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!
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.
Get Online Week 15 - 21 October
Join in workshops and demonstrations for seniors about using tablets, laptops or mobile phones at your local library. Try one thing – send an email, use Skype or register to watch Kanopy films. Connect to our free Wifi, bring your own device or try one of ours.
Cowra Library: Monday 15th October 10am – 12 noon Ph: 6340 2180
Blayney Library: Monday 15 October 2pm – 4pm
Canowindra Library: Tuesday 16 October 2pm – 4pm
Manildra Library: Wednesday 17 October 10am – 12 noon
Molong Library: Wednesday 17 October 2pm – 4pm
Forbes Library: Thursday 18 October 10am – 12 noon
Orange City Library: Friday 19 October 10am – 12 noon
Book your place online through eventbrite or phone your local library.
The Reading Hour
Reading Hour Ambassador Morris Gleitzman is encouraging everyone to spend an hour reading on Thursday 20 September.
“Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018, and to use the opportunity to gently remind the adult community that young people deserve that pleasure every day. They also need it, because no other activity will better equip young people to embrace their futures in a sometimes dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity. Our stories have saved us in the past, and in the minds of young readers they can again.”
Join in the Reading Hour at Central West Libraries – Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes and Orange Libraries. Book a cosy reading chair and we’ll supply a treat to enjoy while you relax and escape with a good book. It’s all part of the nationwide Reading Hour promoting books and reading.
Storytimes at Blayney, Cowra, Forbes and Orange
Reading to your little one teaches them to recognise sounds and rhythm of language and is also a great bonding exercise. So why not join in Storytimes at Central West Libraries – they are lots of fun. We read and tell stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during school terms and cater for pre-school age children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts about one hour.
Blayney sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11am
Cowra sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11am
Forbes sessions are held fortnightly on Fridays at 10.30am. The September sessions will be on 14th and 28th September. Enjoy Rhyme Time on the alternate Fridays.
Orange sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am. Please book your place for Orange storytimes online through Eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. Bookings are not required at other libraries.