On Tuesday evening, October 14 at 7pm, the Friends of the Library will present a very entertaining program by Zip Zamarchi of Eliot, Maine. Zip is a collector of a wide variety of bicycles and will talk about the development and social importance of bicycles.
His collection, which he has been building for nearly 40 years, consists of approximately 70 bicycles, some of which will be on display in the library’s Lecture Hall that evening. “I have ridden since I was a child and am still riding today, in parades, socially and on trips,” says Zamarchi. He believes his most interesting bike is an 1889 Elliot Hickory, spied as he drove by it and stopped to take a look. “It was a fortunate happenstance,” Zip says, “as Elliot Hickory bicycles, produced by inventor Sterling Elliot and his son Harmon in Newton, Mass., in the late 1800s, are so rare.”
For more information on this free program, call the Dover Library at 603-516-6050.