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April 3, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - Dr. Michelle Grenier will give a presentation about the importance of physical activity for individuals with autism spectrum disorders at the Hampstead Public Library, on Thurs., April 10, at 7:00 p.m. She will give tips and strategies, as well as provide additional resources. This presentation will have information for educators, parents, and caregivers. Michelle Grenier, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the physical education and adapted physical education program at the University of New Hampshire. Certificates of Staff Development will be available for educators (CEU of 1 hour.)

SENSORY SATURDAY - April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, is “Sensory Saturday” at the Library. There will be sensory stations at which adults and children can explore their sense of touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. Because April is Autism Awareness Month, “Sensory Saturday” can also be a learning experience to teach what it is like to be an individual with autism who might experience sensory overload. Volunteers (ages 14 and up) are needed to help at stations. Students who would like volunteer hours should call the library or contact pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

AUTHOR TO VISIT - Award-winning children’s book author Cynthia Lord gives a presentation and book signing at the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., April 15, at 7:00 p.m. Originally from rural New Hampshire, Cynthia dabbled with writing, and grew up to be an elementary school teacher. Later, she returned to writing fiction and her first novel for children, Rules, was an outstanding success. Since then, she has published two novels and a picture book series, and has an early-reader series coming this summer. Please join us on April 15 and learn more about Cynthia and her books.

MOVIE NIGHT - The next Free Movie Night at the Library is on Thurs., April 17, at 6:30 p.m. The featured film is about how Walt Disney talked P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to “Mary Poppins.”

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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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  • 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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