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 Entrepreneur Julie Ankers
Join us for our author talk with the dynamic Julie Ankers. In her latest book Bold, Brave & (bloody) Brilliant, she has writers offering insights into their lives and what keeps them motivated. This is 3rd book in her a trilogy on life for the 50+ years. Meet Julie at Orange City Library on Friday 23 April at 1pm.
Or come along to Julie’s workshop – Your Life by Design. Evaluate the life you had pre-COVID and then redefine and design the life you want!! It is free and there are limited places. The Workshop will be held in the West Room, next door to Orange City Library on Friday 23 April 9.30am – 11.30am.
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.
Seniors Week: Older Wiser Safer Seminars
Do you know how to protect yourself from scams? Stay physically safe? Recognise elder abuse? Be financially secure? Obtain a Power of Attorney? Improve communication or pursue mediation?
We will have a panel of experts to help you understand all these issues with practical information and handy hints to live a full, happy and secure life hosted by the Central West Region Collaborative for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People.
The experts include solicitor Jill Marshall from Legal Aid NSW, Aged Crime Prevention Officer Melissa Smith, Adjunct Professor Sue Field, Financial Information Services Officer Christine Wright and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Relationships Australia Jane Atkinson.
There will be two sessions held at Orange City Library on Wednesday 21 April at:
Please book your place online via Eventbrite or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132. Please note, there is no need to print your ticket, we will check you in on arrival.
Meg Keneally Author Visit
You are invited to meet bestselling author Meg Keneally when she visits Cowra Library Tuesday 30 March at 10am and Orange City Library at 1pm to talk about her latest historical fiction book The Wreck.
“All Sarah ever wanted was a better life …” From the bestselling author of Fled comes a moving tale of revolution, treachery and courage.
Meg Keneally has always been fascinated by the ocean and history, in particular maritime history and archaeology. She is the co-author with Tom Keneally of The Monserrat Series of historical mysteries. Come along and hear Meg talk about her latest book The Wreck and the writing process. Please book you place online or by calling the library you wish to attend. See you there!