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Meet Wendy McCarthy IWD 8 March 7pm

This International Women’s Day meet Wendy McCarthy – educator, activist, agent of change and be our guest at Library Up Late. Her book Don’t Be Too Polite Girls is a memoir of one of Australia’s most influential women.

Wendy McCarthy, originally from Orange, has made her mark on this country in many extraordinary ways. For more than 50 years, she has been on the leading edge of feminism and corporate and public life in Australia and her trail-blazing advocacy and leadership have made her a widely respected and revered figure.

Wendy is a woman who shaped her times as much as she was shaped by them, and now at 80 years of age, she shares her remarkable life and achievements, and the lessons she learned – and taught us all.

Join us for Library Up Late on International Women’s Day and hear from Wendy McCarthy as she launches her memoir Don’t Be too Polite Girls at Orange City Library 7pm – 9pm.

Please purchase your ticket online $15pp, includes refreshments, via Eventbrite or visit us at Orange City Library. We look forward to welcoming you! 


2023 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

It’s Banjo’s birthday and you can enter the nationwide annual Banjo Paterson Writing Awards with $2,000 prize money for the Short Story and Contemporary Poetry sections plus cash prizes for the ABC Radio Children’s Writing section for 16 years and under. Click here for Entry Forms or visit your local library. And if you need some inspiration – view previous winners on www.centralwest.recollect.net.au Entries close Friday 5 May.  The awards are supported by the Central Western Daily newspaper and ABC Radio Central West. Good Luck!

Meet Lisa Ireland at Cowra Library

Join us at Cowra Library as author Lisa Ireland launches her latest novel – The One and Only Dolly Jamieson. It is a compelling feel-good novel featuring a proud and gutsy heroine with a truly unbreakable spirit. Meet the fabulous Lisa Ireland at Cowra Library on Friday 17 February 10.30am supported by Collins Booksellers. Please book your spot online or call us on 6340 2180. See you there!

Library Lovers Day

Forget Valentine’s Day on 14 February – it is Library Lovers Day!!! and we will be celebrating. We want to know: What do you treasure most about your library? Come and visit us, discover a treasure or two, and tell us what you love about your library at Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes Manildra and Orange. Please note Molong Library is currently closed for repairs to flooring and carpet. See you soon!

Family Literacy Programs Return

Family Literacy Programs return to our CWL Libraries for School Term 1 with Storytimes in the branches and 1,2 Books at Cowra Library, then Ten Minutes a Day, Music For Little Ears, Code Club, Lego Club and Book Clubs at Orange City Library. Contact your local library for details. See you soon!