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Oct 10

WMUR Meteorologist Josh Judge Will be at Our Centennial!

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At 11am on October 21st, during our Centennial Celebration, Meteorologist Josh Judge will be at the library signing copies of his new book “Be Nice to the Weather Guy, A New England Christmas Story” (a great holiday gift idea for a great cause!) 100% of the money from book sales goes towards the Children’s Hospital …

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Oct 05

Baking With the Piesmith


This event is now full. However, if you are interested in attending another baking class at the library with Lindsey, please email and if there is enough interest we will contact you about another date! Join our very own Piesmith, Lindsey, at 10:15am on November 18th and learn how to bake pumpkin pie from …

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Sep 28

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us


10/21/2017 at 4pm at the Barnstead Town Hall Presented by Margo Burns, Sponsored by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library and the Barnstead Historical Society On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth …

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Sep 27

Paint a Rock for our Centennial!

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Bring a friend and stop by the library after 11am on 9/30 to paint a rock for our centennial! Use your favorite book quote, paint your favorite character, or design your own. We will provide the materials and refreshments. Any remaining rocks will be left out in the library with painting supplies so you can …

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Sep 27

We are turning 100!


The Oscar Foss Memorial Library was donated to our town in October 1917 by Sarah Ursula Foss in honor of her husband, Oscar. Since then, it has grown from 1,242 sq ft (housing both the library and the town offices) to the beautiful 4,842 sq ft building we have today. In honor of our 100th …

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Sep 02

Middle School Writers Club

Middle School Writers will meet the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:15pm. Meetings will involve writing exercises, time to share what you’re writing and get feedback, and an opportunity to have your work published in our newsletter! This group is geared towards ages 9-13. If you are interested in our Teen Writers Club, it …

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May 17

Become a FIT VISTA for the Library and BAZ program!

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The 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 …

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Apr 04

Check Out Our Vinyl!


The Library now has a great collection of vinyl albums that you can check out! Click here for a list of albums. We also have a record player that we are circulating if you want to try some of the albums out, but don’t have one at home. You must be 16+ to borrow the …

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Jan 03

Join the OFML Mystery Club!

Thanks to a generous donation from our Friends of the Library group, the Library now subscribes to a bi-monthly mystery club! Every other month, a mysterious package¬† will arrive at the library with a compelling short mystery story and objects, clues and puzzles to help solve the case! This month’s mystery box theme is “The …

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Jan 03

Donate to our Library DIY Makerspace!


Do you have any extra craft supplies or crafting items to clear out after the holidays?¬† We would love them! The Library would like to build its collection of DIY supplies and equipment to offer the community a space to create!¬† We will be setting aside a few hours a week for community members to …

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