Pillsbury Free Library News | April 15, 2021, Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Town committees... When/What?
Calendar https://warner.nh.us/calendar & details and links at warner.nh.us/agenda

Town Meeting business discussion session is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9 AM  See Warrant
Location: Town Hall, inside and on lawn.
2020 TOWN REPORT is available online

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

The map of protected lands in Warner has been updated to data from 2019:

Rollins State Park is already open Fridays through Sundays (by reservation only!) but this weekend that may be affected by the predicted snow, so beware if you have planned a visit. Try calling 603-456-3808.
Kearsarge Regional School District

Reminder: Independent student work day
Friday April 16 to accommodate the second-dose vaccination event for District personnel.

2020 IRS tax filing deadline has been extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021.

The Library has Tax forms and copy service, computer use by appointment.
For free Tax help (AARP): nhtaxhelp.org or call 211.

The Mink Hills Recreation Study Committee hosted a presentation by N.H. Fish and Game Dept.'s Jim Oehler about the "Trails for People and Wildlife guide
and a related Trail Location Tool for planning trails, available at UNH's GRANITview. The committee's next meeting will be May 10 at 7 pm.
Warner People
Bud Thompson was featured in the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum's March 2021 newsletter. You can read it online at https://www.indianmuseum.org/newsletter-1

Elibet Chase is the new contact for the Sunday Monitor's Town Crier column for Warner, and her first column was published Sunday April 5. To submit your organization's news, send it by noon on Wednesdays to WarnerTownCrier@gmail.com.
COVID updates and vaccine info
Update on Johnson and Johnson Vaccines: a brief summary of current theories:

NH COVID vaccination Information
vaccines.nh.gov or call 211 to make an appointment or ask questions. Summary at

Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: 11 active cases, with a total of 175 cases so far, an increase of 10 from last week's newsletter.

Magdalen College COVID outbreak news articles: Concord Monitor April 9,
and the Union Leader reported further details April 6 and April 7.

How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines? Should you bother getting vaccinated? A good overview with helpful FAQs is provided by Dartmouth Hitchcock at https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/covid19/vaccine-effectiveness

CDC interim public health guidelines for fully vaccinated people: HERE

NH SEOC travel and vaccination status revised guide (March 31, 2021 here)
Warner From the Air
Helicopters, and Drones - again
On Wednesday, April 14 Eversource was conducting an aerial survey of power lines by helicopter in Warner and surrounding towns during daylight.
But who is operating the large drone at night, that was seen again last week near I-89? (Actual photo needed!)
Adopt an Artifact
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum has started an Adopt an Artifact program as a way to highlight some of the beautiful and significant items in our collection and to raise money in support of our mission.  Your Adoption will also help mitigate the ongoing impact of reduced income due to pandemic cancellations of programming and tours. 
If you’d like to explore sponsoring an artifact, click on the item that’s caught your eye, and you’ll be directed to a page to submit your tax-deductible donation. https://www.indianmuseum.org/artifact-adoption
Your contribution will be honored with a sponsorship card near the item in the gallery for the next year. Note that you are not buying the item, but “sponsoring” the artifact for the next year, in support of the museum’s overall mission.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Warner's Nature Discovery Center (formerly the Little Nature Museum) is looking for volunteers for the Museum's upcoming season starting in early June. Hours will be noon - 4:30 PM on Fridays and Sundays and 10:30 AM-4:30 PM on Saturdays. It could be a Mother or Dad and a child volunteering together, if the child is of school age, and you can select which days to work. There are at least two volunteers "on duty" for safety. https://ndcnh.org/volunteer.html
  • Earth Day Cleanup Event on April 24th and 25th. Meet up is at 10 a.m. at the Park and Ride on either day. There you will receive bags and gloves, and trash claws for anyone who struggles with mobility. Pick your area to work on, but focus is Main Street (103) from Exit 9 south to Exit 8. At noon they will check-in at the Jim Mitchell Park to lend a hand with their cleanup if necessary. Do only what you are comfortable doing. Please observe all COVID-19 precautions.
  • Jim Mitchell Park Spring Cleanup, also to include The Lodge at 17 Church Street. Pick up sticks, Clip dead plant material, rake, sweep. Bring clippers, rake, gloves, bucket and tarp if you have one. Saturday, April 24 9:30 - 11:30 am, and Saturday May 1 if needed. (editor's NOTE: May 1 is Town Meeting day)
"SHOP LOCAL, Shop Safely: Support local business"
Now Hiring, locally:

Kearsarge School District
Evans Group (Exit 9) Cashier
Dunkin Donuts: Crew Member
Boys and Girls Club: Site Director
Scenic Views Landscaping: Landscape Gardener
Learn an instrument, and more!
Mike Stockbridge of Plugged In Music Lesson Studio offers music lessons for all ages and ability levels either in person (at Velvet Moose building) or on zoom.
Nuwati Herbal Balms are back in stock at Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, the only retailer in NH to carry Nuwati Herbal products.
These balms are made from natural ingredients and come in two sizes.

