Monthly Archives: April 2018

Programs Resume for Term 2

Literacy programs resume at Orange City Library for Term 2:

1,2 Books: Monday 30th April 10.15am

Ten Minutes A Day: Monday 30th April 10:45am

Storytime: Tuesday 1st May, Wednesday 2nd Thursday 3rd May 11am

Code Club: Tuesdays, 5-6pm starting 8 May through to 12 June. There are 6 sessions.

Music For Little Ears: Wednesday 9th May 10am and Friday 11th May at 10am.

Please book your place via or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Code Club After School Program

Code Club is an exciting 6 week after-school program creating games, animations, stories and more using Scratch and resources from Code Club Australia, and coding robots and little “insects” using simple electronics.

Please book in for each week – every Tuesday, 5-6pm starting 8 May through to 12 June. There are 6 sessions.


Age: Suitable for children aged 8-12years
Children must be comfortable using a keyboard and a computer.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Scratch Registration: When we are working with Scratch, participants need to create a Scratch account online to enable them to save their projects and access them at home.
Parents must be aware that your child will be accessing the Internet.
Hardware: We have six laptops. You are welcome to bring your own laptop to work with. It will need to have Scratch loaded for the Scratch sessions. We can do that in the library but it would speed things up if you can do this yourself.
Be aware that your child may have to work with another on a single laptop if there are not enough.

In these sessions, your child will have access to the Internet. Registering for this activity means you are giving permission for this.

April Good Reading

Catch up with April Good Reading online using your Library card. The fragility and strength of hand-crafted fine lace shawls provide a metaphor for human endurance in Australian writer Lauren Chater’s debut novel, The Lace Weaver, featured in the cover story this month. Internationally bestselling author of Still Alice, Lisa Genova, talks to gr about her latest book Every Note Played which follows the decline of a classical pianist diagnosed with ALS, and Australian psychologist Gina Perry uncovers a forgotten social experiment conducted at an Oklahoman summer camp during the 1950s in The Lost Boys. Justine Ettler republishes her initially misunderstood book in the era of #MeToo along with a new work, Bohemia Beach, and they break down the career of the long-reigning Queen of Suspense, Mary Higgins Clark. All this including an array of book reviews, extracts and more in the April issue of Good Reading!

Pageturners Book Discussion The Cage

A BOOK OF MANY LAYERS: Pageturners Book Discussion Group had lots to talk about when they met to discuss The Cage by award winning NZ author Lloyd Jones. Read what they had to say about this most unusual book on the Pageturners Blog:

Orange City Library Closed 22 April

Please note Orange City Library will be closed on Sunday 22nd April to allow for major electrical work to be undertaken. We do apologise for the inconvenience. The Library will reopen on Monday morning at 9am.