Oscar Foss Memorial Library Welcomes Mark Thomas
Be sure to stop by the library and say hello to
our new Library Assistant, Mark Thomas. Mark comes to us with a wide
range of library experience and a strong commitment to customer service.
We are very excited to have him on board to share his knowledge.
Be sure to like us on Facebook
Hours: Monday 2pm-8pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am
- 5pm, Thursday 5pm – 8pm, Friday 2pm – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm
Dragons ASA Softball
Dragons Softball looking for players for the 2014
season... Competitive Softball league.. Tryouts will be held November
10th at Barnstead Elementary School, Maple Street, Barnstead NH. U12
Tryout: 11-1 U10 Tryout: 1-3
For more information please email:
It is time again to ask for donations and
volunteers for the Annual Free Thanksgiving dinner at the Epsom Fire
House on Thanksgiving day, 12 -2pm, all are welcome and to call Karen at
736 9954 to donate or volunteer.
Memorial Library Happenings
Create Your Own Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Join Kristine from Kreative Flowers and Gifts of
Chichester as she teaches us how to make a fresh flower Cornucopia
Centerpiece. Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration ends
soon. There is a $20 fee for materials.
Saturday, November 23rd 12-2pm
Adopt-A-Shelf is a volunteer opportunity designed
to keep the library’s materials in correct order and dust free.
Volunteers are asked to donate at least 2 hours a month to help keep
their section neat and orderly. Stop by the library or give us a call
for more information. Remember to like us on Facebook!
Hours: Monday 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday and Wednesday,
10am – 5pm, Thursday 5pm – 8pm, Friday 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders will be conducting
a snowmobile safety class on Saturday, November 16 from 8 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station, 305 Parade Road, Barnstead,
NH. You must be 12 years old (or older) by the end of the riding season
to enroll. Parents are encouraged to attend the class, but not
mandatory. The day of the class, parents must come inside to sign their
child up at 7:30 a.m. before class begins at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be
provided. To enroll, call Joe Hough at 269-2270. Please don’t delay as
space is limited.
Also on the evening of the 16th, the club will be
hosting a Ham and Bean Supper that will also be at the Barnstead Parade
Fire Station. Please check our website at
www.suncookvalleysnoriders.com for more information.
Common Core Forum Scheduled For Wednesday
Common Core is the name given to a revised
curriculum as mandated by the State and Federal governments through New
Hampshire’s Department of Education. Many states and local communities
have accepted the new curriculum; however, many questions and concerns
are now being raised about the curriculum. Some of the areas
in question are its components, its value, its impact on local control
of education, and the cost to taxpayers.
In an effort to address these and other questions
and concerns, a “Common Core Forum” is being held on Wednesday November
13 at 7:00 pm at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane in
Laconia. The Forum is open to the general public, however, you are
asked to RSVP by November 8 for this event as seating is limited.
The intent of the Forum is to create greater
awareness of what Common Core is, and what its proponents and opponents
are saying about it. The Forum will feature five panelists with a wide
range of knowledge about Common Core. The panelists include two experts
who also served on the Common Core panel discussion held recently at the
Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College which was attended by over
200 people. They are Sandra Stotsky, Ed.D and Jamie Gass, Pioneer
Institute. Joining them on the panel are Ann Marie Banfield, a Common
Core expert from Cornerstone Policy Research; Glenn Cordelli, a New
Hampshire State Representative serving on the House Education Committee;
and Doris Hohensee, representing New Hampshire Families for Education.
The Forum is being hosted by the Belknap County
Republican Committee, but it is intended to provide information about
Common Core to the general public since Common Core affects all families
regardless of political affiliation.
For more information, or to RSVP, please send an
email to [email protected].