Monthly Archives: October 2012

Amazing Paper Chain party

Portia and the Amazing Paper Chain

On the 18th December Orange City Library will be hosting a children’s party to celebrate the very successful Amazing Paper Chain promotion for the 2012 National Year of Reading.

Throughout the year the library has been inspiring children to read more and win prizes by completing a link for the colourful chain decorating the ceiling. Each link signifies a picture book, one chapter or twenty minutes of reading. Read more…

Disappointed Dickens

For those of you who were looking forward to a very entertaining evening with public speaker and Mitchell Library Senior Curator Paul Brunton reading and talking about Dickens, unfortunately this event has been cancelled, you have our deepest apologies.

David Hill at Orange City Library

It was a packed room of rapt listeners that came out yesterday to see David Hill talking about his new book The Great Race: The Race between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia.
David kept his audience spellbound with the sad but fascinating story of the meeting of Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin who were on separate and unknown to each other, quests to chart the unexplored coast of Australia.
David also kept his audience fascinated with many interesting historical facts from his books The Great Race, 1788 and The Gold Rush and with anecdotes and stories of his own life. And the question most listeners wanted to know at the end of David’s talk, what will his next book be about? We will all be waiting to find out.

The Great Race

Popular author David Hill will be at Orange City Library talking about his new book The Great Race: The Race between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia on Wednesday 24 October from 12 noon for a 12.30pm start. Guests are most welcome to bring their own lunch. Please book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132 or Collins Booksellers on 6369 1333.

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One Farm Day

The latest blog entry by our National Year of Reading Writer in Residence, Sophie Hansen, is now available to read. This One Farm Day post Sophie is exploring the life of Todd Ferguson, an egg farmer from Dunedoo.

Next week we’ll be working with the NSW Department of Primary Industries to talk about the Writer in Residence project at the Australian National Field Days at Borenore. If you’re there be sure to call in and share your memories of life on the land at the DPI paviliion.