Enter Banjo Writing Awards
We are now calling for entries in 2019 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. There are three categories: Short Story, Contemporary Poetry and ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards. There are generous cash prizes to be won. Entry forms are available from Orange City Library or download here. Entries close Friday 26 April, 2019.
Last year’s winning entries can be read on the Orange Wiki
Judges are also being sought for the Writing Awards, please contact Administration Assistant Therese on 6393 8120 for more information.
Seniors Festival Events
Brain Training and Trivia Quiz – Friday 15th Feb 10am – 12pm
Keep your brain healthy and active to improve memory, increase focus and find calm. We explore some activities to give your neurons a serious workout. We shall finish off with morning tea and a fun Trivia Quiz. Prizes available!
Be Connected – Monday 18th Feb 10am – 12pm
Try one thing using technology at Orange City Library. Enjoy morning tea while we demonstrate some of the most useful things you can do with a tablet or smart phone – make a call using Skype, search for tips and tricks, get directions using online maps, watch movies on Kanopy.
Book online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.
Storytime Fun Begins
Storytime returned to Orange City Library this morning and is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am. Please book your place online or call 6393 8132.
We read and tell stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. Storytime helps pre-schoolers socialise, listen, be creative and have fun.
Storytime also returns this week to Blayney and Cowra Libraries on Thursday at 11am. At Forbes Library enjoy Rhyme Time on Friday and Storytime next week at 10.30am. No need for bookings.
Library Programs Return
Library Programs return to Orange City Library for School Term 1 on Monday 4th February with 1,2 Books at 10.15am, Ten Minutes A Day at 10.45am, a repeat session of 1,2 books on Tuesday 5th, and Storytimes on Tuesday 5th Feb, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th February at 11am.
Code Club for Beginners returns on Tuesday 5th February at 5pm.
Music For Little Ears returns on Wednesday 6th February and Friday 8th February at 10am. Please book your place online for these events through eventbrite.com.au.
Storytimes at Cowra Library return on Thursday 7th February at 11am. They are held on the first Thursday of the month during school terms. Please just come along for these sessions – no need to book and enjoy stories and craft.
Storytimes at Blayney Library return on Thursday 7th February at 11am. They are held on the first Thursday of the month during school terms. Please just come along for these sessions – no need to book and enjoy stories and craft.
Storytimes are back at Forbes Library on Friday fortnightly at 10.30am February 15th then March 1st, 15th and 29th while Birth to Kinder Rhyme Time is back on alternate Fridays at 10.30am on February 8th, 22nd, March 8th and 22nd.
Australia Day Holiday
Central West Libraries – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange will be closed on Saturday 26th January and Monday 28th January for the Australia Day Holiday. Orange City Library will be open on Sunday 27 January from 1pm to 5pm. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday 29th January. Make sure you borrow enough materials – DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines and books to see you through the weekend. Happy Australia Day.