allergens. The virus or bacteria then break down much faster than normal, so the total number of infectious particles is reduced. The ions also can attach to other small particles like pollens, causing them to clump together and settle out faster or get caught in filters more easily.
The units have now been installed, thanks to speedy scheduling by Precision Temperature Control in Bedford, and next we will be purchasing an ion detection device to help us select the best air flow settings for distribution.
Community News
Ballots: absentee ballots are now available and have been mailed to everyone who requested them so far (350). They can be picked up and/or returned in-person to the Town Clerk's Office at Warner Town Hall (ring the side doorbell) or if mailed at the Warner Post office, will be delivered quickly without traveling via Manchester.

Al-Anon meetings are now being held both on Zoom and in-person again, in the parlor of the United Church of Warner, 43 East Main St., Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. Enter through the back parking lot door. Zoom ID 307-156-5456 PW 160170
The AA meeting is at the same time, by Zoom only. Find the link here. Or in-person at the Warner CAP building on Saturdays, 49 West Main St., 7:30-8:30 pm. Information here.

Town offices & the Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, Columbus Day. The library staff will, however, be working on Saturday Oct. 10 from 9 am to 2 pm.

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.
FIRE DANGER was classified as VERY HIGH before this week's rains. 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 light your fire. You can also check daily fire danger status at https://www.nh.gov/nhdfl/community/daily-fire-danger.htm

Condolences to the family of Kerry Kittredge, long time Bradford and Warner resident, who passed away Sept 16, 2020. Obituary Link.

Flu Clinic by Concord Regional VNA at MainStreet BookEnds, Tues. October 20, 12 pm Register HERE to ensure an appointment. Masks required.

The Kearsarge Regional School District posted an update on their handling of the Covid-19 case last week, in this letter.

Tax time already? No, but the library is getting ready to advance order 2020 IRS Tax Form 1040 booklets and instructions. The booklet contains Form 1040, Schedules 1-3 and Form 1040-SR (for Seniors). The Spanish versions are also available to order. Let us know if you will be wanting to pick up these forms from us when they arrive (usually in Dec or January), so we can plan the size of our order, and let you know when they arrive.

NO bids were received by Sept. 24 for the Town property for sale on Horne Street. The Selectboard will be considering next steps at a future meeting.

Sign up for Town email alerts and notices at https://warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch/
To Do!
Sign up for the Warner Fall Foliage Festival Virtual 5K at wfff.org, then run or walk on your favorite route anytime between now and Oct 12th.
Registration is $25 and includes a Festival 2020 T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers in each age group.
All proceeds will be donated to the Warner Area Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance Programs.

Some NH State Parks remain open only until October 12, but some, including the two on Mt. Kearsarge, apparently plan to be open later than usual this year (weather dependent, we assume). To be sure of entry, make a reservation in advance online. More information and quick ilnks at
Our NH Parks Library Pass will reduce your cost. Contact us in advance to book one for the date of your visit.

Last week's link to a list of our biographical films on DVD was broken by a bad record in the list. Here is a new link to the list of "DVD Biographies" at our catalog.
Sometimes we need a little light reading and/or humor to escape from the stresses of the world. Here are some quirky authors/ series to try:

Nonfiction humor (Authors)
David Sedaris (or his sister Amy)

Light Fiction
Jeeves (Character)
Agatha Raisin series by Beaton
Janet Evanovich (author)

Dark Humor Fiction
Any books by Carl Hiaasen

(Or just search the catalog by subject, Humorous stories)

A discussion with Richard Haynes, an artist, author, and educator based in Portsmouth NH, provides insight into his inspiration and artistic process for the Whispering Quilts series, now on view at the Currier. His work addresses the African American experience from enslavement to freedom and from labor to artistic expression, and is based on historic accounts of enslavement and escape. Watch.
Contact us for a museum pass!
Library Tech Tips:
Individualized online language lesson program, FREE.
Transparent Language Online (TLO) is a well designed language lesson program that you can access using your library card to create an account. Over 200 languages are available. Do it alone or as a family group! Challenge a friend to keep up!
The program remembers your progress, gives extra practice based on your slowest responses or mistakes, and offers to refresh you on any stale vocabulary.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
The new book on the Warner Story Walk is "Blueberries For Sal" by Robert McCloskey Enjoy a fabulous Fall walk along the river with family and/or friends while you read together!

Let's not forget poetry! Here's a great one for the seasons: A Chill in the Air.
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.

A fun book to learn and talk more about the Autumn season- we can't forget the animals, which starts a discussion of what animals do for winter, their homes, food, etc.. Animals in Fall.
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

is based on the wildly popular novel by Stephen Chbosky about a freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is always watching from the sidelines until...

I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday…
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan. one girl spoke out.

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!
We have added a special donation category in our online store for those who wish to honor the memory of Kerry Kittredge, to identify their donation as being for that purpose. Our thanks to Kerry's family for including the library as a suggestion. Contributions 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.

According to a Concord Monitor article on Sunday Sept. 27, indoor hanging plants are now all the rage. You too can be part of the new fashion, while supporting the Library - stop by on the Depot St. side to pick one out...Spider plants and others available. Call, or order at our online store. You choose the amount to pay.

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.