Pillsbury Free Library News | May 6, 2021, Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Warner Fire Department - Mutual Aid Drill Notice
780 Route 103 East - Saturday, May 8, 2021, 7:00 AM
Warner Fire Department and surrounding departments will be conducting a mutual aid drill at 780 Route 103 East on Saturday May 8, 2021 beginning around 7:00 am. The drill will involve apparatus and personnel entering & leaving the driveway to the Charlebois facility (Old Southworth/Milton building). Please observe caution when in the area.
Town Meeting business discussion on Saturday, May 1, all warrant articles passed, including adding to the Capital Reserve Fund for a future multi-use path on West Main St., and establishing an Agricultural Commission.(Photo above: moderator Ray Martin)

Town Meeting information on website
2021 Warner Village Water District: Proposed BudgetWarrantMinutes
2020 TOWN REPORT online

Town committees... When/What?
Calendar https://warner.nh.us/calendar & details and links at warner.nh.us/agenda

Economic Development Advisory Committee meets Wed. May 19, 6 PM Warner.NH.US/agenda/?show=edac

Trusteees of Trust Funds Sat. May 8

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

Draft Policy - Sale of Town Owned Land
The Town of Warner Select Board is asking for public input on a draft policy regarding the sale of town owned land. Comments may be mailed to Select Board, PO Box 265, Warner, NH 03278 or sent via email to selectboard@warner.nh.us. The Select Board will review any public input at a future meeting. The document can be downloaded here:

United Church of Warner will be resuming in-person church services on Mother's Day, May 9th. Recommended COVID-19 protocols will be observed. To watch online from home, visit https://www.ucwarner.org

Red Cross blood drive on Friday, May 7th. Appointments are still available. To schedule an appointment, please visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=WARNER
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021. Find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

N.H. Telephone Museum has posted useful ideas for recycling your old mobile devices / phones, on their blog at https://www.nhtelephonemuseum.org/blog

Kearsarge Regional School District

Kearsarge High School is accepting International Exchange students this year and is now looking for host families. If you would like to host an exchange student and cultivate a life-long relationship as well as encourage connection in your home, community, and the wider world, Brenda Lewis is the area International Exchange Coordinator with EF High School Exchange Year. Contact her at 603-496-5680 or brenda.lewis@efexchangeyear.org. Currently trying to place Oskar, who is from Norway and he likes to play soccer, ski and be with family and friends. We may also have students from Sweden, Denmark, Spain and/or France.

KRSD sent out an email about possible vaccination event for 12-15 yr olds.
The District Health Offices asked KRMS student parents/guardians to complete this survey or call the Middle School regarding anticipation of a Pfizer vaccine approval for Kearsarge students 12 years and older.
If the approval does not happen, they will not be able to host the event. There will be more information when/if approval is granted.

2020 IRS tax deadline is May 17, 2021.
The Library has Tax forms and copy service, and computers by appointment.
For free Tax help nhtaxhelp.org or 211.

Warner Historical Society's Barn Sale will be open on Saturdays from 9 to noon beginning May 29. Please, no furniture, if you are dropping off donations.

Multi family Yard Sale Sat., May 15 at 463 Schoodac Rd. 8 am-2 pm. No Early birds!
Indoor seating was nicely distanced for Town Meeting.
Mike Cutting presented the Town budget numbers.
Some residents listened to Town Meeting from the lawn.
Warner People
Gary Lader, Warner resident from 1983 until Sept 2020, passed away March 24, 2021. His obituary was in the Concord Monitor on March 30.

Among the students named to the honor roll for the third quarter at Mount Royal Academy were Warner residents Anne and Terese Klucinec, and Joshua-Stephen and Matthew Bissah concordmonitor.com/mount-royal-honor-roll-40229438. Well done!

Darryl Parker, former owner of Schoodacs Coffee, has accepted a full-time and full-remote Business Coach position with EMyth Worldwide based in Ashland, Oregon. Darryl continues to own and operate his web services company Parker Web which is celebrating its 25th year in business this year. Darryl will remain living in Warner.

