Monthly Archives: August 2016


Railway Hotels Talk: Forbes, Orange, Cowra

Join author Scott Whitaker for an informative and entertaining talk to celebrate the launch of his book Railway Hotels of Australia – Volume Two – New South Wales. In addition to detailing the history of the local Railway Hotels, Scott’s talk will cover the coming of the railway, the social development of regional NSW, researching tips, genealogy, local and state history and publishing.

Author Scott Whitaker will be at:

 Forbes Library on Monday 5th September at 11am. 

Orange City Library on Tuesday 6th September at 5.30pm.

Cowra Library on Wednesday 7th September at 11am.

Book your place by calling your local library or go to

Top 100 square-sticker

Vote For Your Favourite Book

Until the 31st of August, readers can vote, and enter themselves into the draw to win a copy of every single book on the final Top 100 list. Voting is simple – readers visit the Better Reading website, enter their information and the title and author of their favourite book. So what is your favourite book?

Dr Rae Luckie

Writing and Researching Your Family History Workshop

How often have you said “I must write it down one day”? Researching your family history can bring to light many unknown gems to inspire your writing. Learn how to use extensive services and resources at your local library and online to enhance your writing. Meet workshop presenter Dr Rae Luckie and learn about researching family history, organising information, using photographs,  about publishing, writing tips and more. Bring along writing paper, pens, coloured pencils or textas and a photo of a place you wish to write about. Cost is $30 and includes morning tea and a free back copy of Inside History. Workshop is being held from 9.45am to 1pm, Saturday 27 August at Orange City Library. For bookings call 6393 8132.

***Please note this workshop is now full. We are taking contact details so we can hopefully organise another workshop at a later date. Please call 6393 8132.


Book Week

Celebrate Book Week - Bushrangers and Troopers

Celebrate Book Week with the theme Australia! Story Country.  We are asking everyone to dress up as troopers or bushrangers to listen to bushranger stories, make masks (think Ned Kelly) and hats as well as a Wanted Posters on Wednesday 24th August from 5.30pm – 6.30pm. All children and their parents and carers welcome.

Kylie with Emma, Jade and Tara.

The Reading Hour

Kylie with Emma, Jade and Tara.

Lucy with her cubby house and visitor

Lucy with her cubby house and visitor

The Li family

The Li family

Mark, Millie, Tessa and Birgitte inside their cubby house

Mark, Millie, Tessa and Birgitte reading inside their cubby house

Children (and parents and carers) had fun building huge cubby houses and reading stories by torchlight in the Library as part of The Reading Hour designed to promote reading as a fun activity that can be shared and enjoyed anytime. Thank you to all who came along.