One Library One Book Community Read
A heart-warming tale about an unlikely hero, Cooper Not Out by Justin Smith, is the Central West Libraries ‘One Library One Book’ community read this winter, and readers have the chance to meet the author. The innovative community reading program encourages everyone in the region to read and discuss the same book at the same time in Orange, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong. Orange City Council’s Services Policy Committee Chair, Councillor Mel McDonell encourages everyone to read the book and share it with friends and family.
Meet Cooper Not Out author Justin Smith on:
- Monday 20 June at Blayney Library 11.30am; or Cowra Library 2.30pm.
- Tuesday 21 June at Forbes Library 1pm; or Orange City Library 5.30pm – 7pm
- Wednesday 22 June at Molong Library at 11.30am.
- Please book your place online or call your local library. Happy reading!
Orange City Library Programs Return
Literacy Programs are returning to Orange City Library from Monday 20 July for School Term 3. Hygiene and social distancing restrictions will be in place according to NSW Health COVID-19 Guidelines. Programs returning are Ten Minutes a Day, 1,2 Books, Storytime and Pageturners Book Discussion Group. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. Numbers strictly limited.
Pageturners Book Club Returns
Pageturners Book Discussion Group returns on Wednesday 12 August at 5.30pm – 7pm to discuss the Miles Franklin Literary Awards shortlist.
It is time for easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Phase III at Central West Libraries. Some events will be returning to the Library under the NSW Public Health Guidelines for the Corona Virus COVID-19 Pandemic.
This means hygiene and social distancing 1.5m rules will apply:
- please stay home if you are unwell
- wash hands frequently
- use hand sanitiser
- socially distance 1.5m
Pageturners will be meeting in the Local Studies Room at Orange City Library and numbers will be restricted to 10 people.
We have set up our booking/reservation system via eventbrite to start at 9am on Monday 13th July. Book here.
If you have any concerns using or accessing eventbrite, please call Reading and Writing Coordinator Jasmine on 6393 8125 to reserve your place.
We have missed our book club discussions and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Pageturners September Read
Love reading? Each month we discover different authors, topical themes and thought-provoking reads. We will be talking about bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver and her award-winning novel from 5.30pm – 7pm at Orange City Library on Wednesday 11th September. Please RSVP online or call the library on 6393 8132. All welcome.
Pageturners June Read
Pageturners had a lively discussion this month about Macbeth by Jo Nesbo. It is one of the books in the Hogarth Shakespeare series where well-known writers are asked to re-imagine a Shakespeare tale.
Pageturners described it as action-orientated, engrossing, parallels with original were good, fast-paced, exciting, lengthy, dragged-on, far-fetched, awful, uncomfortable, dark and violent. Read more on the Pageturners Blog.
The next read will be the classic Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte on Wednesday 11th July at 5.30pm. It’s Bronte’s masterpiece about Cathy and Heathcliff – a tale of love and revenge on the Yorkshire moors and so much to talk about.