Exciting ebooks now available for loan

New titles have just been added to Lithgow Library’s ebook collection, including:

  • Reckoning by Magda Szubanski – ‘Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story’
  • The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood – A gripping, starkly imaginative story by an Australian writer, and winner of the 2016 Stella Prize.
  • Audrey and Givenchy: a fashion love affair by Cindy DeLaHoz – a celebration of Audrey and Givenchy’s work both onscreen and off, featuring fashion profiles on such classics as Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, How to Steal a Million, and perhaps greatest of all, Funny Face.

 

Download now from the Library’s ebook collection – http://library.lithgow.com/ebook-collection/

 

ebook Audrey and Givenchy  ebook Natural Way of Thingsebook Reckoning

 

 

 

Refugee Week Talk and Workshop

Join us at Lithgow Library on World Refugee Day, Monday 20 June, from 10.00am to 11.00 am, for a special event to be held in conjunction with the LASARS, the Lithgow branch refugee support group.

The event will feature speakers talking about some of the myths surrounding refugees; the Ration Challenge, with samples of the food; poetry readings; and a slide presentation. Morning tea will be included in this free event.

A Star Making Workshop for the One Million Stars to End Violence project will follow. You are invited to make one or more stars to contribute towards the Library’s target of a thousand stars that will be part of the One Million Stars to End Violence Project: An installation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

LASARS will exhibit a month long display in the Library’s cabinets, you are welcome to come and view anytime throughout June.

Monday 20 June 2016

10.00am to 11.00am

Refugee Week 2016

 

National Simultaneous Storytime

Lithgow Library joined other schools and libraries right across Australia this morning in presenting National Simultaneous Storytime. Mayor Maree Statham enthralled local children with her reading of the story ‘I Got This Hat’ and lots of hats were worn and made at craft time. Lots of fun in the library today!

Join us next week for Storytime @ Lithgow Library at 10.30am. Our theme is ‘Animals’, and we’ll be featuring one of our most favourite books – ‘Dear Zoo’.

storytime

FOOL’S QUEST by Robin Hobb.

If you like sword and soimg-Fool's Questrcery fantasy series, this compares with the best.

Published in 2015, this is volume 2 of the “Fitz and the Fool” trilogy.
The previous volume, “Fool’s Assassin”, was published in 2014.
I’m hoping the author brings out the third and final volume before March 2017.

Robin Hobb has been world building for some years with numerous interrelated series taking place on the one alternate world. The Farseer trilogy and the Tawny Man trilogy are the most closely related prequels to this latest thriller.
Publisher’s blurb: “Long ago, Fitz and the Fool changed the world, bringing back the magic of dragons and securing both the Farseer succession and the stability of the kingdom. Or so they thought. But now the Fool is near death, maimed by mysterious pale-skinned figures whose plans for world domination hinge upon the powers the Fool may share with Fitz’s own daughter. Distracted by the Fool’s perilous health, and swept up against his will in the intrigues of the royal court, Fitz lets down his guard . . . and in a horrible instant, his world is undone and his beloved daughter stolen away by those who would use her as they had once sought to use the Fool–as a weapon. But FitzChivalry Farseer is not without weapons of his own. An ancient magic still lives in his veins. And though he may have let his skills as royal assassin diminish over the years, such things, once learned, are not so easily forgotten. Now enemies and friends alike are about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a man who has nothing left to lose”

A great read. ****

Copy available for loan from: Lithgow Library Learning Centre,
In the Fiction section at SF HOB. See: Catalogue Link

Free Tutoring @ Lithgow Library

Free tutoring, advice and assistance with any homework assignments is available at the Lithgow Library Homework Zone.

Staffed by a fully qualified teacher, Homework Zone operates each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm during school term. The service is aimed at students in Years 3-12. Assistance is available across the curriculum, including general school skills such as essay writing and research guidance.

No bookings are required for these free sessions – just turn up with your homework. The Library is a great place to study, with free computer and free wifi access for members. We have quiet spaces for studying, and group tables for collaborative work.

“Free tutoring at the Homework Zone is an excellent way to support youth in their school efforts. The Homework Zone is a key element in the Library’s important role as a learning hub for the community,” 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

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at the Library

Lithgow Library will be holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in conjunction with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 26 May from 10am-12pm. As part of the celebrations nationally renowned local costume designer Elizabeth Elwell-Cook will be conducting a talk on her costume designs at 10.30am.
Join us for a scrumptious morning tea, enjoy our guest speaker’s talk, and support the Cancer Council with a donation. Wear a ‘mad’ hat and go into the draw for a prize.
Elizabeth “Bess” Elwell-Cook is an experienced historical costumier. Her re-creations are diverse – from Ancient Egyptian, to High Renaissance, to the 20th Century. She prides herself on accuracy, having researched museum collections worldwide for detailed knowledge of cut and construction.
Past credits include “The Tempest – Steampunked!” for The Puzzle at the Sydney Fringe Festival 2012; a 1920s razor-gang-themed “All’s Well That Ends Well” (2013) for Shakespeare by the River; an award winning Elvis gold tuxedo replica; and a Leonardo Da Vinci costume that now resides as a permanent exhibit at the Da Vinci Museum in Seoul, Korea; as well as screen productions, medieval fairs and re-enactments.

Bess is currently working as conservator on the Girl Guides NSW & ACT historic uniform collection as part of her Master of Creative Practice with Charles Sturt University (Wagga), and the National Museum of Australia (Canberra), a new opera of The Water Babies to open at the Seymour Centre in June 2016, and is designing “Much Ado About Nothing” for Lithgow’s Blast Furnace Theatre into 2017.
“The library is a fabulous venue for the Biggest Morning Tea and this year’s celebration will be even more special with such an interesting special guest. I encourage everyone to come along and join in”, Mayor Maree Statham said.
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.

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

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

Discover Local History at Lithgow Library Learning Centre

As part of the Library and Information Week theme “Discover more through your library and information service”, Local History Library Officer Kay Shirt and Library Team Leader Sharon Lewis, will present an introduction to the Local Studies Collection on Tuesday 24 May at 10.30am followed by a morning tea.

Kay and Sharon will give an overview of the range of resources available at the library for people researching the local area. Included in the session, some ‘treasures’ from the collection will be highlighted. A light morning tea will follow. Please call the library on 9352-9100 to book in for this exciting event.

Tuesday 24 May 2016

10.30am
cup&crown

A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls
By Patrick Ness
Review by Terry

“The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.”

This is a beautifully written book that is remarkable in the way it captures the deeply emotional topic of death and grieving. With atmospheric words and breathtaking illustrations, this Young Adult book is highly recommended for all ages.

Soon to be released as a major movie starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver.
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness

Homework Zone @ Lithgow Library

Homework Zone @ Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library offers a free tutoring service in the Homework Zone every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm during school term.

Homework Zone is staffed by a fully qualified teacher, who is able to give advice and assistance on assignments and homework questions, as well as general guidance on essay writing and research skills.

Homework Zone is specifically for students in Years 3-12.

No bookings are required for this free service.

View Homework Zone Flyer

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & Speaker Event

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & Speaker Event

Lithgow Library will be holding a Mad Hatter’s tea party in conjunction with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 26 May from 10am-12pm. As part of the celebrations nationally renowned local costume designer Elizabeth Elwell-Cook will be conducting a talk on her costume designs at 10.30am.

Thursday 26 May 2016

10am to 12pm

Elizabeth Elwell-Cook