Monthly Archives: February 2019

Free Archives Resources Kit Training

The Archives Resources Kit (ARK) comprises some of the most heavily used sources for family history and it is available to use at Orange City Library. The ARK contains births, deaths and marriages, shipping and convict records, professions and occupations and more. Come and learn from an NSW Archives expert host on how to make the most of the kit.

Archives Research Kit (ARK) Training Session

Orange City Library

Thursday 14th March

9am – 12 noon

Book your place online through or call the library on 6393 8132.

Enter Banjo Writing Awards

We are now calling for entries in 2019 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. There are three categories: Short Story, Contemporary Poetry and ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards. There are generous cash prizes to be won. Entry forms are available from Orange City Library or download here. Entries close Friday 26 April, 2019.

Last year’s winning entries can be read on the Orange Wiki

Judges are also being sought for the Writing Awards, please contact Administration Assistant Therese on 6393 8120 or download the Expression of Interest.

Seniors Festival Events

Brain Training and Trivia Quiz – Friday 15th Feb 10am – 12pm

Keep your brain healthy and active to improve memory, increase focus and find calm. We explore some activities to give your neurons a serious workout. We shall finish off with morning tea and a fun Trivia Quiz. Prizes available!

Be Connected – Monday 18th Feb 10am – 12pm

Try one thing using technology at Orange City Library. Enjoy morning tea while we demonstrate some of the most useful things you can do with a tablet or smart phone – make a call using Skype, search for tips and tricks, get directions using online maps, watch movies on Kanopy.

Book online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Storytime Fun Begins

Storytime returned to Orange City Library this morning and is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am. Please book your place online or call 6393 8132.

We read and tell stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. Storytime helps pre-schoolers socialise, listen, be creative and have fun.

Storytime also returns this week to Blayney and Cowra Libraries on Thursday at 11am. At Forbes Library enjoy Rhyme Time on Friday and Storytime next week at 10.30am. No need for bookings.

Lachlan shows off his colouring-in
Phoebe and Heidi have fun colouring-in at Storytime
Henry enjoys his colouring-in during Storytime
Tristan gets started on his craft project at Storytime