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September 19, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD — Tues., 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 the F. Scott Fitzgerald 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. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Come to the library for the spectacle of this movie featuring period costumes, modern music, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

READ FOR THE RECORD - Kids and adults are invited to Read for the Record at the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., October 3 at 1:30 p.m. This annual reading celebration highlights the need for quality early education in America. More than two million voices around the country will call for an end to America’s early education achievement gap by reading “Otis” by Loren Long. If you sit down to read at the Hampstead Library, you’ll be standing up for children everywhere! Join us for crafts, songs, and snacks as we help break the world record for a shared reading experience. No advance sign-up is required.

OCTOBER BOOK DISCUSSION - October 17 at 1:00 p.m., the Book Group at the Hampstead Public Library will discuss “The Good Braider” by Terry Farish. Copies of the book are available at the library and newcomers are always welcome. Attendees will have a special treat: the author will be there! Farish will discuss her novel and share some of her experiences in Kenya that led to writing it. “The Good Braider” is about Viola, whose family must journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo and finally to Portland, Maine. Farish’s novel is a riveting story of escape, survival, and the struggle to build a new life.

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  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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