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Pageturners May Discussion
Pageturners had lots to talk about when discussing Tim Winton’s Number 1 best-selling novel The Shepherd’s Hut this month. Pageturners rated the book mostly 4 out of 5 stars with a 2 and a 3 in the mix.
Words such as compelling, evocative, character-centred, complex, thought-provoking, bittersweet, bleak, small-town, austere, stark, thoughtful, uncomfortable and powerful were used to describe the book.
For more about the discussion and interviews with the author go to the pageturners blog.
The next book for discussion is Macbeth by Jo Nesbo – part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series where writers are asked to reimagine a Shakespeare tale – on Wednesday 13 June at Orange City Library at 5.30pm.
Waste 2 Art Exhibtion
This exhibition and competition at Orange City Library gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their waste reduction messages while showcasing their artistic ability. This year is the Year of Polystyrene. Come along and see the amazing creative artworks.
National Simultaneous Storytime
The community is invited to join in the shared story Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood on Wednesday 23rd May at 11am at Orange, Cowra, Molong, Forbes and Manildra Libraries. Now in its 18th successful year, it brings together thousands of children across the country to read the same picture book. The annual campaign aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.
Mental Health Focus Thurs 10th May
You are invited to meet author Kim Hodges when she talks about her book Girl Over the Edge at Orange City Library on Thursday 10th May.
Girl Over the Edge is Kim’s second memoir, about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw and honest way that will strike a chord with the listener. Kim’s presentation will give you insight and also challenge beliefs, attitudes and reduce the stigma in society around mental illness.
Book your place on eventbrite.com.au or call the Library on 6393 8132.
Programs Resume for Term 2
Literacy programs resume at Orange City Library for Term 2:
1,2 Books: Monday 30th April 10.15am
Ten Minutes A Day: Monday 30th April 10:45am
Storytime: Tuesday 1st May, Wednesday 2nd Thursday 3rd May 11am
Code Club: Tuesdays, 5-6pm starting 8 May through to 12 June. There are 6 sessions.
Music For Little Ears: Wednesday 9th May 10am and Friday 11th May at 10am.
Please book your place via Eventbrite.com.au or call the Library on 6393 8132.