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1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

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Stories, songs and actions for 1 and 2 year olds.

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy.

1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way.

Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

1, 2 BOOKS! is held Mondays and Tuesdays during Term time.

Meet Hugh Mackay Talking About The Kindness Revolution

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Generous, erudite, optimistic and candid … Hugh Mackay knows how to bring out the best in ourselves and in our society, in both good and troubled times.

To quote from the book’s opening chapter: ‘To be kind – always and to everyone – is to be fully, gloriously human, and every act of kindness is one more step towards a better society.’ This is not just the launch of a book; it is a call for a revolution.

Hugh Mackay is a social psychologist, and the author of twenty-two books, including eight novels. His non-fiction writing covers social analysis, psychology, communication and ethics. He is currently an honorary professor in the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University.

The event will be supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange and books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Celebrate Drew Bale’s Book Launch for Creek Crew

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Mr Bale is well known in his local school at Orange and has enjoyed success with his first novel Following the Leader. COVID-19 shutdowns prevented celebrations and now he has published a second book – Creek Crew: Kingdom of the Creek.

The story is based on true events, real people and places, and is set within Orange itself. For anyone who found their own fun by stepping outside and just, playing.

So join us at Orange City Library when we celebrate Drew’s writing, launch his second book and hear what’s next for this author.

 

Your Life Matters – Out West

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Quest for Life is offering a free workshop in Orange on Monday 24 May at The Remington Hotel Orange called Your Life Matters Out West. Participants will learn ways to help build resilience and learn practical tools, strategies, and skills to live well in challenging circumstances. Explore how to create inner peace, manage feelings better and easily incorporate relaxation into everyday life.

Book your space at https://questforlife.org.au/your-life-matters-out-west-workshops/

Your Library Online

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Discover a world of e-books, e-audio,  e-magazines and the CWL app.

Join us for an informative morning tea, and learn how to get the most from your library membership.

Find out more about some of our digital resource services, including Libby, BorrowBox, indyreads and our Central West Libraries app.

Discover how to:

  • how to access the latest best-selling e-magazines as soon as they hit the shelves
  • how to listen to e-audiobooks in your car
  • where to access 10 copies of the same e-book for all members of your book club
  • How to keep track of your library account, your children’s accounts, and reserve and renew items, all in the same place

Morning tea will be provided.

Bring your own device (phone or tablet) and we will help you to download and get started.

The WiFi is on us!

Book online or call Orange Library on 6393 8132 for more information.

Give me some Space! – National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 – Orange Library

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Join us at Orange City Library for an intergalactic Storytime!

Wednesday 19 May at 11:00am is National Simultaneous Storytime. This year we will be enjoying Philip Bunting’s gorgeous book, Give me some Space! as it is read live from the International Space Station by NASA Astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker!

Following the live-stream of the story, children will have an opportunity to participate in a STEM activity with our Storyteller Fiona. Spaces are limited for this experiment, but all will be welcome to join us for the story. There will be space-themed craft for all to take home or enjoy on the day.

Space and science-themed dress-ups are encouraged for adults and children alike!

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). NSS 2020 posted a record number of participants, with over 1.2million people joining in worldwide. Let’s make 2021 the biggest NSS yet!

National Simultaneous Storytime will begin promptly at 11:00am. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that your child is settled and ready for the event.

Your Money and the Law – Law Week Workshop

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Dealing with money troubles can be stressful. Sometimes you need help to know your rights and how the law can help.

Join us at Orange City Library for Your Money and the Law, a special Law Week presentation by local Legal Aid Lawyer, Jill Marshall.

This workshop will introduce you to organisations and resources you can use to help with common money problems; such as being chased for money, being owed money and borrowing money.

Morning tea will be served from 10.00am. The presentation will begin at 10:30am, and will run for approximately one hour. There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation.

This workshop will provide legal information only. If you need legal help with a money problem now call 1300 888 529.

Bookings are essential and places are limited.

Evening for Educators: ‘Out of This World’ with Dr Brad Tucker

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Evening for Educators: Out of This World and The Past, Present, and Future of Space in Australia with guest speaker Dr Brad Tucker.

