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Reading & Writing

Cooking by the book

Our own Home Cook Hero Orange City Librarian Liz Barry was recently featured in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Living section  her culinary skills have not gone unnoticed by staff and volunteers here as well as visiting guests including authors. Liz reckons she could open her own cookbook shop with the collection she has at home. Your local library has plenty of cookbooks to inspire you too. Here is the link to read the article from May 20 and why not try the recipe.

Click here to view recipe.

Jane Austen Society President Susannah Fullerton guest speaker at Orange

Discover more about the life and works of Jane Austen at a talk to be presented by President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, Susannah Fullerton, on Sunday, 1 June from 3pm to 4.30pm at Orange City Library. Susannah is a knowledgeable speaker and has written extensively about the famous British author publishing two books: Jane Austen & Crime and Jane Austen Antipodean Views. Jane Austen & Crime examines the relationship between Georgian crime and the novels of Jane Austen including elopement, duelling, poaching, theft and even murder which all appear in Jane Austen's writings. Guests will be able to ask Susannah questions about Jane Austen, her life and works and refreshments will be served. The event is free but please RSVP to Orange City Library by calling 6393 8132.

Arthur chosen for National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am

Enjoy the wonderful story of Arthur written by Amanda Graham and illustrated by Donna Gynell during National Simultaneous Storytime today Wednesday 21 May at 11am. The book is about Arthur, a dog in a pet store desperately wanting a home but nobody seems to want him. He imitates all the other pet shop animals in the hope of being bought but just when he has given up hope a little girl buys him….. a gorgeous timeless story and the event reminds everyone about the joy of reading.

Mahboba's Promise thank you

We have received a thank you email and photo from Mahboba Rawi of the charity group Mahboba's Promise for our donation following the screening of The Kite Runner. So thank you to everyone who came along on the the night, who made donations and bought lucky door tickets. This is the result of your generosity:

“We were delighted to receive the rewards of your fundraising efforts! Thank-you so much for thinking of us. The Kite Runner has been wonderful in raising people's awareness of the plight of the people of Afghanistan and bringing our stories alive in people's imaginations.
We are going to send the money you raised to buy books and furniture for our Hope House Library, in this way the children at Hope House will continue to be inspired by literature as you have been! I have included some pictures of me with the children at Hope House.”
For more information about the charity go to their website
www.mahbobaspromise.org