Monthly Archives: June 2014


Holiday fun in Cowra

Only a few more days before school holidays will be in full swing across the Central West.

Cowra Library is running a LEGO colouring-in competition with entries to be displayed in the Library. The winners will receive free tickets to the LEGO movie being screened in the Cowra Civic Centre. All entries need to be received by Wednesday 2 July.

The Library also has a special school holiday story time session from 11 am till approximately midday on Thursday 3 July for all ages. The books being presented  will be selected from thos written and illusterated by Jeannie Bakers and the activity will be making a fabric collage wall picture plus individual ones for  children to take home.

For further information, or to book contact Cowra Library on 63402180.


Weaving Group

Weaving Workshop Gets People Weaving Together


Weaving Group

A total of 25 guests enjoyed a weaving workshop held in the Library on the weekend and hosted by the Orange Fibre Artists Group. Everyone learnt basic weaving techniques to start a placemat, then create a bowl and how to use various materials from nature for a project. It was a fun and informative day and everyone took home a handmade piece. Thank you to our talented tutors and everyone who came along on the day.

Giant Scrabble is coming...

School Holiday Activity: Giant Scrabble and Word Games

Giant Scrabble is coming…

What do Madonna, Martha Stewart, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Keanu Reeves and Queen Elizabeth II have in common? They all love Scrabble.

In 1931 American Alfred Butts translated his lifelong love of crossword puzzles into a board game.   It wasn’t until 1948 that the game was mass produced and the rest is well, history. It is now the world’s leading board game. Now more than 150 million games have been sold in 121 countries around the world.

For this school holidays Orange City Library has planned a game of scrabble with a giant twist. The letters will be larger than the usual letter tiles and children will play in teams.

Giant Scrabble  and Word Games will be held on Wednesday 9 July from 10.30 to 12.30pm for 5 to 12 year olds. To book your place, please call the Library on 6393 8132.

600 Books for Henry V

600 Books on Stage for Henry V

600 Books for Henry V

Books Books Books…….Love it Love it Love it. Bell Shakespeare collected over 600 books donated by UNSW, to be given a second life in their upcoming production of Henry V. Some of them date back to 1885! See the performance (and 600 books) at Orange Civic Theatre on Friday 12th September, Saturday 13th September at 7.30pm, phone 6393 8111 to book.

HENRY V Brothers In Arms:  Amid a bombing raid in a war torn city, somewhere in the world right now, a group of children are sheltering underground. To get through the night the terrified kids put on an act of bravado – literally and conjure up the heroics of King Henry V. This is his story …

Alice Mabin signs books

Alice Mabin Launches The Drover

Alice Mabin signs books

From the weather-beaten drovers clutching cigarettes in one hand, to the young ringers and their trusty mounts, Alice Mabin’s – The Drover captures life on the epic Brinkworth Cattle Drove. This saw 18,000 cattle walked 2,000kms across two states. Alice talked about her photography and how she went to take a few photos of the Drove near Molong and ended up helping out for weeks, riding bikes and horses, taking thousands of photographs which are now in her book. It was great to meet you Alice! Thanks for all the great yarns!