Trove Celebration at Lithgow Library

You are invited to Lithgow Library on Friday 26 August 2016 from 10.30am to 11.30am to celebrate the digitizing of the Lithgow Mercury (1898-1854) to the Trove website. Join us to hear guest speakers, Len Ashworth, retired editor of the Lithgow Mercury, reminisce about his time on the newspaper; and Jan Saundercock, from Lithgow Family History Society, talk about using Trove to research family history. Library staff will also demonstrate using Trove to research local history. Morning tea is included in this free event. No bookings are required. Contact the Library on 6352-9100 for more details.

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Local Government Week @ Lithgow Library – Storytime

Join us on Wednesday 3 August 2016 from 10.30am to 11.30am as we celebrate Local Government Week with a special preschool Storytime session. Guest storytellers will include Wendy from Eskbank House Museum and Keely from Lithgow Pool. Come along for stories, songs and craft, followed by morning tea.
No bookings are required for this free event.

Wednesday 3 August, 2016.

10.30am.

Wendy Hawkes

Christmas in July @ Lithgow Library – The Talespinners

Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed Christmas in July at the Library on Wednesday! The Talespinners – Sue Alvarez and Christine Greenough – provided lots of laughs and memories with their Christmas Traditions show. Lots of fun! Thanks to the Library Team, especially Scotia and Kellie, for all their work in preparing a fabulous morning in the library.

Tale Spinners

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time @ Lithgow Library

Join us at Lithgow Library for Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time – a fun-filled half hour of songs, rhymes and musical instruments. Lead by Kellie, the Library’s Children’s specialist, these sessions are specially developed to support your baby’s valuable early language skills. Suitable for pre-walkers, all sessions are free and no bookings are required. Just turn up and join in.

Every Thursday 10.30 to 11.00.

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A Lady of Expectations: Stephanie Laurens

A Lady of Expectations: Stephanie Laurens
Reviewed by Miriam Scott

Life is a pathway full of negotiations and pitfalls as well as soaring moments of joy. Set in Regency England this book provides a delightful insight into the skills needed to find the right marriage partner in English High Society and the manners and mores of this period.
Sophie Winterton has only ‘expectations’ to bring to a marriage. Jack Lester needs a wife with money. Or so it appears at the beginning of the story. However, Sophie has a backbone and depth of character and Jack is much richer than anyone knows. What Jack really needs is Sophie. He just needs to convince her that that is also what he wants.

This book is available for loan from Lithgow Library Learning Centre
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Tarot Workshop @ Lithgow Library

Tarot Workshop @ Lithgow Library

Join us on Thursday 14 July, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, at Lithgow Library for a Tarot Workshop. Lead by Ginny Shearer – with over 20 years tarot experience – explore the symbolism of the Mythic Tarot deck to gain a deeper understanding of your personal life journey. Suitable for absolute beginners, and for those with more experience, this free workshop is for ages 13+. Afternoon tea will be included.

Contact the library on 6352-9100 to book your place.

7 July 2016
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Christmas in July @ Lithgow Library – Storytime

Join us for a Winter Warmer Storytime Session on Wednesday 27 July at 10.30am. This session will feature wintery stories and frosty songs with a Christmas theme. No bookings are required for this free session – just turn up and join in the fun.

Wednesday 27 July, 2016.

10.30am.

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Christmas in July @ Lithgow Library

Following their successful concert in Seniors Week this year, renowned actors Sue Alvarez and Christine Greenough, known as The Talespinners, return to the Lithgow Library Learning Centre with their “Christmas Traditions” show.

Join us at Lithgow Library on Wednesday 27 July at 11.00am and take a nostalgic trip back in time to Christmases past. This fun free concert will feature “bush Christmas”, “white Christmas”, “decorating the tree”, “family get togethers”, “cooking the chook”, “presents” and “favourite carols”. Listen, laugh, sing along, and then join us afterwards for a light lunch.

Bookings are essential – call the Library on 6352-9100 to secure your place.

The Library’s Storytime session on Wednesday 27 July will also have a ‘Christmas in July’ theme. Bring your pre-schoolers along for a fun morning of wintery and snowy stories, and frosty Christmas songs. This free session starts at 10.30am and no bookings are required.

“Storytelling is important to human development on many levels. It engages older community members by triggering their memories and encourages literacy and language acquisition in the young,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham. “This is why events such as these provide not just entertainment for our community members but also vital engagement and social interaction.”

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.
Pictured are The Tailspinners

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

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

The Dolls’ House by Rumer Godden

by Rumer Godden, Christian Birmingham (Illustrator)

Reviewed By Kay.

Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox. The doll family are owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when Emily and Charlotte fix up a Victorian dolls’ house – just for them. It’s perfect. But then a new arrival starts to wr Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox. The doll family are owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when Emily and Charlotte fix up a Victorian dolls’ house – just for them. It’s perfect. But then a new arrival starts to wreak havoc in the dolls’ house. For Marchpane might be a wonderfully beautiful doll but she is also terribly cruel.  And she always gets her own way.

This book is available for loan from the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

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