Monthly Archives: July 2013

Stacks of squares (Small)

Help needed to sew squares into rugs for Charity

Our Wrap with Love Charity Knit-in continues…… until the end of the month. And we have been inundated with squares!  Today the 448 knitted squares were donated – which is enough for 16 blankets! A fantastic effort! Thank you knitters!  Now we have packaged up the knitted squares into bags with all you need to sew them together. If you have time to do some sewing – a perfect way to keep busy during the cooler weather –  then call in and collect a bag.  We’ve been so busy sewing we’ve almost run out of yarn – so we’d also love any donations of 8 ply wool to help sew or crochet the rugs together.  It is all for a great cause – the Wrap with Love charity sends the blankets to people in need around Australia and the world. See you soon!





ABC Open Writing Workshop at Orange City Library Thursday 1st August

Drop-in to Orange City Library on Thursday 1st August (First Thursday of the month) for our drop-in writing workshop with Luke Wong from ABC Open from 4pm – 6pm.  Find out about how to get involved in ABC Open 500 words monthly projects.  The Central West Writers’ Centre Group had a great time last month discovering how it works and they have published their stories on line and now you can too. Bring along your laptop or tablet or call by to find out more details.  For further info contact ABC Open Producer Luke Wong on 6393 2542.

Morris in soccer top signing books (Small)

Morris Gleitzman had a Soccer Dream

Like most of us children’s author Morris Gleitzman had a dream. His dream was to one day be a professional soccer player and be paid oodles of cash but there was just one problem – he was lousy at soccer.  So began Morris Gleitzman’s talk to school children and the community during his visit to Orange City Library.  He read from his latest book Extra Time about – yes – you guessed it – a soccer star and his ten-year-old sister manager taking on the world. (Morris’ soccer dream did come true).

Morris talked about writing and answered lots of questions from the audience in an entertaining way. Here’s a photo of Morris signing books in his own Orange soccer shirt and below he is asking everyone who plays soccer? The event was supported by Collins Booksellers and Morris generously stayed beyond his planned visiting time to sign books and meet his fans. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Morris asks school children who plays soccer (Small)

label close up (Small)

Bring in Knitted Squares for Wrap With Love

Our knitting frenzy for the Charity Wrap with Love comes to an end by 29th August.  So if you have any knitted squares at home, please bring them in so we can sew them together to create rugs.

As at lunchtime today there were 58 completed wraps in the library foyer. Each wrap has 28 squares, so that adds up to 1624 squares.

According to Wrap with Love distribution officer, Lorraine Sutton, each wrap takes 150 hours to make, so that represents 8700 hours! That’s a lot of knitting!

So please bring in your knitted squares so we can create the rugs to help people in need.

Historic Pub Walking Tour Postponed

We wish to advise everyone that our Historic Pub Walking Tour planned for Sunday 4th August has been postponed.

We plan to host the event at a later date.   The historic Pub Walking Tour brochure is now available from Orange Visitor Information Centre, Byng Street, Orange.

Historic walking trail brochures are a great way for people to immerse themselves in local history and they are available from Orange Visitor Information Centre in Byng Street for free.