Library’s Latest Art Exhibition Highlights Local Talent

During November 2019 an exhibition of paintings by local artists Will and Kellie Hazzard will be on display at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

Will Hazzard is 18 years old and autistic. He had a love of art from a young age, but art became a form of therapy with his autism diagnosis at age 10. Influenced by nature, Will’s work aims for a connection with animals, the environment, and the Wiradjuri land he lives on. His work is often inspired by personal encounters with nature and his paintings represent life cycles and a spiritual connection with the earth. Featuring built up layers of paint, the work is meant to be tactile as Will wants his art to ‘touch’ people.

Kelly Hazzard is a self-taught artist and her works are representations of nature, often animals that she comes across on her rural property between Lithgow and Bathurst. Her art tends to be realistic as she tries to capture the inner spirit of her subjects.

The Lithgow Library is an ideal space to showcase local artistic talents. The free exhibition will run from 1st until 30th November 2019 in the Lithgow Library Learning Centre. For more information about exhibitions at the library or to enquire about holding an exhibition contact the Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.



Library Closure for Urgent Building Works

Lithgow Library will close on Thursday 31 October 2019 while scaffolding is erected for urgent building works.

Lithgow Library will be closed for urgent works on the building’s awning. The work will take place from Thursday 31 October to Saturday 2 November 2019 inclusively. The Library is planned to re-open Monday 4 November 2019.

On Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November Portland and Wallerawang Libraries will be open 10:00am to 12.30pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The altered times on these days will provide residents with an alternative option.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience. For more information please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

Library Closure during Halloween

Lithgow Library will be closed on Saturday 26 October 2019 for the Halloween event.

Lithgow Library will be closed on Saturday 26 October 2019, while Main Street Lithgow undertakes preparations for Halloween festivities. The Library will re-open on Monday 28 October 2019. Libraries at Portland and Wallerawang will be open from 9am to 12pm.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience. For more information please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

Grandparents Day @ Lithgow Library

Every year we celebrate the contributions of grandparents and other older members of our families and community on Grandparents Day This year we will be holding a special day at the library to celebrate on October 28th.  

‘The ways that grandparents, as well as aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives, contribute to our families are endless. Sometimes it’s good to pause and really appreciate the special relationships we share” says Mayor Ray Thompson. “Grandparents Day at the library will be a chance to bring together the younger and older members of our community, for the grandparents to share some of their stories and skills and for the young ones to share their enthusiasm and energy.”

The Library invites all pre-schoolers, their parents, grandparents, and friends to come along to join in our Storytime session, which includes stories, activities and a special morning tea.

The activity segment of the day will be provided by and supervised by the Lithgow Area Women’s Shed and will give young and old a chance to share skills and make something together. Women’s Shed president Leanne Hopkins said “one of the reasons the women’s shed was set up was to make sure women have the opportunity to gain skills they might not have previously had, in the same way we want to help children to experience the joy of making and to not be afraid of using tools. Many of our members are finding the experience of learning to use tools is a way of connecting with their own grandchildren”.

The day is completely free and will start at 10:30am and will include face painting, a special Grandparent’s Storytime, a wood working activity and a delicious morning tea. For more information and to let us know, for catering, that you are coming please contact the Lithgow Library.

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

Books & Bites – Lightening Talks

To celebrate our first Books & Bites Book Club title, Lithgow Library will be hosting lightening talks just to give the audience a taste of “Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig called Helga”. The community is invited to come and enjoy this delightful tale of the not so perfect tree change.

Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig called Helga is a great story for anybody who has ever dared to pursue their dreams and celebrate the milestones in life’s journey. Lithgow Library has made this title available in multiple formats for your access and enjoyment.

The lightening talks will start at 1:00 pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019, followed by RBdigital training with Malcolm O’Brien, from Wavesound, and light refreshments.

RBdigital is the Library’s  supplier for eBooks, eAudios & eMagazines. RBdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. RB Digital also features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates.

To get started with RBdigital head to the Library website at and follow the links to RBdigital.  You will need to be a member of the Library to access the resources, so if you aren’t currently a member drop into any of the branches at Lithgow, Portland or Wallerawang to join.  Membership is free and is open to all residents of the Lithgow Council area. For more information contact the Lithgow Library on 63529100.