Every step at Cowra Library raises money for Shelter Boxes
Caroline Eisenhauer and Marion Mitchell Read at Cowra Library are counting their every step and asking patrons to sponsor them or donate funds to Cowra Rotary Club's Shelterbox project. ShelterBox helps in disaster zones and usually contains thermal blankets, a tent, tools and other survival equipment, light and heat and cooking aids. Rotary is trying to send more to Myanmar (Burma) since Cyclone Nargis destroyed large portions of the country. The pair are wearing pedometers to count steps. Caroline is averaging 8,000 a day while Marion is not far behind her averaging 5,000. Call in to the Library to see the Shelterbox display and show your support with a donation to this worthy cause. Caroline and Marion will feature in the Cowra Guardian and they are pictured here courtesy of Janine Finlayson of Rural Press Ltd.
Drug Action Week BBQ then guest speaker on alcohol advertising
Enjoy a BBQ on Tuesday 24 June from 11am 2pm at the Art Gallery Forecourt, in front of Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange. Come along and enjoy the sausage sizzle to mark Drug Action Week and drug info @ your library. Stay for the guest speaker Professor Sandra Jones, Director of the Centre for Health Behaviour and Communication Research at 2pm to 3.30pm talking about alcohol advertising and all the issues. Don't wait for the politicians to decide, hear from an expert and make up your own mind. Learn more about drug info @ your library: up to date information on alcohol and drugs, easy to read, accurate, in English and other languages, online and at your public library. There is also a quiz to try and be in the running for a prize. Drug info is a partnership between NSW Health and the State Library of NSW. Go to the website: www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au.
And the winners are
The 2008 Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners were announced today and they are:
Prose: Margaret Betts from VIC for Exposure, Greg McFarland of Orange for The Tractor, Neridah McMullin from VIC for Bart and the Underground Water Supply.
Open Poetry: Jo Mills from WA for Walyunga,
Jillian Pattinson from VIC for E H Holden and
Pamela Sherpa from Jindabyne for Drought.
Bush Poetry: Ron Stevens of Dubbo for Distant Dialogue.
Children's Writing Awards: Thomas Whitehead, of Orange, for his poem My Favourite Holiday, Eleanor Delaney, of Orange, for her poem Winter and Holly Fredericksen, of Orange, for her short story Bushed.
The Yvonne Zola Encouragement Award goes to Sarah Stackman of Lewis Ponds, for her poetry.
2008 Banjo Writing Awards update
Judging is almost complete for the 2008 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. A total of 214 entries will be judged by a community panel including staff from Central West Libraries and Central West Writers' Centre with most of the entries received in the Prose/Short Story and Open Poetry Sections. The winners will be announced on Monday 16 June and you can read more about it in the Central Western Daily
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!