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November 7, 2013

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — It’s nearing Thanksgiving time, and we’re serving turkey cookies on Mon., November 18, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. If you are between the ages of 5 and 10, come make yourself a special treat! Please register your little ones before it’s too late and the cookies disappear.

Bubble, bubbles - come one, come all! We’re hosting – ‘Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles’ on Sat., November 23, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. As featured on the Discovery Channel, USA Today, Real Simple Family, American Profile, National Geographic TV... You can learn a lot from a bubble.

Keith Johnson’s Bubbleology—‘The Secret World of Bubbles’ is packed with state-of-the-art bubble sculptures that snare the attention of your audience. The science behind the magic unfolds like a mystery, making this show both educational and unforgettable.

How lucky are we that liquids, solids and gasses, geometry, history, tension, pressure, soap films etc all relate directly to the curriculum of K-5th grade students? From encasing a dinosaur and then a kid in a bubble to crafting a glistening fog-filled Eiffel Tower, these sculptures are full of memorable science lessons. The world around us is a fascinating place. Science and art allow us to explore the world in meaningful ways. All ages must register.

This program was generously sponsored by the Atkinson Lions Club. We are ‘thankful’ this time of year especially for our benefactors.

The library will be closed on Mon., November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Please plan accordingly. (Stock up on two-day loans on Fri., November 8!)

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, visit kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com. You also can get news directly sent to your inbox twice a month. Please ask us if you are interested. This is an efficient way to stay abreast of the newest events.

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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

    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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