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November 15, 2012

Busy Month at Gale

NEWTON — November is Fine Free Month at the library, so find those overdue books, and return them with a donation of food, paper products, or personal care items and your fines will be removed. Donations will be turned over to the Newton Food Pantry to help those in need during the holidays.

Children will be able to drop in to the library to vote for their favorite picture book for the NH Ladybug Award until Wed., November 21. The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to honor the best in recent children’s picture books. Children’s librarians from around the state selects ten picture book titles early in the year. Then, during November, New Hampshire children (from preschoolers to those in third grade) choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced at the end of the year. Come browse through the books and choose your favorite.

To celebrate the Lady Bug Vote Storyhour children will play Picture Bingo For Books to win books to keep on Tues., November 13 at 10:00 a.m. Come join us.

Libraries across the country are celebrating National Game Day at your library and the Gale Library will join them on Sat., November 10 at 10:00 a.m. The library has many board and card games (for all ages) to try your luck with family and friends, or you can bring your favorite to share. The next Tween Wii event will be held on Wed., November 14, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Bring a few friends. Anyone in grade 5 and up can join into this new group of teens who love to play Wii games or discuss their favorite authors or stories.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted will be shown on the big screen on Fri., November 9 at 2:00 p.m. This is a no school day so join us for popcorn, bring your own drink, and enjoy the Madagascar gang traveling through Europe as a Madagascar-style circus. Sure to be a lot of laughs.

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  • James Reese

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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