, Kingston, NH


September 12, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD — Beginning the week of September 9, the Hampstead Public Library features a “Creation Station” in the children’s area. The library supplies the materials for a craft based on a different theme each week. Come into the library anytime your schedule allows and create a unique project. Finished projects may be taken home or left at the library to display.

MOVIE NIGHT AT LIBRARY - September 24 is free movie night at the Hampstead Public Library. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the featured film is director Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby.” Taking place in New York in 1922, the movie follows writer Nick Carraway as he becomes fascinated by the lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the enigmatic Jay Gatsby. Come to the library for the spectacle of this movie featuring period costumes and modern music, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

BRIDGE CLUB - Bridge Club at the Hampstead Public Library takes place every Monday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. No sign-up is necessary. Simply drop-in and enjoy the fun. Newcomers are always welcome.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK - The Hampstead Public Library recognizes Banned Books Week, September 22 to 28, with a special book display, bookmarks, lists of banned books, and of course many of the books banned throughout the years are available to check out. Some of those titles include: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Banned Books Week 2013 celebrates more than thirty years of the freedom to read. This freedom, not only to choose but also to select from a full array of possibilities, is firmly rooted in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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New England News
  • 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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