The Pillsbury Free Library publishes a weekly (since May 2020) community newsletter by email. You can read previous issues and subscribe to the newsletter on the library website at https://www.warner.lib.nh.us/library-info/library-news/. News can be sent to Newsletter [at] warner.lib.nh.us.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
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
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Workshop for Well Owners
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.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Free Humanities to Go program, Jennie Powers, the Woman Who Dares, with Jenna Carroll. Cosponsored by Pillsbury Free Library and Warner Historical Society, with funds from New Hampshire Humanities. Info & Registration
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Free Humanities to Go program, Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy, by Mary Kelly. Cosponsored by Pillsbury Free Library and Warner Historical Society, with funds from New Hampshire Humanities. Info & Registration