Popular Technology Dinosaur Computer and Mobile Device Classes Are Back @ the Library!

If your three year old grandchild makes you feel like a Technology Dinosaur then the Lithgow Library Learning Centre might have the solution for you.

Three technology students from Lithgow High School will be available to lend their native ‘expertise’ to those of us who cringe at the thought of even touching a computer, never mind renewing our passport online, accessing MyGov, or online shopping and banking.

For one week, from Monday 12 to Friday October 16, during the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm, Lithgow Library will be holding one-on-one technology sessions, of up to 50 minutes duration each. These sessions can be tailored to suit your needs, whether you want help with your phone or your tablet, or just want some basic computer training so that you don’t feel quite so much at sea.

Tech-savvy high school digital students will be available to instruct, explain and guide the way to technology clarity. Bookings are preferred for these very popular classes but there will also be the option to just drop in for a quick question. Please ring the Library on 6352 9100 for more information or to make a booking.

“With technology changing so rapidly, this is a great initiative that assists the community to keep up-to-date with advances in information and communication technologies.  It is also wonderful that the Library is partnering with Lithgow High School by providing very worthwhile work experience options for young people,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham

Providing a range of quality exhibitions and community programs that offer educational and social opportunities for all members of the community is part of Council’s Caring for the Community Strategy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Contact:

Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Sharon Lewis
Tel: 02 6352 9100
Fax: 02 6351 4364

 

Author Talk at Lithgow Library

Author Gabriella Della Vedova Conti is giving a talk on her book “Sulle Ali dell’ Arcobaleno: On the Wings of the Rainbow”, a family memoir spanning four generations with a journey from Italy to Australia and back again.

Recounting the family’s experience of migration, translocation, illness, love and discovery, this book is held in the collections of both the National Library Canberra and the State Library of NSW.

Gabriella’s ties to Lithgow go back to when she and her family first came to Australia and settled in the Lithgow area. This moving book is a personal journey and is built on both Gabriella’s memories and those of her family, and written through her father’s encouragement.

The talk will be held at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre in Main Street on Thursday October 15 from 10.30am to 11.30am. Morning tea will be provided.

“Lithgow’s present is built on its past and its past was built on immigration. I encourage you to come and listen to this moving story,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham.

Providing a range of quality exhibitions and community programs that offer educational and social opportunities for all members of the community is part of Council’s Caring for the Community Strategy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

 

Oct Gabriella Conti

Contact:
Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Terry O’Keefe
Tel: 02 6352 9100
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Ebooks @ Lithgow Library!

Your access to Lithgow Library Learning Centre’s eBooks and eAudiobooks, provided by Axis 360, just got better and easier!

Download the new Axis 360 for Libraries app available for iPad, iPhone and Android. Don’t have a mobile device or tablet? Read Axis 360 eBooks instantly on your desktop PC or Mac.

You will have access to an expanded list of features in the app where you can browse, checkout, read or listen – all in one app. It’s easier now more than ever to find your title or discover a hidden jewel with the use of filters and search options!

Unfamiliar with the library’s Axis 360 eBook and eAudio book collection? Check it out  at http://lllc.axis360.baker-taylor.com  and log in with your library ID and pin to begin checking out e-books and e-audiobooks today! No need to create a separate login, just start reading or listening in 3 steps or less.

“Free access to downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks enables everyone in our community to read what they want, when they want, where they want,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham.

Providing a range of quality exhibitions and community programs that offer educational and social opportunities for all members of the community is part of Council’s Caring for the Community Strategy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Contact:

Terry O’Keefe
Tel: 02 6352 9100
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Lost – a true tale from the bush by Stephanie Owen Reeder

Lost – a true tale from the bush by Stephanie Owen Reeder

JNF994.5301REE

Reviewed by Sue Millmore

This Junior Non-Fiction book is about 3 children, who were lost for 9 days in the Victorian bush in the winter of 1864. It is estimated that during the time they were lost, the children walked over 100 kms. The story is about resilience and hope, and the incredible talents of the Aboriginal trackers who were brought in after numerous days. The story is beautifully illustrated with watercolour pictures. Each chapter in the story is followed by information pages which explain aspects of life in the 1860s with engaging illustrations.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it for preteen and teen readers. It gave me a better understanding of life in the 1860s without being textbook-ish. The story format was an easy read and the information pages gave a great glimpse into the past. 4 out of 5 stars!

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The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

Reviewed by Terry O’Keefe

This stunningly beautiful novel is a pleasure to read – poetic, complex, engaging and deeply emotional.

Set in Paris and Japan, The Snow Kimono tells the stories of Inspector Jorvert, former Professor of Law Tadashi Omura, and his one-time friend the writer Katsuo Ikeda. All three men have liied to themselves, and to each other. And these lies are about to catch up with them.

This book is like the Japanese puzzles which the narrator describes: ‘Some pieces are small, others large, but all are calculated to deceive, to lead one astray, in order to make the puzzle as difficult, as challenging, as possible. In our tradition, how a puzzle is made, and how it is solved, reveals some greater truth about the world.’

Described as a ‘mediataion on love and loss, on memory and its deceptions, and the ties that bind us to each other’ this novel recently won the NSW Premiers Literary Award.

A haunting and evocative tale – highly recommended!

Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

Really Relating – How to build an enduring relationship

Book Review by Elizabeth Peters

Another self-help book you may be thinking, but this book is really quite good, it gets you think about yourself and how you react to others in your life and then offers skills to help work through any problems with how you are feeling  for relating to the people in your life, unlike other self- help books this book helps you to work through issues and be more self-aware about how certain situations may make you feel, to write down your thoughts, and helps you understand the difference between what you think and how you feel.  It helps you to really look at yourself and your relationship with both your partner and others around you.   The important thing to remember when working through this that it all takes time,” it won’t happen overnight but it will happen”.

 

Really Relating