Holly Throsby Author Visit
From the author of the bestselling novel, Goodwood, comes a compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants. On the first day of summer in 1993, two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley.
One is a calm looking man in a brown suit. He makes his way down the main street and walks directly to Cedar Valley Curios & Old Wares, sitting down on the footpath, where he leans silently against the big glass window for hours.
The other is 21-year-old Benny Miller. Fresh out of university, Benny has come to Cedar Valley in search of information about her mother, Vivian, who has recently died. Vivian’s mysterious old friend, Odette Fisher, has offered Benny her modest pale green cottage for as long as she wants it.
Is there any connection between the man on the pavement and Benny’s quest to learn more about her mother? Holly Throsby is the perfect guide as Cedar Valley and its inhabitants slowly reveal their secrets.
We are delighted to host author Holly Throsby at Orange City Library on Wednesday 24th October at 5.30pm to launch Cedar Valley. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. The event is supported by Collins Booksellers.
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.
Author Talk Coming Up
Noel Braun talks about Walking the Camino
Orange City Library, Friday 12th October at 5.30pm, Bookings online through Eventbrite
The Day Was Made for Walking merges the spiritual with the physical, the ancient with the contemporary. It is a memoir, but also a glimpse into history and a travel guide.
Noel has now walked five of the more popular routes of the Camino de Santiago and has written about his spiritual journeys.
School Holiday Activities at Orange
Lots of school holiday activities coming up at Orange City Library:
Tues 2nd Oct 10am
Mon 8th Oct 10am
Cardboard Challenge IV
Thursday 4th Oct 10am
Friday 5th Oct – all day
Eating the Garden
Wed 10th Oct 10am – 11.30am
If you were involved in planting the garden at the library in April, or even if you weren’t, you may be interested in harvesting it and eating it.
We will be:
- Making food with the harvest
- Planting a Summer crop
- You will be able to take your own prepared seed bed home with you
See you in the Library during the school holidays – we have books Dvds, CDs, Audiobooks, Ebooks, magazines and free WiFi.
Fri 12 October 10am – 12pm
For 10 – 15 years
We”ll be pulling out the spheros, the little bits, the WII-U, the ipads and Minecraft. Play with stuff. Make stuff.
Book your place online through eventbrite for all our school holiday activities.
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.