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 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

book club










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

tech savvy seniors

Become a Tech Savvy Senior at Lithgow Library!

Ttech savvy seniorshe Internet has been around for well over 20 years now but for many older people it is still a mystery. This Tech Savvy session will provide an introduction to the Internet, how to get online and basic web searching, cybersafety and how to manage your costs. Bookings are essential for the class and can be made by contacting Lithgow Library on 6352 9100. 

To get the most out of your class please bring your own device.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

10am – 12pm

Books & Bites Book Club

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be commencing a Bi-monthly book club called “Books & Bites” in October discussing books in both traditional and digital formats through the Library’s RB Digital App.

One of life’s pleasures is taking time out of our busy days and escaping with a great book, some conversation & a delicious seasonal platter. Furthermore, there has never been a better time to join a book club with the advent of digital books available in both eBook & eAudio formats, making access to reading more available to everyone.

If you would like to come together with other likeminded people to discuss specially selected titles then come to our information sessions to find out more about “Books & Bites”.

The first information session will be held at Lithgow Library on 12 September 2019 at 12.30 pm, Wallerawang Library on 18 September 2019 at 1:00 pm & Portland Library on 19 September 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Bookings are preferred and can be made by contacting Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

History Week 2019 Events at the Library

The theme for History Week 2019 is ‘Memory & Landscapes’ and to celebrate, the Library is remembering Lithgow’s landscapes by holding an exhibition of panorama photographs, hosting a guest speaker and a history walk and talk of the CBD.

Guest speaker Mark Langdon, a renowned and published historian will speak on the local panorama photograph collection held at the library and on display during September. He will also speak on the process of panorama photography and the local photographers of the Lithgow area. Join us on Wednesday 4 September at 3:00pm for this free talk and afternoon tea.

Do you remember the terraces in Naomi, Mort and Eskbank Streets? Do you know where the original Town Hall stood? The second event for History Week is a walk and talk of the central business area on Saturday 7 September 2019 also lead by Mark Langdon. The walk and talk will follow the theme of Memory and Landscape and entitled ‘Lithgow’s Missing Landscape’. Join us to remember and learn what was here before and what remains of our historic centre.

The walk starts and finishes at the library, registration is at 11.30am for a 12:00pm start. The walk route includes Naomi Street, Mort Street from the Lithgow to Bridge Street corners, St Patrick’s Church, Waratah Street, Bridge Street, Eastern Main Street and Eskbank Street, finishing at the Library at about 1pm. Please make a booking by ringing the library on 6352 9100.

This event celebrates and increases community awareness of the cultural diversity and rich history and heritage of the Lithgow LGA. 



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

Lithgow Celebrates Wattle Day

Once the wattles start to bloomand spring is nigh, it’s the perfect time to celebrate Wattle Day at Lithgow Library with a special morning tea, entertainment and talks on Monday 2 September from 11.00am.

Wattle has been our National floral emblem since 1988 and Wattle Day has been officially celebrated nationallyon 1 September since 1992. To stimulate interest in, and care for the local natural environment, Lithgow Library with help from Lithgow and District Community Nursery, Lithgow and Oberon Landcare Association, Lithgow Beehive and Lithgow Tidy Townsare once again hosting a community event that is inclusive, educational and entertaining.

Speakers at the morning tea will be Huw Evans – Senior Land Services Officer with Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Carol Proberts who will be talking about wattles, birds, butterflies and the local fauna.There will also be songs and entertainment. For more information on the free Wattle Day event contact the Lithgow Library on 63529100.


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

Seniors Silver Screen event cancellation

Sadly due to circumstances beyond our control this month’s Silver Screen for Seniors scheduled for Thursday 15 August has been cancelled.

Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for more information and to book your spot.