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School Holidays: Harry Potter Fest

2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!!!! We are celebrating the world famous wizard Harry Potter at Orange City Library in magical style with our own Harry Potter Fest these July school holidays including:

* Library Up Late Wiz-Lit Trivia for Grown Ups

* School of Magic Escape Room

* Tech Toys at the Ministry of Magic

* Hogwarts Lego Club

*Potter Fest Wrap Party – quiz, wand making and more

* Harry Potter and the Library Scurry – can you find one or all 12 Harry Potter pictures in the Library and enter the prize draw (Scrurry on now).

Bookings for some events have opened via the events page. More bookings for the Adult School of Magic Escape Room open Thursday 23 June at 7pm. Bookings for Tech Toys at the Ministry of Magic, Hogwarts Lego Club and Potter Fest Wrap Party open on Monday 27 June at 7pm. Let’s celebrate wizards!

One Library One Book Community Read

A heart-warming tale about an unlikely hero, Cooper Not Out by Justin Smith, is the Central West Libraries ‘One Library One Book’ community read this winter, and readers have the chance to meet the author. The innovative community reading program encourages everyone in the region to read and discuss the same book at the same time in Orange, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong. Orange City Council’s Services Policy Committee Chair, Councillor Mel McDonell encourages everyone to read the book and share it with friends and family.

Meet Cooper Not Out author Justin Smith on:

Centrelink and Powers of Attorney Expertise at Molong Library

Come along to Molong Library on Wednesday 8 June from 10am –  12 noon for an information session to help you plan your affairs with elderly parents and adult children. Please book your place online or call Molong Library on 6366 8404. Refreshments will be served from 9.45am – all welcome.

Meet the Services Australia Specialists and Adjunct Associate Professor Sue Field from CSU (pictured). The Centrelink team will talk about:

· The role of Specialists working with Centrelink

· The new Aged Care Service Officer in Orange

· Agency changes and working with Centrelink – nominees, digital, appointment-based servicing

· And answer your questions.

CSU Adjunct Associate Professor Sue Field will talk about:

· The uses and abuses of Powers of Attorney, and appointing the right person (with the right qualities) can give peace of mind and make good use of a Power of Attorney. 

Hats Off to Our Constitution

What does it take to make changes to our Constitution? In light of recent events….join us for a timely tour of our constitution – the working manual for our country. Presented by John Christensen, a retired lawyer with 40 years’ experience as a legislative drafter in Australia at Orange City Library on Tuesday 24 May from 5.30pm – 7pm. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132.

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.