Elibet Chase is writing Warner's Town Crier column for the Concord Monitor, published on either Saturday or Sunday in the Contoocook River Region section, depending on the editor's weekly decisions. Submit news to her at warnertowncrier@gmail.com.

David Minton's photos of deer and antlers were in the April 2021 issue of NH Wildlife Journal. The library has a subscription to this excellent journal, which you can borrow!

Dawn Rae has created a Warner-specific Facebook page for wildlife gardening tips, ideas, birds, sightings, etc. All welcome you to join if you have an interest! https://www.facebook.com/groups/295798722021305/about
COVID updates and vaccine info
NH COVID vaccination Information vaccines.nh.gov or call 211.

Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: 10 active cases, with a total of 199 cases so far, an increase of 10 from last week's newsletter. Keep vigilent!

Governor Sununu's Safer at Home 2.0 Guidelines for specific businesses and activities are being removed in favor of Universal Best Practices effective May 7, 2021 for all individuals, businesses, and organizations to consider. "These policies and procedures to protect consumers and employees exist in addition to strict adherence to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) , and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."

After Memorial Day, NH's state-run fixed vaccination sites will be for second shots only, and appointments for first shots will shift towards the traditional healthcare system, such as pharmacies or primary care providers' offices. https://www.nhpr.org/post/your-guide-coronavirus-vaccines-new-hampshire. Good news is, we are hearing reports pharmacy vaccination appointments are easy to get and not crowded.

"When you've been fully vaccinated" (CDC safe activity guidelines)

CDC interim public health guidelines updated April 27, 2021 for fully vaccinated people (relaxing some facemask guidelines):
Business News
American Rescue Plan Act - How does the American Rescue Plan Act affect employers? Find out here: https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools

Chambers of Commerce across the state have been working hard to support their local communities during these difficult times. If you are not yet a Kearsarge Area Chamber member, please consider joining so that we can promote your business and help you to get connected with other local businesses.

KACC memberships are 12 months from the date of signing. Cost is $50/yr for businesses with 4 or fewer employees or non-profits. Larger businesses pay $99/yr. Due to the pandemic, all new memberships will get 18 months. Join Today!
Mother's Day is May 9! Cards and presents are available locally!

Plants are available at the Library for a donation of your choice (ask to see them if they are not on display outside).

Warner Area Farmer's Market begins Saturday, May 15, 9 am to 1 pm outside Warner Town Hall.

The Velvet Moose Ice Cream Shoppe is open for the season!
Sat. and Sunday 1 - 6 pm.

Now Hiring:
in Bradford, NH is looking for someone who likes working with saws, power tools, and wood.
(603) 748-7451 for more details.
Dunkin' Donuts (603) 456-2080
"How the Sausage is Made"
The NH State Budget has been under negotiation and in the news recently. Here are some useful sites to understand the process, the numbers, and hearings and meetings:

TransparentNH Web Site https://www.nh.gov/transparentnh/
New Hampshire Web site devoted to the distribution of state budget information, revenue and expense data in an easy to understand manner.

The Budget office https://das.nh.gov/budget/
Fiscal Years 2022–2023 Legislative Operating and Capital Budget Documents

Senate Committees:
Capital Budget: Tues. May 11, and Friday May 14, both 9am to noon.
Finance: Monday May 10 1-5 pm and Friday May 14, 1-6 pm.
Ways and Means: Monday May 10, 9am - noon.

Senate Calendar (use arrows to move to other dates). Click on a calendar item to see details, find a link to join on Zoom (to comment), or watch the YouTube live stream.
on the Senate Youtube channel live, or later!

House Committees:
Finance: Monday May 10 (All day)
Ways and Means: Tues May 11 at 9:30 am, Wednesday May 12 at 10 am.

