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Heather Morris Online Zoom Webinar

Join us for an online Zoom Webinar Tuesday 8th December at 6.30pm with author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris. Heather now shares her own story and explores the art of listening in her first non-fiction book Stories of Hope.

Active listening is a skill Heather has developed through a lifetime of experience; from childhood encounters with her great-grandfather in rural New Zealand through her career in a hospital where she dealt with many people going through tragedy and loss. As Heather lovingly recounts her many meetings with Lale it becomes clear that her skill as an active listener gave Lale Sokolov space and confidence to tell his story.

Reading this book is to walk with Heather as she listens to Lale over years as he told her is incredible story, publishes her novels, undertakes promotional tours and travels the world. Her courage and curiosity lead her on a remarkable journey where she meets an array of exceptional people.

Especially in this uncertain time, Stories of Hope provides inspiration and tools for anyone who is keen to deepen their connections to others by enhancing their listening skills.

Join us for this Zoom Webinar on Tuesday 8 December at 6.30pm. You will be able to ask Heather questions using the Chat feature. Please book your place to receive the ZOOM link.

Australian Reading Hour

During November, we’re inviting Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading. Whether you’re picking up a book for the first time or your head is already stuck in one, there’s plenty of books, activities and events as part of our festivities.

Thursday 12 November is the main event – Australian Reading Hour. You’re invited to stop what you’re doing for an hour, pick up a book and read to yourself or the children in your life.

At Orange City Library book a comfy chair, order a beverage on us and celebrate Australian Reading Hour. Bookings via eventbrite.

Children can also book in for the evening event 5pm – 6.30pm to do craft, build a cubby (bring your own blankets and pillows and snacks) for some fun evening reading in the Library.

Unwind, get inspired and find joy in books! From villages to towns and regional cities to farmland, orchards and the bush – the Central West Reads.

#AustraliaReads #australiareadsathome #readinghour

Mental Health: Online Talk with Author Kim Hodges

During Mental Health Month learn about what it is like to live with depression and anxiety.
Join us for an online talk with Author Kim Hodges about her lived experience with mental illness.
Kim’s second memoir Girl Over the Edge is her story based on her life experience of mental illness in 2012-2017. The memoir is honest, raw and challenging. Kim lived with severe depression, PTSD and general anxiety disorder and has written about her experiences. Book your place online via eventbrite and we will send you the Zoom Meeting link.

Happy Retirement Lyn

Staff Excellence Leadership Award 2017

After a long and distinguished career with Central West Libraries, Library Technician with our Technical Services team Lyn Bugden will be wished well on her retirement this week by her colleagues. Lyn is well known in the community for her many years of service at the Library helping people with their enquiries, reference searches, resume questions, readers advisory and organising our magazine collections. Nothing was ever too much trouble as she handled computer problems, upgrades, item tagging and WH&S behind the scenes with kindness and a smile. Congratulations on your long and rewarding career & we wish you a Happy Retirement Lyn!!!!

Take the Storytime Pledge

These school holidays, it’s time to take the Storytime Pledge.

A book. A child. A reader. A promise.

Join Australia’s science community in standing up (or sitting down) to prioritise sharing a book with a child in your life, and help our next generation reach their fullest potential.

The Storytime Pledge is a campaign being run by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, calling on all Australians to do one simple thing: read a book to a child.

Make your pledge here:
https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/takethepledge

#storytimepledge