Event Cancelled: Meet Bestselling Author Nicole Alexander
**Please note this event planned for Wednesday 25 March has been cancelled. Here is the statement from Nicole’s publishers:
“After much consultation with managers across departments, Penguin Random House Australia have made the decision to postpone all author events until further notice, in the interest of the health and well-being of our authors, employees and partners. As with all aspects of this plan, we will continue to monitor this timeframe and keep everyone updated. Thank you.”
Spanning two centuries, Nicole Alexander’s compelling new novel The Cedar Tree is a story of love and faith, destiny and betrayal, in a land as richly diverse as the secrets it keeps. Come along and hear more from this fascinating and successful author.
Bestselling Author Kelly Rimmer Tours Central West
Join bestselling author Kelly Rimmer as she introduces Truths I Never Told You, a heart-tugging story of family secrets, motherhood and marriage.
*Forbes Library Tuesday 3 March at 2pm
*Cowra Library Wednesday 4 March at 2pm
*Canowindra, Montrose House, Thursday 5 March morning tea at 10am $15pp tickets from Canowindra Library Ph: 6344 1796
*Orange City Library Thursday 5 March at 5.30pm, supported by Collins Booksellers.
Book your place by calling your local library.
Kelly is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, including The Secret Daughter and The Things We Cannot Say. She’s sold more than one million books, and her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. Kelly lives in the Central West of New South Wales with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil.
Library Lovers Day Friday 14 February
Forget Valentine’s Day. Celebrate Library Lovers Day! The theme for Library Lovers’ Day 2020 is ‘Uncover something new’. Library Lovers’ Day is an opportunity for library and information professionals to show off their libraries and for people across Australia to show their love for libraries.
Central West Libraries are asking everyone to share their book recommendations so you can “uncover something new” to read, listen to or watch.
Everyone has a book they’ve fallen “in love with” and we want you to share the books you love.
Write down the title and author of one of your favourite books on a card provided at the Library and put it in the box and choose a card to discover a book that someone else loves for you to enjoy.
You can also enjoy a blind date with a book and maybe find your “perfect match”.
So share the love and visit your local library – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange on Friday 14 February.
Library Literacy Programs Return
Family literacy events return to Orange City Library for the first school term in February 2020. Online bookings open one week in advance or call 6393 8132.
Monday 3rd February & Tuesday 4th February
When: Every Monday & Tuesday 10.15 – 10.45am during school term
Ages: 1 – 2
Each session includes rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce little ones age 1-2 years, to the fun of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and stories. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both babies and parents. There is a limit of 15 to these sessions.
Ten Minutes a Day
Monday 3rd February
When: Every Monday 10.45 – 11.15am during school term
Ages 0 – 1
Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting programme to help you to develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills and get them on the right track for reading and language development.
Tuesday 4th February, Wednesday 5th February and Thursday 6th February
Ages: 3 – 5
Storytimes at Orange City Library are lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 25 to these sessions.
Music for Little Ears
Wednesday 5th February and Friday 7th February
When: 6 weeks each school term on Wednesday and Friday, 10.00—10.20am
Ages: 2 – 5
Sessions initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. In partnership with the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 20 to these sessions.
Please book your place on online via Eventbrite.com.au. one week in advance or call the library on 6393 8132.
Stock up on your reading, watching and listening materials before the weekend. Central West Libraries branches – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange will be closed for the Australia Day Holiday on Monday 27 January 2020.
Please note Orange City Library will be open on Sunday 26 January from 1pm – 5pm.
And a reminder Central West Libraries is open 24/7 via the website for magazine, ebook and audiobook downloads. Happy Australia Day reading weekend!