, Kingston, NH


March 13, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD — Thurs., March 13 at 7:00 p.m., is Movie Night at the Hampstead Public Library. The featured film won several Academy Awards this year including Best Director. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star as two astronauts stranded in space, when debris separates them from their ship during a spacewalk. Light refreshments will be served at this free movie showing. For more information, call the library 603-329-6411 or visit

BOOKS FOR BREAKFAST - The Hampstead Library will have a “Books for Breakfast” program on Sat., March 15, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. This event is to give families a chance to spend time together in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come enjoy books, crafts, hot drinks and breakfast – all for free!

BUTTONS, BUTTONS! On Tues., March 18 at 7:00 p.m., the president of the NH Seacoast Button Club comes to the Hampstead Public Library to talk about the hobby of collecting antique clothing buttons. Using her vast collection, Cheryl Killam will show the various designs, colors and textures that make these buttons a miniature work of art. For more information about this event, visit

NEW LIBRARY WEBSITE - The Hampstead Public Library recently launched a new website design. It has a less cluttered home page, and is designed with user-friendly navigation. There are quick link buttons to the catalog, your account, downloading free ebooks, and more. A bar near the top of the page has drop down menus for easy direction. Please try the new digital branch of the Hampstead Public Library,, to find resources for your educational, recreational, and informational needs. Special thanks go to the library patrons who were on the website committee and helped the Assistant Director and IT Librarian with the new design.

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  • We Will Keep the Light On

    The brightly lit electronic message board has been installed in front of the Hampstead Public Library, after much anticipation. The attractive sign will present rotating bulletins, hours, programs, activities, and special information…day and night. The Friends of Hampstead Public Library have pooled their profits with the Hollyhock Thrift Shop and other fundraising activities to make the electronic display possible. An attractive array of plants will highlight the base of the unit. Pictured are: Debra Hiett, right, library director, and Mary Lewis, a three-year library page, and Pinkerton Academy senior.

    We'll Keep the Light On Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo

New England News
  • 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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