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July 18, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD —Youth Services Librarian, Patty Falconer, hits the road and invites families to join her at the Hampstead Town Garage on Mon., July 22 at 2:00 p.m. Kids will get an up-close look at cool digging trucks. The garage is located on Stage Road/Route 121.

DIG INTO THE DEEP SEA: On Tues., July 23 at 2:00 p.m., the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will present a special program at the Hampstead Public Library, “Dig Into the Deep Sea.” This interactive program will focus on the deepest trenches of the ocean and the unique bioluminescent creatures that live there. The museum educator will lead participants in a deep sea adventure using specimens, vibrant images and videos of animals. Kids will take home a glowing creature activity! Attendance is limited and advanced registration for this event is required. Please visit or call the library (329-6411) to check availability.

POTTERY: Students entering middle school this year are invited to try their hands at pottery on Wed., July 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. Artists from Healing Touch Pottery in East Hampstead will teach participants how to make pots on a wheel and by hand. No advance sign-up is required.

TALENT SHOW: Friends, family, and people of all ages are welcome to the seventh annual Hampstead Idol at the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., July 25 at 6:30 p.m. This variety show is sure to provide fun entertainment for the whole family. If you’d like to be a performer, contact the library in advance by calling 329-6411. Kids and adults are welcome to be a part of the show as entertainers or as part of the cheering audience.

MEET MASTER GARDENER: The Hampstead Public Library welcomes certified Master Gardner Thomas Mickey on Tues., July 23 at 7:00 p.m. Mickey is the author of the recently published “America’s Romance with the English Garden.” He will discuss the development of American gardening, and show how it was influenced by the colorful depictions of English gardens in 19th century marketing. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

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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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