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May 29, 2014

Kingston Library News

KINGSTON — Come hear a fish story or two with Hal Lyon, West Point graduate, former project officer of Sesame Street and (most importantly) fisherman. Don’t miss Hal’s presentation of “Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit” on Thurs., June 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Kids (ages 4 and up) are invited to the Lego Challenge Club on Fri., June 6 and 20, at 4:00 p.m. Stop by the library for building challenges that test creativity and ingenuity to win prizes. Or just stop in and have fun!

The Mother-Daughter book club is now the Little Big Book Club. Pairs of children 9+ and a grown-up are welcome to join us for light refreshments, crafts, and discussion about “The Secret Zoo,” by Bryan Chick. This fast-paced, suspenseful story introduces a magical world of adventure and mystery! Books can be picked up at the front desk.

Get ready for summer on Creative Craft Saturday! Learn how to Tie dye T-shirts and custom-design flip-flops on Sat., June 14 , at 10:00 a.m. Bring your own white T-shirt and a pair of flip-flops. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, sign up is required.

Story time fun continues! Book Babies, a story time for children ages 0-36 months meets every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time is on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5.

Check the children’s webpage for updates or schedule changes.

Stay up-to-date on library happenings and services by visiting our website, www.kingston-library.org, or check us out on Facebook. For more information, call 642-3521.

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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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    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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