Light refreshments provided from 5pm, with the presentation starting at 5.30pm.

Join us for a drink, see our brand new exhibition Out of This World: Australia in the space age and hear all about the past, present and future of space exploration with Canberra based Astrophysicist and Cosmologist, Dr Brad Tucker. Find out more about the exciting educational opportunities on offer this term.

Out This World: Australia in the space age

From the Moon landing, to the mapping of events in space, Australia has been at the forefront of space research and exploration. Space lasers, reusable rockets, and space mining. They all may sound like science fiction but they are closer to reality than you may think. We’ll cover the latest in space technology and advancements, and look at things like humans returning to the Moon and moving to Mars.

A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. Exhibition partner: State Library of South Australia. Exhibition supporters: Australian Government National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program and Visions of Australia.

Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

Bookings are essential. If you have any questions, contact us via email at museum@orange.nsw.gov.au or phone us on 02 6393 8444.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/evening-for-educators-out-of-this-world-with-dr-brad-tucker-registration-151424622121

About Dr Brad Tucker.

Brad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, at the Australian National University.

Brad received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Astrophysics and Cosmology from Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the ANU. He’s leading programs using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and TESS to understand why and how stars blow up. He’s also building a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere, a search to find Planet 9, as well as issues surrounding the mining of asteroids.

Brad frequently gives talks to school groups and the public about Astronomy and has regular segments on various radio and TV stations. He has also developed a series of Astronomy coins with the Royal Australian Mint, consulted on science fiction movies, and has been featured in TV specials. He is currently in the process of writing his first popular book.

Terms and Conditions:

Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum, Orange City Council and/or local media outlets on websites, social media, on television and in newspapers.

By attending this session you agree to these terms.

If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify staff before the event.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

• If you are sick, please do not attend.

• Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

• Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.

Central West Women’s Forum Leadership Series: Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley

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You are invited to attend our next Leadership Series (lunch time) online event on Tuesday, 18 May at 12noon.

The Central West is again fortunate to have the calibre of Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as our next speaker.

“Celebrating Achievements of Women in Regional Australia”

Join us for an interactive session to hear about the achievements and successes of other women in Regional Australia.  Her Excellency will share some experiences that will inspire and motivate women in our region who are recovering from (or still impacted by) the severe drought, bushfires, pandemic and floods.  Mrs Hurley will also share her experiences, hear about some of the challenges we are facing in our community and add her thoughts to what we can be doing to better support women in our region.  The session will be facilitated by Mary Brell, Chair of CWWF.

Book online:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcOyrqDgvHddY-XbG0pV8Avcebnnj948e

More about Mrs Linda Hurley:

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.

In the course of their married life, Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia.

Mrs Hurley’s own career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from full time teaching in July 2011. She has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice. Mrs Hurley holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra.

Mrs Hurley has an interest in the Arts, especially music. She is passionate about singing, and showing how singing, especially in a group, can have a positive impact on individuals and the community.

Mrs Hurley is dedicated to championing causes that are developing new technologies to recycle rubbish, and ways to reduce our use of plastic, particularly plastic packaging and plastics used for single use items, which are not only harmful to the environment but add unnecessarily to landfill sites.

Curator Conversations ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’

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Guided tour with Catriona Donnelly, curator of ‘Out of This World’.

From mid-century fashion and flying saucer societies to early satellites and rocket playgrounds … how did the space age capture the imagination of a nation and its people?

Join us to find out the answer to this question and learn more about the dawn of the space age in Australia with National Archives of Australia curator, Catriona Donnelly.

From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of This World explores Australia’s role in the space race.

Out of This World: Australia in the space age is on display at Orange Regional Museum from 15 May to 18 July 2021. A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. Exhibition partner: State Library of South Australia. Exhibition supporters: Australian Government National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program and Visions of Australia.

Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

https://ootwcuratorconversation.eventbrite.com.au

Terms and Conditions:

Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum, Orange City Council and/or local media outlets on websites, social media, on television and in newspapers.

By attending this session you agree to these terms.

If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify staff before the event.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

• If you are sick, please do not attend.

• Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

• Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.