Monthly Archives: March 2010

Magic, Wii, Acting and Games at Cowra

Cowra Library staff have pulled some brilliant free holiday activites ideas from their thinking hats just perfect for children. A Nintendo Wii will be available for older children and teens to play in the library from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 15th of April. Also on these days a selection of board games will be available to play in the library.

By popular demand magician, Manik Jones, is back in the library's multi-purpose room with a whole new bag of tricks suitable for 7 to 10 year olds. His magic show will take place from 11.00am to 12.30pm on Thursday 8th of April.

Any fun-loving 7 to 10 year olds should come along to the multi-purpose room to participate in an acting games workshop titled Play Games Until Ya Blue in the Face run by professional actress Sophie Cook. It's being held from 11.00am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 14th of April.

No doubt these activities will be popular so it's necessary to book a place by ringing the library on 6340-2180. See you there!

And the Seniors Trivia answers are.....

So how did you go? I was stuck on the sheep question, looks like my agricultural knowledge is questionable and I had boxing for number 4 – hilarious!!! Surely I would've scored points for that answer? The adjudicators are shaking their heads (not sure if that is a no or they feel sorry for me – don't tell anyone I work in a library). Here are the answers as promised:
1. Jodi Picoult
2. Ken Kesey
3. Hamlet
4. Falconry or hawking
5. Don Bradman's batting average was 99.94
6. Federation
7. Romney Marsh
8. The Treaty of Versailles
9. Kogelo
10.PLC site Kinross Wolaroi. Let us know if you have any great trivia questions.

Seniors Trivia: Test Your Own Grey Matter

Table Number One proved they had the right stuff when they took out the Trivia Champions Prize at our North Rotary Seniors Trivia event on Friday afternoon. Another table was consistent in their results collecting boxes of tissues at the end of each round but excelled with their enthusiasm! Quizmaster Chris did a superb job with 5 rounds of questions ranging from local studies to world events and adjudicators Madonna, Kathy and Peter were immune to (most)requests for clues.

Test your knowledge with these questions from the day. The answers will be published tomorrow:

1. Name the bestselling author of Nineteen Minutes, The Pact and Change of Heart.

2. Who wrote One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest?

3. From which Shakespearean play is the line “to be, or not to be, that is the question”?

4. In which sport do competitors use leather gloves, bells and hoods?

5. What was the Test batting average of Australia's greatest batsman, Don Bradman?

6. Which rust-resistant wheat strain commemorated Australia becoming a nation?

7. Which breed of sheep has a swampy place in its name?

8. What peace treaty was signed on June 28, 1919, between Germany and the Allied Powers?

9. From which Kenyan village do Barack Obama's ancestors hail?

10. The historic home of Campdale is better known as? Good Luck!

Discover Gift of Poetry at Cloudland Poetry Reading

With just a few dollars you can give someone special in your life the gift of poetry – it is less calories than chocolate! Come along to the Cloudland Poetry Launch and Reading – Sunday 28 March 2-4pm at Orange City Library. Enjoy meeting poets, hearing them read their work, celebrate the launch of their poetry booklet and for a few dollars you can have a gift for you or someone else that's unique, inspirational and thought provoking. Poets include poetry group facilitator Deb Westbury, from the Blue Mountains, and Di Brooks based in the Central West. See you there!

Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Reminder

Have you entered the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards? Remember entries into the Prose (Short Story), Open Poetry and Children's Writing Awards categories of the competition do not have to be in the style of Banjo's writing. There is also a Bush Poetry section. Entry forms are available from Orange City Library, by phoning 6393 8120, email: writing@orange.nsw.gov.au or [download here]. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for children per entry. The competition closes on Friday 16 April 2010 and winners will be contacted by phone on Monday 21 June 2010.

So get to it!