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May 2, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - During the month of May, Adult Storytime at the Hampstead Public Library will take place on Fri., May 3 and May 17, at 10:00 a.m. This program is designed for developmentally disabled patrons, but all adults are welcome. We will read books, do a craft, and have lots of fun!

MEET THE AUTHOR - All are welcome to the Book Launch Party for Marcia Strykowski, a Hampstead Public Library staff member, on Sat., May 4, starting at 1:00 p.m., in the library’s 2nd floor meeting room. Help Marcia celebrate the release of her debut novel, “Call Me Amy,” which will be published in May by Luminis Books. The novel is set in a small Maine village where a wounded seal-pup propels 13-year old Amy into an unlikely alliance with an unusual older woman and a mysterious boy.

FREE YOGA CLASS - There is a free chair yoga class at the library on Tues., May 7, from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. This monthly class features non-impact exercises that are beneficial for men and women, teens and adults. Participants move at their own pace, sitting, standing, or using a chair for support. The instructor is Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room in Hampstead.

PAWS TO READ - Johnny Claude the Listener Dog returns to the library on Mon., May 13, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. He is a certified therapy dog who loves to listen to kids read, tell stories, or act out a book. This program is terrific for reluctant readers of any age. You can set up a fifteen minute session with Johnny Claude, by signing-up at the library’s front desk or calling the library at 329-6411. Adults are also welcome to visit with Johnny Claude.

BOOK DISCUSSION - On May 16th at 1:00 p.m., the Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Group will discuss “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey” by Candice Millard. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt decided to set his sights on the physical challenge of traversing the River of Doubt, which snakes through the Amazon jungle. This novel brings to life the adventure and hardships of this journey in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller.

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    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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