, Kingston, NH


March 6, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - Johnny Claude the Listener Dog is at the Hampstead Public Library on Mon., March 10, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This certified therapy dog listens to kids read, tell stories, or act out a book. Set-up a fifteen minute session; call the library at 603-329-6411. Adults are also welcome to visit with Johnny Claude.

NEW TO MEDICARE - A representative from ServiceLink of Rockingham County will be at the Library to present a New to Medicare workshop on Tues., March 11, at 1:30 p.m. If you are new to Medicare, or will be going on Medicare soon, this event is for you. Workshop topics include: understanding the basics of Medicare, prescription drug coverage, Medicare supplements, and preventing fraud. To register for this workshop, call ServiceLink: 893-9769.

BOOKS FOR BREAKFAST - The Hampstead Library will have a “Books for Breakfast” program on Sat., March 15, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Come enjoy books, crafts, hot drinks and breakfast – all for free!

BUTTONS, BUTTONS! - Cheryl Killiam, President of the NH Seacoast Button Club, comes to the Library on Tues., March 18, at 7:00 p.m., to give a presentation about the lure of antique clothing buttons and why some folks collect them. Come view these miniature pieces of art, experience history through buttons, and celebrate National Button Collecting Week.

BOOK DISCUSSION - On Thurs., March 20 at 1:00 p.m., the Hampstead Library’s book group discusses “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson. Set in an Ontario farming community, this novel is about orphaned brothers and a sister who hold their family together, after their parents are killed in an accident. In this novel of family love and misunderstandings, the author builds tension with control and humor, while continually overturning expectations. Copies of the book are available at the library. Newcomers are welcome.

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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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