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March 20, 2014

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW —Visit the library during the month of March to see the artwork of award winning local artist and photographer Susan Kneeland. We also have on display a rather eclectic collection of rubber ducks and beach sands from many different locations, courtesy of Nancy Burke. We also have some nice collector and vintage Barbie dolls on display, courtesy of Anita and Raven.

Did you know we have music CDs that can be checked out? There is quite a selection to choose from – come take a look!

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

Check out our really quick survey on the library website at www.plaistowlibrary.com. This survey is regarding our website and takes just a couple of minutes to complete. Thanks for your help!

On April 8 make a colorful, fun Friendship Bracelet to keep or give to a friend from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Miss Cara will guide ages 9 and up through the fun process of making your own creation. All materials will be provided. Registration required and open to Plaistow Library cardholders.

For those that could not make the book discussion on March 12, we will be holding an evening discussion about “Until Tuesday” by Luis Carlos Montalván April 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come by the library in advance for your copy of this heartwarming book – we still have a few copies left. We have copies in regular print, large print, and audio.

Did you know we have a book sale going on inside the library? It is located in the Periodicals section and covers adult fiction/nonfiction, kids fiction/nonfiction, and various media, including music. The selection is always changing, so come down to check it out. Proceeds benefit the library.

Please continue to follow us online at www.plaistowlibrary.com, Facebook and Twitter for updates. For more information or to register for programs call the library at 603-382-6011, or email the library at info@plaistowlibrary.com.

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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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    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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