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June 19, 2014

HPL Children's Room News

HAMPSTEAD —The first summer Storytime for 3 to 5 year old children at the Hampstead Public Library is on Fri., June 20 at 10:00 a.m. Kids listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. No advance sign-up is necessary. Summer Storytime continues on Fridays through August 1.

CRAZY CONCOCTIONS - Summer reading is off to a slimy, bouncy start at the Hampstead Public Library with a family program, “Crazy Concoctions” on Mon., June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Make ooblek, flubber, a glow-in-the-dark bouncy ball and more. Come get messy and have fun with science!

CANDY EXPERIMENTS - Students entering Middle School in the fall are invited to the Hampstead Public Library on Wed., June 25 at 2:00 p.m. for Candy Experiments. Use different types of candy to demonstrate acidity, density, buoyancy and other scientific principles. Find out how delicious science can be.

JUNGLE JIM - The Summer Reading Program goes to the Hampstead Central School on Thurs., June 26 at 10:00 a.m. for a family event with Jungle Jim. Prepare to be amazed by his balloon artistry, and his high-energy “How to Catch a Mouse: Simple Machines at Work” program. Fun for the whole family!

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK GROUP - Students entering grades 5 through 8 this fall are invited to participate in the popular “Pizza and Pages” book group at the Hampstead Public Library. Join Mrs. Griffin to discuss books you like to read, and enjoy pizza. First session is on June 30 and second is July 21, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please sign-up in advance by calling the library or emailing pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

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  • Kathleen M. Wright

    Epping, NH — Kathleen M. Wright, 73, of Epping, formerly of Kingston, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Exeter Hospital with her beloved husband, Clem and her devoted daughters, Chris and Candie, at her bedside.

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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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