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Cowra

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.

#NSS2021 #nswpubliclibraries

 

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.

Told with enormous heart, Small Mercies is a tender love story. It is a story of a couple who feel they must change to endure, and of the land that is as important as their presence on it.
Richard Anderson is a second-generation farmer from northern New South Wales. He has been running a beef-cattle farm for twenty-five years, but has also worked as a miner and had a stint on the local council. Richard is also the author of two rural-crime novels, Retribution and Boxed, both published by Scribe.
You can meet Small Mercies author Richard Anderson at the following libraries:
Monday 19 April: Blayney Library 11am
Monday 19 April: Molong Library 2.30pm
Tuesday 20 April: Forbes Library 1pm
Tuesday 20 April: Orange City Library 5.30pm
Wednesday 21 April: Cowra Library 2pm
See you there!

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. 

Rebel.

Radical.

Stowaway.

Survivor.

“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!

 

RBdigital changes to the Libby App

The new Libby App is here! We have changed how you access RBdigital audiobooks, ebooks and magazines. To access items on our new platform you will need to download the ‘Libby’ App to your device. The Libby App is available Free from Apple and Google Play
Remember to select ‘Central West Libraries’ as your library.

If you have any questions check our FAQs  first and give us a call on 6393 8132 if you have any concerns with logging into the new app.

You will still have access to all the great audiobooks and even more ebooks, bestsellers, new releases and magazines available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enjoy!

 

 

One Library One Book - Small Mercies

We are excited to announce the One Library One Book choice for this year is Small Mercies by Richard Anderson.

A fine-grained study of a marriage and a land in crisis…A wonderful book.” Author Jock Serong.

Join the conversation on our One Library One Book facebook page and when author Richard Anderson tours our libraries in April.  We hope everyone in the region reads and discusses this book at the same time. Copies available from any of our branches  – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong, Orange. Happy reading!