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Orange

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.

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Meet Bestselling Author Kelly Rimmer

Bestselling local author, Kelly Rimmer has recently penned, The Warsaw Orphan. The Warsaw Orphan enthralls readers with authentically woven moral dilemmas, complications and unavoidable truths of war.

It is Kelly’s most meticulously researched, compelling and emotional novel to date. Her family history saw her travel to Poland to research, which Kelly still says is ‘one of the best things she has ever done in her life’. She spent several weeks in Poland and her research had a profound affect on her, inspiring her writing, Kelly says the best fiction always contains threads of the personal.

The event will be supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange and books will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

Enjoy morning tea with Kelly Rimmer at Canowindra’s Montrose House at 71 Gaskill Street, Canowindra on Tuesday 11 May at 10.30am. Please book your place online or call Canowindra Library on 6344 1796.

Meet Kelly Rimmer at Orange City Library on Thursday 13 May at 5.30pm. Please book your place online or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

 

Meet Sci-Fi Author David Stanley

 

Ironbark Creek by local author David Stanley is set in the near future as COVID-25 races across the world.

It is about Cathy, an Indigenous woman and nurse from Wellington. She and Jack, a stranger, struggle to find a safe place to survive the growing difficulties as the ‘turned’ ravage the local community and the world.

The vaccine, the cure, is thought to have caused the problems humanity now faces.

The book is set in the Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo area and Cathy and Jack go to Ironbark Creek (a small fictional town) to establish a home and build a community that can survive the challenges that face them all as the dead, the ‘turned’, seek to destroy everything.

Meet David Stanley at Orange City Library on Wednesday 5 May at 5.30pm – 7pm. Please book your place.  See you there!

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.

Told with enormous heart, Small Mercies is a tender love story. It is a story of a couple who feel they must change to endure, and of the land that is as important as their presence on it.
Richard Anderson is a second-generation farmer from northern New South Wales. He has been running a beef-cattle farm for twenty-five years, but has also worked as a miner and had a stint on the local council. Richard is also the author of two rural-crime novels, Retribution and Boxed, both published by Scribe.
You can meet Small Mercies author Richard Anderson at the following libraries:
Monday 19 April: Blayney Library 11am
Monday 19 April: Molong Library 2.30pm
Tuesday 20 April: Forbes Library 1pm
Tuesday 20 April: Orange City Library 5.30pm
Wednesday 21 April: Cowra Library 2pm
See you there!