Summer Reading Club
Register for Summer Reading Club from December through to January at any branch – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra Molong and Orange. AND register online.
This year’s theme is Curious Creatures.
Read books, get rewards! Read 10 books to receive a rewards card and go in the draw for major prizes. For children, pre-school to highschool.
Get a bookmark with registration. Read 10 books and tick your bookmark off. Every ten books read will receive a rewards card and be entered into the draw for prizes. And join in the activities online for pre-schoolers, primary students and highschoolers. There is no cost to participate in the Summer Reading Club. Enjoy!
Kim Kelly Author Talks at Cowra and Molong
It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when a cruel stroke of fortune sees Annie orphaned and outcast, she is forced to head for the goldfields in search of her grandfather, a legendary Wiradjuri tracker. Determined and dangerously naive, she sets off with only her swag – and is promptly robbed of it on the road.
Meet author Kim Kelly when she talks about her book Lady Bird and the Fox at Cowra Library on Thursday 29th November at 2pm and Molong Library on Wednesday 5th December at 2pm.
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.