May Gibbs Display
Its 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians and we are celebrating with the display featuring May Gibbs’ iconic artwork from 26 March to 4 April.
May Gibbs was Australia’s first full-time, professionally trained children’s book author and illustrator, and the display features reproductions of some of her most beloved characters including the gumnut babies and the brothers Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
According to State Library of NSW Senior Curator Alison Wishart “generations of Australians have fond memories of growing up with the gumnut babies and their friends and passed the books they read as children down to their own children.” Come and view the display at Orange City Library and pick up a free bookmark.
CWA Annual Handicraft Show
The Central West Group of the Country Women’s Association is hosting an important event at Orange City Library from 12th – 16th March – it’s annual Handicraft Show. See knitted garments, crochet, quilting, tapestry and fine needlework on display. Many members from branches in the area including Millthorpe, Manildra, Borenore, Nashdale and Molong have many years experience entering handiwork. Not to be missed.
SES Storm Safe Week
It’s Storm Safe Week and we have a display with lots of free giveaways to help you plan to stay safe for storm season. Learn to create your own must have Home Emergency Kit, how to stay flood safe and tips on how to prepare for storms. Call in to collect flyers, brochures, magnets, bookmarks and stickers all with the SES emergency help phone number: 132 500.
Youth Arts Festival Display
Check out some funky, fun and fine creative artworks on show at Orange City Library as part of the Orange Youth Arts Festival. This is a Canobolas Rural Technology High School initiative. For more information on Festival happenings go to www.orangeyouthartsfestival.com
Children's Book Week: Childhood Connections
So how did you go? Could you match the Library team members to their chosen childhood books? Come into the Library to see the connections…