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November 29, 2012

Hampstead Library News

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HOLIDAY CONCERT - With the holiday season upon us, the Hampstead Public Library would like to give back to the community with a free Holiday Concert and refreshments on Sat., December 8, from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We’ll have books to read, crafts for kids, plus coffee, hot cocoa, pastries and other goodies. We’ll give an award to the person with the most fabulous holiday sweater or outfit. Best of all, you will be entertained by the fantastic Profile Chorus! Performing between noon and 1:00pm, this women’s a-cappella show chorus sings joyfully in four-part harmony. If you plan to go to the town parade, you will still have plenty of time to drop-in at the library first and fortify yourself with hot drinks, goodies, and wonderful music. Bring family and friends and join us for this relaxing event.

NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION - For their December meeting, the Non-Fiction Book Group at the Hampstead Public Library will be discussing “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. This novel gives a real-life, eyewitness perspective inside the Nazi hierarchy as Hitler came to power. William E. Dodd became the first US ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in 1933. He and his family lived there for about five years. Drawing on the diaries and letters of Dodd’s 24-year old daughter, much of the book centers on her romantic affairs with high-ranking Nazi officials and her eventual heroism when she realized Hitler’s true character.

Meanwhile, Dodd informed the US State Department of increasing Jewish persecution and received little response. The book sheds light on why it took so long for the world to recognize the threat posed by Hitler. Discussion of “In the Garden of Beasts” is on Mon., December 17, at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk. Newcomers are always welcome, and are encouraged to come and help choose further books for the group to read and discuss.

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Obituaries
  • 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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