Monthly Archives: August 2012

Love food? Come to Recipe Club

Recipe Club meets Friday at Orange

Love food? Come to Recipe Club

Love food? Then come along to Orange City Library’s Recipe Club on Friday at 12.30pm and bring your lunch. We’ll talk about recipes and this month’s theme for National Year of Reading Question. So what recipes make you ask questions – about the ingredients, the methods, the chef, the timing. And bring along a favourite recipe to add to the collection. The theme for 28 September is Grow, 26 October – Explore and 30 November – Cry.

Please note: Cowra Recipe Club meets next on 17 Oct from 11am – 12 noon to discuss the theme Explore. Then the next Recipe Club date for Cowra 21 Nov – Cry.

**** And if you have an original recipe try this! Channel 10 is casting for an exciting new show where you can turn your “Recipe to Riches”. They’ll be visiting Orange for one day only so bring along your best cake, biscuit, chutney – any original recipe that you think deserves to be sold on Australian supermarket shelves. Get to the Country Comfort, 146 Bathurst Rd, Orange, Sat 1st Sept 12 nooon – 3pm. Good luck

Blayney's Great War Project

Studio portrait of 16563 Sapper (Spr) William Thomas Neasmith, a machinery assistant of Blayney, NSW. He returned to Australia on 20 December 1918. Photograph Australian War Memorial

Blayney Shire Local and Family History Group has begun reseraching the service records of former district men and women who enlisted during World War I, some of whom are honoured on the various memorials throughout the Shire.

If you are a descendant or relative of one of these service men or women they would like your help with life stories, photographs or war time memorabillia.

The intention is to compile short biographies of the men and women related to the Blayney District who volunteered to serve far away from families and friends.

The Society can be contacted on blayneyhistory@abercrombiecaves.com

That's stack of books

Highrise Books

That's stack of books

One of Central West Libraries’ staff recently returned from a holiday in the United States. It was with both delight and disbelief that she captured the photograph of a three-floors high stack of books about Abraham Lincoln. It is a focal point in the stairwell of a souvenir shop attached to the “Petersen House” in Washington where Lincoln died after being shot in the nearby Ford Theatre. The photograph is taken from the third floor looking down to ground level. The books are stacked in this extraordinary manner to emphasise the great number of publications on Lincoln. Fortunately for the souvenir shop assistants, copies of the books in the display are kept in a more readily accessible area in case someone wishes to purchase one from the upper shelves. However, it does make you wonder who does the dusting up there?

A case of mistaken identity

Joseph Windred Mayor of Orange 1876 & 1883

Imagine not once, but twice being mistaken for a bushranger and going on to become a sporting legend, successful businessman, hero, Orange City Mayor – twice, and all round good bloke as well.

Join us for this amazing story at the national launch of Mistaken Identity, The Trials of Joe Windred, by award-winning Australian author Stephen Dando-Collins. Discover the true story of the international escapades of past Orange Mayor Joseph Windred on Friday 24 August 5.30pm for 6pm start with Mayor John Davis to officially launch book. Bookings 6393 8132.

Then join us for a Conversation with Stephen Dando-Collins on the Changing Face of Book Publishing on Saturday 25 August at Orange City Library from 11am – 12 noon. Please RSVP to Ph: 6393 8132.

Come along for a conversation with award-winning Australian historical non-fiction author, novelist and children’s author of Caesar the War Dog, Stephen Dando-Collins.

For example, you will learn his latest US book, Taking Hawaii, has just been released by E-Reads of New York, exclusively as an e-book and print-on-demand paperback. And his novel The Inquest is currently a bestseller in Spain, as it was in Italy. See you there.

Krista as Princess Alien visits Storytime

More Aliens and Astronauts at Storytime

Krista as Princess Alien visits Storytime

William aka Dr Who time travels to Storytime

William aka Dr Who time travels to Storytime

Ruby flies her spaceship into Storytime

Ruby flies her spaceship into Storytime

Alien Hayden called in to Storytime

Alien Hayden called in to Storytime

It was a big day out for Aliens and Astronauts recently at Orange City Library. Children, big and small had fun dressing up as Aliens, Astronauts, Dr Who, Rockets and all things solar system related. Here are some of the Storytimers from the day. Look out for our next exciting Storytime theme – it will be fun!