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January 23, 2014

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — Tweens or teens, we have book discussions geared for your enjoyment with friends your age, stories to share, themes to ponder, and candy to consume. Tweens (grades 5-8) generally meet the first Wednesday of the month, and teens (grades 9-12) meet the second Wednesday. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m. We have enough copies of the titles for cardholders to borrow one.

On Wed., February 5, the tweens will be meeting to discuss ‘The Wanderer’ by Sharon Creech. Teens will meet on Wed., February 12 to discuss ‘The Name of the Star’ by Maureen Johnson. Newcomers and friends from other towns are welcome. Please register in person or online so we know how much candy to have on hand. If you have any questions, please direct them to Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director.

We also have knitting for beginners or for those who’ve been knitting for decades. Just bring needles and yarn if you are new and our ‘professionals’ can help you. Seasoned knitters should bring their on-going projects. Come cozy up in the Atkinson Room of the library, share some laughs, drop a stitch or two, and make some new friends. Knitters are here on Tuesdays and Friday mornings beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Keenagers (adults NOT in their teen years) are invited to play Wii Sports on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on our Wii system. This is a great time to come participate or observe. Wii will give opportunity to try bowling, golf, tennis, baseball, or skiing. Come for part or all of the time allotted. This is an adult only event and the participants choose the games. The current crowd is all about bowling! Stop by and hear all the laughter and enjoy some good, friendly competition.

If you’re wondering what the Jack Frost Jamboree is, wonder no more! Stop by on Sat., January 25, between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and check out the food, crafts, games, snowshoeing, miniature golf, and all around good family fun! Children under 10 must be accompanied by adults.

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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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    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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