Monthly Archives: May 2022

Centrelink and Powers of Attorney Expertise at Molong Library

Come along to Molong Library on Wednesday 8 June from 10am –  12 noon for an information session to help you plan your affairs with elderly parents and adult children. Please book your place online or call Molong Library on 6366 8404. Refreshments will be served from 9.45am – all welcome.

Meet the Services Australia Specialists and Adjunct Associate Professor Sue Field from CSU (pictured). The Centrelink team will talk about:

· The role of Specialists working with Centrelink

· The new Aged Care Service Officer in Orange

· Agency changes and working with Centrelink – nominees, digital, appointment-based servicing

· And answer your questions.

CSU Adjunct Associate Professor Sue Field will talk about:

· The uses and abuses of Powers of Attorney, and appointing the right person (with the right qualities) can give peace of mind and make good use of a Power of Attorney. 

Hats Off to Our Constitution

What does it take to make changes to our Constitution? In light of recent events….join us for a timely tour of our constitution – the working manual for our country. Presented by John Christensen, a retired lawyer with 40 years’ experience as a legislative drafter in Australia at Orange City Library on Tuesday 24 May from 5.30pm – 7pm. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132.

Sydney Writers Festival Livestream & Local

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will livestream its headline events from Sydney to Orange Regional Gallery on  Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 10am to 5pm. 

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the worlds’ finest writers. Audiences can also participate in live Q & A sessions at each event, sending questions straight to the Sydney stage.

Join us for SWF Livestream and Local 2022, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and hosted by Central West Libraries at Orange Regoinal Gallery.

Sessions include Art Spiegelman, Michelle de Kretser and Christos Tsiolkas, Steve Toltz, Melissa Lucashenko, Barrie Cassidy, Sarah Winman, Maxine Beneba Clark and Omar Musa, Damon Galgut, Larissa Behrendt and Paige Clark, Rebecca Sonit, Hannah Marshall, Chris Masters and Kate McClymont, Liane Moriarty and Caroline Overington and David Marr livestreamed to the theatre inside the Gallery.

For the full program visit the  and book your place.

National Simultaneous Storytime is Coming

Join in with everyone around the country to read Family Tree by Josh Pyke (yes that Josh Pyke!) and illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh at Central West Libraries on Wednesday 25 May at 11am. It is a beautiful new picture book by award-winning singer/songwriter Josh Pyke. It is a wonderful meaningful story about the building blocks of any community—our homes, our families, our roots. The story will be followed by craft time.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. 

Join us at Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange Libraries to join in.

Local History Talk: Josiah Holman


Josiah and Elizabeth Holman

Orange and District Historical Society presents family historian Michael Webb talking about his great-great-grandfather Cornish-born Josiah Holman, who worked at Cadia Mine in the mid-19th century at Orange City Library on Sunday 15 May 2pm – 4pm. Josiah also explored the Canadian wilderness before migrating to Australia. Michael has undertaken significant family history research and will give a fascinating talk. All interested people are welcome to attend. Please book your place online or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132.