Tag Archives: Author Visit

Megan Daley: Raising Readers

This Raising Readers session on Thursday 5 December from 5.30pm – 7pm aims to empower parents/carers and educators of babies to tweens and teens to take an active role in encouraging literacy development. It is a talk about fostering a lifelong love of reading and language and the vital role of the parent/carer and educators in this.

Award winning teacher-librarian, author and blogger Megan Daley will help you discover:

  • how to raise a reader
  • the importance of reading aloud
  • how to build reading habits into your life
  • best books for various age groups
  • how to find a book to inspire a reluctant reader
  • how to keep a tween reading into adolescent years
  • how to tell if a book is age appropriate

Book your place via eventbrite or call 6393 8132.


Amanda Hampson: The Yellow Villa

If you have ever dreamed of moving to France or Italy to seek ‘the good life’ you will find bestselling author Amanda Hampson’s latest novel, The Yellow Villa, a fascinating and highly entertaining read. Amanda was a huge hit at last year’s Readers and Writers Festival. Don’t miss her this time around at Orange City Library on Thursday 28th June at 5.30pm.

Join Amanda – bestselling author of The French Perfumer and The Olive Sisters – for an entertaining talk about her insights and research in France into the expat life, the flip side of ‘la belle vie’ – and why it’s not all brie and rose. This event is supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Book your place through eventbrite.com or call the Library on 6393 8132.



Wednesday 19 November 2014
Michelle de Kretser, the acclaimed author of the multi-award-winning novel Questions of Travel was in conversation with Orange City Librarian Sean Brady.  Michelle spoke about the story behind her book – the characters and themes of travel, work, communication, love and loneliness.  Michelle also spoke about her new novella, a ghost story called Springtime.  Michelle surprised 3 lucky ladies when she gave out copies of her book.

Farewell Ned Kelly: Villain or Hero

Bushranger Ned Kelly is being buried today in Greta, Victoria at the same cemetery where his beloved mother Ellen lies. A private funeral is being held after his body was officially identified in a mass prison grave. Kelly was hanged for murder following a dramatic showdown with police in 1880 at Glenrowan VIC where he wore home-made metal armour. Read more…

David Hill at Orange City Library

It was a packed room of rapt listeners that came out yesterday to see David Hill talking about his new book The Great Race: The Race between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia.
David kept his audience spellbound with the sad but fascinating story of the meeting of Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin who were on separate and unknown to each other, quests to chart the unexplored coast of Australia.
David also kept his audience fascinated with many interesting historical facts from his books The Great Race, 1788 and The Gold Rush and with anecdotes and stories of his own life. And the question most listeners wanted to know at the end of David’s talk, what will his next book be about? We will all be waiting to find out.