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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 www.cwl.nsw.gov.au  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.

Law Week: Dealing With NDIS Service Providers

Dealing With NDIS Service Providers

Orange City Library

Tuesday 17 May 11am

Free webinar

Learn about consumer rights when dealing with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers during Law Week.

Discover the consumer issues arising for NDIS participants. You need to know your rights if something goes wrong. Hear from a Legal Aid NSW lawyer about your consumer rights, contracts, and guarantees and who can help if you are not happy with the service and can’t resolve the issue yourself. Listen to a free webinar with a Legal Aid NSW lawyer at Orange City Library. Please book your place or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

Family Literacy Programs Return

Rossanne reading to Lucy with Alexander, Melissa with Lyla, and Joey with Pippa at 1,2 Books.

The new school term is starting and that means our family literacy programs for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents and carers are back!!!

Join us at Orange City Library for:

Mondays 10.15 am 1,2 Books

Mondays 10.45 am Ten Minutes a Day

Tuesdays 10.15 am 1,2 Books

Tuesdays 11am Storytime and craft

Wednesdays 11am Storytime and craft

Thursdays 11am Storytime and craft

Wednesday or Friday 10am Music For Little Ears

Come along to Cowra Library:

Wednesdays 10.30am 1,2 Books

Thursdays 10.30am Cowra Storytime and craft

Saturdays Makerspace all ages 10am – 11.30am

Visit Blayney Library:

First Thursday of the month 11am Storytime and craft

Join us at Canowindra Library:

Thursdays 11am Storytime and craft

Make it a date on Fridays at Forbes Library:

Storytime alternates with Birth to Kinder Rhyme Time 10.30am Fridays

Please book your place via our events page online or call your local library. See you soon!