Natural Curiosity – Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library

An art exhibition titled Natural Curiosity featuring the artworks of Elaine Butler and Shannon Pennell will be held at Lithgow Library during December.

Elaine Butler is an Irish/Australian visual artist, mural artist, author and illustrator from Wallerawang. For over 25 years, as a mobile arts educator through her company Fun Time Art, she has offered a variety of artistic educational programmes designed to be a unique, inspiring and a creative learning experience for everyone young or old. Through the Natural Curiosity exhibition, Elaine shares some illustrations from her children’s book series “The Curious Adventures of Parker the Dog”.

Emerging Australian Artist and Curtin School of Design and Art graduate (BFA), Shannon has years of experience in most painting and sculptural techniques. Working from her home in country NSW, Shannon’s works often explore interactions with nature, the rural Australian landscape and personal growth. In Natural Curiosity, Shannon shares her “Spring” series.

Natural Curiosity will be held at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre from the 2 to 24 December 2019. For more information on exhibiting at the Lithgow Library contact the library on 6352 9100.

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard

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

Learn over 100 Languages Free at Your Library

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is thrilled to be able to provide its members with access to a free online tool for learning a foreign language.

Transparent Language Online provides library members with access to over 100 languages. It can be accessed from a personal computer or you can learn on the go via an iOS or Android app.  Library members can learn to listen, speak, read and write a new language or for those new to English it provides beginner English for speakers of more than 25 languages.

The program also features Kidspeak – specially designed for kids of all ages to make learning a second language easy by combining animations with over 40 engaging, interactive activities, puzzles and songs, three levels of difficulty plus printable activities and learning exercises.

To access Transparent Language Online follow the links on the library webpage at www.library.lithgow.com.  You will need to be a current member of the library to use this free resource.  For more information on Transparent Language Online contact the library on 63529100.

 

CONTACT:

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

Men’s Health Talk at Lithgow Library for Movember

Lithgow Library will be hosting an information morning on Friday 29 November 2019 to recognize Movember, an important event on the calendar that highlights men’s health and aims to stop men from dying young.

Dr John Dearin will give an informative talk on men’s health, with tips on staying healthy and issues to look out for. Jacque Seliscar from Lithgow’s Hometown Cafe will be talking about issues that men face and Jack from The Toughgrind Barbers will be in attendance to shave our volunteers who have been growing their moustaches and beards during November.

There will also be free information handouts on various aspects of men’s health and morning tea will be provided. No bookings are required for this free event which will be held at 10am on Friday 29 November at Lithgow Library Learning Centre, 157 Main Street Lithgow.  For more information contact the library on 6352 9100.

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard

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

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 www.library.lithgow.com 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.

 

Reading Rocks!

Reading Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How good are you at finding hidden things? From 26 September 2019 these reading rocks will be hidden at spots around town for you to find, when you find one let us know! You are welcome to keep your favourites and hide the others in a new place for someone else to find (maybe send us some hints where to look!).

We invite everyone to paint and hide their own rocks too! Join us at Lithgow Library in the October school holidays when we will be painting rocks to hide for others to find.

HINT: These rocks are hidden somewhere in Lithgow Library, Portland Library, Wang Library and Queen Elizabeth Park.

If you find one comment on this post to let us know, if you hide one write a post telling others where to look on our Facebook page.

Get hunting!

 

 

 

Books & Bites

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Not a traditional reader … that’s ok we have a book club just for you!

Books & Bites will be catering to the needs of traditional readers and the not so traditional readers, through a variety of formats.

Lithgow Library will be hosting a free Book Club information session on this new program.

If you’re interested in joining a book club come along and find out more.

Thursday 12th September 2019 at 12.30 pm further information sessions will be held at Wallerawang Library 18 September 2019 at 1 pm & at Portland Library 19 September 2019 at 2 pm.

For more information contact the Lithgow Library on 63529100