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Spring School Holidays at Orange City Library

Celebrate the 130th anniversary of John Ronald Reuel or JRR Tolkien – an English writer, poet and academic famous for penning The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We will be celebrating all things fantasy with lots of activities. Tolkien is regarded as the father of modern fantasy literature.

Check out our epic fantasy Eye Spy, Library Scurry, Middle Earth Quest, Dungeons and Dragons for beginners, Lego Club, and a Lego LOTR/Hobbit session featuring miniature construction.

Please book your place online https://tinyurl.com/5fwsf3cz or call us on 6393 8132.

See you in Middle Earth!

National Day of Mourning Public Holiday

Australia will hold a National Day of Mourning to observe Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, tomorrow – Thursday 22 September 2022. Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese said, “It will be a one-off national public holiday to allow people to pay their respects for the passing of Queen Elizabeth.”

All our Libraries will be closed for the day – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange. Usual hours resume on Friday 23 September – thank you.

History Week: Celebrating Recollect

It is History Week and Central West Libraries is celebrating the theme Hands on History with the success of Recollect Central West – a digital platform where collections can be shared online.

Statistics show a total of 7,558 items including 767 documents and 6,646 photographs are on the Recollect site and there have been more than half a million hits since the March launch!!!!

The Top 10 items viewed were:

  1. CWD Negatives
  2. Orange & District Historical Society
  3. Tourist Hotel
  4. Construction of Orange Olympic Pool
  5. Summer Street
  6. Emmco Cadet Engineer
  7. Maps and Plans
  8. Celebrating Orange 75 years of Orange as a city and 175 years of Orange as a village
  9. [email protected]
  10. Orange Small Schools Association presents 2013 OSSA Schools Spectacular Mamma Mia, Not Another Musical

The community can register with the site, become a member, and contribute photos, stories and memories about the Central West as well as update information about who is in a photo or where it was taken. Or they can just search the site. Visit Recollect at https://centralwest.recollect.net.au/ It is a free community resource.

Become a Good Communicator: Speech Therapy

Learn tips, tricks and tools to boost oral communication skills of all children.

Speech Therapist Karen Trengove from learn2communicate talks about speech pathology – especially for children. Karen will have information, books and resources for people to view.

Join us to pick up a few tips and tricks to grow good communicators and snag a free resource! Suitable for parents, early childhood educators, support staff and teachers.

Meet Karen at Orange City Library on Wednesday 7 September from 5.15pm to 6.30pm. Please register your place online or call us on 6393 8132.

Staying Safe Online: IDCARE Talk

Concerned about identity theft and cybercrime? You are not alone. More than one million Australians experience a scam, cybercrime or identity theft each year.

IDCARE is a not-for-profit national identity and cyber support service. Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinic (CROC) Clinician Rob Blackmore will talk about IDCARE and can help you create a toolkit for cybercrime prevention. He will be speaking at Orange City Library on Wednesday 31 August at 11.30am. All interested people are welcome to attend. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132.