Jane L. Rosen: “Nine Women, One Dress

Jane L. Rosen: “Nine Women, One Dress

Reviewed by Miriam Scott.

Manhattan, a famous department store and a dress that changes lives: What more could you want from a book?

Well the suspense of will they/won’t they get together for one, comeuppence to the deserving for another. This book follows several women and the ‘dress of the season’, delivering satisfying endings and charming stories in the process.

From the woman secretary in love with her boss to the young girl who finally understands who she really is under her burqa, this little gem will delight and outrage you in turn.
Have fun!

This book is available at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

Record Sale @ Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library will be holding a Record Sale on Tuesday 5 September from 10.00am.

Over 300 vinyl records will be available to purchase including old library stock as well as donations made to the Library. Composers include the great classics, such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart; as well as Choir of King’s College Cambridge, the French National Radio Orchestra, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.

A mix of classical, folk, and children’s music will be available, as well as recordings of theatrical works.

There will strictly be no previewing or pre-sales – all items will be available for sale on the day. Prices are $3.00 per record, or 10 for $20.00.

Please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 if you need any further information.


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

National Family History Month 2017 Photographic Display & Ancestry DNA Forum


Lithgow Library National Family History Month Event was a great success with guest speaker Katherine Leighton’s inspiring adoptee tale a hit with the large crowd. This was followed by an open forum led by Kathy and well-known local Vicki Hartley with many participants from the crowd contributing to the discussion of family history research using DNA testing.

Still on display at the Library are the photographs, by David Rawsthorne, replicating the ancestor images of two well-known members of the Lithgow Living History Re-enactment Group, family historian Vicki Hartley and Heritage and Development Consultant Ian Rufus.

The library’s next speaker event will be in History Week 7th September, 2017

Becoming Unbecoming

Becoming Unbecoming.  

Reviewed by Ali.

Becoming unbecoming is a beautiful graphic novel. Through simple beautiful illustrations and moving text it takes the reader on a heartbreaking journey.

‘Becoming Unbecoming explores gender violence, blame, shame, and social responsibility. Through image and text Una asks what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned. With the benefit of hindsight Una explores her experience, wonders if anything has really changed and challenges a global culture that demands that the victims of violence pay its cost’.










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