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Orange

NEW DATE: Meet Author Adam Courtenay

We have a new date for our author visit with Adam Courtenay launching his latest book Three Sheets to the Wind: Why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7,000 gallons of rum at  Cowra Library on Thursday 29 September at 2pm, and Orange City Library from 5.30pm to 7pm.  The date was changed from 22 September due to the Queen’s Memorial Public Holiday. 

When in 1796, Calcutta-based Scottish merchants Campbell & Clark dispatched an Indian ship hurriedly renamed the Sydney Cove to the colony of New South Wales, they were hoping to make their fortune. But when the Sydney Cove went down north of Van Dieman’s Land, cargo master William Clark and sixteen other crew members were compelled to walk 600 miles to Sydney Town to get help to save the rest of the crew and the precious goods. Assisted by at least six Indigenous clans on his journey, Clark saw far more country than Joseph Banks ever did, and his eventual report to Governor Hunter led to far-reaching consequences for the colony. And the rum? Find out more about this true story when Adam is our guest at Orange City Library. Please book your place online for Cowra or call us on 6340 2180, or Orange City Library online or call 6393 8132. 

Orange Readers and Writers Festival

Snuggling up beside the fire with a good book is one of winter’s pleasures. Be inspired by our incredible guest authors at this year’s festival.

Enjoy a lively program of non-fiction and fiction authors with Robert Tickner, Helen Ennis, Petronella McGovern, Michael Brissenden and Todd Alexander at this intimate Readers and Writers Festival to be held at the Hotel Canobolas on Saturday 6th August coinciding with the Winter Fire Festival.  Tickets $75 before 8 July, $95 after and include morning tea and lunch. Please note the History Writing Workshop with Rebecca Wilson author of Kate Kelly: the true story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister is booked out.   

Be quick – book your place: Orange Readers and Writers Festival

 

One Library One Book Community Read

A heart-warming tale about an unlikely hero, Cooper Not Out by Justin Smith, is the Central West Libraries ‘One Library One Book’ community read this winter, and readers have the chance to meet the author. The innovative community reading program encourages everyone in the region to read and discuss the same book at the same time in Orange, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong. Orange City Council’s Services Policy Committee Chair, Councillor Mel McDonell encourages everyone to read the book and share it with friends and family.

Meet Cooper Not Out author Justin Smith on:

Library Programs are Back

With news that the lockdown for Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Local Government Areas will be lifted, most CWL programs will resume from tomorrow – Wednesday 28 July.

Bookings are now open for Storytime, 1,2 Books and Ten Minutes a Day at Orange City Library.
**Please note: Music For Little Ears at Orange City Library will resume on Wednesday 4th August and Friday 6th August. Bookings will open one week prior (soon).
Molong Storytime will be on Friday 6th August at 11.15am. We sing songs, play games, make craft and enjoy stories. Come along and join in the fun.
Storytimes at Canowindra, Cowra and Forbes Libraries continue as per usual.

We look forward to seeing you! WooHoo! We are back!

Libraries Reopen After Lockdown Ends

The stay-at-home orders currently in place in the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas will be lifted at 12.01am Wednesday July 28 (midnight tonight) Woohoo! Great news!

NSW Health said there has been no further transmission of COVID-19 detected in the region since the case notified on 20 July.
Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council will revert to the same NSW Health Orders as the rest of regional NSW from tomorrow (Wednesday).
So please remember to sign-in, wear a mask, socially distance 1.5 metres, use the hand sanitiser provided, handwash thoroughly and regularly, and please get tested if you have COVID-like symptoms and stay home if unwell.
Libraries at Blayney, Canowindra, Manildra, Molong and Orange will resume usual hours from tomorrow – Wednesday 28 July.
Thank you for your kindness, patience and understanding during this difficult time for everyone in the community. Your support is much appreciated by the Library team.
Well done Central West!