Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Learn a language online: Try French!

Did you know France is the most visited country in the world, with over 80 million tourists each year? Learn to speak French for free. Learn to listen, speak, read and write French at your own pace for with Transparent Languages Online available through Central West Libraries. You can even learn on the go with the Transparent Languages Online app and a widget to learn a new word every day, including sound clips to listen for pronunciation and the word included in a sentence.

For example: fruit de mer: Seafood. J’adore les fruits de mer mais mon ami y est allergique – I love seafood, but my friend is allergic to it.

Start learning a new language today, there are 70 to choose from.  Simply use your library membership to access courses online. Choose Learn a language from the Info @ home drop down menu on our homepage.

 

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An Afternoon of Suspense with Michael Robotham

Enjoy an afternoon of suspense with Australia’s leading crime author Michael Robotham at Orange City Library on Thursday 26 September at 12.30pm, supported by Collins Booksellers and the team from Get Reading!.Michael Robotham has twice won Australia’s Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel, for Lost (2005) and Shatter (2008). He was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger in 2007 and 2008. His bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages, and have been praised by David Baldacci, Val McDermid and Stephen King.  Please book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132.

Watching-You with Get Reading

It's Get Reading! Month With Michael Robotham

Get Reading!
This September the Get Reading! team are giving readers the chance to WIN every one of the Top 50 Books You Can’t Put Down for 2013. That’s enough to keep you reading for months! Simply subscribe to the Get Reading! newsletter for your chance to win.

And the Get Reading team are hosting best selling crime author Michael Robotham’s visit to Orange on Thursday 26 September at 12.30pm, supported by Collins Booksellers. Michael Robotham has twice won Australia’s Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel, for Lost (2005) and Shatter (2008). He was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger in 2007 and 2008. His bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages, and have been praised by David Baldacci, Val McDermid and Stephen King.  Please book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132.

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Bestselling Crime Author Michael Robotham Author Talk

Michael Robotham launches his latest book Watching You at Orange City Library on Thursday 26 September at 12.30pm supported by Collins Booksellers and part of September’s Get Reading! month. Watching You is Robotham’s ninth internationally successful novel. It has been described as ‘exceptional suspense’ by Stephen King. Bring along your lunch to enjoy in the Library and please RSVP by calling the Library on 6393 8132.

 

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Example Questions:

1.            I’m going to court in a few weeks – I’ve been charged with stealing a car.  Someone said I should get a character reference. How do I do that?

2.            Are children allowed to visit a prison?

3.            My husband and I are separating and trying to sort out who is going to look after our daughter. I’ve heard that the court decides based on best interests of the child. I think she would be better off with me. How does the court decide what is in the child’s best interest?

4.            My neighbour and I have agreed that we need a new fence, but she wants a really expensive one and I’m happy with something more basic. Do I have to pay half of the most expensive one?

5.            I’m the executor of my father’s will.  What exactly does and executor do?

Find the answers to your legal questions with summaries, practical guides, brochures, hot topics, and printed fact sheets written in simple, plain language on hand at local libraries.