Find the latest House business at gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/default.aspx
To see all the bills being discussed, click here. House Calendar
Health Care Insurance for $0 - $10/mo?
You May Qualify For New Discounts in Affordable Health Care Plans
Due to the Covid-19 emergency, for several groups of people, it's possible to enroll or re-enroll in health coverage, for zero dollars in monthly premiums. Many more — the federal government estimates four out of every five enrollees — qualify for plans with premiums of $10 or less per month. Others can save up to $200 on monthly premiums. You may even be able to change over to the new discounts if you are already enrolled in a plan.
Easy summary of the new enrollment: https://www.healthcare.gov/coronavirus/

You can sign up for these newly discounted plans on all Affordable Care Act marketplaces, including Healthcare.gov, until August 15, 2021.
What's also different now is that people with no monthly premiums also can get better, more comprehensive "silver" plans.
  • Anyone earning less than 150% of the poverty line — which is around $19,000 a year if you're single, or around $39,000 a year for a family of four — pays nothing for the benchmark silver plan, Silver plans cover about 70% of your health care costs — compared to 60% for bronze plans.
  • Another group that can get zero dollar plans is people who lost a job with health care benefits in the last year and couldn't afford COBRA premiums — the program for continuing an employer-based insurance plan after a layoff. Thanks to these subsidies, they can now get 100% of their COBRA premium paid for at least through September, and be credited for premiums paid while unemployed. Department of Labor FAQ
  • A family of four making $90,000 will see their premiums decrease by $200 per month. www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/03/12/fact-sheet-american-rescue-plan-reduces-health-care-costs-expands-access-insurance-coverage.html
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.

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).

Super Stellar Friday: Robotic Life on Mars. Free, online. Friday May 7 at 7 pm. Register.

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. Reservations encouraged but not required.

The Nature Discovery Museum in Warner (next to the Indian Museum) plans to open June 5, 2021. Volunteers needed! ndcnh.org.

NH State Parks are using the same reservation system as last year. Rollins Park on Mt. Kearsarge will open for full weeks May 14. but is already open Fri-Sun. Save $$ using a library pass,

New downloadable items and news about NH.overdirve.com are posted at nhdbooks.blogspot.com
Time for Fun!
Roger Robbins
How about a cool day trip, or a weekend getaway, or a special family adventure? Want more info? Pillsbury Free Library has you covered:

Link to 70 Great Things to Do in New Hampshire for more fun ideas and places to see in the Granite State.

Explore the New Hampshire State Parks site. If you make a day reservation (once the parks open - check dates), you can get a pass from Pillsbury Free Library to offset most of that fee. Click on the 2021 NH Parks Patron Reservation Instruction link (Download pdf) for more details. One library pass is available for any given date.

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

Virtual Spring Concert
The beautiful voices of Kearsarge Chorale combine for a program of 3 new songs plus a familiar favorite. kearsargechorale.org

Past Warner Historical Society's Mink Hills programs on YouTube

Accessible Recreation at NH State Parks Online Tues. May 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Learn about the natural beauty you can enjoy in NH State Parks, without worrying about accessibility. Johanna Lyons of NH State Parks, will give a virtual presentation and discussion of low-mobility friendly NH State Park recreational areas and activities. For login instructions email your name and phone to Shandra.Plourde@EncompassHealth.com.

Cooking with the Seasons - May
Arts News
KCPA Auditions for the upcoming MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP - SUMMER MUSICAL which will be virtual this year. Please send a 1 minute monologue and a 1 minute song, due by May 8th to: angela@nhperformingarts.org. The Show will be a new original production by Angela Tarleton, BROADWAY TIME MACHINE .
For any questions please contact Angela Tarleton at: angela@nhperformingarts.org

Naturally, New England Show 2021: Artists from Vermont and New Hampshire can apply to the “Naturally New England Art Show 2021” at the Livery in Sunapee Harbor, NH. Exhibit dates are July 17-25th. We hope this is a great opportunity for you to sell your best work at a great location in the prime time of summer tourism in NH. The show is a fundraiser for the Center for the Arts, NH., and the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. The entry deadline is June 1st. Acceptance notification will be by June 15th. You can submit up to 4 New England landscapes, seascapes, scenery, or New England wildlife. Artist and gallery owner Ron Brown will be jurying works this year. Click here to apply through “art call”.

