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Serving Warner, NH since 1892
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603-456-2289
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Tue 9-12 & 1-8
Wed 1-5
Thu 9-12 & 1-6
Sat 9-2

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Baba Yaga: Saturday, May 7

On Saturday, May 7th, at 4:00 pm in Warner Town Hall. Pillsbury Free Library’s Book Nook Theater group presents “Baba Yaga”. Written by Billie Martiello and directed by Susan Matott with assistance from Chris Martiello, this play by the Book Nook youth theater group is based on several traditional Russian folk tales.

The “Entrance fee” is a donation of a non-perishable food or supply item or cash for the food pantry! There will be an intermission bake sale to benefit the Library, thanks to the Circle of Friends of the Library. Suitable for all ages.

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Spring into Warner, Saturday May 14, 2022

Back after a 2 year pause!
Warner’s annual Celebration of the Arts and local foods. Spring into Warner is held mostly outdoors along Warner’s attractive downtown Main Street. There are museums and art exhibits, a Farmer’s Market, dance demonstrations, musicians, ponies, and more! Schedule and map are available Here and at kearsargechamber.org/

To request a space to demonstrate a craft or skill, provide a creative activity, or to sell art or crafts you have made, apply online by May 1 at https://forms.gle/kjy5Mva26Fa2uANj9 or bring a printed form to the library available HERE asap. Spaces limited.

Vendors interested in participating at the Warner Area Farmer’s Market at Town Hall can apply here: https://forms.gle/HZQdZbLSQnoDEza36 .

For other information, contact Nancy at the Library at 603-456-2289.

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Humanities Program on Cellar Holes

Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 pm via Zoom or in a group*
A walk back in time: Secrets of Old Cellar Holes with Adair Mulligan, a Humanities-to-Go program funded by New Hampshire Humanities.
Register for the Zoom link at https://forms.gle/HqgFqi2UinvUEaCb8 or by calling 603-456-2289 (provide an email) or find registration at https://Facebook.com/PillsburyFreeLibrary/events.

*The Library is offering limited spaces to view the program on a large screen in the Meeting Room. Sponsored by Pillsbury Free Library, and Warner Historical Society. The presenter will be on Zoom.

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2022 Indoor Flea Market and Craft sale

The 2022 Annual Indoor Warner Flea Market, will be held Saturday, April 16 from 9 am to 2 pm inside Warner Town Hall on Main Street in Warner.

Antiques, household goods, hand-made crafts, art, and foods will be for sale. A snack bar will be selling beverages and snacks, and there will be a raffle. All profits from the raffle, snack bar and table fees will benefit the Pillsbury Free Library.
Fees are $15 per 6 ft table/space to benefit the sponsor, the Pillsbury Free Library. Spaces are allocated in advance based on order received and requested location, as available at the time of PAYMENT.

A printable vendor application is available HERE or register online HERE (pay separately).
A floor plan of tables is HERE.
Call 603-456-2289 for information. Applications with payment may be mailed to Pillsbury Free Library, PO Box 299 Warner NH 03278 or dropped off at the Library, 18 E. Main St., Warner. Payment can also be made online at the library’s Squareup store at https://pillsbury-free-library.square.site/

Keep up to date about this event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1040034863288229

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Anne Jennison-1/21/22 Native American Storytelling via Zoom-*Rescheduled*

All ages welcome

Anne Jennison: Native American Storytelling via Zoom-*Rescheduled from December*
January 21, 2022 All ages welcome

Anne Jennison will be featuring stories from New Hampshire Abenaki and other Northeast woodlands traditions. For Zoom link call Sue at the library 603-456-2289 or register for the event at https://forms.gle/uefnFRj6WqD9XreX6

Part of a “Story Walk” initiative, Funding for this storytelling event is provided by the NH State Council on the Arts, funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Pillsbury Free Library.

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Public Hearing: acceptance of ARPA Grant

Public hearing will be held by the Trustees of the Pillsbury Free Library at their monthly meeting on Tuesday January 18, at 7 pm, as required by NH RSA for acceptance of unanticipated funds of $5000 or greater. Masks are required in the Library Building.
A $12,598 grant has been awarded to Pillsbury Free Library through an Institute for Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) “Grants to States” program that is part of the American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) of 2021 and that is being facilitated by the N.H. State Library.The funds will be used for the purchase and installation of two Poppinpod Om Sit booths, for privacy while having online or phone conversations aloud in the library. This American Rescue Plan Act Grant is administered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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CANCELLED: Native American Stories by Anne Jennison Wednesday Dec. 29, 2021 at 7 pm

Unfortunately the presenter has had to cancel at the last minute.
Stories from NH Abenaki and other Northeast woodlands groups, told by Anne Jennison, including background on the traditions of storytelling. All ages welcome.
This is a virtual program on Zoom. Register for link: https://forms.gle/xuDCxgmhGHURdDm56
Funding for this storytelling event is provided by the NH State Council on the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Pillsbury Free Library

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Employment Opportunity

Part-time Library Assistant
Pillsbury Free Library, Warner NH

15-17 hrs – scheduled on two days, occasional additional hours.
Starting in January 2022
Click here for Application and Job description
Send application by Tues. December 28, 2021 with cover letter and references
to librarian@warner.lib.nh.us,
or bring in person to 18 E. Main St., Warner,
or mail to Pillsbury Free Library
PO Box 299, Warner NH 03278 

Background check will be required before employment.

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Afghanistan: welcoming evacuees to NH

This illustrated virtual presentation encompasses the geography and geopolitics of Afghanistan, its history and recent developments. Social issues such as Afghan ethnicities, gender roles and relations, family structures, what matters to Afghans, communication styles and Afghan etiquette, will be discussed. Additionally, I will address what to expect from the new arrivals, and how to help them transition to their new American lives.Bio:
Rachel Lehr earned her PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago writing a descriptive grammar of Pashai, a minority language spoken in eastern Afghanistan. For more than 25 years Lehr’s work has addressed the languages and cultures of central and south Asia, while living and working in the region.

Registration:
https://forms.gle/3f7kzjQaq7kju61k7

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Well Water Testing Workshop Sept 29, 2021

Do you wonder if your home’s well water is safe to drink, but don’t know enough about testing or don’t have time to pick up and drop off samples in Concord? The library wants to help make it easy!

Pillsbury Free Library will host a “Private Well Water” Testing Workshop presented by the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm in the meeting room of the library (masks required), maybe also Zoom.

The workshop, for residents of Warner and neighboring towns, will cover why well users should get their water tested; the most common contaminants, and the associated health risks; how to get your water tested; how to understand what your test results mean, and water treatment options.  

Water test kits with forms will be available for pickup at the library during the event, and the next day for those unable to attend who still want to have their well tested.

Register online at https://forms.gle/8WeEAhpfXmfjzPWc7 or by calling or emailing the Pillsbury Free Library; and please indicate if you will want a test kit. (You are not required to have your water tested, even if you take a kit home.) A standard DES water test is $85, with options to test for other contaminants for varying fees. Basic retest for well monitoring is $30. If you need help paying for the test, Please call 603-456-2053.

Any private well owners or users who pick up a kit will have a chance to save travel time by dropping off their collected water samples in Warner (probably on Sunday, October 17), with a check to NHDES for the testing requested, and completed test forms. A library Trustee will drive all the samples to the NH DES lab in Concord the next morning for testing. Or you can deliver your test kit to DES yourself.

Kits with samples for Bacteria testing must be delivered within 24 hours of samples being taken. Results are mailed to YOU.

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