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Music in the Park

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Live music in Cook Park – taking you around the world in one hour – by Orange’s award-winning brass band under Conductor Phil Rees (OAM). Bring your friends, bring your dog, bring a picnic and be entertained in Orange’s most beautiful park.

Venue: Cook Park Rotunda, Summer Street, Orange


The Beanies LIVE! at Orange City Library – School Holiday Event

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A sing-along and dance-along, educational show from musical group The Beanies.

Join us for a musical adventure sure to delight the young and young-at-heart!

ARIA-nominated and award-winning musical group The Beanies will be LIVE at Orange City Library these school holidays. Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and learn at this interactive, educational concert.

Following the concert there will be an opportunity to meet Laura, Mim and Michael for an autograph or selfie!

This activity is designed for children aged 2-8 years old, but will be enjoyed by all ages.

This is a free event, but bookings are essential.

Tickets available for registration Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm.

Please do not worry about printing tickets, our staff will happily check you in on the day.

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at [email protected]

Terms and Conditions:

  • In accordance with Orange City Council’s Child Safe Policy all children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult or responsible young adult over the age of 16.
  • Your attendance at events supported by Central West Libraries may be digitally recorded through photographs and/or video recordings. Images may be used for promotional purposes on council’s websites, publications, social media or by newspapers. By attending this session you agree to these terms. If you do not wish your image (or the image of your child) to be published, please notify staff before the event.
  • Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow the event to run on time.


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

  • If you or your child are sick, please do not attend, as you could endanger all Library visitors.
  • Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.
  • Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.
  • Participants who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the session by Library Staff.

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.

Orange Corroboree

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Dyiramaalang Dance group are hosting a Corroboree on 19 June in Orange NSW.  We would like to invite all of the Orange
community to celebrate and experience our First Nations Culture.
Come along and watch local and regional Traditional dancers, songwriters and storytellers perform. You can participate
in cultural dance, weaving, painting and language workshops. Enjoy the sensational flavours of Traditional cuisine.

ORM Talks: Astronomy in the central west

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Join local astronomers and space photographers, Niall and Rodney to hear all about astronomy in the central west.

ORM Talks: “Astronomy in the central west” with Niall McNeil and Rodney Watters

Friday 18 June 2021

Light refreshments provided from 5.30pm,   with the presentation starting at 6pm. 

Book here: 

Our place in the universe is very small. From our blue planet Earth, we can peer into the night sky and see the cosmos, bringing to life its beauty with the aid of modern telescopes, cameras and image processing software. The central west is an ideal place to do astronomy, being blessed with superb skies and low levels of light pollution. For amateur astronomers like Niall MacNeill and Rodney Watters, there are few better places to observe and photograph the heavens.

Niall & Rodney will share the beautiful sights they have photographed over several years from the central west. Expanding outwards from the Earth and starting with our closest neighbor, the Moon, they will take us on a journey through our solar system. Looking at inner rocky planets to the gas giants and then beyond to the ice giants, we will also look at objects such as nebulae and star clusters within our galaxy, then finally, at immense distances, a fantastic array of galaxies millions of light-years away.

Ten Minutes a Day – Orange Library

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Storytime for babies 0-18 months.

Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting program that you share with your child of 0-18 months. It is designed to enhance language development, develop pre-literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine.

We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. We also share tips with parents on how to include these in their routines at home.  Only ten minutes a day can make a lifetime of difference!

The Silk Road – Orange Regional Conservatorium

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Travel across cultures, along the Silk Road from East to West with the musicians of the Orange Regional Conservatorium as your guide. Over the span of four concerts, listeners will be taken on a musical journey along the path of the Silk Road.

Our musical journey continues across the Steppes of Eurasia towards the Middle East. Featuring traditional & classical works from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Russia.

Featuring ORC musicians James Buchanan, Laith Ismail, Leon Just, Stephanie Li, David Shaw, Emily Thorburn, Elina Yasumoto and Alina Zborowski.

New Landholders Seminar

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Central Tablelands Local Land Services will be hosting a seminar for new rural landholders, to provide them information to assist them to enjoy and better manage their rural blocks. Presentations will include: Managing livestock, Rural Crime Prevention, Protecting your properties from fire, managing feral animals and weeds and managing the natural environment. The seminar is free but bookings are required The seminar will run from 5 – 7pm and will be followed by a light supper.

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