Stop all Domestic Violence Art exhibition at Lithgow Library

The work of Domestic Violence advocate Sue Day Banham will be on display at Lithgow Library from 2 to 31 July 2018.

“With such an array of diverse artists on display there is always something to experience at the Library,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “This artist is dedicated to such a worthy cause, this art exhibition is not to be missed”.

Sue Day Banham is the founder of charity ‘Stop all Domestic Violence’ and is also a published author and illustrator. Her exhibition will include paraphernalia from her charity and artwork from her published children’s books. This eclectic mix will be on display during July in the Lithgow Library during the Library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays. 

For more information on this exhibition or to enquire about exhibiting at the Library phone 63529100.

 

Rusty Metal, Nuts and Bolts Sculpture Exhibition by Lyn Doherty at Lithgow Library

A lifetime passion for antiques, junk and digging old tips for bottles and artifacts has evolved into a creative endeavor for local artist and musician Lyn Doherty. The quirky sculptures that are the result of Lyn’s ideas will be on display at Lithgow Library from 2 to 31 July 2018.

“It is fascinating to see the amazing artistic creations that a few bits of metal, wood and ceramics can become,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “This will be another art exhibition not to be missed”.

Cats and boats are just some of Lyn’s sculptures that will be on display throughout July and can be viewed during the Library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays.  For more information on this exhibition or to enquire about exhibiting at the Library phone 63529100.

Rusty Metal, Nuts and Bolts Sculpture Exhibition by Lyn Doherty at Lithgow Library

A lifetime passion for antiques, junk and digging old tips for bottles and artifacts has evolved into a creative endeavor for local artist and musician Lyn Doherty. The quirky sculptures that are the result of Lyn’s ideas will be on display at Lithgow Library from 2 to 31 July 2018.

“It is fascinating to see the amazing artistic creations that a few bits of metal, wood and ceramics can become,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “This will be another art exhibition not to be missed”.

Cats and boats are just some of Lyn’s sculptures that will be on display throughout July and can be viewed during the Library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays.  For more information on this exhibition or to enquire about exhibiting at the Library phone 63529100.

 

CONTACT:

Stephen Lesslie                                                                                            
Mayor                                                                                                                                  
Tel: 02 6354 9999                                                              
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Terry O’Keefe                                                                                                
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
 Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

 

‘The Long Road From A Broken Heart’ Author Talk by Jeremy Scott at Lithgow Library

An author talk with a difference is coming to Lithgow Library on 4 July 2018 at 11am. ‘The long road from a broken heart’, tells the story of Jeremy Scott as he undertook a bicycle ride from London to New Zealand.

“Jeremy’s story is an inspiring story of strength and courage. This visit is a great opportunity for the community to engage with Jeremy and enjoy what I’m sure will be an inspirational and entertaining presentation,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

Undergoing major open heart surgery as a four-year-old child taught Jeremy that life was precious and something to cherish. He began to see life as a rollercoaster ride, filled with challenges and experiences. Some of those challenges were forced upon him; others were of his own design.

On 5 October 2011, Jeremy began a challenge that was of his own design, a journey that was many years in the planning; a 2 ½ year, 51,916km unsupported bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. As he pedalled his way around the planet he accumulated more than enough kilometers to circumnavigate the earth.

At the conclusion of this phenomenal journey, Jeremy wrote the highly successful book ‘The Long Road From a Broken Heart’ and now dedicates his life to inspiring others. 

Jeremy is a recipient of the Australian Heart Foundation ‘Heart Hero Award’ and an Ambassador for Waterline Challenge.

The author talk will take place at Lithgow Library on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 11am and will be followed by light refreshments.  No bookings are required for this free event.

Stop all Domestic Violence Art exhibition at Lithgow Library

The work of Domestic Violence advocate Sue Day Banham will be on display at Lithgow Library from 2 to 31 July 2018.

“With such an array of diverse artists on display there is always something to experience at the Library,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “This artist is dedicated to such a worthy cause, this art exhibition is not to be missed”.

Sue Day Banham is the founder of charity ‘Stop all Domestic Violence’ and is also a published author and illustrator. Her exhibition will include paraphernalia from her charity and artwork from her published children’s books. This eclectic mix will be on display during July in the Lithgow Library during the Library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays. 

For more information on this exhibition or to enquire about exhibiting at the Library phone 6352 9100.

