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January 16, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD — Learn the art form of Zentangle® at the Hampstead Public Library on Sat., January 18, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. It is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills and ages. Advance registration is required; class space is limited. There is a fee of $5.00 per person for materials. Call the library at 603-329-6411, or email jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us to sign-up. Learn more about this art form at www.zentangle.com.

MOVIE NIGHT AT LIBRARY - Tues., January 21 at 6:30 p.m. is free movie night at the Hampstead Public Library. The feature film is the SciFi thriller starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Taking place in the year 2154, it is about a pristine space station called Elysium where the very wealthy live. The underprivileged people live on an overpopulated ruined Earth and are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty. The only man with a chance to bring equality to these two worlds is Max (Damon). If he succeeds, he could save not only his own life but also millions of people on Earth. Call the library for more information, 603-329-6411.

TEEN BOOK EXCHANGE PARTY - Middle school and high school students are invited to attend a Book Exchange Party at the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., January 30 at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the book exchange, this event features crafts, trivia, and food. Participants should bring a gently used wrapped book. Stop by the library by Fri., January 24 to add your name to the guest list, and pick-up a bookplate you can personalize. Everyone who attends will be entered in a raffle for a Barnes and Noble gift card. If you have any questions, please call the library at 329-6411, or email pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

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  • David L. Drowne, 53

    Ellenton, FL — David Drowne, formerly of Newburyport, Mass., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and Tidewell Hospice in Ellenton, Fla.

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  • Kathleen M. Wright

    Epping, NH — Kathleen M. Wright, 73, of Epping, formerly of Kingston, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Exeter Hospital with her beloved husband, Clem and her devoted daughters, Chris and Candie, at her bedside.

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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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