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Pageturners

Orange City Library Programs Return

Literacy Programs are returning to Orange City Library from Monday 20 July for School Term 3. Hygiene and social distancing restrictions will be in place according to NSW Health COVID-19 Guidelines. Programs returning are Ten Minutes a Day, 1,2 Books, Storytime and Pageturners Book Discussion Group. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. Numbers strictly limited.

Pageturners Book Club Returns

Pageturners Book Discussion Group returns on Wednesday 12 August at 5.30pm – 7pm to discuss the Miles Franklin Literary Awards shortlist.

It is time for easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Phase III at Central West Libraries. Some events will be returning to the Library under the NSW Public Health Guidelines for the Corona Virus COVID-19 Pandemic.

This means hygiene and social distancing 1.5m rules will apply:

  • please stay home if you are unwell
  • wash hands frequently
  • use hand sanitiser
  • socially distance 1.5m

Pageturners will be meeting in the Local Studies Room at Orange City Library and numbers will be restricted to 10 people.

We have set up our booking/reservation system via eventbrite to start at 9am on Monday 13th July. Book here.

If you have any concerns using or accessing eventbrite, please call Reading and Writing Coordinator Jasmine on 6393 8125 to reserve your place.

We have missed our book club discussions and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

 

Pageturners September Read

Love reading? Each month we discover different authors, topical themes and thought-provoking reads. We will be talking about bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver and her award-winning novel from 5.30pm – 7pm at Orange City Library on Wednesday 11th September. Please RSVP online or call the library on 6393 8132. All welcome.

 

 

 

Pageturners June Read

Pageturners had a lively discussion this month about Macbeth by Jo Nesbo. It is one of the books in the Hogarth Shakespeare series where well-known writers are asked to re-imagine a Shakespeare tale.

Pageturners described it as action-orientated, engrossing, parallels with original were good, fast-paced, exciting, lengthy, dragged-on, far-fetched, awful, uncomfortable, dark and violent. Read more on the Pageturners Blog.

The next read will be the classic Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte on Wednesday 11th July at 5.30pm.  It’s Bronte’s masterpiece about Cathy and Heathcliff – a tale of love and revenge on the Yorkshire moors and so much to talk about.

Pageturners February Read

Love reading?  Each month we discover different authors, topical themes and thought-provoking reads. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm to 7pm.  The February meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th February at 5.30pm at Orange City Library. The book for discussion is Richard Flanagan’s First Person.

Written in the first person by a reality TV producer, Kif Kehlmann, First Person is Kif’s recollection of how as a younger, penniless writer, unable to finish his first novel, he agrees to ghost write the memoir of a notorious con man, Ziggy Heidl, who has defrauded the banks of $700 million. He has six weeks to write the book, for which he’ll receive $10,000. But as the work gets under way, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by the con man. He grows ever more uncertain as to whether he is ghost writing a memoir, or is Ziggy Heidl is rewriting him, his future. At the novel’s heart is a question: what is the truth?

Please book your place on Eventbrite.com.au and visit the Pageturners blog: https://pageturnerscwl.com.au/