Pillsbury Free Library News | April 29, 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

Planning Board May 3 at 7 pm
Conservation Commission May 5, 7pm

Town Meeting business discussion session is scheduled for THIS WEEKEND Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9 AM
See Warrant Bring your Town Report and wear warm clothes due to open windows.
Location: Town Hall, inside and on lawn.
2020 TOWN REPORT is available online

Note: The Library will be actively staffed May 1, by non-resident personnel.

Eversource Helicopter Patrol: Eversource will be performing aerial patrols of transmission and distribution lines Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30. Flight times are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, weather permitting. Description of aircraft: Black Bell 407, Tail Number N802JR. Please call Eversource’s NH Projects Information Line at 888-926-5334 with any questions or concerns.

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

Sign-ups begin May 3 for area children's Swim Lessons in June / July, offered by the Concord YMCA at Wadleigh State Park in Sutton (Kezar Lake) and French's Park in Bradford on Lake Massasecum.
Sign up at www.concordymca.org or by phone @ (603) 228-9622
A FREE session on Safety Around Water (SAW) is also being offered at both locations.
YCNnow.com covers area news online and on Channel 13 cable. Offerings online include video from Lynn Clark of Warner Historical Society about upcoming events: https://ycnnow.com/2021/04/26/warner-historical-society-events/
And on April 8, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Director Andy Bullock outlined some of their summer offerings:

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

Reminder: Parks and Rec is offering a Women's Summer Softball league! Contact Andrea at woodlawnpet@gmail.com.
To be added to the notifications list for Pickleball, text Sharon at 387-3257.

Angela Tarleton of KCPA posted a short video live from Jamaica (!) on Facebook Thursday for International Dance Day!

Kearsarge Regional School District

From the KRSD calendar: Mental Health Conversations with Former NH Chief Justice John Broderick. Tue May 4, 2021 6:30 pm. Join the meeting on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/85782896707 Free.

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 People
Katherine (Kathy) J. Long passed away April 9, 2021. Her obituary was in the InterTown Record on April 20, and is on Chadwick Funeral and Cremation Services website. Burial was held at the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on April 22, 2021.

Welcome back, David Bates, to the Library Board as an Alternate Trustee, as approved by the Selectboard on Tuesday April 27.

Our Garden Elves, Linda Hartman and Nan Cogswell, have been busy doing spring cleanup and tending to the library's perennial plants. Tim Hayes of the Public Works Department cleaned up the lawn beautifully and mended the shed door. Thank you, all!
Volunteer with the Red Cross!
Red Cross Virtual Volunteer Fair
The Red Cross Volunteer Services team is offering two virtual information sessions to learn about urgent volunteer opportunities this season. These sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about serving with the Red Cross. Current needs include Blood Drive helpers and Disaster Action Team members, and behind the scenes administrative support. Tues. May 4th at 5-6 pm OR Wed. May 5th, 12-1 pm  
This event is hosted on Microsoft Teams and a meeting link will be sent when registered by emailing Erica at erica.fuller4@redcross.org.
Mental Health Support and Activities
NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers support groups and peer groups for anyone affected by mental health issues of their own, or of family or friends. See more at www.naminh.org/ about this and about advocacy on Mental Health Service issues in NH.

Onward NH webinar is April 29th at 12:00-1:15 PM. The topic is Covid-19 and Mental Health. For more information and to register go to https://www.onwardnh.org/edu/

2021 NAMI NH Annual Virtual Learning Series was on April 15-22. to view the recorded programs go to  https://www.naminh.org/nami-nh-events/annual-conference/ .

God Knows Where I am Film Screening and Discussion Thursday, May 20, 2021 6 - 8:15 pm on Zoom. A link to the full film will also be sent to registrants on May 17th for individual viewing if you choose to watch it on your own. REGISTRATION

For registration and information about the NAMI NH Annual walk (Walk your way again this year) go to the following link. https://www.naminh.org/nami-nh-events/namiwalks-nh/

Pillars of Health FREE webinar series is on healthy eating and healthy sleep in May.
Register for Zoom links: Sleep On It (Wed. 5/5, 6 PM): tinyurl.com/SleepOnItNAMINH

To connect with mental health resources & support in the Granite State, contact NAMI New Hampshire's Info & Resource Line , info@NAMINH.org or 1-800-242-6264 (# 4).
Concord Area NAMI support group for family and friends meets via Zoom two Mondays a month. Contact Betti at btnitchie@gmail.com. or Bodie Morey 603.848.3483
COVID updates and vaccine info
NH COVID vaccination Information vaccines.nh.gov or call 211.

Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: 1-4 active cases, with a total of 189 cases so far, an increase of 3 from last week's newsletter. Keep up the good work!

An update concerning the COVID-19 outbreak at Magdalen College: "As of Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Magdalen College is pleased to announce that the outbreak of COVID-19 on campus is over. All remaining students have quarantined long enough and have gone long enough without symptoms to be considered uninfected, and are free, according to the DHHS, to rejoin the general population."

"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):

NH SEOC travel and vaccination status revised guide (March 31, 2021 here)
Business News
Sad to hear, The Local Restaurant has announced it is closing, after 8 years as a fixture on Main Street. They will remain open long enough to deplete inventory (about 2 weeks). Thank you, Bill and co., for hanging in so long for us in such difficult times!
In happier news, Michael Prete will be moving into the FootHills Restaurant location, and we'll have a new restaurant in Town! His chef-owned and operated, award-winning restaurants are located in Andover (The Kitchen) and Portsmouth. His wife grew up in Hopkinton and they live in Salisbury.

