, Kingston, NH


August 8, 2013

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON —The summer reading programs (‘Dig Into Reading’ and ‘Beneath The Surface’) officially end as of August 8. If you have been on vacation the last week in July or first week in August, you may come in and redeem your minutes for prizes. All summer reading prizes, dig into reading shovels, etc. will be put away by Mon., August 19. Please redeem your minutes and collect your loot. Teens need to collect their prizes before the end of August.

Start tapping your toes for more music in the courtyard! The Timberlane Community Jazz Band will grace us with their presence on Thurs., August 15, starting at 6:00 p.m. All ages are reminded to stop by for some lovely summer tunes right in our patio area. We are fortunate to have the fine musicians sharing their talent with us. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music! Call ahead or check our website in case of inclement weather.

Attention to all enrolled in summer ‘Bitty Books’ and summer ‘Kiddie Lit’ classes. The last week of summer sessions is the week of August 4. ‘Bitty Books’ last class is August 6, and the last ‘Kiddie Lit’ class is August 9. Stay tuned for our fall sessions that start the week of September 1.

Mother Goose summer classes are ongoing until Mon., August 19. Our new fall session starts Mon., September 9, at 10:15 a.m. You may register for this class now. We love having new babies and toddlers in our class.

Timberlane Regional High School teens, we are having a ‘Dear Teen Me’ TRHS All School Read discussion on Wed., August 21, at 6:30 p.m. Come hang out and discuss ‘Dear Teen Me’ before school starts. You know you have to read it, and you know you have an assignment due. It will be a lot more fun to talk about it with other teens and get some ideas for your paper. If you register and attend the discussion, we’ll get you a book to borrow. Besides, we eat candy at these book discussions! There is also an available ebook at the NH Downloadable Books consortium that can be borrowed for free and put on your e-reader or tablet. Check it out!

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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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    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

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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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