Monthly Archives: December 2010

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas at Library

The search is over. We have the perfect gifts for the person who has everything.
We are selling local publications and titles include A Vision Splendid – A History of Orange by David Holmes, Andrew Honey & John Miller – $39.95. It provides a chronological and historical perspective of Orange's growth and development from its pioneering days in the mid 1800's through to the mid 1950's and 60's. Or there is An Historian's Sketchbook of Orange by Ross Maroney – $20.00. It covers the development of central Orange from a tiny village in the middle of a swamp to a thriving regional city. There are plenty more to choose from, so why not check them out. Only a couple of sleeps to go before Christmas!

Aboriginal Storyteller Larry Brandy Coming to Cowra

Meet a storyteller passionate about his
Wiradjuri culture who enjoys demonstrating how Wiradjuri people used to hunt and find food. Aboriginal Storyteller Larry Brandy will be at Cowra Library on Friday 14 January from 10.30am to 11.30am. This event is FREE and sponsored by Friends of the Cowra Library. Larry has performed at schools, libraries, the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia as well as for scout groups and overseas tourists. He is member of the Wiradjuri nation originally from Condobolin. His talk includes
artefacts such as stone axes, boomerangs spear throwers, dilly bags and clapsticks. And with these artefacts explains how the traditional Wiradjuri people of central NSW lived, hunted and moved around in their defined area.
Children will have a great time playing the clapsticks and pretending to be emus, kangaroos or hunters. See yo there!

Vale Author Ruth Park

Ruth Park (1922-2010) was a well-known New Zealand-born Australian author. She wrote for all ages, from classic children's picture books like 'The Muddle-headed Wombat', teen and young adult novels, 'Playing Beatie Bow', 'The Harp in the South', 'Poor Man's Orange' and her 1977 Miles Franklin award winning book, 'Swords and Crowns and Kings'. Ruth Park and her husband, writer D'Arcy Niland (1917-1967) also wrote short stories, television and radio scripts and advertising jingles.
Ruth Park's death was announced today on 17 December 2010. Information provided by the State Library of NSW.
For more details about Ruth Park read this report from the ABC

Cowra Holiday Activities - Join in the Fun!

Children aged 6 – 16 years can join in the fun activities at Cowra Library (in the multi-purpose room). Please book your place by calling 6340 2180.

* December 2010 to January 2011,
Scare Up A Good Book!
Summer Reading Club 2011

* Thursday 6th January
Scary Storytime
11am-12 FREE

* Wednesday 12th January
Juggle Jam
Cost $7 per child

& Spooky Acting 2.30pm-3.45pm
Cost $7 per child

* Thursday 13th January
Spooky Dance
Cost $7 per child

* Magic Workshop
2.30pm – 4pm
Cost $7 per child

* Friday 14th January
Larry Brandy Aboriginal Storyteller
10.30am-11.30am sponsored by the Friends of the Cowra Library FREE

* Spooky art & craft
1pm-2.15pm sponsored by the Friends of the Cowra Library FREE

* Dance for toddlers
Cost $7 per child

Cost $7 per child

* Wednesday 19th January to Friday 21st January
Wizard of Oz books and “FindIt” adventure games,
Board Games and puzzles,
Available all day for use in the Library. See you soon.