Monthly Archives: October 2016


Talk on Errowanbang & Award Presentation

Join local historian Russell Moor when he talks about the fascinating history of the early Errowanbang property and the Marsden Rural History Centre presents the perpetual trophy for excellence in restoring and maintaining rural infrastructure on Thursday 3rd November at 5.30pm at Orange City Library. Discover more about the preservation and reuse of the 100 year old Hopkins Shed at Errowanbang.  Please RSVP to Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

Restored Hopkins Woolshed

Restored Hopkins Woolshed


Free WiFi at Canowindra, Manildra and Molong

INTERNET ACCESS: Free WiFi is now available in three Cabonne  libraries at Canowindra, Manildra and Molong. The service is an initiative of NSW.NET and has been made possible through a grant by the State Library of NSW. The grant has covered the initial set-up costs, including installation at the three libraries and Cabonne Council will meet the ongoing costs relating to the service. The service will be available during library opening hours. Call in and let us know what you think of the new service.

Jeremy Godwin

Event Postponed: Talk About Depression

Please note our Talk About Depression with author Jeremy Godwin planned for Monday 31st October at Orange City Library at 5.30pm has been postponed. We will let you know a new date for the event soon.



World War I Blog

The Centenary of World War One in Orange blog commemorates more than 1,800 servicemen and women from the district who volunteered to serve in WWI.

The blog was launched in January 2013, and since then has received more than 80,000 views. Currently the blog averages 125 views per day. Most of these views are from people in Australia, but people in New Zealand, the UK, US, Canada and South Africa are regular visitors to the website.

When Central West Libraries Manager, Jan Richards, presented a conference paper about the blog at the 2016 World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)  views of the blog exceeded 1,000 and were from countries including Sweden, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel and Greece.

Other countries that have viewed the blog include Ireland, Turkey, Belgium, India, South Africa, Argentina, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Norway, Serbia, Egypt, Brazil, Ukraine, Jordan, Malawi, Estonia and Algeria.

Check it out for yourself at


Jeremy Godwin

Let's Talk About Depression Author Talk

***Please note this event has been postponed***


Author Jeremy Godwin hosts an author talk and open forum about mental health at Orange City Library on Monday 31 October at 5.30pm. The talk concentrates on raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing issues. Signed copies of his book Depression! F*** Depression! will be available for purchase for $15 and all proceeds will be used to fund the Let’s Talk About Depression tour to regional communities. Part memoir, part self-help guide, his book is a personal and practical account of living with depression and anxiety and explores Jeremy’s experiences with surviving and thriving in spite of mental illness. For bookings please call 6393 8132.