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Canowindra Events

Summer Reading Club

Register for Summer Reading Club from December through to January at any branch – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra Molong and Orange. AND register online.

This year’s theme is Curious Creatures.

Read books, get rewards!  Read 10 books to receive a rewards card and go in the draw for major prizes. For children, pre-school to highschool.

Get a bookmark with registration. Read 10 books and tick your bookmark off. Every ten books read will receive a rewards card and be entered into the draw for prizes. And join in the activities online for pre-schoolers, primary students and highschoolers. There is no cost to participate in the Summer Reading Club. Enjoy!


Get Online Week 15 - 21 October

Join in workshops and demonstrations for seniors about using tablets, laptops or mobile phones at your local library. Try one thing – send an email, use Skype or register to watch Kanopy films. Connect to our free Wifi, bring your own device or try one of ours.

Cowra Library: Monday 15th October 10am – 12 noon Ph: 6340 2180

Blayney Library: Monday 15 October 2pm – 4pm

Canowindra Library: Tuesday 16 October 2pm – 4pm

Manildra Library: Wednesday 17 October 10am – 12 noon

Molong Library: Wednesday 17 October 2pm – 4pm

Forbes Library: Thursday 18 October 10am – 12 noon

Orange City Library:  Friday 19 October 10am – 12 noon

Book your place online through eventbrite or phone your local library.

The Reading Hour

Reading Hour Ambassador Morris Gleitzman is encouraging everyone to spend an hour reading on Thursday 20 September.

“Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018, and to use the opportunity to gently remind the adult community that young people deserve that pleasure every day. They also need it, because no other activity will better equip young people to embrace their futures in a sometimes dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity. Our stories have saved us in the past, and in the minds of young readers they can again.”

Join in the Reading Hour at Central West Libraries – Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes and Orange Libraries. Book a cosy reading chair and we’ll supply a treat to enjoy while you relax and escape with a good book. It’s all part of the nationwide Reading Hour promoting books and reading.

Drifting Down the Darling

In the 1970s, Tony Pritchard drifted over a thousand miles down the Darling River in western New South Wales in a ten-foot boat with no motor or oars, and the trip took around eighteen months. He went fishing and birdwatching, stopped at towns, did a bit of station work, met some of Australia’s finest people and all the while looked for adventure and answers to life’s question about where he belonged. Discover more about this extraordinary life when Tony talks about his travel memoir Drifting Down the Darling at Canowindra Library on Tuesday 7th August at 2.30pm.  Tony will also be speaking at Orange City Library on Thursday 9th August at 5.30pm. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call your library. 

Canowindra Livestream: SSO Concert of Verdi's Requiem

Join us at Canowindra and enjoy the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem on Thursday 21 June streamed live from the Sydney Opera House. The event will be held at Montrose House, 71 Gaskill Street (opposite the Library) at 6pm. Canapes and drinks will be served. This is a free event but please book your place online or phone the Library on 6344 1796.

With the support of Create NSW, ABC Classics, Sydney Opera House Creative Learning, Music Australia and the Australian Music Association, the livestream will be the flagship event in Australia’s first participation in the worldwide music festivities of Make Music Day.