Monthly Archives: August 2014

Meet author Maggie Mackellar

Meet Author Maggie Mackellar at Orange or Cowra

 

Meet author Maggie Mackellar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly acclaimed author of When It Rains and former Molong resident Maggie Mackellar will be releasing her follow up How To Get There in the Central West. This is a book for anyone who has imagined taking a risk,  anyone who has moved to a new place and struggled with feelings of homesickness and displacement; anyone who has fallen in love unexpectedly. It is a story about making a life in a remarkable setting – the east coast of Tasmania, on a sheep farm in a stone house built by convicts in 1828.

Meet author Maggie Mackellar Tuesday 2nd September 12.30pm at Orange City Library, Bookings 6393 8132  or Wednesday 3rd September 12.30pm at Cowra Library, Bookings 6340 2180.

Trainer Michael Horth and Cowra Branch Librarian Caroline Eisenhauer prepare internet classes

Seniors Can Gain Internet Skills at Cowra Library

Trainer Michael Horth and Cowra Branch Librarian Caroline Eisenhauer prepare internet classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowra Library will be offering Tech Savvy Seniors Courses in September. We often have requests for help with how to make the most use of the internet, send emails, social media or just ways to stay safe online. Tech Savvy Seniors is an opportunity for participants to gain these skills. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the State Library of NSW, NSW Ageing Strategy, the Telstra Digital Inclusion Strategy and Central West Libraries.

Cowra Basic Computer Tech Savvy Seniors Classes will be held:

Thursday 11 September – Introduction to the Internet 10am – 1pm

Thursday 18 September – Introduction to email 10am – 1pm

If you are interested in a class, please phone Cowra Library on 6340 2180 to guarantee your place.

 

Freeda the Reader and Book Bob share a love of reading

Freeda Meets New Friends at Down Town Forbes

 

Freeda the Reader and Book Bob share a love of reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily reads with her Dad

Emily reads with her Dad

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa-Mari reads with her Mum at Storytime

Lisa-Mari reads with her Mum at Storytime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freeda the Library mascot had a fantastic time meeting children calling into the Library for Forbes Down Town Reading Day. Children discovered her favourite hobbies and food (can you guess?) and then enjoyed the story Wombat Stew! Thank you everyone who came along to see Freeda. Our giant platypus had a wonderful time.

Freeda abnd Bronwyn are dancing!

Forbes Reading Down Town Day

Freeda and Bronwyn are dancing!

 

Hello Forbes! Hello Freeda!

Guest speakers Michael Caulfield and Trudi Mayfield

Keeping History Alive: WWI Talk

 

Guest speakers Michael Caulfield and Trudi Mayfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A large crowd enjoyed learning more about the men and women of WWI at the Orange and District Historical Society History Alive Talk held on Wednesday night. Librarian Trudi Mayfield showed guests the WWI Blog, outlined research behind some of the stories including the youngest enlisted recruit from Orange Ernest Powter who signed up at age 15. Fellow guest speaker local author Michael Caulfield spoke about the research undertaken for his book The Unknown ANZACS and the importance of recording our history. Thank you to everyone who came along.