Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pageturners Read Still Alice with Special Guest

The next Pageturners meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 October from 5.30pm at Orange City Library to talk about Still Alice by Lisa Genova with special guest Gary Hillier Nurse Manager at Orange Health Service. Read more…

The Slap

The Slap author Christos Tsiolkas on ABC TV

We told you when our Pageturners book club read The Slap, we told you when it won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Australian Book Industry Book of the Year award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the ABA Book of the Year, and the Association for the Study of Australian Literature Gold Award. And we told you when it was being filmed for TV.

Well it’s almost here. It starts Thurs 6th Oct ABC TV at 8.30pm (see promo photo) and each episode is told from the point of view of a main character – just like each chapter in the book.Check out all about it on the ABC website: www.abc.net.au/tv/theslap/

In essence this is the story: at a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event.

In the meantime you can see the author on ABC TV tonight Jennifer Byrne Presents: Christos Tsiolkas. His previous book titled Dead Europe, is being made into a feature film, and he’s just completed the first draft of his next novel. Don’t miss this candid and thoughtful interview with one of this country’s most important writers. Tonight 10pm ABC 1.

Family Board Games at the Library

Stephin and Steve had a great time yesterday trying out checkers and Monopoly. This school holidays why not come down to the Orange City Library and try a board game too. We have chess, checkers, scrabble, monopoly, cards and more. Battle it out in a super fast game of UNO or checkers or a longer game of Chess. Play Wii Monopoly or treat your children to the actual board game in the Young Adults section of the library.
If you have a purchase suggestion for any Wii games fill in the form while you are here.
Lots to choose from  come anytime
Monday  Friday 10:00am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Look forward to seeing you at the library for a game or two…

Holiday Reading: Try Our Quick Picks

Holidays are a good time for reading so why not try our quick picks? Call into the Library and check out the stand near the front desk (as you do the loop from the entrance to the exit) and choose a paperback novel.

These books are extra copies of our more popular titles. They have a quick turnover too – borrowing is for two weeks and there are no reservations taken on these ones. Enjoy!

Online Photography Workshop to collect Water Stories

Central West Writers Centre and ABC Open have joined forces to bring to you a workshop to teach you how to upload your photos to the web. We want to collect your water stories in the lead up to Water Week in October so come along to this workshop:

Central West Writers' Centre at Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange, Thursday 29 September 12.30pm – 4.30pm.
Bookings call 6393 2542.

Share your photos and stories about the important role of water in your life as a photo and text. Water is…life giving, refreshing, terrifying, exciting, fun – and so much more. What does it mean to you? Whatever your take, share your tales of water and add to the river of stories about this precious source of life and inspiration. Bring a photo to the workshop or email it to Luke about your connection to water and share your story with the rest of Australia. For information and to register your place please contact Luke at ABC Open on 6393 2542 or email: abcopen.centralwest.nsw@abc.net.au and for details about ABC Open projects check out the website: www.abc.net.au/open.
(Photo credit: ABC Open/ Waters edge by rothche).