CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

Libraries

October 18, 2012

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD – Author Michael Tougias will be presenting a narrated slide presentation titled “400 Miles Down the Connecticut River” at the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., October 23, at 7:00 p.m. The program is based on the author’s book “River Days: Exploring the Connecticut River from Source to Sea.” The Connecticut River played an important role in New Hampshire’s development during the days of the first settlers, the French and Indian Wars, and other key historical moments. Today it represents an environmental success story. A question and answer period and book signing will follow the presentation. This event is sponsored by the NH Humanities Council. It is free and open to the public. Michael Tougias is a lecturer and an award winning author of eighteen books including “Fatal Forecast.” More about the author can be found on his website: www.michaeltougias.com.

WEIRD SCIENCE - Creepy, crawly, ooey, and gooey, that’s “Weird Science.” Kids in kindergarten through grade four are invited to the Hampstead Public Library on Wed., October 24, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., to make slime, ooblik, invisible ink, and more. Kids, be prepared to experiment, get messy, and be amazed. There is no need to sign-up in advance for “Weird Science.” If you have any questions, call the library at 329-6411 or email pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

FREE MOVIE - Get in a Halloween mood by coming to the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., October 30, at 6:30 p.m., for movie director Tim Burton’s homage to the 1960’s television show “Dark Shadows.” Starring Johnny Depp, this film takes us to Collinwood Manor in the 1700’s, when Barnabas (Depp) is a rich and powerful playboy, until he breaks the heart of a vengeful witch. She dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972 where he meets the remnants of his family. This movie is free and open to the public.

Text Only
Libraries

New England News
Obituaries
  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

    Continued ...
    4 hours
  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

    Continued ...
    4 hours 1 Photo
  • 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.

    Continued ...
    4 hours 1 Photo
  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

    Continued ...
    7 days 1 Photo
  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

    Continued ...
    7 days 1 Photo

Stocks