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February 13, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - Do you love chocolate? While too much chocolate may not be good for you, just enough of the right kind can have health benefits. For a fun night of science, Mike Cross, professor of Chemistry at Northern Essex Community College, comes to the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., February 18, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss the joy that chocolate brings to your palate and the health benefits it offers your brain, heart and mood. Professor Cross will teach you how to detect quality chocolate using delicious samples that will be provided. For more information call 603-329-6411.

MOVIE NIGHT - February movie night at the Library is on Thurs., February 27, at 6:30 p.m. The feature presentation stars Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as U.S. cargo-ship captain Richard Phillips. When his ship is pursued and captured by a handful of Somali pirates, Captain Phillips faces off against their leader in an effort to protect the lives of his crew. Phillips must strike a careful balance between strength and compliance if he and the men he is responsible for are to survive. This film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

FREE A.C.T. PRACTICE - More and more colleges are taking ACT scores into account when considering applicants. The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. High school students should consider familiarizing themselves with this standardized test. The Hampstead Public Library is teaming up with Sylvan to offer a free practice ACT at the library on Sat., March 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Advance registration is required by calling the library 603-329-6411 or emailing programsHPL@gmail.com. You do not have to be a Hampstead resident to participate. Results will be available by March 12.

BRIDGE CLUB - Are you a fan of bridge? Would you like to join other bridge enthusiasts? There is plenty of room in the Bridge Club at the Hampstead Public Library. They meet each Monday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., except on holidays. You do not need to be a Hampstead resident to participate. Newcomers are always welcome. Call 603-329-6411 or visit www.HampsteadLibrary.org. for more information.

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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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