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April 4, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - On Mon., April 8, at 6:30 p.m., the Hampstead Public Library kicks off its Spring Read series of events celebrating the book “A Wrinkle in Time” with a talk about the author. Northern Essex Community College professor Melissa Juchniewicz will enrich our reading experience by helping us to discover more about the fascinating life of Madeleine L’Engle. She will also tell us about the original reception of the book, its win of the prestigious Newbery Medal Award, and its present day context.

NONFICTION GROUP - On Mon., April 15, at 7:00 p.m., the Non-Fiction Book Group at the Hampstead Public Library will be discussing “Light this Candle: The Life & Times of Alan Shepard, America’s First Spaceman” by Neal Thompson. From daring fighter pilot to hitting a golf ball on the moon, Derry New Hampshire native Shepard lead a bold life. Copies of this book are available at the library’s front desk. Newcomers are always welcome to the meetings.

BOOK DISCUSSION - The Third Thursday Book Group at the Hampstead Library will be discussing “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle on April 18th at 1:00 p.m. Written in the early 1960’s, this groundbreaking novel contains a storyline of space and time travel. The themes of conformity, faith, and good versus evil still resonate today. Newcomers are always welcome to participate in the book discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk.

FAMILY MOVIE - On Fri., April 19, at 4:00 p.m., the Hampstead Public Library will be showing the movie based on our Spring Read novel, “A Wrinkle in Time.” When astrophysicist Dr. Jack Murry disappears without a trace, his children Meg and Charles Wallace embark on a cosmic quest to find him. Guided by beings with special powers, the children travel to a distant planet and encounter a society controlled by an evil force. They must trust themselves and one another if they are to rescue Dr. Murry and return home safely. Kids and adults are invited to experience the excitement and adventure of this movie. Snacks will be served.

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  • Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy

    LAWRENCE — Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, after suffering a stroke in April. She was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Rose A. (Betit) and Alfred Robidoux, originally of Quebec, Canada. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Armand Joseph Audy, who passed away on June 28, 1976.

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  • Charles Anthony "Chuck" Carnival, 79

    Jackson, MS — Charles Anthony “Chuck” Carnival, 79, formerly of Raymond, N.H., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

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  • Francis M. Lurvey, 76

    Bar Harbor, ME — Francis M. Lurvey passed away Sunday, June 22, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after battling cancer. By his side were his sons, Edwin Lurvey and Steven Lurvey and his niece and husband, Debra and Richard Carey, as well as cousin, Marion McDonald. He was the son of Edwin R Lurvey (Bar Harbor) and Delia Amazeen (Dexter). He is survived by five children, a stepson, and their families. His sons, Edwin and wife April, Steven and wife, Pam, David and his daughter, Meghan, as well as his daughters, Lorraine and Ellen and her husband, Paul DiScipio with daughters, Katherine and Julia, and his stepson, Brian Faulkner and wife, Jody with children, Trevor, Rachel, and Keith. He is also survived by his sister, Sheryl, and many nieces and nephews including Frank Lurvey and Elaine Langer. Francis was predeceased by his twin brother, Frank, as well as his brothers, Edwin and Erwin. He was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Brian and Edwin’s mother, Maureen Faulkner and former wife, Roberta Lurvey Gilmore.

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  • Norman R. Cote

    Atkinson, NH — Norman R. Cote, of Atkinson, was called to his heavenly home on June 16, 2014, following a period of declining health.

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  • Frederick M. Hopper, 64

    Epping, NH — Frederick Michael Hopper, of Epping, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Alice Hopper, he is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Joann Peatfield; daughters, Shay Belair and Jayne Pond; sons-in-law, Adam Belair and James Pond; mother, Arlene Hopper; father and stepmother, Frederick S. and Barbara Hopper; siblings, Susan Hardy, Stephan Hopper, Scott Hopper, and Sherri Chagnon; grandsons, Benjamin Belair, Jonathan Belair and Jackson Pond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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