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.
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.
Mental Health: Online Talk with Author Kim Hodges
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!
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.