History Week 2019 Events at the Library

The theme for History Week 2019 is ‘Memory & Landscapes’ and to celebrate, the Library is remembering Lithgow’s landscapes by holding an exhibition of panorama photographs, hosting a guest speaker and a history walk and talk of the CBD.

Guest speaker Mark Langdon, a renowned and published historian will speak on the local panorama photograph collection held at the library and on display during September. He will also speak on the process of panorama photography and the local photographers of the Lithgow area. Join us on Wednesday 4 September at 3:00pm for this free talk and afternoon tea.

Do you remember the terraces in Naomi, Mort and Eskbank Streets? Do you know where the original Town Hall stood? The second event for History Week is a walk and talk of the central business area on Saturday 7 September 2019 also lead by Mark Langdon. The walk and talk will follow the theme of Memory and Landscape and entitled ‘Lithgow’s Missing Landscape’. Join us to remember and learn what was here before and what remains of our historic centre.

The walk starts and finishes at the library, registration is at 11.30am for a 12:00pm start. The walk route includes Naomi Street, Mort Street from the Lithgow to Bridge Street corners, St Patrick’s Church, Waratah Street, Bridge Street, Eastern Main Street and Eskbank Street, finishing at the Library at about 1pm. Please make a booking by ringing the library on 6352 9100.

This event celebrates and increases community awareness of the cultural diversity and rich history and heritage of the Lithgow LGA. 



Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Lithgow Celebrates Wattle Day

Once the wattles start to bloomand spring is nigh, it’s the perfect time to celebrate Wattle Day at Lithgow Library with a special morning tea, entertainment and talks on Monday 2 September from 11.00am.

Wattle has been our National floral emblem since 1988 and Wattle Day has been officially celebrated nationallyon 1 September since 1992. To stimulate interest in, and care for the local natural environment, Lithgow Library with help from Lithgow and District Community Nursery, Lithgow and Oberon Landcare Association, Lithgow Beehive and Lithgow Tidy Townsare once again hosting a community event that is inclusive, educational and entertaining.

Speakers at the morning tea will be Huw Evans – Senior Land Services Officer with Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Carol Proberts who will be talking about wattles, birds, butterflies and the local fauna.There will also be songs and entertainment. For more information on the free Wattle Day event contact the Lithgow Library on 63529100.


Sharon Tollard                                                                                                
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                        
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Seniors Silver Screen event cancellation

Sadly due to circumstances beyond our control this month’s Silver Screen for Seniors scheduled for Thursday 15 August has been cancelled.

Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for more information and to book your spot.

Destination Pagoda information session

Lithgow Library will be hosting an information session and viewing of the film Destination Pagoda on Wednesday 21 August at 5.30pm.

The Gardens of Stone National Park is a region on our doorstep with unique and world class landscapes, wildlife and flora. The Lithgow Environment Group, Colong Foundation and Blue Mountains Conservation Society want to share with interested locals the beauty and potential for this area.

A screening of the film by Tom Zybricki – Destination Pagoda – and an information session will be held in the Lithgow Library.

Libraries are about information and ensuring that communities have access to it. The information session will provide an opportunity for the community to hear about the Destination Pagoda proposal and the beauty of the Gardens of Stone National Park.

No bookings are required for the free event to be held on Wednesday 21 August 2019 from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Lithgow Library.




Super Smash Bros Ultimate Casual Competition at Lithgow Library

Libraries aren’t just about books and quiet study anymore, they’re dynamic and vibrant community spaces where like-minded people can meet up for a variety of events and activities. That is what Aidan Crann discovered when he approached Lithgow Library recently with his idea for a video game competition.

Aidan was looking for a place where members of the community could gather to hang out and enjoy a casual video game competition. The Lithgow Library was happy to offer the space and equipment to support and encourage young people to develop their creativity.

“Council is always happy to encourage young people to come together and engage in community activities,” said Mayor Ray Thompson. “The libraries are a public space for all to share so we want to encourage young people to come in and use the facility. Programs that appeal to youth, especially ones requested by youth themselves, are most likely to increase their use of the Library space”.

The group is suitable for a range of ages although children under 8 will require an adult to stay with them. “Beginners are welcome to join in. We can help you learn to play and even lend you a controller to use,” said Aiden. The group will meet every Tuesday at the Lithgow Library from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. If you have a Nintendo controller please bring it along.

No bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the library on 63529100.