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Orange Storytime with author Lian Tanner
Meet Ella and her big brother Ben, from Ella and the Ocean. Enjoy a fun-filled hour of finger puppets, story and song for 3- 5 year-olds at Orange City Library on Wednesday 3 February at 11am.
Lian Tanner is the 2020 NSW Premier’s Award Children’s Literature winner!!! Please book your place (from Jan 28) online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.
Storytime returns to Orange City Library for the school term on Tuesday 2nd February at 11am, Wednesday 3rd February at 11am and with award-winning author Lian Tanner on Thursday 4th February at 11am. And remember COVID-19 health regulations apply – so please register, apply sanitiser and practice social distancing. See you soon.
Happy New Year 2021
Wishing you a happy and safe New Year from all at Central West Libraries.
See you in 2021!
Orange City Library Christmas Hours
Time to stock up on your reading, listening and watching items for the holidays.
Orange City Library Christmas Opening Hours:
Thurs 24 Dec 9am – 2pm
Fri 25 Dec Public Holiday
Sat 26 Dec Closed
Sun 27 Dec Closed
Mon 28 Dec Public Holiday
Tues 29 Dec 9am – 5pm
Wed 30 Dec 9am – 5pm
Thurs 31 Dec 9am – 5pm
Fri 1 Jan Public Holiday
Sat 2 Jan – Normal Hours Resume At Orange
From Mon 4 Jan – Normal Hours Resume at Branches
Heather Morris Online Zoom Webinar
Join us for an online Zoom Webinar Tuesday 8th December at 6.30pm with author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris. Heather now shares her own story and explores the art of listening in her first non-fiction book Stories of Hope.
Active listening is a skill Heather has developed through a lifetime of experience; from childhood encounters with her great-grandfather in rural New Zealand through her career in a hospital where she dealt with many people going through tragedy and loss. As Heather lovingly recounts her many meetings with Lale it becomes clear that her skill as an active listener gave Lale Sokolov space and confidence to tell his story.
Reading this book is to walk with Heather as she listens to Lale over years as he told her is incredible story, publishes her novels, undertakes promotional tours and travels the world. Her courage and curiosity lead her on a remarkable journey where she meets an array of exceptional people.
Especially in this uncertain time, Stories of Hope provides inspiration and tools for anyone who is keen to deepen their connections to others by enhancing their listening skills.
Join us for this Zoom Webinar on Tuesday 8 December at 6.30pm. You will be able to ask Heather questions using the Chat feature. Please book your place to receive the ZOOM link.
Australian Reading Hour
During November, we’re inviting Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading. Whether you’re picking up a book for the first time or your head is already stuck in one, there’s plenty of books, activities and events as part of our festivities.
Thursday 12 November is the main event – Australian Reading Hour. You’re invited to stop what you’re doing for an hour, pick up a book and read to yourself or the children in your life.
At Orange City Library book a comfy chair, order a beverage on us and celebrate Australian Reading Hour. Bookings via eventbrite.
Children can also book in for the evening event 5pm – 6.30pm to do craft, build a cubby (bring your own blankets and pillows and snacks) for some fun evening reading in the Library.
Unwind, get inspired and find joy in books! From villages to towns and regional cities to farmland, orchards and the bush – the Central West Reads.