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Women Writers Tour
Discover the secrets of success for these three bestselling local authors – Kim Kelly who has written Sunshine, Alissa Callen who has penned The Round Yard and Kelly Rimmer who has released All The Things We Cannot Say – on Wednesday 27 March at 5.30pm at Orange City Library. Bookings online through eventbrite.com or call the library on 6393 8132. You can also hear the authors at Forbes Library on Thursday 28 March at 2pm bookings 6852 1463.
History Alive: Australia Felix Expedition Author Talk
Orange & District Historical Society’s first History Alive meeting for the year focuses on Granville Staplyton, Major Mitchell’s second-in-command on his Australia Felix expedition in 1836.
Author Greg Eccleston has written a magnificent book detailing the life of Staplyton and the expedition he shared with Major Mitchell. He will give a talk on Wednesday 13th March, at 6 for 6.30pm at the Senior Citizens Centre (Enter via Woolworth’s car park), Orange. Entry is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. After Greg’s talk a light supper will be served.
Free Archives Resources Kit Training
The Archives Resources Kit (ARK) comprises some of the most heavily used sources for family history and it is available to use at Orange City Library. The ARK contains births, deaths and marriages, shipping and convict records, professions and occupations and more. Come and learn from an NSW Archives expert host on how to make the most of the kit.
Archives Research Kit (ARK) Training Session
Orange City Library
Thursday 14th March
9am – 12 noon
Book your place online through eventbrite.com or call the library on 6393 8132.
Enter Banjo Writing Awards
We are now calling for entries in 2019 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. There are three categories: Short Story, Contemporary Poetry and ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards. There are generous cash prizes to be won. Entry forms are available from Orange City Library or download here. Entries close Friday 26 April, 2019.
Last year’s winning entries can be read on the Orange Wiki
Judges are also being sought for the Writing Awards, please contact Administration Assistant Therese on 6393 8120 or download the Expression of Interest.
Seniors Festival Events
Brain Training and Trivia Quiz – Friday 15th Feb 10am – 12pm
Keep your brain healthy and active to improve memory, increase focus and find calm. We explore some activities to give your neurons a serious workout. We shall finish off with morning tea and a fun Trivia Quiz. Prizes available!
Be Connected – Monday 18th Feb 10am – 12pm
Try one thing using technology at Orange City Library. Enjoy morning tea while we demonstrate some of the most useful things you can do with a tablet or smart phone – make a call using Skype, search for tips and tricks, get directions using online maps, watch movies on Kanopy.
Book online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.