Lithgow Library Temporary Closure

Lithgow Library will be closed on Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 24 September 2020 while urgent internal building repairs are undertaken.

The Library Branch will re-open on Friday 25 September 2020 at 10:00am.

Please take this opportunity to utilise our online services. Library staff will be contactable by phone for assistance.

Council apologises for any inconvenience. For more information please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

 

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

 

Chris Hammer

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Chris Hammer’s new novel, “Trust”.

Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction novelist who has written the international bestsellers Scrublands and Silver. Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years. He reported from more than 30 countries for SBS TV.

Martin Scarsden’s new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it’s shattered by a voicemail: a single scream, abruptly cut off, from his partner Mandalay Blonde. So starts a twisting tale of intrigue and danger in Chris Hammer’s new novel “Trust”.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is being facilitated through Zoom, at will take place online on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
To book for this event and receive your link and passcode click on the Eventbrite link provided below.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/chris-hammer-presents-trust-tickets-119778987175

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”, and presented by Jenn Martin, hosted by the City of Sydney.
Bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the library on 63529100.

CONTACT:

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

Author Talk by Monica McInerney

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Monica McInerney’s new novel, “The Godmothers”.

Monica McInerney is an Australian-born author of 10 best-sellers including; The Trip of a Lifetime, Hello from the Gillespies and The House of Memories. Monica is published internationally and has titles translated into more than 12 languages. Her articles and short stories have appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies in Australia, the UK and Ireland.

Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changed her life. Now Eliza Miller will reassess what it means to be part of a family.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is being facilitated through Zoom, and will take place online on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

Bookings are required for this free event. To book and receive your link and passcode go to the Lithgow Library Events Website https://library.lithgow.com/

‘This event is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”.

For more information contact the library on 63529100.

 

CONTACT:

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

Old Maps – What secrets do they reveal? Where did my family come from? What land did they occupy?

Did you know that there are four names on local maps that include ‘Clwydd’. Where are they on the map?

Your first reaction as a local would be the familiar Vale of Clwydd running from Chifley Road to under Mt York but by looking at old maps you can see that there are four different places on the local area maps that include Clwydd in its place name. Vale of Clwydd we are familiar with today, ‘Clwydd Valley’, the Village of Clwydd and the Parish of Clwydd. Which one is the right one for your research question?

Join us for an online discussion with Brian Fox speaking on ‘Who said old maps are not important? What secrets do they reveal? Researching a local place, city, town, suburb, obscure locality? Also covered will be those family history research questions – where did my family come from? What land did they occupy?

Online History Guest Speaker Event: 11 am on Thursday 10 September 2020 The importance of Maps for Historical Research.

Bookings: via Eventbrite on the library webpage. This is a History Week [Online] 2020 event – History: What is it good for?

 

Parish of Clwydd 1897 - Detail showing Browns Swamp

Parish of Clwydd 1897 – Detail showing Browns Swamp

Parish of Lett 1897 - Detail showing Vale of Clwydd and Village of Clwydd

Parish of Lett 1897 – Detail showing Vale of Clwydd and Village of Clwydd

Parish Lett 1890 detail Bowens Hollow Bowenfels Clwydd circled

Parish Lett 1890 detail Bowens Hollow Bowenfels Clwydd circled

 

Parish of Clwydd 1897, Parish of Lett 1890, 1897 – Lands Registry Cancelled Maps https://hlrv.nswlrs.com.au/

 

 

 

The mystery woman by Belinda Alexandra

In a small town, everyone is watching …

Secrets, scandal and betrayal in 1950s small town Australia: the stunning new novel from bestseller Belinda Alexandra.

She had thought Shipwreck Bay was simply a remote town where people were bored senseless with their little lives. Now she saw its virtuous facade hid something darker, more sinister.

Rebecca Wood takes the role as postmistress in a sleepy seaside town, desperate for anonymity after a scandal in Sydney. But she is confronted almost at once by a disturbing discovery – her predecessor committed suicide.

To add to her worries, her hopes for a quiet life are soon threatened by the attentions of the dashing local doctor, the unsettling presence of a violent whaling captain and a corrupt shire secretary, as well as the watchful eyes of the town’s gossips. Yet in spite of herself she is drawn to the enigmatic resident of the house on the clifftop, rumoured to have been a Nazi spy.

Against the backdrop of the turbulent sea, Rebecca is soon caught up in the dangerous mysteries that lie behind Shipwreck Bay’s respectable net curtains.

Available soon at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre and Portland and Wallerawang branch libraries.

Reserve a copy today….you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

History: What is it Good for?

To explore the question of “History: What is it good for?” Lithgow  Library is hosting an online guest speaker event during History Week  from 5 – 13 September 2020 on the importance of historic maps. A series of posters developed by the Council’s Strategic Planning will also be on display at the Library.

The posters highlight how critical the history of our community is to our local identity, our inclusive community and our economic wellbeing. They will be on display in the front window of the library and available online on the Library’s webpage https://library.lithgow.com/

This year’s special guest is Brian Fox, well known as one of the ‘Bushexplorers’ involved in the exploration, research and publication of an extensive series of bush walking guides that include well researched history of the areas covered.

A retired cartographer, Brian will talk to us about the importance of historic maps, help us to understand what maps are ‘out there’ and how to interpret and get the best out of them in the way of historical information. This will be an interactive online event discussing questions such as ‘Who said old maps are not important? What secrets do they reveal? Researching a local place, city, town, suburb, obscure locality? Also covered will be those family history research questions – where did my family come from? What land did they occupy?

Please join us online for this Zoom Event at 11:00am on Thursday 10 September, 2020. To book this event and receive your link and passcode go to the Lithgow Library Website Events Online Author Talk.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/history-what-is-it-good-for-registration-119033702007

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

History Week is the annual, state-wide celebration of history organised by the History Council of New South Wales.