Time to get your holiday reading sorted

With only a month to the Christmas and the New Year break Lithgow Library Learning Centre is reminding everyone to start planning their holiday reading needs now.

We often leave things until the last minute and the holiday break will be upon us before we know it. Lithgow Library has extended borrowing dates across all library branches, so that any items borrowed from the 30 November 2020 will be due after 11 January 2021. Which means you can get in early and tick that task off your to do list.

New material is arriving all the time, pop into any of the library branches or reserve your items online to click and collect later.  For more information on the current library hours or help with click and collect, go to the library website at library.lithgow.com or by phoning 63529100.

Author Talk by Mary Li

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Mary Li to discuss her memoir, “Mary’s Story”.

Join us for the highly anticipated memoir of the Australian ballerina Mary Li and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin’s bestselling memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer.

Mary Li (nee McKendry) is an international ballet star. Mary became a household name when her husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer, however the book only told half the story. At the height of an international career Mary seemingly disappeared from view. Now after almost twenty years we will discover a remarkable tale.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is presented in conversation with Therese Scott. The event is facilitated through Zoom, and will take place online on Thursday 10 December 2020 at 6.30pm.

To book for this event and receive your link and passcode click on the Eventbrite link provided below.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mary-li-presents-tickets-123285001759

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries’, presented by Mosman Library.

Bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the library on 63529100.

Author Talk by General Sir Peter Cosgrove

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting General Sir Peter Cosgrove to discuss his memoir, “You Shouldn’t Have Joined…”

General Sir Peter Cosgrove is one of Australia’s most significant public figures and this November he will discuss his extraordinarily full and eventful life with our community.

Cosgrove was there as two Prime Ministers were removed by their own party. He was there through disasters both natural and man-made, such as the destruction of MH17. He was there for world leaders, and for ordinary Australians. This book is the story of his life and experiences, written with intelligence, forthrightness, compassion, and a brilliant eye for a telling anecdote.

You Shouldn’t Have Joined… (an expression much used during his days as a solider) is the story of Cosgrove’s life. It is also the story of those who have shared it with him.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is presented in conversation with Richard Glover, author of “Love, Clancy; Dog’s Letters Home”, and introduce by Christine Brennan. The event is facilitated through Zoom, at will take place online on Monday 30 November 2020 at 7pm.

To book for this event and receive your link and passcode click on the Eventbrite link provided below.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sir-peter-cosgrove-in-conversation-tickets-122642489989

This event is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries and presented by Randwick City Library.

Bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the library on 6352 9100.

Book Club Titles Now Available Online

Lithgow Library Learning Center, through the digital platform RBdigital, now provides book club titles for simultaneous download meaning you can have that title anytime, anywhere.

If you are a member of a book club, why not try our eBooks for your next read. Some of the titles available are; “Leaving Time”, by Jodi Picoult, “Red Lead”, by Roland Perry, “Bush School”, by Peter O’Brien and “The Last Lighthouse Keeper”, by John Cooks just to mention a few.

To access our digital platform you will need a library card and you can join online through our online catalogue https://lithgow.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME or come in and see the friendly team and we will get you started.