Author Talk – Tom Lovett – Battle for the Truth

Lithgow Library will be hosting an author talk by Tom Lovett on Saturday 6 April from 10am to 12pm.

Battle for Truth by Thomas R Lovett, is futuristic adventure and romance set in Sydney Australia in the last decade of the 21st century. Sub-titled Resisting the Future One World Government, the story moves and entertains while encouraging the reader to think about trends in society and where those trends are leading. This epic futuristic story of conspiracies amidst radical social and technological changes contains gripping battle scenes between light and dark spiritual forces, and describes the calamities facing the world and human life.

The free author talk will take place at Lithgow Library on Saturday 6 April 2019 from 10am to 12pm. Morning tea is provided and bookings are preferred by contacting the library on 63529100.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris



The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris


Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer – the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance.

This story is based on the true story of Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, the Tatowierer of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Harmony Day Storytime at Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library invites everyone to a special multicultural Harmony Day Storytime on Wednesday 20 March 2018.

“Diversity is what makes Australia a great place to live and Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home,” said Mayor Cr Ray Thompson.

The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’.  Harmony Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster a sense of belonging for everyone. Since 1999, more than 70,000 Harmony Day events have been held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.

“Our cultural diversity should be something we celebrate every day. It’s what makes us stronger as a community. Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for all”, continued the Mayor.

Participants at the special Harmony Day Storytime will enjoy some stories from around the world, fun songs, craft activities, delicious Vietnamese rolls from Pho 68 and other multicultural treats.

 Storytime is an early literacy program aimed at pre-schoolers and their families. This is a free event and all are welcome so why not join in on Wednesday 20 March 2018 from 10.30am.

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



Book Launch at Lithgow Library


Lithgow Library invites you to the launch of a new children’s picture book written and published by local author Suzanne Day.

Suzanne Day has written a number of children’s books which she is publishing over time. Her latest published picture book, Adventures of Constable Teddybear in Teddybearland, will be launched at Lithgow Library on Friday March 22 at 10:00am.

Suzanne is a local artist who tries to include important life lessons in all of her works. The majority of her works contain a message to help educate children about things like boundaries, self esteem, values and domestic violence. Her latest book contains an important message about bullying.

 “Local artists and authors are a valuable resource in this community and we are lucky to have this opportunity where they can present their works to the community,” said Mayor Cr Ray Thompson.

This event will be held at Lithgow Library on Friday March 22 2019, at 10:00am. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP preferred for catering purposes.

For more information on this free event please contact Lithgow Library on

6352 9100 or


Free creative narrative writing course


Lithgow Library is introducing an 8 week creative narrative writing course.  Learn how to construct a story with our teacher Dawn. Unleash your inner creative.

Wednesdays starting 20 March 2019 until 8 May 2019

11am to 12.30pm

Poetry slam

Seniors Festival Poetry Slam A Great Success!

Poetry slam

An enthusiastic crowd gathered at Lithgow Library on Thursday 21st  February to hear 11 local poets and wordsmiths perform their own work at this year’s Seniors Festival Poetry Slam.

“This event provided our seniors with an opportunity to perform, to be heard and connect to community through poetry. Creative ageing is good for us. We have more friends, experience more joy and live longer when we are involved in a creative activity,” said Mayor Ray Thompson.

Viktoria Gulabovski, Community Development Officer for Lithgow Council, was thrilled with the interest shown in the event by performers. “It was really amazing to see people together sharing out loud the things they have written about!”

“We had a bit of everything.  Rhymes and beautifully delivered spoken words about the new age, being heard, listening to your doctor (or not), friendship, love and loss,” added Acting Library co-ordinator, Sharon Lewis. 

Other performers spoke about things such as working in the coal mines, political correctness, becoming older, growing up, and guinea pigs. “It was a wonderfully diverse afternoon of entertainment’” commented poet and performer, Reg Reid.

To set the tone for the afternoon, Master of ceremonies Sophie Meredith, herself a poet and published author, impressed the audience with her energy and versatility as she opened the slam and welcomed the audience.

Each contestant was then allowed two minutes to impress the 5 judges, selected at random from the audience, with their own original word artistry.

The winners of the slam were Su Leybourne with her poem, A New Age Lament, followed by Paul Meverley in second place with his poem, Thank You for Listening, and Wendy Varney landed third place with her poem, Doctor’s Orders, who entertained the crowd with her exuberance and spark.

Anyone who was inspired by the Lithgow Seniors Festival Poetry Slam, and would like to start a self-directed poetry group at the Library, please call Sharon Lewis on 6352 9100. Also, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming creative narrative writing class soon to be scheduled at the library.