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/

 

 

 

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. 

Author Talk by Belinda Alexandra

 

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Belinda Alexandra’s new novel Mystery Women.

Belinda Alexandra has published eight best-selling historical romances to international critical acclaim. Join her as she discusses her new novel “The Mystery Woman”.

Set in 1950’s Australia, The Mystery Woman explores the scandal, secrets and betrayal that simmer below the virtuous facade of Shipwreck Bay. Expect the unexpected as Belinda takes her novel in a new direction.

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 9 September 2020 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

To book for this event and receive your link and passcode go to the Lithgow Library Website http://library.lithgow.com/events/online-author-talk-belinda-alexandra/

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”.

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

 

Library Services

Lithgow, Portland & Wallerawang Libraries have increased visitation & duration of the visits and services available in line with NSW Health guidelines.

Lithgow Library has slightly increased visitation to 20 persons at any one time to enjoy 1 hour of access to PCs or to simply browse the collection and enjoy selecting from our many new titles. Our JP Service will be available by appointment on Tuesday’s within library opening hours.

Portland & Wallerawang Libraries visitation is 10 persons at any one time and 1 hour of access to PCs or browse the collection and enjoy the new titles available.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are asking for your support to fully comply with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who visits our library service by:

  • using the hand sanitiser available at the library entrance
  • entering and exiting the library with respect for others
  • maintaining a 1.5 meter distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the aisles
  • minimizing risk by visiting the library by yourself
  • planning ahead eg searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you are not feeling well.

 

Lithgow, Wallerawang & Portland libraries will continue to be closed on Saturday mornings until further Covid 19 relaxations are announced. 

Our library team is available for assistance and to meet your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

 

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

Looking to Retrain, Upskill, or Learn Something New? Ask About Lynda.com at Your Local Library!

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is excited to be able to provide its members with free access to lynda.com – our new online learning platform that provides our community with the flexibility of an online learning environment.

Lynda.com is an online educational platform offering video courses from industry experts on topics including web design, software development, photography, business skills, project management, 3D and animation, graphic design, music and video editing and more.

Lithgow City Council Library members have free and unlimited access to the entire Lynda.com library. Sign in at home or at one of our libraries with your library card number and pin for instant access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.

To access lynda.com follow the links on the library webpage at www.library.lithgow.com and discover our e-Library.

You will need to be a current member of the library to use this free resource.  For more information on lynda.com contact the library on 63529100.

 

Library Opening Hours Extended

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that in line with the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions, the opening hours of Portland and Wallerawang Branch Libraries will be increased from Tuesday 23 June 2020.

From Tuesday 23 June 2020 Portland and Wallerawang branch libraries will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm and each Friday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

The branch libraries will not be open on Saturday mornings until further Covid 19 relaxations are announced. 

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are asking for your support to fully comply with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who visits our library service by:

  • using the hand sanitiser available at the library entrance
  • entering and exiting the library with respect for others
  • maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the aisles
  • minimising risk by visiting the library by yourself
  • planning ahead eg searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you are not feeling well.
  • recording your details at the entry point

Our library team is available for assistance and to meet your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

 

 

Library Services Update

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is pleased to announce the partial re-opening of its services from Monday 1 June in line with the NSW Government’s relaxation of social gathering regulations.

Lithgow Library will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 – 5:00pm Monday to Friday with restricted services available in relation to:

  • Lending services.
  • PC usage – time limits apply
  • Copy services – no cash or change will be available
  • Local Studies services and children’s literacy programs will not be available
  • Toilets will be closed

The number of people allowed entry at any one time will be restricted.

Portland & Wallerawang Libraries will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with similar restrictions in place.

All libraries will be closed each Saturday.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are asking for your support to fully comply with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who visits our library service by:

  • using the hand sanitizer available at the library entrance
  • entering and exiting the library with respect for others
  • maintaining a 1.5 meter distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the shelves
  • minimizing risk by visiting the library by yourself wherever possible
  • planning ahead and searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you don’t feel well at home
  • recording your details at the entry point

Lithgow City Council hopes that the range of services available at the library will increase as NSW Government restrictions ease.

Our library team is available for assistance and to meet your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100