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.
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 12 participants and COVID health regulations apply. Please RSVP online at eventbrite.com or call 6393 8132. We also welcome reading suggestions. The next meeting will be:
- Wednesday 14 September – Daytime group discuss The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit (Book your place) and the Evening group chat about Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes (Book your place).
- Wednesday 12 October – Daytime group read Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes and the evening group discuss The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit.
- Wednesday 9 November – Daytime group talk about The Promise (short stories) by Tony Birch and the Evening group chat about After Australia (short stories) edited by Michael Mohammed Ahmed.
- Wednesday 14 December – Daytime group discuss After Australia edited by Michael Mohammed Ahmed and the Evening group talk about The Promise by Tony Birch.
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 Talk Series
The Fiona McIntosh talk concludes the free online author talk series presented by the NSW Pubic Libraries Association. If you missed a talk, click on the links below to enjoy.
Enjoy the chat with author Fiona McIntosh here. Fiona talks about her latest historical adventure The Spy’s Wife.
Catch up with crime thriller writer Michael Connelly here talking about his latest book The Dark Hours.
Enjoy Costa Georgiadis presenting Costa’s World here. Gardening for the soul, the soil and the suburbs – from the beloved host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia.
Catch up with Claire G. Coleman discussing Lies, Damned Lies. Watch the chat 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.