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October 25, 2012

East Kingston Library News

EAST KINGSTON – Book Clubs Real and Virtual: Oprah started it all back in 1996 with her first Book Club: Deep End of “friends” resulted in the “Oprah effect”. Her ability to touch millions of readers lifted unknown authors to fame and was a shot in the arm to the publishing business. Libraries benefited with increased readership and the Book Club became a fixture in our daily lives.

We have our own book club at the East Kingston Public Library and we are happy to use the state’s inter-library loan program to order multiple copies of a title for private book groups. New Hampshire even has a Books-To-Go program. Individual libraries host book bags with multiple copies of a title and sample discussion questions. Our bag contains The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Just starting out or thinking of starting a club? Check out: http://pages.simonandschuster.com/somethingtoreadabout. The publisher features some excellent book club titles and excerpts at their site. You can sign up for their newsletter and keep abreast of popular club titles. Our staff of diverse readers are also happy to help with title suggestions.

Try a virtual book club online at: http://www.shelfari.com/. This site is a great spot to keep track of books you are reading or plan to read, write brief reviews and find friends who share your reading preferences. Read your club selection on your e-reader. Go to our website to borrow ebooks through Overdrive: www.eastkingstonlibrary.org.

Check out our website often not only for book club resources but because the library is the heart of the East Kingston community.

Bring the family for a special Halloween performance by Steve Blunt on Sat., October 27. Spooky songs and stories will be followed by a costume parade so dress in your spooky best!

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  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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