Thank you National Simultaneous Storytime Stars
Thank you to our “stars” for taking part in National Simultaneous Storytime featuring Nick Bland’s story The Wrong Book about a a boy called Nicholas trying to tell his own story when an elephant, monster, pirate, Queen, rats and puppets interrupt. It made Nicholas most upset. Much to the delight of the audience who called out with Nicholas everytime – “You are in the Wrong Book!” Congratulations Peter, Caleb, Bailey, Maggie, William, Fiona and our guest storyteller Nicholas (aka library staffer Michael). Happy reading everyone!
National Simultaneous Storytime Wed 22 May 11am
Connect with everyone around the country when we read the same children’s story at the
same time for National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 22 May at 11am during Library and Information Week. We will be reading Nick Bland’s delightful story The Wrong Book.
It’s about a little boy called Nicholas Ickle trying to tell a story, but he keeps
getting interrupted by characters from other stories – a pirate, a queen, even
some monsters! To get a chance to tell his story, he has to convince the others
that they are in the wrong book…….
National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage
more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 13th successful year,
it is fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children’s book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6. Enjoy!
Andrew Tink Event Postponed
Our event with Andrew Tink about William Charles Wentworth planned for Monday 20th May has now been postponed.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event, we plan to re-schedule Andrew’s visit for later in the year.
Cancer Council Info At Cowra Library
Cowra Library has put together an extensive display of
Cancer Council resources and Library materials to support the 2013 Relay
for Life being held at Sid Kallas Oval, Cowra 11-12 May. The event includes the Survivors Walk and the Candlelight Ceremony of Hope. To check all the Relay details go to: http://relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2013/cowra_and_district
Ladies from the Cancer Council renewed the Library’s
information stand and will highlight the details in upcoming promotions. Good luck in the Relay everyone and thank you for supporting the Cancer Council.
Words on a Plate: Sophie Hansen Cookbook News
Here is the next instalment from our F.O.O.D Week event Words on a Plate with guest Sophie Hansen. Writer, blogger, farmer and all round stylish lady Sophie spoke about her background in magazine writing and her stint in Italy working with Slow Food. She described the international atmosphere of the office as “crazy” with so many different nationalities represented in the one place. From there she talked about meeting her husband Tim and the transition from “city girl” to “country girl”. She revealed the vision for her blog Local is Lovely, as well as a highlight in her career the National Year of Reading Writing in Residency (check it out at onefarmday.blogspot.com.au) and then her latest project having just signed a book contract. (Applause, fanfare, red carpet!) And here’s how she announced it on her blog: “A couple of months ago I received a lovely email from publishers Hachette Australia, wondering if I might be interested in writing a book based on Local is Lovely. The answer of course was a big fat yes. So after many discussions about how it might look/feel/come together, I’ve just driven back from Sydney with a contract and a (terrifying) deadline. And am beyond excited. Local is Lovely ‘the book’ will be a seasonal collection of stories and recipes, including some favourites from the blog and lots of new content too. It’s due for release in April 2014 (holy moly!).” Congratulations Sophie and we can’t wait to have Local is Lovely on our Library shelves!