Orange City Library School Holiday Activities
April School Holidays at Orange City Library:
Family History 101 (Part 1) for ages 10 – 14 Wednesday April 18, 2018 2pm-3pm. Become a family detective and investigate your place in the family.
Family History 101 (Part 2) Thursday April 26, 2018 from 2pm – 3pm. Travel Through Time and Unlock Your Ancestors.
Puppet Making Craft – Through the holidays from April 16 – 27. There will be a station set-up in the library for children to make their own puppets at any time with the help of their parents or carers.
Bookings for events can be made on eventbrite.com.au or contact the Library on 6393 8132 for further information.
2018 NSW Seniors Festival Events
Seniors Festival: Story, Scones and Science
Monday 9th April 2pm – 4pm
Relax with a scone and a cup of tea and enjoy book readings and poetry – old and new, followed by simple science discovery activities and playing with some technology toys. This is a free event but please book your place through eventbrite or call the library on 6393 8132.
Piano Forte: Planning for the Future for Older People and their Families
Thursday 12th April 10.30am – 12 noon.
Join the Seniors Rights Service, Legal Aid NSW, and a panel of services for seniors for a film screening of the play Piano Forte, and some light refreshments. The play explores issues older people and their families experience when planning for the future. Listen to a discussion after the film screening and ask the expert panel questions.
The filming of Piano Forte was funded by Legal Aid Queensland’s Community Legal Education Collaboration Fund.
Bookings for both events via Eventbrite.com.au or call the Library on 6393 8132.
Pageturners April Read
Pageturners meets on Wednesday 11th April at 5.30pm to discuss The Cage by Lloyd Jones. Two mysterious strangers appear at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing? The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. And before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and fear, and the care of the men slides into appalling cruelty. Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is a profound and unsettling novel about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we’re able to justify brutality.
Lloyd Jones has written novels, short stories and a memoir. He won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novel Mister Pip. His other books include Hand Me Down World and A History of Silence. Lloyd lives in Wellington, NZ. For more information and reviews go to the Pageturners Blog.
Free Public Talk: A Town Named War Boy WWI Diaries
Based on the State Library’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men who set sail for the far side of the world. Following a sell-out Sydney season, this funny and moving production brings the words of Australia’s young soldiers to life and provides “the most moving Anzac experience of all.” – The Australian
A Town Named War Boy has been commissioned and developed by Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in partnership with the State Library of NSW, and is toured by Performing Lines. This tour has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and the NSW Government through CreateNSW.
On Monday 19th March at 5.30pm, Orange City Library will host a free public talk with the State Library’s Curator Elise Edmonds, who will talk about the material and share the fascinating story of how the Library acquired its first collection of soldiers’ diaries – this collection was recently inscribed in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
Author of The Unknown Anzacs, Michael Caulfield, will also talk about how he used the World War I diaries as research for his book. Mr Caulfield has been a composer, musician and TV and film producer and director, both in Australia and overseas, and he was the executive producer of the ABC TV series Australians at War. Bookings via Eventbrite
CWA Annual Handicraft Show
The Central West Group of the Country Women’s Association is hosting an important event at Orange City Library from 12th – 16th March – it’s annual Handicraft Show. See knitted garments, crochet, quilting, tapestry and fine needlework on display. Many members from branches in the area including Millthorpe, Manildra, Borenore, Nashdale and Molong have many years experience entering handiwork. Not to be missed.