Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Colette: Work Placement View






Hello, my name is Colette and I’m on work placement at Orange City Library as part of the course requirements for the Masters of Information I’m undertaking through Charles Sturt University.

Highlights of the placement so far have been attending the monthly Pageturners Book Club meeting and helping select material for the Home Library Service. I have also even enjoyed shelving items because while doing this I keep discovering new areas of the collection I didn’t know about! Did you know the library has a subscription to a large selection of popular Australian and international magazines and e-magazines? Or that you can come in and play boardgames like 7 Wonders or Talisman? You just need your Central West Libraries membership card to access the e-magazines from Zinio or to borrow the boardgames within the Library.

I would like to thank all of the Library staff who have been so helpful and for giving me such a good placement experience.

State Library of NSW WWI Curator Elise Edmonds

Artefacts Talk and Preservation Workshop

State Library of NSW WWI Curator Elise Edmonds

Extraordinary World War One artefacts including the personal letters of servicemen from Orange – drawn from the State Library of NSW’s renowned collections – are heading to Orange for a special curator talk and preservation workshop on Thursday 29 October.

The State Library’s World War I Curator Elise Edmonds will talk about the material and share the fascinating story of how the Library acquired its first collection of solders’ diaries – this collection was recently inscribed in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

As part of the Touring Program a conservator from the State Library will present a practical workshop on preserving your family history collections, including letters, journals and photographs.

The Preservation Workshop will be held at 3.30pm – 4.30pm and the Artefacts Talk from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. For bookings phone 6393 8132.






The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List






New in to the chart this week at number 6 is the compelling new novel from the Pulitzer Prize winning Australian author Geraldine Brooks, best known for March and Year of Wonders. The Secret Chord is a new telling of the classic biblical tale of King David, his rise to power and fall from grace. Also new in is the collection of adventures from A Games of Thrones author, George R R Martin – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms has entered the chart at number 9 this week. The Top 10 List thanks to Better Reading:

The Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith & Giles Kristian (HarperCollins)

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (Hachette)

Murder House by James Patterson (Century)

Make Me by Lee Child (Bantam)

A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy (Hachette)

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (Hachette)

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham (Duffy & Snelgrove)

Undercover by Danielle Steele

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin (HarperVoyager)

The Perfumer’s Secret by Fiona McIntosh (Michael Joseph)

Coo-ee March Orange 1915

Coo-ee March Re-enactment

Coo-ee March Orange 1915









The community is invited to watch this month’s Coo-ee March Re-enactment down Summer Street. The Re-Enactment arrives in Orange on Tuesday 27 October. They will follow in the footsteps of the original Coo-ees with a street parade starting at 2pm, moving from Cook Park, travelling down Summer Street to Robertson Park for a memorial service to be held at the Centotaph at 2.30pm. All welcome

Youth Arts

Youth Arts Festival - Aesthetica Sat 17 Oct

Join in Aesthetica – Youth Arts & Culture at the Northcourt – Gallery and Library, 2.30pm – 7pm  with music, drumming,  exhibitions, theatresports, dance, art workshops, food and coffee van available. All happening on Saturday 17 October from 2.30pm. Library displays open until 7pm.