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January 16, 2014

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW —The library will be closed Mon., January 20, for Civil Rights Day.

Visit the library during the month of January to see the artwork of the students of local artist Susan Kneeland. The work represents artists age 9 to adult and are from many surrounding towns. The pieces include portraits, still life, and landscapes and are quite nice to see.

The horizontal display cases are hosting the pie plate collection of Mr. Oscar Fortin. The pie plates are an interesting look at many decades of pie plate history.

The library’s ongoing cribbage and bridge matches meet on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Come and play a game with friends. Children may enjoy Friday afternoon LEGOs and Wii starting at 1:00 p.m. Build with our large LEGO collection or challenge yourself to a game of Wii. No registration is required.

Slumber Storytimes continue on Thursdays, from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Come in your pajamas and bring your blanket. Registration is required and this event is for all Plaistow Library cardholders.

Crochet for Kids will be on hold until further notice. Stay tuned to our website for updates!

The Friends of the Library meets Mon., January 27, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come on by to see what this dynamic group does to help support our library.

Tues., January 28 sees the start of our Fun Fiction Book Club for Plaistow patrons in Grades 5-8. This book club runs from January to April. You choose the book and we’ll meet once a month for discussion and activities. The program runs from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Registration is required and is for Plaistow Library cardholders.

January is National Soup Month. Come by the library to check out cookbooks for some new soup recipes to try out. Our cookbook collection includes slow-cooker/crock pot, vegetarian, gluten free, and many other options.

Sat., February 8 is Crafty Kids from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come drop by to do a themed craft with Miss Cara. Registration is required and is for Plaistow Library cardholders. The recommended ages are from 4-12.

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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.

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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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    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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