Georgie and Ebony from Mission Australia have set up a stand this morning in Orange City Library with information about RUOK Day. It’s time to ask R U OK? If you notice a change, no matter how small, in your friends, family and peers – look for clues in:
✔️What they’re saying
✔️What they’re doing
✔️What’s going on in their life
By acting as ‘eyes and ears’ and reaching out to anyone who’s going through a tough time we can show them they’re supported and encourage them to access help sooner. Learn more at www.ruok.org.au
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.
Book Week Events at Orange
Lights Out Storytime, Wed 21 August 5.30pm – 7pm
Build a cubby house, read a book, leave your teddy for a sleep over. For Book Week this year we are building cubby houses, turning the lights off and reading by torchlight. Bring a torch, a blanket and an adult to the library, build a cubby house and have your adult read to you by torchlight. Nothing can be more exciting!
We are also opening our doors to teddys and dolls or special toys to sleepover for a Night at the Library.
Suitable for children aged 6-13 yrs. Please book online through eventbrite.
Dress Up Storytime, Tues 20 August, Wed 21, Thurs 22 at 11am
Book Week is the perfect time to dress up as your favourite book character! Come along to Storytime on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday dressed up and enjoy stories, craft and fun. Don’t forget to book online through eventbrite.
Author Leanne Wood
Local author Leanne Wood is preparing to launch her fifth novel The Belonging at Orange City Library on Thursday 15th August at 5.30pm.
“It is different from my other novels,” Leanne said. “Everyone experiences loss, experiences grief. This is about that grief and loss, hope and love, faith and miracles. I love writing stories about life and on subjects’ people can relate, stories that evoke emotion and take readers on a journey and I believe this story delivers on these points.”
2019 Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners
Congratulations to all those who entered the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. The winners are:
Short Story: Paul Clarke, QLD –Dave and Mackie
Short Story: Paul Clarke, QLD – Dave and Mackie
Poetry: David Taylor, SA – Water Soul
ABC Central West Children’s Awards:
1st Yameen Khan, QLD – The Other
2nd Joshua Abihu, QLD – The Trumpet Calls
3rd Matilda Stafford, Bathurst, NSW – The Accident