• CWL Events

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Library Up Late Event

Join us after closing time at Orange City Library for our premiere Library Up Late event on Friday 19 July from 7pm – 9pm. As part of Central West Libraries’ One Library One Book project we are exploring Felicity McLean’s debut novel The Van Apfel Girls are Gone. Enjoy performances from the book brought to life by local actors.

An entertaining evening of storytelling awaits you. Experience this Australian bush mystery in a dramatic and immersive way. We ask the question: What really happened to the Van Apfel girls?

Following the performance, there will be an opportunity to interact with some of the more diverse elements of our library’s collection, through an engaging installation of curated objects.

Refreshments from local producers will be served.

This event is for 18 years and over. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.com or call the Library on 6393 8132.

School Holiday Fun: Sean Murphy World Games

Join in Sean Murphy’s World Games Show at Orange City Library these July School Holidays – Wednesday 10 July from 10am – 12 noon.

Amazing countries. New ways to play. An experience that celebrates cultural diversity. A comedy like no other! Fresh from touring over 30 nations across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, comedian and educator Sean Murphy brings his World Games performance home to Australia.

Audiences laugh and learn as they encounter languages and customs through storytelling, comedy and games.

Recommended ages 6-12 years. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost $5 per child. Free for accompanying adults.

Bookings are essential via Eventbrite.com or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Readers & Writers Festival

Snuggling up beside the fire with a good book is one of winter’s pleasures. So we hope to inspire your reading with our guest authors at this year’s Festival 1- 3 August.

Cosy up as part of the Orange Winter Fire Festival for a lively program with authors Debra Adelaide, Meg Keneally, Summer Land, Tim Ayliffe and Felicity McLean at this intimate readers and writers festival. View full program including workshops and main event here.

Meet Author Amanda Hampson at Orange

Sixty Summers by Amanda Hampson

When Maggie, Fran and Rose left Australia for London in 1978, they all had strong aspirations for themselves and for each other. Now the three friends are about to turn sixty and each of them has a growing sense of dissatisfaction with their lives, as well as a feeling that time is running out to fulfil their own expectations.

They set off on a journey that will see them rediscover far-flung corners of the world, test their friendship, challenge their beliefs and redefine the third age of their lives.

Meet author Amanda Hampson when she talks about her latest book Sixty Summers at Orange City Library on Thursday 20 June at 5.30pm. Please book your place online via eventbrite.com or call the Library on 6393 8132 to help with seating and catering. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

National Simultaneous Storytime Fun

Guests at Orange City Library’s National Simultaneous Storytime met alpacas in real life after the highly entertaining shared story Alpacas With Maracas by Matt Cosgrove. The children were excited to meet Apollo and Pemberton from Hyghclere Alpacas, then dance in the library and play maracas. #NSS2019