Natalie Topaz and artwork

New laneway artwork on the library wall

Natalie Topaz and artwork

Lithgow Tidy Towns and artist Natalie Topaz spent the morning installing the latest laneway artwork on the library wall along Burns Lane this morning.  The vibrant panels titled ‘Seasons of the Daughter’ add a burst of colour to the laneway and the dull section of brick wall.


Be sure to wander down Burns Lane on your way to the library and check out the latest additions.


Let’s celebrate Wattle Day!

To herald the approach of spring, Lithgow and District Community Nursery, with involvement from Lithgow and Oberon Landcare Association, Lithgow Tidy Towns and Lithgow Library are celebrating Wattle Day with a special morning tea and talks on Thursday 30 August 2018 from 11.00am.

Speakers at the morning tea will be Huw Evans – Senior Land Services Officer with Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Helen Drewe, one of the authors of Native Plants of Hassans Walls, a book that highlights the diversity of our local native plants including wattles. The ukulele group has been learning wattle songs and members of the Community Nursery will be available for questions. Morning tea will start at 11am and be followed by the talks.

30 August 2018


Natalie Topaz and artwork

National Family History Month

Glen Davis


In conjunction with the Lithgow and District Family History Society the Lithgow Library will be the venue for events celebrating National Family History Month during August 2018.

Throughout the month of August an eclectic collection of items donated to the LDFHS over 30 years will be on display, along with items from the library collection.

The Society has invited Leonie Knapman to speak about her life growing up as a miner’s daughter in Glen Davis and Keith Painter will share some of the interesting information that he has unearthed during his research on James Padley.

The free history talk will take place on Saturday 11 August from 9am to 11.30am and includes morning tea. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Lithgow Library on 63529100.

11 August 2018

9am to 11.30am

How they met

How They Met. By David Levithan


How they met

How They Met.

By David Levithan

Review by Ali.

How they met is a gorgeous collection of short stories by David Levithan. I have yet to read anything I don’t love of his work and this is no exception. It is basically a collection of sweet love stories. Each story is different but they are connected by the human experiences that we can all relate to: meeting someone, crushing, heart-break, disappointment, magic and falling in love.

If you’re in the mood for some sweetness and a happily ever after-but with twists and turns-this could be your next book.

How They Met is available for loan from the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

The Dress in the Window

The Dress in the Window By Sofia Grant

The Dress in the Window

“E-audio book* Download free from Lithgow Library’s e-catalogue Axis360 , available free to all members of the library.

Relax and listen to this wonderful story of sisterhood, ambition, and reinvention.

World War II has ended and American women are shedding their old clothes for the gorgeous new styles. Voluminous layers of taffeta and tulle, wasp waists, and beautiful colour—all so welcome after years of sensible styles and strict rationing. 

Jeanne Brink and her sister Peggy both had to weather every tragedy the war had to offer—Peggy now a widowed mother, Jeanne without the fiancé she’d counted on, both living with Peggy’s mother-in-law in a grim mill town.  But despite their grey pasts they long for a bright future—Jeanne by creating stunning dresses for her clients with the help of her sister Peggy’s brilliant sketches.

Together, they combine forces to create amazing fashions and a more prosperous life than they’d ever dreamed of before the war. But sisterly love can sometimes turn into sibling jealousy. Always playing second fiddle to her sister, Peggy yearns to make her own mark. But as they soon discover, the future is never without its surprises, ones that have the potential to make—or break—their dreams.

Membership is free at Lithgow Library, and our branches at Portland and Wallerawang. Please contact us on 6352 9100 for any further information, or come in to the library to learn more about our free ebooks and e-audio books.



NAIDOC Week Storytime

Lithgow Library celebrated NAIDOC Week with a special Storytime with Uncle Owen.  The children enjoyed learning about his collection of artifacts including his very noisy bullroarer and clapping sticks. The library would like to thank Uncle Owen who came along at very short notice to help us celebrate NAIDOC Week. A fabulous time was had by all.

Sandi Docker

A conversation with Sandie Docker

Sandi Docker

A conversation with Sandie Docker


Sandie Docker is bringing her debut novel, ‘Kookaburra Creek Café’ to Lithgow Library on Monday July 30 at 11am. Sandie will talk about the experiences that led her to the idea for her beautiful debut novel which takes readers on an emotional journey through loss, love and hope.


The Kookaburra Creek Café tells the story of three generations of women, each with a tragic past, who are thrown together seemingly by chance in a quirky little café in the small Australian town of Kookaburra Creek.


Please contact the library on 63529100 for more information.


30 July 2018


11 am


Art Class

Art Workshops with Wendy Anne

Art Class


School holidays is off to a great start with our fun art sessions today with Wendy Anne. Thanks Wendy for all your great tips, and thanks to everyone who came and drew some fantastic animals!


There’s still lots on at the Library this holidays, call the Library for more information on 63529100


Skills Workshop

Skills workshop

 Skills Workshop

Join us at Lithgow Library on the 30th of July for the third in our series of Skill Yourself Workshops.

Everyone is welcome – During this workshop we will be learning how to repair holes in plaster board and how to take care of your paint brushes and equipment.

Light snacks are provided. No booking is required, just come along and join in.

For more information please contact the library on 6352 9100.

30 July 2018

10am – 12pm