To keep you in the loop following the Prime Minister’s directive all branches of Central West Libraries will close until further notice at the close of business this afternoon (Wednesday 25 March). At this stage staff will continue to work within the branch environment on collection maintenance and other projects and will be here to take your phone calls and answer your emails.
Our key messages are:
- Please retain any items you currently have on loan – don’t worry no overdue charges will be incurred
- All loans have been extended until the end of May 2020 and we will extend this period if necessary
- Check our website and our social media (Facebook & Instagram) for updates
We are finalising a range of initiatives that will complement our existing on-line presence and we will be telling you about these in the days ahead.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the fabulous CWL team who have been working tirelessly over the past couple of weeks to ensure that this difficult transition goes smoothly. I am so proud of each and every one of them.
To you our dear members, stay safe and well. We might not see you come through our doors for a while but keep in touch and get involved in the discussions we’ll be having on-line and encourage others to join in.
With warmest wishes
Jan Richards AM
Manager Central West Libraries
Event Cancelled: Meet Bestselling Author Nicole Alexander
**Please note this event planned for Wednesday 25 March has been cancelled. Here is the statement from Nicole’s publishers:
“After much consultation with managers across departments, Penguin Random House Australia have made the decision to postpone all author events until further notice, in the interest of the health and well-being of our authors, employees and partners. As with all aspects of this plan, we will continue to monitor this timeframe and keep everyone updated. Thank you.”
Spanning two centuries, Nicole Alexander’s compelling new novel The Cedar Tree is a story of love and faith, destiny and betrayal, in a land as richly diverse as the secrets it keeps. Come along and hear more from this fascinating and successful author.
Bestselling Author Kelly Rimmer Tours Central West
Join bestselling author Kelly Rimmer as she introduces Truths I Never Told You, a heart-tugging story of family secrets, motherhood and marriage.
*Forbes Library Tuesday 3 March at 2pm
*Cowra Library Wednesday 4 March at 2pm
*Canowindra, Montrose House, Thursday 5 March morning tea at 10am $15pp tickets from Canowindra Library Ph: 6344 1796
*Orange City Library Thursday 5 March at 5.30pm, supported by Collins Booksellers.
Book your place by calling your local library.
Kelly is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, including The Secret Daughter and The Things We Cannot Say. She’s sold more than one million books, and her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. Kelly lives in the Central West of New South Wales with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil.
Author Kim Kelly Launches Walking
Meet Millthorpe-based author Kim Kelly launching her latest book Walking at the following Central West venues:
Blayney Library Tuesday 25 February at 11am
Bookings: 6368 2581.
Molong Library Wednesday 26 February at 2pm
Bookings: 6366 8404.
Cowra Library Thursday 27 February at 2pm
Bookings: 6340 2180.
Kim is a talented writer known for her Australian historical fiction and an experienced book editor, reviewer, and vocal advocate for Australian storytelling.
A novel of love, war and kindness inspired by a true story of medical genius and betrayal. Walking by Kim Kelly is a crisply told tale of bigotry and obsession, love and devastation, one that charts the path of a young woman finding her feet in the world, and the transformative power of kindness that drives her own ambition.
Kim is the author of 8 novels that explore Australian history, including the bestselling The Blue Mile, the acclaimed Wild Chicory and UK Pigeonhole favourite, Paper Daisies. Her stories shine a bright light on some forgotten corners of our past, leading readers with warmth, wit and lyrical charm into difficult terrain, through themes of prejudice, conflict and disadvantage – issues that resonate throughout world today.
2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Happy Birthday Banjo Paterson!!! And it is time to announce the call for entries in the 2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards with generous prizes for Short Story, Contemporary Poetry and ABC Central West Radio Children’s Awards. These awards established in 1991 honour Banjo Paterson, a great Australian writer and favourite son of Orange with a competition to foster writing with Australian content. Entry forms are now available. Entries close on Friday 24 April and winners are announced on Saturday 1 August at the Orange Readers and Writers Festival.