Composted manure: contact Yankee Farmer's Market 603-456-2833
We Recommend
To Do
Be safe: stay home and phone, Zoom, Skype or Facetime family and friends, or learn something new...
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 Tuesdays AND Saturdays in April – 10 am to 4 pm. Call 603-456-2234

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"!
Library Pass users may use the "member ticket" price.

MFA- Boston: Advance timed-entry Ticket information. to use our promo-code "pass", call us 603-456-2289.

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum will open for the season on May 1. Hours 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 in early June. Volunteers needed! ndcnh.org.

NH State Parks will start opening up gradually - using the reservation system . Rollins Park on Mt. Kearsarge will open for full weeks May 14. but is already open Fri-Sun (snow permitting). Save with a library pass & dress warmly for the summit!
Tips for Your Garden
Roger Robbins
The time to commence Spring gardening is a bit fickle in New Hampshire. But amidst the warm and the cold, the dry and the snow, Pillsbury Free Library has great gardening resources.

In addition, Overdrive offers many digital gardening titles, including magazines such as Amateur Gardening, Food Gardening, Good Organic Gardening, and Gardening the Easy Way. All you need to sign in to Overdrive is your library card number and your password (call the library if you have forgotten yours).

Check online for excellent gardening tips with Gardening from New Hampshire Public Radio and through the UNH Cooperative Extension service. Enjoy Spring in your garden!

Newest adult books
for March and APRIL (so far)
Find previous lists at our catalog.

Remember, we can borrow titles not in our collection. Just ask!

NH Humanities programs online
N.H. Energy Week series:
How does New Hampshire address the opportunities in new and emerging clean energy technology, as well as the challenges of balancing the need for low-cost reliable energy, mitigating climate change, and the investments necessary to carry out this work.
Register here.

Bradford's Bement Bridge was moved to repair the footings, a time-lapse video was created by Bill Duffy: https://www.facebook.com/1096796114/videos/10223858728031575/
April is Poetry Month!
The newest Story Walk Book is "Once I ate a pie" by Naclachan, and
is a cute as pie collection of poetry "as written by dogs".
Children's Librarian Miss Sue had fun reading it and walking with the Simonds 3rd grade classes on the Warner downtown Rail Trail on Monday.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day!
Two fun books to get you started are Earth day - hooray! by Stuart Murphy and Fancy Nancy Every Day is Earth Day by Jane O'Connor.
There are also books in our collection on Recycling.
To do your part and get some time outside together, see the community clean-up projects in the volunteering section.

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.
Great Stone Face voting: Google form ballot for all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders https://forms.gle/8LyrAm3i3SNpQxFa9 VOTE BY April 30th!
Thursday April 24 is Miss Sue's proposed Great Stone Face party for grades 4-6, but you MUST sign up by Tuesday April 20th. It will be held via Zoom.

Our New Children's Items
April 2021 (so far)
Following Bills in the NH Legislature
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!

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

Warner's NH Legislator contact pages: Senator Rebecca Whitley (District 15).
Bills that Becky has sponsored or cosponsored.
Representatives: Margaret Kennedy (Dist. 7) and Natalie Wells (Dist. 25). Committees, bill sponsorship and voting records are available on their pages or search by year

To speak at a committee hearing, or to register a position without speaking, go to the House testimony instructions or Senate testimony instructions (links are on the right side of the General Court home page).
To find specific Bills, go to gencourt.state.nh.us.

You can subscribe to the NH Municipal Association legislative bulletins: recent bulletins.
TEEN TALK with Linda

It is 1906 and Mattie Gokey is trying to learn how to stand up like a man — even though she’s a sixteen-year-old girl. At her summer job at a resort on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondack mountains, she will… Read more

When Amedeo’s mother relocates the family from New York City to St. Malo, Florida, the boy doubts he will ever find anything interesting until he meets their neighbor, Mrs. Zender, a one-time diva and retired opera singer. She decides that the world as it ought…  Read more

READ THE Isinglass Nominees (Gr. 7-8) and Flume nominees (Gr.9-12)
Vote by April 30, 2021 for your favorite 2021 titles Here: Isinglass and Flume
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 ahead, 603-456-2289) Ladybugs!
Coming Soon
  • Social History of the Mink Hills presented by Rebecca Courser, Wed. April 28, 7pm, online Register Here
  • TOWN MEETING! Sat. May 1, at 9 am, at Warner Town Hall, inside and outside seating.
  • 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 weekends, full weeks after May 14.
  • Community Conversation: Simonds Free High School, Wed. May 26, 7 pm. WHS by Zoom
  • Plant sale at Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Sat. June 5, 10 to 4 pm.

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. Spider plant, Hoya, or Christmas cactus available. 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.