Volunteers Needed for League of NH Craftmen's Fair
The League of NH Craftsmen Fair is scheduled at Mount Sunapee from August 7th to 15th this year! If interested in volunteering for a couple hours, a shift or two, a day or the whole week, Contact Ashlee: Admin@LakeSunapeeRegionChamber.com
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
"Whistle For Willie" is the next story for the Story Walk starting Tuesday May 11th. If you haven't yet read the current book, get to it this weekend - last day Monday!

CONGRATS to all the winners of the "Read-a-thon"! It was so neat to read about all my friends and the great job you're doing at and for your school! BRAVO!!
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.
Miss Sue recently joined a workshop about home education. Many of you were "thrust" into that role, so if you need resources of any kind, visit: https://granitestatehomeeducators.org/

Our New Children's Items

Simonds PTO meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 6:30 pm by Zoom. Links are at https://www.facebook.com/simondspto/
Monday Moments
Preparations are under way for new Dunkin Donuts and retail buildings near the I-89 Exit 9 roundabout.
Monday evening, Warner Youth Sports, pickleball, and skateboard/ basketball fun filled up Riverside Park!
Pickleball is scheduled several times a week: beginners welcome! warnerparksandrec.com
TEEN TALK with Linda

Bound by destiny, Melisto and Rhaskos—Amber and Clay—never meet in the flesh. By the time they do, one of them is a ghost. But the thin line between life and death is just one boundary their unlikely friendship crosses. It takes an army of snarky gods and fearsome goddesses, slaves and masters, mothers and philosophers to help shape their story into a gorgeously distilled, symphonic tour de force... Read more

Harvey Award for Year of the Rabbit (2020)

Year of the Rabbit brilliantly lays out the entire sequence of events in a very personal and human way. Cartoonist Tian Veasna was born just three days after the Khmer Rouge takeover, as his family set forth on the chaotic mass exodus from Phnom Penh. He shows us his family’s comfortable city life destroyed in a matter of hours as the citizenry is evacuated and they begin their harrowing journey... Read more

Calling all Teen Poets: New Hampshire Teen Poet Laureate
The NH Teen Poet Laureate (NHTPL) is an honorary one-year position held by a NH high school student who has shown a dedication to and excellence in writing, and who demonstrates the enthusiasm to share it with the public. The program is coordinated by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire in collaboration with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Questions or More Information Contact: Jpappas235@gmail.com
READ THE Isinglass Award nominees (Gr. 7-8) and Flume Award nominees (Gr.9-12)
Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Monday Morning Zentangle 9 -10:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link.
  • Pick up a free seasonal craft kit at the Library (call 603-456-2289) - woven cups!
Coming Soon
  • Library Book Group Wed. May 12, 1:30 pm The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: copies available at the Library.
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market starts Saturday May 15, 9 am - 1 pm at Warner Town Hall
  • Daisy chain workshop at MKIM, Sat. May 15, 1-3 pm IN PERSON (with masks) registration
  • Rollins State Park is open by reservation on Fri-Sat-Sun; full weeks after May 14.
  • Community Conversation: Simonds Free High School, Wed. May 26, 7 pm. Warner Historical Society, on Zoom - REGISTER.
  • 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) 
  • Library Book Group Wed. June 9, 1 pm Lily and the Octopus by Stephen Rowley.

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.
Your donations keep Library services strong!
Great Mother's Day gifts:
Colorful cotton corner bookmarks lovingly crafted and donated by Marcia Moyer are the gentle way to mark your place in a book. when you have to pause your reading. Available by donation. Stop by to select your personal favorite.
You can also donate to buy a perennial houseplant. Call 456-2289 to arrange a time to select your plant.
The Circle of Friends "buy it now" sale of items still has a few items available. Item photos can be found in an album on Facebook. Contact us to purchase. 603-456-2289
Send your mom a gorgeous stained glass theme "Thank You" card (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.