Laneway Art Launch at Lithgow Library

A terrific morning at the Library as we hosted the launch of the Tidy Towns Laneway Project’s latest art installation. Paul Toole MP, Mayor Stephen Lesslie, Deputy Mayor Wayne McAndrew and Clr Cassandra Coleman were among the special guests celebrating the beautiful sculptures by local artist, Tim Johnman. These sculptures can be views along the library wall on Burns Lane.

Thanks go to Sue Graves and Kathleen Compton, and all the members of the Tidy Towns Committee for all their work to bring about this amazing public art project.

Please contact the library for any further information on 6352 9100. Membership at your local library is free for all residents.

 

Women in Wartime Display at Lithgow Library

 

Lithgow Library is proud to host a ‘Women in Wartime’ display, honouring ANZAC Day. Lithgow and District Family History Society have provided the display, which includes informative posters, interesting artefacts, and historic photographs and memorabilia.

Featured local women include Mary Bright, Beatrice Annie Anstead, Rosalie Judith White, Honor May Trowse, and Elsie Trudgett. Everyone is welcome to view the display in the Lithgow Library.

Please contact the library for any further information on 6352 9100. Membership at your local library is free for all residents.

Born This Way – Real Stories of Growing Up Gay. Book Review by Ali.

Born This Way- Real Stories of Growing Up Gay.

Book Review by Ali.

This book is a collection of stories from around the world dating from the 1940’s until today. Based on a blog by the same name it contains photographs and memories of members of the diverse LGBTIQ community. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking.

Born This Way is an easy read and shares the triumph of pride, self love and self acceptance.

As we celebrate IDAHOT-the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, it’s an important time to celebrate the joys and struggles of our brothers and sisters in the Rainbow Community.

This book is part of the Lithgow Library’s Rainbow Collection and is available for loan.

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“Voices from a High Valley” reviewed by Miriam Scott

“Voices from a High Valley” by Alicia Braithwaite, Linda Woods, Mark Lucas, Maryanne Bower, Melody Mandeno, Rosemary Butler and Vaughan Bryers.

Reviewed by Miriam Scott.

This book is the offspring of the “Lithgow Writers’ Group” which has been meeting weekly since March 2015. With a steady membership of seven, the group chooses the week’s topic at random.

This has the twofold advantage of providing external discipline, which encourages writing for an immediate reason and audience, and also allows each member to expand his or her style beyond anything they could achieve alone, by providing cooperation, encouragement and example.

In this offering you will find stories that explore topics as diverse as ‘Tempest’, ‘Blood Moon’, ‘Soap on a Rope’, ‘Tinker’, ‘And then…’, ‘Stardust’, and  ‘Is it safe to tell the truth?’.

Sweet, sour, truth, fiction this work offers something for everyone.

This book is available at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

 

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