Monthly Archives: February 2013

Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners

Happy Birthday Banjo Paterson: Writing Awards

Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners

It’s Banjo’s birthday (Sunday 17th February) and to celebrate we are announcing the call for entries in the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards.  Poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and ballad writer Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (1864 – 1941) was born near Orange and each year the Central West Writers’ Centre, in conjunction with Central West Libraries, The Central Western Daily and ABC Central West Radio announce the call for entries in the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards.

There are four categories:

Short Story
Open Poetry
Bush Poetry and
ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards for writing by children aged 16 years and under

2013 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Entry Form 

 

Lovely reading quote

Library Lovers Day: What's Hot at Cowra

Lovely reading quote

 

Library Lovers at Cowra

Library Lovers at Cowra

 

Cowra Library lovers are adding to the Wall of Love for Library Lovers Day.  The Library team added a few famous literary quotes about reading and they also displayed what was “hot” reading…….

Add a heart to the 'wall of love'

Library Lovers Day: Add to our Wall of Love

Add a heart to the 'wall of love'

In honour of Library lovers and book readers everywhere – we have renamed Valentine’s Day – Library Lovers Day!  Help us celebrate Library Lovers Day this year by telling us in a few words why you love reading. For example: “reading is like breathing, something I have to do,” or “it takes me to places far away,“ or “it helps me relax”. Show your love for reading by:

 Calling in and popping a heart-shaped post-it note on our ‘wall of love’. Send us an email with your reading quote to library@orange.nsw.gov.au. Like us on Facebook and post a message on our wall. We aim to use the quotes throughout the year. So come on, tell us why you love to read.

 

 

More Amazing Read Book Reviews

 

Our Amazing Read reviews keep on coming!  Love them! Here is another selection. To view them all go to the Central West Writers’ Centre Young Writers Page


I like Captain Gamma who goes to Mars and play hide and seek with a little alien.  Then he finds some giant aliens who put Captain Gamma in a cage.  Captain Gamma uses a gun with a net to catch the small aliens. Will  Age 4

I like trucks and the words rhyme and I like the pictures. Connor Age 4

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Cheese Please – a counting book. I join in by counting. Mia Age 2

Trouble Twisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams. You can’t get your head out of it because of the fantasy.  Main Characters are twins who are very fussy, talking cats are involved – extremely naughty cats. Sebastian Age 8

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Tessa by Barbara Steiner. Book about a little girl called Tessa who lived on a farm and she made lots of friends while she was at school.   You can read it over and over again and be relaxed when you read it. Grace Age 7

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There was an old lady who swallowed a mossie.  I like it because there’s
a snake in it.  It makes me smile.  You know what is coming next. Mum says it is fun to read and she knows we enjoy it. Hugh Age 4

Science Display Material Futures

 

A product hungry world relies on chemists devising new materials to meet future needs. Check out a new display on Material Futures at Orange City Library which showcases light metals, optical fibres, magnetic material, liquid crystals and foams. Discover how new materials are being used to save us time, energy and resources. This travelling exhibition is brought to you by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute and sponsored by the Inspiring Australia program of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education – Questacon. On show at Orange City Library until 28 February.