International Women's Day

International Women’s Day Celebrated at Lithgow Library

The Library was the place to be on International Women’s Day! A fabulous event featured speakers – Julie Howes, Tania Aussel and Mayor Stephen Lesslie – as well as wonderful music by Kell Hamilton. The event finished with a communal singing session – ‘I Am Woman’ – and a delicious morning tea. Special thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a great morning.

Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for any further information.

 

International Women's Day

Seniors Week -Meet the Mayor

Seniors Festival Celebrated at Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library has enjoyed hosting several sessions and events as part of the Seniors Festival. Our Ukulele group was popular as ever, as was the Meet the Mayor session. Seniors Storytime was lots of fun, and a small group were very interested in the talk by the NSW Trustee and Guardian representative Roxanne Behrens. Author Suzi Samuels talked about her first book, and representatives from the NDIS presented a workshop and information session.

Seniors Week -Meet the Mayor

The Homemade Wedding Cake

The Homemade Wedding Cake by Natasha Collins

 

Making your own wedding cake is now an easy possibility with Natasha’s new book – The Homemade Wedding Cake.

With projects split into chapters entitled Romantic Beginnings, Putting on the Glitz, Laughing All the Way to the Alter, Home(spun) is Where the Heart Is, and Magic in the Air, Natasha’s recipes cater for all types of personalities and preferences.

Each recipe is accompanied with beautiful photography which guides you through the whole process of choosing a design, baking the cake, embellishing it, transporting it, presenting it and serving it so the experience is as stress-free as possible.

This book is available from Lithgow Library, and you can place a free reservation if it is out on loan.

Library membership is free, just bring some identification to join on the spot.

Contact the library on 6352 9100 for any further information.

The Homemade Wedding Cake

“The Unintentional Medium” – Author talk by Suzi Samuel

This is the story of a young widowed mother who discovered that when our loved ones die they do not necessarily stay quiet. Cooking, dating and posture tips from her ghostly grannies aside, Suzi has used her gift to help others, sometimes with very serious problems. This book provides honest insight into this world, at the same time debunking much of the myths and mystique surrounding it.

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Morning tea will be provided afterwards, 

Thursday 9 March, 2017

11.00am

 

Home Library Service Morning Tea

Lithgow Library will be hosting a community morning tea celebrating the Home Library Service.

Lithgow Library staff with current Home Library members, families, carers and other interested community members will gather on Wednesday 29th March at 10.30am to celebrate this excellent service. There will be plenty of entertainment with the Lithgow City Band performing, a local belly dancer showing us her moves, the Library’s own Ukulele Group will be leading us in a good old fashioned sing-a-long, and local residents will regale us with a poetry reading.

The Home Library Service is one of Lithgow Library’s most popular. Every week hundreds of books, talking books, large print books, DVDs and magazines are delivered to residents of Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland. Residents who are housebound due to health or carer responsibilities, or who are otherwise unable to access a branch to select their own materials, are welcome to apply for the Home Library Service. Library staff will select, deliver and collect your returns – free of charge.

“This Morning Tea will not only provide great entertainment for local residents, but will also provide information about the Home Library Service and how easy it is to access this valued library service,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

Ali Kim
Contact:
Stephen Lesslie Mayor Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Terry O’Keefe
Library Coordinator
Tel: 02 6351 9100
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Teen Journaling @ Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library will be hosting Teen Journaling sessions every Tuesday afternoon during school terms from 3.45pm to 5.00pm, starting Tuesday 14 March 2017.

These sessions are aimed at young people aged 12 to 15 years and will be facilitated by Meg Benson, the LINC Adolescent and Family Counsellor who has specialist skills in therapeutically applying expressive arts such as music, journaling and art. Meg will be joined by Mishy Rowan, a talented artist, who is currently the Art Therapy trainee at THRIVE (formerly known as Family Support).

“These innovative and engaging sessions will add to the range of activities on offer for Lithgow’s teenagers. Young people looking for something to do after school will find these sessions fun and valuable, “said Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

“As well as being enjoyable, the self–reflective nature of journaling is known to increase clarity of thought and feelings and enables a broadened perspective on one’s relationship to others as well as internally within the self,” explained Meg Benson. “Music can be complementary to this process and some say “music is what feelings sound like”.

Participants will use a variety of techniques in their scrapbook journals, such as drawing, painting, collage, poetry, narrative and storytelling. Topics to explore will include: ‘how to bring out the best in me’, ‘how to cope with a difficult situation’, ‘people I love ‘and ‘hopes for the future’. A 15 minute group session theme will start each group, and then participants may choose from a pool of activities or topics to focus on privately in their journals as they listen to a wide selection of music.

No bookings are required to attend these free sessions – just turn up and join in. Young people are asked to arrive and finish on time. Membership is free at your local library for all residents.

Please contact the library for any further information on 6352-9100.

Contact:
Stephen Lesslie
Mayor
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Terry O’Keefe
Library Coordinator
Tel: 02 6351 9100
Fax: 02 6351 4364