July Storytime

Join us every Wednesday at Lithgow Library from 10.30am for Storytime! Our very popular program for preschoolers and their carers includes books, songs, dancing, puppets and craft.

Coming up the month of July are the following themed storytime sessions:

Wednesday 5th July – NAIDOC week storytime! Join us with special guest Aunty Helen Riley who will read a Wiradjuri story and tell us a little bit about NAIDOC week and what it means.

Wednesday 12th July – Home. This week we will be reading “Where’s my home” by Emma Jennings and “Where do you live snail?” by Petr Horacek. 

Wednesday 19th July – This week we are rhyming with favourite authors Jan Thomas and Pamela Allen, followed by a fun craft activity.

Wednesday 26th July – This week we are reading about Mice. We will “Count with Maisy” and read “The Lion Inside” by Rachel Bright.

July 2016

10.30-11.30am

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Winter Warmer Storytime

A great time was had by all the families who braved the cold yesterday and joined in our Winter Warmer Storytime! The kids looked fabulous in their pyjamas, and brought along some great teddies to join in the fun. We finished up with come cookies and hot chocolate, yum! We had so much fun we will do it again soon, watch this space!

21st June 2017

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, Reviewed by Kay Shirt

There has been a renewed interest in this and other novels by Margaret Atwood with the release of the MGM-Hulu TV series adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale (created by Bruce Miller) to rave reviews. It is described as a ‘… timely dystopian cautionary tale’ for America’. When I first read this book in the 1980s it was interesting for its speculative dystopian themes that seemed impossible to imagine being a reality. Not anymore! Well worth a read.

From the back cover blurb

‘Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…’

 
This book is available at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.