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John Willing Talk at Blayney

John Willing is a retired local educator having worked in the NSW Department of Education for forty years. John spent his career working in Western New South Wales as a teacher and school leader. Schools included Forbes, Ivanhoe, Grenfell, Blayney, Mandurama, Millthorpe, Bletchington and the school that figures in this story Spicers Creek.

Hear John recount some lively stories featured in his novel A Clutch of Speckled Eggs at Blayney Library on Tuesday 7 December at 11am. For bookings please call Blayney Library on 6368 2581 or book online. Please note current NSW Public Health rules apply. See you there!

Diana Bell Brooks Poetry Launch

In this collection of poems Ten Fabled Landscapes Diana explores the changing nature of place from a range of perspectives. From the familiar, such as Orange’s Cook Park begonia house, to the wild – a Blue Mountains cliff face and the sandy surrounds of Lake Mungo – their distinctive elements are examined.

The book has also proved to be a personal experiment for Diana as she interfaced almost every poem with black and white images. Some of them were part of the original inspiration for the writing of the poem next to it.

Come and join us to celebrate with Diana to launch her wonderful book of poetry and photographs on Thursday 2 December at 5.30pm – 7pm. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132.

Special Speechies Storytime

Meet local speech pathologist Karen Trengove at Orange City Library Storytime on Wednesday 24 November at 11am when she gives a presentation about speech and language, then enjoy a reading of Boo Loves Books written by Kay Baillie and illustrated by Tracie Grimwood. It is one of Speech Pathology’s Australia’s Book of the Year winning books!

You will also discover how you can support your child’s language and literacy development at home with information to take with you. It is part of the Speechie Library Talks 2021 happening around Australia in November.

Boo Loves Books is a delightful story about a little girl named Phoebe who is a reluctant reader. The story discusses themes the are relatable to children aged 3 – 5 years – namely the fear of making mistakes.

Please book your place online or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132. 

Local Author John Willing: Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of local author John Willing’s new book A Clutch of Speckled Eggs at Orange City Library on Wednesday 17 November at 5.30pm – 7pm.

John is a retired local educator having worked in the NSW Department of Education for forty years. He spent his career working in Western New South Wales as a teacher and school leader. Schools included Forbes, Ivanhoe, Grenfell, Blayney, Mandurama, Millthorpe, Bletchington and the school that figures in this story Spicers Creek.

The book is about a newly minted teacher appointed to an isolated one teacher school in Western New South Wales in the early 1970s. It will bring a smile to those who lived and worked in these communities. Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132.

Freya Blackwood Launches New Book

Freya Blackwood: The Boy and the Elephant

Join us for this special event on Sunday 14 November at 3pm to launch The Boy and the Elephant – the powerful new picture book from Greenaway Medallist and seven-time CBCA winner, local illustrator Freya Blackwood.

The boy lives in a city, where everything is fast and loud. But amidst the bustle and the noise, the boy has a secret …In the overgrown lot next to his apartment building, deep within the green, he has a friend. But one day progress arrives, bringing with it plans for something new, and the boy must find a way to save his friend before it’s too late …

It is a magical and tender wordless picture book about the world we live in and our ability to change it.

This is event is proudly supported by Collins Booksellers. Please note current COVID-19 Public Health Orders will apply. Please book your place online or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132. See you there!