Monthly Archives: June 2011

School Holiday Activities at Cowra Library

Art, dance, magic, acting and circus activities are all coming to Cowra Library these school holidays.

Come along to Sandtastic Art (K-2) on Tuesday 5 July from 10am – 11.30am, cost is $10 per child.

Thursday 7th July 1pm-2.30pm Magic Workshop (Primary and up) then 3pm-4pm Acting Games for Primary and Up – cost $10 per child.

Friday 8th July 10am – 11.30am is the Magic Workshop (K-2) and 12.30pm – 2pm is the Circus Workshop (Primary and up) cost $10 per child.

The Contemporary Dance Workshop for 10 years and up with Alison Plevey and Larissa Wilson from 2-4pm on Friday 15 July. Cost $10 per child.

For more details, other events (soccer, movies) and bookings call headspace at Cowra on 6342 6186. Have fun!

Easy instructions to knit squares for charity

We invite you to help us knit squares during June/July for the Wrap with Love Charity which donates knitted wraps to people in need around the world supported by ABC Local Radio and here are all the details you need to help:

Materials Required:
Each square must measure 25cm x 25cm (10 inches x 10 inches)
Please use 8 ply yarn and 4mm needles.

Cast on 50-55 stitches depending on your tension and knit plain (garter stitch) until it measures 25cm. Only join wool at the end of a row.
(Please do not knit one row plain and one row purl as the square will curl up).

Completed wraps are constructed using 28 squares (4 x 7) but donations of single squares are appreciated.

There is a designated area set up inside the Library with needles and wool ready for you.

Contact Lisa Martin at Orange City Library on 6393 8120 for further information. Have fun for a good cause!

And the Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner is....

Kim Scott, the first indigenous author to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award, has won the accolade for a second time.
The West Australian author's novel, That Deadman Dance, was announced 2011 winner of the $50,000 prize at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne last night.

Also short-listed were multi-award-winning Braidwood author Roger McDonald's When Colts Ran and Melbourne-born author Chris Womersley's Bereft. Bereft was chosen by most of our Pageturners Book Group to be the winner.

Scott, 54, previously won the award in 2000 for his novel Benang, jointly with Thea Astley's Drylands.

That Deadman Dance tells the story of early contact of British colonisers, American whalers and the indigenous Noongar people on the south coast of Western Australia, the ''friendly frontier'', in the early 19th century.

Speaking for the judging panel, Morag Fraser said it was the ''largeness and the originality of the vision'' of Scott's novel that swayed the judges.

''As a literary achievement, it's breathtaking … it's clear-eyed about tragedy but it brims with what's possible.''

National Drug Action Week

It's National Drug Action Week!!! – a week of activities to raise awareness about alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues in Australia. Orange City Library is hosting a short information session 'Safe Drinking & Safe Partying' on Tuesday 21 June from 5.30pm. We have guest speakers, information packs, fun prizes for our quick quiz and refreshments will be served.
It will be held on Tuesday 21 June from 5.30pm with special guests from Orange Police and Greater Western Area Health Service. Please RSVP to 6393 8132.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Snow was forecast today and it is currently falling …… out come our toboggans and resident snowman – he is very happy. It is also a great reminder that we need people to come in and knit too to help us make Wraps for Charity to keep people in need warm. We have an area set up in the library with needles and wool ready to go….So come in, say Hi to the snowman and pick up a book or DVD while you are here.