Monthly Archives: August 2018

Warlight Pageturners Next Read

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient:a mesmerising new novel – Warlight –  from Michael Ondaatje tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. This is the book to talk about at Pageturners Book Discussion Group meeting on Wednesday 12th September at 5.30pm. For more on Pageturners check out the Pageturners Blog.

Michael Ondaatje is the author of several award-winning novels, as well as a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry. Among other accolades, his novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize in 1992 and the Golden Man Booker in 2018; Anil’s Ghost won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller prize, and the Prix Médicis. Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto, Canada.

Life in Medieval Times With Dr Carmel Bendon

Medieval Expert: Dr Carmel Bendon

Knights, ladies, castles – these are often the popular images of the Middle Ages. But the reality of life then was actually much harsher, and more interesting.  Step back to life in another time with this illustrated talk with medieval expert Dr Carmel Bendon at Orange City Library on Wednesday 29 August at 5.30pm. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Dr Bendon is also concentrating on writing fiction. Grasping at Water is her first novel and she will also talk about this book and its marvellous mix of mystery, history and discovery that will prompt you to wonder about the way you see life.


Join Us For Dress Up Pirate Storytime

Join us for Dress Up Pirate Storytime for Children’s Book Week with the theme Find Your Treasure on Wednesday and Thursday at 11am at Orange City Library. All welcome. We will be reading award-winning children’s stories and for craft making bookmarks to keep and take home.  Here’s some of the pirate action from today’s Dress Up as a Pirate Storytime.

Pirate Rex flies the  flag

Pirate Xavier and his sword

Pirates Max and Josephine had fun at Storytime

Pirates Callan and Josh enjoy a sword fight

A motley crew of pirates at Orange City Library

Meet Children's Author Katrina Roe at Orange

Meet children’s author Katrina Roe when she chats with former ABC Radio Journalist Melanie Pearce at Orange City Library on Thursday 23 August at 5.30pm. Katrina will share lessons learned on her path to publication, answer questions from the audience and launch her newest creation, Lily’s Balloon – a gentle, hopeful story about disappointment, loss and learning to let go. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.


Library on the Go Technology Sessions Return

Enjoy technology skill lessons for mobile devices with Library on the Go sessions at Orange City Library to be held on Tuesdays 2pm – 3pm. This is a free service to Library members. Sessions will be held during August and September:

7th August: Ipad basics

14th August: Windows 10 basics

21 August: Windows laptops

28th August: Security

4th September: Email

11th September: Social Media (facebook et al)

18th September: Online Books and Audiobooks

25th September: Kanopy – online movie streaming service

Book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132.