Monthly Archives: October 2017

Pageturners November Read

When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorsetshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church cites God as the cause, and religious fear grips the people as they come to believe that the plague is a punishment for wickedness.

But who can explain the deaths of innocent newborns? Is God so angered by His creations that He seeks to destroy all mankind? There is one who rejects this idea: Lady Anne of Develish. Anne gathers her serfs within the gates of Develish and refuses entry to outsiders, even to her husband. What happens to people of Develish?

Pageturners will be talking about The Last Hours by international bestselling author Minette Walters on Wednesday 8th November from 5.30pm – 7pm. See you there!

Lego Club - Build Things With Us

Build things with us using Orange City Library lego sets on the last Monday of the month at 4pm:
* 30th October
* 27th November
For ages 6 + but those under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone uses their imaginations and has fun. For bookings go to or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Pageturners Rate Whipbird

In Whipbird, Robert Drewe’s tenth novel, which he describes as “comic and satire”, cousins and aunts and uncles and their spouses converge on a vineyard to reminisce, romanticise and maybe to reopen old wounds.

“With a laugh and a rueful or frustrated nod on nearly every page, this is the finest satirical anatomy of Australia to be published for years.” SMH Peter Pierce 29 Sept 2017.

Pageturners book discussion group rated this book mostly 3s and 4s out of 5.

Their comments included: “it covered all kinds of issues, he unmasked characters, it was good in parts, the ending was farcical, it’s not until page 230 that something happens, loved the expression “stolen Nolan”, found the characters quite amusing, unusual descriptions, Hugh was obnoxious and pretentious, deliberately full of stereotypes, liked Mick the best, intricate, liked the writing style, liked the language, imagery unusual at times, sometimes made me laugh out loud, and the story kicks in at the end.” Therese included nostalgia, Catholicism, environment, myths and truths, bravery and redemption.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th November at Orange City Library from 5.30pm – 7pm to discuss the latest novel by international bestselling author Minette Walters The Last Hours.

October Good Reading

Use your library card to access Good Reading magazine online via the Central West Libraries website. It is full of book reviews, author interviews and recommended reads and is a must for readers and book lovers.

Enter the arena of The Number Games, as comedian, radio presenter and number nerd Adam Spencer fascinates us with figures and recalls the time he ditched a maths PhD to host triple j’s breakfast show. Sit down with Felicia Yap, author of the new thriller, Yesterday, in which characters with severely limited memories must solve the mysteries surrounding a body that has been pulled out of an English river. Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and Anne Buist – the husband-and-wife writing duo who collaborated on Two Steps Forward – tell us about their reading lives. Find out about Steve Bisley’s new memoir, All the Burning Bridges, and read a book bite from The Styx, Patricia Holland’s new novel dedicated to her late daughter who suffered from Rett syndrome.


Music For Little Ears Returns


Emma, Hazel, and Leah at Music For Little Ears

Samantha from Orange Regional Conservatorium leads Music For Little Ears which returns to Orange City Library on Wednesday 18th October and Friday 20th October at 10am to 10.20am and continues for six weeks. The music sessions introduce ‘little ears’ to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games which all helps with learning, listening and literacy.  For bookings go to or call the library on 6393 8132. See you there!