Old Books Needing New Homes

In a bid to make room for the ever growing collection, Lithgow Library is saying goodbye to its outdated and obsolete books. Items from all subject genres as well as outdated fiction will be on sale at the Lithgow Library from 19 September to 6 October.

Lithgow Library will be holding a big book fair with deleted items on sale for the bargain price of 50 cents each. Most of these items come from the obsolete Stack collection where the older books related to subjects have been stored, but changing library needs mean that it is time for much of this collection to find new homes. The sale will take place during library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm Saturdays.

“As the saying goes, one man’s treasure is another man’s junk and I’m certain there will be treasures aplenty during this sale. It will be sad to see some of them go but they are surplus to the library’s needs, so I hope they become someone else’s treasures,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

Some of the items available will include various craft and hobby books, Loeb Classics, sports and history.  There will be something for everyone so pop in and have a look.  For more information on the big book fair contact the library on 6352 9100.

 

CONTACT:

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

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

 

Big Bookfair!

In a bid to make room for the ever growing collection Lithgow Library is saying goodbye to its outdated and obsolete Stack books. Items from all subject genres as well as outdated fiction will be on sale at the Lithgow Library from 19 September to 6 October for the bargain price of 50 cents each. The sale will take place during library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm Saturdays.

Come along and find a treasure. Some of the items available will include various older craft and hobby books, Loeb Classics, sports and history.  There will be something for everyone so pop in and have a look.

19 September – 6 October 2018

Library opening hours. 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm Saturdays.

Australian Reading Hour  

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. We want Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading. Take the time to learn, grow, escape and relax.

In children, reading has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future.

In adults, reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.

So grab a book from the Library and read your stress away!

Thursday 20 September 2018

Bang your Drum at Wallerawang Library!

Wallerawang Library will be beating to a different rhythm when free play along drum sessions start on 20 September 2018. 

Every Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm in the Wallerawang Library meeting room there will be a community drumming session. Everyone is welcome to come and try their hand at percussion, even if you have never banged a drum before. There will be some instruments available to have a go or you can bring your own. 

Community drumming is a vehicle that can lead to wellness, promote general wellbeing, as well as build community and foster team spirit. It also helps to bring our bodies back into rhythm and drumming in groups helps us feel connected to others and are just fun. Anyone can pick up a rhythm and you don’t need fancy instruments, even a strong plastic bucket will get you started.

“Libraries make great spaces to meet up with likeminded people and while drumming might not seem to be your usual library activity, the meeting space at Wallerawang Library is the ideal space for this type of group,” said Acting Library Coordinator Sharon Lewis.

No bookings are required for the group and everyone is welcome to come along. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardians who are welcome to join in or use the library during the sessions.  For more information contact the Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 or Wallerawang Library on 6355 1101.

 

CONTACT:

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

 

Robert Lindsey
Wallerawang Branch Librarian
Tel: 6355 1101

Ukuleles now at Wallerawang Library

Lithgow Library services has announced that in addition to the very popular ukulele groups which meet at the Lithgow and Portland Libraries, a new Ukulele group is now coming to Wallerawang Library on the second Saturday of the month.

Starting from the 8 September at 10.30am, interested ukulele players and other musicians are welcome to come along and join in the fun of making music and singing. Even if you can’t play the ukulele, singing in this fun group session is something anyone can do.  The library has a small number of ukuleles for people to borrow if they just want to give it a go.

“The ukulele group always look like they are having a great time and they have become very accomplished performers.  They also love the community spirit playing in a group instils and it is wonderful that they want to include Wallerawang Library so more people can participate,” said Acting Library Coordinator Sharon Lewis.

No bookings are required for this group and everyone is welcome to come along. For more information contact the Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 or Wallerawang Library on 6355 1101.

 

CONTACT:
Sharon Lewis
Acting Library Coordinator                                                                                              
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

My Health Record – information sessions

Did you know you probably already have a My Health Record? It was created for you in 2016 unless you opted out. My Health Record is a secure online summary of your key health information. You can view it anywhere, anytime and your healthcare providers can add and view documents if you let them.

Come to a Library Information Session to find out more and learn how to use your My Health Record.

Wednesday 15 August, 19 September, and Thursday 11 October,

10.30 am – 12 pm

The other wife

The Other Wife by Michael Robotham

The other wife

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O’Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William’s bedside, covered in his blood – a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew – and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price.

This title is available via our new digital book platform RB Digital. We have over 1000 ebooks, e-audio books and digital magazine available to loan FREE from the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

Come in to the library and ask for help to set up your RB digital account today.

 

the reading hour

The Reading Hour

the reading hour

 

Join us at Lithgow Library for The Reading Hour. The Reading Hour is an initiative to encourage families to read with their children for just 10 minutes every day. We will help get you started with a Storytime hour on Thursday 20th September, from 4-5pm. We have some special guest readers, followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Bring along your favourite teddy and wear your comfy PJ’s!

Thursday September 20

4pm-5pm

RB Digital

New electronic resources at Lithgow Library

RB Digital

Lithgow Library is thrilled to be able to bring to you, RB Digital, our new electronic resources supplier. Library members have free access to the most recent audiobooks, magazines and eBooks on their devices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

With access to 118 magazine titles, over 1000 audiobooks and eBooks, readers are ensured of finding something to suit their tastes.  To access RB Digital you will need to be a library member. Membership is free and takes only a few minutes.  Once you are a member go to the library website and follow the links to get up and running with RB Digital.

Haynes AllAccess Manuals

Lithgow Library is now able to offer free access to hundreds of online car and motorcycle manuals through its new subscription to Haynes AllAccess Manuals. There are 51 makes of cars and 102 motorcycles with hundreds of models available at your fingertips. All you need is a library card.

Library members will be able to access the manuals directly on the library computers but also from home using their permanent library card number. Joining the library is free and can be done in person at Lithgow, Portland or Wallerawang libraries. You just need to bring identification showing your current address.  It is also possible to join online via the catalogue option on the library website where you will receive a temporary library number. Then drop into one of the libraries to verify your information and receive a permanent borrower number and card.

http://www.haynesallaccess.com/