, Kingston, NH


July 3, 2014

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW —The July artist of the month is Jessica Henry Davis. Her paintings cover a wide range of subjects and can be in oils or watercolors. Come down and take a look!

The Library will be closed July 4 and July 5 for Independence Day. Be safe and have fun!

July 7: Magic School Bus Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Lava/Ash/Fire Oh My! from 2:00-3:30 p.m. and sign-ups are required. Storytime Jammies will be held from 6:30-6:45 p.m.

July 8: Library Trustees Meeting from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Tweens/Teens Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m., and Fizz-Boom-Read! Summer Reading Program early registration for all kids and teens has started! The official kick- off to this science-fun based program will be July 8. Check our Event Schedule on the website for all the great events we have planned for the Summer Reading Program!

July 9: Wacky Wednesdays in the YA area from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Toddler Time is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., the Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Book Group will meet from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and Day-Glo Lava Lamps will be from 2:00-2:30 p.m. with registration required.

July 10: Glow in the Dark Science will be from 2:00-3:30 p.m. with sign-ups required, and Family Movie Night will be from 5:45-7:30 p.m.

July 15: Tweens/Teens Tuesday has a scavenger hunt going from 1:00-7:30 p.m.

July 16: In addition to our other programs we offer Early Chapter Readers Club, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

July 17: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring for ages 5 and up at 1:00 p.m. Please pre-register.

Don’t forget about our wonderful collection of museum passes we have available for check out. We have eleven passes to offer to area museums including seven in Massachusetts and four in New Hampshire. See what they are all about on our website. Please continue to follow us online/register for events at, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. For more information on programs, call 603-382-6011, or email

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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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