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Reading

Love reading?

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At Central West Libraries we love books and reading and know you do too.

The Good Reading Hub for Book Lovers is an Australian resource with information on “Everything About Books” including thousands of easy to read independent book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and international articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.

As a Library member you can also reading the digital edition of Good Reading Magazine online.

Book Clubs

We host Pageturners Book Discussion Group that celebrates the joys of reading. Visit our Events Page for more information about online author talks and make sure to follow our blog and ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Pageturners @ Orange City Library
Love Reading? Each month we discover different authors, topical themes and thought- provoking reads. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month at two sessions 12.30pm to 1.30pm; and 5.30pm to 7 pm. Current meetings are limited to 10 participants. Please RSVP online at eventbrite.com or call 6393 8132. We also welcome reading suggestions.

  • Wednesday 10 November – the Daytime group read The Magician by Colm Toibin and Evening group discuss Corporal Hitler’s Pistol by Tom Keneally.
  • Wednesday 8 December – the Daytime group talk about Corporal Hitler’s Pistol by Thomas Keneally and Evening group chat about The Magician by Colm Toibin.

If you are unable to come along to the meetings, you can  join in the discussion online by adding your comments to the Pageturners Blog

inklings – a book club for kids @Orange City Library

We also have book clubs at Orange Library that cater to our younger readers, who meet up every month.

Inklings – for 7-12 year-olds

Discover the Book Club Collection
Do you belong to a book club?  Are you looking for your next read?  CWL has sets of multiple copies of the same book ready for your group to borrow. Please ask us for assistance with searching for book club collections.

Online Author Talks

Costa Georgiadis presents Costa’s World on Wednesday 27 October at 6.30pm. Gardening for the soul, the soil and the suburbs – from the beloved host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia. Please register your place here.

Author David Hunt will be in conversation with personality Wendy Harmer talking about Girt Nation on Friday 5 November at 1pm. David Hunt tramples the tall poppies of the past in charting Australia’s transformation from aspiration to nation – an epic tale of charlatans and costermongers, of bush bards and bushier bastards, of labourers and ladies who weren’t going to take it anymore. Please book your place here, a link will be sent to you via email.

Michael Connelly presents The Dark Hours in conversation with Ben Hobson on Friday 19 November at 12 noon. Connelly is the author of thirty-five previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Law of InnocenceFair Warning, and The Night Fire. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series, the Lincoln Lawyer series, and the Renée Ballard series, have sold more than eighty million copies worldwide. Please book your place here and a link will be sent to you via email.

Fiona McIntosh will discuss her highly anticipated historical adventure The Spy’s Wife on Wednesday 24 November at 1pm. From the windswept moors of the Yorkshire dales to the noisy beer halls of Munich and grand country estates in the picture-book Bavarian mountains, this is a lively and high-stakes thriller that will keep you second-guessing until the very end. Please book your place here, a link will be sent to you via email.

These free online author events are supported by the NSW Public Libraries Association.

Previous Online Author Talks

Catch up with Claire G. Coleman discussing Lies, Damned Lies. Watch the chat here.

Enjoy Matt Murphy talking about Rum, A Distilled History of Colonial Australia? You can watch the chat here and more in depth Rum stories here.

Did you miss hearing about Tom Keneally’s latest novel Corporal Hitler’s Pistol?  How did Corporal Hitler’s Luger from the First World War end up being the weapon that killed an IRA turncoat in Kempsey, NSW, in 1933? You can watch the chat here.

If you missed Judy Nunn presenting Showtime! – her latest book about comedy, tragedy and betrayal, then catch the online chat here. This bestselling novel takes us on a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian showbusiness.