Local Author Kim Kelly at Readers Festival
Kim Kelly is the author of four novels of Australian historical fiction – Black Diamonds, This Red Earth, The Blue Mile, and Paper Daisies – and, under the name Kim Swivel, she is a widely respected book editor of twenty years’ experience in the Australian publishing industry. Kelly lives in the Central West herself, in the rolling green and gold hills between Bathurst and Orange, on a small property just outside the heritage town of Millthorpe. Meet Kim at the Readers and Writers Festival to be held on Saturday 18 July at the Hotel Canobolas. Tickets for the Festival $60 from Orange City Library.
Cowra Library Staff are ready to supply customers with summer reading materials. Come in to the cool Library and dip into the pool filled with adventure stories, OR check out the digital media display offering music CDs, DVDs and audio books all with a Christmas or Summer theme.
Today we played carols to set the scene and I heard customers humming in (and out) of tune . The kids loved singing out loud! Their favourite was “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth “. The disc comes with the book which Maryanne read to them today.
Come in and pick up you Summer Reading Club pack. This year’s theme is Adventure!
History Week: WWI Blog
It’s History Week and this year’s theme is The Great War. Researchers at Orange City Library are hard at work delving into the stories of the WWI servicemen and women from the area and posting their findings on the Centenary of WWI blog http://www.centenaryww1orange.com.au/
To date they have identified 1, 827 local service men and women, 209 of whom failed to return home, having being killed in action or died of disease. There were 25 women from the area who served as nurses, and at least seven indigenous service men.
The Centenary of World War I in Orange project is being led by a community committee which includes representatives from Orange City Council, Central West Libraries, the Orange and District RSL, sub-branch and the local community.
Visitors Tour Blayney Library
Thank you to Bathurst and Oberon Accessible Living Options group and their carers – about 25 people – for visiting the library to check out the library and the Viv Kable museum. Ruth hosted a tour of the library and let them know about all the services offered. We hope they all enjoyed their visit and lunch at the Exchange Hotel. See you next time.
Spring into Storytime at Cowra
After reading Rose’s Garden at September’s Storytime, the children made flowers and planted them in the garden at the library’s entrance. They certainly added some early spring colours to the garden. Rose’s Garden is about a girl who plants a flower garden with seeds, but after a year the plants haven’t emerged. So children in the town start bringing Rose paper flowers that they have made to plant in her garden. Last month we read The Lamington Man and can you guess what we made afterwards? So come along on the first Thursday of the month at 11.00am and join in the fun.