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Molong Events

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.

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!

 

Kim Kelly Author Talks at Cowra and Molong

It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when a cruel stroke of fortune sees Annie orphaned and outcast, she is forced to head for the goldfields in search of her grandfather, a legendary Wiradjuri tracker. Determined and dangerously naive, she sets off with only her swag – and is promptly robbed of it on the road.

Meet author Kim Kelly when she talks about her book Lady Bird and the Fox at Cowra Library on Thursday 29th November at 2pm and Molong Library on Wednesday 5th December at 2pm.