Monthly Archives: September 2018

School Holiday Activities at Orange

Lots of school holiday activities coming up at Orange City Library:

Lego Club

Tues 2nd Oct 10am

Mon 8th Oct 10am

Cardboard Challenge IV

Thursday 4th Oct 10am

Boardgames Day

Friday 5th Oct – all day

Eating the Garden

Wed 10th Oct 10am – 11.30am

If you were involved in planting the garden at the library in April, or even if you weren’t, you may be interested in harvesting it and eating it.
We will be:

  • Harvesting
  • Making food with the harvest
  • Planting a Summer crop
  • You will be able to take your own prepared seed bed home with you

See you in the Library during the school holidays – we have books Dvds, CDs, Audiobooks, Ebooks, magazines and free WiFi.

Tech Toys

Fri 12 October 10am – 12pm

For 10 – 15 years

We”ll be pulling out the spheros, the little bits, the WII-U, the ipads and Minecraft. Play with stuff. Make stuff.

Book your place online through eventbrite for all our school holiday activities.

The Reading Hour

Reading Hour Ambassador Morris Gleitzman is encouraging everyone to spend an hour reading on Thursday 20 September.

“Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018, and to use the opportunity to gently remind the adult community that young people deserve that pleasure every day. They also need it, because no other activity will better equip young people to embrace their futures in a sometimes dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity. Our stories have saved us in the past, and in the minds of young readers they can again.”

Join in the Reading Hour at Central West Libraries – Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes and Orange Libraries. Book a cosy reading chair and we’ll supply a treat to enjoy while you relax and escape with a good book. It’s all part of the nationwide Reading Hour promoting books and reading.

Storytimes at Blayney, Cowra, Forbes and Orange

Ruth reads a story at Blayney Library

Reading to your little one teaches them to recognise sounds and rhythm of language and is also a great bonding exercise. So why not join in Storytimes at Central West Libraries – they are lots of fun. We read and tell stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during school terms and cater for pre-school age children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts about one hour.

Blayney sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11am

Cowra sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11am

Forbes sessions are held fortnightly on Fridays at 10.30am. The September sessions will be on 14th and 28th September. Enjoy Rhyme Time on the alternate Fridays.

Orange sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am. Please book your place for Orange storytimes online through Eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.  Bookings are not required at other libraries.

History Alive Talk - Soldier Settlements

Orange & District Historical Society and Central West Libraries bring you a History Alive Talk on Soldier Settlements. Dr Selena Williams has examined the experiences of a small cohort of twenty men who took up land as soldier settlers in Orange and district after World War One.  Taking into account the experiences of these men, she will question if the Australian government’s vision of supplying to returned soldiers, ‘land fit for heroes’ achieved all it was meant to. She will also discuss if the experiences of the men from Orange and district were different to other soldier settlers across New South Wales.


Trudi Mayfield: Centenary of WWI project in Orange

Dr Selena Williams: Soldier Settlement in Orange and District

Michael Caulfield: From Amiens to Armistice

A light supper will be served by members of the Orange & District Historical Society.

Wednesday 12 September, 6.30pm, West Room next door to Orange City Library

Bookings online through eventbrite or call 6393 8132.