Monthly Archives: August 2022

Become a Good Communicator: Speech Therapy

Learn tips, tricks and tools to boost oral communication skills of all children.

Speech Therapist Karen Trengove from learn2communicate talks about speech pathology – especially for children. Karen will have information, books and resources for people to view.

Join us to pick up a few tips and tricks to grow good communicators and snag a free resource! Suitable for parents, early childhood educators, support staff and teachers.

Meet Karen at Orange City Library on Wednesday 7 September from 5.15pm to 6.30pm. Please register your place online or call us on 6393 8132.

Staying Safe Online: IDCARE Talk

Concerned about identity theft and cybercrime? You are not alone. More than one million Australians experience a scam, cybercrime or identity theft each year.

IDCARE is a not-for-profit national identity and cyber support service. Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinic (CROC) Clinician Rob Blackmore will talk about IDCARE and can help you create a toolkit for cybercrime prevention. He will be speaking at Orange City Library on Wednesday 31 August at 11.30am. All interested people are welcome to attend. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132.

Wear it Purple & Welcome Here Spaces

On Friday 26 August we are wearing Purple!!! and celebrating diversity!!!! “Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.” As our Libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange are a newly registered Welcome Here spaces, we’re taking the opportunity to show that we are an inclusive and supportive environment for all people in our community.

The Safe Place Project started in 1992 in response to high levels of street-based violence directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people. Local businesses signed up to become a ‘Safe Place’ and proudly displayed a “Welcome Here” rainbow sticker in their front window to let LGBTIQ community members know they could seek refuge if they were under the threat of violence. So we are celebrating diversity with stickers, chocolates, books, displays and morning tea – Jasmine and Bek are pictured enjoying “purple cake”!

Children's Book Week Celebrations

It’s Children’s Book Week and we are celebrating!!! The theme is “Dreaming with eyes open”. We have Book Week displays in our Libraries and you can borrow the CBCA notable books at the end of Book Week (26 August) and discover the best books of the year.  We are also hosting a drawing competition for Kindergarten to Year 2 classes, and a Writing Competition for the Year 3 – 6 Classes. In a dream you have no limits. You can be anyone, have any ability, go anywhere. Dreams can be amazing adventures.

Pick up an entry form from your local Library or online and get creating. The competition closes Friday 23 September. So write a short story about a dream, or a draw a picture inspired by a dream. And Storytimers are invited to dress up as their favourite book character – Have fun!

Happy Children’s Book Week 2022!!!!

Library Up Late: From Page to Stage

You are invited to join us at Orange City Library after hours on Friday 26 August 7-9pm when Pinnacle Players – Joy Felizardo and David Shaw – perform songs of musicians with biographies in the Orange City Library collection.

It is still cold and you need somewhere warm to hang at night where there is music, food and wine. Let local musicians Joy and David bring the pages of our biographies to life, while you enjoy wine and food sourced from our region’s producers.

Biographies of musicians.

Their songs performed.

Food. Wine.

The library has all these things, UP LATE. Purchase your $25 tickets here.