“Blood salt water” by Denise Mina

Book review by Robert Lindsay

“Blood salt water” by Denise Mina

Scottish author Denise Mina produces a fifth tale centred around Detective Inspector Alex Morrow in “Blood salt water.” Much of the story takes place in the sleepy, scenic, Scottish coastal community of Helensburgh in the shadow of the independence referendum. Mina weaves a complex plot as Morrow seeks to find the truth behind the disappearance of a Spanish woman and mother of two, Roxanna Fuentecilla. Morrow discovers a complicated conspiracy that stretches well beyond Helensburgh. Unlike most crime novels, the reader will almost certainly feel sympathy for the perpetrator of the crime. A suspenseful novel of power, vengeance and avarice. Another brilliantly intricate and psychologically challenging plot which will hold you entranced until the end.
This book is available for borrowing from Lithgow Library and Learning Centre.

blood salt water

Piranha’s Don’t Eat Bananas Aaron Blabey

Piranha’s Don’t Eat Bananas
Aaron Blabey
Book Review by Kellie Drengenberg

This is a great fun picture book from the master of fun, Aaron Blabey. Brian loves bananas. Trouble is, Brian is a piranha. And his friends aren’t happy about his fondness for fruit. No, they’re not happy at all…

Also shortlisted for Book Week 2016, this is a great picture book to share with the whole family.
This book is available for loan from the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.


eBooks & eAudio books @ Lithgow Library!

Lithgow Library Learning Centre has a great collection of eBooks and eAudio books available free to members of the library.

Join us on Tuesday mornings on September 6, 13, 20 and 27, when the library will hold information sessions on how to access the eBook and eAudio book collection. The sessions start at 10.30am and staff will be at hand to offer information and advice. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the library on 6352 9100.

The Axis 360 eBook and eAudio collection is accessed through the library website and from a convenient app. Ebooks and eAudio books can be downloaded to most computers, laptops, readers, tablets, and smart phones – anytime, anywhere. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Library staff will be happy to check your membership details, or join you up, to ensure that you are ‘eBook ready’. Membership to the library is free.

“Ebooks and eAudio books are a valuable addition to the library’s collection. Many people in the community will benefit from the 24/7 availability, simplicity and accessibility of the Axis 360 Collection,” said Lithgow Library Coordinator Terry O’Keefe.

Planning and providing quality community and recreational facilities and services for a healthy, vibrant and harmonious community is part of Council’s Caring for our Community Strategy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

The Reading Hour @ the Library

Local children and their teddy bears all had fun at the library’s ‘Reading Hour’ Storytime session last night. Mayor Maree Statham was on hand to join in the fun. Stories, songs and craft were all enjoyed, as well as a warming cup of hot chocolate to finish off the night.

2016 - The Reading Hour - 16 August 16 5 Kyle Maia Hannah Abby Will Mikayla Alice Amber Gwen Imogen Nate

Adult Learners’ Week @ Lithgow Library

Adult Learners’ Week in Australia is part of an international festival of adult learning. Each year, Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated with hundreds of events and activities designed to promote the benefits of learning – in the home, at work and in the community – and to highlight the many options available.

Lithgow Library is pleased to partner with Western Sydney University The College, Verto, Beehive, University of Notre Dame and TAFE Western – Lithgow, to present a special morning tea and information session. This will be held at Lithgow Library on Monday 5 September from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Join us for this free session celebrating Adult Learners’ Week. No bookings are required – just turn up, enjoy a lovely morning tea, and find out more about the learning opportunities available in our local area.

For more information call the library on 9352 9100.
Adult Learners week - 5 Sept 16

Technology One-on-One computer and mobile device classes @ the Library!

The Lithgow Library Learning Centre, Main Street, announces the return of the popular Technology One-on-One sessions. These flexible sessions pair tech-savvy high school students with community members that need help with their phones, e readers, tablets, laptops or even some computer tutoring. You can come in and receive help with any computer or technology issues you may have during a one week period.

These sessions happen only twice a year so bookings are preferred, but there is also the option to drop in with a quick question. Sessions last up to 50 minutes and you can book more than one. Please call the library on 6352 9100 for more information or to secure a booking.

Monday August 29 to Friday 2 September

9.00 am to 5.00 pm.


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After School @ Wallerawang Library

Come along to Wallerawang Library after school every Tuesday and Thursday during school terms. Join in for craft, board games, music, book chats and homework help. Everyone is welcome, and children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. No bookings are required for these free activities, just turn up and join in the fun.

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Lego Club

Last week at LEGO club the challenge was to collaborate and make something that could fly. The kids had a great time building helicopters, planes, boats with wings, birds and even flying saucers!

They had so much fun building and working together!

LEGO club is on every Monday and Tuesday during school term at Lithgow Library. Bookings are essential. Call the Library on 6352 9100 to book your place.

Monday & Tuesday, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Sinning Across Spain by Ailsa Piper

Sinning Across Spain
by Ailsa Piper
Book Review By Ali Kim.
Sinning Across Spain is the story of Ailsa Piper’s 1300 kilometre walk from the southern city of Granada to Galicia, “the bathtub of Spain”, in the far northwest, carrying an unusual cargo. Aside from 10 kilograms of practicalities, she also lugged a load of sins in her swag.

In the tradition of medieval believers, or scammers, who paid others to carry their sins to holy places, and so buy forgiveness, Ailsa asked her colleagues and friends to donate a sin. She then shouldered them across country, being taunted and tempted by them along the way, and trying to discover the mysteries of faith. What is faith? Did she have it? Could she get it? Would she know it if she saw it?

Sinning across Spain celebrates the call of the road, the possibilities for connection, and the simple act of putting one foot down – and then the other, and repeat – for more than a thousand kilometres of dusty road.

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

Local Government Week @ Lithgow Library – Storytime

Lots of fun in the library this morning at Storytime celebrating Local Government Week! Very special thanks to Wendy from Eskbank House Museum and Keely from Lithgow Pool for their fabulous storytelling. And to Kellie and Scotia for continuing to develop exciting storytime sessions.

Join us at next week’s Storytime session when we’ll hear stories, sing, and do some craft, all about ‘Boxes’.

No bookings are required for these free sessions.

Every Wednesday at Lithgow Library


2016 - Local Govt Week Storytime Keely Haddon

2016 – Local Govt Week Storytime – Keely Haddon

2016 - Local Govt Week Storytime - Wendy Hawkes

2016 – Local Govt Week Storytime – Wendy Hawkes