Monthly Archives: July 2016

Reading to child

Programs for Babies and Pre-Schoolers

Here’s a summary of our programs for Babies and Pre-Schoolers at Orange City Library:

Ten Minutes a Day – has moved to Tuesdays at 10am – 10.30am. This 8 week series of workshops is for 0-1 year-olds and their parents and carers to help develop skills to enhance language development.

Baby Book Time – Mondays 10.15am to 10.45am for ages 1-2 year-olds and their parents and carers. Each session includes rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories. Book in for the term for these lively, interactive sessions.

Music For Little Ears – is held for six weeks each school term on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 10.20am for 2 – 5 year-olds. Sessions initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. Conducted by Samantha Bartholomeusz from the Orange Regional Conservatorium and funded by the Orange Regional Arts Foundation.

Storytime – is held Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 11.45am during school term for children aged 3 – 5 and their parents and carers. Children are read stories about a weekly theme followed by craft.

For bookings call 6393 8132 or go online to our events booking page.


Rhymes with Baby

Ten Minutes A Day Returns

Orange City Library is launching an exciting new programme to help you to develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills and get them on the right track for reading and language development. Ten Minutes a Day is a series of workshops that you share with your child of 0-2 that will help you develop skills to enhance language development, your child’s imagination, and make reading to your child part of your everyday routine.

Each workshop includes a range of activities including rhymes, songs and simple stories; as well as tips for parents on how to include these into their routines at home.They are also about having fun with reading, rhymes and games!

When: Programme runs for 8 weeks each school term.  Second session to be held Tuesday 2nd August from 10am to 10.30am.
Where: Orange City Library
Register for the programme online (, or call 6393 8132.


Technology Skills for Seniors

Library on the GO is a series of one hour technology sessions for seniors to learn about mobile devices such as iPads, Android tablets and smart phones. They are held fortnightly on Tuesdays for 1 hour from 11am to 12pm.  Book in for these Technology Sessions for Seniors at Orange City Library to be held fortnightly from 2nd August:

  • 2/8 Choosing a device: What to consider when buying a device? Plan? Just wifi?
  • 16/8 Open session: bring your questions
  • 30/8 Taking photos and video
  • 13/9 Playing music
  • 27/9 Email
  • 11/10 Open Session: bring your questions
  • 25/10 Social media Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Flickr
  • 8/11 Audiobooks
  • 22/11 Online Magazines

Please book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132.

The Time Machine

Pageturners to Read H.G. Wells

Pageturners book discussion group’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th August from 5.30pm to discuss the life and works of H.G. Wells. All interested people are most welcome to attend.

The Time Machine:

“Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential, The time machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture – now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks lurking in the deep tunnels, who threaten his very return home. H. G. Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth.”



The War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

“The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered near London. Armed with just a white flag, the locals approach the mysterious object ? only to be burned alive by heat-rays as horrific, tentacled invaders emerge. Soon, the whole of human civilization is under threat, as powerful Martians move across the land in massive killing machines, armed with black gas and burning rays. The aliens are determined to win the Earth for themselves.”


Trudi and Sean

Purlers Annual Knit-In

Trudi and Sean

Dianne and Beryl

Dianne and Beryl

Glenda and Sean

Glenda and Sean

Orange Purlers, who meet at Orange City Library each Thursday morning to knit squares for Wrap With Love, hosted a morning tea and welcomed donations of wool for the cause. Also Orange City Librarian Sean Brady thanked coordinator Trudi Mayfield on behalf of the Purlers for co-ordinating the group. They celebrated with tea and coffee and lamingtons on National Lamington Day.