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September 25, 2013

Volunteers knit hats for veterans

KINGSTON — The Knitting Clubs of Kingston Community Library and Fremont Public Library invite the public to knit a hat for a homeless veteran on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Kingston Community Library.Join for the whole day or drop in for an hour.

Bring knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. They have quick and easy instructions or use a favorite pattern. Those who crochet are welcome, too.

The goal is to produce 50 hats. The hats will top Christmas stockings filled with toiletries. The Liberty House in Manchester and the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill, Mass., will distribute them to the homeless veterans that they service.

Can’t come that day, but would like to help? Make hats at home and drop them off at Kingston Community Library. Yarn donations would also be sincerely appreciated.

For further information, call Gerry Tilley at 895-6658.

Kimball Library plans fall book sale

ATKINSON— Kimball Library will be hosting its fall book sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A large selection of fiction and non-fiction books will be available.

Most books are $1 or less. All proceeds go to adult and children's programs offered throughout the year at Kimball Library.

To donate books, drop them off at the library by 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Business group to honor Sytek

SALEM — Former N.H. House speaker Donna Sytek will be given a lifetime achievement by the Business and Industry Association.

Sytek will receive the award at the BIA's 100th annual dinner in October.

The award recognizes contributions to communities and the state.

Students, get free college essay help

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Public Library is hosting a free workshop designed for high school seniors, “The Write Stuff: College Essays,” on Monday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m.

The speaker is from NHHEAF. Attendees will get tips and strategies on developing the written portion of college applications, including essays, college resume and letters of recommendation.

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