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February 20, 2014

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW — Visit the Plaistow Public Library during the month of February to see the artwork of award winning local artist Jim Collins. The paintings represent all kinds of wildlife and are quite stunning to see. Jim’s work has been featured many times over on conservation stamps for the State of NH. We will also have on display a rather eclectic collection of rubber ducks, courtesy of Nancy Burke.

Come see our new Giant Bookworm! He needs a name and Miss Cara invites the kids to submit names to name him. He’s the biggest in the world – we think!

The Book Group will be reading “Until Tuesday” by Luis Carlos Montalvan in preparation for our discussion on Wed., March 12. Come by the library in advance for your copy of this heartwarming book. As an added bonus, we will be having the author visit with Tuesday on Sun., April 27 at 2:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now!

The Friends of the Library meets on Mon., February 24, from 6:30–8:00 p.m. Come on by to see what this dynamic group does to help support our library. New members are always welcome!

February 25 is the Fun Fiction Book Club for Plaistow patrons in Grades 5-8. This book club runs from January to April and meets once a month for discussion and activities. The program runs from 6:00-7:00pm. This month’s book is “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner. Come by the library for a copy of the book. Registration is required and is for Plaistow Library cardholders.

Winter School Break Activities are quite fun and exciting. Mon., February 24 is Giant Game Day here at the library. The Giant Game Company will have their Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers, and Giant Connect 4 here for you to play with from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. On February 25, we will have the Balloon Animal Bonanza at 10:00 a.m. and then we will be showing the movie “Despicable Me 2” from 2:00–4:00 p.m. Wed., February 26, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. we will have a performance from the award winning Keith Munslow, who is a musician that combines music, storytelling, visual art, and improvisation.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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