One Library One Book Community Read
A heart-warming tale about an unlikely hero, Cooper Not Out by Justin Smith, is the Central West Libraries ‘One Library One Book’ community read this winter, and readers have the chance to meet the author. The innovative community reading program encourages everyone in the region to read and discuss the same book at the same time in Orange, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong. Orange City Council’s Services Policy Committee Chair, Councillor Mel McDonell encourages everyone to read the book and share it with friends and family.
Meet Cooper Not Out author Justin Smith on:
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.
Storytime Fridays at Forbes Library
Storytime returns to Forbes Library on Friday 12 February at 10.30am during school terms and Forbes Library Birth to Kinder program makes a welcome return on alternate Fridays at 10.30am.
There is a wealth of evidence to show that children can benefit from someone reading aloud to them:
- Books bring variety to the way we communicate.
- Books enhance language development and develop a child’s imagination.
- Reading is fun and is a special bonding activity between a parent and child.
- Children that grow up in a book rich environment are more likely to associate reading with pleasure and to later become successful readers themselves.
Join us for Storytime and Birth to Kinder programs at Forbes Library on Fridays at 10.30am. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6852 1463. See you soon!
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.