Don White

My Culture My Story: Brass Beer Methodism and Mining – the British Migrants Who Shaped Lithgow

Don White

 

Record numbers attended the Australian Heritage Festival event at the library on Saturday 19 May 2018. The event began with a superb performance by the Lithgow City Band followed by guest speakers Don White, Vaughan Bryers and Ray Christison. The feedback was excellent with many asking to be notified about future events.

Please contact the library if you would like digital copies of the exhibition items and/or presentation information.

The next library local history event will be during History Week in September 2018.

Biggest Morning Tea

2018 Biggest Morning Tea

Biggest Morning Tea

 

On Thursday 24/5/18, the Lithgow Library Learning Centre hosted the Biggest Morning Tea, in aid of the Cancer Council of NSW.

 

The library was buzzing with an estimated 100 participants, all eager to enjoy a delicious spread provided by the library staff and through a generous donation of baked goods from Bill’s Old Fashion Cakes and Pies.

 

The library Ukulele group provided upbeat entertainment that had the crowd singing and dancing in the aisles!

 

Library staff had also donated a range of “thank you for donating” prizes.

 

The lucky prize winners of these were:

 

Sue Hiscock – Tea set

Bev Fitzpatrick – “coffee break” hamper

Shirley Boundy – crystal vase

Sue Earp – Lonely Planet coffee-table book

 

The event raised $458.50 for the Cancer Council.

 

Library staff would like to send a BIG thank you to everyone who attended and supported this worthy event.

Know your community organisations – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, it spans over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The group will be holding an information display throughout the month of June in the Lithgow Library.

Ahmadi Muslims all over the world are engaged in efforts to distribute millions of ‘Peace’ leaflets to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, host interfaith dialogue and peace symposiums, and present exhibitions of The Holy Qur’an, to present its true and noble message. These campaigns have received worldwide media coverage and demonstrate that Islam advocates peace, loyalty to one’s country of residence and service to humanity.

The display throughout June in the Lithgow Library aims to provide residents with more information on the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the work that they do. As part of the display a model of the Baitul Huda Mosque (House of Guidance) in Sydney will be in the foyer cabinet.

“This is an opportunity for Lithgow residents to become more aware of the Islamic faith and gain an insight into their commitment to bringing peace to the world,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

Information will be on display throughout June in the Lithgow Library and members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be available for questions in the Library after school hours throughout the month.  For more information contact the Lithgow Library on 63529100.

Know your community organisations – Lithgow Boomerang Bags

Lithgow Library is continuing its tradition of providing quality information by highlighting some of the varied organisations in the Lithgow community. Lithgow Boomerang Bags, an organisation with an important environmental message, will be holding a workshop and launch in the Lithgow Library on Friday 8 June 2018.

Lithgow Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level. Dedicated local volunteers get together to make re-useable bags utilising recycled materials as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

Lithgow Boomerang Bags will be holding a launch and community workshop in the Lithgow Library on Friday 8 June 2018 from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along throughout the day and learn more about this worthwhile project. Members of the group will be sewing bags throughout the day and there will be information videos on the project and the effects of plastic pollution.

“There are many organisations in the community who go about their business and find it hard to get the word out into the community about the work they do. This initiative by the Lithgow Library to highlight community organisations is an opportunity for others to discover what is available here.  I urge all community organisations to consider holding an information session at the Library,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

For more information contact the Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

 

CONTACT:

Stephen Lesslie
Mayor                                                                                                                                  
Tel: 02 6354 9999                                                               
Fax: 02 6351 4259

 

Terry O’Keefe                                                                                                
Library Coordinator                                                                                              
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

 

Board Game Group @ Lithgow Library

Boredom busting Board Games are back! Every Monday during term 2 come into Lithgow Library for some old fashioned fun.

Board game group will be running at Lithgow Library every Monday during Term 2, from 4.00-5.00pm. The club is suited to all ages and is a great way to meet new friends and have fun with some classic games. This inclusive club will be run by student volunteers.

“Play is such an important part of a child’s development,” said Kellie Drengenberg, the Library’s Young Adult and Children’s Library Officer “Board games are a great developmental and educational tool, as well as being good fun!”

Lithgow Library has a great range of fun, classic, educational and age appropriate board games. Board games are a great alternative to technology, and a welcome break from study. So come down to the Library on Monday afternoon to enjoy this free program.

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