, Kingston, NH


January 31, 2013

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — ‘Create & Express’ yourself on February 7 if you are in Grades 2-5, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Join us in making large Valentine hearts out of crayon shavings and wax paper. They look beautiful hung from the ceiling or displayed against a window. Your other option is to give it to your favorite valentine. This special activity requires registration so please sign up online, drop by, or give us a call. Seating is limited.

Save this sweet date for kids – Sat., February 9, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for ‘Cookies to Decorate’. A cookie story will be read first to get us in a decorating mood, and then it’s up to you to decorate two cookies and eat them! Do your best artwork and see how it tastes! It could be messy, but it definitely will be delicious. Registration is required for this fun event. This is for ages 4-8 only, please.

The lovable Lab is back! Hawke, the reader dog, will be in for another fun and furry visit on Wed., February 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. We need you to register to read to Hawke. She’s waiting to hear some great stories, and only you can help! Please come, bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours, and spend some time reading to our canine friend, Hawke. Register! (If no one registers she will not come.) Parents: no need to worry, Lady Hawke is a trained therapy dog with lots of love and patience.

Atkinson Author, Catherine O’Brien, will be here on Tues., February 19, for a talk and reading of her book, ‘The Apple of Discourse’. The ‘Apple of Discourse’ tells an enthralling love story taking place on a university campus during World War II. Men were scarce during that time because they were ‘over there’. Women had more opportunities due to this shortage. Catherine O’Brien was born a navy brat, but she spent most of her growing up years in Fremont. Since childhood, she has been interested in history and writing. She now lives in Atkinson, with her husband and twelve year-old daughter. The ‘Apple of Discourse’ is her first published novel. Books will be for sale the night of the event.

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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.

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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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