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March 20, 2014

Kingston Library News

KINGSTON — Don’t forget to pick up “Ornament of the World” by Maria Rosa Menocal, the third book in our five-part book discussion! The discussion, lead by UNH Professor Ethel Sara Wolper will take place March 20 at 7:00 p.m. This program was made possible by the NHHC, NEH and ALA.

Stop by the library for the LEGO Challenge Club on Fri., March 21, at 4:00 p.m. Kids, ages 7 and up, can participate in building challenges that test their creativity and ingenuity to win prizes! Or just stop in and have fun!

Join us Wed., March 26 at 7:00 p.m., to learn about New Hampshire’s Bobcats. Secretive and silent, bobcats exemplify the wild side of nature. They are also one of the most widespread animals in New Hampshire that’s rarely seen. What do we know about New Hampshire’s wild cats? Join John Litvaitis a Professor of Wildlife Ecology at UNH to learn! This program is sponsored by the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire.

Taking time to have a regular family night is a great way to create lasting memories. Join us in the library meeting room for screenings of newly released DVDs! This month, we will watch “Frozen”, rated PG, on Fri., March 28 at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a potluck snack to share! Pizza and popcorn will be provided!

Join us in the children’s room to dye and decorate eggs for Easter on Sun., April 12 at 10:00 a.m. Make a basket, a bonnet, and bunny ears to bring your eggs home in style. Elementary school children are invited to participate. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Stay up-to-date on library happenings and services by visiting our website, www.kingston-library.org or check us out on Facebook! We are also on Twitter at Kingston Library @imaginemoreKCL. Need to speak to us? Call 642-3521.

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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

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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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