Orange and District - A History in Pictures by Robert Bartlett
Join us when Orange Mayor Cr Reg Kidd launches Orange and District – A History in Pictures 2 by Robert Bartlett. It is a hardcover coffee table book consisting of 138 pages with over 500 black and white, and colour images. The photographs are captioned with a wealth of information including some new found history. The photographs date from the 1860s to the 1960s and most have never been published previously. Page titles include: Coaching Days, Parades, Stately Homes, On the Outskirts, Summer Street, East of the Line, Blacksmiths etc and many more.
The book launch will be held on Wednesday 28th November at 5.30pm at Orange City Library. This event is sponsored by Orange City Council and supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Please RSVP online through eventbrite or if you have problems accessing the internet call the Library on 6393 8132.
Pageturners December Read
The December read for Pageturners is Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak. It will be the book for discussion on Wednesday 12th December at Orange City Library at 5.30pm.
Markus Zusak makes his long-awaited return with a profoundly heartfelt and inventive novel about a family held together by stories, and a young life caught in the current: a boy in search of greatness, as a cure for a painful past. He is the bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief and The Messenger. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, to both popular and critical acclaim. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
Please let us know you are coming along to the discussion by booking online through eventbrite. If you are having problems with the access to the internet please RSVP to Jasmine on 6393 8125.
2018 Armistice Day Photo Re-Enactment
Many thanks goes to the community involved in the re-enactment of 1918 Armistice Day celebrations in Orange on Sunday 11 November 2018 at the Old Town Hall (OCTEC) Building in Anson Street, Orange. The event was made possible by Orange District Antique Motor Club, City of Orange Brass Band, the Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Presbyterian Churches, Orange schools, Orange Scouts, OCTEC Limited, NSW Police, Orange Theatre Company and Orange City Council. Thank you to all the people who came along and dressed in period costume for this historic occasion.
Can You Help? Home Library Volunteers Needed
Can you help? We’re searching for volunteers. Can you spare a half hour every four weeks to deliver and return books to Orange City Library?
It only takes a short time but means so much to members unable to attend the library.
If you are interested in helping out and have your own car and driver’s licence, please talk to Library staff at Orange City Library. We look forward to hearing from interested members of the community and really appreciate your support. Thank you.
What Does a Farmer Look Like?
What does a farmer look like? So many people living in the cities no longer have a link to a farm or know a farmer, which makes it so important to connect with them and show them what it’s all about.
The overall message from all the farmers photographed, has been that they enjoy the farm life and its challenges but are conscious that it is a business first, they work hard and gain real satisfaction by producing the best quality produce they can for people to enjoy.
Kim says “I’ve always wanted to publish a coffee table book of my photographs and to be able to do that while also trying to bridge that gap between city and country has been very rewarding.”
Meet photographer Kim Storey at Orange City Library on Thursday 8th November at 5.30pm. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. This event is supported by Collins Booksellers.