Monthly Archives: January 2022

Family Literacy Programs Return

Rossanne reading to Lucy with Alexander, Melissa with Lyla, and Joey with Pippa.

The new school term is starting and that means our family literacy programs for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents and carers are back!!!

Join us at Orange City Library for:

Mondays 10.15 am 1,2 Books

Mondays 10.45 am Ten Minutes a Day

Tuesdays 10.15 am 1,2 Books

Tuesdays 11am Storytime and craft

Wednesdays 11am Storytime and craft

Thursdays 11am Storytime and craft

Wednesday or Friday 10am Music For Little Ears

Come along to Cowra Library:

Wednesdays 10.30am 1,2 Books

Thursdays 10.30am Cowra Storytime and craft

Saturdays Makerspace all ages 10am – 11.30am

Visit Blayney Library:

First Thursday of the month 11am Storytime and craft

Join us at Canowindra Library:

Thursdays 11am Storytime and craft

Make it a date on Fridays at Forbes Library:

Storytime alternates with Birth to Kinder Rhyme Time 10.30am Fridays

Please book your place via our events page online or call your local library. See you soon!

Stuart Lloyd Author Talk at Orange

A Bleeding Slaughterhouse: the outrageous true story of the Alexandra Hospital Massacres Singapore, February 1942 uses graphic eyewitness accounts and interviews with Allied survivors and Japanese officers to piece together what really happened in the largest military hospital outside Britain on 14-15 February 1942 during the fall of Singapore.

Best-selling author Stuart Lloyd dissects the actions and reactions from both sides of the story, painstakingly and forensically understanding the causes and tracking down the perpetrators, with surprising results.

This story-driven account drips with human spirit as we get to know the key characters on both sides, and their fluctuating fortunes in the war and after. Join us to discover this story when author Stuart Lloyd – ‘the perfect storyteller’ according to The Telegraph UK – speaks at Orange City Library on Tuesday 15 February at 5.30pm. Please book your place online here or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Draw With Graphic Novelist Remy Lai Online

Do you love drawing? Want to know more about graphic novels and how to tell stories visually? Meet the talented author of our One Library One Book Kids title – Pawcasso – Remy Lai when she talks via video link on Friday 21 January at 12.30pm. This is your chance to catch up with a Graphic Novelist (and her pet dogs that feature in her drawings for Pawcasso) in your own home or in a small group at Blayney, Forbes, Canowindra or Molong libraries. These photos were taken at the Orange City Library event where children had fun discovering what it’s like to be a Graphic Novel author/artist, the process involved and learning easy cartooning techniques by drawing along with Remy Lai. Please register via our CWL events page by choosing to come along to a participating library or join in from home via Zoom (we will send you the link). Make sure you have pen and paper for drawing handy. It’s free

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Orange City Library School Holidays

Looking for children’s activities these holidays? We have plenty to choose from at Orange City Library from Monday 10th January:

*One Library One Book online talk with Pawcasso author and illustrator Remy Lai & Draw Your Pet ages 6+

*Tech Toys Ages 10+

*Steam Kitchen Ages 8+

*Toonworld Graphic Novel Workshop Ages 8+

*Drop-in DIY Craft everyday – All ages

*Pawcasso Hunt – All ages

*Lego Club Ages 6+

*Sew Much Fun Ages 10+

*Cardboard Armour Ages 8+

*One Library One Book Wrap Party Ages 6+

For times, dates and bookings, head to our events page or call us on

6393 8132.

And a reminder, all our libraries will be closed Wednesday 26 January for the Australia Day Public Holiday. Happy Holidays!

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Cowra School Holiday Activities

Join us at Cowra Library for the school holidays in January! We will have lots happening with craft sessions to make Book Bags, Macrame, Mug Cakes as well as Toonworld, Lego Squad, Messy Play Doh, Tangrams, STEM Studio, a Scavenger Hunt and Summer Reading Club and One Library One Book Wrap Party. Please book your place online via our events page on or call us on 6340 2180 when we re-open on Tuesday 4th January at 10am. See you soon!

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