As the Crow Flies at Forbes and Orange
Be entertained. Central West Libraries is proud to present a true blue Aussie performance by entertainer Geoffrey Graham. Titled As the Crow Flies, Geoffrey performs a celebration of larrikins, legends and fair dinkum entertainment combining music, comedy and verse. It is a salute to our identity and heritage. He will be appearing at Forbes Library on Thursday 12 June at 10.30am, and Orange City Library on Thursday 12 June at 2pm. Please contact the respective libraries to book your place: Forbes on 6852 1463 or Orange on 6393 8132.
Everyone is welcome to attend, it is an event for all ages and free. Geoffrey even takes requests!
A Season of Austen
Emma aired on ABC 1 last night as the starter to a season of English novelist Jane Austen's works on Sunday nights at 8.30pm. For fans of British spy drama, Spooks keep an eye out for Rupert Penry-Jones appearing in the upcoming classic Persuasion as the dashing Captain Wentworth, screening on June 8 with Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot. It is a story of second chance featuring a love letter to turn things around. Then it will be Northanger Abbey on June 15 and Mansfield Park on June 22. And for more on Austen tune into The Letters of Jane Austen as part of the Book Show on Radio National weekdays at 10.45am from 2 6 June. The first three episodes are devoted to letters to her sister Cassandra, episode four concentrates on letters to her brother James and in episode five hear her words of advice and affection to her niece Fanny. Austen remains one of the most widely read and popular of English novelists. Her books are noted for biting social commentary that highlights the situation of women in the nineteenth century. What a feast of Austen!
Cooking by the book
Our own Home Cook Hero Orange City Librarian Liz Barry was recently featured in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Living section her culinary skills have not gone unnoticed by staff and volunteers here as well as visiting guests including authors. Liz reckons she could open her own cookbook shop with the collection she has at home. Your local library has plenty of cookbooks to inspire you too. Here is the link to read the article from May 20 and why not try the recipe.
Click here to view recipe.
Jane Austen Society President Susannah Fullerton guest speaker at Orange
Discover more about the life and works of Jane Austen at a talk to be presented by President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, Susannah Fullerton, on Sunday, 1 June from 3pm to 4.30pm at Orange City Library. Susannah is a knowledgeable speaker and has written extensively about the famous British author publishing two books: Jane Austen & Crime and Jane Austen Antipodean Views. Jane Austen & Crime examines the relationship between Georgian crime and the novels of Jane Austen including elopement, duelling, poaching, theft and even murder which all appear in Jane Austen's writings. Guests will be able to ask Susannah questions about Jane Austen, her life and works and refreshments will be served. The event is free but please RSVP to Orange City Library by calling 6393 8132.
Arthur chosen for National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am
Enjoy the wonderful story of Arthur written by Amanda Graham and illustrated by Donna Gynell during National Simultaneous Storytime today Wednesday 21 May at 11am. The book is about Arthur, a dog in a pet store desperately wanting a home but nobody seems to want him. He imitates all the other pet shop animals in the hope of being bought but just when he has given up hope a little girl buys him….. a gorgeous timeless story and the event reminds everyone about the joy of reading.