Monthly Archives: October 2022

Meet Chris Flynn: Here Be Leviathans

Discover a collection of funny, brilliant, boundary-pushing stories from the bestselling author of Mammoth – Chris Flynn.

A grizzly bear goes on the run after eating a teenager. A hotel room participates in an unlikely conception. A genetically altered platypus colony puts on an art show. A sabretooth tiger falls for the new addition to his theme park. An airline seat laments its last useful day. A Shakespearean monkey test pilot launches into space.

The stories in Here Be Leviathans take us from the storm drains under Las Vegas to the Alaskan wilderness; the rainforests of Queensland to the Chilean coastline.

Narrated in Chris Flynn’s unique and hilarious style by animals, places, objects and even the (very) odd human, these short fictions push the boundaries of the form by examining human behaviour from the perspective of the outsider.

Meet author Chris Flynn on Wednesday 2 November at 5.30pm at Orange City Library with support from Collins Booksellers. There will be laughs and it will be fun!! Get writing and inspo tips too! Please register for the event online or call us on 6393 8132.

Bruce Pascoe: Annual History Lecture

In 2022 the Annual History Lecture will be presented by Bruce Pascoe. Bruce Pascoe describes himself as a writer and farmer. He has published 36 books including Dark Emu which won the NSW Premier’s Award for Literature in 2016 and Young Dark Emu which won both the Booksellers Association Prize and the CBCA Non-fiction award in 2020.

When delivering the Annual History Lecture 2022, Bruce will pose the question: “What will change if we all have a better understanding of Australian History pre-contact.”

The event on Friday 28 October includes a Cocktail Party to be held in the Hotel Canobolas Ballroom, 248 Summer Street, Orange from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Please purchase your ticket online.

Sober October Marianne Olk Me, My Drunk and I

Marianne Olk will be launching Me, My Drunk and I during Sober October on Thursday 20 October at 5.30pm. “There is no shame in admitting that you have an issue with alcohol. I want to take you on a journey of what my life became, as a raging alcoholic, to what it is now – a life of health, happiness and a continuing journey of what is important in life and learning how to love yourself.”

Marianne began her journey of becoming sober 13 years ago through the realisation that just giving up drinking was not enough to stay sober. Marianne had to do a lot of work on herself to finally get sober and she has now been completely sober for the past 12 years. The last 12 years have the best 12 years of her life and now Marianne wants to help other people begin their journey into long term sobriety.

Her book is call Me, My Drunk and I: coming to terms with the reasons why you shouldn’t drink and finding your true happiness. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132. This event is supported by Collins Booksellers.

Jessica Hickman on Bullying Prevention

Local author Jessica Hickman is launching The Upstander Movement – she provides people with the tools and strategies that will enable them to create a thriving respectful workplace free of bullying and harassment. Meet Jessica at Orange City Library on Thursday 13 October at 5.30pm. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132. Supported by Collins Booksellers.

With over 15 years of experience, she has provided training and professional talks in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK and has been creating thriving workplace cultures in Australia since 2013. Jessica is the published author of Bullyology: Breaking the Silence on Bullying and The Upstander Leader: How to develop a speak-up culture. She is a 2022 Mentor for Regional Development Australia and a judge for the 2022 Business NSW Awards and 2022 Australian Admin Awards.

Giant Library Lovers Book Sale

Book bargains, bargains, bargains. Orange City Library is holding a “Giant” Library Lovers Book Sale on Saturday 8 October from 9.30am – 4pm. We have lots of items to sell and raise funds for Lismore Library. So come along and have browse and pick up a bargain or two. There will be sales tables out the front of the Library, located in Byng Street, Orange as well as sales tables inside. We are moving some old library stock and previously donated items that are taking up too much room in the Library. It needs to go as we are running out of room. All books are $1 and magazines will be 20 cents. Remember to bring a bag! See you there.