Monthly Archives: August 2017

September Read Camino Island

Bestselling author John Grisham stirs up trouble in paradise in his endlessly surprising new thriller.  Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them; a beach resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for, all in one long summer on Camino Island. This is the book for discussion at the Pageturners Book Discussion Club meeting on Wednesday 13th September at 5.30pm. All interested people welcome.

August Good Reading

In Good Reading’s August cover story, author Robyn Harding tells us how her latest novel, The Party, differs radically from the light-hearted chick-lit comedies she is used to writing. As she releases her new novel, The Last Tudor, historical fiction author Philippa Gregory shares with us five surprising facts about 16th-century women of Tudor England. Check out Australian writer Alli Sinclair’s latest novel, Beneath the Parisian Skies, which was inspired by the scandalising Parisian dance company, the Ballet Russes. Discover eight of London’s trendiest independent bookshops in our second extract from Janelle McCulloch’s London Secrets. Find out which books journalist and author Caroline Overington recommends to readers, catch an interview with author of Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo, and as usual, flick through our fiction, non-fiction and kids’ book reviews to find out which books you’ll be burying your nose in this month. Use your Library card to access Good Reading free online.

Dress Up Book Week Storytime

Tigers, spacemen, bees, fairies, princesses and cowboys came to Storytime with costumes inspired by much loved books. They enjoyed Book Week prize winning stories read by Storyteller Fiona dressed as Hobbit Bilbo Baggins followed by craft time.  Thank you for dressing up everyone!

Thomas, 5, as Mr Strong

James, 3, the cowboy

Miki, 5, dressed as a princess

Anna, 5, as the Tiger Who Came to Tea

Tessa the bee colouring-in

Seren, 4, the fairy at Storytime


William Yang Workshop EOI

William Yang Self-Portrait

William Yang is best known for his autobiographic performance pieces produced since the late 1980s and often performed on stage with large projected images and music. A narrative runs through these shows and his self-portrait photographs recreate this story.

Interested people can also put in an expression of interest to join William Yang for a workshop designed to provide the tools to tell your own story. From Monday 18 to Thursday 21 September William will work with a small groups of local residents, helping them to craft their own stories with words and photos before they perform, on stage on Friday 22 September prior to William’s presentation at Orange Civic Theatre.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Michelle on 6393 8117 or email [email protected] for more details. Expression of Interest applications close on Monday 28 August at 5pm.

William Yang: Self Portraits exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery and throughout the Family History Societies Conference features a series of striking images in which the artist charts his childhood in North Queensland, his time in Sydney where he came out as a gay man, his search for identity and his trips to China. More recent images are meditations on family and mortality. William Yang will present a floor talk at the Gallery on Thursday 21 September at 5.30pm.

William Yang will also be a guest speaker at the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Conference 2017. The conference will be held in the centrally located cultural precinct with complementary exhibitions planned for the adjoining Library, Museum and Gallery.  Tickets for the conference are $140 and for more information and the registration form, please go to the website




Alexandria Nagy Author Talk for The Could Be Ring

Central West local Alexandria Nagy will give her first author talk about her book The Could Be Ring at Orange City Library on Thursday 17th August at 5.30pm.

Inspired by a true story, The Could Be Ring is a fiction romance novel about a boxer grappling to overcome his personal demons in the midst of the greatest time of his professional life. The Could Be Ring is written from the perspective of the woman who fell in love with him through a time of self-sabotage, moral dilemmas, addiction, and controversial love.

Please book your place for the author talk by calling Orange City Library on 6393 8132 or via