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.

Author Talk by Craig Reucassel

 

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Craig Reucassel to discuss “Fight for Planet A”.

Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer, comedian and broadcaster who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste. Craig and a group of friends founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs, as well as Craig’s work in TV he has also worked on Triple J radio.

Most Australian’s accept that climate change is real, however many don’t know what to do about it. Craig Reucassel shows that it isn’t as scary as we think, and we can make a difference to help protect the world for the future generations.

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 Monday 16 November 2020 at 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/craig-reucassell-presents-fight-for-planet-a-tickets-125405847265

 

This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries.

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

Author Talk by Lauren Chater

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk, presenting Lauren Chater’s Gulliver’s Wife, facilitated by Meg Kenneally, author of The Wreck.

Lauren Chater is the author of the bestselling historical novel The Lace Weaver and the baking compendium Well Read Cookies: Beautiful biscuits inspired by great literature. She is currently working on her third novel The Winter Dress, inspired by a real 17th century gown found off the Dutch coast in 2014.

Gulliver’s Wife; One woman’s journey to the edge of love and loyalty, is set in London 1702. When Mary Burton Gulliver is informed that her husband is lost at sea, Mary is forced to rebuild her life without him as a midwife and herbalist. Then he is returned, fevered and communicating only in riddles. Now her world is turned upside down.

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 Thursday 12 November 2020 at 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/lauren-chater-presents-gullivers-wife-tickets-123125921947

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”, Lauren Chater will be in conversation with Meg Kenneally.

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

Author Talk by Garth Nix

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Garth Nix’s new novel, “The Left-handed Booksellers of London”.

Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, book editor, book publicist and has undertaken many other interesting professions.  Garth Nix has sold more than five millions copies of his books worldwide, and titles have appeared on bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today.

The Left-handed Booksellers of London  is a new fantasy adventure set in 1980’s London and follows one girl’s quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical old world when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world.

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 Tuesday 3 November 2020 between 6.30 pm and 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/garth-nix-presents-the-left-handed-booksellers-of-london-tickets-121319625265

‘This event is in collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”, and presented by Yasmin Greenhalgh, from Stanton Library.

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

 

Online Author Talks Coming Soon…

Lithgow Library Learning Centre in collaboration with NSW Public Libraries will be delivering an impressive line-up of popular author talks in an online format.

Chris Hammer’s crime series has captured the interest of many readers. If you want to get on board before we go live in conversation with Chris on the 14th October 2020, these titles are available; Scrublands, Silver and you can reserve a copy of “Trust”, today.

Coming soon for fantasy readers we will be in conversation with Garth Nix, as he discusses “The Left-handed Booksellers of London”. Lauren Chater, will also discuss, “Gulliver’s Wife” and Mary Li will be available to tell the other side of the story to “Mao’s Last Dancer.”

For more information, check the Lithgow Library webpage and Facebook page.

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

 

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