Upcoming Events

Sept. 7: Literary Tea with Mystery Author Wendy Sand Eckel

at the Cranmore Inn

Wednesday 7 September 2016 4:00pm to 6:00pm

What a fun way to spend a mid-week afternoon! Enjoy our Literary Tea and author talk with Wendy Sand Eckel, at the Cranmore Inn in North Conway Village. Tickets are $10, which includes delicious mint julep punch, tea sandwiches, author talk, and a donation to North Conway Library.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased through the bookstore, just stop by there or call 603-356-3200.  After the Tea, we will be walking over to the Chef's Bistro Tea to grab dinner & drinks and continue our literary conversation if you are interested. We hope you will join us!

Wendy Sand Eckel is the author of the Rosalie Hart Mystery Series set on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a cozy mystery series with to-die-for recipes and small-town charm.

Rosalie Hart had finally opened the café of her dreams. Decked out with ochre-tinted walls and stuffed with delicious organic fare, the Day Lily Café is everything Rosalie could have hoped for. But not five minutes into the grand opening, Doris Bird, a dear and trusted friend, cashes in on a favor - to help clear her little sister of a first degree murder charge. With the help of her best friend and head waiter Glenn, Rosalie is on the case. But it's not going to be easy. Unlikable and provocative, murder victim Carl James Fiddler seems to have insulted nearly everyone in Cardigan, and the suspect list grows daily. And when Rosalie's daughter Annie gets caught in the crossfire, the search for the killer becomes personal.

Degrees in criminology and social work, followed by years of clinical practice, helped Wendy explore her fascination with how relationships impact motivation, desire and inhibition. Combined with her passion for words and meaning, writing mystery is a dream realized. She lives in Maryland where she enjoys family and friends, two cats, and living near the Chesapeake Bay.  

Wendy comes to North Conway to visit her sister, our library patron Stacy Sand --which is why we are so lucky to have her at this Literary Tea and library fundraiser!

Oct. 1: Bike for Books

No. Conway Mountain Bike Adventure Rides

Saturday 1 October 2016 8:00am to 3:00pm

Bike for BooksA Fun Fundraiser for the North Conway Library

presented by Merrill Lynch/ Andy Orsini


Join the North Conway Public Library on Oct. 1 for a day of mountain biking in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books: Mountain Bike Adventure Rides!

Bike for Books offers biking enthusiasts of all levels and abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in North Conway.

This year, Bike for Books will focus on Whitaker Woods for easy rides and on North Conway's Eastside for intermediate and expert rides. Several brand new route options will be marked for all levels of riders, from novice to expert and some kid-friendly family loops, too. You can ride for an hour or two or do an epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours.

Have fun learning new trails at your own pace- on your own or with a group of your friends.

After the ride, join other riders for the included pizza lunch, hot soup, fresh coffee, and delicious desserts.

Bike for Books is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library and fundraising by participants is encouraged with prizes for top fundraisers.

Highlights of the event:

  • Self-guided rides on marked trails
  • Different route options for all ages & abilities:
    • 2 easy loops in Whitaker Woods (for kids & families & novice riders)
    • Intermediate loop on North Conway's Eastside
    • Expert loop on technically challenging trails
  • Signed trails showcase the best North Conway's Eastside has to offer
  • Snack stop with food & drink
  • After ride pizza lunch with hot soup, delicious desserts, and fresh coffee
  • Mechanical support tent by local bike shop
  • Optional fundraising with prizes for top fundraisers instead of registration fee

Registration: 8-11 a.m.

Costs: Adults $25, couples $45, families $55, kids 16 +under $15. Or raise pledges instead!

Along with the great riding, the Mount Washington Valley offers many other activities for the whole family: great hiking in the White Mountains, canoeing and kayaking in the Saco River, shopping in the tax-free outlet stores, and much more. The blue ribbon fair in Fryeburg, Maine (10 miles away) will start the next day.

You can come and bike for an hour or all day; easy or difficult routes- it’s all your choice!

Riders should be on mountain bikes with knobby tires and children should have some off-road cycling experience. Joe Jones, the bike shop next to the Library, offers mountain bike rentals for the event for $10 (as supplies last).

Registration forms may be picked up at the North Conway Library or downloaded here.  Online registration is available at BikeReg.com .

Instead of paying a registration fee, you can also raise money for the North Conway Library. Top fundraisers will get prizes. Download a pledge form. Collect cash, checks, or let friends donate online.

Check-in & registration on the day of the event will be held at the Whitaker Woods Homesite in North Conway (off Route 16, across from White Mountain Oil) from 8 to 11 a.m.

FMI click here or contact the library at (603) 356-2961.

North Conway serves up some of the best riding in New Hampshire. For over a decade, NEMBA has been working to create a wonderful assortment of trails for beginners and experts alike.  So whether it's cruising along gently wooded fire roads, biking on single tracks through magnificent forests, along rivers, around picturesque ponds, or negotiating the technical rocky descents on the edge of the White Mountains, there is something for everyone.


 

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