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Seniors Week

Making the Most of your Memories: Photo Books

More than 35 people joined in our Seniors Week Workshop on How to create a photo book supported by Officeworks yesterday. Pictured is Local Studies Librarian Peter Douglass with Sophie and Kristy from Officeworks. The first part of the workshop was led by Peter who went through easy steps to put together your own life story, family story or a fictional story.
He talked about the importance of planning, using timelines and research and showed a wonderful example of a photo book used for family history. The second part of the seminar featured Sophie and Kristy who explained how the Officeworks photo book program works, costs, pages and what can be created using documents, images and text. They can also help with creating document PDFs to use in the photo book. Thank you for eveyone who came along and we hope you enjoy creating your own photo book.

And the Seniors Trivia answers are.....

So how did you go? I was stuck on the sheep question, looks like my agricultural knowledge is questionable and I had boxing for number 4 – hilarious!!! Surely I would've scored points for that answer? The adjudicators are shaking their heads (not sure if that is a no or they feel sorry for me – don't tell anyone I work in a library). Here are the answers as promised:
1. Jodi Picoult
2. Ken Kesey
3. Hamlet
4. Falconry or hawking
5. Don Bradman's batting average was 99.94
6. Federation
7. Romney Marsh
8. The Treaty of Versailles
9. Kogelo
10.PLC site Kinross Wolaroi. Let us know if you have any great trivia questions.

Seniors Trivia: Test Your Own Grey Matter

Table Number One proved they had the right stuff when they took out the Trivia Champions Prize at our North Rotary Seniors Trivia event on Friday afternoon. Another table was consistent in their results collecting boxes of tissues at the end of each round but excelled with their enthusiasm! Quizmaster Chris did a superb job with 5 rounds of questions ranging from local studies to world events and adjudicators Madonna, Kathy and Peter were immune to (most)requests for clues.

Test your knowledge with these questions from the day. The answers will be published tomorrow:

1. Name the bestselling author of Nineteen Minutes, The Pact and Change of Heart.

2. Who wrote One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest?

3. From which Shakespearean play is the line “to be, or not to be, that is the question”?

4. In which sport do competitors use leather gloves, bells and hoods?

5. What was the Test batting average of Australia's greatest batsman, Don Bradman?

6. Which rust-resistant wheat strain commemorated Australia becoming a nation?

7. Which breed of sheep has a swampy place in its name?

8. What peace treaty was signed on June 28, 1919, between Germany and the Allied Powers?

9. From which Kenyan village do Barack Obama's ancestors hail?

10. The historic home of Campdale is better known as? Good Luck!

Blogging for Seniors - the new Bingo?

Join in Cowra Senors Week activities with on Monday 22 March with Blogging for Seniors  the new Bingo? From 9.15 am
a series of free 25 minute demonstrations will be held to introduce seniors to blogging, podcasting, web-based communities and social networking sites. Demonstrations will begin at 9.15am – Will be able to take up to 3 people or 2 couples at a time. Last booking at 4.45pm. Bookings essential Contact Cowra Library on 6340 2180

And Who do you think you are? Family History for Seniors from 11am to 3.30pm (Mon  Fri) @ Multipurpose Room of the Library. The Family History Group will be waiving their normal research fees for anyone wishing to conduct genealogy searches during Seniors Week. Bookings essential, contact 6341 2016. Monday to Friday.

And visit your Art Gallery from 10.30am to 11.30am @ Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Darling Street. The Cowra Art Gallery is pleased to host this special Seniors viewing of the current exhibition by Judy Cassab  The Two of Us. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided by Cowra Shire Council. Enjoy!

Seniors Trivia Winners impress with local knowledge

The winning table at Friday's Seniors Week Trivia Afternoon (pictured above: Merle Lummis, Betty Wilson, Janette Giffin, Kerrel Moor, Carol Jamieson, Rosemary and Keith Curry (at the back) absent for the photo was Felicity Cosgrove) proved they were no slouches in the local knowledge department even gaining extra points for being able to sing the Song of Australia (don't tell anyone – but they used to sing it a school). Although all the teams struggled in Round 2 (thanks for the tough questions Peter!) everyone had a lot of fun. Questions like what time does Storytime start? How many roundabouts in Byng Street? What is the height of Mt Canobolas in metres or feet? Allowed most teams to catch up and it was a close contest. The afternoon tea of sandwiches and scones served al fresco provided a welcome break for the competitive teams. It made for a Happy Seniors Week!