Pioneer Clubs, not only will we have tons of fun and earn awards, we
will look deeper into the life of Jesus. Every lesson throughout
the evening is geared toward kids from Kindergarten to 6th grade and
our leaders are ready to engage your child in every area of our
Pioneer Club meeting, from song time to game time.
Club kids will make friends. You will earn awards for learning new
skills (like First Aid, Hiking, and Cycling) and as you work your
way through the group Bible Study lessons. On the first night,
September 27th, Club members will learn about their Award Lanyard
and set some goals for themselves. Awards will be proudly displayed
on their lanyard for the duration of their participation in Club.
Clubs will meet on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Center
Barnstead Christian Church, located beside the Barnstead Town Hall.
Family Prayer Meeting is held simultaneously. September 27th is
our first Pioneer Club meeting. All kids, Kindergarten to 6th grade,
are invited to join!
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Wednesday, September 20 at 7pm Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki will relay
some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by
Irish emigrants through traditional music. The focus will be on
songs about leaving Ireland. These may include reasons for leaving,
revealing what happened upon arrival, and exploring the universal
feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land. The
presenter will discuss the historical context of these songs,
interspersing their stories with tunes from Ireland that made their
way into New England’s musical repertoire, played on his fiddle or
guitar. This event will take place at the Barnstead Town Hall and is
sponsored by the Barnstead Historical Society and Oscar Foss
Memorial Library, with funding made possible by NH Humanities.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library and Barnstead Adventure Zone program
have been approved for a VISTA grant! VISTA stands for Volunteers In
Service To America. As a VISTA, you will work for a minimum of one
year to build programs, create change and fight poverty in NH
communities. The VISTA for our program will work to grow our
volunteer base, develop sustainable programming and fundraising and
create marketing campaigns that engage the community and increase
involvement. For more information please contact Danielle at the
library or visit our website.
middle school and teen programs have begun at the library, including
Writer’s and Graphic Novel Clubs. Middle school activities are for
students in 5th-8th grades and the teen programs are for students in
9th-12th grades. Please check our website or call the library for
more information about these programs.
at the library to celebrate Banned Book Week, September 24-30!
Banned Book Week is a national event that celebrates our right to
read. Fun displays and activities will be going on all week, so come
on down and stand up for your right to read!
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for
more information about any of our programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and
Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed
NH DMV To Close Offices For Two-Days During Software Upgrade
Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
will implement a new driver licensing system in October to replace
the current system originally implemented in the 1980s.
Implementation of the new system will require the closure of all DMV
offices on Monday, October 9th and Tuesday, October 10th and will
temporarily limit some services.
“Although temporarily closing DMV offices is required during this
transition time, we are aware of how the closure will impact our
customers,” said DMV Director Elizabeth Bielecki. “Hopefully, by
providing advanced notice, we will minimize the inconvenience this
closure will cause.”
Town/City Municipal clerks will not be able to process the state
portion of vehicle
registrations from Friday, October 6, through Tuesday, October 10.
Online services, including Online Driver License Renewal and Online
Ticket Pay, will not be available from Wednesday, October 4, through
Wednesday, October 11.
Ticket pay by phone will not be available on Monday, October 9, and
Tuesday, October 10. To pay a ticket by phone on another day during
normal business hours, please call 1-800-272-0036.
Customers are encouraged to complete DMV transactions regarding
driver licenses and registrations in advance of expiration dates if
they expire during the transition period. In the days
following implementation of the new system, customers may experience
longer than usual wait times and are asked to plan their visit
time by completing forms in advance of your visit. Answers to
frequently asked questions and forms are available at the DMV
website at www.nh.gov/dmv.