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February 7, 2013

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW —Fans of the Imajine That museum pass will be excited to learn that Imajine That has arranged to offer free art and science programming for ages 3-6 once a month at the Plaistow Library, from February to August. The first workshop, “Little Picasso’s All About LOVE” meets Tues., February 12, from 4:00-4:30 p.m., for ages 3-6. Come make a heart-shaped tissue paper suncatcher, a lovely owl valentine bag, and string together a heart lei necklace! Register early; space is limited.

The library’s Children’s Series book club meets for the first time this year on Wed., February 13, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. The featured series will be “Junie B. Jones” by Barbara Park. Come join Miss Nancy for a game or craft related to this series. The Children’s Series book clubs will meet at 4:00 p.m. in the craft room on every second Wednesday of the month. March’s series will be the Horrible Harry books by Suzy Kline.

This month marks the One-Year Anniversary of the Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative! One year ago, local libraries Plaistow, Sandown and the Kimball Library in Atkinson formed a coop to share materials and resources to benefit patrons from all three towns, including the option of accessing the three collections through a shared Koha catalog.

In honor of this anniversary, Plaistow is offering enhanced Tech Talks. On Monday at two different times, Noon and 6:30 p.m., library staff will combine eReader support with Koha catalog highlights. This week’s highlight is Reading History. Did you know the library protects your privacy by deleting your reading history? Only your current and most recent checkout is available for you or your librarian to access. If you would like to change this, and keep a record of your previous reading, you much sign into your account and change it manually. To do so, use your library card number and your password, which defaults to your last name. Once you have signed in, click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen, where it says “Welcome, -- --.” Scroll down past your currently checked out items until you see the option “My Privacy” on the left hand side of the screen. Click on “My Privacy.” Read the options and, if you’d like to keep a record of your reading, click “Forever,” then Submit. If you have questions about this procedure, or any other Koha or eReader-related question, visit the library during Tech Talks on Mondays and we’ll be happy to guide you.

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    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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