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Meet Entrepreneur Julie Ankers

Join us for our author talk with the dynamic Julie Ankers. In her latest book Bold, Brave & (bloody) Brilliant, she has writers offering insights into their lives and what keeps them motivated. This is 3rd book in her a trilogy on life for the 50+ years. Meet Julie at Orange City Library on Friday 23 April at 1pm.

Or come along to Julie’s workshop – Your Life by Design. Evaluate the life you had pre-COVID and then redefine and design the life you want!! It is free and there are limited places. The Workshop will be held in the West Room, next door to Orange City Library on Friday 23 April 9.30am – 11.30am.

You write the songs

School Holiday Activity: Songwriting


You write the songs





Who writes the songs? You do! Join in a Song Writing Workshop this school holidays with local music tutor Ken Smith. Ken teaches ukulele at the Orange Regional Conservatorium. So bring along your on your ukulele (if you have one, and if you don’t – that’s okay) and learn about music and lyrics. For ages 8 – 11 years. Please book your place by calling Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

Join in one of these classes:

Wednesday 24 September 2 – 3pm or  Wednesday 1 October 2 – 3pm

Book your spot for this workshop

Places Available: Photographic Storytelling Workshop


Book your spot for this workshop

Learn skills in visual storytelling using photography during this two-part workshop series. Participants will create a collaborative photo story about a local community event and learn how to publish their images on the ABC Open website abc.net.au/open

Workshop Part 1: Discover the art of documentary photography

Saturday 5 April, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Orange City Library (Local Studies Room)

Workshop Part 2: Photographing on location

Saturday 12 April, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Orange Region Farmers Market* (Meet outside Orange Regional Gallery)

*Gold coin donation for door entry into this event – proceeds to Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak. Market event moves to Orange Showground in wet weather.

Limited places. Bookings essential:

Luke Wong ABC Central West. Phone: 6393 2542 – Mob: 0409 595 348

Open to all skill levels. Bring your digital camera. Participants must be able to attend both workshops.  Participants under 18 years old will be required to bring along a parent or guardian. http://abc.net.au/open

WWI Objects and Family Stories

Seniors Week Event: WWl Objects and Family Stories


WWI Objects and Family Stories

Want to preserve family history? Join in this workshop as part of Seniors Week. Presented by staff from the National Archives of Australia and Orange City Library, the workshop is an opportunity to commemorate the centenary of World War 1.  It will be held on Wednesday 19th March from 2pm – 4pm. This workshop is designed to focus on research of the service records of the men and women who served in the armed forces during WWI. Participants are encouraged to bring along one or two objects or photographic memorabilia to prompt research direction.  Admission is free, but please book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132. See you there!


ABC Open Writing Workshop at Orange City Library Thursday 1st August

Drop-in to Orange City Library on Thursday 1st August (First Thursday of the month) for our drop-in writing workshop with Luke Wong from ABC Open from 4pm – 6pm.  Find out about how to get involved in ABC Open 500 words monthly projects.  The Central West Writers’ Centre Group had a great time last month discovering how it works and they have published their stories on line and now you can too. Bring along your laptop or tablet or call by to find out more details.  For further info contact ABC Open Producer Luke Wong on 6393 2542.