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Jane Austen Society President Susannah Fullerton guest speaker at Orange
Discover more about the life and works of Jane Austen at a talk to be presented by President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, Susannah Fullerton, on Sunday, 1 June from 3pm to 4.30pm at Orange City Library. Susannah is a knowledgeable speaker and has written extensively about the famous British author publishing two books: Jane Austen & Crime and Jane Austen Antipodean Views. Jane Austen & Crime examines the relationship between Georgian crime and the novels of Jane Austen including elopement, duelling, poaching, theft and even murder which all appear in Jane Austen's writings. Guests will be able to ask Susannah questions about Jane Austen, her life and works and refreshments will be served. The event is free but please RSVP to Orange City Library by calling 6393 8132.
Arthur chosen for National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am
Enjoy the wonderful story of Arthur written by Amanda Graham and illustrated by Donna Gynell during National Simultaneous Storytime today Wednesday 21 May at 11am. The book is about Arthur, a dog in a pet store desperately wanting a home but nobody seems to want him. He imitates all the other pet shop animals in the hope of being bought but just when he has given up hope a little girl buys him….. a gorgeous timeless story and the event reminds everyone about the joy of reading.
Discover your local library
Here is a thought from the UK National Year of Reading by author Anthony Horowitz and spot on for Library and Information Week. “There's a building quite close to you where many murders have been committed. Secret agents have been found there, aliens have invaded, love has conquered, several wars have been fought, rings of power have been hidden, witches have been burned and great lives have been lived. If you haven't discovered your local library, you're missing out on a whole universe of imagination, adventure and knowledge…All of which is absolutely free. And they have newspapers, magazines and DVDs too! Libraries are really so wonderful that it's quite easy to forget they're there. Join today!
Library and Information Week 19 - 25 May free events
What better time to visit your local library than during Library and Information Week. Did you know that there are more than 1700 public libraries in Australia? Libraries connect people to ideas. It's a vital part of our commitment to promoting the free flow of information and facilitating access to recorded knowledge, information and creative works.
Join in some of the activities planned at Orange City Library this week with:
Tuesday 20 May Internet for Absolute Beginners 9am to 10am.
Wednesday 21 May National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am.
Thursday 22 May Email for Absolute Beginners 9am to 10am.
Friday 23 May Explore your Family History 10am to 12 noon.
All events are free so come along and remember libraries are for everyone!
Mahboba's Promise thank you
We have received a thank you email and photo from Mahboba Rawi of the charity group Mahboba's Promise for our donation following the screening of The Kite Runner. So thank you to everyone who came along on the the night, who made donations and bought lucky door tickets. This is the result of your generosity:
“We were delighted to receive the rewards of your fundraising efforts! Thank-you so much for thinking of us. The Kite Runner has been wonderful in raising people's awareness of the plight of the people of Afghanistan and bringing our stories alive in people's imaginations.
We are going to send the money you raised to buy books and furniture for our Hope House Library, in this way the children at Hope House will continue to be inspired by literature as you have been! I have included some pictures of me with the children at Hope House.”
For more information about the charity go to their website