Mother's Day is May 9! Cards and presents are available locally! See some options in last week's news , and also Country Cobwebs for local shopping ideas!
Plants are available at the Library for a donation of your choice (ask to see them if they are not on display outside).
"SHOP LOCAL, Shop Safely: Support local business"
New, just in time for Mothers' Day! Tarah Lynne Caron, of TLC Photography specializes in Newborn and Family photography and has recently moved into the front section of the Velvet Moose building at 25 E. Main St. Get a special photo of the kids or grandkids with, or for, Mom / Grandma! https://www.tlclovephotography.com/ (978) 877-8506, or facebook.com/TLClovePhotography starting May 1, 2021

New construction! You may have noticed activity near the roundabout at Exit 9 opposite the Park and Ride, including tree clearing. Comet LLC received conditional Planning Board approval March 3 for new retail buildings at Exit 9 next to Evans Fuel Mart. Dunkin Donuts will relocate there, and there will be additional retail or office space.
More information on the Town website: Planning Board Minutes, ,Presentation map , Dunkin' Donuts building design, and other documents are on the Land use cases page.
Gardening = Fresh Food!
Warner Connects Community Resource Center in Warner is participating again in "Tray it Forward", distributing free trays of food and herb plants provided by area growers and sponsors so that people can grow some of their own food. Two levels are available depending on your garden or container space. The "gardens" can be picked up or delivered. Soil, tools and advice are also available throughout the season. Starts May 24. Contact Lori at 603-456-2053. For more about it, watch the YouTube Video by Kearsarge Food Hub www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdDb9QnTGI4

Free programs from NH Food Bank and UNH Extension:
A series of virtual cooking classes called “Cooking with the Seasons” – each month they will be highlighting what is in season here in NH and showing how to use local produce. They will also be highlighting how to access seasonal produce for those with SNAP benefits with things like Granite State Market Match and Double Up Food Bucks.

More info and other Food program registration pages can be found HERE.
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. 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"!
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 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 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,
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month:
It's Tick Time Again!
Roger Robbins
Pillsbury Free Library has resources to combat tick bites and to raise Lyme awareness, including these videos and books.

Of special note is Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections by Stephen Buhner, and the updated and revised Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic by Pamela Weintraub, winner of the American Medical Writers Association Book Award.

And, don't miss Warner resident and author Dana Myskowski's great novel I Cannot Play With You, in which the narrator deals with chronic Lyme while solving a mystery.

Want to learn even more about ticks, Lyme and other tick-borne infections? Check out the NH Department of Health and Human Resources site and ILADS. Be safe!

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

Pontine Theatre will present two FREE Zoom programs.
Granite State Gallery with Jane Oneail / Wed. 5 May @ 7pm
New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era. Works by itinerant and folk painters, landscape artists and modern artists that adopted bold styles to depict life in the Granite State such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Childe Hassam, and Maxfield Parrish are some of the artists discussed in this program.
Songs of Old New Hampshire with Jeff Warner / Wednesday 2 June @7pm
Email info@pontine.org to get a Zoom link to access the programs.

The April 28 Warner Historical Society's Mink Hills program is on YouTube by the end of the week:
The library has received free posters, booklets, tick removers and tick ID cards from TickFreeNH. We will have them outside for free pickup on dry, calm days. Ask us, if you want any and do not see them. We also sent some to Warner Connects NH Food Pantry for pickup.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
May 1st is May Day! Happy May Day! Enjoy the spring flowers and warmer weather!

Mother's Day is just around the corner! We have several books honoring our Moms as well as many referring to "Love".
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.
Our New Children's Items

If you're not sure of what books to "order", check out the lists above. They are newer books that you maybe haven't seen yet.

From Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) on North Road:
Dance, singing and acting lessons SESSION 5 will begin Monday May 3rd and will conclude with a Spring Show at the Fells on June 22nd - this is the last chance to register to be in the Show. 603-456-3294 www.NHPerformingArts.org

May 8th 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
Following Bills in the NH Legislature
Although HB 544 was tabled in the House, it was later attached to the 2022-2023 biennial budget, before the Senate this week. Some senators including our Sen. Becky Whitley explained the bill and their opposition in the Sunday Concord Monitor April 25.

5/5/21 Hearing in Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee
HB 417 terminates a state of emergency called by the governor after 30 days and modifies the procedure for renewal. Any orders issued during the period of a renewal of the state of emergency shall be subject to prior approval by the House of Representatives.
5/5/21 Hearing in House Labor Committee
SB 123 This bill waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing under accident and health insurance policies. To express your opinion online:

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
An NPR Best Book of the Year

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about... Read more

"Shadow and Bone" is a fantasy show with a true feminist hero — finally! www.nbcnews.com

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Follow Alina Starkov through Shadow and Bone as she discovers her dormant powers and is swept up in a world of luxury and illusion. As Alina struggles to fit into her new life, a threat to the kingdom of Ravka grows ― one that will test old alliances and challenge the very limits of magic, one that will forge a leader from a frightened girl.
(The Netflix show is based on this trilogy.)

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) - Ladybugs!
Coming Soon
  • TOWN MEETING! Sat. May 1, at 9 am, at Warner Town Hall, inside and outside seating. Bring your Town Report. Audio only outside.
  • BookEnds Book Group Sunday May 2 at 4 pm The Girl with the Louding Voice' by Abi Dare
  • 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 lawn
  • 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.

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.