Jessica Wright: Gap Year Author Talk


Fotorise Me Madam explores the highs and lows of living in a small, remote Malawian town through the eyes of a young Australian volunteer teacher Jessica Wright. From a collection of personal experiences and interpretations as well as facts, the story gives a glimpse into Malawian culture, language and history. Meet 23 year-old Jessica when she talks about her gap year in Malawi at Orange City Library on Wednesday 26 April at 5.30pm. Bookings on or call 6393 8132.


Julie Ankers Feisty Fabulous and 50+ Author Talk at Central West Libraries


Meet the author of Feisty, Fabulous & 50+, Julie Ankers, at Orange City Library on Monday 8th May at 12.30pm, Forbes Library on Tuesday 9th May at 2pm and Cowra Library on Wednesday 10th May at 2pm.


Feisty, Fabulous & 50+ is a collection of 21 'warts and all' autobiographical stories of women navigating their way through their 50s and beyond. The stories are inspirational, frank and uplifting as each woman tackles her own set of challenges - from financial security to discrimination to life-threatening illnesses - all recounted with humour, insight and self-depreciation, and demonstrating the under-stated strength and resilience of these fabulous women


Julie is an entrepreneur with a passion for promotion and developing people, which is why she started a speakers and trainers bureau 24 years ago as well as a company focusing on retaining mature age workers and building effective age-inclusive workforces. This kick-started her interest in the over 50s, especially women who have been disadvantaged by age and gender.


Three years ago Julie decided to make a tree change and currently lives in the Blue Mountains. She divides her time between 2 x 2 hour radio programs, her various board/committee commitments and writing, – yes, she has already started her second book, this time on the lives of men over 50.


Please book your place on or with your local library.


Orange City Library on Monday 8th May at 12.30pm Ph: 6393 8132.

Forbes Library on Tuesday 9th May at 2pm Ph: 6352 1463

Cowra Library on Wednesday 10th May at 2pm Ph: 6340 2180




Pageturners Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday 10th May at 5.30pm to chat about The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.  Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags and she is no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah, and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they’ll meet it together.


Historian Russell Moor Talk on Bloomfield Hospital History


Local historian Russell Moor from the Marsden Rural History Research Centre will talk about the history of Bloomfield Hospital. In the formative years of Bloomfield the patients, under the supervision of a dedicated staff, ran the rural enterprises (dairy, piggery, vegetable garden and orchard) associated with servicing the wants of the hospital, as well as supplying the labour force to construct and lay out roads, playing fields, golf links and bowling green. This is a unique story and an important piece of rural and social history accompanied with many photographs both old and recent. If you are interested in history, this talk is for you.


Bloomfield Hospital Talk with Russell Moor

Orange City Library

Thursday 11th May at 5.30pm

Bookings through Eventbrite or call 6393 8132


Cyber Safety For Older People at OrangeCity Library


A representative from the Legal Aid Office in Orange will present a talk on Cyber Safety for Older People at Orange City Library on Monday 15th May from 10am – 11.30am. The event is part of Law Week to raise awareness ofthe law information material available at libraries and to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society.  This presentation outlines the common on-line scams, how to identify them and provides practical tips on protecting yourself online. It also covers how to report scams to authorities. For bookings please go to or contact the Library on 6393 8132.


Navigating Traffic Law in NSW For All Ages at Orange City Library


Join in this talk on Wednesday 17th May from 3.30pm – 5pm. The presentation will look at the laws that govern traffic and regulate vehicles. Topics include traffic offences, going to court, penalties and licences. For bookings please go to or call 6393 8132.


Cyber Safety for Older People at Blayney Library


Come along for this talk with a representative from Legal Aid on Thursday 18th May from 11am – 12.30pm. This presentation outlines the common on-line scams, how to identify them and provides practical tips on protecting yourself online. It also covers how to report scams to authorities. For bookings please go to or contact the Library on 6368 2581.


National Simultaneous Storytime 11am Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 11am


National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework. The shared story that will be read in libraries across Australia is The Cow that Tripped over the Moon by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.  Join in the shared story at Cowra, Molong, Forbes and Orange Libraries.

Waste 2 Art

View the entries in this year’s Waste to Art Community Art Competition and Exhibition for 2017 at Orange City Library from Friday 26 May to Saturday 10th June.  This year’s theme is “Year of Plastic Bags and Soft Plastic Packaging”.  This community art project is a great opportunity for aspiring and professional artists, schools and community groups to showcase their artistry and creativity, by celebrating the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts, and to share their waste reduction message. For further information contact Coordinator Tavia Lyons on 0477 134 615.


TechSavvy Seniors Training at Cowra

Older people in the Cowra Community have the opportunity to become connected and participate in the digital world thanks to Tech Savvy Seniors Training available at Cowra Library. Cowra Librarian Caroline Eisenhaeur said the face to face teaching sessions are a wonderful way to learn new online skills. Join one of the small, friendly training group sessions at your local library where you can learn new skills to help you get connected and take the first step to becoming tech savvy. The courses run until the end of the year and include introductions to iPad, email, social media, smartphones, shopping, banking and sharing photos. To book your place for a course that interests you, please contact Cowra Library on 6340 2180.