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“Hardcore 24” by Janet Evanovich

“Hardcore 24” by Janet Evanovich

Reviewed by Miriam Scott.

Stephanie and her entourage of eccentrics and hunks is back! And this time Diesel makes a reappearance. Heaven help us all, or maybe not heaven.
There are headless corpses turning up everywhere, zombies roaming the streets of Trenton and more passes and innuendoes than a girl can take, almost. Grandma provides her usual dose of insanity and tension driving Stephanie’s mother to hard drink and ironing.
A laugh out loud read, full of craziness that somehow works out fine for everyone.
This book is available at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.
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Lynn Morton and Julia Burns

International Women’s Day at Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be holding an exciting program of speakers and activities embracing ‘Press for Progress ‘, the theme of the 2018 International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March from 11am. Special guest speakers Lynne Morton and Julia Burns will be the keynote speakers on the day, the library ukulele group will play and the event will finish with a forum discussion on women’s sheds.

Lynne Morton has been one of the team of librarians at the Jessie Street National Women’s Library since 2012. The Library has been run by volunteers for almost 30 years. The library collects and preserves material and promotes the awareness of the cultural heritage of Australian women. Lynne has a passion for telling stories about inspiring women.

Julia Burns is the Managing Partner of a very successful Human Resources consulting firm in Canberra and a graduate of Lithgow High School. Julia Burns Consulting supports organisations and managers to build productive and harmonious workplaces. Julia’s career highlights include addressing the United Nations General Assembly on gender equality; managing VIP transport services for the Sydney Olympics; and leading workplace relations negotiations and significant change management initiatives in many other government agencies.

Contact the library on 63529100 to make a booking.

8 March 2018


Lynn Morton and Julia Burns

Linda Hine/Fox Whistle Studio – Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library

A vibrant new exhibition at Lithgow Library titled “Colour My World” will be on display during March featuring works by Linda Hine and students from her studio and highlighting Linda’s love of colour.

“The diversity of artists in the Lithgow community never fails to impress, so I am looking forward to the latest exhibition in theLlibrary,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

Colour My World is the latest exhibition to be held in the Library. Linda Hine is a well-known local artist who is part of Artists in Action and opens her studio during the annual arts trail in November each year.  Linda works in various mediums but all of her works reflect her love of colour.

The range of local artists lined up to exhibit in the Library this year is diverse, as are their styles. July and December 2018 are available if any local artists are interested in displaying their work.

For more information on this exhibition or the exhibition space contact the Library on 6352 9100 or Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au



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


Sharon Lewis

Acting Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364


Wimmera by Mark Brandi

Reviewed by Sharon Lewis

Small country towns hold their secrets but they often come back to haunt them in ways that are unexpected and sometimes devastating. This well written debut crime novel will keep you wondering about what if, as it moves from the present to the past and back again.

In the summer of 1989 a stranger comes to town whose presence changes the relationship of two best mates; Ben and Fab in ways they never expected. The sinister events have lifelong repercussions for both of them and their lives are forever affected by not just by one horrific crime, but many of the events that took place in the town, and their lives during that time. Their friendship exceeded bounds as each tried to protect the other in the best way they could to the point they were willing to sacrifice everything to protect one another.

This book is not written as a typical crime novel but is an insight into the legacy that crime such as incest; domestic violence and child abuse have, not just on the victims but entire communities.