Monthly Archives: July 2008

Keep donations coming in for walking duo

In seven weeks Marion and Caroline have clocked up more than 436000 steps i.e. about 218 km walking at Cowra Library to raise money for the Rotary Shelter Box project. Donations are coming in all the time and they greatly appreciate all the support given from library patrons. The pair still has some way to go to reach their target of $1200 and need a bit more help, so give them some encouragement next time you visit Cowra Library and make a donation. Cue music…”These boots were made for walking”…..

Inspiring photographs on show

Come along to Orange City Library to see a range of photos on display by talented amateur photographers from all over the country. You will be amazed by the diverse range of images on show. It is all part of the Western Districts Photographic Exhibition which enjoys its 21st birthday celebrations this year. Read more about it in today's Central Western Daily.

Knit a square for Knit In at Cowra

Cowra Library has become a drop off point for the ABC Radio campaign “Knit In 2008” for a non-profit group called Knit For Love that sends warm woollen wraps around the world. Anyone can drop in balls of wool, squares or wraps they have knitted or crocheted. There is a collection bag and the cut off date is Wednesday 30 July, 2008. See the display of knitting books, knitted items as well as other winter time crafts. The pattern for the squares is available from the Library and more information about the campaign and knitting instructions are available from the ABC website: So start knitting.

A lunch of crime with Books Alive 2008 Ambassador Michael Robotham

Crime writer fans are invited to lunch with best-selling Australian crime writer Michael Robotham, author of The Suspect and Night Ferry, and fellow crime writer Leah Giarratano author of Voodoo Doll. Michael has been named ambassador for Books Alive 2008 and will be in Orange:
Monday 28 July, 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Mary Jane's Restaurant in Kelly's Rugby Hotel, Lords Place, Orange.
Tickets $35 per person for a two course lunch. Please book and purchase your ticket at Orange City Library
Ph: 6393 8132.
Michael Robotham is a former journalist and ghostwriter turned crime writer. His new short novel Bombproof is the Books Alive 2008 feature title and will be given away free with the purchase of any of the 50 Books Alive recommended reads, including Voodoo Doll by Leah Giarratano.

Tis the Season for Snow

We could rave about politics or religion  both very topical at the moment but that would be ignoring the obvious  SNOW. The Bureau of Meteorology predicted snow falls above 700 metres and that's what the citizens of Orange are waking up to this morning with about 4  5 cm of snow covering everything. All the classic clich