John Barnes Exhibition

John Barnes, an iconic local artist, will be exhibiting at Lithgow Library for the month of November – his books and art are well known for their local imagery and historic significance.

Lithgow historian and artist John Barnes, renowned for his drawings of buildings in the Lithgow area, is set to create an exhibition that tells the stories of Lithgow. On show from Thursday November 1 until Friday 30 November 2018, this exhibition will have audiences engaged in the tales that have fascinated locals for more than a century.

With each drawing, John Barnes collects the stories of the people surrounding each place. From the Barton Park Murders to Sir Joseph Cook in the Vale of Clwydd Mine, John’s images divulge some of Lithgow’s most gruesome and uplifting stories.

“The diversity of the artworks that have been on display this year at the Lithgow Library has been outstanding”, said Mayor Ray Thompson. “John’s work is of local and historical significance, this is a great opportunity to have a look at some of his work”.

The free exhibition will be on display from 1-30 November 2018 at Lithgow Library during library opening hours. For more information on this exhibition or upcoming exhibitions contact the library on 6352 9100.

 

CONTACT:

Ray Thompson

Mayor                                                                                                                                   
Tel: 02 6354 9999                                                              
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Sharon Lewis

Library Team Leader
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                        
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Free Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors classes at the Library

Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang Libraries will be once again holding basic technology classes for seniors starting from the 17 October 2018, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00pm.

“Previous sessions of Tech Savvy Seniors were very popular and highlighted that internet use and computer literacy are important skills that are essential in our society. The classes will provide a gateway for seniors who feel overwhelmed by technology”, said Mayor Ray Thompson.

To provide our senior members of the community with some insight into the requirements of our changing world, the Lithgow Library Learning Centre is hosting Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors classes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings starting from 17 October 2018.  The classes will be held over 6 weeks and are spread across the libraries in Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang.

Classes range from introduction to the Internet and social media, to smartphones and online shopping and banking. To assist participants to become comfortable using the skills taught in the class, we request that you bring your own device. Bookings are essential.

For more information about the sessions available and to make a booking please contact the Lithgow Library on 6352 9100. You can also find the program on the library website or Facebook page.

 

Contact: 

Ray Thompson
Mayor                                                                                                                                  
Tel: 02 6354 9999                                                              
Fax: 02 6351 4259

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

Get Online Week

Get Online Week will take place from 15-21 October 2018. This year everyone is asked to #Try1thing!

Get Online Week is the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign. Delivered in the UK by Good Things Foundation since 2007, the campaign is going global for the first time, with Get Online Week 2018 also taking place in Australia. This year’s Get Online Week 2018 will give people the opportunity to Try 1 Thing – do just one new thing online as a next step to improving their digital skills.

Lithgow Library will be hosting a series of information sessions about our new digital resources – e-Books, e-Audio books and eMagazines. There will be sessions at each of the branches and we will show you how to join the Library and how to access our digital resources from home.

“Digital inclusion is so important for all members of our community,” said Mayor Ray Thompson. “Being connected is a cornerstone of today’s society, so it is wonderful that the library is providing this opportunity to our community.”

The sessions will be held at all library branches. 12.00pm Tuesday 16 October at Portland Library; 11.00am Wednesday 17 October at Wallerawang Library; 11.00am Friday 19 October at Lithgow Library. Morning tea will be provided so please RSVP for catering purposes.

For more information about this free event please contact Lithgow Library on 02 6352 9100.