, Kingston, NH


July 3, 2014

Children's Room at HPL

HAMPSTEAD —Hampstead Public Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs to children and teens.

ROCKETS! Middle school age children can sign-up for a Rockets program at the Hampstead Public Library. Join Mrs. Griffin on Mon., July 7 at 6:00 p.m. to build and launch canister rockets. Register in advance: call 329-6411, or email

SIGN LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN - On Tues., July 8 at 2:00 p.m., children in kindergarten and up can come learn sign language at the Hampstead Public Library. Pinkerton student Mary Lewis will teach us basic signs and we’ll also learn how to experience music via vibrations. No advance registration is necessary for this program.

OWLS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE - Families are invited to meet some of our state’s mysterious owls at the Hampstead Public Library on Wed., July 9 at 2:00 p.m. An expert Naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center brings live owls to the library for this event. Find out what is myth and what is fact about these beautiful nocturnal birds.

ROLLER COASTERS - Do you love the thrill of a roller coaster? Ever wonder how they work? Children entering grades K and up, and their parents, are invited to the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., July 10 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about the physics behind this amusement park ride. Participants can also make a scale model of their dream roller coaster.

HENNA TATOOS - The Hampstead Public Library has a special event for middle school age kids on Tues., July 15 at 2:00 p.m. Come learn about the culture of Pakistan, and receive a decorative henna tattoo. Advance registration is required. Please call the library, 329-6411, 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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