National Simultaneous Storytime
Central West Libraries members will be treated to an out-of-this-world experience during the 2021 National Simultaneous Storytime at Orange, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong libraries.
Space and science-themed dress-ups are encouraged for adults and children alike!
NASA astronaut Dr Shannon Walker will present this year’s featured book Give Me Some Space by author and illustrator Philip Bunting from the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 19 at 11am.
The story, about a young girl’s dreams of life in space and completing her mission, will be read simultaneously to more than one million children across Australia and New Zealand. Come along and join the intergalactic fun.
Meet Author Richard Anderson
You are invited to meet Richard Anderson author of Small Mercies and our One Library One Book community read when he visits the Central West.
Meg Keneally Author Visit
You are invited to meet bestselling author Meg Keneally when she visits Cowra Library Tuesday 30 March at 10am and Orange City Library at 1pm to talk about her latest historical fiction book The Wreck.
“All Sarah ever wanted was a better life …” From the bestselling author of Fled comes a moving tale of revolution, treachery and courage.
Meg Keneally has always been fascinated by the ocean and history, in particular maritime history and archaeology. She is the co-author with Tom Keneally of The Monserrat Series of historical mysteries. Come along and hear Meg talk about her latest book The Wreck and the writing process. Please book you place online or by calling the library you wish to attend. See you there!
Cowra Library Storytime Returns
Storytime caters for preschool age children and their carers. It helps them prepare for school with children practising listening, communication and social skills. It is free and each session lasts approximately half an hour.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow the event to run on time. The storyteller and audience are disrupted by people arriving late. And please bring your enthusiasm, but leave your mobile phone in your bag turned off or down. Thank you.
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.