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Molong Events

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.

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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.

Told with enormous heart, Small Mercies is a tender love story. It is a story of a couple who feel they must change to endure, and of the land that is as important as their presence on it.
Richard Anderson is a second-generation farmer from northern New South Wales. He has been running a beef-cattle farm for twenty-five years, but has also worked as a miner and had a stint on the local council. Richard is also the author of two rural-crime novels, Retribution and Boxed, both published by Scribe.
You can meet Small Mercies author Richard Anderson at the following libraries:
Monday 19 April: Blayney Library 11am
Monday 19 April: Molong Library 2.30pm
Tuesday 20 April: Forbes Library 1pm
Tuesday 20 April: Orange City Library 5.30pm
Wednesday 21 April: Cowra Library 2pm
See you there!

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

During Mental Health Month learn about what it is like to live with depression and anxiety.
Join us for an online talk with Author Kim Hodges about her lived experience with mental illness.
Kim’s second memoir Girl Over the Edge is her story based on her life experience of mental illness in 2012-2017. The memoir is honest, raw and challenging. Kim lived with severe depression, PTSD and general anxiety disorder and has written about her experiences. Book your place online via eventbrite and we will send you the Zoom Meeting link.

Author Kim Kelly Launches Walking

Meet Millthorpe-based author Kim Kelly launching her latest book Walking at the following Central West venues:

Blayney Library Tuesday 25 February at 11am
Bookings: 6368 2581.

Molong Library Wednesday 26 February at 2pm
Bookings: 6366 8404.

Cowra Library Thursday 27 February at 2pm
Bookings: 6340 2180.

Kim is a talented writer known for her Australian historical fiction and an experienced book editor, reviewer, and vocal advocate for Australian storytelling.

A novel of love, war and kindness inspired by a true story of medical genius and betrayal. Walking by Kim Kelly is a crisply told tale of bigotry and obsession, love and devastation, one that charts the path of a young woman finding her feet in the world, and the transformative power of kindness that drives her own ambition.

Kim is the author of 8 novels that explore Australian history, including the bestselling The Blue Mile, the acclaimed Wild Chicory and UK Pigeonhole favourite, Paper Daisies. Her stories shine a bright light on some forgotten corners of our past, leading readers with warmth, wit and lyrical charm into difficult terrain, through themes of prejudice, conflict and disadvantage – issues that resonate throughout world today.