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Cowra events

Local Author Mark Filmer: Three Steel Teeth

Former local journalist Mark Filmer has documented the industrial chaos that beset the wool industry when a small group of rebel shearers sought to overturn the ban on wide-toothed shearing combs. It was one of the most violent chapters in Australian rural history. Join Mark at Orange City Library on Wednesday 6th November at 5.30pm – 7pm. Supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Please RSVP online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Blayney Library – Monday 18th November 11am

Cowra Library – Wednesday 27th November 2pm

Local Author Mark Filmer Book Launch

Former local journalist Mark Filmer has documented the industrial chaos that beset the wool industry when a small group of rebel shearers sought to overturn the ban on wide-toothed shearing combs. It was one of the most violent chapters in Australian rural history. Join Mark at Orange City Library on Wednesday 6th November at 5.30pm – 7pm. Supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Please RSVP online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Blayney Library – Monday 18th November 11am

Cowra Library – Wednesday 27th November 2pm

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!

 

Kim Kelly Author Talks at Cowra and Molong

It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when a cruel stroke of fortune sees Annie orphaned and outcast, she is forced to head for the goldfields in search of her grandfather, a legendary Wiradjuri tracker. Determined and dangerously naive, she sets off with only her swag – and is promptly robbed of it on the road.

Meet author Kim Kelly when she talks about her book Lady Bird and the Fox at Cowra Library on Thursday 29th November at 2pm and Molong Library on Wednesday 5th December at 2pm.

Medieval Talks at Cowra and Forbes

Dr Carmel Bendon is a writer, academic and presenter on all things medieval. She has a PhD in Medieval Literature and a 1st Class honours in Early English, both from Macquarie University where she was a lecturer in English Literature.

She will use her medieval expertise to talk about King Arthur at Cowra Library on Tuesday 30 October at 2pm. Was there once really a King Arthur? A Guinevere? A Camelot? A round table? Let’s untangle the knots of legend and historical fact, and enjoy stories of knights, chivalry and great feats in the process. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6340 2180.

Then Dr Bendon will be at Forbes Library on Wednesday 31st October at 2pm to discuss  Aches, Pains and Leeches: Medieval Medicine.  Ointments made of bear fat, and poultices of moss? Medicines made of herbs and precious stones and crystals? Surgery without anaesthetic? They’re all part of the weird and wonderful approach to sickness and healing in medieval times. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6852 1463.

Dr Bendon is also concentrating on writing fiction. Grasping at Water is her first novel and she will also talk about this book and its marvellous mix of mystery, history and discovery that will prompt you to wonder about the way you see life.